Located in the Southfield Town Center complex, a mixed-use center home to corporations, retailers and restaurants, the 12 floor Westin caters to the business crowd. Free wireless access is available in the public areas; there is an onsite coffee bar that also sells baked goods and sandwiches to go; and the somewhat hip lobby bar is a pleasant spot to unwind after a long day. The common areas are inviting and stylish.
All 388 rooms are sophisticated and contemporary with serene neutrals offset by lively splashes of cranberry. High speed internet access is available in the room, but you must pay an extra fee. Heavenly Beds, Heavenly shower/baths, and ergonomic desk chairs are other room amenities along with a coffeemaker and mini fridge.
The spacious third floor fitness center is free to guests, open 24 hours and a convenient option for those looking for a quick session. The room isn't huge, but the plentiful windows make it feel larger. The LifeFitness equipment is first rate and the selection is pretty good with treads, cycles, and ellipticals. For those looking for strength, 6 stack loaded stations and a dumbbell set (10 to 50 lbs) are a welcome site. While many of the cardio machines come equipped with built in TV screens, bring your own headphones, because "renting" a pair from the front desk is a pain and will cost you $5. While there is an indoor pool here, it's pure leisure.
For those who seek a health club experience and/or want a lap swim, you'll need to drive. Despite Westin's "Southfield" address, check out both the Dearborn and Birmingham workout options. They may be more convenient. Swimmers, your best bet will likely be the Ford Community Center ($12/day) or the Franklin Athletic Club ($25/day).