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Hotels in Auburn Hills near Palace of Auburn Hills

Palace of Auburn Hills Introduction

Catch a chart-topping band, a sell-out show, or an edge-of-your-seat basketball game at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. Home of the National Basketball Association’s Detroit Pistons, The Palace, as it’s commonly known, has been hosting major concerts, family shows, and sporting events since it opened in 1988. It can seat up to 23,000 people and holds about 200 events per year. It has hosted ice hockey matches and football tournaments and has won several awards for its high-performance concert arena. The Palace is located in Auburn Hills, a suburb north of Detroit in Michigan.

Hotels near Palace of Auburn Hills

There’s a wide range of hotels near The Palace, most of them mid-range properties within a mile or so of the venue. They range from 3 and 4-star hotels with indoor pools, family rooms, and restaurants to cozy B&Bs, motels, and business hotels. The best time to visit for a hotel bargain is in mid-spring and autumn when the weather is pleasant and the cities are less crowded. Summer is peak tourist season with plenty of festivals and hot weather. You’ll get great bargains in winter, but the weather is severe with frequent snowfall and occasional snowstorms.

Where to stay near Palace of Auburn Hills

The Palace is in Auburn Hills, a suburb of north Detroit, and home to the headquarters of Chrysler and Oakland University. Downtown Auburn Hills is a family-friendly neighborhood with plenty of hotels, restaurants, and entertainment options, as well as a surrounding landscape of parks, nature centers, and river trails. Rochester Hills in northeast Oakland County is a tranquil, suburban town with a good range of business hotels and budget inns. You’ll also find a wide variety of mid-range hotels in the town of Pontiac, about 6 miles from The Palace.

Things to see near Palace of Auburn Hills

The Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Michigan’s largest indoor outlet mall, is in Auburn Hills, around 5 miles from The Palace. Both Legoland Discovery Center and Sea Life Michigan are housed here also. The Oakland University campus is about 10 miles away. It’s the home of the Meadow Brook Theater, a popular performing arts venue. The DTE Energy Music Theater is an amphiteater 11 miles away. The quirky, Olde World Canterbury Village is 6 miles away on Lake Orion. It features an Always Christmas store, a cider mill, and a miniature village department store among other attractions.

How to get to Palace of Auburn Hills

True to the state's history, the car is king in Michigan. Most people drive around Auburn Hills and its surrounding areas. The Palace is located east of I-75 and west of Highway 24, so it's an easy trip north from Troy or Detroit. There’s plenty of paid parking available. It’s wise to arrive at least an hour before a major event to avoid heavy traffic. The SMART bus service operates throughout downtown Auburn Hills, but the closest stop at Pontiac town is 6 miles from the venue. Some hotels operate shuttles around the area.