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Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
+1 313-877-8777
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Giant, drafty conference center

This is a big conference center with lots of room that serves it's purpose. There's really nothing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CLS3000
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Brooklyn, New York
Visited for a conference

The conference rooms were clean and well lit. The bathrooms are clean too. The room temperatures... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DrNana1
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Byron, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 2 weeks ago

This is a big conference center with lots of room that serves it's purpose. There's really nothing much to say about it, except that you should bring your own lunch and snacks because the quality of food in the dining areas is below the quality...More

Thank CLS3000
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy our retail food offerings. Your comments will be passed along directly to our catering partners who operate the outlets. Not sure if you tried the coffee...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The conference rooms were clean and well lit. The bathrooms are clean too. The room temperatures were comfortable. My conference included a continental breakfast each day and a bag lunch each noon. The bagels and bread were so dry they were inedible. I am sure...More

Thank DrNana1
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of Cobo Center. Thanks too for your candid feedback on the continental breakfast. We will be sure to pass along the feedback to our catering partner and are sorry that it was not up to standard. Again, thanks for the feedback,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a major convention that will attract thousands, and need lots of space for seminars and activities? Cobo Center will fill your bill! Several huge ballrooms, lots of meeting rooms, and a few snack joints in case anybody gets peckish. Directions and rooms are well-marked...More

Thank 596freyah
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Cobo Center and it being a great convention destination!

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The Cabo Center had underground parking and signs to make it easy to get around. Bathrooms on each floor. The food court is near "D" and had pizza, wings, sandwiches and a great made to order salad. Seating inside and outside grass to picnic on....More

Thank 1_Goddess_of_Travel
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for your recent review of Cobo Center. We appreciate the high marks you gave us and specific description of the on site concessions. Yes, more than 20 restaurant options surrounding Cobo in a 5 block radius. Sounds like I need to check out Maru!...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I never realized how big Cobo Center was! It reminds you of an airport first off, but the rooms are a great size. It has its own parking ramp for $10 a day. The biggest bummer is I was there for a tech conference and...More

Thank Sarah D
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks for the feedback on your recent visit to Cobo Center. This is a big building, 2.4 million square feet in total. Sorry we missed the boat on having the concessions open during your event. That will be something we will have to consider next...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I think cobo has come along way. I had people from out of town raving about the facility all I can say is good job Detroit keep up the good work at Cobo Hall

Thank Mark D
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks so much for your comments about Detroit and Cobo Center. It was great to have the GLAM conference back. It is an exciting time in the city and at Cobo and we hope to have you back next year too!

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I here for event and was real cool event and they gor alot room for alot different thing that go on. I like the big lcd tv they have there you a mile away...

Thank johntavernier
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had our national convention dinner dance here , it was an amazing center with stunning views of the city and a large Jumbotron outside showing all types of things in the city of detroit

Thank Susan C
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thanks for your recent review. SO glad you enjoyed and glad you came to Detroit for your national convention!

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We just finished a splendid afternoon brunch and decided to stroll around. We entered Cobo Hall and walked around the facility. It is a very large convention facility and since the renovation, it has more natural light. It has a food court area on one...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. It was heartening to learn that you came to Cobo because you wanted to see it; not just because you came for a meeting or event. The Cobo Art Committee has some very ambitious plans in...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Recently attended an international vehicle safety conference here. Very large facility in central location on the riverfront. Easy access from nearby hotels. On the people mover route. Good combination of various size conference rooms and nearby exhibition space. Plenty of restrooms. Adequate catering.

Thank Michael C
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks for your positive comments about Cobo and downtown Detroit. Hope to see you back for another conference soon!

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rlaubach
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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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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