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Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
+1 313-877-8777
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Autorama - Packed!

I travel 2.5 hours north to attend the Autorama every year. This year was extremely overcrowded... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Pineapple62
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Medina, Ohio
Beautifully modernized

While visiting the Detroit Auto Show, I was really taken aback by the changes that have happened to... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
HLA3
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Ann Arbor
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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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“car show” (8 reviews)
“people mover” (22 reviews)
“concept cars” (5 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 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

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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 5 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

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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 2 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.

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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 5 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.

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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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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The building is large and lacks signage. Parking lot had too fee signs telling what direction and where to exit. Also only two signs telling you how to get upstairs. Not sure how many bathroom s there were but the three we found also had...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. Cobo is 2.4 million square feet in its' entirety, so ypou are absolutely correct, it is a large facility. We appreciate your comments regarding signage. We continually examine this...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Great show, great location. The center was clean, safe and a great location. The show itself was good. I flew up from Florida to look at some cars. Not sure if it was worth the trip as the show was a little smaller than I...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We appreciate your specific comments about Cobo!.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The Cobo has undefeated be some much needed updates and holds up pretty good. The bathrooms needed some updates and the lobby used to be barren. Now there are plenty of restaurants and places to get drinks or wine. However, parking still is in short...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thanks for your review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We have overseen a $279 Million Dollar investment in the building, which for the most part concluded in 2015. Parking can be challenging on event days in the city now in...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This place has seen better days. The whole area needs to be updated and the auto show is not what it used to be. $20 to $30 parking in run down garages or double parked surface lots. The only handicapped entrance into Cobo is at...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We are sorry that accessible entrances to the building were not clearly marked. There are multiple accessible entrances on every level of the facility. Parking at Cobo Center is available...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great place Easy parking Modern installations Very efficient personnel I will come back to other events in this place Some very good hotels in the Cobo’s areaMore

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thanks for your review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed! We are fortunate that a few more hotels will be opening in 2018 in downtown Detroit, including the Siren Hotel on Broadway in...More

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theadley
18 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
19 January 2017|
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Response from Greg D | Property representative |
You certainly can!
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Response from wt012345 | Reviewed this property |
No restrictions on baby strollers that I could see.
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