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Reviewed July 30, 2016

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...

Thank EA906
Reviewed July 29, 2016 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 Rooms were small and outdated, but clean.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...

1Thank Shayne D
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. 😊

Thank gmarose2
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...

Thank Tracee G
Armada, Michigan
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...

2Thank michiganpete2015
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!

1Thank Darrel M
Reviewed May 19, 2016

We visited this property on Mother's Day Weekend 2016. We stayed in Room 112. May I say view from rooms 112 and 212 are the best on this property!! You also get your own PRIVATE BALCONY/PORCH when reserving these rooms. You pay $50-$70 dollars more per night. ***Did I mention the view is PRICELESS? It is worth every penny to...

1Thank Jeffrey L
Marietta D, Owner at Riviera Motel, responded to this review

Thank-you for all your kind words. We are happy that you feel so comfortable in our rooms. We try very hard to make sure that our guests have a pleasurable experience in Mackinaw. Thank-you for taking the time to write a review.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We wanted some place in Mackinaw where we could see the sunsets and the sunrises, and we found it. This is located near the bridge and on the Main Street from down town so it is a quick trip back to restaurants and the boats. We will be back. We were able to have coffee at sunrise.

Thank masantirq
Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We selected this hotel because it was a non-chain establishment, small and a prime location to view the Mackinaw Bridge. I guess we should have expected something wasn't quite right when we booked the reservation and they couldn't send us a confirmation e-mail because "we don't use computers ". The room rate was par with other larger hotels in the...

2Thank Sue W
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This motel has a very good view of Mackinac bridge and the lake, no wonder is called "the bridge shadow". We stayed three night there, clean rooms, good price and the room was clean and bed were made when we came back at night. It's located block from Mackinac downtown and the fort. I was happy with my stay there...

2Thank Giovanny R
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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: $538 - $540 (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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#4 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“all the room are great”
 of 5 bubbles shirleyk2013, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Top level, waterfront room offers best views”
 of 5 bubbles L8980UOstevee, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“Go for the bridge view rooms!!”
 of 5 bubbles 596darrelm, Jun 28, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 112 and 212 are the premium rooms......... However any room here is what I call priceless view!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreyl480, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have a good view to the bridge”
 of 5 bubbles giovannyr920, Sep 23, 2015 | Read review
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