• Ethan Nemeth

Headed Downtown: A Review Of The Westin Book Cadillac, Downtown Detroit

To Celebrate Memorial Day this year, my family and I spent the weekend in downtown Detroit. We live about 35 minutes outside of the city and despite the proximity, don't get the chance to spend as much time downtown as we'd like. Before I review the Westin, I'd like to make a note for readers that aren't as familiar with Detroit. It's gotten a lot better for a safety perspective over the past ten year. There are many places to hangout with family, shop, eat and do so much more, especially compared to how many areas of the city you couldn't go to ten years ago. Detroit has defiantly gotten much safer and has many cool hangouts and places to enjoy.

The Westin's Exterior

The Lobby & Check-In

When arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a friendly staff member who advised us that check-in is done on the second floor. The lobby spans floors one and two and is quite beautiful. Checking-in to the hotel took less than two minutes and the staff members were very friendly.

The First Floor Lobby

Stairs Leading From The First To Second Floor

The hotel has many gorgeous open spaces in addition to the lobby on the first four floors.

Our Room

The hotel has 23 floors and our room was located on the 19th. The room was large and well appointed. It had very comfortable beds and a nice area to work. In addition, it also had a very spacious bathroom and nice views, (good size room for families).

The bathroom was a good size and had all standard appliances and toiletries.

The Lounge

Thanks to my mother's platinum status at Marriott, we received complimentary access to the executive lounge. It was a nice space that had drinks, appetizers and a great view of the bridge to Canada.

The lounge was a good place to relax and grab a bite to eat, but I wouldn't go out of your way to gain access. It is always nice to have, but there are plenty of good restaurants and bakeries around the area.

The Pool & Fitness Center

When I went for a swim the pool was nearly empty. There is a pool, hot tub, and chairs to lounge on. Adjacent from the pool is the fitness center, which seemed to have a good amount of machines including a Peloton Bike. I liked that there were cold towels for you after your workout.

Overall Impression:

I really enjoyed my time at this hotel. The rooms were big and clean, the facilities were nice and the staff was friendly. Detroit has a lack of 5-star hotels and this is definitely one of the nicer ones in the area. Rates generally go for around $300-$400 a night, but can also be booked using Marriott points. If you're looking for an upscale hotel in Downtown Detroit, don't hesitate to stay here.