A thin ribbon of the Detroit River separates the city of Detroit from the city of Windsor, Ontario. At the river's edge, America and Canada are less than a mile from each other; you can go through a tunnel into an entirely different country in minutes. Quality Suites Downtown sits in the very center of Windsor, near waterfront walking trails and the University of Windsor.
The hotel has a complimentary shuttle on weekends that drops off guests at the nearby Caesars Windsor casino. Head downstairs to the onsite restaurant, Superstar Bar & Grill, to enjoy comfort food such as beer-battered fish 'n' chips and new york strip loin.
The hotel's two-room king suites feel airy and spacious; there are separate bedrooms cordoned off with large french doors, and a living room area features a sleeper sofa and an armchair. There's a little dining nook, too, with either a refrigerator or un-stocked minbar for storing snacks and leftover snow.
Windsor, Ontario: Casino and Beautiful Parks
Americans frequently cross the border over to Windsor, the southernmost city in Canada, to take advantage of the area's looser laws about gambling and drinking. Quality Suites Downtown is situated within walking distance of the Caesars Windsor casino, but it's also just a short stroll from the Odette Sculpture Park. It's worth it to visit this free, open-air gallery along the river, which showcases more than 30 large sculptures by modern artists. The Coventry Garden is also nearby; it's an elegantly landscaped public park featuring the world's largest floating fountain, the Peace Fountain, which turns into a water light show at night.