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Washington Court House, Ohio
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Check in was easy. This is an old Inn, 131 years in business. The rooms are like walking back in time...everything is antique. The place is neat..but no TV..no phones...no fridge or microwave...it was clean, quite and peaceful. They have dinner theatre on the weekends. They have a fantastic breakfast. Check out was easy as they gave you your receipt...

1Thank Mike H
Centerville, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I've been eating in the Concord Room of the Riverside Inn ever since moving to this general area seven years ago, as it's a pleasant destination for a day trip. I had lunch there today with out-of-town visitors, thinking to show them some local color. (And they loved the authentic Victorian aura of the hotel) But I have been disappointed...

Thank Claudia J
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were treated wonderful from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Turn of the Century Hotel with the most delightful Pub. We even played gin rummy at a pub table! Extremely reasonable prices and wonderful staff. Will definitely return... Hopefully to see a "sprit" or two!

Thank Steelergal614
Freeport, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The gardens and grounds are beautiful. The wide, expansive porch is to die for. Antiques abound throughout. The lounge is very attractive with a well stocked bar and our bar tendress was very pleasant and helpful. In fact all of the staff was pleasant, friendly and courteous. Rooms are vintage but functional. Bathroom was clean. Bed was comfortable but a...

Thank Don R
Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We ate there last Sat. for the prime rib buffet. The food was excellent, but did not include any beverages or desserts. I think it should have for the price of it. The hotel is an excellent historic place and the landscaping is excellent and well taken care of. They have many weddings here and dinner theaters available. Well known...

Thank William F
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Clean rooms and great staff. Maybe have a few rooms with tv as an option as well as a information guide in the rooms. Room service would be a plus also. Will stay there again when I am in the area....

Thank tbradley1956
Kingsville, Ohio
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Did not stay here...went w friends for dinner. Dining room elegant, server was pleasant and efficient. Dinner was wonderful...I had a sea food platter with shrimp, clams and scallops.. Scallops are difficult to prepare properly and these were done to perfection...perhaps the best I have ever had dessert tray had a piece of lemon mango cheesecake (that hubby and I...

1Thank linda2680
Valley Grove, West Virginia
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

On the spur of the moment on a Saturday my wife and I decided to drive up and go to the dinner theater upon arriving we were so impressed by the hotel and the surrounding property that we decided to see if we could get a room. As luck would have it we got the last double room and also...

Thank Samuel A
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited riverside inn whilst travelling through pennsylvania. Impressive building with beautiful decor. Friendly , helpful efficient staff. Varied menu or all you can eat Buffett at a very reasonable price. As a Brit ifound this to be a much better way to eat in the USA as you have some control of portion sizes and therefore less wastage. However, the...

Thank Patricia D
Painesville, Ohio
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Was out for a ride, I remember coming here for a family function. We arrived it was at 17:00, questioned if it was open. We were seated, the only ones. The buffet was fresh. Everything was just set out. The staff was the best. I would recommend this buffet to anyone. The prime rib was tender.

Thank fleckhunter

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the biggest attractions of the Riverside today is its charm of yesterday. Open from April through December yearly, this Cambridge Springs dinner theatre, restaurant, and hostelry is situated beautifully on the banks of French Creek and has been in continuous operation since 1885. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Riverside Inn

Address: One Fountain Avenue, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Cambridge Springs
Price Range: €110 - €155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Riverside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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“Look online before booking your room! Each room is so unique so you can pick one that you like!”
 of 5 bubbles 520francesk, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the third floor over looking the backyard- best view!”
 of 5 bubbles SusanRN1116, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are about the same. Each room has its own air conditioner. Remember this is a historic place.”
 of 5 bubbles williamf921, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request a quiet room, the insulation is not good.”
 of 5 bubbles SandraM268, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“all are decorated beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles DianT_13, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
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