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Hotel - Wayne State (Detroit)??

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by one_notch_down, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. one_notch_down

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    I have an interview at Wayne State next week and the program recommends staying at the "International Center" on Campus. Has anyone stayed here? If so, what did you think? Any thoughts of other safe places to stay close to the hospital? I have never been to Detroit so I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
     
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  3. IntMed

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    i heard there is a free shuttle from the internat'l ctr to the hospitals, but cannot comment on the ctr itself.
     
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    Don't know what you are looking to spend, but The Inn on Ferry Street is extremely nice for the price and is close by.
     
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    Um. Uh. The Courtyard by Marriott or the Marriott Renaissance Center is around 5 minutes from the Medical Campus, and they actually have cabs loitering around there during business hours.

    $99-109 a night, too.

    As for loitering around downtown, you can hit the People Mover (which no one uses) over to Greek Block, which has several bars, a bunch of restaurants, and a casino.

    You can go towards CoPa (Comerica Park) and Ford Field (site of Superbowl XL, in honor of the nation's (and thus the world's) Fattest City). There you can find HockeyTown Cafe, Town Pump behind it, and Harmonie Park (opposite side of CoPa) with more bars and restaurants. Finally, you can hit 5th Ave (pool hall + live music) on the 2nd floor of CoPa itself.

    Orr...take Michigan Ave from downtown west to see good ol' abandoned Tiger Stadium. The district around it, Corktown, is the oldest part of Detroit and supposedly is making a comeback. Lots of live music venues around that area.

    Detroit isn't really a pedestrian friendly town. Be prepared to walk or rent a car.

    PS We're getting 5-8" of snow tonight. Are you sure you want to spend the next 3-5 years here? :laugh:
     
  6. one_notch_down

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    Hey Guys/Girls -

    Thanks for all of the great advice. I got a great rate at the Marriott Renaissance Center, so I just booked that. I am also renting a car to get around.

    The weather is a bit shocking - I am in a hotel in Chicago typing this and it's snowing and about 14 degrees. When I left California it was about 70 and sunny!!

    Thanks again!
     
  7. c diddy

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    Man, last year when I interviewed at Wayne, I made the mistake of getting a room at Days Inn downtown since it was cheap. In the middle of the night the upstairs guests decided to beat the ish out of eachother and before you knew it cops were swarming with sirens and all at like 4am. Of course I had to be up at 6. Not to mention the room was a pit. i learned my lesson- spend the extra 40 bucks and sleep in a clean safe bed. Enjoy your trip.
     

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