Pleasant Surprise in Downtown Detroit
Very surprised at the cleanliness and decor of this remodeled hotel in downtown Detroit. Was looking for a hotel last minute and stumbled upon this hotel. Very satisfied with price, location and overall appearance of hotel.
Clean rooms, good location and area, comfy bed and pillows
Even though the website said free parking had to pay $10 a night for parking, overpriced room for the small size
The design. The staff was nice.
The mattress was really stiff and uncomfortable.
Nice place. Weird rules.
Room is great. Housekeeping staff were so nice and helpful. The restaurant and bar are beautiful and the team there is great.
The sundry shop closes in the evening. Thankfully the bar is open until 2 am so we were able to get something to drink since there is not even a soda-pop machine or bottled water for sale in the rooms. The front desk team looks cool and hip and seemed nice enough at check in but what hotel has a sundry shop with a locking door left unlocked, but then tells customers they can’t buy anything??? That just makes no sense to me.
I loved the whole look of the hotel. The rooms were so cute and clean. The Detroit artwork was very cool. They provided slippers and a very comfy robe. Location was also great. I know they're working on opening the bar/restaurant, so that will be awesome. I also REALLY appreciated that their little snack shop didn't charge "hotel" prices for the food an drink--keep that up!
The shower set up is pretty awkward, hard to reach to turn on. Hotel wasn't very lively but I think because it's just recently been renovated, the word hasn't gotten out yet.
location was only 10 min walk to the Joe and the Cobo centre.
the room is dated. Didn't come with any body wash, shampoo, and soap in the room, so bring your own.
Give your review a headline
The staff is wonderful!! If I could take them back to Chicago and get them jobs at the Luxury-5 star hotels--I would definitely "steal" them away!! They care about their guests and always have a kind word or smile. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable: be it extra hangers, towels, toilet paper, or asking about the closest restaurant. Bruce, Sara, Corey, Brian are the top notch employees other hotels like the Aloft, MGM, Westin would pay $15 to $18 per hour to keep. Everyone I spoke with knows they are the keys to this new renovation and hotel's success!!!
Corktown Inn has to do something about the DRY rooms! The windows do not open so NO fresh air ever gets inside the rooms. In the middle of the night, one can wake up with a headache and dry, bleeding nose. Perhaps humidifiers can be set in each room or available thru Front Desk. It is an old hotel so I'm not sure how they can counteract this problem for future guests. Also, the carpets are sad. Pull up everything and replace with a simple, all weather grey, black, dark blue carpet because the stains are everywhere!! I feel more protected wearing flip flops instead of socks or bare feet. Yikes! Renovations won't be completed until January? in time for the Auto Show we hope. Fix the washers/dryers in the laundry room, check/repair the elevators, and please bring back the free hot water (for tea) and coffee available throughout the day....
Cheap near down town
Proximity near down town
room was smelly
I've been utilizing this hotel for a few years now and I appreciate the renovations that are continuing, including the building itself, the staff, and the handling of reservations. Most of my experience has been positive, however about a year ago we had some issues (losing our reservation even though we had already paid, charging us for smoking when we did not smoke but was from previous guests, and not having a room that all 3 of us could stay in together although that is what we had reserved). Those problems have seemed to be addressed as this most recent visit was a positive one. I booked and paid for our room online and had no issue at check in. The staff was friendly and available, the parking was great and they even let my parents park there for the day while we went to the Tigers and Lions games (which saved them about $50 in parking). The walk to Ford Field and Comerica is not bad, however I prefer to walk a couple blocks to the bars that have the free shuttle. Overall, this hotel is a great value and perfect if u need a no-frills place to crash after a ballgame or concert.
The Corktown may not be the most clean place in town, but the location and price make it very appealing. Just as the sign says, it's "a fine hotel".
our Standard room smelled very smoky so we got an upgrade to a bigger room on a higher flor that was actually very clean and nice. The parking space is very safe and closed. It is close to downtown and the Stadiums. Staff is very friendly an helpful.
Furniture is a bit old and used. The room we first had on the first floor smelled Like someone just smoked in it...But asking we could move to another room.
The location is the prime attraction for Corktown Inn. At $65 to $80 per night, it needs a upgrade pronto! The carpet is old and molded. The walls in the hallway need painting (other than white or ivory which shows every hole, patch over, dirt, etc). The rooms are stuffy (one cannot open or crack the windows for air) and it is even more noticeable when someone is smoking or experimenting with marijuana down the hall? Perhaps an ozone machine should be used to clear out the rooms or check the heater for dust. The friendly staff makes up for the look of the hotel, and they are always informative and pleasant.
As mentioned to the left.....
Clean and cheap with free parking. No extras but enjoyed my stay there for the night and slept well.
This place was nasty!
Located very close to Joe Louis Arena.
An older hotel so a bit run down. The neighborhood also didn't seem to be the best.
Dodgy motel in dodgy area frequented by ladies of the night, not for the inexperienced visitor to Detroit
Yes,Everything checked out after one night
Computer at reception for clients, wireless free. Motel in Detroit, do not expect big thing, dont go there with your family.
Located in a abandoned place of town, does´t look very safe. Just take care if decided to go there.
Stayed here for the St. Patty's Day parade for the second year in a row. The room is what it is, a room. It served the purpose of a place to crash for the night after partying all day. Only a few blocks from the parade route. The room was clean and the staff were friendly and you can't beat the price.
More than ex Holiday Inn restored, an hotel in disuse
The pleasant people that run the place
Focus on your destination at the Trumbull and Porter Hotel Detroit, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member. Located in the Historic/Trendy Corktown district within walking distance to Downtown Detroit, DTE, Cobo Hall, Quicken Loans, ATandT, Bedrock, US Navy Headquarters, Wayne State University and over 20 restaurants and pubs. Only a one mile ride to Comerica Park, Ford Field, General Motors. Enjoy our complimentary amenities, WIFI, business center and a well-appointed fitness center with an awesome view of the Ambassador Bridge. Our spacious rooms feature a 42 inch flat screen TV. Hair Dryer, work station, refrigerator, iron and highlights artwork from artists from Detroit. We simply do not believe in -run of the mill- here, this hotel is one-of-a-kind.
Policies vary by room type and provider.