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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Stayed here in August 2013. Friendly staff. Very old hotel but the rooms have been updated. Enjoyed sitting on the porch at night. Historic. If you have cat allergies beware. They have numerous cats on the premises, one even hung out in our room! I didn't mind! Close to the ferry for Cumberland island. For a fee they packed us... More 

Thank aliwdz5
Saint Augustine, Florida
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98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

When I went to write my review of this hotel and saw some of the uncomplimentary reviews I was so surprised. This is a great little place celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The room was very comfortable (we slept better than we have in weeks of hotel travel). They allow pets. They have a great local type pub and a... More 

1 Thank CaptainKim
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We had a lovely visit at the Riverview Hotel. It was fun letting my daughter experience a historic hotel with "real keys," high ceilings, antique furniture, and authentic charm. The proprietors were helpful and friendly. The bar was filled with cheerful music lovers. And the balcony was populated with peaceful folk hanging out and taking in a great view of... More 

Thank Margaret G
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I liked this hotel from the minute I walked into the lobby. Very cozy with a lot of character and charm. The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. I had the Three Sisters room which is one of the smaller rooms but it was clean, well appointed, comfortable bed, quality Linens,and a large bathroom. Conveniently located close to the Ferry... More 

Thank Wanderer1829
Chesterfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We love old historic buildings, we have a historic home of our own...from the moment we opened the door to our room, we were very disappointed with the quality of the room. The first morning I woke up, could hardly move, the mattress was so bad. The pillows were at least 20 years old, linens stained and old. The door... More 

Thank Emmc16

Travellers are raving about these St. Marys hotels

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1,041 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Ok, I like old architecture, historical places and antiques, but this doesn't mean you use cheap and uncomfortable bedding and mattresses. You can still include a box of tissues, a newer TV larger than old 19" sitting on top of a stand made from scrap wood 6' off the floor. Oh yes, and when you give you guest a room... More 

2 Thank Richard B
Maryville, Tennessee
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110 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This older hotel is the perfect place to stay when catching the early ferry to Cumberland Island. This is not the Hilton, it's an older hotel with a unique vibe from days gone by. Request a room with a view of the River. The locals are very friendly.

1 Thank TNtravles
College Park, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We came here the day after Valentine's Day, after a long day on Cumberland Island. The hotel is right across the ferry, which was exactly what we needed. We had the Martha's room which looks directly across the river (highly recommended). The room itself was only okish bc amenities are reallt old and not fully functionable. The pets at the... More 

Thank Kin K
Staunton, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

The Riverview Hotel was once a quaint attractive spot to stay in St. Mary's and it could be again with a bit of work. The lobby area is dark, & has a musty smell which I think comes from the heating system. Everything was very clean, but sad looking. The room we were assigned was much prettier, and it was... More 

1 Thank pampat2016
Naples, Florida
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100 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Lots of history there………..we were supposed to stay several nights, but this sleepy town is a bit too sleepy for us. There's not a lot of choices for restaurants. We imagine it was a thriving community before the paper mill moved out of that area.

Thank Lois H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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: $118 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverview Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Riverview Hotel Saint Marys
Riverview Hotel St. Marys, Georgia
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“look on the website - there is a floor plan and photos of each room, so you can pick exactly what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles Katlanta, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Martha's room is very nice with scenic views”
 of 5 bubbles dhandmob, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the river side, they are the only ones with a view”
 of 5 bubbles 180lynj, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“View of the River”
 of 5 bubbles TNtravles, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you are on the porch side, expect people to be wandering outside your room on a nice day. Wifi is available in the lobby area”
 of 5 bubbles psf1, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
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