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Riviera Motel

520 N. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Ranked #11 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
timetraveler8 sterling heights, MI
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sterling heights, MI
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115 reviews 115 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is an older motel that has been pretty extensively remodeled. Although it is nothing fancy, it is clean and the view from the balcony and some rooms is marvelous. I made my reservation online and requested a room with twins because I thought my youngest son might also make the trip. He didn't and when I arrived and the... More

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Marietta D, Owner at Riviera Motel, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to seeing you again. More

Traverse City, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Even the Riviera's name evokes a feel of the early 1970's style of this clean, convenient motels right on the beach of Lake Michigan. It's retro without even trying. From the original tile-work in the bathrooms to the outdoor swimming pool, it reminds me of a Brady's Bunch vacation spot. We chose this motel purely for the location. I'm a... More

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Midland, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We have been staying at this motel since 2010 when we DISCOVERED this GEM of a VIEW among many views in Mackinaw City. The view from almost every room if not all is of the Majestic Mackinaw Bridge and the Straights of Mackinaw. The owners run this motel themselves and give outstanding personal service making sure everyone has what they... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I checked all the Tripadvisor recommendations before my trip and I am glad I did. We found this small motel based on comments.. We called (note - call for best price, do not reserve on line. We saved over $20). I always call because I prefer a shower with an extra bar to help me get in and out. We... More

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Evansville, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My sister and I enjoyed our stay at the Riveria .... it is an older motel but very well maintained and clean. The views were wonderful of the beach , lighthouse . and the lake. I personnally would stay again , friendly and courteous service .

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warren, Michigan
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed here one night. The view of the bridge is fantastic but the motel is very basic. No refrigerator or microwave in the room. I thought that was a basic in a motel room in 2013. The beds were the worst. It felt like me were sleeping on the box springs. No breakfast is offered either.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Riviera Motel is a simple place, clean but nothing fancy. Its best feature is its wonderful location on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac with a fantastic view of the bridge. It is located near the historic fort and next to a lighthouse museum. A short walk takes you to the downtown area for shopping and the ferry... More

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Detroit, MI
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

The Riviera is in an awesome location if your a mackinaw bridge lover. It is right there and in the middle of the park! It is very different if you are accustomed to staying at chains like holiday inn etc. I rarely stay at independent motels so it was very unique to me. Clean rooms. Owners are very kind. Probably... More

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Holt, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Riviera is a lovely independently owned hotel. It sits between two parks and has incredible views of the bridge. You can walk out the back gate of the property and right into a park on the water of the Straits. The property is within walking distance of the "main drag" of Mackinaw City. The room was actually quite spacious... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great location in between two parks at the foot of the Mackinaw Bridge. We could sit on the balcony and watch the Saturday night fireworks across the bridge in St Ignace. Loved the location. The facility itself is old or I like to say vintage, but very clean. The hotel is owner operated, and the owners were helpful with tips... More

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Address: 520 N. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
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Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Mackinaw City #4 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
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In the shadow of the Mackinaw Bridge, the Riviera Motel has comfortable, clean, affordable rooms with a one-in-a-million view of the Mackinac Bridge. And with everything Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island have to offer just steps from your room, a lazy stroll will get you to all the major attractions. The Riviera is also surrounded by state parks, so going on a picnic is as easy as saying, "Peanut butter and jelly!" You can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities including flying kites, skipping rocks, walking on the beach or just enjoying the view. Family-owned and operated, your friendly hosts and their staff are always willing to recommend a good restaurant, call a shuttle or just chat while you enjoy your complimentary cup of morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate. ... more   less 
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