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105 Osborne St., St. Marys, GA 31558
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Riverview Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in St. Marys
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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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minneola, fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place because of a deal on Groupon, what a lucky find! Great Hotel, super friendly and helpful staff. It's a historic hotel, however, the rooms were a perfect mix of antique and modern. We stayed in the Poke McHenry room, which even though it's an "inside" room it had plenty of sunlight and never felt claustrophobic. The... More

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Bluffton, SC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this place on a Groupon. It's more like a B&B and is very quaint. The people who run it are very nice and you can get a packed lunch for Cumberland Island in a returnable insulated cooler for $8.00, that was a fantastic deal. Knowing this was an older hotel I kind of expected what we received in the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the reviews prior to booking this hotel, so I knew what to expect. My husband and I visited Cumberland Island and this hotel is across the street from the park service building where the ferry leaves from, so it is very convenient for that purpose. This hotel is old, built around 1916 or so, and has a lot... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here a long time ago, August 2005 in fact. But since I just joined this site I decided to see if it this neat, old place we stayed at was in here and it is! This is a REALLY old place, which was one of the main reasons I wanted to stay there. My mom... More

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rvrvwhtl, Owner at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business and do hope you will visit us again in the near future. More

Columbus, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed in St. Mary's to go visit Cumberland Island and other areas surrounding St. Mary's. The hotel is in a great location because it is right across the street from the ferry to Cumberland Island. The hotel is obviously older but it is in fairly decent shape. There are beautiful views from the exterior rooms and a nice... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The hotel is definitely a great location for those visiting Cumberland, and the lunch is a great value with plenty of food. The hotel itself needs a lot of work, yes it is old, but there are things that simply need fixing. Our room was cozy, although we immediately had to turn on the a/c when we got there and... More

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rvrvwhtl, Owner at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We are always striving to improve, and appreciate your input. With any historic building, it is an ever evolving "labor of love" to upkeep. Please stay in touch. We hope that you will visit St. Marys, and the Riverview Hotel again. We have many great things planned nearing our 100th... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

To take the ferry to Cumberland Island, you need to be at the waterfront by 8:45 am, so what better place to stay than across the street at this historic old hotel. The rooms are comfy, the ambiance definitely not a chain motel, and the barkeep is a hoot and a half. You get a $5 off drinks coupon when... More

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rvrvwhtl, Owner at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent response. We appreciate y our business, and hope you will stay at the Riverview the next time you are in St. Marys. We have great things planned nearing our 100th anniversary in 2016. More

Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The people at this hotel were awesome very friendly but, the hotel needs a lot of fixing. I was afraid to sit on the porch up stairs for fear of falling through the floor. All the boards were rotted. Not the best place to stay but location was great.

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rvrvwhtl, Owner at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, and patronage. We apologize about the porch. It is scheduled to be repaired. With any historic building, it continues to be a "labor of love." We have great things planned for the Riverview nearing her 100th anniversary in 2016. We hope you will consider staying with us again. More

Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

When looking for a weekend getaway for my wife, and I, we found the Riverview Hotel. The price was very good, and it was literally across the street from our intended activity, of visiting Cumberland Island. We were a little concerned after reading some previous reviews. It's a 100 year old hotel, in need of some TLC, but, it's clean... More

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rvrvwhtl, Manager at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We want our guests to feel welcome. As an independent hotelier, we feel the Riverview does possess a special charm. As in any historic building, it continues to be a "labor of love" keeping things in good working order. We are working hard to make improvements, and take your comments with the utmost sincerity. Please... More

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you appreciate the feel of a B & B and when you hear the phrase shabby chic you think of chic then you need to stay here. We were in room #12 " Martha", small but well appointed. this is a corner room with 4 windows so a great view. This is the closet hotel to the Cumberland Island... More

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rvrvwhtl, Manager at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We hope you will visit us again when you visit St. Marys and Cumberland Island. We have great things planned for the Riverview as she nears her 100th anniversary. As with any historic building, it is a "labor of love." We are glad you felt welcome, and have a nice visit. More

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Address: 105 Osborne St., St. Marys, GA 31558
Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > St. Marys
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Riverview Hotel Saint Marys

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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Closest Lodging to Cumberland Island Ferry, The Riverview Hotel circa 1916 has 18 guest rooms each named after some of the notable guests that have either visited or stayed at the hotel over the years. We serve a deluxe continental breakfast daily, wireless internet access, full service bar and restaurant, and pack picnic lunches to carry out. Reasonable rates and convenient location are a plus. Discover history, discover Cumberland Island, discover yourself, at the Riverview Hotel. Relax and enjoy beautiful St. Marys, GA, the little town by the sea. ... more   less 
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