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The Atheneum
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
Port Huron, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good time”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is the ceond time we have stayed at the Atheneum in Detroit for a little getaway. The jacuzzi rooms are large and updated. We were given some nice upgrades because we signed up for their "I prefer" program...free parking, one free drink, two breakfast vouchures. It is in beautiful Greektown and we were within a few minutes of the casino. A nice getaway!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We travelled from London, Ontario to Detroit to see a show at the Masonic Temple. We were unfamiliar with the area and unsure on where to stay for the night. We booked at the Atheneum Hotel based on the fact that the hotel was close to the venue and the price for our one night stay was reasonable and we're glad that we did! The hotel room was huge, the hotel was clean and the staff were great. The hotel is situation within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and night clubs as well as the Greektown Casino, which is worth checking out. We had a great time and we would stay at this hotel again especially considering the price compared to other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Michigan
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Just home from a great weekend in Detroit. The Atheneum Suites hotel was amazing. Beautiful hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our suite was on the 2nd floor and was very spacious and clean. I had brought a small travel fan with me (as I always do when traveling), especially this trip after reading reviews about the noise. We didn't find noise to be an issue. It's downtown Detroit - the noises we heard seemed normal for being in the heart of a city, and not a problem for us. (You could hear an occasional voice, people/traffic on the street, and the People Mover coming & going.) With my fan on low I slept great.

We signed up for the I Prefer program, which gives you free valet parking (awesome).

Honestly what made our experience at The Atheneum was the shuttle driver, Tony! We made use of the free hotel shuttle, which takes you wherever downtown Detroit, within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. Tony was friendly, funny, and will always make me remember this weekend in Detroit with a smile. He's a great person. LOVED his stories while driving through downtown Detroit to & from our show at The Masonic. We'd been instructed to call the hotel when the show was over, and they'd page Tony to come pick us up. When the show was over we walked outside to call the hotel for our ride, and instead saw Tony sitting out front in the shuttle already waiting, hanging out the driver's side window smiling and waving us over. :)

We ate at Fishbone's, which is attached to the hotel. Awesome Gumbo Ya Ya & Shrimp Po Boy; hubby said his burger was great & onion rings good. Service was good.

Had a great time overall & we'll be back to The Atheneum.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Spent a wonderful weekend in Greektown. The hotel is beautiful and we had excellent service, even on a busy weekend.

It's close to the casino which is great in inclimate weather (which we were in). But the room itself is very nice and spacious. Short trip from Cleveland and it was nice getaway weekend.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

I stayed Friday and Saturday night. While the location and rooms were great, our non-smoking room smelled very strongly of smoke. Also, the walls were very thin and I was woken up by people in the rooms next to us both nights. You could even hear a person cough. I was on the 5th floor and you could also hear the traffic and people mover outside as well.

Valet parking is the only choice and Fishbones their restaurant is good. The front desk did take off the cost of the parking ($40) for compensation for my trouble sleeping.

  • Stayed September 2012
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new jersey
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84 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is place is masquerading as a luxury hotel. It has a large lobby with large murals, shiny surfaces, marble bathrooms, etc. Yet, nothing is really well made or well designed. In our room (granted very large), the remotes needed batteries, the upholstery on the sofa was some kind of plasticized fabric that made noise whenever you shifted your weight, the floor tiles and counters in the bathroom were Cracked and had multiple repairs. The breakfast was an absolute joke. There were four boxes of cereal and some cellophane wrapped muffins.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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52 reviews
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

This was our first time at the Atheneum. We could not have asked for better accommodations and service, but if you're planning on getting much sleep, you may be disappointed. Our room was on the 5th floor and the amount of noise coming from outside was horrible.All sorts of street noise, yelling, cars honking, etc. The windows must have been poorly insulated or something because it sounded like people were right outside our window. It finally got quiet after about 2:30am. We loved everything about the hotel but were VERY disappointed about all the noise and the lack of sleep.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Atheneum
Address: 1000 Brush St, Greektown, Detroit, MI 48226-2906
Location: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Detroit
#7 Family Hotel in Detroit
#10 Romantic Hotel in Detroit
#11 Business Hotel in Detroit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Atheneum 4*
Number of rooms: 174
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