I've always had good luck using Hotwire to book a room in Utica because the hotels are basically all in "Hotel Circle" at Hall Rd and Van Dyke freeway. The hotels are all new and no matter which one I get, it's been very nice.
Until Staybridge Suites. It's hidden behind Dave and Busters and according to the desk person, was built in 2000. It hasn't aged well. it's one of those places that tries to look expensive but doesn'r really execute. The carpets are stained and the elevators are dirty. Pets are allowed, which I don't mind, but I don't think the hotel does the extra cleaning that is necessary. Room seemed nice at first glance but on closer inspection, lots of things weren't right. Walls are thin. The bathroom door wouldn't close without using a shoulder. The towel rack was coming out of the wall. No knobs on the air conditioner! Bees and other things skimmed out of the pool were dumped on the patio. Being an extended stay facility, housekeeping services are difficult to come by on the weekends as well. I won't be taking any chances with Hotwire in Utica any more.
On the plus side, the breakfast is better than most places and the pool itself was nice. Extras like a mini-kitchen with a full fridge and a DVD player were also nice, although we didn't use them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Staybridge Suites hotel is located in Utica, a suburb in Northern Macomb County about thirty minutes from downtown Detroit.We offer a choice of three spacious suite accommodations, excellent for extended stays: studio, one bedroom and two bedroom/two bath suites. All suites feature fully appointed kitchens, including microwaves, coffee makers, dishwashers and full-size refrigerators with ice makers.We offer a deluxe complimentary breakfast buffet featuring Wolfgang Puck Coffees, freshly-made golden malted waffles, hot oatmeal or choose our 'On the Go' breakfast, a Continental breakfast bagged to go as early as 5:30 AM. We also offer a complimentary Sundowner Reception that includes a meal and beverages Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, whirlpool and barbecue pavilion seasonally. Our on-site convenience store, complimentary laundry facilities, business center and fitness center are all open 24-hours a day.Our suites have separate living and work areas complete with free high-speed Internet access, two-line speakerphones with data ports, direct dial telephone numbers and personalized voice mail. We also offer free local calls, video cassette players and in-room movie rental. An ATM machine is also available.We invite you to come 'Make It Your Place!' ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Staybridge Suites Detroit-Utica Hotel Utica
- Staybridge Suites Utica