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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 May 3, 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We usually visit the Mackinaw City area in September, but this year was late April. Many hotels/motels in town open in May, so there weren't many options available to us, other than some national chains -- but the "mom-and-pop" Riviera came through. Charming '60s vintage bathroom with original gold starburst decor and fittings. Friendly owner-operator. Clean and comfortable. Ample parking,... More

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Brighton, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This motel was recommended to us by an uncle who says this is his go-to place when they are in Mackinaw. It's right on the beach with a view of the Mackinac Bridge! Lawn chairs are set up along the porch area outside the rooms to relax. Pool was fun for the kids, rooms were adequate. I thought that the... More

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Rockport, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed here before going to Mackinac Island. We saw this place when we went to the see the lighthouse. We drove up and down the strip it was hard to decide. I'm glade we stopped here. We had a view of the Mackinaw bridge and the lake from the balcony. The room rate we got was the off season... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I always like to support local businesses, which is why I stayed here instead of a chain hotel/motel when I visited the area in July 2012. Big mistake! The view was pretty, but that's the only nice thing about this place. It's run by a husband/wife... The husband was very unfriendly and rude. So much for hospitality! Frankly he gave... More

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

We're sorry that you felt that you did not have a good experience staying with us. We take a lot of pride in our business and we appreciate all comments made by our guests. Our WIFI was updated in June of 2011 and has been offered free to our guests since 2010. Our guests can use our WIFI within a... More

Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is our second stay at the Riveria, the owners are friendly and full of information and the location can't be beat! You are on the water and very close to the bridge, the room is clean and comfortable. I just wish that I had the time to use the pool as it did look clean and refreshing. We were... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We decided to stay here the night before we made our way into Mackinaw Island. We drove for about 7 hours that day and wanted somewhere clean to crash just for the night. We wanted to stay at the motel across the street but they were full and kindly directed us here to their neighbor. The hotel was clean and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We decided to stay in town at the last minute & hadn't made reservations anywhere. Most places in walking distance of the shops & view were sold out or charging in the $400s for a single night (& they weren't even waterfront). The Riviera had a room open up at the last minute & we jumped at the chance. The... More

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Saugatuck, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Stayed there right after the 4th of July last summer. Added 2 extra nights to the trip because of the relaxing time with family. The building is not new but is clean. Nice safe pool area to relax at with kids. Easy bike ride to the ferry. Easy walk to nice restaurants. We had pleasant interactions with the owners. In... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

To Mr. Never Go Back, I do believe you are mistaken. I was also at the Riviera at the time of your visit. Even though I was a few doors down from you, I can assure you that your review of this establishment was missing a few key details. As I recall, you and your girlfriend were (to be kind)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011 via mobile

We have stayed stayed at the Riviera for nearly 30 years and three owners. The sounds and smells of the lakes are great. The view is wonderful and the price is in line with everyone else.

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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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