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Riverside Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This stately old hotel has been lovingly maintained and modernized. The local is great, easy access even by foot, to many places, including the lovely riverwalk area basically right in the backyard of the hotel. The pool area was very picturesque, right next to the river. The front desk staff is extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The shuttle to the cruise ship terminal was efficient and inexpensive ($8 per person!).

We had just gotten off of our Caribbean cruise and we got to the hotel at 9:30 AM. Our check-in time wasn't until 3 PM but the hotel got us into our room anyway which was a major help to us. They also let us check-out the next day at 1:30 PM instead of 11 AM due to our later flight. Once again, that was a major help to us. The hotel itself is right next to the River Walk and in a GREAT location. It is has some good restaurants and bars. We would highly recommend taking the Carrie B. river boat tour which is very close by and would highly recommend eating at the Big City Tavern which is right across the street from the hotel. If we make it back to Fort Lauderdale for another cruise we will definitely stay at this hotel again.

Great hotel for walking to restaurants and shopping.

lVery nice stay over the holidays. A coupe issues solved very nicely by the friendly staff. Go out to breakfast --very expensive, not great--read the small print !! Overall a great place to stay. Beautifully decorated for the holidays.

the hotel is old, needs to be renovated. The carpet smells and feels old

Downtown in walking distance to restaurants and shops. Staff courteous and prompt. Will return.

Very good location on Las Olas. However, rooms have a moldy/musty smell. Restaurant was good.

Very nice stay. Clean, friendly close to water taxi, has dining and bar on property Many dining and bar areas on street. Beautiful area enjoyed my stay.

Nice for a night out on Las Olas. Plenty of places to dine within walking distance.

Positive surprise. Great location. Friendly staff. Excellent condition. Very clean.

Located on las Olas close to many tourist destinations

Large comfortable room with great riverside view.

I stayed in tower. Rooms there are spacious an well appointed. Restaurants are excellent. Hotel (at least when you stay in the tower) is much better than Orbitz rating would suggest. I would definitely stay again if in the area.

Great location within walking distance to riverwalk and to pick up water taxi. Room was big, bathroom could have been a bit bigger! Great service and really nice lobby to relax and have a drink.

The hotel is great, the staff is very helpful and friendly. I tried to stay actives much as possible, went Jet Skiing, took a helicopter ride around the city, took segway tour, and went on Go Karts. Besides that went by the beach where they have bunch of restaurants and different types of small stores.

This was our 4th visit to the Riverside!! Love it!!

We had a great experience at Riverside Hotel. The old Florida ambiance was beautiful. Being right on Las Olas gives you so many options for food, entertainment, and shopping. I also want to say that the customer service was fantastic there was a problem with our room and they immediately and courteously found us another room- and it was an upgrade. I have literally only one complaint: the beds are not that amazingly comfortable, but not terrible, either. We would definitely go back.

Hotel was very nice and a great location. We had a tower room with a nice view but no balcony. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The only 2 negatives was the pool location across the street and only valet parking is available. Ate at the Floridian which was a nice walk away but best value on Las Olas. It has diner food with a great breakfast.

Lovely hotel exceeded our expectations, great for family, food on site was excellent and bartender friendly. Had to combine two separate reservations and that took quite a bit of time at front desk. Second night there was a wedding on the terrace we could see from our room until after 11 PM that was very loud with thumping bass, would recommend hotel but ask about being located away from events venue.

Lovely older hotel in prime spot on Las Olas Blvd. Easy access to shopping, dining and had an art fair when we were there. Room was great, spacious and well-appointed. Only issue was that there was a wedding being held one floor above us and they played very loud music until 11:30 at night which made it hard for our kids to sleep. If there is an event, you want to ask for floor above 9 to avoid this problem.

620 E Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Historic Stranahan House Museum and Las Olas Riverfront
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Riverside Hotel is adjacent to Historic Stranahan House Museum and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like Las Olas Riverfront. This 229-room, 3.5-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Fort Lauderdale and also close to Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Port Everglades.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

All 229 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 26-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

At Riverside Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 27 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and express check-out.

Room options

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Tower

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Riverside Hotel

Everyone (16) Couples (31) Business (7) Family (12) Other (5) Friends (8)
5

great location

Everyone

This stately old hotel has been lovingly maintained and modernized. The local is great, easy access even by foot, to many places, including the lovely riverwalk area basically right in the backyard of the hotel. The pool area was very picturesque, right next to the river. The front desk staff is extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The shuttle to the cruise ship terminal was efficient and inexpensive ($8 per person!).

By , from Toronto on Jan 15, 2018

5

great hotel with a great location

Everyone

We had just gotten off of our Caribbean cruise and we got to the hotel at 9:30 AM. Our check-in time wasn't until 3 PM but the hotel got us into our room anyway which was a major help to us. They also let us check-out the next day at 1:30 PM instead of 11 AM due to our later flight. Once again, that was a major help to us. The hotel itself is right next to the River Walk and in a GREAT location. It is has some good restaurants and bars. We would highly recommend taking the Carrie B. river boat tour which is very close by and would highly recommend eating at the Big City Tavern which is right across the street from the hotel. If we make it back to Fort Lauderdale for another cruise we will definitely stay at this hotel again.

By , from Maple Valley, WA on Jan 8, 2018

5
Everyone

Great hotel for walking to restaurants and shopping.

By , from Chicago on Jan 4, 2018

5

christmas 2017

Everyone

lVery nice stay over the holidays. A coupe issues solved very nicely by the friendly staff. Go out to breakfast --very expensive, not great--read the small print !! Overall a great place to stay. Beautifully decorated for the holidays.

By , from New Hampshire on Dec 28, 2017

3
Everyone

the hotel is old, needs to be renovated. The carpet smells and feels old

By , from Miami,FL on Dec 27, 2017

5
Everyone

Downtown in walking distance to restaurants and shops. Staff courteous and prompt. Will return.

By on Dec 26, 2017

3

good not great

Everyone

Very good location on Las Olas. However, rooms have a moldy/musty smell. Restaurant was good.

By , from USA on Nov 13, 2017

4
Everyone

Very nice stay. Clean, friendly close to water taxi, has dining and bar on property Many dining and bar areas on street. Beautiful area enjoyed my stay.

By , from New Jersey on Sep 28, 2017

4
Everyone

Nice for a night out on Las Olas. Plenty of places to dine within walking distance.

By on Aug 18, 2017

5
Everyone

Positive surprise. Great location. Friendly staff. Excellent condition. Very clean.

By on Aug 17, 2017