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River Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   208 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Kinston
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Lumberton, North Carolina
1 review
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
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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
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3 hotel 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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24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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winston salem nc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The party started at midnight in all the rooms around us, loud music, cursing, fighting, yelling, etc. called the front desk over and over and did not get answer till 4 am and was told to just call the police. I left at 4:30 am and just drove 4 hours home so I could sleep. I have called and asked... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

This place is filthy, moldy and run down. There are exposed electrical wiries, holes in walls, cracked tiles in the bath, stains on carpet, smell of mildew and mold, beer cans lying around the grounds as well as piles of trash strewn about the grounds. There is a bicycle in the lobby next to the breakfast bar. It has the... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011 via mobile

I stayed here for a training session in Kinston. I've always had good experiences with EconoLodges before, so I chose this place.. The overall cleanliness isn't bad- everything seems pretty clean, no bed bugs or anything like that. The carpeting and upholstery is stained, but it looks old and stained from use- not necessarily "dirty" per se. It's kind of... More

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Four Oaks, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

This hotel was the nastiest hotel I've ever stayed at. We had to ask for 2 different comforters because there were not clean. The room was not clean at all, It looked like they haven't vacuumed the floor in months. The one staff member was very rude. I will never stay at any other Econo Lodge.

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white plains maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

I can not believe this is going on in the US, this place is a nightmare. Smells bad, looks bad, customer service is out of control, very rude people. I only stayed there do to a family member wishes. I will never in my life time, stay in this hotel or any other Echo Lodge and that is due to... More

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Address: 208 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Kinston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River Inn 2*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Nice riverfront hotel. Spacious clean rooms. Free continental breakfast, WiFi, HBO and computer desk for guests. Coin laundry and vending facilities. Pets allowed in limited rooms for a fee. Free truck parking. Convenient to shopping, dining and downtown historic locations. ... more   less 
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