5.4
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Prudential Center1.54 km
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First Health Urgent Care860 m
Caroline ayazian1.48 km
Prudential Center1.54 km
Path Train Station2.03 km
Newark Penn Station2.04 km
Rutgers University2.07 km
N J Historical Society2.1 km
The New Jersey Historical Society2.11 km
University Hospital2.18 km
Aljira A Center For Contemporary Art2.28 km
Riviera Hotel
2 Queen Beds - Non-Smoking - Guestroom Riviera Hotel
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1-star Hotel
Free Wi-Fi

Riviera Hotel

169 Clinton Avenue, South Broad Street, Newark (NJ), United States, 07108 - See map
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Booked 52 times

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Fitness center

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Value for money5.7
Location rating5.4
Nearest airportNewark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Distance to airport3.8 km

Rooms available at Riviera Hotel

Queen Room Non-Smoking
Queen Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Queen Room Smoking
Queen Room Smoking
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds
Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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2 Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
2 Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed or 2 queen beds...
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Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Single Room with Two Queen Beds - Non - Smoking
Single Room with Two Queen Beds - Non - Smoking
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Single Room with Two Queen Beds - Smoking
Single Room with Two Queen Beds - Smoking
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Single Room with One Queen Bed  - Smoking
Single Room with One Queen Bed - Smoking
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Single Room with One Queen Bed - Non-Smoking
Single Room with One Queen Bed - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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2 Queen Beds Smoking
2 Queen Beds Smoking
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Riviera Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Riviera Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Riviera Hotel has a car park available for guests. Car parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at Riviera Hotel?

Riviera Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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Overall rating:
5.4
Review score
333 reviews
Cleanliness
5.4
Facilities
4.9
Location
5.4
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More about Riviera Hotel

More about Riviera Hotel

Well-positioned in South Broad Street, Riviera Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Newark (NJ). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Caroline ayazian, Prudential Center, Path Train Station give to this hotel a special charm.

Riviera Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park can be enjoyed at the hotel.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, heating, wake-up service, desk to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including fitness center, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Riviera Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to Newark (NJ), offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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Food & Dining
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5.4
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Cleanliness5.4
Facilities4.9
Location5.4
Room comfort and quality5.3
Service5.8
Value for money5.7
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8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (15)
6-7 Good (14)
<6 Below Expectation (143)
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Mar - May (39)
Jun - Aug (61)
Sep - Nov (52)
Dec - Feb (37)
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5.6
Jennie from Sweden
Solo traveler
2 Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

In case of last minute over stay”

Easy booked, nice helpful staff. Big room. Drugs, gangs and police running in and outside hotel. It smelled like weed all over .. even if I got a non smoking room was it like someone smoking inside it. Awful. Don't recommend it.

Reviewed July 25, 2019
3.6
Helena from United States
Couple
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Acceptable”

Crackhead doing crack in the hallway

Reviewed July 25, 2019
5.6
Recilla from India
Family with young children
Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Above average”

I had recently visited this hotel. they don't have intercom facility cause of which u have to go down to the front desk. The hotel is quite old. Room was ok for the price paid. The staff was good, but the things were not done at one call, they had to be told again and again, and than give up since to tell them u had to go to the front desk down.

Reviewed May 21, 2019
5.2
Carlos from United States
Solo traveler
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Last choice”

I've stayed at The Riviera before. Most of the experiences were not bad. This last one wasn't bad. I was even able to do a late checkout. The elevator was a little dirty. The room was fine. The sheets smelled clean. There was very little toilet paper in the room, but I found a housekeeper and she gave me a roll.

Reviewed May 14, 2019
3.6
Earl from United States
Solo traveler
Queen Room Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Dirty/Run Down/Dated”

Tile in shower was bulging out from wall. Beds have bugs, was being bitten throughout the night. No secure parking available, unless you pay for it and limited amount available. Reserved room was not available, so had to take different one. Hotel in very run down part of town. Did not feel safe going to vehicle at night or anywhere else in the area. Photos of hotel are very misleading, obviously very old and taking from select angles. Side of building is covered in graffiti. Looked like a crack den outside and very seedy inside.

Reviewed May 27, 2019
3.2
Anurag
Family with teens
Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Pathetic, terrible, can't be more bad!”

This hotel is not at all worth staying with a family. A shady place, the entire place and floor lobbies reeks of cigarette smoke and marijuana. There is a supposed parking somewhere on 2nd floor but the receptionist demands money from the customers for parking. The room didn't even have an AC! On inquiring about the same, they offered another room which had a small makeshift window AC. Infact, on reporting the same to Agoda, they didn't seem to arrange for another hotel or refund my amount. Please never stay in this hotel. Period.

Reviewed May 26, 2019
6.0
Ruth
Solo traveler
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Best Price Around, A Bit Run Down”

The building it older, so the rooms are too. My room was clean and had a refrigerator, but there was also some peeling paint in places and the blankets were older. It was about what I expected for the low price in that area.

Reviewed May 17, 2019
5.6
Carlos from United States
Solo traveler
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Above average”

I've stayed at the Riviera several times. Most times the room was alright. This last stay was one of those times, except the hallway to my room was a little dirty, and the elevator didn't work. The only time I had a bad experience was when a mouse came into the room from underneath the door. It went to the garbage can where I had thrown away some leftover takeout food. From then on, I always put the leftovers in the refrigerator and throw them out when I leave.

Reviewed January 04, 2019
2.0
TEODORO from United States
Family with young children
Queen Room Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Worst Hotel ever”

This cannot be call a Hotel. Ugly, dirty, smelly. Worst experience ever. We ran to another Hotel. We prefered to loose our money than staying in that place.

Reviewed June 27, 2019
3.6
FannYu from United States
Business traveler
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

High possibility of seeing drug use in this property”

Avoid this place, especially if you are traveling with children, at all cost. The pictures posted here are mostly misleading; the really look of the hotel is more negative than what you see here. This "hotel" (someone told me that it is a homeless shelter on certain floors) is in an unsafe neighborhood. I heard police and emergency vehicle siren many times throughout the night. The lobby: dim and with stuffy air. In the morning when I checked out, I overheard someone at the counter saying to another person: "oh, [so and so] on the X floor overdosed on XYZ". They were being oblivious of the fact that there were children in the lobby. My room was old and there is a couple of stains on the bedsheet otherwise expected for the cost. But I have to emphasize the fact that if you stay here, be prepared of the fact that there is a big chance that you'd witness events you don't want to see.

Reviewed April 17, 2019
5.6
Tina
Couple
Queen Room Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

Above average”

Terrible neighborhood. Drug addicts and alcoholics all around outside. Wouldn't recommend for families. Hotel itself was good. No air conditioner, so if going on summer wouldn't recommend. Staff was wonderful. Thought it was weird that you had to put out a sign for your room to get cleaned, they don't clean them unless the sign is out. Had a great snack bar where you could get sandwiches made fresh when you ordered.

Reviewed April 10, 2019
3.6
Thomas
Business traveler
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Only if you have to ”

Older place in bad area. Room was clean, but it had radiator heat with no thermostat. Had to turn valve to stop heating overheated room and open windows. 40 degrees out and I ended up putting a fan in the window to stop sweating. Only one small elevator working. Building is mostly occupied be section 8 and welfare folks. Noisy hallways and surrounding streets.

Reviewed March 21, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Carolyn
Solo traveler
Queen Room Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Ok for a person on a low budget ”

Need to have a good place for good food in the morning and for dinner

Reviewed May 06, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Agbegnigan
Couple
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

nice place ”

I like the place

Reviewed April 29, 2019
2.4
Andrew from Denmark
Family with young children
Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
Stayed 11 nights in July 2018

My”

Stayed for 10 days. The room is obnoxious. There are mice running in the room and eating out of our food. We didn't dare to live or lie our thing in there. We asked the reception to change room, but it didn't help. The next room ran the mice also in and out of the room. Mirrors were everywhere. Not worth the money. I want my money back

Reviewed July 24, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
ramesh from United States
Couple
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Terrible hotel..never stay there”

It is close to newark penn station

Terrible..we were locked inside our room for one hr and when we reached home in the night couldn't get inside for 3 hrs and they called 911 also to break the room as our stuff was inside..the door wouldn't open with any key..they refunded my money for one night..never ever think about this hotel

Reviewed May 30, 2014
6.0
Natalie
Solo traveler
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Not the worst ”

I was a little wary due to other reviews. However, the room was clean, it was easy to find, and there was a gated parking lot. The area is definitely not good for families/kids, and if you’re a light sleeper I would go somewhere else, as the walls are paper thin. Didn’t bother me because I sleep like a rock! There were no bed bugs which is what matters to me. Parking is a reasonable $7 a day.

Reviewed February 15, 2019
4.4
ahmed from United States
Group
2 Queen Beds Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Acceptable”

Bathroom lock broken, tv remote not working, electric sockets very old and weary, water taps old and weary, lifts have problems, friend got eyes swollen due to allergy, all night you would hear all the sounds outside the door

Reviewed January 01, 2019
3.2
Anna from Canada
Solo traveler
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

Do not stay here alone it is sketchy ”

The hotel looks rough enough to scare even the most seasoned travelers away, even the ones that say they’re tough and not scared of much. My cab driver didn’t want to take money from me in broad daylight in front of the hotel... there aren’t phones in the rooms, nevermind a blow dryer or breakfast, nowhere to eat nearby except for a sketchy McDonald’s and some very interesting folks staying at the hotel including babies wandering around in the elevators at three am. It’s a great “authentic” experience if you’re not scared of Newark... if you’re gonna stay here do it with someone else so you can at least feel somewhat safe.

Reviewed November 13, 2018
6.0
Tasha from United States
Couple
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

They SHOULD do Better!”

No curtains to windows. No microwave! Fridge didn’t work. No Heat Luke warm water for bathing. For the $100 spent they should renovate and update the rooms in this hotel. There’s too many families that reside at the Rivera for it not to be better decorated and maintained. The store in the hotel OVER PRICED! Need more smoking rooms or dedicate a floor or two just for smokers. I’ve spent about a week in this hotel and each room has meeker accommodations. Once again for the amount of monies collected this hotel can do soooooo much better!

Reviewed October 19, 2018
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