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“Nice homey feeling.”
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Riverview Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in St. Marys
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Enjoyed our Friday night stay at the Riverview Hotel. Friendly & accommodating staff, comfortable & cozy room, good breakfast with ample variety. The hotel cat and dog gave it a nice human touch, not like most box chain hotels. Did not have dinner in the restaurant but hope to the next time I return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

No, this is not a luxury hotel property, but consider the locale. We're talking about St. Mary's, Georgia here. Like many others, we came to St. Mary's, as it is the jumping off point for the ferry that goes to Cumberland Island. Six forty-something guys needing a place to spend one night before going camping on CI -- the Riverview Hotel was perfect. It is directly across the street from the ferry, the rooms and beds were clean and comfortable, and barkeeper Cindy was a hoot. Avoid her if you are easily offended, btw, and DO NOT park in her parking space. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank FestusHaggen
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you are looking for clean rooms with daily maid service, don't stay @ the Riverview. Recently had a 3 night stay and never had clean towels, floors, or our waster basket emptied. Although the place is quaint and has a great location, the house keeping service leaves much to be desired. Our bed had a terrible mattress and uncomfortable pillows.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This hotel was pretty bad. Very dirty and the people working the desk both at check in and check out were so unfriendly, they seemed completely miserable. The OJ container in the morning looked like it had not been washed in years and there were bugs in the OJ. The breakfast was coffee, bug infested OJ and a package of white bread. They had tea bags but no hot water. We are in awe that this place remains open. The bed was so uncomfortable and the throw rugs in the hallways were filthy. An ice bucket remained in the hall at the room across from us the entire time and the ashtrays on the porch were packed full and I don't think there were any other guests except for us(we stayed midweek). The people running this place seem to be quite lazy.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Nvrbug
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We ended up here by accident after the first hotel we had booked was filthy, the staff was so friendly and helpful! Our room was small but clean and comfortable. It's such a neat old place that the size of our room wasn't an issue. We didn't see an elevator and they do have a cat/dogs who live there, but it was clean. It's a very laid back place, we will be staying there again!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Okay, so this place reminded me of the Happiness Hotel in "The Great Muppet Caper." It's charming and homey complete with a cat roaming around upstairs and dogs in and out downstairs. We were going to Cumberland Island and wanted to stay somewhere close - this was it; right across the street from the ferry. There was even a small farmer's market across the street at the pier on Saturday. The atmosphere was A+ but the sound and sleep quality weren't too stellar. I know older buildings don't have as much insulation as newer ones so we could hear folks out in the hall and coming up and down the stairs all night. The beds were okay; you're not paying to stay at a Hyatt and after a long day on Cumberland you'll sleep okay anyway if you do a lot of walking. In summation: great location for the value; laid back ambiance; bring ear plugs.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

It's right next to the waterfront and within walking distance of all the muesums, shops, and just across the street from the ferry dock. The room was very clean and the view from the second story porch was great. The beds aren't the most comfortable but again the room was very clean! The restuarant downstairs was Awesome.... get the grilled rock shrimp!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 105 Osborne St, St. Marys, GA 31558-4599
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > St. Marys
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in St. Marys
Price Range: $95 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverview Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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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