General Info: The Omni Detroit Hotel at River Place is Detroit's own secluded oasis nestled in the quaint River Place District of downtown. The historical property reflects the beauty and sophistication of a European, boutique style hotel, while providing business and leisure travelers with AAA Four Diamond services and amenities.
Review: Oct. 6, 2005 Go somewhere else... This is not a 4 star hotel. We arrived on a Sunday. The hotel was poorly lit. The pool (which was located across the street) was dirty and closed at 6:00pm. Our room lacked all ammenities except one bottle of mouthwash. The TV remote did not work. The staff was unable to provide us with the name of a restaurant within walking distance, once we walked outside, I understood why there were only 2 extremely dirty bars w/in walking distance. I had an extremely unsafe feeling as we were walking down the road. Don't expect to stay here and walk to anything entertaining (or safe). We ended up ordering a $26 pizza from the only pizza place that would deliver to the hotel. Do not be mislead by the hotel website. Great view of the river from your room, which is good since that is the ONLY entertainment this hotel has to offer.
Review: July 31, 2005 This is not a AAA 4-star hotel European style hotel. The hotel does not have functioning air conditioning. The public spaces and meeting and sleeping rooms are poorly maintained - dead flowers in the lobby, dirty carpets, dim lighting, shabby appointments, missing equipment. Don't even think about holding a conference at this hotel. The large meeting room, far from being the well-appointed space advertised, is a tent accessed by walking through the hotel's dining room and up back stairs to the outside. The smaller meeting rooms have columns and low ceilings and are set with metal folding chairs. Change the date you are in Detroit rather than stay here.
Review: July 21, 2005 I stayed at the Omni in June 2005 for 2 nights. We had 2 rooms as I was traveling with family for a wedding. From the minute we arrived I had the feeling of being dirty and unsafe. It is hidden in a warehouse district and the staff could not give directions when I called from the RenCen. The Omni has certainly dropped the ball here, stay in them all the time, but here is a sour grape in the bunch. The lobby had no A/C, halls were grimy and walls in room were all scuffed with footprints. Safe had no key, called and asked, was told they didn't have one, the great white Omni robes were nowhere to be found. All in all, dont waste your money or your employers money here, go to the Ritz in Dearborn and have a great stay.