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“Interesting old time hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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The Atheneum
Ranked #13 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
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“Interesting old time hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is an interesting hotel, somewhere between the modern Marriott and the grand old dame hotel....lobby highly impressive, rooms/suites huge and on multi levels, however, the TV from the room next door was very audible very late at night, and the hotel obliged immediately and allowed me to move to a different and much quieter suite. It was quite grand and very spacious, I would certainly stay here again. The decor was a little "men's club" style in the suites, rather dark, leather, dark woods.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I stayed at the Atheneum one night and found the level of amenities superb. The price was very reasonable and I felt like I was staying in a Marriott for a Courtyard price. I would stay there again without hesitation!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

A great romantic escape. The King suites have large jacuzzi tubs and there are many nice restaurants within walking distance. There are also major venues within walking distance including The Fox, Ford Field, Comerica Park , the Opera House and the Gem Theater. The hotel is clean and the staff is pleasant. If you take a minute and join the I Prefer program on line you get a couple additional perks such as free parking, free breakfast coupons and a free cocktail in the bar.

A great place to get away and recharge your battery at an affordable price in a great area.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Port Huron, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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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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:
#6 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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