"Ramada Inn Downtown (formerly..." The Leland Tip by SilverVelvet

The Leland, Detroit: 2 reviews and 1 photos


Ramada Inn Downtown (formerly the Leland Hotel)
$59 - $94 USD

Unique Qualities: From the outside, The Ramada Inn Downtown looks like one of those once-posh, now faded old hotels with a grand lobby, 120 rooms, beautiful ballroom and plenty of art deco flourishes. It was built in 20s. The rooms are small and the beds a bit firm, but there's more than meets the eye at this infamous landmark. Some of Detroit's hipsters live among the rooms turned apartments and the parties are legendary which has given the hotel the affectionate title of The Chelsea Hotel after the legendary namesake in NYC. On the second floor of the hotel is the infamous Leland City Club, an unmarked underground Gothic/punkish club that has been beating with the pulse of Detroit for more than 20 years. I ran into Marilyn Manson there one night. However, even the city at large has some history there as the famous lounge bar on the now abandoned fourth floor was once a favorite haunt of Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa and the first place that the cops looked when he disappeared in what has now become one of America's great unsolved mysteries. Some say the floor is still haunted.

Address: 400 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48226
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
othercontact: Hotel: 313. 962. 1045. Leland Ci
Phone: 313-962-2300
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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