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Rowandws33
03-13-2007, 12:14 PM
Iam planning on seeing the White Sox vs Tigers in april in Detroit. Can anyone give me some good suggestions on nice hotels to stay at. Also nice parts of the city to stay in. What areas i should avoid. I heard people talking about how bad detroit is but i just wanted some advice from you guys. Thanks

comet2k
03-13-2007, 12:26 PM
Downtown Detroit is a ghost town compared to Chicago and has few hotels and not much to do or see.

One of the best hotels is the Anthenuem in Greektown, which is next to a casino. There also are a few restaurants nearby. There is a Marriott at the Renaissance Center, where General Motors has its headquarters. There's also the Pontchartrain Hotel (always being remodeled), a Holiday Inn Express (an old hotel renamed) and a Courtryard by Marriott. All are a short drive or cab ride to the ballpark.

There also are plenty of motels near the Detroit airport, about 25 miles west of downtown.

kraut83
03-13-2007, 01:04 PM
Comet pretty much covered the hotels downtown, and I would recommend any of those. (The Marriott RenCen is nice, but overpriced). Also, take a look across the river in Windsor. It's a fun downtown, and there is a bus that comes over the border so you don't need to worry about driving.

comet2k
03-13-2007, 01:17 PM
I forgot to mention the Shorecrest Motor Inn along the Detroit River, just east of downtown. It's a small, basic motel with low rates and a restaurant. I've never stayed there, but someone who has says it's clean and comfortable.

ewokpelts
03-13-2007, 01:32 PM
There's a hyatt near downtown. I almost booked there for the bears game last year.

maurice
03-13-2007, 01:34 PM
IMO, Detroit is more sad than scary. The Ren Center Marriott, the Courtyard across the street, and a Hilton all are pretty close to the park. There are a lot of bars and restaurants too, especially since the Superbowl. We usually stay in Dearborn, though.

Cat Thief
03-13-2007, 03:50 PM
Comet pretty much covered the hotels downtown, and I would recommend any of those. (The Marriott RenCen is nice, but overpriced). Also, take a look across the river in Windsor. It's a fun downtown, and there is a bus that comes over the border so you don't need to worry about driving.


Be prepared to sit on that bus for a long time if they decide to close the tunnel, because it don't go over the bridge. Also, that bus leaves fairly early after the game so don't plan on crossing the border some other way. You will pay big bucks! If you do stay in Windsor check out availablility at the Windsor Hilton. Nice place along with a nice bar. All the hot spots are within walking distance .

I want Mags back
03-13-2007, 04:03 PM
not that u asked for attractions, but go see the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. You'll be glad u did

chisoxmike
03-13-2007, 04:26 PM
It is pretty sad actually. Every stereotype and bad thing people say about Detroit is true. It's a Ghost Town.

The bars/resturants around the park are decent, but overpriced. There is nothing else around though besides Hockey Town, Chelli's Chilli (or whatever its called) Johnny Rockets, and a few other places. Comerica Park is really nice though.

comet2k
03-13-2007, 04:27 PM
not that u asked for attractions, but go see the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. You'll be glad u did

I'll second that! It's a great big slice of Americana, not just a car museum.

cubhater
03-13-2007, 04:52 PM
Downtown Detroit is a ghost town compared to Chicago and has few hotels and not much to do or see.

One of the best hotels is the Anthenuem in Greektown, which is next to a casino. There also are a few restaurants nearby. There is a Marriott at the Renaissance Center, where General Motors has its headquarters. There's also the Pontchartrain Hotel (always being remodeled), a Holiday Inn Express (an old hotel renamed) and a Courtryard by Marriott. All are a short drive or cab ride to the ballpark.

There also are plenty of motels near the Detroit airport, about 25 miles west of downtown.

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express and it was decent. It was $100 a night, continental breakfast, and stubling distance to the ballpark. However, someone broke into one of the cars in the parking lot (extra $$$) across the street.

If you drive to the game, park in the underground opera house garage. It was only $10 the last time I was there. Easy in and out.

Malgar 12
03-13-2007, 06:54 PM
not that u asked for attractions, but go see the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. You'll be glad u did

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is a very nice museum as well.

ComiskeyBrewer
03-13-2007, 11:35 PM
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express and it was decent. It was $100 a night, continental breakfast, and stubling distance to the ballpark. However, someone broke into one of the cars in the parking lot (extra $$$) across the street.

If you drive to the game, park in the underground opera house garage. It was only $10 the last time I was there. Easy in and out.

Where is the Opera house garage?

cubhater
03-14-2007, 07:58 AM
Where is the Opera house garage?

It's underneath Grand Circus Park by the right field entrance, east of Woodward Ave.


http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/det/ballpark/directions.jsp

chitownhawkfan
03-14-2007, 02:15 PM
I went for the Bear-Lions game, my advice would be to spend as little time in Detroit as possible. Outside of the game there is really not much of a reason to be there. Just get a hotel in Windsor and go party it up in America jr.