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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 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...

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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.

Florida
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.

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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...

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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...

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Reviewed 9 June 2014

If you appreciate the feel of a B & B and when you hear the phrase shabby chic you think of chic then you need to stay here. We were in room #12 " Martha", small but well appointed. this is a corner room with 4 windows so a great view. This is the closet hotel to the Cumberland Island...

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rvrvwhtl, Manager at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We hope you will visit us again when you visit St. Marys and Cumberland Island. We have great things planned for the Riverview as she nears her 100th anniversary. As with any historic building, it is a "labor of love." We are glad you felt welcome, and have a nice visit.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I have stayed at this hotel 3 times now and would recommend it to anyone staying in St. Mary's Georgia. A great base for visiting Cumberland Island as the ferry is literally right across the street. This hotel has great character and very comfortable rooms and beds. Not a five star luxury hotel but if you like the simple life...

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rvrvwhtl, Manager at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. As with any historic building, it is a "labor of love" to upkeep. The charm of the Riverview is in it's character. We are glad you felt welcome. We have great things planned for the Riverview as she nears her 100th anniversary. We do hope you will visit us again.

Deland, Fl, United States
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Although the location of the Riverview Hotel is very convenient if you are visiting Cumberland Island, it does not compensate for the many negative aspects. The hotel is in a general state of deterioration and neglect. There were stains on carpets, chairs, bedspread, etc. There were holes in the porch floor covered with pieces of plywood. The eaves were rotting...

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rvrvwhtl, Manager at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We take your comments with the utmost sincerity. As with any historic building, it remains a "labor of love" to keep up. This is why we removed the carpets to expose the original heart pine flooring. We also replaced curtains with plantation shutters. Because we have to adhere to strict guidelines for historic properties,...

Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in "Martha's room". We liked the view. The room was very small but had a nice view and we weren't in it much anyway. Staff was nice. Great location!! Right across the street from the Cumberland ferry which was perfect for us. The parking says "2 hours" but we parked there for 3 days and never got...

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rvrvwhtl, Manager at Riverview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We are happy your stay was enjoyable. With any historic building, you have to work with what you are given, and it remains a "labor of love." My husband was born and raised in the Riverview Hotel, as was his father before him. It has the charm of yesteryear, and hotels like this are...

Atlanta
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The hotel is very charming. The people are nice. They will make you a big picnic lunch to take to Cumberland Island. ($8) I liked the cats and dog lounging in the lobby. Our corner room had magnificent windows that open, and the cross breeze was glorious. I don't know if they are finished restoring the place yet, but it...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 8 April 2014

My husband and I stayed here last weekend, we love this place. It is a old very quaint boutique hotel, well worn...much loved. Super friendly...will definitely come back. Only complaint is....this is not a good place for children that are not well behaved, the noises they tend to make running up and down the old wood floors and stairway can...

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

Talk about relaxed this is the place. The hotel is across the street from the Ferry. It's next to some great restaurants. The first level of the hotel is where you check on and also a bar & restaurant. This entire town is warm & friendly. But the hotel is a real gem. My only compliant is that I couldn't...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 6,002 - ₹ 7,094 (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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“look on the website - there is a floor plan and photos of each room, so you can pick exactly what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles Katlanta, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Martha's room is very nice with scenic views”
 of 5 bubbles dhandmob, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the river side, they are the only ones with a view”
 of 5 bubbles 180lynj, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“View of the River”
 of 5 bubbles TNtravles, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you are on the porch side, expect people to be wandering outside your room on a nice day. Wifi is available in the lobby area”
 of 5 bubbles psf1, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
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