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San Francisco, California
October 19, 2006
I booked this hotel in advance on the Internet because it said that it was near all the downtown Detroit attractions. Had I not prepaid with my credit card, I would not have even gone in. First of all, the hotel was in a really sketchy area - I mean, people doing illegal things in the streets surrounding the hotel, falling down apartment buildings in a state of disrepair, and just generally seedy. There were certainly no tourist attractions within walking distance of this place, and it didn't seem safe to walk around anyway. I quickly figured out that it was "downtown adjacent" or in the part of downtown that's sort of next to where you might want to be, but nowhere you would actually want to be.
The hotel itself was not much better inside. Everything seemed very dated like nothing had been done to improve it in the last 50 years or so. The fixtures, the carpet, everything looked like they could use a good steam clean. The rooms were smallish, and they had a really old and kind of dirty looking fridge and kitchenette in the "suite" we had booked. The beds were lumpy, the pillows so thin they barely existed and there was no way I was going anywhere near that comforter. The "room service" came in the form of this kind of random fast-food place and they stopped delivering at 11pm- which was fine I guess if you don't want a late night snack- but the food was not good. It was greasy and they had a very poor selection.
The staff was not too friendly here either - they did not seem eager to help or give any information and when I complained that the suite did not quite meet with my expectations I was greeted with indifference and nothing more.Although this hotel was not that expensive I highly recommend you find someplace else to stay. With a little research you can pay about what we paid (around $59 a night) and not stay in a place where you feel unsafe and unclean.
From journal Detroit Business Trip
by never boring
April 6, 2001
Our room - a ''suite'' with a nasty looking sink and small, working refrigerator - needed an open window to combat the unending combination of a broken heater and nasty smell from too few cleanings. Don''t look out the window, though, because you may not want to see what''s going on in the connected apartment building or on the city streets below. Late-night munchie cravings can be satisfied by a cheap on-premise 24-hour diner that has a cast of workers and regulars that look like something from a bizarre sitcom. They''ll deliver to your room, too - before midnight. But if you''re up past midnight, it''s best to stay in the hotel anyway...don''t be wandering around outside this place.
From journal Metro Detroit