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Marvin's Garden Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have been wanting to stay at this hotel for a couple of years now STRICTLY for the shower. Boy was I disappointed. The room was basic and smaller than I anticipated. However, the seemingly lost art of a refrigerator and microwave was a pleasant surprise. It also seems like this place is a hotspot for some interesting activity outside in the wee hours of the night. If you need a place to crash and your money is a little tight, this is the place for you.

Overall, this is a decent hotel. Good cleanliness, staff are reasonable. And obviously, a more affordable price than many other hotels in the area. For this price you cannot expect perfection, so just keep that in mind when comparing to other hotels. The things I liked: The bathroom was very nice, and so was the shower. And the rooms was clean, without any problems. The things I didn't like: The biggest issue for me was the slow Wifi. I needed to do some work, and had trouble downloading just moderate size files. To update like 100mb of mail, it took something like 10 to 15 minutes. The other issue was the magnetic card used for the room key. In 6 nights, I had to go to the front desk on 4 of them to get them to re-program the card. They are there 24 hours a day, so it was not a problem. But still, a bit annoying. Oh, and the bed was pretty soft. Overall though, I would say this is a good place to stay.

The room was ok. The only issue was the carpet needed cleaning. The bathroom and ac worked great. There needs to be an ice machine and vending closer to the rooms. The other issue was the breakfast or shall I say lack of. Some juice bread for toast and some small muffins. All in all its good for my needs.

I always stay here when I visit Detroit. They have a very friendly staff who are very helpful.

I booked this hotel after needing to acquire a room last minute for a business meeting. It is very dated and minimal. Pics make it look nicer than it is. It was a good deal and I didn't spend much time there so not a huge deal. They are trying to rehab the place room by room. I was put into a recently remodeled room and it was pretty nice. Small boxy typical motel room but newer interior. The bathroom was over the top however...one of the nicest bathrooms I've seen in a long time...all marble...jets all over the place in the shower....almost funny how nice in contrast to the aged facility!

The room was just a little strange though. It had powerstrips for 3 outlets, obviously wrong thermostat on AC/Heater and the fridge and microwave in the bathroom. Also, I never felt that it was actually fully clean. The bathroom floor and shower had visible mystery stains that never really went away even though I had 4 rounds of room service. The guest book on the desk was stuck to the surface via some old sticky liquid, someone spilled and it never got cleaned up.The room was supposedly non-smoking but as I walked in I could smell the old musty smell of smoke and the sheets/bed smelled the same way. The shower was nice though and the leather chair was pretty nice. The room was cheap and relatively better than other rooms in that price range so I can't knock it too bad.

It is a giid hitel just have minor glinches and it will be great

It was a bit of an adventure. Because they are doing major upgrades to the property it took three rooms before we got one that was ready for us to stay in. In fairness the work they are doing is very, very good. Once completed this will be a higher national chain level hotel. Nice floors and new carpets. Marble bathroom. My only real problem was the obvious lack of experience with running the p;ace while all this work is being done. The first room they gave us still had a steam cleaning crew inside the room as we got there. Everyone was very nice and it got handled but I wonder why the front desk didn't know what was all too obvious to us. The large van with hoses running up the stairs into what would have been our room was a big clue. I'd go back for sure. In a year or so when they are done.

Smoking room had very loud air conditioner, tried to call desk phone was broken, cord pulled out. No chair or ottoman and tv reception was terrible, had to move cable in order to get semi-good picture. Never addressed concerns with staff because of their attitudes and statement of no room changes or refunds.

There was a construction and there was no place for having breakfast, but the bed sheets were clean.

Room was nice and comfy and the shower was excellent thanks for the experience.

Kept being locked out of my room, keys had to be reset the whole stay. Staff was very rude, everytime I asked for change for the vending machine the clerk placed my money on the counter, instead of directly in my hand. I would. Not stay again unless other hotels in the area were booked.

The stay was pretty good. Clean room, comfy bed, mean staff .

Hotel was alright. staff not super friendly for the little bit I spoke with them.

just for a quick weekend getaway, the room was okay. it was clean and the bed was very comfortable. the bathroom was somewhat small- but really nice... me and my boyfriend stayed overnight just to do something nice for the weekend and relax- so overall it served it's purpose :)

Everything was great love this place in a regular definitely worth it

The hotel is a good little getaway. Room was clean, staff was helpful and resolved issues quickly. ..All in all good spot considering the price. ..

The two night stay was not that bad but was the greatest either. Had a hard time finding the Hotel, the outside of Hotel need some work. The police was there both days. The room was clean but the staff not very friendly at all.

nice little spot if you like to go and just relax for a few days. The room was okay, bed was great, shower was great, staff was good. It was a great experiences this trip!!

This hotel is good for a quick in & out stay. It did offer a fridge and microwave but the television signal was not good, water fills over your feet in shower. Though it was clean...

27650 Northwestern Hwy Southfield MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a leisurely stroll of International Auto Components Headquarters, Marvin's Garden Inn is within a 5-minute drive of Lawrence Technological University. This 110-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Detroit Zoo is also within a 15-minute drive.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All of Marvin's Garden Inn's 110 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and desks are also available.


Property features

At Marvin's Garden Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Marvin's Garden Inn

Everyone (11) Couples (29) Business (5) Family (8) Other (14) Friends (5)
3

1 for the money

Families

I have been wanting to stay at this hotel for a couple of years now STRICTLY for the shower. Boy was I disappointed. The room was basic and smaller than I anticipated. However, the seemingly lost art of a refrigerator and microwave was a pleasant surprise. It also seems like this place is a hotspot for some interesting activity outside in the wee hours of the night. If you need a place to crash and your money is a little tight, this is the place for you.

By , from michigan on Oct 5, 2017

3

ok hotel, convenient location, good price

Everyone

Overall, this is a decent hotel. Good cleanliness, staff are reasonable. And obviously, a more affordable price than many other hotels in the area. For this price you cannot expect perfection, so just keep that in mind when comparing to other hotels. The things I liked: The bathroom was very nice, and so was the shower. And the rooms was clean, without any problems. The things I didn't like: The biggest issue for me was the slow Wifi. I needed to do some work, and had trouble downloading just moderate size files. To update like 100mb of mail, it took something like 10 to 15 minutes. The other issue was the magnetic card used for the room key. In 6 nights, I had to go to the front desk on 4 of them to get them to re-program the card. They are there 24 hours a day, so it was not a problem. But still, a bit annoying. Oh, and the bed was pretty soft. Overall though, I would say this is a good place to stay.

By on Sep 25, 2017

4

good choice decent price.

Everyone

The room was ok. The only issue was the carpet needed cleaning. The bathroom and ac worked great. There needs to be an ice machine and vending closer to the rooms. The other issue was the breakfast or shall I say lack of. Some juice bread for toast and some small muffins. All in all its good for my needs.

By on Aug 23, 2017

4

nice place

Everyone

I always stay here when I visit Detroit. They have a very friendly staff who are very helpful.

By , from VA on Jul 20, 2017

3

you get what you pay for

Everyone

I booked this hotel after needing to acquire a room last minute for a business meeting. It is very dated and minimal. Pics make it look nicer than it is. It was a good deal and I didn't spend much time there so not a huge deal. They are trying to rehab the place room by room. I was put into a recently remodeled room and it was pretty nice. Small boxy typical motel room but newer interior. The bathroom was over the top however...one of the nicest bathrooms I've seen in a long time...all marble...jets all over the place in the shower....almost funny how nice in contrast to the aged facility!

By , from Bloomsburg, PA on May 4, 2017

3

quiet enough and nice enough staff

Everyone

The room was just a little strange though. It had powerstrips for 3 outlets, obviously wrong thermostat on AC/Heater and the fridge and microwave in the bathroom. Also, I never felt that it was actually fully clean. The bathroom floor and shower had visible mystery stains that never really went away even though I had 4 rounds of room service. The guest book on the desk was stuck to the surface via some old sticky liquid, someone spilled and it never got cleaned up.The room was supposedly non-smoking but as I walked in I could smell the old musty smell of smoke and the sheets/bed smelled the same way. The shower was nice though and the leather chair was pretty nice. The room was cheap and relatively better than other rooms in that price range so I can't knock it too bad.

By , from Tempe, AZ on Mar 19, 2017

3
Everyone

It is a giid hitel just have minor glinches and it will be great

By on Oct 17, 2016

3

a work in progress

Everyone

It was a bit of an adventure. Because they are doing major upgrades to the property it took three rooms before we got one that was ready for us to stay in. In fairness the work they are doing is very, very good. Once completed this will be a higher national chain level hotel. Nice floors and new carpets. Marble bathroom. My only real problem was the obvious lack of experience with running the p;ace while all this work is being done. The first room they gave us still had a steam cleaning crew inside the room as we got there. Everyone was very nice and it got handled but I wonder why the front desk didn't know what was all too obvious to us. The large van with hoses running up the stairs into what would have been our room was a big clue. I'd go back for sure. In a year or so when they are done.

By , from Hesperia, Ca. on Aug 29, 2016

2

not as usual

Everyone

Smoking room had very loud air conditioner, tried to call desk phone was broken, cord pulled out. No chair or ottoman and tv reception was terrible, had to move cable in order to get semi-good picture. Never addressed concerns with staff because of their attitudes and statement of no room changes or refunds.

By on Aug 15, 2016

3
Everyone

There was a construction and there was no place for having breakfast, but the bed sheets were clean.

By , from Texas, TX. on Aug 2, 2016