Downtown Detroit, MI

Detroit
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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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Hollywood Casino at Greektown
Hollywood Casino at Greektown
4 out of 5
1200 Saint Antoine St, Detroit, MI, 48226
The price is $128 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$128
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Loved this hotel- Great location to Ford Field"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Hollywood Casino at Greektown
The Siren Hotel
The Siren Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1509 Broadway St., Detroit, MI, 48226
The price is $179 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$179
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 4 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
Great, Cozy Stay
"Loved The Siren! The front desk/lobby staff was great, friendly and helpful. The Candy Room was a fun place to hang out and get a cocktail. My room was a bit on the small side, but as a solo traveler it was fine, no way to accommodate two people though. I would stay here again by myself, but not ..."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

The Siren Hotel
Atheneum Suite Hotel
Atheneum Suite Hotel
4 out of 5
1000 Brush Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48226
The price is $169 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$169
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,014 reviews)
"Great location and the services are great"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Atheneum Suite Hotel
Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48226
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $169 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$169
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,002 reviews)
"In town for Bills v Browns. Hotel was walking distance to Ford Field. Lots of fans from both teams stayed there. Staff was friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
MGM Grand Detroit
MGM Grand Detroit
4.5 out of 5
1777 3rd Street, Detroit, MI, 48226
The price is $152 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
$152
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free parking, 9 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
Fantastic anniversary stay
"We had an amazing stay for our anniversary. The hotel and room were exceptionally clean. The hotel smells clean and does not have that typical smell of hotels where it seems like chemicals and cleaning products to overpower any stench. The service was remarkable. The room was very comfortable, the ..."

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

MGM Grand Detroit
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
3 out of 5
351 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI, 48226
The price is $169 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$169
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
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