We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Guardian Building

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
Phone Number:
+1 313-963-4567
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$27.00*
and up
Detroits Rise Fall and Renewal
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 470 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 341
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A beautifully renovated building

Stop in on the main floor to catch a glimpse of this amazing building. There is a bank and a Pure Detroit store on the first level, with some great Detroit items.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
JVM-Milford-MI
,
Milford, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

470 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 440: English reviews
Milford, Michigan
Level Contributor
356 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stop in on the main floor to catch a glimpse of this amazing building. There is a bank and a Pure Detroit store on the first level, with some great Detroit items.

Helpful?
Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love architecture and hand-crafted design, you'll love this building-as it contains stunning architecture and amazing motifs.

Helpful?
Thank Ava I
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended a tour of this building. Wow, knock my socks off beautiful! The tour was fantastic and really highlighted the history of the building and the city. The Tiffany clock made me literally drop to my knees (I'm a Deco clock collector). A glimpse into the Golden Age of Detroit and the Roaring 20's. A new restaurant will... More 

Helpful?
Thank Darlene D
Burlington, New Jersey
Level Contributor
34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime I come to downtown Detroit I have a wander through this gorgeous 1929 skyscraper. This building is truly a cathedral of commerce. It rises 39 stories in the city's downtown financial core. The exterior is a unique terra cotta color with Mayan Revival accents that carry through to the massive 3 story lobby-all done with an overall Art Deco... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rob S
Level Contributor
80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Gorgeous Deco building in downtown Detroit. Beautifully preserved, a fabulous lobby that shows you how prosperousDetroit must have been in the early 20th century. Make sure to visit the Pure Detroit shop to get some great homemade home grown local products to take home 🏡.

Helpful?
Thank Réva M
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just two steps inTO the Guardian Building will bring an instant understanding that this is not your run-of-the-mill"glass box"skyscraper!! You will agree that the craftsmanship of the"good ole days"was implemented wholeheartedly in the construction of this 495 foot sculpture of the"Roaring Twenties"!! Take your best camera when visiting herein,as you'll be compelled to take plenty of pictures of the magnificent... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anthony T
Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture in Detroit is amazing & this is the jewel in the crown.Any time I have guests & am in Detroit this is a must stop.Often a busy area (parking) in daytime . I'm often in Detroit socially at night And will stop out front and have my guests go in since the doors are not locked (guard inside).They... More 

Helpful?
Thank PDKCanada
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must see the inside of thid building - architecturally it is simply beautiful - we shopped at Pure Detroit in the lobby - great store

Helpful?
Thank KS1339
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable Architecture. Worth a ten minute walk through the lobby. By far a must see visit building in Detroit. Stop by the Pure Detroit store while you are there.

Helpful?
Thank Brett E
West Valley, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the must see buildings in Detroit. If you get there before 6pm weekdays, you'll be able to walk freely along the upper promenade where there is so much art and decor to look at it's mind blowing. The folks working there are very tolerant of visitors and extremely friendly. For any archtecture lover, this is a... More 

Helpful?
Thank 13TigersLady

Travelers who viewed Guardian Building also viewed

 

Been to Guardian Building? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Guardian Building and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Independence, Missouri
Lowell, Michigan
over a year ago
Royal Oak, Michigan
1 month ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Guardian Building staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?