Review: Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

Read the article below for our complete, in-depth review of the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in downtown Mobile, Alabama!

If you’re looking for a luxurious hotel in Downtown Mobile, Alabama, the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel is a great choice. Rated 4 stars, this hotel offers gorgeous views of the city and river and plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable.

The Harbor Room restaurant on site serves up American cuisine with a Southern twist for lunch on Tuesdays- Thursdays, and Fathoms Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or two.

If you’re looking to stay active during your stay, the fitness center and outdoor pool are great options. And if you’re traveling with kids, there are plenty of activities on-site to keep them entertained.

Location: 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL 36602

Star or Diamond Rating: 4

The property offers stunning views of the river and many amenities to make your stay comfortable, including a restaurant, cocktail bar & lounge, fitness center, and outdoor pool.

Hotel Amenities

The Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel offers high-end amenities and a prime location in downtown Mobile, Alabama.

Pool & Hot Tub:

The hotel has an outdoor pool and hot tub that are open year-round.

Fitness Center:

The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and offers a variety of cardio and weight-training equipment.

This was probably the best hotel fitness room I have seen! They had nearly every piece of equipment we use out our local gym!

Cocktail Bar & Lounge:

The hotel has a cocktail bar and lounge that serves a variety of drinks and light fare.

Skywalk to the Convention Center:

The hotel is connected to the Mobile Convention Center via a skywalk.


The hotel offers paid self-parking and valet parking for an additional fee.


What really sets the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel apart, though, is its commitment to sustainability.

This hotel was the first in Alabama to receive LEED Gold Certification, and it features a number of sustainable features, including low-flow showerheads and toilets, energy-efficient lighting, and recycled materials used throughout the property.


The service at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel was outstanding.

Everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful, and they went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed.

Hotel Location

The Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel is located in downtown Mobile, Alabama.

The hotel is within walking distance of most of downtown like the Mobile Convention Center, the Mobile Civic Center, and the Mobile Civic Center Arena.

The hotel is also within driving distance of the Mobile Regional Airport and the beaches.

Hotel Rooms

The Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel offers a variety of room types, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and suites. All rooms feature a TV, coffee maker, and work desk.

Suites also include a separate living area with a sofa bed and a wet bar. Some rooms offer views of the Mobile River or the city skyline.

We stayed in a corner King which was very nice because it offered views of both the river and the city. The room was clean and spacious, and the bed was very comfortable.

The only downside to our room was that it was located near the main highway, so we could hear the cars at night and the train whistle woke us in the morning. Honestly, the noises weren’t extremely loud or obnoxious, but we live in the country. So, we aren’t used to city noises.

The hotel decor has been recently updated from classic lux to understated modern. I honestly have no idea what style they consider it, but I consider it Modern Rustic or Industrial. It has a clear (to me) Steampunk vibe and I am loving it!

FAQs about the Renaissance Riverview Plaza:

Below, we have gathered quite a few questions and answers about the Riverview Plaza that we think will be helpful for you.

Is the hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed in this hotel.

What is the check-in and check-out time?

Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out is at 11 am.

Does the hotel offer parking?

Yes, there is both self-parking and valet parking available for guests.

Does the hotel offer an airport shuttle service?

No, the hotel does not offer an airport shuttle. There is a bus station nearby and an onsite car rental through Hertz.

How far is the Mobile Regional Airport from the hotel?

The Mobile Regional Airport is about 12 miles from the hotel. However, those are city miles, so you can expect travel to take 30-45 minutes.

Is breakfast included in the room rate?

No, breakfast is not included in the room rate.

How much does it cost to stay at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel?

The price of a room at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel varies depending on the time of year and the type of room you choose.

Is it family-friendly?

Yes, the hotel is family-friendly.

Is there free wi-fi?

Yes, the hotel offers free wi-fi.

Does the hotel have a pool?

Yes, the hotel has an outdoor pool and hot tub.

Dining at The Harbor Room

The Harbor Room is a signature restaurant at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. The restaurant offers a lunch buffet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We didn’t make it to The Harbor Room nor Fathoms this time, but we definitely want to go back and try them. We could smell the food as we passed through the lobby!

If we didn’t already have plans elsewhere, we would have followed our noses for sure!

Our final thoughts on the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

The rooms are spacious and comfortable with all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. And, if you want to explore the city beyond downtown, the hotel offers easy access to public transportation and onsite car rental through Hertz.

If you’re looking for a luxurious experience in Downtown Mobile, look no further than the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.

This 4-star hotel features modern decor and an unbeatable location, putting you within walking distance of attractions like the Mobile Convention Center and the Mobile Civic Center Arena.

Things to do near the Renaissance:

  • Attend an event at the Mobile Civic Center Arena
  • Go on a shopping spree at the Downtown Shopping District
  • Check out the historic battleship at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
  • Take a walk or bike ride through Bienville Square Park
  • Learn some Science with hands-on fun at The Exploreum
  • Catch a cool show at The Digital Dome Theater
  • Grab some eclectic eats at Squid Ink

Whether you’re in Mobile for business or pleasure, the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel is sure to exceed your expectations!

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