Last Updated on June 18, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Ford Field

Built in 2002, Ford Field channels a lot of Detroit spirit. The home stadium of the NFL’s Detroit Lions is named after the man who helped make this Michigan hub Motor City, and it’s conveniently located in the heart of downtown near Comerica Park (home of the baseball’s Tigers), as well as the restaurants and bars of nearby Greektown and Hollywood Casino. If you’re coming to Detroit for a football game or a concert at Ford Field, you also have a wide range of great downtown hotels to choose from. Here are the best hotels near Ford Field, all within a mile of the stadium.

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown (351 Gratiot Ave.; 313-967-0900) Downtown

“Without a doubt the best hotel within reasonable proximity to both Ford Field and Comerica Park,” writes a Google reviewer of this 198-room Hilton Garden Inn a third of a mile from Ford Field. “It is a short two-block walk to both stadiums and there is also a terrific hamburger place kitty corner from the hotel.” One Tripadvisor user echoes a common complaint: no free parking. “Note there is only valet parking here and there is an extra fee for this”—a fee another user calls “excessive.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Shinola Hotel (1400 Woodward Ave.; 313-356-1400) Downtown

Condé Nast Traveler calls the design of this 129-room boutique hotel “impeccable—a palatial space with mid-century modern furniture, loft-style windows, and quietly impressive details” such as faucet handles that resemble the made-in-Detroit Shinola watches. Online users like the less-than-a half mile access to Ford Field and its location in the re-emerging downtown. “Large, comfortable, spotless rooms combined with a friendly and professional staff,” writes one Google reviewer. “An easy walk to the sports stadiums or the riverfront, and lots of good restaurants, bars and shopping.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Atheneum Suite Hotel (1000 Brush Ave.; 313-962-2323) Greektown

You’re less than a half mile from Ford Field at this all-suites hotel that reflects the local Greektown history with Greek-mythology-themed décor and also “boasts skyline views and deluxe marble bathrooms” from every suite, writes US News & World Report. You’re also across the street from the Hollywood Casino, and walking distance to Little Caesar’s Arena, home of the NHL’s Red Wings and the NBA’s Pistons. Some online users complain of street noise, and one Tripadvisor user writes “room decor is dated, but it was still very new looking and clean. Walking distance to many downtown sites and the People Mover tram.”   >> Book this hotel for less

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (1114 Washington Blvd.; 313-442-1600) Downtown

When it first opened in 1924, this Italian Renaissance-style building was the tallest hotel in the world. Today the renovated hotel, now on the National Register of Historic Places, has been restored to “its former glory,” writes Afar. It offers “453 neutral-toned guest rooms—all with city or Detroit River views—an indoor pool, and an award-winning restaurant.” It’s also just a little more than a half mile from the stadium. One Tripadvisor user writes that her room had “a nice view of Ford Field,” and another writes the location is “perfect, in the middle of a beautiful, vibrant Detroit. So much to do within walking distance.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (400 Renaissance Dr. W; 313-568-8000) Downtown

Located in one of the skyscrapers of the GM Renaissance Center, this 70-floor, 1,246-room Marriott is an “eye-catching high-rise” and “a Detroit icon,” writes The Telegraph, with a “sleek glass and metal exterior [that] gives way to a soft, modern décor inside.” One Google reviewer likes the hotel’s “stunning views of the city and the Detroit River” while another likes “the onsite GM car museum. “Blocks away from casino and other restaurants. We walked to Ford Field for an NFL game in 10 minutes.”   >> Book this hotel for less