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Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
+1 313-877-8777
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Great event Venue

Perfect for a large conference I was really impressed. Transportation around the venue was easy to... read more

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Laurelwright
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Highland Village, Texas
Great Conference Venue

I recently attended a convention at Cobo Center. This is a great place for such an event. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ray D
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Largo, Florida
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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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1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
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Reviewed yesterday

Perfect for a large conference I was really impressed. Transportation around the venue was easy to navigate, the food and sizes of rooms were varied and perfect. It is right on the river with picturesque views. There were plenty of great hotels nearby and fun...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recently attended a convention at Cobo Center. This is a great place for such an event. It is easily accessible by car, shuttle bus, or People Mover. Business meeting rooms, huge ballrooms, food court, and convention halls make this site ideal. Cobo is located...More

Thank Ray D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended a three day conference here and it was a nice clean venue. One comment was there seemed to be something wrong with the drinking water so bring your own bottle.

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cobo is the location for the North American International Auto Show, what better place to host than the heart of the Motor City. The Auto Show gets better every year. I make it a point to always attend to see the latest and greatest of...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your fantastic review of the 2018 North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. Appreciate the great comments and look forward to seeing you back this upcoming January!

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I am aiming to review the venue and not the event as the venue is static while events come and go and shouldn't reflect on the actual host building. We were there for a robotics world championship. The venue was large enough but the layout...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. We were glad you attended the FIRST Robotics championships. With 40,000+ attendees in the building at one time it can be a challenge to keep up with restroom usage. If possible I would like to ask...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I travel 2.5 hours north to attend the Autorama every year. This year was extremely overcrowded with people slamming into me left and right. I feel like max occupancy might have been reached and you have to walk with the flow of traffic or be...More

Thank Pineapple62
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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your recent review of AutoRama and Cobo Center. There were robust crowds on Saturday, that is for sure. We appreciate your commentary regarding seating, this is something we will look at more closely moving forward.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

While visiting the Detroit Auto Show, I was really taken aback by the changes that have happened to the Cobo Center area. The new conference center area (formerly "Cobo Arena" is open and modern. There is a gigantic ballroom which overlooks the Detroit River. What...More

Thank HLA3
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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are proud of the renovations. Rest assured there is a plan in place to keep maintaining and enhancing this civic treasure. Hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

HUGE facility has a variety of rooms, a huge open main hall/entry. It accommodates the international auto show and many other events every year.

Thank slsoleim
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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks for your recent review and great rating! This place is big, 2.4 million square feet big. We are continually trying to attract more events to the building. Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Auto Show was very good, but for number of people that was there, you need more restrooms. Good location - easy to walk to hotels in downtown.

Thank Igorek007
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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show. We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This center needs more restrooms for the amount of people. That is very poor. If there were more they are very hard to find as if they don't want people using them. lol! Went for the car show and it was packed with people. The...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We realize that there are times during the show that there are a large number of people in the building, on peak days that exceeded 115,000. We do our...More

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plcronin1968
25 April 2018|
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Response from Pineapple62 | Reviewed this property |
Hide it. They don't really check. Husband had a 20 oz tea in each back pocket of his jeans.
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theadley
17 December 2017|
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Response from Greg D | Property representative |
This really depends on your level of interest and pace at which you prefer to go through the show. My first question to you is are you talking about Friday, January 19 & Saturday January 20? If so the show floor is not open... More
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rlaubach
18 January 2017|
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You certainly can!
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