Downtown Detroit, MI

Detroit

Detroit is known for its architecture, industrialization and the arts. As creative entrepreneurs reclaim downtown, a new urban culture is rising next to the old.

While Detroit may have suffered a fall, when in 2013 its council filed for bankruptcy, the city is quick to be back on its feet. The revitalization of Downtown Detroit is where you can see the city rapidly transforming. Fashion and art are revived, historic buildings are being restored, and green spaces, restaurants, cafés and new urban areas are being created.

Detroit became one of the world’s wealthiest cities after the post-World War I auto industry boom. There is no better way to see this than in a walking, cycling or personalized guided tour of the city. See stunning art deco buildings including the Guardian Building, the Detroit Opera House and the Detroit Public Library. Admire the Fisher Building, a 441-foot (134-meter) tall building known as the Eiffel Tower of Detroit because of its stunning art deco architectural designs.

Art and history enthusiasts will find enough museums to fill several days’ worth of exploring. Admire old cars and model trains in the Detroit Historical Museum. At the Motown Museum, see where The Supremes and other famous Motown artists recorded their music. Visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to see memorabilia, films and photographs celebrating the African-American legacy of freedom and justice. Watch an IMAX movie or learn about space at the Michigan Science Center. Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts to see Vincent van Gogh’s important painting, Self Portrait, and Mexican artist Diego Rivera's most successful work, Detroit Industry, among others.

Dance the night away or see a live band in bars and nightclubs throughout the district. Have a cocktail and listen to some jazz at Cliff Bell’s, one of the oldest jazz clubs in Detroit.

Explore downtown’s river walks and gardens. See outdoor entertainment at Campus Martius Park or cross the MacArthur Bridge to enjoy natural parklands on Belle Island in the Detroit River.

While Detroit is best seen with a car, you can rent a bike or taxi or use the Detroit People Mover, an automated transit system. The Detroit Metro Airport is a 30-minute drive southwest of downtown.


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Atheneum Suite Hotel
Atheneum Suite Hotel
4 out of 5
1000 Brush Avenue, Detroit, MI
The price is $144 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Located in Greektown Historic District, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greektown Casino, Ford Field, and Campus Martius Park. GM Renaissance ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,033 reviews)
"The staff is wonderful here - very friendly and helpful. The rooms are a bit outdated and even though all of the lamps worked, the shades on almost all of them were broken. There was also a thermos under the couch in our room from previous guests. I left it there - didn't want to touch it. I'm not ..."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Atheneum Suite Hotel
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
3.5 out of 5
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI
The price is $224 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Downtown Detroit, this hotel is steps from Detroit Riverwalk and GM Renaissance Center. Cobo Center and Ford Field are also within 1 mi (2 km). Millender ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (966 reviews)
"Very clean."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $149 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Located in Downtown Detroit, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cobo Center, Campus Martius Park, and GM Renaissance Center. Greektown Casino and Detroit ...
3.7/5 Good! (940 reviews)
"The staff was wonderful! Very polite and great customer service."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
The Siren Hotel
The Siren Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1509 Broadway St., Detroit, MI
The price is $179 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
Located in Downtown Detroit, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Detroit Opera House, Comerica Park, and Fillmore Detroit. Fox Theatre and Ford Field are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"The hotel is sooooo unique in its mood"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

The Siren Hotel
MGM Grand Detroit
MGM Grand Detroit
4.5 out of 5
1777 3rd Street, Detroit, MI
Fully refundable
The price is $209 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Located in Downtown Detroit, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fillmore Detroit, Detroit Opera House, and Fox Theatre. Campus Martius Park and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (959 reviews)
"The room was spacious and quiet- loved the shower. View of Detroit at night from the 15th floor was great. Staff was helpful and professional. Additional food options needed at night. Even the Bar stopped serving food by 11 pm. It seemed strange for Hotel with a Casino that stays open 24/7. Valet ..."

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

MGM Grand Detroit
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
3 out of 5
351 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI
The price is $161 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Downtown Detroit, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Ford Field, and Greektown Casino. Comerica Park ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (946 reviews)
"Incredible customer service and rooms were very clean!"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
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