We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Riverview Hotel

View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Riverview Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 195: English reviews
Start your review of Riverview Hotel
 Click to rate
Vashon Island
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bugs and smokers and a lumpy bed (we got a deluxe room). A breakfast right out of the Animal House movie. My wife commented that the last time the place was really cleaned was when it got historical status. We think that was in 1963. Pass. It was a dump.

Thank zigzagg
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the hotel numerous time in the last 15 yrs. and have always enjoyed each visit. The hotel is very unique in that each room is different and being right on the water and only a ferry ride away from Cumberland Island makes this hotel a great place to stay. The restaurant and bar are great places...

Thank vicki v
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want cookie cutter decor and flawless perfection, go stay at a chain hotel on the highway. This quaint, quirky gem is for people who appreciate history, wonder, warm hospitality, fun, and convenience. We love to stay here! The owners and staff make you feel at home and with family. Family with all the imperfections. And all the comfort!...

Thank LindyHikes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 April 2017

On a recent trip to visit family we stayed at this hotel. From the moment I was greeted at the door by 2 dogs Mr. Binkerman and Coco I felt right at home. The gentleman behind the desk greeted us and told a quick story about our room. We stayed in Rolf's room and if you love Georgia football stay...

Thank Lori B
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Have stayed here several times. Room remodeling adds additional ambiance without disturbing old time feel. Owners are nice couple and sociable with their guests. Still have a little ways to go to perfection. Need towel upgrades and internet modernization but these are minor nuisance things.

Thank M R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Riverview because of its convenience to the ferry to Cumberland Island (just across the street). We were on a bicycling trip and wanted to be close by. Little did I know how much I would enjoy my stay there. The owner was exceptional in her hospitality and generosity towards us, storing our bicycles,...

Thank Barbra R
Lawrence, Kansas
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Choose this place based on other reviews. It delivered as promised. Very reasonable prices, interesting rooms, and so convenient for the ferry. It was wonderful to just walk across the street for the morning ferry to Cumberland Island. Owners were friendly. Other members of our group called the hotel "darling". The rooms are all different so check out their floorplan...

Thank katmai8
York, Maine
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I so agree with the review "charming to seedy." For $120 per room one would expect more than ratty furniture, no kleenex or shampoo or hair dryer in the bathrooms, cracked tiles etc. Correct: the staff/owners do not care. While they were not surly or rude, they weren't cheery or helpful either. Oh, expect space heaters if it is cold...

1Thank bella1950
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you come expecting much more than a bare bones lodging experience, you'll be disappointed. If you marvel at the location and the novelty of staying at such an old and interesting building, and you can sleep through happy sounds, traffic noises and really rough and noisy air conditioning units pumping out for all they are worth....well, you might actually...

Thank excelenz2
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We have 5 couples on this trip. The hotel is historic but clean and comfortable. we especially enjoyed the second floor porch. We brought our own snacks and drinks, the weather was beautiful. We were able to enjoy people watching and the music on the festival stage.

Thank Lu W

113 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (67)
Hotel & Grounds (25)
View from Room (9)
Room/Suite (6)
Dining (2)
Bathroom (2)
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (46)
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Family/Play Areas (16)
Pool/Beach Area (9)
Room/Suite (5)
Other (1)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near St. Marys
4.5 km away
Cumberland Island Inn & Suites
12.7 km away
The Seaside Amelia Inn
The Seaside Amelia Inn
#5 of 12 in Fernandina Beach
613 reviews
13.8 km away
Days Inn & Suites Amelia Island at the Beach
Days Inn & Suites Amelia Island ...
#10 of 12 in Fernandina Beach
361 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.8 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front
Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Isla...
#3 of 12 in Fernandina Beach
1,407 reviews
9.0 km away
Mariners Suites
Mariners Suites
#15 of 21 in Kingsland
44 reviews
0.2 km away
Spencer House Inn Bed and Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Closest Lodging to Cumberland Island Ferry, The Riverview Hotel circa 1916 has 18 guest rooms each named after some of the notable guests that have either visited or stayed at the hotel over the years. We serve a deluxe continental breakfast daily, wireless internet access, full service bar and restaurant, and pack picnic lunches to carry out. Reasonable rates and convenient location are a plus. Discover history, discover Cumberland Island, discover yourself, at the Riverview Hotel. Relax and enjoy beautiful St. Marys, GA, the little town by the sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverview Hotel

Address: 105 Osborne St, St. Marys, GA 31558-4599
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > St. Marys
Price Range: $128 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverview Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets and Agoda so you can book your Riverview Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Riverview Hotel Saint Marys
Riverview Hotel St. Marys, Georgia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Riverview Hotel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Riverview Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Stay along the highway, this place was awful.”
zigzagg, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are good and sitting on the upstairs porch is the best”
vickiv937, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Rolf's room”
lorib990, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for riverside room.”
579mr, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Brandon Suite is over the bar on the first floor so might not work for young children getting to sleep early in the evening.”
katmai8, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
US$80* /night
View Deal
View all 10 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates