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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   208 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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River Inn
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kinston
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  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Corolla, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My classmate and I stayed at the River Inn for a week while taking a course at the community college. They allowed and welcomed dogs! Staff was very nice and helpful- we did not request room service, but they brought us fresh towels and amenities each day. It is a nice location on the banks of the river and we... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Clean property, comfy bed, pet friendly and room to park 18 wheeler. The manager and his wife were very friendly and made our check in a breeze. Continental breakfast available. Stay here any time you are in town!

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Ulysses, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I stayed here for four days the first week of Sept 2014. It is undergoing a renovation and the folks are very nice. I had a very nice room for the price and they allow dogs. I travel with my Min Pin so this is important. I liked the tiled floors and good air conditioning. Place was very clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The staff was friendly and helpful. The was room were clean. We got the room at a very reasonable rate compared to other hotel rates in the area. Breakfast was enjoyable. Would definitely stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I experienced an enjoyable stay at this hotel. Evidentially the hotel has improve a lot, the man at the desk and the lady was very friendly. The place was clean and the breakfast was good too. Thanks to River inn for showing improvement I would recommend it to others!

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Lumberton, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Booked the room through Choice Privilidges.Motel lobby was filthy and had an odor. The Indian male behind the counter was extremely rude and arrogant. He has no respect for ladies. We were so disgusted by the filth and his attitude that I called Choice Privilidges and had them cancel my reservation and book us into another motel. I would not... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

First I'd note that the sign says, "Under new management." I only saw the one man at the front desk both at night and the next morning, and he was ultra nice. So, I do wish him well. With that note, I must say this is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. I'm fine with a budget hotel when... More 

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Taylorsville, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had to go here because there was no other place near Camp Lejune that would allow pets on the dates we needed. And they charge you $50 per pet. It looks like an old run down Howard Johnsons. The rooms are not very well maintained, the pool has no water and the breakfast is a joke... I wouldn't even... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We have a son stationed out near here, we stayed here last year, june/2011 and it was okay. We went here may/2012 and i didn't know a place could downhill so fast. Don't let the pictures fool you, the pool is never filled, they got rid of the buffet that used to be there. Our room was moldy, and my... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

First thing the clerk said when I checked in was that it's under new mgmt and is being renovated. The room was clean, freshly painted and clean towels and linens. No micro or coffee pot. Desk chair was filthy and carpet needs cleaning or replacing. i reported all to front desk when I checked out and the mgr wrote everything... More 

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Address: 208 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Kinston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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