The Atheneum certainly has location working for it: it’s right in the heart of Greektown’s vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene and convenient to theaters, Comerica Park, and Ford Field football stadium. The 174-suite hotel’s Greek theme is apparent from the moment you step into the dark, high-ceilinged lobby, with its two-story mural of muscular gods lounging in decadent Mount Olympus style. While spacious and well-appointed, rooms are being updated in 2008 with new furnishings, so ask for a renovated room. Otherwise, there’s a chance you’ll wind up with a huge hot tub practically in the center of the suite—which, depending on your perspective (and companion), might seem embarrassingly awkward or wonderfully kitschy.
Room to Book: Senators Suites have conference tables, a wet bar, flat screen tv’s, and whirlpool tubs (comfortably located in the bathroom).