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“Neat, clean, and relaxing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverside Motel

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Riverside Motel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Southport
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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“Neat, clean, and relaxing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

In town for one night and decided to give Riverview a try. The room was very comfortable and very clean. Could not beat it for the price! Will come back for a Longer stay.

  • Stayed November 2011
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rockingham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

The view is amazing from the private swing on the back porch overlooking the river - many really good small, individually owned restaurants in easy reach. The only possible complaint would be that the A/C units are a little noisy.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gordonsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

We just returned from 3 nights at the Riverside motel. The motel is very clean, bathroom was recently updated and farily large for a motel bathroom. Nice sheets (much nicer than most budget hotels/motels) and towels. The staff was very friendly. The best part about the motel is the porch on the back and the swing overlooking the river. Our kids enjoyed playing on the deck and watching the boats. The only negative part about the motel is the parking. Two evenings we returned (we were in town for a wedding so had several wedding ativities to attend) and there was no parking at the motel. This may be due to the adjoining restaurant, but I feel for the price we paid (over $350 for 3 nights), we should have a place to park.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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orlando
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2010

This was recommended to us by the owner of the local kayak store. Stacy checked us in and was very helpful and friendly - even offered us a glass of wine from Lois Jane's - a B&B -which is across the street. The room was a standard older room - my only complaint is that someone was a little heavy handed with the clorox when the sheets were washed so it took some getting use to before I got to sleep. The location is perfect though - our room hand a swing on the porch overlooking the Cape Fear River. I thought the cost was a bit steep ($100 ++) but we were on vacation so slurging was fine. As a recommendation we ate at Fishy Fishy Cafe, for dinner, and PJs for breakfast - both excellent. All in all we were happy we stayed.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank chan2406
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2010

Right on the water. Big swings facing the river. Great place to relax. Walk to restaurants and shops. Can;t wait to return.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank www7
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Down South in Dixie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2010

Since the last review was Sept. 2008 I guess it's time for an update. This great little eight room place was built in the 1950's. It has been renovated, and lovelingly cared for by it's owners. The rooms are small as were most rooms of that era, but are equiped with the niceties needed for your stay. They even have a compact fridge, and microwave. The absolute best part are the swings (rooms two through seven) that face the Cape Fear river. These swings are the best blood pressure medicine ever invented. The location is the best. One block from downtown proper, you may not need to start the car until your ready to leave. The staff are great folks, and very friendly. If your looking for the Ritz, this ain't it. But if you want a relaxing stay in a great little fishing village, give the Riverside a try.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank RebelYell33
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2008

We love this waterfront motel. We stay there also every fall. My husband loves to fish and this is where we usually stay. I love sitting on the porch watching the boats come in. The people are also very nice and make staying there a pleasure. We would recommend this motel to everyone.

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  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank brendalaton
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Property: Riverside Motel
Address: 103 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3801
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Southport
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Southport
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverside Motel is Southport's only motel on the riverbank in historic downtown. All rooms come with fans, phones, coffee, cable TV, microwaves and refrigerators. All rooms also have porches with swings facing the river with a panoramic view. ... more   less 

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