If you’re visiting Detroit, the two SPG properties, Aloft and Westin, are ideally located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of many attractions, restaurants, and bars. The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit is a mouthful but the name is based on the property’s historical background. The Hotel Book-Cadillac was once the tallest hotel in the world, playing host to distinguished pedestrians and the political elite. Despite being just shy of 100, the 2008 refurbishment and polished amenities make it feel fresh and modern.
The rooms are what you would expect at a Westin- upscale finishes and feel. You’ll forget you’re in an early 20th-century hotel. The only reminders are the unique layouts and slim windows.
The bathrooms are spacious, making great use of the space. A stone countertop completes the single vanity with thick tile lining the walls horizontally.
The Book Cadillac boasts an impressive list of amenities, including an impressive restaurant in Roast, a solid second-floor bar, and an in-house Starbucks. But we all know the real reason you’ll want to stay here: the Heavenly Bed. The Westin’s Heavenly Bed is, by far, the most comfortable mattress you will find in any hotel anywhere. When I’m in other luxury accommodations, I dream about the Heavenly Bed.
The staff here was excellent. Our front desk attendant inquired as to the occasion of our stay. I noted that it was the Fanwife and I’s last night in town, so she slid us a couple free drink coupons to help celebrate. We enjoyed some upscale libations at the nearby Bad Luck Bar and ultimately didn’t use them, so we gave them away. Regardless, little customer service wins like that can really make a trip special.
You’ll pay for this location and service, though. It’s not uncommon for room rates to push $300+ on the weekends. It’s a good points play if you have them. Or, you can just head to one of the 4 casinos nearby and win your stay back. No matter your funding choice, the Westin is a fine property in a prime location to help you explore a city on the rise.
Pricey, but a well-appointed hotel in the heart of Detroit.