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

Huntington Place Hall D
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

* 60,000 square feet of space in one central hall. Nearly unlimited space for all our events.
* 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!


Thank you for supporting the event by booking a room at one of our discounted hotels! Your stay is appreciated and will help the event continue to grow. 

To ensure that you are booking with us, please use ONLY our booking link:

You will see the event logo during the booking process if you are booking with us. Our block guarantees the lowest room rate and applies for an extended stay if you want to come early or stay later. We have sold out of hotel rooms in the main hotels every year, so we encourage you to book as early as possible. The last day to book is 30 days before the event, and limited rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you need to cancel your reservation, please use the self-serve cancellation link in the confirmation email rather than calling the hotel directly.

We have also arranged special discounts for airfare, car rental, and travel, which can be viewed at:

Our hotel options this year are the following:

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 –

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 –

Sonder Gabriel Richard

Located approximately 0.5 miles from the venue. This is about 9 minutes walk to the venue.

Address: 305 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Availability: Check booking link for details –



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!

There is also a $2 bus that goes between DTW and downtown Detroit every 30 minutes between 5am and 10:30pm. It’s the 261 or “Fast Michigan” SMART bus. We just learned of this option recently, so please research further on your own.


Paid Parking Options

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

TBA — we have arranged for special discounts on airfare, car rental and trip insurance in the past, and plan on doing so again! More updates in the coming weeks.


Detroit Shipping Company


Detroit Shipping Company, an outdoor bar and food trucks court, is offering a 10% discount at all their restaurants and retail shops during our TBH11 weekend! Just show your Big House badge at checkout for the discount. It’s the perfect destination for large groups of Smashers who want different food options, and only a short drive or uber away from the Big House venue.

474 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201