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Riverside Motel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I were here for the weekend just to get away....next time we are in Southport we will definitely stay here! Conveniently located, right on the river beside Waterfront Park, clean and comfortable.

Thank Mimi R
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Every time I get a chance to slip away to southport, this motel is first on my list to try and get a reservation. Having only a few rooms can make it difficult at times, but always worth a try. The rooms are simple, the view is amazing, and the staff is like dealing with close friends. In my opinion,...

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Susan Weckbaugh
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Everyone was so friendly and Caroline felt like family. Seriously. The beds were super comfy, unbelievable. The decor was Beach and cozy and lovely (let me get my Thesaurus for more positives!). BUT THE PORCH! We were in room #7, had a porch overlooking the water and watched the lighthouse beam off and on while we sat on the swing...

1Thank Suporto
Mount Airy, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Have been to Southport a few times, spent the weekend on my last trip and really enjoyed the stay at Riverside Motel. It feels like home to me and I can't wait to go back in six weeks! The rooms are very clean and updated. Rooms 2-7 have the back deck on the river front.

1Thank dcassady2011
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to stay! The name motel doesn't do this justice! Great location, friendly attentive staff. The room is so spacious and clean with everything you need. The room is decorated just right with very comfortable beds and linens. Each room comes with its own little back porch with a front row seat to the waterfront. You even get...

3Thank vacationlady43
Doniphan, Missouri
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This little strip motel is nothing fancy but it is located right on Cape fear river and within walking distance to restaurants and downtown shopping. Nice deck out back to sit and watch river traffic.

2Thank Delbert L
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

First time at Riverside Motel and will not be our last. Excellent view from our waterfront porch and located within walking distance to everything. The room was very clean and all the staff was very helpful and nice. Highly recommend!!

1Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Having stayed a variety of places in Southport, I must say this place is wonderful! It's not fancy or on the expensive side...but it is very clean, cool ac, comfy beds and a swing on your own private back porch overlooking the river!very romantic to sit outside at night and watch the ships and boats go by or see The...

2Thank Angie P
Whitsett, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed in Southport, NC for a long weekend while visiting some friends on Bald Head Island. The location was perfect. We could walk to everywhere downtown. The back porch with the porch swing was great at night. The only downside really didn't have anything to do with the motel itself. It is attached to an actually very good restaurant,...

3Thank Rebecca2414
Asheville, United States
Reviewed 19 June 2016

When we first pulled up to the Riverside I have to admit that I thought "what in the world?". It looked like a little out of the way place that was not going to be anything more than a place to lay our heads. I was wrong. After checking in we walked into a clean, fresh, and pleasantly appointed room....

5Thank Quillon O

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Riverside Motel is Southport's only motel on the riverbank in historic downtown. All rooms come with fans, phones, coffee, cable TV, microwaves and refrigerators. All rooms also have porches with swings facing the river with a panoramic view. ... more   less 

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Address: 103 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3801
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Southport
Number of rooms: 12
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“Some rooms face the ocean with a balcony and a swing, some face the street, but all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles mimir797, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1&8 do not have riverfront deck but are still very nice rooms. Only one level so very quiet and pleasant!”
 of 5 bubbles dcassady2011, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only 8 rooms. Rooms 2 thru 7 have River Views and swings.”
 of 5 bubbles skyvixen1, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“you can choose street side rooms witch are little cheaper or the water side little more but worth the extra wont be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles 858mjones, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The water side is much more expensive and you aren't really missing anything by staying on the street side.”
 of 5 bubbles ccwnechina, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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