Detroit Casino Hotels

by Flora Richards-Gustafson Google
You must be 21 to gamble in a hotel casino.

You must be 21 to gamble in a hotel casino.

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Visitors and residents of Michigan have plenty of chances to win big or lose it all in Detroit casino hotels. Like the legal age to drink, 21 is the minimum age for guests to gamble at casino hotels in Detroit. These hotels offer many of the same services and amenities found in Las Vegas casino hotels. There are only three casino hotels in the Detroit area, but a two-mile drive into Canada allows visitors to try their luck.

Greektown Casino Hotel

Located in the tourist-heavy area of Detroit, the Greektown Casino Hotel is near Comerica Park, Detroit’s theater district and the Detroit River. With its gold leaf accents, marble floor, purple velvet and large, torch-shaped chandelier, the casino’s theme is ancient Greece meets the 21st century. The sleekly styled rooms and suites in the 30-story hotel are completed with riche green, red and orange tones, and have an Asian-inspired door that slides to separate the toilet area of the bathroom from the vanity. The casino offers free Club Greektown, a loyalty program for guests to earn points towards playing casino games, hotel discounts, discounts on purchases within the casino hotel and complimentary VIP services.

MGM Grand Detroit

Copying the luxury of its Las Vegas counterpart, the MGM Grand casino hotel offers pleasures for those on and off the casino floor. Accommodations at the hotel range from 510 square foot rooms to 1,000 square foot suites, and feature marble showers, deep whirlpool tubs and IP televisions set flush with mirrors. The MGM Grand has a loyalty program for its guests called the M Life Players Club, which guests can use at all the MGM Grand casino hotel locations in the U.S. to earn points and tier credits. Special packages for guests of the MGM Grand include spa and casino packages and packages for couples seeking a retreat.

MotorCity Casino Hotel

Located in what was once a Wonder Bread factory, outside Detroit’s downtown area, the MotorCity Casino Hotel is one of the area’s most noticeable buildings as the exterior of the building illuminates with a ribbons of light after the sun sets. The casino hotel’s funky, retro theme was achieved with the help of automobile designer Chip Foose, who used classic cars as an inspiration. Marble floors, faux bois walls, retro-style furniture, checkerboard patterns and swirls of olive green, black and ivory-colored circles throughout the casino and hotel rooms add to the nostalgic feel. The rooms and suites at the MotorCity Casino Hotel feature amenities that vary by accommodation such as in-room gym equipment, an en-suite boardroom, pillow menu and rain showerheads. The two-story casino features the Club Metro loyalty program, which rewards the guests of the MotorCity Casino Hotel with complimentary food, gifts, lounge access and a private valet entrance.

Caesars Windsor

Visitors with their passport books, passport cards or enhanced Michigan driver’s license or ID cards can travel through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel to the Caesars Windsor casino hotel in Windsor, Canada, which is only two-miles from downtown Detroit. Overlooking the Detroit River, the Caesars Windsor is part of the same chain of casino hotels as Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and offers its guests the same luxuries. The casino hotel has a 5,000 retractable seat “Colosseum” for concerts, a space the Caesars Windsor can also use as space for trade shows. The look of the casino hotel mixes ancient Rome with modern elements by combining high interior arches with modern furniture and colorful carpets. Rooms and suites in the hotel are decorated simply with contrasting chocolate brown and white colors, lamps that glow a stark white or orange hue, framed photographs and views of the river and Detroit. The Total Rewards casino loyalty program allows guests to earn tier credits, celebrations dinners and discounted or complimentary hotel stays.

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