Thanks for the advice guys I managed to get 4 tickets to the OHL, Alumni and Winter classic games so me my wife and two mates are coming to Detroit
We`ll be landing in Chicago on the 26th and staying for 2 nights then driving to Detroit for the next 5 nights, can anyone recommend where I should be looking for a hotel that`s near the games?
Also where is the best night life going to be? I`ve only been to Detroit once so I know where the Joe, hockey town cafe and ford field are but that`s it .
A bit of a late reply...
I personally don't know much about Ann Arbor, nor where good accommodations are in that area (I'm guessing the hotels will "gouge" you)...That said - I've stayed at the Embassy Suites by the Detroit Metro Airport http://embassysuites...HSES/index.html
I must say - it's very nice, spacious rooms, comfy beds, and clean/well kept hotel with a wonderful complimentary buffet breakfast (along with made to order eggs/pancakes)...It may be a bit pricey, but it's just off the I 94 interstate that's no more than 20 minutes to downtown Detroit, and probably no more than 25 minutes away from Ann Arbor...This is ideal with those who have children, or family/friends.
I also stayed at the Greektown Casino when I went to a game by myself in December of 2011...Nice place, but the gaming wasn't too impressive (if ya like gambling - craps tables had a very high minimum bet), but they have nice restaurants/bars in the casino, and neighboring Greektown area.
Best of luck!