We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Detroit, MI
Phone Number:
313-833-7900
Website
Description:

Many major building attractions.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 324 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
A quick visit

We stayed for an evening in March. The downtown area has really improved In the past few years. It has a much safer feel and there is a lot to do. The newer sports facilities are... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
travmia
,
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 267: English reviews
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Downtown Detroit, is really experiencing a revival. All the beautiful old buildings that were once abandoned have been renovated or are being renovated. The city has taken steps to ensure that it is what they call "activated". In addition to walking to view the beautiful architecture that now houses well-known companies and several hipster-type places. There are several small plazas... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ava I
Carbondale, Illinois
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The nicest city I've ever seen! High colorful building especially at night. It's really a good place to visit.

Helpful?
Thank am_a_a20062002
Baltimore
Level Contributor
462 reviews
289 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I had a great time strolling around downtown Detroit, snapping photos on a blustery March morning. The city surprised me; there are more huge buildings than I was expecting, and like many midwestern cities the buildings are spread out around wide streets in a nicely planned layout. I saw several city employees keeping the streets clean, and a few security... More 

Helpful?
Thank primerstar6
Flint, Michigan
Level Contributor
195 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The city has gone through a transformation, recently. Crime has all but disappeared from downtown, as well as the transient, homeless population. While many buildings have been torn down, countless others who have retained the city's classical architecture remain. Detroit is a 'must-see'!

Helpful?
Thank Furious_storm
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level Contributor
54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed for an evening in March. The downtown area has really improved In the past few years. It has a much safer feel and there is a lot to do. The newer sports facilities are fun and friendly. The people mover is an easy way to get around the city.

Helpful?
Thank travmia
Hamilton, Ontario
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were visiting Leamington Ontario Canada and decided to drive to Detroit. City is much better than we expected. For those who like art they can visit the Detroit Institute of Art and spend quality time looking at the fascinating collection they have. Later a stroll to the beach front will take all the pressure of travelling away. Parking is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dannysharma
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Must have a hotdog at Coney Lafayette. We were careful around our hotel. There was good police presence. We were told as long as you are careful and not drunk out late you would be fine. My daughter, 20, at the time, commented she felt safer than in New York.

Helpful?
Thank envisagestar
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic city to visit, experience and photograph. Loved every minute of my long weekend trip.

Helpful?
Thank Barbie A
Washington, Michigan
Level Contributor
252 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I live in the metro Detroit area and when colleagues fly here to visit clients, I try to take them around Detroit, especially downtown. The city has done a lot to rejuvenate the city and it shows. Clean new streets, improved retail (Nike, UA, Warby Parker, Drought Juice, etc.). The stadiums are new and nice too for sporting events and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kristen W
Level Contributor
91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Truly the comeback city for sure! Lots to do, clean and lots to eat! My whole family likes going downtown and it's a fun place with lots going these days! Truly back and the D is the place to be!

Helpful?
Thank Rogie23

Travellers who viewed Detroit Downtown also viewed

 

Been to Detroit Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Detroit Downtown and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Detroit Downtown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?