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Hotel Riviera

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   169 Clinton Ave., Newark, NJ 07108
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Ranked #17 of 21 hotels in Newark
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  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

As others that wrote reviews, I stayed in this hotel because my flight was canceled due to bad weather and the airline booked this hotel for me because it is reasonable close to the airport. I didn't have a chance to check the reviews before that (otherwise I would have declined), but once there it was not as bad as... More

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Hammond, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My friend and I had a delay on our flight. This was the only available hotel in the area. You wonder why? Yes we tough we were going to died, weird people, people selling drugs, weird noises. Bad costumer service. We stayed there for 5 hours and the left no other hotel. No taxi wanted to go pick us up.... More

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San Bruno
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Several flights were cancelled at Newark airport due to bad weather and I was stuck with the only hotel available close to the airport. The desk clerks were nice and helpful but the place was run down. It had some nice features like marble floors in the lobby and nice hardwood floors in the room. My room was clean, the... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

we wanted a hotel just to sleep for the night, for the price we paid we expected a nicer room. as soon as we got in, we checked in, I had asked for a no smoking room, was told by the guy that the only room they had available for us was a smoking room. we were fine with that.... More

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Latham, New York
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I booked this hotel because I was going to EDC at met life stadium and being a college student, i was on a budget. I found this hotel and booked it because it was cheap and relatively close to the venue of the event. To start, there was a SWAT team that went by the hotel when we first checked... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Ok, my wife and I like all you guys before, found this place because it was affordable and in the New York City area. It's in Newark so we didn't expect much anyway .Thank god we went upstairs to check out the room. We said hell no and got our money back.I honestly wouldn't put my dog to spend one... More

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Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco, Brazil
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I went to New York last December with my friends. And as We did not found any hotel in NYC, we decided to stay in Newark because it is very close to NYC. We started to look for some hotels and we found this place called Riviera Hotel. It seemed to be a good hotel, thus we booked 7 nights... More

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Newark, New Jersey
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Room was adequate,I mean it's dirt cheap....but I wasn't prepared for the police action that took place on my floor the night I stayed.........and there was a mouse,in my room also!!! I got into the whole shining aura,and went with it.but when a friend wasn't allowed to leave the premises until things cooled down...that was one straw too many.... More

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Banff, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I have travelled all over the US and Canada and stayed in hundreds of hotels ...This was the signle worst hotel experience of my life! I felt like I'd checked into a prison for the night! There was bullet proof glass on the font desk and a security escort to and from your car - this gives you an idea... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Ok so all the hotels in the area we needed where booked solid so we booked this hotel. We got there and yes the hotel is in a very very VERY bad area however I felt safe in the hotel. Pros: Secured parking lot for only $5/day, staff was super friendly and nice, our room was huge (the size of... More

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Address: 169 Clinton Ave., Newark, NJ 07108
Location: United States > New Jersey > Newark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Riviera 2*
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