Dearborn Hotel Going Green, Close to the Henry Ford
Founded by the pioneering automaker who was its namesake, the Henry Ford is a massive indoor-outdoor complex that includes the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, housing a huge selection of historically significant artifacts from American history. Among its holdings are Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theatre, Thomas Edison’s laboratory, and the bus on which Rosa Parks launched the modern civil-rights movement. Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit is located only three minutes from the museum and steps from the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters. Situated in the affluent suburb of Dearborn, the sleek, glass-fronted hotel that is working to go green is about 15 miles from downtown Detroit and 13 miles from Detroit’s airport.
Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit's onsite restaurant, Giulio & Sons, is decorated with murals inside. You can stop here to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s also Brew, the onsite coffee bar that brews Starbucks coffee, to help you meet morning caffeine requirements. Upstairs, each standard guest room is classically decorated with blond-wood furnishings and features a view of Dearborn below.
Greater Detroit, Michigan: Giant Art Collection, Legendary Motown Museum, and Quirky Neighborhoods
Located in southern Michigan, Detroit is close to Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, and right below massive Lake Huron. The Adoba Hotel is located in a quiet suburb about 20 minutes away from downtown.
Detroit has some excellent museums. One of these is the Detroit Institute of Arts, a 658,000-square-foot art museum considered one of the finest of its kind in the country. Its vast collection includes a dragon tile relief from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and a self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh.
The Motown Museum is located in the same house where legends such as Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, and the Jackson 5 recorded some of their classic hits. In one of the studios, you can see a giant divot in the wooden floor where producers and sound technicians tapped their feet 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 in particular is lined with buildings made to resemble the Parthenon and Pegasus, and Greek music plays outdoors next to themed eateries.
Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.