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Detroit, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This was a terrible place to stay this motel needs to be condemed drug addicts begging for change people out side the rooms hanging out. Bulletproof glass staff can't speak good english. I cancelled an they still charged me 2 days i had to send money on another hotel. Please do not stay here if you have any value for... More 

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13 Thank Jerome L
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2011

Firstly this isn't a family-friendly motel - it has shady characters, bulletproof glass at the office, in a sketchy area (though very close to downtown), and porn on the TV - but none of that bothers me and I actually prefer to stay in edgier locations for a more authentic experience of the city I'm in so I enjoyed that.... More 

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12 Thank TrentWilson82
Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2011

we were handed a key room 27 by the indians that spoke little english at the front desk of the Vikling Motel. as we approached the door, a 300 pound black man exited what was supposed to be our room. after exchanging confused looks, we returned to the front desk for a new room as the manager, who was creepily... More 

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21 Thank llamas101

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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2011

I thought since I would only be sleeping in this room for a few hours that it was no big deal to stay in a motel that I normally would not. I woke up the next morning covered in bed bug bites. When I returned home I actually saw a bed bug crawl out of my suit case. I should... More 

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12 Thank dwils0n
Hope, Ar.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2009

This whatever it was is not fit to be use as a motel. You couldn't understand the receptionist, and the so call VIP room, no way! The room that my husband and I stayed in , the bed almost flip him when he sat down. Rat droppings in the bathroom over the sink. Wires hanging everwhere. He had to shut... More 

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8 Thank vero60
akpatel1800, manager at Viking Motel, responded to this review

We are really sorry madam. I am agreeing that we had really bad management but we change the management and we also renovating whole motel too. We are having special price promotion going on. And we also put suggestion box in front lobby so now guest also can help us too make our place better and better everyday. More 

Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2009

We stayed one night and the following happened (ALL IN ONE NIGHT!) - The toilet didn't work - The cupboards in the bathroom was filled with USED toilet paper and tissues - EVERYTHING in the hotel was dirty - The bathroom floor and bedroom carpets was soooo sticky - We had a begger come up to us in the carpark... More 

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20 Thank aaussieguy2009
WV
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2008

We wouldn't get out of the car. Bad part of town. Overpriced. Canceled reservations and still got billed for 2 days. Police tape around 2 rooms. No front desk, just a small bulletproof window. Go to the Holiday Inn Express, cheaper rooms and just up the street. No one speaks English you could understand. Pictures of the Motel are very... More 

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13 Thank BobWv
uniontown
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2008

When we pulled up i wanted to puke, it looks like a crack house. Run for your life from this place. Within 5 min we were solicited for prostituion and cocaine by a hotel worker. I've never written a review in my life, but seriously how don't know how the health department hasn't shut this place down.

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13 Thank redblazen51
Toronto,ON
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2008

The 'receptionist' sits behind bullett proof glass.... Need I say more? He was exceptionally rude, threw me the room key and barked at me to give him 'Five bucks' with no explanation as to why or what for.. (I later read on the bullet proof glass that it was a deposit for the room key). There was supposed to be... More 

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24 Thank Tusia79
grand rapids
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2008

i just wanted to say that my boyfriend and i were in town for a Tigers game in May and we stayed at the Viking motel, Our stay actually was pretty descent , everyone was very friendly, and we were minutes from downtown. Now it wasn't pry the cleanest we've been to, but for what we were there for, which... More 

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4 Thank sam12314

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Viking Motel

Address: 2720 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Region: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Price Range: €61 - €84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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“DONT USE BOOKING.COM when there was questions they could not help customer service nightmare Please read reviews on this place and believe”
 of 5 bubbles G5250QYpeterb, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Just do not stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles PD86, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Stay at the motor city casino across the road”
 of 5 bubbles nicolep544, 13 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Pets are welcome and staff very nice. If the room is not the reason you are staying in Detroit then this is a much better deal”
 of 5 bubbles itchysmom, 4 Oct 2013 | Read review
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