Travel

Venue

The Big House returns to Huntington Place (formerly known as TCF Center / Cobo Center)!

Huntington Place Hall B
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

* 70,000 square feet of space in one central hall. Nearly unlimited space for all our events.
* 24/7 overnight venue from Friday morning through Sunday evening. Stay up all night to hang out with other Smashers.
* Walking distance to several nearby hotels, food, casinos, and entertainment in the heart of downtown Detroit.
* Located only a short ride from Detroit Metro Airport, with cheap transportation options to and from.
* Discounted hotel room rate for event attendees. Stay next to the venue for the true national Smash experience!

Hotels

The Big House team is excited to offer exclusive deals on nearby hotels. By booking through us, you are not only getting the best deal possible but also supporting the event directly and helping its continued growth. In order to guarantee you are getting the lowest rate possible on your hotel stay,

YOU MUST BOOK USING THE FOLLOWING LINK:
http://rebrand.ly/22TBH10

To be sure that you’re booking with us, you should see the event logo during booking and in the email confirmation. Lowest room rate applies for extended stays if you want to come early or stay later. We’ve sold out rooms in the main hotels every year, so please note that limited available rooms are on a first-come first-serve basis. We strongly recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure your spot. The last day to book is 30 days prior to the event.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel, use the self-serve cancellation link in the confirmation email so the room can be returned to the block.


Hotel Indigo by IGH

Located approximately 0.4 miles from the venue. This is about 8 minutes walk to the venue.

Address: 1020 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Availability: Check booking link for details – http://rebrand.ly/22TBH10


DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Detroit

Located approximately 0.4 miles from the venue. This is about 8 minutes walk to the venue.

Address: 525 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Availability: Check booking link for details – http://rebrand.ly/22TBH10


Fort Pontchartrain Hotel by Wyndham

Previously known as the Crowne Plaza, Fort Pontchartrain Hotel is located across the street from Huntington Place. This is about 2 minutes walk to the venue.

Address: 2 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Availability: Check booking link for details – http://rebrand.ly/22TBH10


Other Hotels

If these hotels are sold out, there are still several other hotels within walking distance of the venue:

Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown (0.6 miles away)

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (0.7 miles away)

MGM Grand Detroit (0.9 miles away)

Travel

IF YOU ARE FLYING IN:

Airport: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

DTW is about 20 miles from the event venue.

There are two main terminals at DTW – the McNamara Terminal and the North Terminal. The McNamara Terminal serves Air France, Delta Airlines and AeroMexico. North Terminal serves all other airlines. Pickup/dropoff depends on what terminal you are at.

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are legal and available in Michigan. In the past, you could expect to pay somewhere between $25-35 for the trip between Detroit Metro Airport and the downtown Detroit hotels. Join our discord if you want to look for people to split a ride with!

Skoot is also an option, offering an hourly shuttle service to and from Detroit Metro Airport and the downtown Detroit hotels. The cost as of last time was $23 per person each way. Schedule a reservation through their website.


IF YOU ARE DRIVING IN:

Paid Parking Options

DoubleTree Hilton: $30/day valet, can park overnight
Fort Pontchartrain: $30/day valet, can park overnight
Huntington Place Rooftop: $15/day, must be out by midnight
Huntington Place Garage: $15/day, must be out by midnight

Free Parking Options

MGM Grand garage (our recommended option): self-parking in the MGM Grand garage is free to visitors during all hours including overnight throughout the weekend, since the attached casino is a 24/7 venue. However, this garage is known to be difficult to enter and exit at peak traffic times, so please keep that in mind while planning your visit. Our venue (Huntington Place) is 0.9 miles away, and your best option is to walk since the Detroit People Mover route doesn’t go too close to the MGM Grand.

Greektown Casino garage: self-parking in the Greektown Casino garage is free to visitors from 10am-6am. However, on days of special events (ex: Detroit Lions football game, concert at Ford Field, etc.) you may be subject to a parking fee of $20+ depending upon the event taking place. Please keep this in mind and park at your own risk of paying the event-dependent fee. Our venue (Huntington Place) is 1.1 miles away, so you can either walk or use public transit via Detroit People Mover for just a couple bucks.

Your Trip to Detroit

We have arranged special airfare, car rental and trip insurance discounts as well!  They can be viewed here – rebrand.ly/22Discounts.


Airfare Discount – United

We are proud to establish a special airfare discount with United.  Purchase your air
ticket online by going to https://rebrand.ly/22UA or
united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZK6Z119069 in the promotions and certificates box.

Save up to 25% on all United air networks depending on fare class and city of origin.
We respectfully request that you use the promotion code even if the code does not impact
your pricing much so we can see the volume to help us to plan better and get higher discounts
for future years.


Car Rental Discount – Avis

                                      We are proud to establish a special car rental discount with Avis.  Book your car rental  online by going to https://rebrand.ly/22Avis or enter avis.com and enter U405347 in AWD discount code box.  Save up to 45% anywhere in the world.  You may continue to use this discount after the event.  We respectfully request that you use the discount we secured for your travel so we can see the volume to help us to plan better and get even higher discounts for future years.


Trip Protection Discount – TripMate

We are proud to offer powerful trip insurance plans with TripMate.  We strongly recommend everyone to purchase insurance to get reimbursed for non-refundable (including event tickets) or unexpected expenses.  Coverage for less than 6 months and up to $5000 USD expense per trip for items such as trip cancellation (including COVID related), trip interruption, trip delay, cancellation for any reason, medical expenses (including COVID related), baggage delay and loss…etc.  Kindly read offerings for each plan with a price from $20-69 USD.  Canadians may choose any state of residence to proceed.


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