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An Icrontic favorite - The Corktown Inn Detroit - to be completely overhauled

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian

I have a feeling that if this renovation is as comprehensive as they say it will be, this place will no longer be on the "cheap places to stay while visiting ICHQ" list...

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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Damn hotel hipsters.

  • SignalSignal Icrontian

    Wasn't this on the "cheap place to get bedbugs while visiting ICHQ" list? I remember it being touted as sketchy and moldy.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @Signal said:
    Wasn't this on the "cheap place to get bedbugs while visiting ICHQ" list? I remember it being touted as sketchy and moldy.

    Yep. We'll see how cheap it remains after this overhaul. I have serious doubts that it will be affordable after this.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    Looks like renovated rooms are currently renting for $109+tax per night.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    The REAL re-renovation has not begun yet. They're absolutely gutting the place and restarting from scratch.

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    The should torch the place then re-build. I shudder just thinking about that place. Ugh.

    malia
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @UPSLynx said:
    The should torch the place then re-build.

    Looks like they basically did.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    That does look pretty nice now. I wonder if there are classier ladies in the hallways now ;)

    I would totes stay there, but I bet it'll be closer to downtown prices.

    Garg
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    @malia said:
    Still don't trust it......

    This was my reaction when Brian said as much on mumble

  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares New York City?! Icrontian

    Those look like hospital rooms with a couple of rugs thrown in.

    I'd stay there if it were cheap, but there are lots of other options around $149/night or less.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    @Gargoyle said:
    Those look like hospital rooms with a couple of rugs thrown in.

    I need to stay at your hospitals then.

    GnomeQueen
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian

    Maybe this is one of those hotels now where you are missing a kidney when you check out.

    Organ donor center disguised as a hotel.

    maliaTushoncolaGarg
  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic Virginia Icrontian

    TushonUPSLynxGarg
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian

    $139 seems kind of steep for that spot. Hope they do ok. It really looks nice.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian

    Also: Anyone else see the humor in the fact that they're doing a 'soft opening' considering their previous (well earned) reputation?

  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    edited May 2016

    You're not asking the important questions: do they turn a blind eye with what/who you bring to your room with you?

    _kWinfreyprimesuspect
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:
    $139 seems kind of steep for that spot. Hope they do ok. It really looks nice.

    That's not steep at all for a luxury hotel anywhere near downtown.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian

    I guess I don't (yet, they don't have any reputation outside of the old) consider it a luxury hotel at this point.

    GargGHoosdum
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian

    Wow, I think it looks great. Clean and modern/industrial. Not a bad price near downtown. Might have to check it out next time we visit.

  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian

    @Jokke said:
    You're not asking the important questions: do they turn a blind eye with what/who you bring to your room with you?

    Donuts and hookers all day erry day.

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