I fully admit that spending one night in a Hospitality Suite at the Westin DTW was overkill. But you know what? It was kinda fun.
The Hospitality Suite is essentially a small apartment. It features a full kitchen, a dining room, living room, and a large bedroom. It’s very nice – though maybe not quite as luxurious as you might think it is.
A full review of my one night stay in a Westin DTW Hospitality Suite
The Hospitality Suite is exactly what it sounds like. Think of it as a small one bedroom apartment atop the Westin Hotel connected to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). For those of you wondering what a regular room is like at this property, be sure to read my Westin DTW standard room review.
The Westin at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport is connected to the McNamara Terminal (where the Delta gates are). You can enter the lobby directly from inside the terminal before 8 PM. Afterwards, you’ll have to go through the exterior entrance.
The lobby (and checking in)
I’ve never been a very big fan of the lobby of this hotel. It’s dark, kind of gloomy, and not very inviting IMHO. That said, none of that really matters when you know that you’ll be spending the night (and living the high life) in a Hospitality Suite.
Finding the Hospitality Suite
This is an 8 story hotel. The Hospitality Suites are located on the very top floor. No, there are no dedicated elevators to these suites – although it sure would be nice if there was. Just sayin’.
Cracking open the door to the Hospitality Suite for the very first time is a pretty neat feeling. I honestly had no idea what to expect before walking in, but I will say this: I did feel baller AF. It was an admittedly strange feeling considering how sweet of a deal I got for this one night stay.
As one might expect, the view of the terminals at DTW are pretty good from the 8th floor of the Westin. The suite I was in faced south, offering a pretty good view of Delta 717s and A320s at fairly close range. Was it as stunning as the view that I had from the TWA Hotel Howard Hughes Suite? Hell no. But it was good enough for who it was for.
Being able to spend a night in the Hospitality Suite was interesting enough – but the handicap accessible bathroom was the icing on the cake. I mean, my room at the Tokyo Haneda Airport Hotel was smaller than this bathroom for cryin’ out loud. It was obnoxiously awesome having a bathroom this large all to myself.
Pros and cons of the Hospitality Suite at the Westin DTW
Perhaps the best way to sum up my experience to say that I enjoyed it very much. That said, I’ll probably never do it again. It was just too much space for one person, and it felt a bit wasted on an idiot like me.
It’s huge! The hospitality suite is what you want if you tend too feel claustrophobic in small hotel rooms.
It was extremely quiet. I never once heard another guest at any point during the night.
I really liked the apartment-like layout. It felt like staying in someone’s home rather than an airport hotel.
It felt (and smelled) a little cheap. The smell of chlorine bleach mixed with the touch of faux wood on the furniture made it feel like a standard-issue hotel room.
The kitchen would’ve been a lot more useful with a stovetop.
I had a difficult time trying to keep the temperature regulated all night. It was either too dang hot or too freaking cold.