"I guess the low evaluation of this hotel is due to its neighborhood which does not seem very safe. But if this is true then the whole Newark does not ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 30 May 2015

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Prudential Center in Newark

In Newark

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find Prudential Center and Military Park. New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Red Bull Arena are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

A fitness center, self parking, and concierge services are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 208 guestrooms offer free WiFi and refrigerators. Desks and free toiletries are also available.

Room with 2 Queen Beds Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room with 2 Queen Beds Non-Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room with 2 Queen Beds Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room with 1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room with 2 Queen Beds Non-Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room with 1 Queen Bed Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riviera Hotel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.8 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riviera Hotel

Everyone (19) Couples (1) Family (1)
2 out of 5
I schedule two days of staying, the 7th and the 8th, but there were some accidents on the road and my stay in Niagara Falls put me behind schedule, so I called them and let them know and the person in the other line said that I need to be there so they could cancel one night, we showed up all tired on the 8th around midnight and when we arrived they told me your reservation has been cancelled.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 29 May 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 25 May 2019

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1 out of 5
Good evening for starters i cancelled this reservation at the property. Unable to receive the simplest assistance with my bags. I qas professional an polite as the military has taught me well. I asked the front desk person who rarely made eye contract about wat jing my belongings while i went to add additional funds to my card. It wasn't allowed. Taking my belongings out after cancelling 2 of my straps broke spilling items all over the desk vlerk nor the security who qas istting near by moved they jist kept watching their videos on their phones. A homeless guy passing by helpled me. Very disappointed. I would like a complete an immediate discount or credit towards any other reasonable accommodations giving my family an I the type of servoce ive come to expect grom travelocity. I never fill these out in a negative fashion asi know everyone has bad days vut yhis was beyond unacceptable.

Posted by , from New Jersey on 21 Mar. 2019

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2 out of 5
Elevators were not working, even their housekeeper was complaining about it. There was nowhere to put your toiletries in the bathroom.

Posted by on 1 Oct. 2018

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1 out of 5

Cancelled my tay

Upon inspection of this hotel my spouse walked out and we stayed at another hotel.Everthing horrible Cancelled my stay. I need my refund that’s it. Also will not use travelocity it not refunded Please contact me!

Posted by , from hayward ca on 9 Jul. 2018

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2 out of 5

Hotel was not what we expected.

Pros: Liked the easy access to public transportation, proximity to NYC, on site security, and friendliness/helpfulness of the staff.
Cons: Modernize the hotel, add the missing amenities to the rooms.
Location: Located in Newark, NJ. Not much to do in Newark, went into NYC in the morning, spent most of the day in the city and returned to the hotel to sleep.
The Riviera Hotel was not what we expected from what we saw in the photos posted on Travelocity. The hotel staff was very polite and helpful. The room was bare, not very modern but clean: amenities: wood floors (that creaked), one double bed with 2 very flat pillows, one chair, one night table, one three drawer dresser, one lamp, small window a/c unit, small refrigerator/freezer, 40 inch flat screen tv with cable box, free wi-fi, on site security. The restroom was small, the shower "corner" was even smaller. No telephone in the room (you had to use your cell phone to call the front desk), no desk, no extra chair. The hotel itself was an older hotel, evident of the room, lobby, and hallway decor, the two elevators felt a bit scary.

Posted by , from Texas on 24 Jun. 2017

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2 out of 5

The staff are not qualified

Pros: Closs to the airport
The installations are so old. The area have to much noises

Posted by on 13 Jun. 2017

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2 out of 5

Extreme Adventures Only

Where to start? The staff was friendly and the room was cleaned a few times during our week long stay; they also gave us extra towels and such whenever we needed them. The hotel is certainly trying to become more friendly to NY travelers, but there are some problems. We named our room mouse Herbert, he was fat and well fed. There were dead roaches in drawers, but at least they were dead. We had two women in our party, and we couldn't leave the hotel after dark without a male chaperone...no really, it was dangerous out there! I would recommend this hotel only to people looking for an extreme adventure in New York/New Jersey; it was certainly an extreme stay.

Posted by , from Minneapolis, MN on 5 Jan. 2017

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1 out of 5


I never thought there is a hotel like this one in the US. Befor our arrival to the hotel we arrived at a train station in near by in NJ, we asked a police officer for directions, he warned us not to go there because it is not safe. " it is full of drug users and other bad people, they are starting inside and around the hotel " he said... We also asked a taxi driver, he said the same thing!! We didn't have any other choices 'since it was passed midnight' accept going or staying at the train station overnight ... Finally we decided to try it out especially there were three of us and we were all men. When we arrived to the hotel, we saw a bunch of drunk people and homeless around the hotel and on the sidewalks watching us. There was a thick glass shield covering the entire front desk .... It was a very scary moment. We checked in and couldn't sleep because of the noise of people and laughing of women in the hallways for the entire night "as well as" the smell of smokes sneaking to our room!!!!! The bathroom was very dirty, the sink was plucked. No phone, No iron or hair dryer... Terrible, Terrible, Terrible...... Be aware of this place

Posted by , from B on 24 Sep. 2016

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Riviera Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Newark hotel.

  • 208 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) (5.4 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Train station: Newark Penn Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Riviera Hotel offers 208 accommodations with complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Newark hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 20.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Riviera Hotel Newark
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