I stayed at the Atheneum for a Friday and Saturday night in July 2010. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
I stayed in a deluxe suite. I won the room on Skyauction.com for $270 for two nights, taxes included. The room was HUGE! A seating area with a large screen TV, and bathroom, and then the sleeping area with another large screen TV. I didn't watch much TV, but if you like to watch two programs at once, this would be the hotel for you! The furniture was kind of "funky", but comfortable. Free Wi Fi in the room. maid service was very prompt. I was never bothered by outside noise or noise from other rooms.
I guess there is a MIchigan law which says you cannot bring alcohol into the hotel if the hotel has a liquor license. I read some earlier reviews about not being able to bring alcohol into the hotel. I think as long as you weren't trying to bring two cases of beer through the lobby this wouldn't be a problem. I was able to bring my own bottle and mixer in with no problems.
There was a "Peoplemover" stop right next to the hotel. The hotel also offered a shuttle service which I didn't use.
Being right in the heart of Greektown there were all kinds of restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. Greektown is a pretty lively place on Friday and Saturday nights. The Greektown Casino was across the street. I was going to do a little gambling, but with a $15 minimum bid on the tables, I decided to save my money. ;-) I walked to the transit center and took the tunnel bus to Windsor, Ontario for a few hours on Friday night. The hotel was also within walking distance of ComericA Park to watch a Tigers game, which I did on Saturday afternoon.
Overall, I enjoyed my stay here. If you could get the room for about what I paid, I think it would be a good value, as the rack rate was about $200 a night + taxes.
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- Also Known As:
- The Atheneum Hotel Detroit
- Atheneum Hotel Detroit
- Atheneum Detroit
- Atheneum Suite Hotel