Canadian Hotel Guide - Guide to Hotels in Canada

Home Hotels by Province Hotels by Major City Reservation Review / Edit Book Online or Call 1-800-359-6279
Navigate: Home > Ontario Hotels > Windsor Hotels > Windsor Riverside Inn
Canadian Hotel Guide - Guide to Hotels in Canada
Book Toll Free from Canada and the USA

Windsor Riverside Inn

Windsor Riverside Inn is a 3 star hotel in Windsor, Ontario, Canada 333 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON, Canada
Estimated Price
$132
CAD
Photo 1 - Windsor Riverside Inn, 333 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON, Canada Show All Photos
Helpful staff, close to US border, some concerns with parking and no Wi-Fi
Pros 
  • Free wired internet
  • Many lodgers praised the friendly and helpful staff
  • The hotel's location was complimented for its proximity to the Ambassador Bridge and many restaurants
  • Several reviewers were pleased with their rooms' river views and cleanliness
Cons 
  • Several guests complained of the location and cost of parking ($12 per day)
  • The hotel's lack of Wi-Fi in the rooms was a source of disappointment

Other Hotels in the Area
Hilton Windsor (0.0 km)
Quality Suites Downtown Windsor (0.2 km)
Travelodge Hotel Downtown Windsor (0.3 km)
Holiday Inn Windsor Downtown (0.6 km)
Caesars Windsor (0.8 km)
Days Inn - Windsor (0.9 km)
Comfort Suites Downtown Windsor (1.2 km)
Cadillac Motel (4.0 km)
Holiday Inn Select Ambassador Bridge Windsor (4.2 km)
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor (4.2 km)
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Windsor Central (4.2 km)
Econo Lodge Windsor (4.5 km)

This Hotel is in...
Downtown Windsor

This Hotel is Near...
University of Windsor (2.5 km)
Windsor Casino (0.7 km)

 You should let others know this page is helpful by clicking the +1 button

Book Online! Check Rooms & Rates

Check-in:
Check-out:
Rooms:1 Adults:2 Kids:0
Number of Rooms:
Number of Adults: (per room)
Number of Children: (per room)

Cancel

Tip: Book online! It's faster than by phone, and 100% secure.


Editor's Analysis
Updated on Mar 6, 2013
Overview
Located next to the Detroit River and a 3-minute drive from the Ambassador Bridge, the Windsor Riverside Inn is popular with travellers who require a pet-friendly hotel with an indoor pool and easy access to the US/Canada border crossing.

This hotel has 207 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering one king or two double beds, free wired internet, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a city view. Rooms with river views and mini-fridges are also available upon request. 

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, a hot tub, fitness facilites, meeting and conference space, and a business centre. On-site dining is available at Park Terrace Restaurant (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily), as well as River Runner Lounge which serves dinner daily. Parking is available for an additional $12 per day (at a lot behind the hotel), pets are permitted free of charge (owner must sign a contract stating the pet will never be left unattended in the room), and the hotel offers wheelchair accessible rooms.

Downtown Windsor can be reached in about 13 minutes by car, while the Windsor Art Gallery is just down the street. Casino Windsor is an 8-minute walk east of the hotel, and Windsor International Airport (YQG) is about a 22-minute drive southeastward of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 5, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, parking $12/night, pets stay free, wheelchair accessible.

The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise for the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received and characterized the staff as knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and helpful in offering restaurants suggestions.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests. They found it to be close to restaurants, shopping, Windsor Casino, Detroit and the Ambassador Bridge.

Several reviewers enjoyed the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as clean, well maintained and modern, with great river views. It should be noted however, that although the majority of guests were pleased with their rooms, some guests complained of worn and dated decor, and older tube TVs.

The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of common complaints about the parking and the lack of Wi-Fi.

Several guests complained about the parking at the hotel. These reviewers described the lot as inconvenient to access, and too expensive.

Although the hotel provides wired internet, some reviewers were disappointed that Wi-Fi was not available in their rooms. They were unable to connect their phones and iPads due to the lack of Wi-Fi.
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 82% recommendation rate from 350 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #14 of 34 Windsor hotels from 105 reviews.

Booking.com guests reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 49 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 5, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.


Guest Reviews

6.6
Fair

#14 out of 20
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.6 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 447
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Windsor Riverside Inn is #14 out of 20 hotels in Windsor ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Barrie, ON CA rated Windsor Riverside Inn 1 out of 10 on February 16, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"horrible place..no refund despite leaving beore cancellation"
"I would not use this web site to book a hotel..we were refused a refund and left this hotel..allows smoking and charges for parking a block away..no breakfast included."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Christian from Sargans, CH rated Windsor Riverside Inn 6 out of 10 on September 01, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The parking is not easy!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Tyler from Wheatley, ON CA rated Windsor Riverside Inn 8 out of 10 on August 19, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Wallaceburg, ON CA rated Windsor Riverside Inn 7 out of 10 on July 24, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"2 out of 3 elevators were not working. Computer at desk not working properly."
Show older reviews
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Troy from Sasktaoon, SK CA rated Windsor Riverside Inn 8 out of 10 on June 09, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great view, comfortable beds"
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Edgar from Bellwood, IL US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 6 out of 10 on April 09, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I didn't like the parking"
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Michael from Cuyahoga Falls, OH US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 5 out of 10 on November 06, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Terry from White Lake, MI US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 9 out of 10 on July 31, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The room overlooking the Detroit River, with a king sized bed and a non-smoking environment exceeded my expectations. I will certainly visit this facility again. Thank you for your attentiveness! Best regards, Terry"
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Marianne from Eastpointe, MI US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 4 out of 10 on July 17, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"No air Conditioning in hall way--elevators took too long. Was never told to hang on to parking ticket, and at the end of the stay we could not find the ticket, had to go back to the room and look for it otherwise would have to pay for parking again."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Karyn from Bay Village, OH US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 9 out of 10 on July 17, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The clerk at the desk was very up front about the floor that we stayed on. We had no problems but she went out of her way to warn us if we did. We did recieve a free breakfast voucher with are stay. I would not recomend that to anyone, the fruit, lunch meat,and juices must have been sitting a while, they all tasted spoiled."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Margaret from Hamilton, ON CA rated Windsor Riverside Inn 10 out of 10 on July 03, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Alia from Cairo, EG rated Windsor Riverside Inn 2 out of 10 on June 29, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The only advantage about this hotel is the location. Nothing else is even ok about it. I booked 2 rooms for my family and both rooms were old and smelly. I do undersyand that I am a smoker and the rooms must smell like smoke, but as I travel a lot and always book smoking rooms, this is the only hotel I stayed in that had such a bad smell in its room. These rooms by far should not be catagorized as hotel rooms they should be rated as low grade motel rooms. The bathrooms and the entire hotel need major maitenance and upgrades (based on the fair we paid) also and the staff needs major courses on proper customer service."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Matt from Swanton, OH US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 7 out of 10 on June 04, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
John from Hawick, GB rated Windsor Riverside Inn 9 out of 10 on May 24, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Red, MI US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 8 out of 10 on January 16, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Was disappointed to find that the parking was extra and in a city parking lot. This is inconvenient."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Richmond Hill, ON CA rated Windsor Riverside Inn 4 out of 10 on November 07, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"A lady at the serives desk was not very polite,also couldn't find hotel's elavators when came back from parking garage."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Coopersville, MI US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 8 out of 10 on March 07, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Rachael from Rochester Hills, MI US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 4 out of 10 on February 15, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Location is what you get and great view. Rooms were merely adequate and a little on the small side."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Paulgrave, ON CA rated Windsor Riverside Inn 8 out of 10 on January 18, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
David from Traverse City, MI US rated Windsor Riverside Inn 3 out of 10 on January 03, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Our rate was suppose to be 119.00 (Cad) as we are AARP members. We were charged 139.00 and would not change the charge, even when I showed them my resevation confirmation. I reserved 2 rooms for 119.oo and they charged myself and a friend (also an AARP member) 139.00 for each room. I really feel cheated, even though the facility was nice."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Ray from Toronto, ON CA rated Windsor Riverside Inn 8 out of 10 on November 04, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

Hotel Address: 333 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Windsor Riverside Inn

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • News Stand
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Casino
  • Shops
  • Computer
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Jacuzzi
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Pool Indoor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

 You should let others know this page is helpful by clicking the +1 button




Nearby Cities
Leamington (45.2 km)

Our best rates are always online! Plus, booking online is quick and easy, 100% safe and secure, and faster than booking by telephone.

Customer Service: 1-800-359-6279 from the USA and Canada (International Callers: Dial Toll Free 00-800-8607138 or +1 210-507-5997 and mention "Promo Code 5072"). Hotel Reservations Center and Customer Service Hours: Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

Copyright © 2002-2014 The Canadian Hotel Guide. All rights reserved. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Help | Photo Credits | Email Us | Last Published 04.15.2014
Just in case you were wondering...
The hotel you clicked through to is now known as: Windsor Riverside Inn