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By a verified traveler on Mon 20 Feb 2017

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Greektown Casino

City center stay

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Detroit Riverwalk and 2 miles (3 km) of Greektown Casino with a stay at this Detroit hotel. GM Renaissance Center and Saint Andrews Hall are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the gym and perks like free self parking.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Suites, 1 King Bed, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Penthouse Room, 1 King Bed, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe King, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riverview, 1 King Bed, Non-smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.1 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel

Everyone (18)
1 out of 5
Took one hour and 45 minutes to get in room. Booked 2 months in advance and said they did not have a room. Assigned me a room that was storage Then upgraded me to a suite. NO HEAT. Room was nice but COLD Several guest had no heat!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018

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1 out of 5
We were in Detroit for summer festival. The hotel was full and it was clear the management was not prepared to handle the load. Room was not ready for guests but was give to us anyway. No soap, shampoo, towels, cups, or shower curtain? I could go on. Comical really, I will never return to this location...

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

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2 out of 5

Beautiful setting on River

There were many things that were not great at this hotel. Check in line was literally around the whole lobby and there was only ONE girl checking people in and then she told me when I finally got up to the desk that our room had no air conditioning. We could either just take it or they would refund. As there was no place else available we took it at a non discounted price. Upon arrival to our room we discovered urine on the toilet and bugs on the sink countertop. This hotel could be a beautiful place to stay if they would staff it appropriately and clean the rooms well.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018

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1 out of 5

Worst hotel I have ever been to.

This hotel has no air conditioning and is filthy. It’s terrible don’t ever stay here.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018

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2 out of 5

Loved the ability to walk the Riverwalk.

Changed rooms due to the first bathroom not clean. Bath tub had no grab bars, for seniors. Second room better. Checked out early, had to pay $108.00, Resort Fee, why? Only stayed 5 nights, would not give refund. Spoke with Cindy, manager Sandy was to call me, has not done so yet.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh PA on Jun 14, 2018

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1 out of 5

Bad hotel in Detroit

Pros: Good shower.
Cons: Security (fire and at night), staff attitude, lighting, bar and breakfast facilities, coffee service all day, maps of area, housekeeping.
Location: The Ford Museum, downtown, coffee shops, Lafayette Coneys.
Bad... no Spa, no fire extinguishers, no breakfast, no working phone, broken security locks, bad staff attitude, had to get towels from front desk and ask for housekeeping, dirty floors, rusty lighting, no maps of area, no heat in hallways, coffee service stopped at 9AM on Saturday, in room coffee not existent because of broken coffee maker, elevator did not work, total lack of security, bad part of town. I will never use Travelocity again because of this hotel. Had I not paid in advance for plane and hotel, I would have left before setting a foot in the rooms. Upon arrival, the desk said, "they really f----- up this reservation." My two son's and I were visiting Detroit for the first time. Great city, plane ride was common but hotel was BAD,BAD, BAD! Do not stay there.

Posted by , from Detroit on Jan 22, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 6, 2018 by Rita

Dear: Bill, I apologize for the disappointing experience you've explained, and for the language used by our Guest Service Representative. I do provide maps occasionally for Guests who may desire to travel locally. The heating issue had been repaired by the Detroit energy company. We have a company that does service our extinguishers. We have specific departments to assist in repairs, as well as cleanliness. We are improving the quality, and absence of any room items. The elevators have been serviced. Thank you for sharing.

1 out of 5

Not Good

Have appreciated staying here in past, but much is changing it seems. No hot water -- and no explanation -- for a recent December stay. Do not see returning.

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

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5 out of 5

Enjoyed Every Minute!

Lovely Location; Beautiful Inside. Large Pot Holes In Driveway, So Be Careful Walking and Driving. River walk=Great Scenery Will Definitely Stay Again!!!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

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2 out of 5

Misleading Description

Pros: It looked like it was elegant at one point, but has not been kept up. The location would be beautiful in summer.
Cons: Staff was not friendly, room was dingy and smelled terrible, old bed, tub didn't drain properly, very loud vent.
Location: Location is on the Riverwalk, but not in a section that had attractions nearby. Downtown is a $6-7 Uber ride. Casinos were fun.
Let me preface this by saying I booked this property as one of the "top secret" deals. The parking lot didn't seem safe (nor had it been paved anytime in the last 30 years) and I didn't feel comfortable leaving our car in it. When we tried checking in, the front desk associate told us our room was cancelled, which it was not. She made us stand there and wait while someone (who didn't even look like an employee) went to check to see if they had any rooms available. There was another couple waiting to check-in, but were made to wait. The room was dingy, curtains in the bathroom didn't even cover the whole window, closet door hiding furnace wouldn't shut, there was no thermostat in the room and cold air blew (very loudly) all night, the tub wouldn't drain and the room smelled terrible. For Detroit, I imagine this was alright accommodations, but nothing what I'm used to by booking the "top secret" rooms. I definitely will not be staying there again.

Posted by , from Ohio on Jan 16, 2017

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1 out of 5

Completely Horrible Hotel/ Experience

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything, particularly the personnel.
The staff I encountered at this hotel were unknowledgeable, unprofessional and one even threatened me. There is no structure or organizational system in place, and every transaction seems to take 3-4 times as long to address as what it would take elsewhere or should take.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

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About the Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel

Location 1000 River Place Dr, Detroit, MI 48207

Property Features

Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and limo/town car service are available. The business-friendly Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel also features a terrace, a picnic area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Detroit hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 106 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Windsor Station (8.1 km / 5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel offers 106 accommodations with DVD players and safes. Beds feature down comforters. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves and refrigerators can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

Roberts Riverwalk - This bistro serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • Staffed front desk
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 18.00 per person, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25 per day
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 25 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Detroit Riverwalk Hotel
  • Riverwalk Detroit
  • Riverwalk Detroit Hotel
  • Riverwalk Hotel Detroit
  • Roberts Hotel
  • Roberts Hotel Detroit
  • Roberts Riverwalk
  • Roberts Riverwalk Detroit
  • Roberts Riverwalk Hotel
  • Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel Detroit
  • Roberts Riverwalk Hotel And Residence Detroit
  • Roberts Riverwalk Urban Detroit
  • Roberts Riverwalk Urban
  • Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort
  • Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel Hotel
  • Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel Detroit
  • Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel Hotel Detroit

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.