The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Detroit, USA

The hotel

Firing on all cylinders, this downtown Detroit hotel sits in the very engine of Motor City – with Comerica Park in one direction and RiverWalk in the other. The elegant 1924 shell of Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hides interiors that are cool and contemporary. Its fitness features include a heated indoor pool, hot tub, and The Spa Book Cadillac, where treatments whisk you from the urban excitement outside into Westin’s soothing serenity. And its five dining and drinking hubs range from Starbucks® to a steakhouse, with Iron Chef winner and TV megastar Michael Symon in the driving seat of ROAST.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Downtown Detroit, a short walk from Comerica Park, Ford Field and the scenic RiverWalk. Easy access to transport links. Nearby to local restaurants and bars. Transfer time from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

453 rooms and suites on 23 floors. All with air-conditioning, 55" TV with pay-per-view movies, signature Westin Heavenly® Bed, Westin White Tea Heavenly™ bath amenities, alarm clock, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and board, mini-fridge*, safe, bathrobes and hairdryer. Traditional Rooms are 340–405 sq ft and are on floors 7 through 12, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms all have a unique layout and are 360–480 sq ft, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Rooms are 475–500 sq ft and have city views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

24 Grille (fine dining, open for lunch and dinner). The Boulevard Room (American classics and superfoods, open for breakfast). ROAST (celebrity chef Michael Symon's steakhouse, open for dinner, reservations required). The Motor Bar (lobby bar offering light bites, open for lunch and dinner). Starbucks® Reserve Cafe (open for breakfast and lunch). Heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. WestinWORKOUT® fitness centre. SPA Book Cadillac*. 24-hour room service*. Local restaurant dinner delivery service*. Concierge. Complimentary WiFi in lobby and public areas. Valet parking $35 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible customer service. Answer your darn phone!

Sep 18, 2020 jvoorman

If you want your anniversary, birthday, conference, or just a night in Detroit completely ruined, look no further than this property! From staff that can't be bothered to answer the phone at ANY TIME during our stay, inaccurate and contradictory parking information on the website, a lying front desk clerk who claims to be the manager of the… Read more
If you want your anniversary, birthday, conference, or just a night in Detroit completely ruined, look no further than this property! From staff that can't be bothered to answer the phone at ANY TIME during our stay, inaccurate and contradictory parking information on the website, a lying front desk clerk who claims to be the manager of the entire hotel, nobody to answer the phone to help when we ran out of toilet paper, no shampoo in the shower, non-existent water pressure in the shower, non-working power outlets near the bed (inability to hook up my CPAP machine!), a leaky ice bucket, and a staff that couldn't give a rat's behind, this hotel has it all! First, I am all about COVID Safety and have no issue with valet parking being suspended if the hotel feels that it is in the guests' best safety interest. HOWEVER, it is noted on the hotel's website homepage and the third-party site I booked through that it IS available. (To be fair, there was another note buried in a linked page and under a dropdown heading that listed valet parking as discontinued, but that contradicts the information on the homepage and I didn't find it before my arrival.) My issue? After waiting at the valet stand, which had no sign posted about valet not being offered, I called the hotel to inquire if a valet was coming or see what my other parking options were. I called the front desk FOUR TIMES! (My wife also tried calling while I circled the block!) Each time, the phone rang, and rang, and rang some more, and nobody answered! Unacceptable! We did finally find parking in a garage adjacent to the hotel, but c'mon, a 4-star hotel and the front desk can't be bothered to answer the phone for 10-15 minutes while I sat like a fool at the valet stand and circled the block four times in an unfamiliar city. Hilariously enough, later that evening, my wife and I spent ten minutes outside the valet stand while waiting for a Lyft ride, and while doing so, we spent our time informing other guests that valet was discontinued, as several guests also were unsuccessfully waiting on valet and trying to reach the inattentive front desk staff by phone. (We talked to at least 6-7 drivers, some of whom already had unloaded luggage to the curb!) Our bathroom, while spacious, was less functional than the ones at the Motel 6 I crash at in suburban Ohio each December as part of a work reunion tradition. The shower had almost no water pressure. The water poured full force out of the tub faucet and hardly any came out of the shower head. (Yes, I know how to operate a shower, it was not a user error!) There was no shampoo in the shower for me. (My wife brought her own). The sink "hot" water was basically boiling and the cold tap wasn't working. We had to brush our teeth, shave, and wash our face without cold water. (Spoiler alert: Nobody answered the phone to address our concern!) Speaking of our bathroom and staff not answering the phone, nobody answered to assist us when my wife ran out of toilet paper and she had to use tissues. I went down to the front desk to speak with the alleged "manager." He was rude, arrogant, and condescending. He offered no apology for not answering the phone, tried to make me feel like I am an idiot for not digging deep into their website to find info about valet, and became argumentative with me about my other issues. He made no note of nor addressed any of my valid concerns. (After dismissing each of my concerns one-by-one, he just shrugged and said "Yeah, what else?") After he was of ZERO assistance to correcting our bathroom issues, no apology for not answering the phone, and being incredibly condescending, I asked if there was ANYONE else I could talk to. He said there was not. I asked who was above him. "Nobody, I'm the manager!" He is NOT the manager. (Possibly a shift manager? But I called Marriott to complain about my stay and the clerk's rudeness and they confirmed he is not the head/general manager of the hotel. There IS somebody above him, he just lied and refused to elevate my concerns to a more senior staff member or provide me with access to contact her.) In the spirit of fairness and full disclosure, he did offer me 5,000 rewards points IF I signed up for a loyalty program while giving out all of my personal information to him at the front desk in front of other guests. (I later found an email from Marriott -- Westin parent company -- offering me 2,500 points just for signing up! What a joke!) I asked what exactly "5,000 points" meant. He told me 20,000 would get me a free stay at that property and failed to explain how one acquired more points. (Also a lie! 35,000 points is needed, according to the hotel's website.) I typically travel only for work for hotel stays or Air BNB for personal trips, so loyalty points at a hotel don't do a whole lot for me, especially when I would have been only 1/7 of the way to a free night and have to spend an additional $3,000 at Marriott properties to earn a free night there! We would have switched rooms had someone answered the phone and provided assistance, but by the time this NON-MANAGER was done making me feel like an idiot and an undervalued guest, we had already showered (in minimal shower pressure), got ready, and had to leave to make our dinner reservation on time and we didn't want to pack up our things and move at 11:00 PM upon return. The alleged "manager" said he couldn't even consider adjusting the room rate because I booked through a third party. I called the third party (who has the only customer service agent sympathetic to my concerns). The representative told me that there is ABSOLUTELY something the hotel CAN do about a rate for rooms booked through them by giving an exception to said third party that allows them to issue me a partial refund/full refund/credit. The third party called the hotel to discuss this possibility and advocate on my behalf. But....You'll never believe this! Nobody answered the phone! They opened a case for me (as did Marriott customer service when I called them), but it's been a full week now and neither the hotel, Marriott, nor third party has reached out to me.) While perhaps out of the hotel's control and not actually part of my complaints, we were on the 18th floor and put in the last room at the absolute end of the long hallway and had a lame view of the hotel wall and an alley way. (I had read reviews about the hotel with guests raving about the great city views.) We were near a staff door that we could hear opening and closing and hear staff chatting in the evening. (Again, not the end of the world, but compiled with everything else, it was irritating.) Minor things do go wrong, but coupled with everything else, it was also irritating that at least one power outlet didn't work (closest to the bed and most convenient for my wife's hairdryer; and where I would hook up my CPAP, which I now couldn't do, and got a terrible night's sleep as a result, despite an incredibly comfortable bed). Oh, our ice bucket had a leak in it, too. This was our wedding anniversary weekend, and because my wife had been dying to try a restaurant near the hotel, off to Detroit we went! We drove from Canton, OH (3.5 hours) My wife wanted to stay at a 2.5 star hotel in a less-desirable location for a lesser price, but I insisted that we stay in this alleged 4-star hotel. Man, did I look like an idiot! I was so worked up by the rude manager that I could barely enjoy our (very expensive) anniversary dinner. I didn't want to spend a combined two hours of our mini-getaway circling the hotel while trying to reach the front desk about parking issues, riding the elevator down 18 floors to speak with a discourteous employee, and being on the phone with Marriott customer service (and the company I booked through) in a failed effort to resolve my issues. To be fair, the hotel was very clean, COVID guidelines were well followed, the beds were comfortable, our room was quite spacious, there was a large and efficient elevator bank, a Starbucks on the first floor, and we LUCKILY GUESSED the right place to park (no thanks to staff!) and the hotel validated parking for all guests in that garage. Unfortunately, those are the only good things I can say. I don't think that cold running water, toilet paper, shampoo, sufficient water pressure shower, and having a staff member answer the phone at some point during our stay are unreasonable things to ask of a Motel 6, let alone a 4-star hotel. The absolute shame of it is that if the staff had been friendly, helpful, attentive, or at least answered the gosh darn phone, many of our bigger issues could have been easily resolved. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worked for our needs!

Sep 1, 2020 cbmpsu NJ

Was heading to Western Michigan and needed a hotel on the way for us. With covid I like as little interaction as possible and this worked for us. Was able to park for free in the garage in the valet space. Check in was quick and easy and the room was spacious and clean. Check out was easy too. Lobby was nice.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating These people are heartless and do not care about their customers

Mar 26, 2020 herrickjde

I had to cancel my trip for a legitimate medical reason and these people are heartless and do not care about their customers. They charged me a penalty and the property was full. Management would not return my calls and I never get a straight answer from anyone. I would not recommend this property to anyone. Customer Service is terrible, and… Read more
I had to cancel my trip for a legitimate medical reason and these people are heartless and do not care about their customers. They charged me a penalty and the property was full. Management would not return my calls and I never get a straight answer from anyone. I would not recommend this property to anyone. Customer Service is terrible, and I hope our company does not use them again. I am a Marriott member and will never stay at Westin property again. I would not have had this issue with Hilton. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Solid hotel close to Campus Martius

Mar 23, 2020 hundo_in_Batavia Batavia, Illinois

My family of 4 stayed here at Christmas for 4 nights. The location was close to Campus Martius where there are all sorts of stuff to do. At Christmas time, there's a kindlemardt in the plaza with shops and tents (reminiscent of German Christkindlemardts!) as well as an ice rink for skating. The hotel is luxurious and has several restaurants (all… Read more
My family of 4 stayed here at Christmas for 4 nights. The location was close to Campus Martius where there are all sorts of stuff to do. At Christmas time, there's a kindlemardt in the plaza with shops and tents (reminiscent of German Christkindlemardts!) as well as an ice rink for skating. The hotel is luxurious and has several restaurants (all of which were great). The lobby bar service is wonderful too. Great place and have already been back since Christmas. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor customer service skills/ lack of staff

Mar 12, 2020 ccwiegand Armada, Michigan

My family and I stayed the night for a local wedding, 2-29-2020. Checkin was great, room was ready and I was told they would bring up a roll around bed for my 8year old son. Room was clean and spacious, however bed for my son was never brought up as promised. We asked 4times throughout the stay. By the time the wedding was over and we were ready… Read more
My family and I stayed the night for a local wedding, 2-29-2020. Checkin was great, room was ready and I was told they would bring up a roll around bed for my 8year old son. Room was clean and spacious, however bed for my son was never brought up as promised. We asked 4times throughout the stay. By the time the wedding was over and we were ready for bed and the night shift was on duty, we were upset and tired that the bed was not brought up. We expressed that to the night manager and he said we were not getting one. No apology, no service, no explanation. The lack of communication and problem solving skills of the night manager was appalling. All management should be sent to leadership classes to be able to communicate effectively. Also, there is no assistance with your luggage. No one to even hold the door open for you. We even asked for a luggage cart and was told there is not one we can use. The restaurant on site not staffed appropriately. We watched people sit down and leave without service around 1:30pm, that sat during lunch hour. 90 dollar lunch for 2 adults and 1 child should come with exceptional service. Choose a different hotel if you want your needs met. ( The valet staff and company was awesome: but they are not employed by the hotel.) We will not return. Read less