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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard By Marriott Detroit Downtown
We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown for one night February 18. Everything from check in to valet parking went very smoothly. We were greeted by friendly employees everywhere we went in the hotel-even the fitness/pool attendant greeted us with a smile and a thank you for coming as we left the area. The pool and the hot tub were nice with skylights, but the pool was a little cold for us. It was understandable at only 9 degrees outside! We had a beautiful view of the river and GM buildings. The rooms were very clean with new carpet and updates. The hotel had a people mover stop and an enclosed walkway to the Renaissance Center. We ate at the hotel restaurant Sweet Lorraine's for dinner. Good service and great food. The beds were nice, but the beds only had small, square size fluffy pillows.
Stayed at the Courtyard for the Detroit Auto show and was given an excellent room. I believe it had been very recently renovated with boutique style furnishings and a very nice bath. This property is within very close walking distance to Greektown restaurants and casino. Bar was nice with many wines by the glass. I have stayed at the Renaissance also and prefer the Courtyard.
We traveled to detroit for the Bengals vs Lions game the weekend of Dec 17-19. The Courtyard has been completely renovated for the upcoming Superbowl and is pretty nice. Rooms, lobby and even pool area have been redone.
Good Hotel - Good Location
I stayed 4 days at the end of Sept for a convention. I found the hotel satisfactory. The room was clean, the staff was very friendly. The location is good - across from the Renaissance Center (GM HQ) and Windsor Tunnel. It connects directly to a peoplemover station. Greektown is walking distance. It's not a luxury resort but it was a good place to sleep.
One complaint while I was there was that as part of a rennovation several elevators were out of service. Also the mattress was extreemely soft. That's a matter of personal taste, but I would have liked a harder one.
Best in downtown area
After checking out two other hotels first I decided to stay at the Courtyard Detroit Downtown. As of today I've been there three times. I enjoy the indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna. The location is walking distance to the Convention Center, Greektown and Federal Buildings; connected to the People Mover train; short drive through the tunnel or over the bridge to Windsor, Canada.
Enjoyed the Courtyard
I am a Marriott Rewards customer, so I used points to pay for my room. I received a clean, comfortable room with a separate sitting area and an excellent view of the city lights. I had no trouble connecting to the Internet (in fact it was super easy). We arrived in the very early morning and were treated courteously. Both the registration clerk and the valet parking attendant were extremely helpful. I would stay at this hotel again and even request the same room (which happened to be on the 20th floor). The hotel is located directly across the street from the tunnel leading to and from Canada. We were driving to Canada the next morning, so it was the perfect place to stay. It's not luxurious, but it is clean and comfortable.
My room was lacking in many areas. One of the beds sheets had not been changed from the previous guests. I found a napkin and fingernail clippings along with hair. The room was missing an ashtray, and toilet paper. One of the lights in the bathroom was not working. When I called the front desk at night to report my findings about the bed, they sent someone up with 2 sheets and a blanket for me to change the bed. I had to go down to the front desk to get pillow cases. I was very surprised at the condition of this room being that it was a CourtyardMarriott. The night staff was very poor and extremely rude and unhelpful. The day shift manager Jason, was very nice and apologetic. I will not stay at this hotel again because of this experience.
Courtyard is cool
Very well staffed, Lounge needs a little ajustment the bar is like 5 foot high. nice location. rooms very clean and smelled clean.
Staff seemed friendly enough. Was moved two times because the Ethernet access was broken (I depend on access for my job). Second room's access was "down" as well (turned out the hub was broken) - it was also marked as "non-smoking" but evidently the visitor before me didn't pay attention to this as it smelt like an ashtray. My bill showed numerous errors - phone calls from rooms, room service I didn't order, and to top it off they lost my car for a short time after offering it to another gentleman with the same last name.Aside from these "mishaps", everyone was friendly and carried a very professional demeanor.