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Riviera Motel

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front desk person was very nice and helpful with trip tips, restaurants, coupons, etc. The view and location were perfect. The room was like walking into the 1960's. Though it was clean, the decor hasn't been changed in decades. The beds were hard as a rock, they weren't even comfortable to sit on. The bedspread was clean, but old.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel as the stop right before going on to Mackinac Island. Location is perfect, very close to downtown Mackinaw City and Shepler's Ferry. The owners were very kind and accommodating. I would stay here again if my travels take me to Mackinac again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old motel, very small rooms. Room was very clean, small bed, the smallest shower I have ever seen. Indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, ourtdoor childrens play area. As we only spent one night, it was fine for us. The front desk person could have been more pleasant.

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Thank 1cabin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people were great! But honestly the beds were very uncomfortable and every time someone turned the water on in the next room the shower went freezing cold. I could get past the old furnishings because the room was very clean, and the linens smelled very fresh. A good budget motel but needs a few upgrades in my opinion.

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Thank Stephanie L
Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on a recent weekend trip. The room was simple, nothing fancy, but was perfect for us--impeccably clean, quiet at night, comfortable bed etc. And moreover, the location of the motel is awesome. It has an amazing view of the straits and the bridge, and is right next to little Alexander Henry Park (very nice if you want... More 

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Thank EA906
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular view of the bridge. Rooms were small and outdated, but clean. The couple running the motel were very friendly and helpful. They gave us tips on visiting Mackinaw Island, directions for a scenic tour and called a shuttle for us to get to the ferry. I would highly recommend the shuttle to Shepplers ferry, too convenient not to take... More 

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Thank Shayne D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

....The view of the Bridge and Straits, the clean rooms, the location right beside the lighthouse, walking distance from the fort, the shoreline, and again, the view of the Bridge, most of all the friendly staff and awesome hosts. Spend a night and you'll be back. 😊

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Evansville,IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Very much an older style motel however, it was well kept and clean. Nice view and location on the water. Small park next door with water front walk path. The ladies were friendly but the older gentleman seemed rather annoyed. Would like to have rated higher but hospitality in the service industry to me should be a given, it lacked... More 

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Thank Tracee G
Armada, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

My wife and I spent the Fourth of July weekend in Mac City. We had been to the Riviera before; it's far enough (maybe 3/4 of a mile--walking distance) out of the center that one can avoid the hubbub of downtown and still enjoy the city. The rooms are old school--don't expect a Hampton Inn or anything, but they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The Riviera Motel, is a great spot to stay in Mackinaw City. Clean and cozy, close to everything in Mackinaw City, awesome view of the bridge and easy access to the highway. I will certainly return for another stay!

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the shadow of the Mackinaw Bridge, the Riviera Motel has comfortable, clean, affordable rooms with a one-in-a-million view of the Mackinac Bridge. And with everything Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island have to offer just steps from your room, a lazy stroll will get you to all the major attractions. The Riviera is also surrounded by state parks, so going on a picnic is as easy as saying, "Peanut butter and jelly!" You can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities including flying kites, skipping rocks, walking on the beach or just enjoying the view. Family-owned and operated, your friendly hosts and their staff are always willing to recommend a good restaurant, call a shuttle or just chat while you enjoy your complimentary cup of morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riviera Motel

Address: 520 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: $75 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riviera Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Mackinaw City
#4 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
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