Detroit Hotels and Accommodation
(Detroit, Michigan - MI, USA)
A busy city favoured by businessmen during the week and by tourists at the weekend, Detroit enjoys a very established accommodation scene, with competitively priced lodging. Many visitors choose to stay at the Detroit Marriott Hotel, since it resides within the tallest tower of the Renaissance Center complex and therefore comes with exceptional city and river views.
The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
is situated some 18 miles / 29 km to the southwest of downtown and is conveniently close to a selection of accommodation options. These include the Westin Metro Hotel on Worldgateway Place, the La Quinta Inn in nearby Romulus, and the Econo Lodge in the neighboring city of Dearborn.
Where to Stay
Budget accommodation in this part of Michigan doesn't come much more affordable than the plentiful motels and cheap two- and three-star hotels spread around the city. These are particularly concentrated along Center Street, East Jefferson Avenue, Grand River Avenue and Telegraph Road.
If you have flown into the Detroit Airport and are looking for a motel or a fairly standard hotel, then simply follow the signposts directing you towards Merriman Road and then simply choose the most appealing from the dozen or so available here. If you prefer to save the pennies by camping, then consider pitching your tent in the nearby Pontiac Lake Recreational Area in Waterford, some 35 miles / 56 km to the northwest.
Mid-range accommodation in Detroit is centered around the Renaissance Center Drive, the Southfield Service and the River Place, amongst other streets. In particular, look out for the DoubleTree Guest Suites on the Lafayette Boulevard, the Holiday Inn Express on the Washington Boulevard, the Hilton Garden Inn on Gratiot Avenue, and the Riverside Hotel, which stands alongside the Joe Louis Arena and the Cobo Convention Center.
Considerably more upmarket and pricey is the five-star MGM Grand Detroit Hotel on South 3rd Street, which stands in the very heart of the downtown district and boasts its very own casino, with more than 4,000 slot and video poker machines. Standing on the Grand River Avenue and really very comparable is the luxury accommodation available at the MotorCity Hotel, while the four-star Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Hotel on Washington Boulevard provides premier lodging at affordable prices, and has recently enjoyed a $180 million upgrade.