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Hotel Riviera

169 Clinton Ave., Newark, NJ 07108
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Ranked #16 of 16 Hotels in Newark
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  • Location
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I guess the low evaluation of this hotel is due to its neighborhood which does not seem very safe. But if this is true then the whole Newark does not seem quite safe and I would suggest those who want to live in a safe area avoid the whole city of Newark. Yet to me, such neighborhood is especially interesting... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had originally booked a room for 1 night through hotels.com for Saturday night may 23rd. We decided to come in earlier than we originally wanted to so booked another room under a separate reservation for the 22nd (friday) It was only a 5 hour drive from my town to NJ and I didn't get out of work until late... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have stayed at the hotel four times and it is excellent value and very attractive and pleasantly old fashioned. The rooms are spacious and very nice, although quieter at the back of the hotel. There are frequent buses to Newark Penn station from where there are regular trains to Manhattan. The area itself is leafy, pleasant and interesting, with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have stayed in this place for 5 nights . During short stay i've seen a few insects in my room and found out that my 2 external HDs have been stolen from the room . It is cheap but it can cost you moor !! . Take my advice and stay away !.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Booked this hotel via booking.com for a one night stay as we just flew in to Newark early evening .The price for a twin bedded room 107 was only $80.00 to include all local taxes very good value. The accommodation was basic and in need of some investment but suited our needs. Staff on reception very nice. We had breakfast... More 

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Kosice, Slovakia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After I've read some very negative ratings I was very curious about the real condition. The hotel is a real jewel, a piece of history with high ceillings. I spent just one night there with my girlfriend and we felt safe, there was a double lock from inside. Wifi was fast and the bed comfy. Only problem was the radiator... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

In contrast from my normal hotel reviews, I was traveling by myself and on personal money for a friend's wedding. Unfortunately my planned accommodations in NYC got upended by a flighty girl and my buddy who went out of town for the weekend. Affordable hotels over Labor Day weekend in NYC were in short supply, so I landed at this... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very sad story I went for a med school interview and was looking for an affortable place to spend the night. I booked this hotel unfortunately. The place is located in a terrible neighborhood, the rooms smell terribly, insects all over the place. Not even the lobby area is welcoming. Worse part of my story I left the premises early... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We chose the Riviera hotel based on its convenient location which is a little over a mile from the PATH (which takes you to Manhattan). However, when we arrived at the hotel, we found that it was not entirely worth the convenience. The hotel is not in a great part of town and there a lot of disturbances (loud music,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I initially wrote my review after the first night. The hotel is not that bad.. Just a place to sleep at night. Everything else aside it was a cheap hotel and would have sufficed for 3 nights. However when I woke up this morning all off the Cliff Bars I had left on top of my dresser and holes eaten... More 

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