For even more amenities, consider staying at one of Detroit’s three downtown casino resorts. The shimmering MGM Grand Detroit (1777 3rd St., 877/888-2121, www.mgmgranddetroit.com, $259–459 d) houses an enormous gaming space, a full-service spa, pampering hotel rooms, live entertainment, and several restaurants, including the Wolfgang Puck Grille.
The MotorCity Casino/Hotel (2901 Grand River Ave., 866/782-9622, www.motorcitycasino.com, $354–504 d) also promises more than Las Vegas–style games, including a 24-hour fitness center, a luxurious spa, live concerts, varied dining options, and 400 stylish, state-of-the-art rooms and suites.
Even Greektown has its own resort, the Greektown Casino (555 E. Lafayette Ave., 888/771-4386, www.greektowncasino.com, $119–229 d), which offers a fine steakhouse, a trendy lounge, a wide range of gaming tables and slot machines, and amenities like ergonomic desks, plush bedding, and free parking.
by Laura Martone from Moon Michigan, 3rd Edition, © Avalon Travel