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Riverview Hotel

105 Osborne St., St. Marys, GA 31558
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in St. Marys
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved it! Historic building. Fun little bar attached with friendly people. Great porch to sit and have a drink on. The outside is looking a bit old that's because it's LITERALLY ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE WATER! Breakfast was great. Yummy bagels. And the price was a steal. People elect far too much.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fed up with soul-less mass produced 1500 bed hotels? Yep, us too. My wife picked the Riverview as we wanted to try somewhere different after 3 weeks in America. This hotel is eclectic, original, family run, quiet, friendly and about as old worlde as you can get. We loved it. Honestly, you could run it as a museum - artwork,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is old and could use a bit of updating but is full of character. The resident cats were endearing. The staff were really down to earth and authentic. I felt very comfortable staying there as a solo traveller. The bar downstairs is full of a blend of locals and tourists. Very friendly clientele and the manager was hilarious.... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a neat place. It's a bit old and not as polished as other hotels you may have stayed at, but it's a great value in a beautiful little town. We arrived early and our room wasn't ready, but Galia sent housekeeping to our room immediately so we could access it right away! The cat (Pepper) and dog (Jack) are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

* NOTE: My great grandfather built this hotel in 1916. So, what you are about to read is biased, to a degree. That being said..... To have the best time at this hotel, one must get into the mindset that, as much as possible, you are going to feel like you are in a well kept, clean and authentic 100... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I grew up in St. Marys and remember the hotel, restaurant and saloon to be a classier act than I found during this week's visit. The hotel needs a good cleaning, a fresh coat of paint, some new carpet in the stairway, and to address some rot to the exterior. The hotel is cozy and, despite the maintenance issues, worth... More 

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Riverview is not fancy or elegant, but we found it to be a very comfortable place. Our room overlooked the river and was really cozy. Its location, across the street from the Cumberland Island ferry, couldn't have been more convenient. We were able to sleep in longer without having to worry about travel time to catch the boat. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Kindest, most easy going people. Loaded with charm...graciousness...all amenities are available... None of the new...flashy...fast paced hotel feel, instead its old time charm and southern hospitality.

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Florida City, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Riverview Hotel has a rich history and looks like it was once a beautiful hotel. It still holds a lot of atmosphere of yesteryear. BUT, we felt quite sad looking at this hotel noticing how it lacked the TLC it desperately needs. We understand that it must be expensive to bring it back to its former glory, but removing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed here, because after many years in the hotel business, we learned that many hotels of this one's ilk (old and we'll seasoned in unique setting) are hidden gems! This hotel is one of these types, but could use a little sprucing up physically------balcony flooring a potential danger point! The restaurant and bar are worth visiting, but be prepared... More 

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