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Panama City, FL
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I decided to stay at the Riverside Hotel because I knew I didn't want to stay on Ft. Lauderdale beach. Also, being right on Las Olas Blvd was a big plus. Plenty to see and do, all within walking distance. After reading other reviews, I opted for a tower room with a balcony and I'm glad I did. The room...

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

Dear 569HB, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with other travelers. We appreciate your kind words, and hope that you will be back to visit us again very soon! All the best, Michael DiMartino

Jackson, Mississippi
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the Riverside hotel during our recent trip to Fort Lauderdale/Miami. Being on Los Olas Blvd. was very nice. We enjoyed walking around and visiting shops and trying restaurants. We asked for a tower room because we read the review that they were renovated but we're assured all rooms were now renovated. Our non-tower room was nice. The elevator...

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

Dear SippiGirl, Thank you for sharing your feedback with other travelers. I am pleased to hear that our location and accommodations met your needs & expectations. We look forward to your return in the future! Safe travels, Michael DiMartino

Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This hotel always pleases! I have recommended to so many friends, but it was nice to be back personally. Friendliest staff and I love the location on Las Olas, this time I was visiting for Art Fair. The hotel tower rooms are large and have great views, this time was East so amazing sunrise! If you like space and modern...

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

Dear William R, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share a review with other travelers on TripAdvisor. I'm so glad to hear that you were able to join us during Art Show weekend and for dinner at Wild Sea. We can't wait to welcome you back! Sunny Regards, Michael DiMartino

Mississippi
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This is a beautiful hotel located on a really fun street. There are tons of restaurants and boutiques, so there is plenty to do within walking distance of the hotel. What you should be aware of is that the hotel was built in the 1930's and there are a few limitations to staying there. The elevator closest to our room...

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RiversideHotelFL, Director of Sales at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbie A, Thank you for taking time to post your comments regarding your experience on TripAdvisor.com. Our hotel has been a pillar in the Fort Lauderdale community for quite some time and attempts to maintain the old world charm that represents our area from long ago. We completed a full rooms renovation at the tail end of last year...

New York
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We have been staying at the Riverside around the holidays for years. Rooms are spacious in the tower. Location is perfect, central to everything. Staff is helpful and friendly. I think about staying on the beach every year and don't do it because we love the Riverside too much!

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

Dear RosanneNYC, The Riverside loves you too! Fantastic review - short & sweet! Thank you for your loyalty, we'll see you next year! All the best, Michael DiMartino

Lincoln, California
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Large remodeled hotel with small rooms in a great location. Window air conditioners that are hard to control. Bathrooms took 5 minutes to get hot water. We had brunch outside where there was great people watching. The foof was good but very overpriced. We were a party of 8 staying the evening before a cruise. Will find a better place...

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

Dear John G, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. I am disappointed we fell short of your expectations. I'll kindly ask that you please provide further details so that I may investigate & address the issues you've mentioned. I may be reached directly at mdimartino@riversidehotel.com or by phone at (954)-377-0960. Looking forward to hearing...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 2 January 2015

If you want to stay within walking distance of downtown Fort Lauderdale this is the place to be. Right in the middle of the Las Olas blvd, you are just seconds away from many wonderful places to eat, drink and shop. The hotel itself is kind of a collage of buildings. You have the main older building which is where...

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

Dear aray213, Thank you for your comments on your recent stay. We take pride in the service we strive to deliver as well as the environment we aim to create. Your review truly validates our goal. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and that you will return again! I will be sure to display your feedback for the...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We found the restaurant several years ago when we were on a bike ride for a breakfast place. As we came up Las Olas...there was this charming place, outdoor tables w/waiters dressed in clean black attire - so we stopped! The service began w/a waiter coming over to take our drink order ....ah the coffee is so rich! And I...

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

Dear Jane T, What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with others. I agree, the breakfast at Indigo is absolutely delicious and the waffles are one of my personal favorites as well! Please know that I've shared your comments with Mauricio and he was thrilled with your feedback. We hope you'll be...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

The most attractive aspect of this hotel is the central location to Las Olas Boulevard which is a very active spot in Fort Lauderdale for Restaurants, Bars, Shops, etc. Rooms are average for the price tag. Service is OK. Would repeat stays due to the great location.

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

Hi Louie B, As a Top Contributor with reviews in 26 cities, you know a good location when you see it! We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your review. Please come back to visit us soon! Safe Travels, Michael DiMartino

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This hotel was a great find on TA. We had to spend one night in Ft Lauderdale in order to catch a morning flight the next day and this was the absolute best choice. Location was fabulous, right on Las Olas with blocks of shops and restaurants (hotel itself has several very nice restaurants as well). It was a much...

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

Dear Paxa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers on TripAdvisor. We're grateful for your positive feedback and thank you for the great tips to future guests. We hope to see you back very soon! All the best, Michael DiMartino

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $188 - $411 (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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“Ask to be in the tower and request a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles HappytoGo, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The tower rooms are newer and larger than the original building.”
 of 5 bubbles kristiner369, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles msserene, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“tower, river view.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancescaCC, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If high season visit-grab your space early. This htl is a fav for repeat travelers!!”
 of 5 bubbles Hereigoagain2014, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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