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Riviera Hotel

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Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi

Overview of Riviera Hotel

Riviera Hotel

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
07108, NJ, Newark, 169 Clinton Ave

Explore the area

  • AirportNewark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.)5 min drive
  • Popular LocationLiberty State Park10 min drive
  • Popular LocationCape Liberty Cruise Port14 min drive
  • Popular LocationStatue of Liberty18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Newark, Riviera Hotel is in an area with good shopping. Cape Liberty Cruise Port and American Dream are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit The Mills at Jersey Gardens and 5th Avenue. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Prudential Center, or consider City Winery for a night out.

What's nearby

  • Liberty State Park - 10 min drive
  • Cape Liberty Cruise Port - 14 min drive
  • One World Trade Center - 16 min drive
  • Statue of Liberty - 18 min drive
  • Battery Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Newark Penn Station - 2 min drive
  • Washington Street Station - 2 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 5 min drive

About this property

Riviera Hotel

Hotel with fitness center, near Prudential Center
Along with a fitness center, this hotel has a coffee shop/café and a 24-hour business center. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, a meeting room, and concierge services. All 208 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Desks and free toiletries are also available to guests.
Riviera Hotel offers 208 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 7.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: USD 4-7 per person
  • 1 coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Desk

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 30
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 20.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4 and USD 7 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 7.00 per day
  • Early check-in fee: USD 30 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards

Property is also known as

Hotel Riviera
Riviera Hotel Newark
Riviera Newark
Riviera Hotel Hotel
Riviera Hotel Newark
Riviera Hotel Hotel Newark

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 76 out of 990 reviews
5 - Excellent 8%
Rating 4 - Good. 116 out of 990 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 189 out of 990 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 170 out of 990 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 439 out of 990 reviews
1 - Terrible 44%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
One security and not very friendly homeless sleeping in the hotel lobby sofas and intoxicated and provocative dressed people handing outside front door not a family place for sure
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
On a business trip to Houston, got stuck in Newark for the night. Thought it'd be a good idea to find an older hotel with a haunted history to stay at. Thought it'd be fun. Uh uh! It was scary, alright, but the wrong kind of scary! Our Uber driver said to us "be careful!". That should've been a clue! As we walked toward the door, a man smashed a bottle on the sidwalk in front of the entrance. Walked in the door, and found a line of at least ten people. Why? I assume, that since it was about 8:30pm, these people needed to check in before 9:00. They all turned around and looked us up and down like fresh meat. The lobby looked like a Salvation Army, only not as clean, and not for a good cause! We turned around and didn't even check in. Luckily, there's a McDonalds down the street, that the nice police woman locked us into while we ate and waited for an Uber to take us to Marriott. If we weren't dressed in bright red and yellow camouflage, we might not be alive today! I have no idea how this place is listed on Expedia. They have more murders there a year than rooms for rent. Choose wisely, choose anywhere else!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
No free parking and the paid parking is also not convenient. The rooms are very old. Plug points doesnt work. No nnight lamps. No pantry or intercom
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Would not recommend
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Room comfort
Wasted my money and time
Booked this room so I could drink at a bar with my friends and not have to worry about driving home drunk. The check in process takes at least 10-15 minutes per person. I had to wait in line for a half hour before I got my room keys. When I finally got checked in and went up to my room the door was deadbolt locked so I couldn't even get in. Went back down stairs to tell the front desk and saw the line for check in had doubled! So I was looking at probably 45 min to an hour wait to get my room unlocked. This was around 10:30pm! I finally gave up and just decided to meet my friends at the bar and stay sober so I could drive home and not have to deal with this awful hotel. There were no refunds and I had to drive all the way back to the hotel at 2am to turn in my room key to at least get my $50 deposit back. Luckily at 2am finally there was no line. I never even got to see the room I paid for. Also this hotel is in a shady neighborhood so you feel like you have to always been looking over your shoulder. Big mistake on my part ignoring the reviews. Definitely the worst hotel experience I've ever had in my life. Front desk lady was nice but seemed super overwhelmed with paperwork and phone calls, really seems like a management issue.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021