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Riverview Inn - Colonial Beach

2.0 out of 5.0

Riverview Inn - Colonial Beach

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I recently stayed, over the weekend, and truly enjoyed my stay. The rooms are quaint and very comfortable. The location was great, being a block from the beach and places to eat. I highly recommend staying here if in the area. The staff was great and helpful

When I first called they were booked. 5 min later they called me back to say they had a cancellation. It was like it was meant to be. The Inn was clean and the rooms were amazing. Comfortable to the max. It was in a great location, in walking distance to everything. They were even so kind to mail us a book and blanket my son left, we did not even no about. Thank you so much for that, it meant a lot. We already have recommended Riverview to many of our friends, and I Know we will be back soon for a visit.

Our neighbors had told us about this place, so we chose it as a spur of the moment mini vacation to celebrate my husband's birthday. The young man in the reception was very friendly and made sure we knew everything about our room and the local sights. They have a nice lobby with coffee available. Our room was small, but so well thought out and had extras you'd expect at a 5 star hotel, disposable slippers, bed-side mats. It was also super clean. I'd booked the hotel on a travel site that said the rooms had deep soaking tubs. When I mentioned this to the staff, they said they had been trying to get that removed from the site. There are only showers at the hotel, so don't be fooled by this. The location is wonderful, close to the water, with several restaurants and the casino all within an easy walk. Parking is either on the street or a designated lot just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. We enjoyed Colonial Beach, and this would definitely be the place we'd stay if we return.

Our one night stay at the Riverview Inn was about as perfect as could be. Kelly and Bob, the owners, put so much love into this project and it shows in so many ways - from the chairs out front to enjoy the sights to the individually decorated rooms. Our dolphin room had all the feel of a cozy beach retreat, the bed was quite comfortable and the shower superb (this makes a big difference when traveling via motorcycle). The morning's perfect sunrise was the icing on the cake. Colonial Beach is a throwback to gentler times and while our visit was pre-summer season, I'm sure that a midweek summer stay would be just as relaxing. You would be hard-pressed to find a better spot to enjoy a day or week of beach vacation.

We are renovating a house in the area and needed a place to stay overnight since we can't stay at our house yet. Everything was great from check in to check out. We were greeted with smiles and dining recommendations when we arrived very tired after working all day. The room was immaculate and so nicely furnished and the bed was super comfy. We will definitely be returning over the coming months as we complete our renovations and will be referring our friends and family when they come to visit the area.

After many day trips to Colonial Beach, my sister and I decided to spend a weekend and chose Riverview Inn. The hotel is quaint and well maintained. The room we had was the seahorse and was well decorated and had ample pillows. Kathleen and Dorothy were friendly and made us feel at home. Only disappointment was leaving items from Denson's and not being called to tell us we'd left them, as we were in town all day for the fall festival. It wasn't until when arrived home that we discovered this. Overall, it was a good trip and we would return and stay again.

From check-in to check-out the stay was simply awesome! The staff could not have been nicer; our room was picture perfect and later we were informed that each room has a "theme". Loved the throws in the room - very nice touch. When the staff found out it was my birthday they went out of their way to make it a special weekend. Can't wait to go back. I work for Marriott Hotels so I am very particular and this hotel not only met but exceeded my expectations.

My wife and I did a 1 nighter just to visit the area for a possible move in the future. We had a small very smartly renovated room that had a slight water view out of the front window. The staff was awesome, super nice people there. I really appreciated the pristine cleanliness of our room and the entire establishment. Off street parking, small, quiet, quaint motel that we both enjoyed and hope to return in the near future. I would definitely recommend a stay at this nice place if ever in the area.

My husband and I had planned our stay at the Riverview Inn for several weeks. We were going there to celebrate our 15th Anniversary and my 61st almost didn't happen. Hurricane Florence was coming our way and we thought that we would have to cancel. The hotel staff were wonderful, they told us that we could cancel at the last moment with no charge due to the weather. We were lucky and the storm missed us, but so many others cancelled that we had the hotel and the town pretty much to ourselves. This is a quaint motel dating back to the late 40's/early 50's. Don't let that scare's all been brought up to date and is really cute. The rooms aren't huge, but big enough for the two of us. Being as they knew we were celebrating, they gifted us with a bottle of champagne for two and a certificate for a complimentary wine tasting at a local vineyard. I was distressed when I got home and couldn't find the certificate...I think my husband may have accidentally thrown it away while we were packing. I called the hotel and they mailed me another sweet. We will definitely return to this lovely hotel.

My wife and I stayed at this hotel on a spontaneous whim. It's one of the best ideas we had in a long time. We were excitedly surprised at the quality of the room we stayed in. It was quaint, romantic and more than satisfactory. The room was spotless. I would highly recommend the Riverview to anyone. We are going back in November for a weekend. Tony

24 Hawthorne St Colonial Beach VA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located within a leisurely stroll of Bayside Marina, Riverview Inn - Colonial Beach is within a few miles (5 km) of James Monroe Birthplace. Each of the 21 rooms at this motel includes a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a Smart TV.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch a Smart TV with cable channels. Along with relaxing touches like a hydromassage showerhead and a soaking tub, the bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and free bottled water.

Property features

Riverview Inn - Colonial Beach features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and microwave in a common area. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include a TV in a common area and a garden.

Room options

Premium Room, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 21 reviews

Riverview Inn - Colonial Beach

24 Hawthorne St, Colonial Beach, VA 22443