$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 24, 2014

Riverside Hotel

3 stars
620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
63 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 (63)

Ratings and reviews for Riverside Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
63 out of 63
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pili216
New Jersey
Apr 5, 2014

Perfect on every single level ...

It is a getaway with a night life convenient to everything. Loved every moment of every second we were there for an entire week. It is beautiful, well situated, old glamour with updated conveniences. I did not want to leave.

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

We started going to the bakery for sandwiches and coffee and having them at the pool and it was a big savings since our first day breakfast was about $60 for 3 people.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Phiily Harry
Philadelphia
Feb 7, 2013

Excellent Hotel, Great Location and Amazing Guest Services Staff

This is my 4th stay at The Riverside Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Great value, incredible location and staff that goes the extra mile to assure each guest caan't wait to return to the hotel. I wish I could move in an be a full time guest at the hotel...it would be a dream existance.

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

Go to a different restaurant each night and enjoy the Florida lifestyle

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
almostfamous
Plantation, FL
Oct 8, 2012

perfect location

This is the fourth time my husband and I have stayed at the Riverside (in addition to getting married here). The rooms smelled nice, had a great view, and was very accommodating. Perfect location for food and entertainment. We will definitely be back!

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

5
5.01.0
Soccrian11
Toledo, OH
Sep 23, 2013

Quick Couple Weekend Getaway

Location, location, location. Close to restaurants, shopping, clubs... anything you could want! And a $8-10 cab ride to the beach (or hop on the Sun Trolley for $.50 pp, SUPER convenient)... Hotel wasn't anything over-the-top, but everything you need. Nice beds, decent linens, clean- and most of all, a friendly and helpful staff. Terry at the front desk was especially animated! Very personable and chatty! I would recommend to couples- and anyone interested in experiencing Ft. Lauderdale's Las Olas Strip- A little bit of something for everyone! The pool (which I didn't catch on the site when I was booking) was a real gem as well! Beautifully maintained and quiet, you could watch the yachts go down the canal and sip a cocktail, enjoy some reading or just get some sun! I would definitely go back to this hotel the next time I am in Ft. Lauderdale.

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

Jump on the Sun Trolley to get to the beach and back-- $.50/pp gets you all the way to A1A, usually a $7-10 cab ride. It's fast, convenient and picks up about 1/2 block east of the Hotel entrance on Las Olas. You can even download the Sun Trolley App that shows where the trolleys are on a map, so you know when/where to catch them!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orlando FL
Dec 12, 2009

Riverside Hotel

Stayed the night before cruise - loved the hotel and location - would defintely stay again.

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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
boynton beach
Jul 4, 2010

GREAT

In a great location, walking distance to all the night life. very clean rooms and friendly staff. overall a great experience

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

only a few blocks from clubs and bars. but has many shops and resteraunts right outside.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Max0724
Italia
Dec 17, 2012

Nice experience

Very good location, big rooms and very confortable beds

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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Galesburg IL
Dec 17, 2010

excellant stay

This is a great place to stay! 5 star service. Stayed in the Executive Tower - a great view of the city and ocean and the room was HUGE !! Service is outstanding! I have already arranged for my next stay!

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

Restaurant in hotel is a little pricey but there are many other choices within a short walk.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orange Park, FL
Jul 18, 2010

Great stay!

Wonderful, friendly, helpful staff. Excellent location and clean room.

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

Lots of different restaurants to choose from right below the hotel or a short walk away!

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