I love the Doubletree in Detroit. Not only is it right down the block from my favorite grub hub there, Lafayette Coney Dogs – Coneys were invented in Detroit; all they did at Coney Island was throw the onions on top – but the hotel is great looking, and my corner suite was bigger than my house in LA. The staff is great (especially now that one particularly irritable desk clerk is gone), LaFrance in the shoeshine room is the man who shined OJ’s “ugly ass” Bruno Magli shoes and turned the photo in proving that OJ ugly-assed around in them plenty including the night he left the bloody shoe prints at Nicole’s. Though that has nothing to do with The Doubletree other than the excellent shoeshines that are available there. Anyway, if you hit the Motor City, lay your head at The Doubletree.
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