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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I stayed here for my visit to Cumberland Island and couldn't have been more pleased. The hoteliers were warm and friendly, prices are more than fair considering this riverfront location in a historic district and my room was lovely and clean (the shower/tub was so clean I took a bath). I stayed in one of the riverside rooms and woke...

3Thank Dolphinswimmer16
Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We spent a cold night here recently. There were no blankets on the bed and only a small space heater. The cold water tap on the sink did not operate and the room was in need of upgrading. We have stayed in older hotels on previous occasions, but this one was simply old and dingy. Not worth the price even...

3Thank Scott R
Clearwater, FL
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We read all the reviews and decided we would try the Riverview Hotel for two nights while we visited Cumberland Island. Yes, the location was wonderful. We travel a lot and have stayed in a lot of different types of places. We don't like chain hotels. We don't like fancy. We have even stayed in a 13th century monastery in...

7Thank Barb1322
st james cirty fl
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Just spent two nights at the Riverview Hotel. Great Staff, great views, great location...all in all great fun. Easy walk to water front park, gift shops, and several restaurants. ...................Will stay there again!

1Thank scottStJamesCirtyFl
Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We had read mostly very positive reviews and decided some people are probably just too fussy We were wrong. Now that we've actually stayed at the Riverview, we've revised our opinion and decided instead that some people have a very loose definition of "excellent." The Riverview really is pretty bad. The lobby is stifling, but that didn't bother us. What...

7Thank 938Ben
Rossville, Georgia
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We only stayed one night at the Riverview Hotel, but it was nice. Right across the street from the Cumberland Island Ferry, which was very convenient! Would stay here again, and would recommend for others. Bar downstairs was open late and bartender was great. They will even make a picnic lunch for you to take to Cumberland Island.

1Thank Bickeybob
Warm Springs, Georgia
Reviewed 6 August 2013

The Riverview Hotel is my favorite destination on earth. I have been visiting Cumberland Island and the Riverview for decades, and even though the old girl is in need of renovations, she still has class. When you visit this hotel, you are transported back to a simpler, kinder time; one where people are recognized, and feel welcomed and appreciated.The sunrises...

1Thank critterchik22
North Carolina
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Overall we did not have a bad experience, it is just as one reviewer said " a mixed bag". To be fair, I had read all the reviews, and we decided to chance it for one night on our way to FL. The idea of staying near the waterfront appealed to me, to have something relaxing to do in the...

5Thank RoseSayer
Palm Harbor, Florida
Reviewed 21 June 2013

and it shows it. Bathroom and A/C are completely modern and up to date and that's about it. Carpet on stairs is very worn. We were upgraded and given a good rate. Management tries but until there is some serious dollars spent, it's old and musty. Continental breakfast was nicely done. Loved the hotel cat and dog. Inadequate electric plug...

3Thank wolfchi
Pacific Ocean
Reviewed 19 June 2013

It's in a terrific location, particularly if you are going to take the ferry to Cumberland Island. It's got some great history and real character. But it's in need of a lot of attention. Everything is really run down. The porch outside has actual holes in the floors and is filthy. The windows to the rooms that open to the...

3Thank sailsequoyah

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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: $122 - $143 (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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles katmai8, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I'd check for a room with AC that works or windows that open. Preferably NOT at the top of the stairs = very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles excelenz2, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“choose another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 446mathews, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms have nice views of the waterfront with a common area that leads to the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Higgie44, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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