$129 Avg/night
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Riverside Hotel

3 stars
620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
85 reviews
Sure thing on Las Olas

Bottom line description: Clean rooms and common spaces, excellent, attentive, friendly staff,... See full review

  • Country Heaven
  • Jul 18, 2014
Pre-Cruise stay in Riverside Hotel

Great location - in the middle of Las Olas. Dining, shopping, or just walking near the river See full review

  • Dr Gluk
  • Apr 6, 2014
A taste of tropical tradition on Los Olas Boulevard

Riverside Hotel holds the enviable position as the only hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's most fashionable address for boutiques, nightlife, galleries and restaurants. Besides the location, the hotel aims to be a one-stop destination for leisure and business. During a stay at the Riverside Hotel, guests can unwind in the heated outdoor pool, dock boats and dine in the on-site restaurant. Tropical-styled rooms celebrate the waterfront setting.

Highlights
  • The only hotel on Las Olas Boulevard
  • Close to Fort Lauderdale Beach, Port Everglades and the Broward County Convention Center
  • Boat docks for vessels up to 150 feet
  • Outdoor heated pool and poolside food service
  • Tommy Bahama decor and water views
  • Wi-Fi access in guest rooms and public areas
Rooms

Riverside Hotel rooms have a taste for tropical style. Guests choose from three types: classic style by Tommy Bahama; traditional, characterized by dark woods and floral prints; and executive, which feature tropical textiles and terraces that overlook the skyline, Las Olas Boulevard and the New River. Layouts vary depending on the room booked, but regardless of location, guests have work desk and pay-per-view movies. Basic Wi-Fi access is available for free. High-speed Wi-Fi access packages are also on offer for an added charge.

Dining

Riverside Hotel treats visitors to in-room dining and regional fare at Indigo Restaurant, open all day for fresh seafood, crisp salads and family favorites. Tasty appetizers also complement the full bar at Golden Lyon Pub, a favorite for fine liquors, brandies and wines in an upscale neighborhood tavern setting.

Recreation

A heated outdoor pool tempts guests year-round at Riverside Hotel--whether the mood calls for poolside cocktails or sunbathing. A fitness center equipped with Cybex benches, treadmills, stationary bike, elliptical machine and more ensure that active travelers fit in a daily workout even on vacation.

 

Looking to explore the local scene? Stroll to Las Olas Boulevard's best boutiques, galleries, bars and restaurants. And don't forget this South Florida must: taking the boat out from the hotel dock, which is monitored by security patrols and cameras.

Transportation
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • Miami International Airport (24.3 mi/39.2 km)
Attractions
  • Las Olas Riverfront (.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Broward County Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Port Everglades (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Galleria Mall (1.8 mi/3 km)
  • Sun Life Stadium (12.8 mi/20.7 km)
  • Port of Miami (23.9 mi/38.5 km)
Business
  • 11,000 square feet of event space
  • Audiovisual and teleconferencing equipment
  • Catering
  • Meeting planners
Policies and fees
  • Wi-Fi access packages:
  • One-day Premium Wi-Fi access package fee is $5.99 USD.
  • Five-day Superior Wi-Fi access package fee is $10.99 USD.
  • Five-day Premium Wi-Fi access package fee is $15.99 USD.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

26.1192 -80.1369
Area served
Fort Lauderdale.
Nearby airports
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Area description
The Riverside Hotel's enviable location on Las Olas Boulevard combines the delightful ambiance of restaurants and nightclubs interspersed with art and antique galleries, plus exclusive boutique. Situated on the banks of New River, the Riverside Hotel is only blocks from Fort Lauderdale's central business district. Guests can stroll the mile-long River walk which leads from the pioneer Stranahan House to the acclaimed Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Discovery and Science and IMAX Theater, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, and the Broward County Main Library.

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Riverside Hotel Rooms

Traditional Guest Room
The room offers one queen size bed or two double bed, Air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, iron/ironing board, laundry service, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, radio, room service, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service, voicemail. Internet is not available in this room type.
Classic Guest Room
The room offers one queen size bed or two double bed, Air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron/ironing board, laundry service, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, radio, room service, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service, voicemail.
Executive Tower Room
The room offers one king or two queen beds, Air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron/ironing board, laundry service, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, radio, room service, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service, voicemail.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Stranahan House: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 0.4 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 0.4 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 0.7 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 0.8 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 1.6 mi
  • New River: 1.6 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 1.8 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 1.9 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 2.3 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 2.3 mi
  • Stranahan House: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 0.4 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 0.4 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 0.7 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 0.8 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 1.6 mi
  • New River: 1.6 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 1.8 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 1.9 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 2.3 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 2.3 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 2.5 mi
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 2.6 mi
  • Secret Woods Nature Center: 3.3 mi
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Lockhart Stadium: 5.2 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 5.5 mi
  • Art Children's Museum: 10.8 mi
  • Tradewinds Park: 11.2 mi
  • Quiet Waters Park: 13.3 mi
  • Everglades Holiday Park: 19.4 mi
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park: 19.7 mi
  • Intercostal Waterway: 22.1 mi

Dining

Indigo
Indigo is a wonderful addition to the already excellent Riverside Hotel, plus it offers a great al fresco dining room popular both day and night overlooking charming Las Olas Boulevard. The Riverside Hotel can always be counted on for the quality, service and ambience of its unique and popular restaurants.
Grill Room on Las Olas
The Grill Room on Las Olas - this restaurant is a Four Diamond AAA award recipient - serves only the best quality seafood and meats, complemented by an extensive wine list and specialty cocktails such as single-malt scotches and cognacs.
Golden Lyon Bar
The Riverside Hotel's Golden Lyon Bar is a cozy gathering place where guests and local business people enjoy cocktails and appetizers in an atmosphere reminiscent of private clubs of the past.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (85)

Ratings and reviews for Riverside Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
85 out of 85
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MSpringer
Bahamas
Jul 23, 2012

Las Olas

The Riverside has been a choice with a reliable, solid standard when one stays in the renovated part of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jonathan Viera
Miami, Florida
Jul 23, 2012

Excelent Hotel

This Hotel in located in the Best place of Lauderdale by the sea. At 2 miles from the sea, but in the downtown. . I had an exelent experiance!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elegant lady
Honolulu, hawaii
May 21, 2012

Classy and elegant

The location was perfect for a one night stay and last minute trip. The hotel is classy and there is the old luxury feel. A good stay for a short stay. Easy to find a restaurant and music entertainment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants to choose from. Girls can wear their cute gorgeous heels without hurting their feet and look sexy!

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marilynne
McLean, VA
May 7, 2012

Great Hotel/Great Locale

Perfect location for beginning of cruise as it's in the Port Authority vicinity; outdoor festival w/lots of noise but couldn't be heard through the heavy panes of glass in room. Staff very nice. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mac125
illinois
Jan 14, 2012

Great Hotel !

Stayed a few days prior to cruise. Right in the middle of the action. Need a short cab ride to beach - great (but pricey) shopping. Cheesecake factory right next door. (Yum) This hotel is in A Beautiful location. Restaurant in house (also a little pricey) but good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TMac
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Sep 12, 2011

Las Olas riverfront

You're paying for the location in the Las Olas riverfront area. Expect a fair amount of minor irritations from this hotel. No deal breakers but it all adds up to noticeable mediocrity. We couldn't adjust or even turn off the room a/c unit. One set of drapes would not close. This is a very old structure that must have been cheaply remodeled many times. But the rate is good for the area. This is the tradeoff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TMac
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Sep 12, 2011

Las Olas riverfront

You're paying for the location in the Las Olas riverfront area. Expect a fair amount of minor irritations from this hotel. No deal breakers but it all adds up to noticeable mediocrity. We couldn't adjust or even turn off the room a/c unit. One set of drapes would not close. This is a very old structure that must have been cheaply remodeled many times. But the rate is good for the area. This is the tradeoff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stev from Oz
Queensland, Australia
Aug 19, 2011

Stylish and comfortable

Riverside Hotel ..this is my fourth visit to Fort Lauderdale from Australia, and I can only give this hotel my highest recommendation. It is perfectly located for City shopping and transport...love the water taxi almost at the door. And fronting Las Alos Bvde. The hotel has a style and grace to it. The dining service was a little below what I have come to expect, but overall excellent, and pricing that continues to be surprisingly reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Excellent restaurants...including The Cheese Cake Shop next door

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stev from Oz
Queensland, Australia
Aug 19, 2011

Stylish and comfortable

Riverside Hotel ..this is my fourth visit to Fort Lauderdale from Australia, and I can only give this hotel my highest recommendation. It is perfectly located for City shopping and transport...love the water taxi almost at the door. And fronting Las Alos Bvde. The hotel has a style and grace to it. The dining service was a little below what I have come to expect, but overall excellent, and pricing that continues to be surprisingly reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Excellent restaurants...including The Cheese Cake Shop next door

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Naples Florida
Jul 11, 2011

Convienent location

Our room was clean as was the bathroom. The halls needed a paint job though. Staff was friendly. However, we asked for extra bathroom linens and the front desk staff us that our linens would be taken to our room. we never did get our extra towels. The Las Olas area was crowded and a lively Saturday night scene.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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