Close to downtown attractions, the Detroit Riverside Hotel (2 Washington Blvd., 313/965-0200, $114–150 d) provides luxurious accommodations as well as an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a stylish lounge.
East of downtown, the Shorecrest Motor Inn (1316 E. Jefferson Ave., 313/568-3000, www.shorecrestmi.com, $73–161 d) is popular with execs looking to save a buck. The 54-room budget motel, in the shadow of the RenCen, is family-owned and includes business services, clean accommodations, and a decent short-order restaurant (the Clique).
West of Detroit’s stadiums and theaters, the 150-room Corktown Inn (1331 Trumbull St., 313/496-1400, www.corktowninn.com, $60–100 d) is another option for budget-conscious travelers who need little more than clean beds, laundry services, and proximity to Detroit’s main attractions.
by Laura Martone from Moon Michigan, 3rd Edition, © Avalon Travel