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Riverview Hotel

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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Had been through St. Mary's a few times and never took time to explore this quaint little city! Friend and I both enjoy historical places and B&Bs, so we decided this would be a perfect venue to celebrate our August birthdays. But for the fact that we hit the hottest "heat wave" in many years for that area, we were...

1Thank CLH6401
minneola, fl
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We found this place because of a deal on Groupon, what a lucky find! Great Hotel, super friendly and helpful staff. It's a historic hotel, however, the rooms were a perfect mix of antique and modern. We stayed in the Poke McHenry room, which even though it's an "inside" room it had plenty of sunlight and never felt claustrophobic. The...

2Thank planetpeanut
Bluffton, SC
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Booked this place on a Groupon. It's more like a B&B and is very quaint. The people who run it are very nice and you can get a packed lunch for Cumberland Island in a returnable insulated cooler for $8.00, that was a fantastic deal. Knowing this was an older hotel I kind of expected what we received in the...

2Thank TMC843
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I read the reviews prior to booking this hotel, so I knew what to expect. My husband and I visited Cumberland Island and this hotel is across the street from the park service building where the ferry leaves from, so it is very convenient for that purpose. This hotel is old, built around 1916 or so, and has a lot...

1Thank Eleanor B
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here a long time ago, August 2005 in fact. But since I just joined this site I decided to see if it this neat, old place we stayed at was in here and it is! This is a REALLY old place, which was one of the main reasons I wanted to stay there. My mom...

Thank MrsGSjax
rvrvwhtl, Owner at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business and do hope you will visit us again in the near future.

Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I recently stayed in St. Mary's to go visit Cumberland Island and other areas surrounding St. Mary's. The hotel is in a great location because it is right across the street from the ferry to Cumberland Island. The hotel is obviously older but it is in fairly decent shape. There are beautiful views from the exterior rooms and a nice...

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel is definitely a great location for those visiting Cumberland, and the lunch is a great value with plenty of food. The hotel itself needs a lot of work, yes it is old, but there are things that simply need fixing. Our room was cozy, although we immediately had to turn on the a/c when we got there and...

1Thank Delaney L
rvrvwhtl, Owner at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We are always striving to improve, and appreciate your input. With any historic building, it is an ever evolving "labor of love" to upkeep. Please stay in touch. We hope that you will visit St. Marys, and the Riverview Hotel again. We have many great things planned nearing our 100th...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 July 2014

To take the ferry to Cumberland Island, you need to be at the waterfront by 8:45 am, so what better place to stay than across the street at this historic old hotel. The rooms are comfy, the ambiance definitely not a chain motel, and the barkeep is a hoot and a half. You get a $5 off drinks coupon when...

1Thank jsokolow
rvrvwhtl, Owner at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent response. We appreciate y our business, and hope you will stay at the Riverview the next time you are in St. Marys. We have great things planned nearing our 100th anniversary in 2016.

Reviewed 9 July 2014

The people at this hotel were awesome very friendly but, the hotel needs a lot of fixing. I was afraid to sit on the porch up stairs for fear of falling through the floor. All the boards were rotted. Not the best place to stay but location was great.

1Thank Mimsroy
rvrvwhtl, Owner at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, and patronage. We apologize about the porch. It is scheduled to be repaired. With any historic building, it continues to be a "labor of love." We have great things planned for the Riverview nearing her 100th anniversary in 2016. We hope you will consider staying with us again.

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 10 June 2014

When looking for a weekend getaway for my wife, and I, we found the Riverview Hotel. The price was very good, and it was literally across the street from our intended activity, of visiting Cumberland Island. We were a little concerned after reading some previous reviews. It's a 100 year old hotel, in need of some TLC, but, it's clean...

3Thank Rob B
rvrvwhtl, Manager at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We want our guests to feel welcome. As an independent hotelier, we feel the Riverview does possess a special charm. As in any historic building, it continues to be a "labor of love" keeping things in good working order. We are working hard to make improvements, and take your comments with the utmost sincerity. Please...

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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 

Additional Information about Riverview Hotel

Address: 105 Osborne St, St. Marys, GA 31558-4599
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > St. Marys
Price Range: $132 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverview Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Rooms overlooking the river and the waterfront give the best views.”
dianelorraineb, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Stay along the highway, this place was awful.”
zigzagg, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are good and sitting on the upstairs porch is the best”
vickiv937, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Rolf's room”
lorib990, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for riverside room.”
579mr, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
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