$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 1, 2015 Check-out: Jun 3, 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
68 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

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 68
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dr Gluk
Business
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:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Conch Man
Business
Bahamas
Sep 5, 2012

Great long weekend

We have spent several visits to Florida at The Riverside and enjoyed them all. It's so handy to everything on Las Olas. You can walk to dozens of restaurants and bars. Just sitting in their sidewalk cafe and watching the wold go by is great too.

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

Try La Bonne Crepe just across the street, or Le Cafe de Paris. Excellent food, service and prices.

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
almostfamous
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Murphy2013
Business
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:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

YOLO

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Soccrian11
Business
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:

Business

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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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roman I Ochoa Jr
Business
McAllen, Texas
Dec 24, 2013

Post Cruise Stay

As always before, the experience was Outstanding!.

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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jun 19, 2008

Very friendly and accomodating

I love the location. Our view is either of the famous Las Olas street in downtown Ft. Lauderdale or the intercoastal. The room is decorated with Tommy Bahama furniture and very comfortable and colorful. Request rooms from the 2nd floor up since the view is beautiful and there are many people passing on the street level which makes it difficult to keep your curtains open without feeling that everyone is looking in. The staff is accomodating and always does its best to please the customer. Another plus is that the Cheesecake Factory is located on the corner of this hotel-A great place to eat.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There are many stores and eating places right outside the hotel doors. One of our favorite eateries is a restaurant called Mangoes. The Riverside is located right downtown Ft. Lauderdale and is also convient to exhibits and movie theaters and of course other fine restaurants on the river walkway.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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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Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
lake City, MN
Apr 10, 2011

an old hotel with a new look.

Flew in from Minneapolis for a friends birthday party.we loved the hotel restaurant on the las olas blvd. Our room was furnished very well and the corridor carpeting was lovely. elevators were quick to respond. Our first time vist but not our last. We loved the experience of thhe Riversdie hotel.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

fine assortmment of stores and shops and restaurants along the strip.

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