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Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
+1 313-877-8777
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Great use of an facility

During our venture for Detroit Autorama, this building was easily accessible from the roadway and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kristina y
This conference venue did not live up to the hype

Had high hopes but the disappointment started with trying to find parking near the Cobo Center... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Craig N
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Channahon, United States
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Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center. Cobo Center is a Green Venues Michigan facility with recycling stations throughout the building. Registration space available in the concourse. Registration booths are available for rent. The Cobo Center Business Center is available for computer access, copying, faxing and business supplies. ATM and mailing services. Visitor information center. Preferred in-house A/V provider with complete inventory of equipment and professional technicians. Cobo Center is ADA compliant. Cobo Center has a comprehensive Crisis Communications Plan in place. Parking is available at prevailing rates. The Detroit People Mover has a station on the third floor of Cobo Center with numerous stops throughout the downtown district. Superior air lift capacity at award winning Detroit Metro Airport (ranked #1 by many industry analysts). Majority of rooms in downtown convention hotel block less than 5 years old - over 1,850 new, competitively priced rooms on line since 2007. Overall campus on the riverfront includes Joe Louis Arena and Hart Plaza and makes outdoor festival or special event space easily accessible.
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Travellers talk about
“car show” (7 reviews)
“people mover” (21 reviews)
“concept cars” (4 reviews)
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1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
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+1 313-877-8777
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Reviewed 6 days ago

During our venture for Detroit Autorama, this building was easily accessible from the roadway and from the tram. The tram picks you up from the inside of the building, which was convenient in February! The restrooms were clean and there were many there. The conference...More

Thank kristina y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had high hopes but the disappointment started with trying to find parking near the Cobo Center. Bad signage, confusing directions by traffic control officers (they didn't even know how to get into the underground parking). It's a big building. That's about the kindest thing I...More

Thank Craig N
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your recent feedback. We were sorry to hear that you had difficulty parking and with room temperatures. I'm not sure why there was no one who could provide simple directions and understand your frustration. With regard to windows, we like to provide the...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Getting up to the 3rd or 4th floor is not a continuous or easy trip. The escalators, while adequate, were placed haphazardly and were not continuous to the the 3rd and 4th floor and required a somewhat lengthy walk. In addition, one or more escalators...More

Thank budmancjm
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

We are so sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations. It sounds like we made some mistakes. If possible could you reach out to me directly. I would like to contact you off line and learn more about the specific event you...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Excellent location and facility for big shows like the North American Auto Show. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and plenty of space for exploring exhibits.

Thank Choose2BKind
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thanks for your review of the North American Intenrational Auto Show and Cobo Center. So glad you liked both! Hope to see you back next year if not sooner.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

COBO Hall is a fantastic expo center that has come a long way. Having been to COBO many many times since the mid-nineties I can tell you the team there has made the hall truly world class. The current renovation and expansion was much needed...More

Thank Nick T
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you so much for your recent review of Cobo Center. It is hart warming to hear that the many changes are well received by folks who have memories of the building before the transformation, and how they feel about it after. We continue on...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Easy to get to with Detroit People Mover. Amazing custom cars on one floor and rat rods and live music on another floor.

Thank cdram0s
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thanks for your recent review of Autorama and Cobo Center. It is such a fantastic show for car, hot rod and street rod enthusiasts! Look forward to seeing you back for another event soon.

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went to hear the Minister at a workshop ate the Cobo Center. This is a great place to visit and to have conventions. They have the space that you need always. The Cobo is very convenient due to the Peoples -Mover train. Great connection!!

Thank caruba815
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thanks for your recent review of Cobo Center. So great to hear that you enjoyed your event and the building. Hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I attended two separate events at COBO Hall this February. I noticed that my recent experiences were better than during previous events. The convention center was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and efficient. Parking was a breeze. Everything was really well organized, with...More

Thank Wendy W
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. We appreciate the great comments and promise to keep working hard. Hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 12 February 2017

As far as conference centers go, COBO is very nice, but has two big cons. The look is very modern, it's easy to get to, the staff were professional, and the place was impeccably clean. Where is fell short was the catering and the A/V....More

Thank psudino
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. We appreciate honest feedback from our guests. I apologize for the food and audio visual quality. I would really like it if you would e mail me directly so I can determine the exact event you...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

awesome place/venue for such a great event. Very well organized and planned , I will certainly come back again.

Thank Jacob T
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thanks for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. So glad you enjoyed the show. Hope you come back soon!

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rlaubach
Can you use your own baby stroller in the show?
18 January 2017|
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Response from Greg D | Property representative |
You certainly can!
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rlaubach
Can you use your own baby stroller?
18 January 2017|
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Response from wt012345 | Reviewed this property |
No restrictions on baby strollers that I could see.
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_mjbert_41
1.Do u have to sch roof parking inadvance to get the $10.00 daily fee. 2. also I will be staying for a week, can I leave my vehicle on roof parking overnight 3. is there an additional fee if I leave and come back same day?
8 July 2016|
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Response from Greg D | Property representative |
So sorry for the delay in answering your question, hope it is not too late. The roof deck is not the place to park overnight. Occasionally guests from the hotel across the street park overnight in the Washington Street... More
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