by Jeff Bogle
It does not get much more chic and stylish than this stunning Aloft property inside the iconic skyscraper. Free Wi-Fi is a nice plus in an upscale hotel, but the lack of a pool is a drag for young kids looking to unwind after a fun day. Fortunately, the colorfully hip rooms are akin to a childhood play space!
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Colorful rooms
- Iconic location
- Free Wi-Fi
I came to Detroit to watch a few baseball games with my brothers at CoMerica Park on 9/11 and decided to stay at this hotel which was right across the street from the stadium. As we pulled in front of the hotel, one of the valet workers said “look as those wheels, those are pretty sweet looking on your van”. For some reason they couldn’t park my van with valet services because they said my vehicle was over 6’ and couldn’t fit in their lot. ”. The valet guy told me to park at a pay lot that was gated and well lit a block away. I parked my vehicle at the lot at 2pm. When I went to check out at 11am the next morning and take my luggage to my vehicle, my van was gone. Cameras at the lot showed a couple guys breaking into the vehicle and pushing it out of the lot around 12:35am. I really can’t believe that a hotel couldn’t park a vehicle in their valet lot and tell people to park at a lot a block away from the hotel. I’m assuming it probably was an inside job between one of the valet guys at the hotel and a parking lot guy. The reason I think that was the case was because of what the valet guy said about the wheels. And what do you know? The van was found without wheels and towed to a lot. I would be very skeptical staying at this hotel and having to park in another lot because the vehicle couldn’t be valeted. I had to figure out a way to get home from Detroit because I can’t walk and I’m in a power chair. I use the mobility van to get around wherever I go. Eventually I made it home late that night because I live 5 hours away. Stay at this hotel at your own risk. Never again for me and I will tell people that travel to downtown Detroit all the time, to stay away from the Aloft!!
I travel for business more than I would like, and tire of hotel stays, but since finding this gem, I look forward to my Detroit trips. It’s located in a vibrant part of the city in a beautiful building, but it’s the hospitality that makes it stand out. I so appreciate the warm welcome each time I visit. This past time I truly felt like I was in Manhattan in the glory days. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Thank you Aloft Detroit for being such a gem!