Plane Spotting Detroit

Westin Detroit Airport

The Westin Hotel is found in The McNamara terminal (Delta terminal) of Detroit Airport. The majority of airfield view rooms either give a view down through gates A1-35 and the cross taxiway behind them, or over the McNamara terminal towards one of the parallel runways. The other rooms face inwards towards the Auditorium and are no use for viewing.

The gate view rooms give very close views of aircraft (the nearest stand is literally below you). Photography is great for the nearest stands however you will not see a fair number of movements which may not pass down the link taxiway which is in view.

The runway view rooms are not really good for photography as views are more distant, however as the runway is in view from here, the majority of movements can be seen at some point. Room 632 has confirmed views towards the runway.

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Below : A gate view room gives you great close up shots of the A gates.

Below : West facing rooms give more distant views of a number of stands but more importantly the runway

Other Hotels

There are a number of hotels to the North of the airport on short final to one of the parallels which may offer views but these are unconfirmed. Local photographers can usually be found on Wick Road where a number of these hotels can be found. See below for a map of this area with associated hotels (you are looking at the cluster of hotels in the vicinity of The Howard Johnson Hotel)
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