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Ken
06-12-2006, 06:55 PM
I am taking my family to Comerica Park for a night game/day game combo against the Sox in July (it's a lot easier to get decent seats in Detroit).

Has anyone ever stayed in a hotel near the park?

I know it's not Vegas, but I am trying to decide if it is worth the risk to stay overnight in the city. The hotel I booked is decent and within a half-mile of Comerica. I can avoid the parking and driving in and out from the suburbs for both games.

Anyone been there and stayed near Comerica?

komando
06-12-2006, 07:13 PM
I stay downtown alot.

good.

Ponchartrain
Best western
Marriot Ren Cen

Bad

ramada
holiday inn express
shorecrest

JohnBasedowYoda
06-12-2006, 07:30 PM
I stayed at the Allerton, pretty good.


edit for some reason I thought this was all about a hotel in Chicago. I think it's gotten to that point where I just write whatever I want.

cheeses_h_rice
06-12-2006, 07:33 PM
I stayed at the Allerton, pretty good.

Lots of bizzos, I hear. :cool:

cubhater
06-12-2006, 07:43 PM
My bud and I stayed at the HI Express a couple years ago and it wasn't bad except we had to pay for parking in the lot across the street which made us kinda uncomfortable seeing the local derelects hanging around downtown. They have a free continental breakfast but we wanted a real meal and couldn't find an open greasy spoon nearby (it was the weekend though) so we had to drive about a mile west of Comerica until we found a place that served breakfast.

We went there last year for the AL Central clincher and there was a lot of highway construction going on heading to/from downtown. I don't know if it's still there but that's something to consider if change your mind and stay in the burbs.

WLL1855
06-12-2006, 07:54 PM
It has been a while, but we stayed downtown the last year Tiger Stadium was open. I can't remember the place, but it was in a pretty old building and had a goth club in the basement. I didn't think that it was that bad, but when we bought gas in Ann Arbor going into the city the station attendant looked at us like we were crazy when we told him we were staying downtown.

Take it for what it is worth. I had a great time.

Chips
06-12-2006, 07:57 PM
Ponchartrain


Ponchartrain kicks ass. I've stayed there twice to go to the Hawks-Dead Wings games. I loved that hotel.

whitesoxwilkes
06-12-2006, 07:58 PM
Check out the Inn On Ferry Street (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g42139-d242702-Reviews-Inn_on_Ferry_Street-Detroit_Michigan.html). Nice cheap bed and breakfast we've stayed at a couple times.

Parrothead
06-12-2006, 09:14 PM
I am taking my family to Comerica Park for a night game/day game combo against the Sox in July (it's a lot easier to get decent seats in Detroit).

Has anyone ever stayed in a hotel near the park?

I know it's not Vegas, but I am trying to decide if it is worth the risk to stay overnight in the city. The hotel I booked is decent and within a half-mile of Comerica. I can avoid the parking and driving in and out from the suburbs for both games.

Anyone been there and stayed near Comerica?

Stayed in Windsor......that is the way to go....

doogiec
06-12-2006, 10:15 PM
Avoid the Ramada downtown at all costs.

I almost ended up divorced after booking myself and my wife there several years ago, because it was "close to Tiger Stadium".

If you have a choice between the Ramada and sleeping on the street, pick the street. Its cleaner, safer and quieter.

I now stay in the burbs when visiting Detroit, but I hear the Ponchartrain is fine.

This place had a Goth club in it also, so I'm assuming it was the same hotel WLL stayed in.

Chips
06-12-2006, 10:18 PM
Stayed in Windsor......that is the way to go....

Pontchartrain is a great hotel. Fairly close to the park. And there is a bar across the street that is pretty nice.

Brian26
06-12-2006, 10:33 PM
Last Fall I stayed at the Hotel St. Regis. It's downtown, but about a 10-minute taxi ride from Comerica. It's right next to the Fisher Building and the revitalized City Center, so there are some food and shopping options. It's also the #1 rated hotel (3 stars) by Hotels.com. It's a clean, quiet, and safe hotel, and I highly recommend it. However, I wouldn't venture more than a couple blocks away from this place (same goes for Comerica).

TornLabrum
06-12-2006, 10:36 PM
We stayed in Dearborn. It wasn't a bad trip downtown from there. There's a very nice Hyatt there. (Of course the Sox stay at the Ritz Carlton.)

Brian26
06-12-2006, 10:42 PM
By the way, Hockeytown is the most overrated dump I've ever been to in my life. I actually walked out of the place and went across the street and ate at the Johnny Rocket's.

JohnBasedowYoda
06-12-2006, 11:03 PM
I had a budy who's family stayed in one of the suburbs. Good times. give the coney island dogs a shot. No vienna beef but the chili is top notch.

Harry Potter
06-12-2006, 11:06 PM
I stayed at the Hilton Windsor across the border. Great hotel at a very reasonable price.

SouthSide_HitMen
06-12-2006, 11:59 PM
By the way, Hockeytown is the most overrated dump I've ever been to in my life. I actually walked out of the place and went across the street and ate at the Johnny Rocket's.

I did the same a few years back (walk in and out of Hockeytown & ate at Johnny Rockets) in between games of a day night doubleheader featuring the White Sox. I've always stayed in Windsor and played in their casinos / drank in their bars. If you are renting a car / driving there that is what I would do. A Cab will cost you around $40 - $50 to make the trip over the bridge. :(:

I've stayed at the Hilton, Casino Windsor and Ramada would stay again at all three (though the Ramada was only OK I'd pick the other two if available and would pay up to $20 more / night to do so).
Windsor, Canada YES!!! :gulp:

kraut83
06-13-2006, 08:20 AM
A Cab will cost you around $40 - $50 to make the trip over the bridge.:(:

I'm pretty certain there are busses that runs from Windsor to the D just for Tiger games & they are less than $5 round trip. If not, there is a Marriott Courtyard right near the Renaissance Center that is very nice, and won't cost as much as the Marriott in the RenCen.

And yes, Hockeytown sucks. Go to the Detroit Beer Co, it's about a block from Comerica, and go to the Breakfast House & Grill in the AM.

ILuvThatDuck
06-13-2006, 09:35 AM
Atheneum Hotel in downtown Detroit. GREAT place, though a little pricey. Most visiting MLB teams stay here. In the heart of Greektown, across the street from Greektown Casino, great bar/restaurant in the lobby.

na_na_na_na
06-13-2006, 11:05 AM
Windsor is the way to go. I have done this several times, the only draw back is getting back into canada after a night game can take up to 45 minutes.

chisoxfan83
06-13-2006, 11:44 AM
stayed at the Hilton in Windsor last September, alot cleaner than staying in downtown Detroit. Only drawback if you want to watch sportscenter its not ESPN its TSN...which obviously concentrates on Hockey even it will be out of season. All in all if thats the worst case scenario :D:

SouthSide_HitMen
06-13-2006, 12:20 PM
I'm pretty certain there are busses that runs from Windsor to the D just for Tiger games & they are less than $5 round trip. If not, there is a Marriott Courtyard right near the Renaissance Center that is very nice, and won't cost as much as the Marriott in the RenCen.

And yes, Hockeytown sucks. Go to the Detroit Beer Co, it's about a block from Comerica, and go to the Breakfast House & Grill in the AM.

Yes there are (I've never taken them or a cab as I have always driven to Detroit). For people going this route obviously they need to check on schedules and be prepared for a longer delay across the border and through customs.

Bump34
06-13-2006, 02:05 PM
Atheneum Hotel in downtown Detroit. GREAT place, though a little pricey. Most visiting MLB teams stay here. In the heart of Greektown, across the street from Greektown Casino, great bar/restaurant in the lobby.

It is a nice place... the Rays are staying here for the first time... every room is a suite!!!

JohnBasedowYoda
06-13-2006, 05:04 PM
Lots of bizzos, I hear. :cool:


The bizzo that was with me had a discount. The room was only like $30. And I made her pay that.

wdelaney72
06-14-2006, 10:58 AM
By the way, Hockeytown is the most overrated dump I've ever been to in my life. I actually walked out of the place and went across the street and ate at the Johnny Rocket's.

I thought it was a cool place when I was there, but it was at a time when there was no hockey are baseball happening. It was rather quiet and enjoyable.

stacksedwards
06-15-2006, 09:55 AM
Stayed in Windsor......that is the way to go....
is it a pain in the rear end to get back and forth into Detroit thougth, because I was thinking about making the trip up there in July.

samram
06-15-2006, 10:03 AM
As many have said, either stay in Windsor or in the Ren Cen. If you're high enough up in the Ren Cen and on the right side, you can actually see into Comerica. There's an Italian restaurant on the bottom floor by the river that's really good too.

southsider13
06-15-2006, 04:57 PM
My family stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for a game near the All-Star Break last year...and wow, the traffic after the game was insane. We left before the game finished maybe 8th Inning as it was kind of late...and it took us almost an hour to get back to our hotel that was pretty damn close to the park. Police were directing traffic and blocked off the street to our hotel and would not let us back in. My parents pretty much almost got arrested that night.

maurice
06-15-2006, 07:05 PM
IMO, any place between the Ren Center and the park is relatively safe. That includes the Marriott in the Ren Center, the Courtyard across the street, and the Hilton closer to the park. The area contains lots of restaurants, bars, and even casinos. It's also a short drive from Belle Isle (http://www.fobi.org/) and Windsor.

Dearborn is a nice alternative. We've stayed at the Dearborn Inn (http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/DTWDI?corporateCode=GOV&checkInDateMonth=7/2006&checkInDateDay=20&checkInDate=07/20/2006&checkOutDateMonth=7/2006&checkOutDateDay=21&checkOutDate=07/21/2006&numberOfRooms=1&numberOfGuests=2&marriottRewardsNumber=) and the Courtyard there. It's an easy commute, and Dearborn has plenty of amenities, including a strip of restaurants and bars on Michigan.

JohnBasedowYoda
06-15-2006, 07:05 PM
is it a pain in the rear end to get back and forth into Detroit thougth, because I was thinking about making the trip up there in July.

It's easy getting into Canada because they basically ask you how much money you're going to spend. Getting back into America oddly took some convincing.

samram
06-15-2006, 08:06 PM
is it a pain in the rear end to get back and forth into Detroit thougth, because I was thinking about making the trip up there in July.

I have like four dollars in people mover tokens in my jacket pocket- I'll sell them to you for three plus two dollars shipping.:D: