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Rivertown Inn & Suites Downtown Detroit

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Baskerville, Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had to stay here because last minute need to travel to Detroit and hotels sold out at beginning of my stay...the property had a relatively good appearance from outside. However, the room was very small and cramped with a 1950s hvac and electrical...bathroom outdated and towels were extremely worn out. Previous reviews i read beforehand indicated staff was very helpful... More 

Thank Barry S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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55 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading other reviews, and staying here, you really do get what you paid for. The floors where filthy, the bathroom sink wouldn't fully shut off, the toilet kept running, the beds were slightly warped, and only some outlets worked. On the plus side, we did feel safe, free breakfast, and the staff were super friendly. I won't stay here... More 

Thank SteffyGlow

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

So me and my girl was in the motor city for a family reunion and went to check in On 8/26/16 @11am the lady that checked us in was great she and the curtains in the room was the best part if she's reading this thank you for all of your help. So anyway at first our room was given... More 

Thank Chris B
Niagara Falls, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Came to Detroit to visit my boyfriend. Just needed a place to sleep and shower. However, there was a bar of soap left in the shower with hair on it upon our arrival leading us to believe the room was not as clean as we thought. The bed was uncomfortable and the room itself was a little outdated, but it... More 

Thank Kaitiekazoo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

First when we arrived our room had been given away. Then we were moved to another one only to find out the room was dirty. They then moved us to A SUITE, which we thought would be great only to find the toilet didn't work, shower curtain had mold, couldn't get towels, floor was dirty, there is a strong odor... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Again short notice led us to this property. inexpensive for a reason. This was once a great spot I am sure. Now on the edge of a seedier area on one side and downtown on the other side. Still very walk-able to Greektown or Tiger Stadium. about ten minutes to GM place and the People Mover. The People Mover is... More 

Thank Mark H
United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

Thank Sunny P
San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank EricHalfaBee
Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Isa C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $72 - $148 (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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