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“nasty motel” 2 of 5 stars
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River Side Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   7631 US Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652 (Formerly Econo Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in New Port Richey
New Port Richey, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nasty motel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

this place is nasty, nothing but hookers and drug heads. but do they care not really. beware when you stay there. only nice thing is whiskey rivers next door. great place to eat. far as the hotel let the scum bags have it.

Room Tip: there is no quiet place here, hookers walking around looking to turn tricks
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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russh777, General Manager at River Side Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Our establishment does not reflect any of the situations stated in this review. We take great care in the goings on at our property, with security rounds being made by our night crew and security cameras covering the property. We would not, and do not allow such activity to take place on our property. We are sorry that this guest felt the need to give us such a bad review for whatever reason, but it certainly isn't as stated. We work very hard to keep a clean, safe and quiet environment, and we will continue to do so.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
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93 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is really bad... It's very old, floors uneven under the carpet, people living in them drinking beer and yelling outside at all hours of the night and more. One pillow was as hard as a rock and one bed had bed bugs... RUN!

Room Tip: Choose another hotel...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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riversidenpr, Manager at River Side Inn, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
It is with regret that this customer was not happy with our accommodations. We provide very clean and well maintained rooms.
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Spring Hill, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Horrible experience. Nothing but prostitutes and drug dealers in parking lot. The website is a complete lie. As soon as we walked into our room, we felt like we were at The Bate's Motel. Scary! The bathroom floor was creaking. Thought I was going to fall through it. The entire room floor was angled at a slant position. It smelled musty and was extremely outdated. The parking lot was dark, scary and full of drunks. Thought we'd be hurt or robbed. Not a snob in the least bit. This motel was honestly the worst I've ever seen. The only good part was being refunded and staying at the Quality Inn, for a few dollars more. Hope this saves people from wasting their time and money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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riversidenpr, Manager at River Side Inn, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
It is with regret that this customer was not happy with our accommodations. We provide very clean and well maintained rooms.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Very clean, staff at front desk was great. Very helpful and polite. I would stay here again and recommend this place.
Does need some up dates, but everything you need works and is clean. The beds were clean and the room smelled like it had just been cleaned.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hudson, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

On October 5, 2012, my mother Lana and I, along with my sister Lacey, niece Mackenzie, and cousin Cami had to spend the night at the River Side Inn, where my mother and I were planned to spend three days and two nights. Mom and I actually spent one night there. The beds are old and still comfortable for us to sleep on at this place. The TV was working pretty good on the night of the 5th, but with a soft buzzing noise. Also on the night of the 5th we watched Sponge Bob Square Pants, that night's CBS Evening News, Wheel of Fortune, Full House, CSI New York, HBO, and a whole lot more, but on that same day, the rest went swimming while I was stuck in the room watching some other TV stuff, including a little bit of baseball. The pool is contaminated right now, so the staff are trying to clean it. After the pool is fully clean, we'll stay at this place again, because it's a nice hotel to stay, just like the nicer hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fraser, Michigan
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60 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

After reading the other reviews we were reluctant to stay at this place. Upon entering the room we were shocked. It was extremely clean and smelled of cleaning products!!! No nasty odors here. Everything was as it should be. There were a few small repairs that needed to be attended to, but nothing major. Everything worked!!! Great Tv!!

The bad? Slow slow wi-fi....also, it seemed that there were a few permanent residents who make loud noises with their vehicles extremely early in the morning!

The room itself was pleasing and well worth the price!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CLEARWATER
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70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stopped for a stay after visiting Downtown New Port Richey. Stayed on a Sunday night and was assigned a room in a pretty filled up section. I noted that there were very few other areas occupied.
The Inn is showing it's age and is in need of maintenance. The room - I wood grade as a (B-) ( some what clean and the bed was a good sleeper). The towels were the roughest towels that I have every experienced - and are good back scratchers. Advertised "Free Continental Breakfast" that consisted of good coffee and pastries only. We did not use the pool - but it looked clean and inviting,

Room Tip: Good for a quick stay if no other places are available
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about River Side Inn

Address: 7631 US Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Location: United States > Florida > New Port Richey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in New Port Richey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — River Side Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 104
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