$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 11, 2014 Check-out: May 12, 2014

Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

3 stars
525 West Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
51 reviews
Cozy and Relaxing

Extremely relaxing and quiet. The people at the front desk were extremely helpful when it came to... See full review

  • Megamillions
  • Jan 6, 2014
Awesome!

Great hotel for the price! I loved the suite and beds are comfortable. See full review

  • Happy Holidays Jack
  • Jan 1, 2014
Old-world charm and comfort in a modern setting

The Doubletree opened following a $90 million restoration of the historic Fort Shelby Hotel, which dates to 1917. The modernized property offers outstanding accommodations in the heart of Detroit. Tastefully decorated spacious suites feature Doubletree's luxurious beds, high-definition televisions, comfortable workspaces, and free Wi-Fi. Detroit's Greektown district, with entertainment and dining, is moments away.

Highlights
  • Meticulously restored historic hotel conveniently situated in downtown Detroit
  • Three excellent on-site dining options
  • Executive meeting center featuring 21,000 square feet of flexible space
  • 24-hour fitness center with top-quality Precor machines
Rooms

Each of the 203 suites provides guests with either a king or two queen Sweet Dreams beds. Deluxe amenities include two 32-inch LCD HDTVs with premium movie channels, games, and pay-per-view movies. Business travelers appreciate the separate work area with an ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and wired Internet service.

Features

Visitors relive the city's early 20th-century charm in this meticulously restored historic hotel. A blend of classic architecture, modern design, and vibrant colors create a chic feel in the enormous lobby. Famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn designed the marble tile and staircase.

Precor elliptical machines, treadmills, and stationary bikes -- plus individual television monitors -- make working out easy in the 24-hour fitness center.

 

The Finn & Porter Restaurant is known for great steaks and sushi flown in fresh from Hawaii. Before or after dinner, guests savor snacks and drinks at Finn & Porter Round Bar. Busy days start with gourmet coffee and smoothies at Bear Claw Coffee.

Transportation
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (20 mi/32.2 km)
  • Amtrak (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Cobo Convention Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Comerica Park and Ford Field (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village (9.3 mi/15 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center offers Wi-Fi and wired Internet access, three desktop work stations, a laptop station, and printer
  • 21,000-square-foot executive conference center, with professional staff
  • Two ballrooms and 17 breakout rooms with ergonomic chairs, tables, and individual temperature controls
Policies and fees
  • Valet parking is $20 per day.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

42.3292 -83.0529
Nearby airports
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, (DTW), 20.00, MI, E;

Nearby points of interest

  • Joe Louis Arena: 0.3 mi
  • Comerica Park: 0.7 mi
  • Ford Field: 0.9 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Overall score

4.3 / 5
51 out of 51
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

4
Nicole mom of two
Ottawa, ontario
Mar 16, 2014

Great family getaway

Our stay at the hotel was nice, we went to detriot to see a hockey game. It was great that we could walk to the game and back, the experience was fantastic we will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

We did not have to drive to the hockey game, the walk was short.

Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

4
Pjc 2410
Massachusetts
Jan 27, 2014

Friendly

Courteous and helpful. Staff very efficient, restaraumts on site excellent!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

5
Megamillions
Cincinnati, Ohio
Jan 6, 2014

Cozy and Relaxing

Extremely relaxing and quiet. The people at the front desk were extremely helpful when it came to the weather and road conditions as well as informing you of local attractions. Great hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

4
Rick23
Detroit, MI
Jan 2, 2014

New Years Stay

Great location to everything in Downtown Detroit. Clean and comfortable room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

5
Happy Holidays Jack
Detroit, MI
Jan 1, 2014

Awesome!

Great hotel for the price! I loved the suite and beds are comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

4
Drew's Papa
Lewis Center, OH
Oct 29, 2013

Good location for Lions/Tigers game

Two room Queen Suite was very nice and the staff very friendly. Would definitely stay again. The Valet charge is a little high at $23 per day IMO. However, if your in Detroit for a game or event like I was, then your going to be paying for parking anyhow so the valet then becomes a better value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

4
cvillesally
Crawfordsville, IN
Apr 2, 2013

Great Location

We were in Detroit for Redwings game and the location could not be beat! Very convient and easy walk to Joe Louis Arena. Enjoyed the long weekend with easy access to the people mover, taking us anywhere we needed to go. Hotel room very spacious and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

4
freuqent traveler
Business
New York
Feb 21, 2013

Great Hotel for the Price

Great Hotel for the price, with large rooms and convienent location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

4
Line32
Seattle
May 30, 2012

Great value

I was here memorial weekend and I'm sure the hotel was completely booked. The staff stayed friendly and helpful all weekend. The bed was very comfortable and the suite had a nice layout for 3 people in 1 room with a separate from for shower/toilet from the sink/mirror. It was walking distance to Hart Plaza and Greektown. The room didn't come with a microwave or mini-fridge, but they were able to bring us a mini-fridge so that is huge service points in my book. I would totally stay here again as everyone from front desk to the coffee stand to the housekeeping staff were very friendly. I've stayed at three places in Detroit and while all of them were adequate, the Doubletree was the best of them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Le Petit Zinc has wonderful crepes, so delicious.

Review of Doubletree Guest Suites Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

Reviewer score

1
GirlsGetaway
Toronto, ON, Canada
Feb 29, 2012

A complete waste and disappointment!

Do not waste your time or money with this hotel! A completely frustrating and disappointing experience. The hotel staff apparently consider the use of ice and vending machines as noise disturbances. I do not recommend using these machines at this hotel because the staff will kick you out of the hotel due to the noise the machines make. Perhaps they should consider lining the machines with pillows in order to reduce the noise from when my pop can dispenses. I will never book with this hotel location or chain ever again. Completely disappointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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