My wife and I booked a one night stay at the Hotel Rio Vista over Memorial Day weekend for $125.00. The first thing I noticed when I walked in the room was the rushing river only a few feet from our outside porch...AMAZING. It is very hard to find a hotel so close to a river with so much activity.
The second thing I noticed was the lackluster room. For $125.00 we expected more. If this room wasn't mere feet from the river I wouldn't have expected to pay more than $70.00. The decor was minimal, we had a small little bug on our pillow, and the bathroom was cold, dark, and outdated.
I do realize that we weren't staying in a big city hotel - this was WINTHROP a western style time capsule of a town - very nice and fun for tourists such as ourselves, but the room needed a makeover to give it a much cozier feel. The river view steals the show, and I would consider staying again, just for the sake of the rushing water, but if we ever stay in Winthrop again, we'll probably search for other hotels that have a similar river experience.More