Best Western Riverside Inn

2400 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31204-1779
Phone: 478/743-6311   |   Fax: 478/743-9420   |   115 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Visit the 'Cherry Blossom Capital of the World' in Georgia and stay at this interior corridor Best Western Riverside Inn in Macon. We are located in the heart of Georgia off of Interstate 75. Our hotel provides easy access to local tourist attractions including the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Macon Coliseum. Guests traveling on business will appreciate the close proximity to corporate locations such as the Cigna Corporate Center, the Georgia Farm Bureau and McDonnell Douglas. All newly renovated guest rooms feature high-speed Internet access and cable television with HBO®. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the onsite lounge. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, exercise facility, meeting facilities and a complimentary full breakfast. Pets are also welcome. The Best Western Riverside Inn is one mile from downtown Macon featuring a variety of restaurants and numerous shops. Guests of the hotel will also be close to the Tubman Museum and the Museum of Arts and Sciences. While in town, guests can enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival in March or listen to music at the Southern Jubilee. Make a reservation today and save at our Best Western Riverside Inn. Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise facility
  • Guest laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Car rental desk
  • Interior corridor
  • Safe deposit box
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Secretarial services
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • High-speed Internet access

Best Western Riverside Inn

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Best Western Riverside Inn

Conveniently located, the best western riverside inn in Macon, Georgia is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 32.868705  /  Latitude: -83.659035


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 75. Take Exit 167, Pierce Avenue. Turn left on Riverside Drive and travel a quarter mile to the Best Western Riverside Inn.

Best Western Riverside Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Barrington Hall Golf

Found in Macon, the Barrington Hall Golf Course offers an 18-hole, outstanding course in central Georgia. In fact, Barrington Hall was recently recognized as “one of Georgia’s top 10 courses.” Be sure to pack your clubs on your next trip to Georgia – sneak in nine holes before lunch.

During your visit, shoot for par and take notice of the scenic surrounds – the course is found within a wealth of tall, Georgia pines and Crenshaw Bent Grass greens. Barrington Hall also houses a clubhouse, driving range, and PGA facility as well, lending to its popularity.

Big Lazer Creek

Located in central Georgia, Big Lazer Creek features ample amounts of outdoor recreation and family-fun. In fact, anglers frequently cast their lines out into the 193-acre lake, reeling in largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, channel catfish, and crappie.

Additionally, Big Lazer Creek features a two lane-boat ramp for extended fishing and lake exploration. Further outdoor activities and attractions include a fishing pier, picnic tables, and of course, scenic views.

Claude Smith Field

Enjoy an afternoon of college baseball during your next visit to Georgia. Make plans to visit Macon in central GA and check out Claude Smith Field, home of the Mercer University baseball team. Accessed easily from Interstate 75, Claude Smith Field is found on the Mercer campus along Adams Street.

The seating capacity at Claude Smith Field is 500, and there are concession stands, and a press box. The stadium was named for the school's winningest baseball coach, Claude Smith, who coached the Mercer Bears from 1948 to 1977, winning 405 games along the way. The Mercer Bears baseball teams plays from March through the end of May.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

With a total size of 43,000 square feet, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is the largest state sports museum in the country. Home to more than 3,000 artifacts, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is a must-see attractions for anyone visiting Macon in central GA. You can find the GSHoF near downtown along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is open Tuesday through Saturday for general admission, closed on Sunday, and open Monday, but only for group, pre-reserved tours. Throughout the year at the GSHoF, you can find any number of timely exhibits – visiting during the college football season for excellent displays on the Bulldogs, Yellowjackets, and more.

Hawkins Arena

Make the most of your next visit to Georgia with a day filled with exciting college basketball. Head for Macon and check out the Hawkins Arena, home of the Mercer University Bears men's and men's basketball teams. There are few better ways to enjoy a visit to central GA than with some high-flying college hoops. 

Opened in 2004, the Hawkins Arena seats 3,500 fans, and has an authentic hardwood playing surface. You can find Hawkins Arena, also known as the University Center, on the Mercer campus, just south of downtown Macon. Within Hawkins Arena, there is also an indoor pool, the offices of the Mercer Athletics Department, and a food court.

Mercer University

As the oldest private school in Georgia, Mercer University is a premier destination, top school, and must-visit attraction in the city of Macon. Established in 1833, Mercer boasts 12 different schools across studies like business, pharmacy, law, education, and more. The school was originally the Mercer Institute. 

Plan a visit to Mercer University as part of your day exploring Macon. You can find the school along Interstate 75 in downtown. Be sure to check out the University Center, also known as the Hawkins Arena, and Mercer Village, location of the Center for Collaborative Journalism. In sports, the Mercer Bears compete in the Southern Conference across 17 varsity sports.

Middle Georgia Regional Airport

Set in Bibb County, Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN) is set in central Georgia, and primarily serves the Macon metropolitan area. Owned by the City of Macon, MCN is a public, primary commercial service airport.

Encompassing over 1,100 acres, MCN features two runways and passenger services to Atlanta and Orlando by Silver Airways. Formerly the Lewis B. Wilson Municipal Airport and Macon Municipal Airport, MCN is also served by cargo airline Flight Express, Inc.

Ocmulgee National Monument

By National Park Service Digital Image Archives [Public domain]

See the Earthworks Mounds at Ocmulgee NM

On your next trek through Georgia, head to the central region and visit Macon, where you'll find the Ocmulgee National Monument.

Easily accessed via I-16, the Ocmulgee National Monument is a premier and historic site in the area, as it lives to preserve the Native American population of the area. 

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, the Ocmulgee National Monument features seven different mounds for guests to see.

The tallest of the mounds, reaching 55 feet high, is the Great Temple Mound. Explore the museum at the Ocmulgee National Monument where you'll find a display of more than 2,000 artifacts

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1 mile(s) from downtown Macon
  • 1 mile(s) from Centreplex
  • 1 mile(s) from Sidney's Carriage Tours
  • 2 mile(s) from Cherry Blossom Festival
  • 2 mile(s) from Antebellum Trail
  • 2 mile(s) from Macon Coliseum
  • 2 mile(s) from Ocmulgee National Monument and Park
  • 3 mile(s) from Ocmulgee Indian Mounts
  • 3 mile(s) from historic Macon
  • 3 mile(s) from Macon Little Theater
  • 3 mile(s) from Middle Georgia Art Association
  • 3 mile(s) from Hay House
  • 3 mile(s) from Cannonball House
  • 3 mile(s) from Sidney Lanier Cottage
  • 3 mile(s) from Georgia Music Hall of Fame
  • 3 mile(s) from Tubman Museum
  • 4 mile(s) from Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
  • 4 mile(s) from Monument to Women of the Confederacy
  • 4 mile(s) from Confederate Monument
  • 5 mile(s) from Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • 10 mile(s) from Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area
  • 15 mile(s) from Jarrell Plantation
  • 20 mile(s) from Robins Air Force Base
  • 5 mile(s) from Colonial Mall

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool

Nearby Restaurants

  • Lounge, on premises
  • 0.2 mile(s) from Loco's Deli
  • 0.3 mile(s) from Captain D's Seafood
  • 0.3 mile(s) from La Fiesta, Mexican
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Arby's
  • 0.5 mile(s) from New York Subs
  • 0.5 mile(s) from S&S Cafeteria
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Applebees Bar and Grill
  • 1 mile(s) from Steak-Out
  • 1 mile(s) from Wendy's
  • 2 mile(s) from McDonald's
  • 2 mile(s) from Pizza Hut
  • 2 mile(s) from Burger King
  • 3 mile(s) from Checkers Drive-thru
  • 3 mile(s) from Chick-Fil-A
  • 3 mile(s) from Hardee's
  • 3 mile(s) from Krystal
  • 3 mile(s) from KFC
  • 3 mile(s) from Papa John's Pizza
  • 3 mile(s) from Subway, Fast Food
  • 3 mile(s) from Taco Bell, Fast Food
  • 15 mile(s) from Whistle Stop CafĂ©, open for: lunch, dinner, home of the Fried Green Tomatoes Movie, near Jarrell Plantation

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