$164 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 23, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Riverside Hotel

3 stars
620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
64 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.

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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 (64)

Ratings and reviews for Riverside Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
64 out of 64
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
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
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

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

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stev from Oz
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Marilynne
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elegant lady
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KillerDK
Business
Secaucus NJ
Jul 24, 2012

What's the beef:

Don't understand the complaints. Three of us stayed in the older section as part of a package deal. The rooms were clean, well appointed, and quiet as Grant's tomb. One of the rooms had a problem with the regulation of the hot and cold water coming from the shower and when we complained we were given a replacement room in the new tower section. Indigo restaurant rapido and good for breakfast.

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

Business

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MSpringer
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jonathan Viera
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AlaskanFrenchie
Business
Seattle, WA
Aug 5, 2012

Perfect Location

Great location with excellent customer service. The rooms are a bit dated, they could definitely use a bit of upgrading especially the carpeting. But the price was good for the value and you just can't beat the location. The shopping and dining map provided at check in is very detailed and the in-hotel restaurant Indigo provided a decent menu and good pricing as wel.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

If you want to shop in FLL this is the best place to stay

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lymari88
Business
Paterson nj
May 28, 2013

Lymari

The hotel is def nice n so is the staff. I just didn't like that it wasn't too close to the beach you would have to take the bus or taxi

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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