$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 20, 2014 Check-out: Sep 22, 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

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 63
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ms Andersen
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

All types of shops, cuisine and local spots

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dr Gluk
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
OMOM
VA
Feb 17, 2014

OKKO

Hotel was Ok, apparently we stayed in the old side, really small bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

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

Post Cruise Stay

As always before, the experience was Outstanding!.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Riverside Hotel

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!

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Doc Marketer
Naples, Florida
Sep 16, 2013

Great Birthday Getaway

The Riverside Hotel is a cool vintage hotel in the heart of Las Olas. Staying at a hotel right in the middle of the action was a unique experience for us and this hotel made the overall experience one to remember. The hotel's staff was so friendly and accommodating, rooms were clean and beds very comfortable. The hotel's restaurant offered a nice selection of fine dining options and the quality of food and the service was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Weekend Getawayers 3.0
Oakland, California
Aug 28, 2013

Great location

This hotel has an awesome location! Perfect walking distance to restaurants and shopping! Loved it!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NJ Out of towner
South Jersey
Aug 28, 2013

Great Relaxing Stay with Wife

Wonderful staff who always greeted you with a smile and willing to help. If they got something wrong with an order, the manager took care of it, apologized and provided the service free of charge. Great location with all the wonderful shops, restaurants, boats, galleries etc. Smart marketing move to keep $ in the hotel by providing 20% off at the restaurant and 50% of the bar for your entire stay!...Will definitely come back. The pool was great too, right on the river where you got to watch the boats and yachts come thru.

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

Use the trolley to get up and down Las Olas and to the beach...only 50 cents and no tips required that you would have with a cab.

Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Weekend Getawayers 3.0
Oakland, California
Aug 26, 2013

Ideal location!

This hotel is perfectly located on Las Olas Blvd, just steps away from dining and shopping. Our room was clean and the staff were super friendly!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Riverside Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Luis0311
San Juan
Aug 5, 2013

Quality according the price

Our room was located in the old section of the hotel. We were offered the new section of the hotel paying $25 extra per night. We were in our budget. The bed was a little soft and the pillows were too high. The carpets were very stained, but clean. Coffee is included in the room and is a complementary service (which is why I put qualification 3).

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