Long Weekend in Detroit

Detroit is the largest city in the state, the 10th largest city in the United States. Detroit has had a profound impact on the world – from being the automobile capital of the world to inventing the Motown sound – Detroit has crafted American culture.

Closest Hotel to Lions / Tigers

Only three blocks from the stadiums, Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown is set in the heart of Harmonie Park, the hotel is surrounded by shops, restaurants and entertainment venues such as Ford Field and Comerica Park.

Enjoy complimentary amenities including complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and public areas. Rejuvenate after a dynamic day with a workout at the fitness center or swim laps in the pool. The hotel provides a 24-hour business center for you to take care of your business needs from checking emails to printing documents.

Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast at The Garden Grille & Bar®. Unwind with dinner at the Chrome Bar and Grille. For meetings and events, our Detroit, Michigan hotel boasts 3,500 sq. ft. of flexible function space for up to 125 guests.

“Recommend you request a room off the 2 main streets in front of the hotel for a more quiet experience.”

“Higher floors (Hilton Honors) are better but you must remind staff if you are HH person” (GordonChicago)

Greektown Casino Hotel

Centered in downtown Detroit's Greektown neighborhood, this casino hotel by the same name is touted for its city views and its proximity to Comerica Park, home to Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers.

Guests are quick to note that the hotel employees are friendly and accommodating, and also compliment the guest room views and beds. But it's the affordable room rates and 100,000 feet of non-smoking gaming space that keep the visitors coming back.

Between time at the slots, rest in one of the property's guest rooms and suites with views that overlook downtown, the Detroit River or Canada.

Best central location and directly connected to the People Mover with free parking (not during game times) !

Closest to the Red Wings

Catch the Red Wings ice hockey team, the Detroit Tigers baseball team, or the Detroit Lions football team playing at home during your stay. Spend a day people-watching and relaxing on the riverfront featuring the 3-mile Riverwalk, entertainment, plazas, pavilions, and greenery.

Discover the diverse activities and events the city of Detroit has to offer from our downtown Detroit hotel. Traveling around the city is simple from our hotel, which is situated just 1 block from Fort/Cass People Mover station.

The Cobo Convention Center is less than 2 blocks away, making our hotel the ideal accommodation for those attending meetings or conferences downtown.

“Pay extra for Corner Suite or ask for Honors Upgrade. They have many more windows and extra space.”

“Purchase the pre-paid value service. It's the same price as the lot and much easier.”


Things to Do in Detroit

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Detroit Institute of Arts

Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its outstanding collection of over 65,000 works. Don't miss the General Motors Center for African American Art, a part of the DIA which showcases 400 pieces, in various media, by African American artists.

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Comerica Park

Home of the Detroit Tigers, this is no ordinary ballpark. Combination theme park, ballpark, and baseball museum, it features huge statues of tigers, a Ferris wheel, carousel (with tigers, of course) and a fountain that celebrates each home run with colored lights and music.


Ford Field

Home of the Detroit Lions,  a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division.

Ford Field is a multi-purpose indoor stadium located in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, United States, owned by the Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority.

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Experience the Original Model T Factory

Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience - it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world.

Almost unchanged since Henry Ford's day, the plant is a three-story New England-style mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with the shadows of Henry Ford's "Positively NO Smoking" stencils.

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Motown Museum

This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the Motown hits, and you'll catch the beat and spirit of this booming music era. Photos, costumes, artwork, music and other memorabilia take you back to simpler times.

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Detroit River Walk

The city managers have invested a good deal of thinking, and then money, into renewing this gem of an area. There is a great Riverwalk, concert area, shops along water's edge, and now in the GM Center, an indoor array of shops, movie theater, restaurants. Bike rentals are nearby, and the Port of Detroit, complete with replica paddle wheel vessel for river tours

Visited April 2017

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Eastern Market

Eastern Market is a historic commercial district in Detroit, Michigan. It is located approximately one mile northeast of the city's downtown and is bordered on the south by Gratiot Avenue, the north by ...

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Beer Tastings & Tours in Detroit

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Explore museums and shopping boutiques, share in the local customs, sample rare delicacies and bond with exotic wildlife.

Venture out into Greater Detroit, where a whole world of discovery is Pure Michigan.

Mackinac Island

Leave the ordinary at home this summer and set sail for picturesque Mackinac Island. A place filled with forts and uncharted paths. Horse rides, bike rides and games we play all day.

Come immerse yourself in the majesty and sanctuary of Mackinac Island.

Traverse City

Traverse City is true North! Explore the incredible scenery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Bike, paddle or hike your way to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. Take a wine or beer tour and be sure to save time for unique dining and shopping found throughout the region.

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Detroit has had a profound impact on the world – from being the automobile capital of the world to inventing the Motown sound – Detroit has crafted American culture.