Viking Motel

2720 Grand River Ave.48201DetroitUSA
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About Viking Motel

Viking Motel offers basic accommodation close to downtown Detroit.

Viking Motel features 60 simply furnished rooms, all of which are non-smoking. All units have air conditioning and Wi-Fi as well as cable TVs.

This property has a 24-hour reception team and offers free parking. Pets are not permitted at this motel.

Guests can enjoy free morning coffee here, but nearby eating options include Mitch’s Bar, Hotel Restaurant Motor City and Iridescence for American cuisine as well as Assembly Line Buffet for pan-Asian options. Ottava Via, Bucharest Grill and Slows offer Italian, Middle Eastern and barbecue, respectively.

This property is well-situated for a number of local sports and entertainment venues, including Comerica Park, Ford Field, the Masonic Temple Theater and the Detroit Opera House. The Motor City and MGM casinos as well as the General Motors Headquarters are all located close to this property.


2720 Grand River Ave., 48201, Detroit, MI, USA
Telephone: +1(877)74-8713 |

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Good for major event venues

This motel was especially popular with guests in town for sporting events and concerts. Given its proximity to the I-75/I-375 interchange, it put new arrivals in close proximity to a number of local venues, including the Masonic Temple Theater, Fox Theater, Ford Field, the Detroit Opera House and Comerica Park.

A customer service turnaround

Judging by recent guests reviews, the rude and unfriendly service that once seemed to be the norm at this property is no longer an issue. There appears to have been a considerable service turnaround here over the last few years and guests were pleased to be greeted promptly and cordially by this motel's friendly front desk team.

Value for money

This motel was a popular stop for those looking for simple, no-frills accommodation in the Detroit area. Many just after a basic bed felt that this property represented excellent value for money, especially given the access that it offered to nearby entertainment venues as well as the downtown area.

Negative Reviews

Bed bugs and vermin reported

To the horror of guests, there were consistent reports of bed bugs, roaches and mice at this property. Many reported spotting droppings in their wardrobe units.

Questionable surrounds, broken doors

Many felt that the neighbourhood in which this property is situated is rather down-at-heel. This gave the motel a seedy, even unsafe ambience. This was exacerbated by broken doors, a problem that appeared to be widespread at this property.

Stained sheets and walls

Stained and dirty sheets appear to be commonplace at this motel, as are dirty walls and tubs.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 61 reviews across the web
5.2 /10
5.2 out of 10 based on 61 reviews