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The Guardian Building

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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“art deco” (59 reviews)
“pure detroit” (83 reviews)
500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure if we just had ane excellent tour guide but this trip should be on every persons itinery in Detroit. The building is impressive on the outside but stunning on the inside. The guide had first class knowledge and very professional, taking the...More

Thank Manchestermarc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building inside, particularly during the holidays. The architecture of the building, ceilings, lighting, etc... are magnificent.

Thank JohnJovi1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without doubt the most gorgeous commercial building in the world, built in a time when money was NO object.....and it shows. Sundays the doors are open but you really can't get a feel for things so make sure you visit on the other days. Great...More

Thank Suzan J
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Prime example of Detroit architecture at its' automotive zenith. I get to do my banking in the Great Hall - what a privilege.

Thank no1norm
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Very interesting design and interior finishes. If you are in the downtown core, definitely take a few minutes to explore the lobby. Very unusual décor and interesting shops.

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very old style office building with awesome architecture. There is a shopping promenade with a bank and coffee shop. The outside is great too.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 27 October 2017

this building is well worth to pay the visit. It is gorgeous, elegant and bring me to the era of Detroit of Glory.

Thank Kaz K
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This building is so beautiful inside. Every detail is Art Deco. Wandering around you see more and more including the elevators and ceilings.

1  Thank laurie a
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This gorgeous building is a MUST SEE for anyone who values beauty, art, or architecture. We don't build objects as offers to the gods of art anymore, and the Guardian is not to be missed. I will never forget the first time I walked into...More

Thank sapph1984
Reviewed 17 October 2017

paintings on archways and ceilings are amazing. Random guy walking around told us the history of the building. I don't think he was part of the staff at the building

Thank cdeli2016
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Dorothy P
19 April 2017|
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Response from 13TigersLady | Reviewed this property |
There is often ample street parking available pretty much all over the city, but be careful to watch for the meters. They are skinny units and not very tall and there may be only 1 in a middle of a block. Bikes are... More
26 February 2017|
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Response from rosalie67 | Reviewed this property |
No there are 3 tours a day on the weekends. However, if there is a wedding or function the last one is usually cancelled.
16 July 2016|
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Response from StockholmKindaGuy | Reviewed this property |
You can also visit the building on your own, when it's open.