$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 2, 2015 Check-out: Jun 5, 2015

Riverside Hotel

3 stars
View map of 620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
69 reviews
Awesome girls getaway!

Loved the location of this hotel! It was so easy to find the beach, night life and any type of... See full review

  • Kendra M.
  • Apr 15, 2015
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
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.

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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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Riverside Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
69 out of 69
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kendra M.
Business
N/A
Apr 15, 2015

Awesome girls getaway!

Loved the location of this hotel! It was so easy to find the beach, night life and any type of restaurant! The pool was clean and right by the river. The staff was amazing and catered to any request!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Florida Fan 369
Business
Madison
Apr 10, 2015

Great location, watch for special events

Lovely older hotel in prime spot on Las Olas Blvd. Easy access to shopping, dining and had an art fair when we were there. Room was great, spacious and well-appointed. Only issue was that there was a wedding being held one floor above us and they played very loud music until 11:30 at night which made it hard for our kids to sleep. If there is an event, you want to ask for floor above 9 to avoid this problem.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JCGeorge
Business
GLENVIEW
Apr 8, 2015

Nice choice for pre-cruise

Stayed one night at the Riverside before embarkation at Port Everglades. I had a nice room in the old building. Clean modern bathroom with good sundries. The location is great for walking and dining/nightlife. Not so close to the beach, however. They have a pool overlooking the river with bar/lunch service. The porter arranged a van for us and two other couples to the port, which worked out cheaper than individual taxis.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Barbara R.
Business
Barton upon Humber
Mar 26, 2015

Relaxing after a cruise?

This hotel is the perfect place to relax after a cruise. Lovely rooms and great service at reception. Had an evening meal there which was excellent. The riverside area is very nice,. Used the river cruise one day to travel to the north of the city and back down to Hollywood, Great! Bonnet House is very interesting and beach area just a bus ride away. Plenty of bars around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveling Mama Bear 01
Business
Laguna Beach, California
Oct 4, 2014

Quick Trip

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The location was a nice setting within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The staff was friendly, and the room was very clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The Golden Lyon in the hotel has a great menu with a nice selection of half price happy hour food items and drinks.

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ms Andersen
Business
New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 7, 2014

Last minute stay

Boyfriend and I had to fly in for a last-minute adventure. Booking was difficult to attempt via phone and I only spoke with one friendly staff member who suggested that a third party booking may save me some money after I explained our situation. We cabbed it in and by the way, if you cab from FLL here, make sure to have your GPS available so that they don't attempt to bamboozle you. Check-in was quick and easy, there was a noisy reunion going on, but didn't make it difficult to get us situated. Our room had a noisy A/C, but its an older room, in the original 1936 floors, so I was okay with not completely being updated. I was upset that our safe didn't work, and the front desk couldn't explain to me how to power it on for usage. Slept great. Restaurant was great. However, do not attempt to get a simple soda at the bar after 11pm, they were a bit rude. Other than that, our stay was lovely!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

All types of shops, cuisine and local spots

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fun Eric
Business
Boynton beach, florida
Jul 29, 2014

Wedding get away

Other than our room not being available due to a concert block party down the street. Everything was great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maromonte
Business
Trafford, PA
Jul 21, 2014

Location!

Great location. No car needed. Could walk to many, many restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Roccos tacos!!!

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Country Heaven
Business
Dundee, OR
Jul 18, 2014

Sure thing on Las Olas

Bottom line description: Clean rooms and common spaces, excellent, attentive, friendly staff, tasteful furnishings, and superb communication by employees with a guest-centered focus. We had a wonderful stay at this comfortable, well kept, clean hotel. Note that parking will be an extra expense (about $21/day for the adjoining parking garage), but with the very reasonable price of rooms at the Riverside hotel, this necessary add-on for those who have a car is not overly burdensome. I was told that a remodeling project is in the works for hotel rooms, which surprised me, given the fine shape that the hotel is in. A family enterprise, as opposed to a franchise or chain, the owners obviously care a great deal about maintaining their popularity and desirability. Wonderful location on Las Olas Blvd, in the heart of a vibrant retail and commercial district with many high quality amenities nearby. Only 2 miles to the beach, you can see the historic Stranahan House next door and take a stroll on the public river walk as boats and yachts traverse the busy waterway just yards away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Although we didn't beat at the Riverside, I hear the good is good. Don't miss breakfast or brunch at La Bonne Crepe, across the street. Superb preparation at terribly reasonable prices.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vickie Secrets
Business
AL
Jun 3, 2014

Great location for weekend getaway

I stayed here for a weekend getaway with 3 friends. Overall, the stay was great. My only complaint is that when I booked the hotel, the advertising said that the room was on the water, however the beach is actually 2 miles away. Parking is a little steep as well for guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The food is great on the strip near the beach.

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