I have just arrived home to Beaufort SC after another stay at my favorite hotel. It is about an 8 hour boat ride down the ICW to St Marys and the Riverview Hotel. I could make the trip faster but it is kind of like staying at the Riverview. I just want to enjoy the view and time with friends.
Friends are what you will find upon your arrival. You may find yourself setting in the bar (no smoking inside anymore) or on the veranda overlooking the St Marys River, but where ever you are you will meet someone like yourself. You can read the reviews from the folks who rated their stay as anything below very good or excellent, and be assured that they will not be there to dampen your dayor spoil the old time spirit of this gem of a seaside inn.
Jerry, the ex mayor of St Marys, has restored the inn to it's original grandeur. All of the rooms have been remodeled and the hardwood floors need to be bragged on, as Jerry refinished them himself and he did an excellent job. Yes, there are window units in the bedrooms but it is sort of hard to run modern HVAC in a 100 year old building. Mine worked great! We had to take a couple of more rooms than we had reserved because we realized that, as we have aged we sleep lighter and snore louder, so a double just does not work any more for some of us. The hotel was booked and one room not rented because of a broked air conditioning unit (they are mostly new now) but the owner bought a new one and installed it himself so that we could have the room.
If you have to have room service, don't like cats or the fact that you have to go all the way down a flight of stairs to get your own coffee, then go stay some where else. The Riverview is for happy people; so smile and go meet your new friends at the Riverview.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Closest Lodging to Cumberland Island Ferry, The Riverview Hotel circa 1916 has 18 guest rooms each named after some of the notable guests that have either visited or stayed at the hotel over the years. We serve a deluxe continental breakfast daily, wireless internet access, full service bar and restaurant, and pack picnic lunches to carry out. Reasonable rates and convenient location are a plus. Discover history, discover Cumberland Island, discover yourself, at the Riverview Hotel. Relax and enjoy beautiful St. Marys, GA, the little town by the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverview Hotel Saint Marys