MGM Grand Detroit

Detroit's entertainment epicenter
You’ll feel like you’re in Vegas when you step inside MGM Grand Detroit. The city’s first luxury casino resort is all that its Sin City brethren has famously come to embody, and then some. Located in the downtown district, the mega-resort is a city unto itself offering Vegas-style gaming, posh accommodations, a luxury spa experience, fine dining and an array of exciting options for nightlife.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • A short cab ride from the hotel can land you on the Detroit Riverfront, at the Detroit Institute of Arts or in Eastern Market, where food, art and culture collide.
  • The Tony Chi design of the 17-story hotel offers a serene escape from the everyday. The décor reflects elements of the Earth and nods to the abundance of water surrounding the Great Lakes state can be observed in subtle design cues.
  • There is a lovely guests-only first-floor lounge along the east wall, where five similar yet unique sculptures sit atop pedestals — each represents one of the Great Lakes.
  • Three of the Motor City’s most popular eateries are located under one roof at MGM Grand Detroit. Most notably, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck brings his culinary prowess to Wolfgang Puck Steak, where a full menu of grilled cuts, shellfish and whole fresh fish keeps you well sated.
  • No shortage of entertainment exists at MGM Grand Detroit’s casino, where 4,000 slot and video poker machines encircle classics like roulette and specialty table games like Texas Hold ’Em and Mississippi Stud.
Things to Know
  • MGM Grand Detroit’s downtown location puts it close to many of the city’s most esteemed entertainment venues, including the Fox Theatre, Masonic Temple and Saint Andrews Hall.
  • Sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know Comerica Park, Joe Louis Arena and Ford Field are also within walking distance.
  • You can hear live music performed nightly by local musicians in the new Axis Lounge, an open bar at the center of the gaming floor. Opt for a Detroit Sour (Canadian Club whiskey, Disaronno amaretto, red wine and fresh lemon juice).
The Rooms
  • The Detroit hotel’s 400 guest rooms of varying size offer picturesque views of the city. Some even provide a vista of Canada and the awe-inspiring Ambassador Bridge connecting the two nations.
  • Oversized marble showers with dual rainheads are fixtures of each guest room’s bath, and 42-inch plasma screen TVs adorn every living area.
  • Room decor is plush and contemporary with subtle golds, dark cocoa browns and rich reds. 
  • Turndown service comes complete with a Detroit classic — Sanders fine chocolate.
The Restaurants
  • Beyond the celebrated Wolfgang Puck Steak, Puck lends his savvy to another MGM Grand Detroit dining hot spot, the Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina. Open daily for dinner, it is known for its wood-oven-baked pizzas.
  • Across the gaming floor, head to the casual setting at Tap, where comfort food is the stock-in-trade. Take in a game on one of the restaurant’s 40-plus HD flat-screens and then imbibe on one of Tap’s 50 beers while sampling the popular housemade pickles made onsite 24-hours a day to keep up with demand.
  • A tried-and-true crowd pleaser at Tap is the TV dinner tray on Throwback Thursdays. Instead of frozen, tasteless Hungry Man meals in cardboard trays, expect fresh, upscale takes on classics like Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and peach cobbler in a retro ceramic tray replica.
  • Stop off at Ignite Sushi Bar & Lounge for an MGM Grand Roll (crab salad, shrimp tempura, avocado, tempura crunch, tobiko and eel sauce) or some cognac and follow it up with a night of dancing at the luxury hotel’s V Nightclub.
Getting There
1777 Third Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226
DTW (22-28 min)  
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