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Guardian Building

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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“art deco” (62 reviews)
“pure detroit” (83 reviews)
500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank laurie a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Guardian Building on a Saturday morning for the guided tour. Unfortunately, the tour guide was a no show. Without the tour guide we were only able to visit the first floor. But, what we did see of the building was beautiful! A...More

Thank artgurl33
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Art deco at its best. History is seen through the mural, quality material and beautiful results. Find out about the mural before you go to get the most of this visit.

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed October 12, 2017

I went to this building on a site tour to see if it would work for one of our events. The artwork and architecture is stunning! If you love architecture than you will love this building. We had a guide that gave us the background...More

Thank Geisha514
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Dorothy P
April 19, 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
February 26, 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.
July 16, 2016|
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Response from StockholmKindaGuy | Reviewed this property |
You can also visit the building on your own, when it's open.