I will say that I didn't have high expectations going in, so I was a bit surprised. Motel was very clean and in decent shape. Good "sports car" parking directly outside of your room. It is conveniently located in town, and directly on the river. The shower had great pressure and plenty of hot water. My one complaint of the room was the mattress on our bed was bad - we had a difficult time sleeping through the night. Overall, it offers a decent value for Hayward.. especially compared to some of the other hotels. I have no problem paying close to $300/night for a nice hotel, but I'm not spending that to stay at the Holiday Inn.lol.
We always try to stay at non-chain family-owned motels when we travel. The Riverside once again proved we make the right choices in doing so!.
While our room didn't have a tub, it did have a large shower with endless hot water and great water pressure. There was a quiet mini fridge big enough to hold drinks and snacks. The tv was very tiny, but we were never in our room long enough to watch much of it anyway. WiFi was available and while a bit slow at times, it was certainly fast enough to look things up online and for checking emails.
The room was spotless and the mattress was obviously newer as it was firm and very comfortable. The outside grounds were also spotless While we didn't have our room changed (due to Covid) during our three-day stay, the friendly staff checked in with us daily and asked if we needed fresh linens or anything else. Everyone was so nice!
Our room was facing the road and we heard next to no road noise with the windows closed. We also couldn't hear much noise from the other guests next to us.
The motel does offer river views, if possible, I'd suggest staying in one of those. They have great views and little decks you can sit on. If those are booked, there's still a lovely guest sitting area by the river! On our next visit to see family, we'll be sure to stay at The Riverside again. We really enjoyed our stay.
We were very pleased with our room. It was clean and the price was right. The bathrooms were big and the showers were very nice. It is walking distance to downtown and right across the street is a restaurant with a great breakfast. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Hayward.
We decided to stay at this place because we could dock our boat at their pier. We stayed in a room with a deck and could see our boat at all times. We had room to drop our trailer and go if needed. It was a great location, we walked to breakfast and dinner. Our room had two queens, table and two chairs, small frig, microwave, coffee machine, and TV. Nice cozy atmosphere. We had a boat problem and the owner was more than gracious to help us. We will definitely be staying here again.
I booked this motel after reading reviews on Tripadvisor, and was very happy with the outcome. When we arrived, in the early afternoon, we were allowed to check in right away. I asked if there were any larger rooms available, since they hadn't been offered on Booking.com, and was told we could move to a larger, river view room the next day. We opted for that, and were very pleased, since the river view room had its own deck overlooking the river. The rooms aren't luxurious, but we weren't there for luxury, but to do some hiking in nearby state parks. The rooms were very clean and Covid friendly, homey, and we slept well. Our host checked in with us every day, and cheerfully gave us whatever we needed. I would definitely stay here again, if we return to Hayward.