$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 10, 2015 Check-out: Sep 12, 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
65 reviews
Fast Little Getaway

We had a great experience at Riverside Hotel. The old Florida ambiance was beautiful. Being right... See full review

  • Sillyspring
  • Jun 30, 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

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.

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.

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.

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
Nearby 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
Transportation
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • Miami International Airport (24.3 mi/39.2 km)
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.

Policies
  • 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
Accessible 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
65 out of 65
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
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
Max0724
Family
Italia
Dec 17, 2012

Nice experience

Very good location, big rooms and very confortable beds

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

Family

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pili216
Family
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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.

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dr Gluk
Couples
New York
Apr 6, 2014

Pre-Cruise stay in Riverside Hotel

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

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

Couples

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mac125
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
almostfamous
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Phiily Harry
Single
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Single 50 year old male
Business
Mexico
Jun 29, 2013

Great location,view,

The room was very comfy and the staff was very helpful ,the food was good.The Hotel location right on the beautiful intercostal My view was of the boats docked on the New River in Beautiful downtown Ft. Lauderdale..The hotel is spotless and beautifully maintained.Just 20 minutes to the beach.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

New river hotel

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Murphy2013
Couples
Boston
Jul 19, 2013

Couple retreat

Great location, Beautiful hotel! This is a great hotel with beautiful views of the river. Close to the beach! Really nice dining around also!

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

YOLO

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BabaL
Family
Idaho Falls
Sep 21, 2013

Personal attention

Yearly , sometimes twice a year I stay here when visiting family. It is convenient to water taxi if I want to go downtown or to the beach and just five minutes from my son's home. That was the first reason I stayed there, but the staff at desk and housekeeping and staff at Indigo are always wonderful for my breakfast. Love it

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

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

The new Oyster Bar is wonderful, thou pricy, loved it. Also I can always count on a good breakfast at a reasonable price at the Indigo Restaurant in the hotel.

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Soccrian11
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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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