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Hartland, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our family has been staying at Riviera Motel for several years now and we always have a great time. Great price, excellent view of the lake, Mackinaw Bridge, and the fort & lighthouse. The owners are so nice, friendly, and sincere. We recently stayed in September and are going back soon ... before they close for winter. Love it here!

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Holt, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I've stayed many places in Mackinac City and this by far was the least appealing. Rooms are extremely dated and musty. The 'view' was of the parking lot unless you walked out onto the balcony. And while out there, exposed to smoke from other vacationers. Way way way too much money for the stay.

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Jenison, Michigan
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84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a great spot to spend a night or more. It is right by the bridge.. Great spot to see the bridge lit up at night. The pool was very nice. No breakfast just some coffee, no decaf. They did have decaf tea however. We walled every where. It was so close to all we wanted to do. Right... More 

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Thank Shirley K
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Older motel, fantastic location, super clean, good rates. Owners are super friendly, as are housekeeping. Parks on either side, beach is right out front. I could see the bridge out one window, and Mackinac Island out the other. I will be back!

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Marietta D, Owner at Riviera Motel, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our facilities and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Indiana
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95 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

It's really nice having the bridge right out in front of you and a lighthouse sitting next-door but if it wasn't for that this motel might suffer without doing some upgrades. The owners are very nice and do a good job keeping this motel quiet and clean.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Perfect location. On the water with a beautiful view of the bridge; park and walking trail nearby. Close to shops and restaurants. Clean, adequate room. Poor wifi, but not a deal breaker for us. Would definitely stay here again.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The front desk person was very nice and helpful with trip tips, restaurants, coupons, etc. The view and location were perfect. The room was like walking into the 1960's. Though it was clean, the decor hasn't been changed in decades. The beds were hard as a rock, they weren't even comfortable to sit on. The bedspread was clean, but old.... More 

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Marietta D, Owner at Riviera Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn't feel comfortable with your stay. However, we have brad new carpeting in all of our rooms and it is not indoor/outdoor carpeting. We have installed a commercial grade carpeting . The tv's are new and the hotel size found in several chain hotels. We are sorry that you found our facility lacking and wish... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We chose this hotel as the stop right before going on to Mackinac Island. Location is perfect, very close to downtown Mackinaw City and Shepler's Ferry. The owners were very kind and accommodating. I would stay here again if my travels take me to Mackinac again.

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Marietta D, Owner at Riviera Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and hope to see you again. Thank-you for staying with us. More 

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72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Old motel, very small rooms. Room was very clean, small bed, the smallest shower I have ever seen. Indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, ourtdoor childrens play area. As we only spent one night, it was fine for us. The front desk person could have been more pleasant.

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Marietta D, Owner at Riviera Motel, responded to this review

You must have met this review for a different motel. We do not have cabins, an indoor pool, or hot tubs. As far as a play area for children, we have over 1200 feet of beech for children to run and enjoy nature. More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The people were great! But honestly the beds were very uncomfortable and every time someone turned the water on in the next room the shower went freezing cold. I could get past the old furnishings because the room was very clean, and the linens smelled very fresh. A good budget motel but needs a few upgrades in my opinion.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the shadow of the Mackinaw Bridge, the Riviera Motel has comfortable, clean, affordable rooms with a one-in-a-million view of the Mackinac Bridge. And with everything Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island have to offer just steps from your room, a lazy stroll will get you to all the major attractions. The Riviera is also surrounded by state parks, so going on a picnic is as easy as saying, "Peanut butter and jelly!" You can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities including flying kites, skipping rocks, walking on the beach or just enjoying the view. Family-owned and operated, your friendly hosts and their staff are always willing to recommend a good restaurant, call a shuttle or just chat while you enjoy your complimentary cup of morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riviera Motel

Address: 520 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: €505 - €508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riviera Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“all the room are great”
 of 5 bubbles shirleyk2013, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Top level, waterfront room offers best views”
 of 5 bubbles L8980UOstevee, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go for the bridge view rooms!!”
 of 5 bubbles 596darrelm, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 112 and 212 are the premium rooms......... However any room here is what I call priceless view!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreyl480, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have a good view to the bridge”
 of 5 bubbles giovannyr920, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
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