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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Riverside Hotel's location on Las Olas Blvd worked well for us. The room was spacious and the king bed comfortable. The bathroom was small, but the hotel is older so that's understandable. The room was updated with an HD TV and a charging station for phones and tablets. Many restaurants within walking distance and water taxis were right around...

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi John A, We really enjoyed reading your review! Thank you for staying with us, and for the 5 star rating! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Safe travels, Michael

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is older but renovated and updated. Rooms were comfortable, in a great location and priced right. Large Lobby with a bar, fireplace, comfortable big chairs like you would expect, piano, and busy restaurant with frontage and outdoor seating on Los Olas Boulevard. Lots of Old Florida Gold Coast charm from the big movie days. Staff is helpful, cheerful...

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Orion02125, What a great review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent experience and sincerely thank you for choosing Riverside Hotel during your visit to Fort Lauderdale. We hope to see you on the boulevard again soon! Sunny regards, Michael DiMartino

Grand Cayman
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, interesting building. Rooms as specious and well design, well maintain and clean. The staff is great, lots of restaurants and shops withing walking distance, right in the middle of Las Olas Blvd. Much to do, plenty of parking in the rear building

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi wrp57, Thank you for sharing a review on TripAdvisor.com. We're so pleased with your feedback, and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Riverside again soon! Safe travels, Michael DiMartino

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A lovely hotel - fantastic location. As you enter the foyer it is grand and spacious- and looks beautiful with the Christmas decorations. Accommodation is very good although air conditioning unit a bit noisy. Spacious and clean. Lovely pool - a great outlook to the New River. Stanrahan House is on the doorstep. Las Olas boulevard is lively, trendy and...

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi ayse321, Wow! Thank you for the 5 star review! We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. From lounging poolside, to exploring the city via Water Taxi, and indulging in some Frozen Yogurt, it sure sounds like you experienced all the best of Fort Lauderdale. Next time you're in town, let's do it again! Sunny...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The place claims to have 75 years and it shows. The decor is very old and looks like my grand mother terrace with all type of things. The rooms are horrible but the worst part is the smell. The air conditioner is noisy and it looks like a wreck. The lobby reminds me of a soviet era hotel in Bucarest...

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Juan G, Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us. We're disappointed to learn our hotel did not meet your expectations. We sincerely hope you were able to enjoy our beautiful city and Las Olas Boulevard while you were with us. Safe travels, Michael DiMartino

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a few days before a flight home and decided on the Riverside Hotel- reading the reviews I was enticed by its longer standing reputation etc. I was due late from my flight from Mexico City to so I wrote to reception and made a comment about needing a good gin and tonic when I get there. Michael, the...

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tobias M, Thank you for sharing a review with us, and the travel community! We're so thrilled to hear your experience with us was a remarkable one! Please be sure to stop by and say hi if your travels ever bring you back to the area! Yours in hospitality, Michael DiMartino

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stays pre and post cruise.A characterful hotel in an excellent location on Las Olas Boulevard.The rooms on both occasions were large and comfortable with lots of drawer and wardrobe space and good bathrooms.The staff were all pleasant and extremely helpful.The pool is located next to the river so you can watch the yachts go by.Our only...

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi carolemk43, Thank you for the review of your recent experience at Riverside Hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and will certainly share your comments with the appropriate department for review. We hope you had an enjoyable cruise, and look forward to welcoming you back to Riverside should your travels bring you back to the area. Happy Holidays, Michael DiMartino

Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms looks like if a horror movie & the 70s architecture had a creepy child that asks inappropriate questions, grins, smiles and nods too often in all social situations. It's like Joaquin Phoenix meets Riff Raff - and you think it's gonna be funny, but its not. Its really really not funny. But like a little funny if you have...

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Allison P, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our property and accommodations. I am disappointed that our Hotel did not meet your expectations. We do hope you enjoyed your experience in Fort Lauderdale, and had the opportunity to explore Las Olas Boulevard and our beautiful destination. Sunny regards, Michael DiMartino

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son picked this hotel as a meeting point for a few days before our cruise. We were pleasantly surprised by the great location and wonderful hotel. We wished we had a few more days to stay and explore the area more.

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi nanajan26, We wish you had a few more days with us as well! We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your experience at Riverside Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Safe travels, Michael DiMartino

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful mature hotel located in the middle of the action on Las Olas. Wonderful staff and amenities. Conveniently located for water taxi, fine restaurants and shopping. Short drive to beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. Would stay again.

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Michael D, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Danny L, Great review, short & sweet! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us! Please come back and visit us again soon! Happy Holidays, Michael DiMartino

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Wild Sea
Wild Sea
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2287
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $229 - $479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Riverside Fort Lauderdale
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#20 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#20 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“•Two restaurants and three bars/lounges inside hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 243JohnA, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The main tower with a southeast view is very nice”
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“you get what you pay for.”
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“Go for a Tower room”
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“Ask for the tower, or at the very least a room with a view of the river”
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