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Riverside Hotel

3.5 of 5 620 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ft. Lauderdale offers a lot of great beach-side properties but we love the Riverside in downtown Ft. Lauderdale because it's right on Las Olas Boulevard with all of the shopping and restaurants right outside the hotel. There's a historical charm to the hotel with the modern amenities you'd want in a hotel room but it's close to the beaches and... More

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

Dear Phyllis C, Thank you for taking time to post your experience on TripAdvisor. The Riverside Hotel is always a great choice for a weekend getaway, especially with a Gene Merola comedy show on the same weekend. We look forward to seeing you again during your next visit. Sunny Regards, Rebecca Kendig-Rohrbach More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Riverside Hotel for our 20th year Anniversary. The room was very large and clean with a great view of downtown Ft Lauderdale and the New River off the balcony. The staff was exceptional and the food is what you would expect at a 5 star hotel. I highly recommend the Riverside Hotel the... More

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

Dear Shawn M, Congratulations to you & your wife on your 20th anniversary! We're honored to have been a part of your special day and so pleased to hear that our accommodations and cuisine exceeded your expectations. I must tell you, the culinary team was thrilled to read your comments. We hope you will come back and visit us again... More

Clarkston, MI
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I stayed here the rooms in the old section were in sad shape. We paid extra and upgraded to the newer tower rooms. Upon check in we were informed that the tower rooms were sold out and we were in the older section. I truly wanted to cry. However upon entering the room I was very pleasantly... More

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

Dear klenc, Thank you for taking time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. We have just completed a full room renovation, including adding a custom made desk with a full technology panel, and we're so pleased that you like the results. We take a lot pride in the service we provide and look forward to seeing you during your next... More

Deerfield, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the Fort Lauderdale area for something other the beach time, the Riverside Hotel offers a great location and something different from the ubiquitous chain hotel properties in the area. I'm not sure that I would characterize the hotel as elegant, but it is a well maintained vintage property conveniently located in downtown and walking distance to many... More

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

Dear dlscps, Thank you for taking time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your choice to stay with us during your visit to South Florida and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please join us in one of fabulous dining establishments during your next trip - Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille... More

Niagara Falls, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the hotel was adequate, the restaurant was another story. After waiting 45 minutes for our breakfast order, we tracked down a waitress (and I mean tracked down, I had to leave the patio area and go searching inside) to be told, gee, I don't know, I will check into it. Ten minutes later a COLD and I mean stone... More

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

Dear LJR141, Thank you for taking time to post your comments about your visit on TripAdvisor. I am very sorry to hear that we fell quite short in service during your visit. We take a lot of pride in our interactions with our guests and I can assure you what you experienced is not the normal culture for our hotel... More

Coral Springs
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had an overnight stay at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas in mid-October. This was our third visit, each for a single overnight. Quite simply, it is my favorite hotel. It is exceptionally clean. The rooms are comfortable and well furnished. The staff is friendly yet professional. We had a balcony overlooking Las Olas, with a... More

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Heiko D, General Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MCT3C, I was so pleasantly taken by your wonderful Tripadvisor and I want to thank you for being a repeat customer of ours. It truly is a testament when we are able to turn first time guests into loyal visitors. Have a wonderful rest of the week, Heiko Dobrikow General Manager @ Riverside Hotel Executive Vice President @ The... More

NJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is the only hotel on Las Olas Blvd. There are numerous shops, boutiques and great restaurants on the blvd and within walking distance. The staff and service were outstanding. This is an elegant historical hotel. If you are up for some exercise, the beach is a 1 mile walk away. There is a free local ferry that runs... More

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

Dear DAMDP, Thank you for taking time to post your feedback regarding our hotel. We definitely are at a prime location on Las Olas Blvd surrounded by shopping and nightlife. We take a lot of pride in the level of service that we provide to our guests and hope to see you again in the very near future. Rebecca A.... More

Madison, al
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place, the hotel has a lot of history. Rooms and cleanliness are okay, but the location is perfect! The hotel is surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, and within walking distance to the beach (approx 1 mile).

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

Hi Larry M, Thank you for your review of our property. The Riverside Hotel has been around since 1936 and our rich history continues to inspire guests from all over the world. We're glad that you were able to enjoy our hotel and be a part of our story. We hope to see you again in the future. Safe travels,... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
41 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at this property before. Its close to my clients. This time I arrived early evening and was able to walk the few block of restaurants and shops. Lots to choose from. Property is large and not modern but has its own "feel". Canals close by are wonderful to jog along. Early bird 1/2 price drinks are a nice... More

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

Hi EliteTravellers, Thank you for returning to our property. I appreciate you taking some time to share a review with other travelers on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our location and social hour offerings. Our loyalty program, Stash Rewards is truly unique in that guests are rewarded for staying where they really want, at independent one-of-a-kind hotels across... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the first night of our vacation my boyfriend booked the hotel through Hotwire. I never use Hotwire and he informed me that they don't tell the hotel until after you've booked. That along with the name of the hotel concerned me because it wasn't a known hotel... However, when we arrived I was so surprised and so pleased! I... More

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

Dear Flightybabe, I'm pleased to hear you and your boyfriend enjoyed our hotel and that we exceeded your expectations. Our new rooms are magnificent and I'm glad you were able to experience our property firsthand! We look forward to serving you once again when your travels bring you back to the area. Sunny regards, Michael DiMartino More

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  • Las Olas(35)
  • Water taxi(18)
  • Pool area(7)
  • Very nice(5)
  • Tower rooms(5)
  • Older section(4)

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 620 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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