2019 Conference Destination Information


The Detroit Marriott at Renaisance Center

400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243

NACOLE has arranged for a block of rooms at a special rate of $169.00 per night for those attending the NACOLE Conference at the the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center.  This hotel will serve as our host hotel and is the location of all of our daily sessions.  Reservations may be made by clicking HERE or by calling their reservation line at 888.236.2427.  In order to receive this special rate, please make your reservations prior to 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 7, 2019 and let them know that you are part of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Conference. The hotel requires that all reservations be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

NACOLE has reserved a limited number of rooms at this rate. Please note that although we will make every effort to assist, NACOLE cannot guarantee the group rate after the room block has sold out or after the special rate cut-off date of September 7, 2019, whichever comes first.

Room rates in Detroit, Michigan are currently subject to applicable taxes of 15.0%.  Please note that this is used as a tool to help you budget for possible expenditures and is not meant as a guarantee of actual expense.


Greetings from St. Petersburg

Visiting Detroit

Visiting Detroit is an amazing experience that offers something for everyone.  If you are a music lover, make a plan to stop in the Motown Historic Museum – Hitsville USA, and feel the vibrations of the sound that rocked the music industry. Detroit is also home to a first class theatre district with more than 13,000 seats. Or just take a ride on the above ground People Mover and stop at Greektown for great ethnic flavors and music. The city also offers a wide range of eateries including Detroit’s iconic hot dog hot spots, Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island, right next door to each other.  If you are looking for something more than a hot dog, upscale dining with delectable cuisine and unforgettable ambience are found throughout downtown.

Perhaps you are more insterested in finding out more about the "Motor City." Only in Detroit can you take an automobile factory tour, visit where the first Model T was built, or be in awe of the great auto baron’s lush estates? Start up your engines and immerse yourself at the America’s greatest history attraction, The Henry Ford, with an amazing collection of transportation exhibits plus President John F. Kennedy’s limousine, a 50-ton Gothic steam engine, the Rosa Parks bus, and much more. On the Village campus take a ride in a classic car down Main Street, or stroll the lanes and visit seven historic districts that feature the Thomas Edison Menlo Park Laboratory, the Wright Brothers bicycle shop, the home of Steven Foster, a working farm, and other historic American treasures. At the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, view antique, custom and concept vehicles interspersed with interactive displays and historical exhibits.

Detroit is truly a city the whole family can enjoy. Riverboat cruises along the Detroit River allow visitors to enjoy the international skylines of Motor City and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Ride a carousel, frolic in water jets or rent bikes for the whole crew on the RiverWalk and tour the city on two wheels, or hop on a Segway for a self-propelled exploration of downtown area sights. It’s a short distance to the Cultural Center in the city’s Midtown district with a landscape of art and history museums, dining, entertainment and much more. The collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts is among the top six in the United States. Seek out special exhibitions, kid-friendly workshops, artist demonstrations, film and music programs.  Visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the largest museum of its kind in the world. Or take the entire clan on the elevated People Mover for a 2.9 mile loop around Detroit with great views of downtown and the riverfront.

For more information and to plan your trip to Detroit, visit www.visitdetroit.com.


Detroit Marriott Meeting SpaceMEETING SPACE

The Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center

400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 46293

This year the conference sessions will be held at the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center (commonly referred to as the "Ren Cen"), the same as our host hotel. The Ren Cen conveniently houses several restaurants and shops as well as a food court.  The venue also puts you in close proximity to many wonderful restaurants and area attractions.




For those of you who will be flying to this year’s conference, the Detroit Metro Aiport (DTW), is located approximately 21 miles away from the downtown core and the host hotel. The hotel does not offer a free shuttle to and from the airport.  However, there are many different transportation options once you arrive in Detroit. For a list of some of those options, please click HERE. If driving to the conference, off-site parking is available for a fee of $5 hourly or $20 daily.  Valet parking is available for a fee of $35 daily.