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Riverside Motel

103 W Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tarboro, North Carolina
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I guess I'm just getting old. I should have brought my own pillow (the ones provided just seemd very flat) and the A/C going off/on all night just kept me up. It was in a great location though, we enjoyed walkiong to/from the restaurants. and the rooms were exceptionally clean and very cute. I'd probably try it again in another... More 

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Ningbo, China
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed here on a Thursday night. The room was very clean and comfortable. Nothing too fancy, but we weren't looking for that anyway. The best part was the location. Right on the water. Right next door was the beautiful park with many benches and swings to sit in overlooking the water. We enjoyed sitting there after dinner, just relaxing... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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87 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

While this motel is not a five star establishment, the views will definitely win you over! They were spectacular! Everything was clean but attention to detail was lacking. For example, there were burnt out light bulbs and the toilet was sitting on a shim. You could walk to the majority of restaurants and since we were there overnight it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Found this hotel online researching info on Southport. Friend trying to mark item off bucket list seeing Bald Head and Oak Island lighthouses. Location is perfect as you can see both from the back porch. Views from the porch are the best. This is definitely a retro mom and pop type hotel but it was neat and respectably clean. Had... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

The location is fabulous!!! Walking distance to everything, refrigerator in room and very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the boats. This note is for the owners and just a couple of things that would make this cozy little place a little better: Please replace those old hard pillows. I am a very light sleeper and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed in Room 4. The room looked great, was clean and very homy. Had a good view from the back patio swing and was within walking distance to all kinds of shops and great eating places as well as piers. They cleaned it everyday. Have no complaints and plan on coming back again next year.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I travel often with my husband. This was not our usual cookie cutter hotel! We felt as if we had been transported back to the 50's which is not a bad thing. We chose it because I was able to walk to places in town during the day when he needed the car. It was perfect for that. We walked... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome ! The view with the chairs and swing out by the waterway was great. We stayed 2 nites and had a bottle of wine each evening sitting in our chairs out on the lawn beside the water . Where else can you do that? And the price with that view can't be beat. The staff was... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a wonderful find! Looking forward to next year. What a great location and you can't beat the view. We stayed in #4 and it was perfect. Clean and enough bspace room for the 2 of us and our bikes to be comfortable. We enjoyed the back swing, watching the boats, walking in the grass. Just a great motel in... More 

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Swink, CO
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

As others have noted, this is an older hotel, though well maintained overall. It is not a polished example of modern innkeeping. We stayed in #5, which was clean, and everything worked. The back patio gives a great view of the river, and as we sat on the bench swing, we watched a number of trawlers, private sportfishermen, and the... More 

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