$55 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 14, 2014 Check-out: Aug 15, 2014

Viking Motel Detroit

1 star
2720 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
1.9
out of 5
9 reviews
nice

Everyone seemed very nice See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 14, 2007
nice

Everyone seemed very nice See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 14, 2007
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Hotel Map

42.3386 -83.0643
Nearby airports
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Area description
City Center

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Viking Motel Detroit Rooms

1 Queen Bed
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2 Double Beds
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2 Double Beds
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2 Doubles
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2 Doubles
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1 Queen
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Amenities

  • Free parking
General
24 hour security
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Wake-up service
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
In room movies
Temperature control
Smoke detectors

Nearby points of interest

  • Comerica Park: 0.8 mi
  • Ford Field: 1 mi
  • Joe Louis Arena: 1.1 mi

Dining

Restaurant / Dining Information
We are located across the street from the Motor City Casino, and Carls Chop House. There are many dining options nearby, such as Asian, American, and fast food.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 AM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for Viking Motel Detroit

Overall score

1.9 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
1.9
Room cleanliness:
2.3
Hotel staff:
2.6
Room comfort:
2.1
Location:
2.8
Value:
1.7

22% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Stevo Sand
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Oct 16, 2011

Worst hotel ever!

Definitely my worst hotel experience ever. Knew the hotel looked a little sketchy when I was booking it. Had no idea it would be as bad as it was. Hotel manager tried to scam an extra $20 for having a 3rd person with us. First room we were given had fresh blood stains on the sheets. We were given a different room but it wasn't much better. Definitely pay the $20 or $30 more to stay in a better hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Baltimore, MD
Jan 18, 2010

Not a place to stay with the kids.

Hourly rates were posted in the lobby (enough said). $5 key deposit, I did get it back. Not a place you want to stay if your bringing the kids. It is nicely located between 2 casinos so if you want cheap place to store your stuff while spending most of your time at motorcity or MGM go for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Casinos short walk.

Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Baltimore, MD
Jan 18, 2010

Not a place to stay with the kids.

Hourly rates were posted in the lobby (enough said). $5 key deposit, I did get it back. Not a place you want to stay if your bringing the kids. It is nicely located between 2 casinos so if you want cheap place to store your stuff while spending most of your time at motorcity or MGM go for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Casinos short walk.

Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Monterey, CA
Sep 15, 2009

Worst experience of my life!

We didn't believe the reviews at first - until we got to the "motel" - then we understood why it had been given such terrible reviews by other travelers. Taxi drivers refused to come into the parking lot and told us not to stay there. The police told us not to stay there. We complained to the management about the dirty rooms (there was more trash under the bed than in most dumpsters - soda cans, trash, douches, drug use items etc...). The hotel offered hourly rates for prostitutes. We told the travel website we used about the problem and they said there was nothing they could do so we had to pay the full amount for the entire 4 days for 2 rooms that we stayed in for only 5 hours! We lent the key to a friend who had no where to stay but the manager had re-rented the room even though we had paid for it for the full 4 days! The travel website took the manager's word for the incident over us! The toilets didn't flush completely, the showers backed up, the ceilings were stained, the windows were sealed, the rooms were dirty, the whole experience was unbelievable. The perceived savings will cost you way more than you could ever imagine! Stay far away from this hotel - I can't believe any travel website would even list this hotel!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Angelina Italian Bistro was a great restaurant. The Corktown Inn was an amazing difference from the Viking motel for a little more money.

Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Monterey, CA
Sep 15, 2009

Worst experience of my life!

We didn't believe the reviews at first - until we got to the "motel" - then we understood why it had been given such terrible reviews by other travelers. Taxi drivers refused to come into the parking lot and told us not to stay there. The police told us not to stay there. We complained to the management about the dirty rooms (there was more trash under the bed than in most dumpsters - soda cans, trash, douches, drug use items etc...). The hotel offered hourly rates for prostitutes. We told the travel website we used about the problem and they said there was nothing they could do so we had to pay the full amount for the entire 4 days for 2 rooms that we stayed in for only 5 hours! We lent the key to a friend who had no where to stay but the manager had re-rented the room even though we had paid for it for the full 4 days! The travel website took the manager's word for the incident over us! The toilets didn't flush completely, the showers backed up, the ceilings were stained, the windows were sealed, the rooms were dirty, the whole experience was unbelievable. The perceived savings will cost you way more than you could ever imagine! Stay far away from this hotel - I can't believe any travel website would even list this hotel!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Angelina Italian Bistro was a great restaurant. The Corktown Inn was an amazing difference from the Viking motel for a little more money.

Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cleveland, OH
Mar 31, 2008

Good location-Not so good accomadations

The Viking Motel we thought would be a good deal. We like to visit different casinos. The hotel was located between the 2 we wanted to visit in Detroit and was very easy to get to. We thought it was worth the convenience. We checked in around 5:00 pm after spending several hours at the casinos plus the 3 hour drive there. Checking in was fine and was even escorted to our room by the manager to our room. We didn't even have to use our hotel key. When we got into the room, it was freezing. They never bothered to turn on the heat to warm up the room prior to our arrival. Between the manager and the service maid, The heat was finally turned on and working. This took about 15 minutes. Finally we had some heat and thought we would be OK. We ordered pizza delivered to our room and when it arrived at 6:15, our room was still cold. We ate near the heater where we could feel the heat. We could watch TV, but had to do it manually because the remote control didn't work. That was not a big issue. We didn't call the office about the heat because the phone didn't work. We didn't get to shower that night because the bathroom was cold and the floor felt like walking on ice. We went to bed at night tucked under the covers. The room finally warmed up when we woke up around midnight. We fell back asleep and got up at 4:30 and headed for home. We would not recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

There are 2 very nice casinos within walking distance with plenty of gaming, shopping and dining.

Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cleveland, OH
Mar 31, 2008

Good location-Not so good accomadations

The Viking Motel we thought would be a good deal. We like to visit different casinos. The hotel was located between the 2 we wanted to visit in Detroit and was very easy to get to. We thought it was worth the convenience. We checked in around 5:00 pm after spending several hours at the casinos plus the 3 hour drive there. Checking in was fine and was even escorted to our room by the manager to our room. We didn't even have to use our hotel key. When we got into the room, it was freezing. They never bothered to turn on the heat to warm up the room prior to our arrival. Between the manager and the service maid, The heat was finally turned on and working. This took about 15 minutes. Finally we had some heat and thought we would be OK. We ordered pizza delivered to our room and when it arrived at 6:15, our room was still cold. We ate near the heater where we could feel the heat. We could watch TV, but had to do it manually because the remote control didn't work. That was not a big issue. We didn't call the office about the heat because the phone didn't work. We didn't get to shower that night because the bathroom was cold and the floor felt like walking on ice. We went to bed at night tucked under the covers. The room finally warmed up when we woke up around midnight. We fell back asleep and got up at 4:30 and headed for home. We would not recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

There are 2 very nice casinos within walking distance with plenty of gaming, shopping and dining.

Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 14, 2007

nice

Everyone seemed very nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Motor City Cansino was down the street and Wayne State University was just a little ways down too.

Review of Viking Motel Detroit

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 14, 2007

nice

Everyone seemed very nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Motor City Cansino was down the street and Wayne State University was just a little ways down too.

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