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Riverview Hotel

105 Osborne St., St. Marys, GA 31558
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Riverview Hotel
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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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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

* 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Odense, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The hotel is okay but be aware that the building is very old. The upper floors are quaint if you are old hotels, but the rooms and bathrooms are kindda run-down. That said if you are going on the ferry to Cumberland Island this hotel is absolutely perfect as the jetty is just across the street. Noise-wise the area is... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped here for a few nights on our way to Key West. It's old and the lobby is definitely in need of a thorough cleaning. The bedroom was cute and clean...and the bathroom had been remodeled. The staff was friendly. For a fee they will pack you a lunch, in their cooler, to take to Cumberland Island. Continental breakfast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you just need a place to stay to catch the early ferry, it's ok. It is old. Needs some cleaning. Mattress was old and uncomfortable. Tv in our room didn't work. One night was ok. Probably wouldn't stay 2.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Spent 3 nights with our dog. Very handy for taking the ferry over to Cumberland Island. If you like new and polished, this place is not for you. This hotel is showing a lot of wear and tear but does have a certain amount of laid back appeal. I do think the lobby could use a major refreshing. There is... More 

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