The Holiday Inn at Detroit Airport in Romulus,MI opened in mid 2011…and still has that new hotel smell we all love. The freshness, the cleanliness….I would have thought it had opened just that very day when I visited two weeks ago.
What makes the Holiday Inn Detroit Airport special is that, for the weary air traveler, one doesn’t have to fit the focus group’s hours of operation…the swimming pool, whirlpool, and fitness centre are open 24hrs a day…there is a convenience/sundries area next to the front desk where one can get snacks and frozen entrees to take back to the room (equipped with microwave ovens and fridges for just such a purpose)…the shuttle to/from DTW is 24/7…and the on-site restaurant, the Sporting News Grill, is open from 0600 to 0200, a full 20hrs, and served up the best club sandwich, brimming with the tenderest and freshest of fillings, joined with melt in the mouth onion rings, and bottomless sodas…not to mention the multitude of beers on tap to enjoy while sporting events air on screens around the room.
Great for our listeners in Michigan and Southern Ontario flying in/out of DTW are the stopover parking rates…for the same price as a regular overnight, you get an additional 7 nights of parking at a parking concessionaire across the street from the hotel. Considering that parking would have set you back $70 for the week….your hotel overnight is, in effect, half-price, approx. $40-$70 depending on day of week and season.
To top off a spotless room (with a full walk-in shower, so much easier to use than the traditional bathtub with the shower curtain that seems to darken the experience), with free wifi…a stay at the Holiday Inn Detroit Airport is made all that much more hospitable by its welcoming and caring staff, led by General Manager Syed Abbas, making even a short stopover on the airport strip a memorable experience.