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The Riverview Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in New Smyrna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 September 2012

What a wonderful, close, safe getaway ! We've been staying one night, want to graduate to two! Great staff Home away from home!! Mikhela and Dorothy go out of their way to make you comfortable and happy. Oh and the restaurant is worth the trip from Daytona even just for dinner. Lived here 40 years; don't know why we've waited so long!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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william h, General Manager at The Riverview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2012

Dear Guest,

Thanks for the great feed back. We are so very happy you finally discovered us. New Smyrna Beach truly is a hidden gem. I guess it wouldn't been such a hidden gem if everyone new about it. But we certainly are trying to get the word out so others such as your self can come get away from the every day stresses of life. Thank you for the compliments regarding our level of service. We try very hard to cater to all our guest needs. If there is anything else we can do for you feel free to contact us anytime. Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 7 September 2012

My daughter & I try to meet here at least once a year for some special time together. We love the quaintness of this B & B which is so comfortable right down to the fabulous sheets on the beds. Room 304 is our favourite with 2 dble beds and a porch with wicker chairs. We usually enjoy our complimentary breakfast on the porch. You fill out the menu you want the night before, and hang it outside your door. The Spa is absolutely fantastic, and I'd recommend ordering lunch beside the pool while waiting for your spa services to begin. The Riverview Grille is wonderful for lunch or dinner, and a bonus is seeing the beautiful yachts that are sometimes moored at their dock.. The good news is that next weekend is our next stay at Riverview and we have our massages and facials booked as well. Hope you get to experience this for yourselves.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank bettylong
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william h, General Manager at The Riverview Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write us some feed back. We take all of our feed back very seriously, because the guest is our top priority. We are very happy that you chose us for your special occasion with your daughter. And even happier that you enjoyed your experience with us. Room 304 is a excellent choice for family and friends that want to share a room. especially if their on a budget. We are always working very hard to exceed our guest expectations. If there is anything else we can do for you feel free to contact us any time. Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We spent two days here with our 18 month old granddaughter and had a very special time. Had room #310 so she had plenty of running room and no one below us to be bothering :) Breakfast was delivered promptly at the time requested and was very tasty. Veranda was nice and also plenty of room for a toddler to run. The only downside, and I just put this so that they can address it, was the carpet, it is in need of a good cleaning. I'm sure it is just because it is close to the end of the season and I know it must be hard to keep clean with people running back and forth to the beach. Other than that this place was perfect, and the staff went out of their way to be polite and helpful. Thank you for a special weekend.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Riverview is a quaint B&B style hotel just 5 blocks from the beach & on the intra-coastal in the seaside enclave of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Only 18 rooms are available & they sell out quickly, mostly to guests thast have been like myself returning for over a decade.

Room #305 is my favorite with French doors opening to a poolside patio; what a great place to enjoy the breakfast that is delivered to your door! There are numerous place to eat & drink within walking distance to include nextdoor at the Riverside Grille that boasts both a dining & bar menu plus the not to be missed Spanish River minutes away featuring an array of "Tapas" style selections plus many Latin-influenced entrees, fabulous desserts & an award winning wine list! A short ride from the hotel is JB's Fish Camp, a place not to miss for a lively crowd, river-side drinks plus a selection of Florida's freshest seafoods.

Make your resos far in advance to secure your choice of room; they can be viewed on the website at http://www.riverviewhotel.com/. What a singular escape to a non-touristy visit to the sunny shore of central coastal Florida!!!

Room Tip: All the poolside rooms are great; the "Executive Suite" on the second floor is the choice...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

You just can't have a bad time in New Smyrna Beach and the Riverview Hotel is a wonderful, classic hotel where breakfast is served each morning on your porch or in your room. It has a good up scale restaurant adjacent that has live music on Sunday afternoons. The Spa at Riverview is first class and books well ahead so if you're interested in getting a treatment plan ahead. The hotel is uniquely furnished with antiques making each room a new experience. The hotel offers free bike rental and is well within walking distance to Flagler Avenue shopping and bar hopping. The hotel has a marina if you travel by sea. The owners are warm and friendly people and every one on their staff treats guests wonderfully. They have great weekend day room specials if you can swing it. Its a great experience and I think perfect for couples or a girl's weekend. Really special.....

Room Tip: Higher floors offer the best view, but first floor rooms open out onto the pool deck. It's an ol...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

I had the opportunity to stay at the Riverview Hotel. It is a nice old hotel. The rooms are small but nicely put together. The balcony off the room is great. I found the room itself to be warm and had a hard time sleeping there is no seperate AC unit for each room. The breakfast served the next morning was just okay. The pool area needs some updating with new chairs and maybe a little updating on the landscape. All in all it was a nice stay, I would like to check it out when it is not so hot outside.
The resturant that is attached we went to the bar for a couple early evening cocktails. The bartenders out there were great and the appetizers we received were good.

Room Tip: I would choose a room downstairs poolside, they actually seem a little more private than teh second...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I recently travelled to the area and decided to extend my stay a few extra days to relax prior to heading home. This bed and breakfast, boutique stylehotel fit the bill perfectly. Very charming, quiet, and friendly. The owners have thought of it all. There are cruising bikes available to take a leisurely ride through town and to the beach. There is both a full service spa and restaurant attached. Even though you sit right under the drawbridge the property is tucked away enough that it feels completely private. Walking distance to the quaint downtown New Smyrna area of Flagler Ave where you can find nice dining and ecletic shopping options. You're only 30 minutes give or take from Daytona and an hour from Orlando but you are miles away from the hustle and bustle. This gem is a hidden treasure as is the town of New Smyrna Beach, FL.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Address: 103 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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Region: United States > Florida > New Smyrna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in New Smyrna Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in New Smyrna Beach
#3 Family Hotel in New Smyrna Beach
Price Range: £114 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Riverview Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Riverview Hotel. Enjoy a unique historic experience for both romantic getaways and family vacations alike. Established in 1885 the Victorian style Riverview Hotel is a picturesque icon of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Overlooking the Indian River and lively Flagler Ave., we offer the perfect location for boutique shopping or a day at the beach and a variety of unique bars and restaurants at night. You're visit will include a complimentary expanded continental breakfast brought to your room every morning, mint-chocolates placed on your plush robes at turn down, free Wi-Fi, complimentary bike rentals and access to our tropical pool area. During your stay we invite you to visit our "World Class Spa", The Spa At Riverview, where you can relax and unwind all day. For a romantic meal overlooking the river, delicious food, beautiful sunsets and superb entertainment, there's no place in town better than The Grille At Riverview located adjacent to us.No matter when you visit there's always something fun and exciting to do. One of the trendiest little beach towns in the U.S. through its booming art and surf community, New Smyrna Beach has become a diverse vacation destination hot spot. Both Flagler Ave and Canal Street provide events almost every week for your entertainment. Whether you enjoy wiggling your toes in the sand, boating, fishing, surfing, hiking, kayaking, biking, shopping, dining or just plain relaxing, New Smyrna Beach is the place for your next get-a-way. ... more   less 
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