Detroit

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Find cultural and historical attractions, great spectator sports, a pretty waterfront promenade and fascinating automotive history in America’s Comeback City.

For over 100 years, Detroit has been a global leader in manufacturing automobiles. Learn about this history and see how the city has reinvented itself as an exciting place to live and visit.

Cultural attractions include numerous museums and art galleries. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the nation’s top museums, browse 65,000 artworks from ancient to modern times. The Detroit Historical Museum covers the region’s interesting past, including the Motor City exhibit, relaying 100 years of automotive history. Bring kids to experiment in the Michigan Science Center.

Detroit is home to Motown Records, the innovative label that brought music from The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others to the attention of everyone in the country. Relive the early days of Detroit’s music scene at the Motown Museum, also known as Hitsville U.S.A.

Walk along the Detroit Riverwalk presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. The Detroit Experience Factory offers a free tour, providing information about Detroit’s history, including its role in Prohibition and the Underground Railroad.

Detroit grew along with the automotive industry. Some of the most impressive architectural structures from the city’s heyday remain today. See the art deco skyscraper Guardian Building, once a major financial center for Detroit’s huge industrial complex. The Fisher Building is another tall tower built for automotive industrialists who contributed greatly to cultural and civic development in the city. Visit the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, where Henry Ford initiated mass production of the Model T in 1908.

Watch the NFL Detroit Lions play football at Ford Field and the MLB Detroit Tigers play baseball at Comerica Park. Use the fun Detroit People Mover light rail system to get around the city.

Escape to Belle Isle Park’s nature center, aquarium, golf range, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the popular Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. For a quick international experience, cross the Detroit River for a visit to the Canadian city of Windsor – just remember to bring your passport.

Where to stay in Detroit

Greektown Casino Hotel
Greektown Casino Hotel
4 out of 5
1200 Saint Antoine St, Detroit, MI, 48226
The price is £154 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (961 reviews)
"Our only issue was finding out where to park for staying at the hotel. Signs were virtually non-existent and confusing"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Greektown Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI, 48201
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £190 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,159 reviews)
"Good."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

MotorCity Casino Hotel
MGM Grand Detroit
MGM Grand Detroit
4.5 out of 5
1777 3rd Street, Detroit, MI, 48226
Fully refundable
The price is £171 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free parking, 7 restaurants and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (965 reviews)
"Very pleasant staff when I arrived they let me check in early and even offered me a late check out."

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

MGM Grand Detroit
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonesta ES Suites Auburn Hills Detroit
Sonesta ES Suites Auburn Hills Detroit
3 out of 5
2050 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
The price is £92 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Auburn Hills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (801 reviews)
"This property is very pretty and staff was very nice. We got upgraded to a very nice room that was very cozy. The free breakfast was good, but staff did not tell us where it was and how it worked. We also were not aware that there was no cleaning services in the room until you hit day 7. This didn’t ..."

Reviewed on 18 May 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Auburn Hills Detroit
Sonder Gabriel Richard
Sonder Gabriel Richard
3.5 out of 5
305 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48226
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and concierge services. Popular attractions MGM Grand Detroit Casino and Fox Theatre ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (66 reviews)
"Within walking distance to all the local highlights. Complete amenities provided. Floor wasn't cleaned properly before check-in. The floor in my house is way cleaner."

Reviewed on 18 May 2022

Sonder Gabriel Richard
Sonder The Randolph
Sonder The Randolph
3.5 out of 5
139 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI, 48226
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Greektown Casino ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (116 reviews)
"its value for the money"

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Sonder The Randolph
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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