This hotel review comes courtesy of one of our MVPs (Shawn Burke) who recommends this Westin as an "awesome accommodation alternative if you're on a quick trip to Detroit." Shawn reports that the hotel is approximately 20 to 30 minutes from downtown and it's located inside...yes INSIDE...the McNamara Terminal at the Metropolitan airport.
Guests need not even leave the terminal and the hotel has its own security gate for check-in (nice touch). The atrium-design hotel serves up 404 rooms across 8 floors. Expect typical Westin business-style rooms with plain colors, Heavenly Beds and Baths, high speed internet access, and a completely smoke-free environment. With airport hotels, we always worry about loud jets awakening us overnight, but Westin has done a pretty good job sound-proofing the rooms.
For your sweat, the 24-hour gym stocks a decent collection of Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment as you can see from the chart on the right. While Westin Detroit claims you can swim laps in its pool, you can't really...unless you don't mind turning around after every 15 or so yards. Starbucks Coffee is served in the lobby shop, which also stocks Powerbars and Gatorade.