Details for Harbor Hill Marina

Harbor Hill Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.0 stars from 2 reviews

Address 11000 Freud St
Detroit, MI 48214


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel

Fuel dock and harbor store are no longer operating, 2015.

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Boats stored on land could be accessed when snow gets plowed and office actually opens, which is not consistent in the off-season.


Mobil Sign on land to starboard of the fuel building. Red and green lights on the ends of the breakwall entrance from the river.





Tide & current additional info

Approximately 3 mph, aim towards the starboard side of the opening on approach from the river.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: High docks for over gunnel entry. C, D, and E docks are older, but generally OK. F-K docks are lower and better.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 383
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Comcast, you can get digital channels with a Detroit Box.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Good strong pressure, cold water on a hot day.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Pretty good,. The entire length of the marina can be accessed by paved path, though it undulates from dock to dock. Better to be pushed by someone. The clubhouse has an elevator and there are a few doors from ground level to get to the bathrooms also, which are big enough to wheel a chair around in. The store is also pretty open with no steps.

Launch service

Pump out






Yes - 7 or more showers and stalls, not kept very clean.






Yes - A few bits of boat gear, toilet paper, fluids, bulbs, fuses, etc. Not much but they do have a few things.


Yes - Next door is Sinbads Others on Jefferson, a long, not so safe walk.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability

Yes - No real docks, but a deep long ramp. Parking lot is not safe for leaving your car and belongings. Charge $10 per launch, not per day and good for launching if you can park you car inside one of the marinas nearby.


Other services


Reviews for Harbor Hill Marina
Non-existent to Horrible service / Nice physical facility / New owner?, 2013-02-13
Captain: , Detroit (720)

2nd year in this place as a rack and then slip holder. I can't understate how much disdain the owner has for the tenants. Place and location are pretty nice, price is getting too high, but the shame is that the owners attitude is that customers are an annoyance to be avoided and certainly not served or pleased.

Bathrooms rarely ok, often horribly dirty. No paper towel in any roller, etc. Pool was not open until well after Memorial Day 2011. Pool deck covered in scattered or piled Fish Flies for weeks, whereas Keans next door got them all up and gone during the same period. Hot tub was algae wridden for a few weeks in the middle of summer and then once clean again hardly ever had power or heat all summer. No indication of why. No newsletter like competitors, never know when tenants meetings occur because there is not communication.

Dock boxes are promissed, but then took 15 requests over 3 months to finally get a broken one, smaller than every body else's. 1st year my Wife's phone/gate code didn't work at gate, but mine did. 2nd year, my Wife's key fob doesn't work at all and for 2 months my key fob did't work. Had to ask 10+ times to find somebody who could or would fix my key fob access in the system. Gate was stuck open about half the summer, so access was an intermittent problem. Out gate was stuck open or closed about half the time too. Tenant gate stuck closed or turned off almost the entire year.

I paid for Unlimited Pumpout and they hadn't put me on the list to get them free until July. Had to explain the deal to each dock person, each time I got pumped out. Should have been evident by list and MC# or a sticker like other places.

There's no explaining to the current managers / Owner how non-existent their customer service is compared to any local competitors. Hoist workers are really nice and capable, that's about it.

Go elsewhere. I am.

UPDATE 20120926 - got a postcard that they long time owner operator was being replaced effective 11/1/2012. So, I'll look in to going back if it is true that the old owner is gone, in the hopes that my prayer has been answered and the great facility can have the owner to run it as it should be done. The city is looking for an operator to run the marina in 2013.

More of the same?, 2012-05-10
Captain: , Cedar Point, OH (659)

I was saddened, but not surprised as I read the previous review. I had hoped that service had improved since they lost me as a customer, but apparenty not. Too bad - the facilities themselves are quite nice.

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