Overall, the Riverview is a good place to stay. It is near downtown and many places to eat. You also have direct access to the riverwalk directly behind the hotel without having to deal with traffic. The riverwalk is especially nice during December with the Christmas displays. The hotel lobby and 1st floor where the fitness center is look beautiful. The rooms are good as well. However, floors 3 and above are in need of renovation to look as nice as the first two floors. Also, the outside of the hotel needs a paint job and new windows or at least clean the windows. The elevators commonly reeked of smoke. I would stay again if the smoke smell was gone.