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Paulmcall
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 1:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll try to do my part in supporting Detroit this weekend by spending it downtown. My wife and I are taking in the Tigers game on Saturday and cruising a variety of venues around the Hilton Garden Inn which is centrally located.
Has anyone here been to the hotel lately?
I know Sweet Georgia Brown is nearby as well as the restaurant in the Gem. Has anyone moved into the old New Hellas location yet?
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 1:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hopefully there will be a victory parade to go to this weekend, as well.

Can't say much about the hotel other than it looks swell from the outside and it always seems to have people going in and out of it. It appears very reputable.

New Hellas had an Italian restauranteer lined up to come in, no? Don't know if its operational yet.

Harbor House is now located across Gratiot from the HGInn where Cock/Bull was (haven't been there but most people are love/hate with it). You'll be around the corner from Broadway, which means Beer Co. and Small Plates. Might as well see if anything you like is at the Opera House, too.

...go Tigers, beat Cleveland.
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401don
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 2:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stayed at the HGI twice last summer. Nice rooms. Pool is small. Breakfast buffet is mediocre at best. Definitely don't pay for it if it's not included. Head over to Breakfast House & Grill on Woodward instead. Fishbones is a good dinner bet nearby if you don't feel like Greek.
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Rrl
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 2:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Paul-
Have you called the Hilton Garden? I checked for a room this weekend too, they're booked. Even the budget Milner is booked Sat night. So is the Inn on Ferry Street (BTW, best spot to take your lady for a romantic night in the City).

Is the old Pontchartrain now open for business?

If not, looks like the Marriott for me...
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 3:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn over NCAA regional and opening day weekend. It was really nice and is a great location. I can't really speak for breakfast because all I got was coffee and juice, but it looked like a typical hotel breakfast setup. The staff is also very pleasant.
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Spiritofdetroit
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rrl, yes the Pontch (now Sheraton) is open for business.


Glad to see the hotels are fillin up in detroit!
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 4:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Hilton Garden is fine. I've stayed, friends have stayed. Nice place.
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Detroitbill
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Some friends of mine from Chicago were just in and stayed at the Sheraton ( old Pontch) and I went over to visit them. They did a pretty nice job on it inside and the room they had ( on 24th floor ) was quite nice and a real nice view.. Its not the most plush hotel we have but they did a good job,, definetly a good alternative now and Im sure fairly reasonable.
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 7:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We've been booked for weeks, so we're ok for the weekend. Just hope the folks over on Broadway aren't trigger happy on Friday or Saturday night.
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Vivadetroit
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 9:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the Italian restaurant which will take New Hellas' spot isn't open yet. I was down there today and the windows are still covered w/ fabric.
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48202
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A friend of mine stays at the Hilton Garden for a few days each month when he is in town on business. The place gets my vote of approval. The Hunter House restaurant has been replaced by a bar & grill. Anyone have any reviews of it?

Paulmcall Spend some time at the Detroit Festival of the Arts in Midtown this weekend.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 1:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hilton Garden Inn is fine. New, but just basic rooms. Nothing special. Parking is $20 a night.
Is you used the street parking that's ok, but you gotta plug the meters pretty early in the morning. Seems safe to walk around and no car prowls.

jjaba.
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Hans57
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 2:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I heard the Milner isn't a bad choice, they've spruced up the joint a bit.

http://www.milner-hotels.com/d etroit/index.html
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 11:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spent Friday and Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn and it was pretty good. Great location for Tiger's game and lots of places for dinner or drinks.
One suggestion is if you have a favorite pillow-bring it. This advice goes for an awful lot of hotels, motels etc.
The bar at the hotel was fine and breakfast was average. I did get the omelet free when the waitress forgot to order it in a timely manner.
The bed was great (king size) and it room was roomy.
My biggest gripe was they didn't have Fox sports channel on the room TV. No doubt they want you to see the game in the bar.
Over all, I was impressed with the whole experience. By the way, Sweet Georgia Brown is a very good restaurant. Food was fantastic. Live music got a little loud but you won't leave the place hungry.
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401don
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Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 2:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Glad you had a good time Paul. I used to think only kids took their pillows along but I started bringing mine a couple yrs ago. Even when these nicer hotels give you like 6 pillows they're all tiny or flat.
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Supergay
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Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 4:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can't believe no one mentioned Lola's as a possible dining spot. It's right across the street in Harmonie Park and it's great.

Vicente's is also two blocks away. For future reference.
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 4:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Or like rocks that you kill your neck on.

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