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Whether you’re traveling to Detroit for business or pleasure, you’ll find a good selection of affordable hotels at the airport, in the downtown sector, out Route 96 toward Farmington Hills, in Southfield, and in Dearborn. Several hotels also worth considering are located across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Most of Detroit’s hotels are large, nationally recognized brand names. Many have casinos featuring gaming tables, nightclubs, and restaurants. A few Detroit-area hotels feature nightclub-type shows and also host concerts and ticketed events. Several feature spas, pools, retail shops, and business centers providing fax, computers, copying machines, and work desks.
The Book Cadillac Hotel, built in 1924, is one of the nation’s finest examples of Neo-Renaissance architecture, with sculptural elements adorning the façade and beautiful overall symmetry. With a history that embraces royals, statesmen, presidents, and titans of industry, the Book Cadillac has been restored to its previous grandeur, continuing the tradition of serving you on a trip to Detroit with attentive, well-trained staff, impressive public areas, and comfortable accommodations.
Also of note in the Detroit area is the GM Renaissance Center’s seven towers, 73 floors, and 5,500,000 square feet of space. Retail and financial centers, health clubs, restaurants, and professional offices accompany the hotel in a glittering skyline addition to the city of Detroit.
Rates of hotels throughout the Detroit metropolitan area vary according to location, with many downtown hotels at the top of the range. Prices at outlying hotels trend lower, with more basic amenities.
Are you looking to book affordable and elegant hotels in downtown Detroit? Hotels are available online today with Travelocity. Find the best deals regardless of whether you're booking your trip for business or pleasure. Choose your room based on price, customer reviews, star-ranking, and location. Look for the most conveniently located hotels in Detroit based on your itinerary. Are you planning to attend a major conference, have fun at local casinos, or soak in the sights of this famous city? For instance, car enthusiasts can book rooms closer to the Dearborn, Michigan, area, and those looking to take in the local culture could find the perfect room in the Greektown neighborhood in downtown Detroit. Hotels of great quality and price can be found quickly and easily today.
Must-do in The Motor City
If you're staying in this fun, funky town, there are plenty of places that shouldn't be missed during your stay. There are many great attractions in the area; travelers just need to journey beyond their hotels. Downtown Detroit houses the beautiful Detroit Riverfront, which is the perfect place to promenade. Check out any of the local events happening on the Riverfront in the summertime. A short ferry ride away is the Belle Isle Conservancy, which houses a park, zoo, museum, conservatory, beach, aquarium, and much more. It's definitely worth the trip, especially for traveling families and kids. Also on the Detroit River is the Detroit Princess Riverboat, a gorgeous 4-deck steamboat which offers fun dinner and lunch cruises every weekend. There's surely something for everyone in Detroit. Car enthusiasts would love The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, for example, and there are plenty of great museums in the area for those who love the history of car-building. On the other hand, history-lovers would also love a visit to the beautiful facility of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Sports fans can find lions, and tigers, and red wings - oh my! Go see the Detroit Tigers baseball team at Comercia Park, the Detroit Lions football team at Ford Field, or the Red Wings hockey team at Joe Louis Arena. If you want to find great sites and just walk through a beautiful neighborhood, take a walking tour of the both classic and modern mansions of Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest. Also, check out the gorgeous Guardian Building - it's the perfect place for a great selfie.
The Rich Arts Scene of Detroit
While you're staying at hotels in Detroit, venture out to explore the rich cultural landmarks of the area. It's true that Detroit has had some hard times in the past, but journey out and you'll find that artistic expression thrives in adversity. View some of that artistic expression first hand while checking out The Heidelberg Project. It's an incredible art and design experience in the heart of an urban community, creating a unique style with an uplifting edge. For a more classical artistic experience, journey to a must-see attraction in Detroit: the Detroit Institute of Arts. The gallery houses an incredible collection of works from around the globe as well as classes, lectures, and free live music concerts during Friday Night Live events. Music is centrally important to the culture of the area. Attend an enriching show produced by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra or attend a brilliant performance at the captivating and beautiful Detroit Opera House. Treasure the legacy of local music when you visit the Motown Museum (also known as Hitsville U.S.A.), which features the legacy of great artists like Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5, the Temptations, and many more. Besides fine arts and excellent music, the city also houses local films, books, and stage productions. If you have a love of the written word, browse John K. King Used & Rare Books. If you love the big screen, see a classic film at the MCTOS Redford Theatre.
Soak in the cuisine and take a bite out of the food scene in Detroit. The city houses both luxurious high-end restaurants and classic, much-loved, American dives. Visit local restaurants and do as the locals do in Detroit. Have a chili hot dog at Lafayette Coney Island, sliders at Green Dot Stables, or a triple threat sandwich at Slows Bar-Bq. If you're staying downtown, visit one of the many local restaurants in Greektown, a lively section of Detroit that houses casinos, bars, and a great deal of excellent local food. Check out Astoria Pastry Shop for a sweet treat. If you're a beer enthusiast, know that the Motor City houses many great local breweries, pubs, and taverns for your tasting pleasure. Check out Motor City Brewing Works or The Detroit Beer Company. For a high-end night out, dine at Roast, Small Plates, or Iridescence. If you're a food lover, then you must discover the Detroit Eastern Market, which houses more than 250 independent vendors. The market houses everything from flowers to homemade jams to grass-fed beef.
When to Visit
The Detroit area is a great place to visit no matter the time of the year. Even in mid-winter, you can find excellent events like the North American International Auto Show in January. However, due to the optimal weather in the summer months, plan on visiting between May and August should you want to explore this city's parks and outdoor events, like the Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day Weekend, or the River Days in June. Fall is crisp and colorful in the Great Lakes region. Detroit is a great location for enjoying both urban and forest views in autumn. Spring is an off season for tourism with many different weather possibilities. Snow is frequent in the wintertime, so keep that in mind when looking to travel to the Detroit airport. Hotels can be found at any time of the year, and you can find cheap deals online with Travelocity. Explore the rich culture of the city today. Note that Travelocity also offers vacation packages, which can bundle a hotel stay, flight, and car rental into one low price. Find the best deals online and enjoy your stay in Detroit!