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The Riverview Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   103 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in New Smyrna Beach
Fort Lauderdale
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great place to over night while traveling the icw”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stopped here for the second time on the way south last week. Great little hotel right on the water and a short walk from town and the ocean. Dockage was $15 if you stayed in the hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

One of the best deals in New Smyrna. The rooms are very quiet with a fabulous restaurant on premisis& a first class spa behind the hotel. Their gift shop is open 24/7 for ice,etc and someone always available for assistance. A small cozy hotel with very warm feeling,

Room Tip: We have always stayed in same room overlooking river. Huge balcany you can just rock or eat on glass...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FAREHAM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We recently spent 18 days at The Riverview Hotel and enjoyed every one. Although a little old fashioned the Hotel is spotless and nothing is too much for thr staff. New Smyrna beach has a lot to offer the traveller with many good eating places of all types, a superb beach and close enough to the many Florida attractions to make days out great fun for all. For the new management team please don't update the hotel too much as you will loose it's great charm and warmth.

Room Tip: Rooms on the groud floor give wonderful access to the very provate pool.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

I have to say, I had high expectations after reading all the reviews. I bought a groupon, and tried booking right away, but they were sold out for all weekends.I had to pay extra to extend the groupon. The room was spacious, we stayed at a honeymoon suite with river and bridge view.we saw dolphins play in the river which was nice, just the noise is a little annoying.I also wish there was a thermostat in each room.they must have had the AC down to 70 or less, it was really cold, especially when it is mid 80 outside.I had a sore throat because of that. They do serve breakfast to your room which is a nice add on service, including the morning newspaper.don't expect too much from breakfast though, no eggs or toast.just a little fruit and tiny pastries (we got two mini cinnamon buns), with coffee and orange juice. At night they have a turn down service, we listened to this long speech that they would get the bed ready, empty the garbage and put chocolates out etc. Our room was missed which was very disappointing. We told the front desk but were not offered anything in exchange. The bottle of wine for the room was a nice add on though, they even give you ice, as well as the cookies and apples downstairs. It's a cute hotel, but all in all I would not stay there again.even with the groupon the value was just not there (also because of the extra fee we had to pay). But all in all I would give it more than three stars.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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william h, General Manager at The Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear Guest,

We really appreciate your recent feed back. We take our reviews very seriously. I am glad you enjoyed the view of the river from your room, it certainly is a one of a kind view, however I personally would like to apologize for you not getting the service you deserve regarding the turn down service we have every night. All of our house keepers work very hard to exceed expectations so this is certainly a situation that we do not consider normal. My staff investigated the issue and found that our newest house keeper made the mistake. She found that the dead bolt on the door was locked and did not know her key opened both locks. She thought you were in you room still and did not want to disturb you. We have since communicated the mistake with her to make sure it will not happen again. Regarding the thermostat in the rooms, I am very sorry you had a issue with the temperature and could not personally control the temperature for your room. While many find our historic hotel to be a plus, some times we do run into some issues that take longer to come up with a solution, such as being able to put personal a/c units in each room. But i can assure you we are working to solve this issue and think about it every day. However we are always welcome to change the temperature to meet our guest needs. Should this happen again, please let our front desk staff know and it will be handled as soon as possible. I am also very sorry the noise from the small historic road next to our hotel known as Flagler Ave was disturbing you. Many find the location next to our lively hometown road with lots of shops and entertainment to be a plus, i am sorry that it did not meet your needs. Should you let us know next time you visit i am sure we can come up with a solution to meet your needs. We are always striving to make our hotel the best for our guest, should there ever be any other issues we welcome all of our guest to communicate with us so we can address any concerns as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Having stayed here on a few weekends in the past I am compelled to mention the "old fashioned" service coupled with room containing modern amenities while maintaining the era. I have all good things to say about the Riverview. As close to a quaint Bed & Breakfast you'll find, but with the modernity of a fine hotel.

Room Tip: Try to get a room overlooking the river.....
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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william h, General Manager at The Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind feed back. We cherish all of our guests opinions. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed all of your past experiences with us. We certainly would love to have you back show you can see all of the wonderful improvements we've made. If there is anything else we can do for you don't hesitate to ask. See you next time!
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Richmond, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

A spectacular view of the intracoastal waterway with a SPA that reflects the feeling you are in the islands without ever leaving the states. The old world charm that is eluded from the architecture of the Hotel to the lovely rooms inside gives you a warm welcome to a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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william h, General Manager at The Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your feed back, it is very important to us. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and at the spa. We appreciate the kind words regarding our lovely establishment. We have been working very hard to exceed our guest level of expectations. If there is anything else we can do for you feel free to contact us any time. We hope to see you again.
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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We live in Orlando, and we go to New Smyrna Beach (NSB to us in the area!) almost every weekend for the day, but once in a while we want to stay overnight. There are a lot of condos in NSB, but not many hotels. The Riverview is a beautiful inn on the river, not on the beach, but definitely in walking distance. We discovered it because of a Groupon-type deal, and we have been back twice this year because we loved it so much.

The rooms are more spacious than a lot of older historic inns, and the beds are wonderful. They will deliver breakfast to your room, which is included (I think it's just a continental type breakfast) but there are a few good breakfast places in the area so we haven't ever had the breakfast delivered.

The location, right on Flagler Ave. is great. Flagler is a great little street in the style of little funky touristy beach towns, with lots of shops, some better than others (try Sei, Mika, and Lolo's for the cutest women's clothing, and Butterfly Kisses for Kids for adorable kid's clothing), fun restaurants (Clancy's Cantina for Mexican and a great atmosphere, The Beacon for breakfast, That's Amore for great Italian, and Chucketa's Coffee House for a great place to hang out with good coffee and some computer or reading time).

You can walk to any of these places from the Hotel, and at the end of the day go back to a nice oasis. They have a cute courtyard pool and a nice porch to sit and watch the river and the goings on on Flagler.

A great place to stay - it's totally work it to back a little more for the Honeymoon Suite and get your own balcony with comfy wicker chairs to relax and watch the world go by.

They have a spa which is supposedly great, but I have never been there.

We will definitely become regulars!

Room Tip: The Honeymoon Suite is totally worth it for the private balcony!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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william h, General Manager at The Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Dear Guest,

We love that you chose us for your weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It is often that many of our guest come from just a short distance away for a quick getaway that feels like their a million miles away. We really appreciate all the kind feed back regarding our rooms, beds, location, pool area and overall level of service. We will continue to try to exceed your expectations and hope to see you soon.
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Address: 103 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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Location: United States > Florida > New Smyrna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in New Smyrna Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in New Smyrna Beach
#3 Family Hotel in New Smyrna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Riverview Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Riverview Hotel. Enjoy a unique historic experience for both romantic getaways and family vacations alike. Established in 1885 the Victorian style Riverview Hotel is a picturesque icon of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Overlooking the Indian River and lively Flagler Ave., we offer the perfect location for boutique shopping or a day at the beach and a variety of unique bars and restaurants at night. You're visit will include a complimentary expanded continental breakfast brought to your room every morning, mint-chocolates placed on your plush robes at turn down, free Wi-Fi, complimentary bike rentals and access to our tropical pool area. During your stay we invite you to visit our "World Class Spa", The Spa At Riverview, where you can relax and unwind all day. For a romantic meal overlooking the river, delicious food, beautiful sunsets and superb entertainment, there's no place in town better than The Grille At Riverview located adjacent to us.No matter when you visit there's always something fun and exciting to do. One of the trendiest little beach towns in the U.S. through its booming art and surf community, New Smyrna Beach has become a diverse vacation destination hot spot. Both Flagler Ave and Canal Street provide events almost every week for your entertainment. Whether you enjoy wiggling your toes in the sand, boating, fishing, surfing, hiking, kayaking, biking, shopping, dining or just plain relaxing, New Smyrna Beach is the place for your next get-a-way. ... more   less 
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