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Rivertown Inn & Suites Downtown Detroit

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to stay here last minute after the hotel we had booked was really bad. The staff are very polite and friendly. The location is OK, close to most things. The room, is dark and dingy, just what you expect in a motel. For 1 night, it was ok, as we were just there to sleep. I would not... More 

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San Francisco
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Motel is a little run down but the staff were very friendly and helpful and I felt safe there. It is a couple of blocks from the riverside walkway and is walking distance to the downtown GM Center and People Mover. It has ample free parking There is free basic breakfast and a good diner next door. If you... More 

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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I wouldn't stay here again but it is not that bad, the room was big and the location is good. For the cons, the beds are very old and springy, 2 of the room lights were not working, neither did the tv and there were hairs in the bathroom and around the room. It was supposes to have free wifi... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This hotel has two things to recommend it. It's great location and the diner Clique that is attached to it on this alone I suggested it to friends as a place to stay. They left early because one of them was bitten by a spider and despite twice saying that they were going to pay in cash and did not... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I had to move from the first room, because the room was not cleaned properly (hair between the sheets) and socks under the bed. The second room, there were heating problems, and wi-fi problems, so they brought blankets to the room. The rooms are old and need updating. Location is perfect however its old, and half of the things are... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Our family booked here, thinking there was free continental breakfast! But there was barely a drop of old orange juice, and powdered cream for the coffee. We didn't see anything else. The other morning there was no orange juice at all. Just kinda of misleading. Plus noisy guests at night with some rooms having more guests allowed than the fire... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Stayed one night recently for business. Check in was fast and easy thanks to the morning gentleman. Our room was ready when we arrived at 11:00am which was a big plus. Received second floor room as requested. Room was nice, king bed was comfortable. TV had plenty of channels. Great continental breakfast for business run. Will be back in June.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

I've stayed on this property a handful of times. Staff was especially helpful and friendly, and went out of their way to meet our needs. Rooms were clean and furnished nicely. Good value for the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Rivertown Inn and Suites during a work conference downtown. Great price in comparison to other places downtown and it It was a quick drive to lots of great local restaurants and sites, which made it a nice to get around. Everything was close by. The staff was very friendly, and I always like... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I'm stunned by other reviews, I had a pleasing stay. No complaints. And really close to all the downtown spots. This was by far a cheaper place to stay than most places I googled. Everyone was friendly & the diner next door had awesome food.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Rivertown Inn & Suites Downtown Detroit

Address: 1316 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207-3104 (Formerly Shorecrest Motor Inn)
Location: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Price Range: $73 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rivertown Inn & Suites Downtown Detroit 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Shorecrest Motor Hotel Detroit
Shorecrest Hotel Detroit
Shorecrest Motel Detroit
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