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Riverside Hotel

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620 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at the riverside. This time we also booked extra Rooms for two other couples who were travelling with us. The location is awesome! There are many restaurants and shops in the area, including a CVS pharmacy and Starbucks within walking distance. The area is clean and safe and it is nice to just stroll along... More 

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

Dear 40oceanblue, Thank you for sharing your feedback with other travelers on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your loyalty and kind your words. I will be sure to share your comments with Ryan as well as the Front Desk, Restaurant, and Bell teams. We look forward to your next visit to the area. Safe travels, Michael DiMartino More 

Bonita Springs
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nicest room ever in a 75 year old hotel. Stayed in 1990 and the past 25 years reflect great continuing care, and very nice upgrades. Stayed in the original part of the hgotel, and it was as quiet a room as we have ever had. Bed was comfortable and the bathroom was very updated. Will not wait until 25 years!

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

Hi John S, Thank you for your great review! We hope you will visit us again soon! Sunny regards, Michael DiMartino More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I wanted to spend our 35th anniversary in the warm of Florida! We are not world travelers and depend highly on Trip Advisor. I had hope to surprise my husband and upgrade to the tower, I called, however because I booked through Orbits, I was told I could when we got there....upon our arrival, we were told... More 

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

Dear Susan C, Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for making us a part of your special occasion. I appreciate you taking the time to share a review with other travelers on TripAdvisor. While I'm pleased you found the room spacious and most of our staff helpful, I sincerely apologize for the experience you had with one of our... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Las Olas Boulevard out front and the New River out back. Next door to the Stranahan House, the original trading post that started Fort Lauderdale, Rooms are classicly comfortable in the original hotel, larger with expansive views in the newer tower. Service is attentive and impeccable. The only gripe was wifi. 512K for free, $5.99/day for 1.5 M.

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

Dear petertr3, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.com We hope that you will come back to visit us again soon! Safe travels, Michael DiMartino More 

Windsor, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed there for 1 day before a Caribbean cruise It is not far from the airport and the port. It is in a great location for shopping and dining. The hotel is clean, the rooms are well appointed and are spacious. The staff was very helpful. I would stay there again.

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

Dear Qadishadoc, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon! All the best, Michael DiMartino More 

New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Riverside Hotel is basically two hotels in one. The original tower is sort of like a classic car that has been driven its whole life in the Northeast. It Is definitely cool and chic but sort of rusted out and dysfunctional in modern times. Broken bathroom door locks, smell of ancient mildew from an era without air conditioning, exacerbated... More 

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

Dear johnny pumperni... p, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. In fact, we do have 3 separate buildings that make up the Riverside Hotel. We're proud of our unique location as the only hotel on Las Olas Boulevard with art galleries, cafes, and restaurants just steps from our lobby. I agree, the complimentary River Trolley and... More 

Sunrise, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights for our wedding anniversary weekend out. They told us upon check in that we had been upgraded to a balcony room. After getting up to our room on the 11th floor we realized that we had a lovely view of a construction site. I checked my reservation paperwork and it sister that I had booked a... More 

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

Dear CherylandSteve, Thank you for posting your review for other travelers on TripAdvisor. Congratulations on your anniversary, we're so happy to be a part of your special occasion. Please accept my apologies for the view of the construction below. Please know that I have shared your kind words with our Front Desk & Valet teams We look forward to your... More 

Highlands, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at this old classic hotel for a night or two in Jan/Feb for five years running and I wholeheartedly recommend it. The location is perfect if you want close proximity to the airport and to be in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's downtown district with a fantastic variety of bars and restaurants, including those at the Riverside which... More 

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

Dear Fred B, We appreciate you taking a moment to post your review on TripAdvisor.com. Indeed, we are a pet friendly property, and even host a weekly "canines & cocktails" reception each Sunday in our courtyard. We sincerely thank you for your loyalty to Riverside Hotel & are looking forward to your next visit with us. Sunny regards, Michael DiMartino More 

Sudbury, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a corner suite on the top floor so the view was amazing from both sides of the building. The included wifi was adequate (<2Mbps) but the bed was very comfortable. The suite was very spacious and included a well appointed bar and ample seating room if you have guests. The hotel is perfectly located on Las Olas Boulevard surrounded... More 

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

Dear Adrian M, Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the upgrade and view from your suite. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Safe travels, Michael DiMartino More 

Durham, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Riverside Hotel because of a business meeting. Upon my arrival, the young lady at the front desk, was not kind, didn't welcome me and seemed annoyed with my questions about where the elevator was & how close the beach was to the hotel. After a long day of walking, shopping & the beach, I was horrified... More 

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

Dear DeannaPHall, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with other travelers on TripAdvisor. I am sincerely sorry for the experience you had upon your arrival and with our Housekeeping team. Please know that your comments have been discussed and shared with the appropriate department and team members. I am glad I had a chance to speak... More 

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