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.

Riviera Motel

Hotel website
520 N. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Riviera Motel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, despite this hotel's close location, it carries none of the same feeling at all. The staff were not only unfriendly, they made no effort at all to make the stay tolerable. The free breakfast, despite being offered between 7 am and 10 am had run out by 8 am. I wasn't bothered however... More 

Helpful?
Thank EarlyAdventurer
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We wanted some place in Mackinaw where we could see the sunsets and the sunrises, and we found it. This is located near the bridge and on the Main Street from down town so it is a quick trip back to restaurants and the boats. We will be back. We were able to have coffee at sunrise.

Helpful?
Thank masantirq
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We selected this hotel because it was a non-chain establishment, small and a prime location to view the Mackinaw Bridge. I guess we should have expected something wasn't quite right when we booked the reservation and they couldn't send us a confirmation e-mail because "we don't use computers ". The room rate was par with other larger hotels in the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sue W
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This motel has a very good view of Mackinac bridge and the lake, no wonder is called "the bridge shadow". We stayed three night there, clean rooms, good price and the room was clean and bed were made when we came back at night. It's located block from Mackinac downtown and the fort. I was happy with my stay there... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Giovanny R
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Upon our arrival we were optimistic because this hotel looked to have a great view of the bridge, although a number of other hotels do as well. As other reviews have pointed out, the owner was not only rude but actually inattentive and showed lack of attention or care. When we asked him questions he would just stare at us.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jay w
Bangor, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

First of all, the room was spotless and I sort of liked the older, retro feel. The owner at check in was not very friendly, all business. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. I tossed and turned all night. For the price, I do not think it was worth it. Had it been cheaper it would have been ok.

Helpful?
1 Thank Annym3
Bear Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I typically seek out older independents like these because they are usually clean, simple and offer good value. I also expect personalized service since the buildings are small and staff is usually a married couple with some part time maids. This hotel is perfectly located by the bridge, however its very trendily priced, with almost no real amenities. Rooms are... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Irishheartbeat
Eagan, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I loved this motel. The rooms were very clean and the staff was always willing to help. The view was amazing and the pool was good but a little dirty. There is a little beach great for playing and pictures. Great location it was near shops and restaurants so that was nice. I recommend this to anyone who is visiting... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank molliebonbon
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is the perfect place to stay, right on the lake. Some rooms have a front and back door. You can sit on the balcony looking at the city or in back looking at the lake. Outdoor pool is heated and overlooking the lake. Owners are very nice, but have a strict no pet policy.

Helpful?
Thank Donna26011
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The motel was in a great location. Beautiful view of the bridge. It seems to be run by an older couple. No breakfast offered, just coffee and tea in the morning. The rooms were very basic and out dated. Very clean though. The mattresses were very hard and I've read numerous other complaints about the mattresses from other people. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary J
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

31 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (19)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Mackinaw City hotels
0.5 mi away
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
#4 of 41 in Mackinaw City
4.5 of 5 stars 934 reviews
0.7 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
0.2 mi away
Parkside Inn -  Bridgeside
Parkside Inn - Bridgeside
#19 of 41 in Mackinaw City
3.5 of 5 stars 128 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Hamilton Inn Select - Beachfront
Hamilton Inn Select - Beachfront
#13 of 41 in Mackinaw City
3.0 of 5 stars 646 reviews
1.3 mi away
Mackinaw Beach and Bay - Inn & Suites
0.1 mi away
American Boutique Inn - Lakeview
American Boutique Inn - Lakeview
#6 of 41 in Mackinaw City
4.0 of 5 stars 179 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay