Greater Detroit Hotel with Antiques and Auto-Themed Decor
Detroit is the capital of the American automobile industry thanks in no small part to Henry Ford, a Michigan native who invented the Model T, developed the modern-day assembly line, and built one of country’s most successful automobile companies. Located about 10 miles from downtown Detroit on a piece of land once owned by Ford, the Best Western Greenfield Inn honors Ford with more than 600 classic automobile prints spread across the hotel. The hotel is also just 3 miles from the Henry Ford Museum, where you can see the Rosa Parks Bus and the limousine that President Kennedy was shot in.
The Best Western Greenfield Inn is a Victorian-style property adorned with columns, turrets, and dormer windows. Beyond the romantic pink exterior, old country antiques fill O'Henry's Restaurant, including a Victorian-era hutch that was hand-carved by a German craftsman. Diners can order specialty pizzas and salads sprinkled with famous Michigan cherries in the restaurant's library-themed dining room, featuring elaborately carved woodwork and a vintage book collection. Next door, Squire's Lounge evokes a warm vibe with original black-walnut-paneled walls that were salvaged from a famous hotel in Montreal.
This Victorian charm continues in guest rooms furnished with poster beds and wooden chests. Refrigerators and flat-screen TVs round out the modern amenities. Downstairs, you'll find a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a recreation room with arcade games and a ping-pong table.
Greater Detroit: Automobile Museums and Legendary Motown Music
Best Western Greenfield Inn is located in the town of Allen Park, about 10 miles southwest of Detroit. It sits near many of the area's most historic attractions, including Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village, featuring several historic buildings that were moved from its original location. Take a ride on an authentic Ford Model T, explore Thomas Edison's library, and tour the home of where Noah Webster wrote the first American dictionary. Just next door to Greenfield Village, the 12-acre Henry Ford Museum features presidential limos, interactive video exhibits, and other historical artifacts. You’ll see the chair President Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated, and an original bed used by George Washington.
After automobiles, Detroit is best known for its soulful music tradition. The Motown Museum is in the same house where legends such as Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, and the Jackson 5 recorded some of their most classic songs. In one of the studios, you can see a giant divot in the wooden floor where producers and sound technicians tapped their foot to the beat of the songs as they were recorded. Greektown, which is northeast of downtown, is a quirky neighborhood that has stuck to its immigrant roots. Monroe Street is lined with buildings made to resemble the Parthenon and Pegasus, and Greek music plays outdoors next to themed eateries.
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