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Riverside Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   620 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Ranked #33 of 132 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located at main street in ft. Lauderdale (las Olas) this hotel has a very nice pool area right by the river (offsite) 30 m from the hotel. Bar at street level serves nice food. Be aware that you will be quite a distance from the beach and the bars/ restaurant at the beach. It is a 5 min drive. There... More

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Burien, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had read to the so-so reviews so I wasn't expecting much. The first room we were in was very old, the toilet wouldn't flush well and the water would just go cold. There was mold or black stuff in the windowsills. It was incredibly noisy at night and you could hear every car and motorcycle. Our room was tucked... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location. Close to a lot of restaurants and bars. Close drive to the beach. Has the feel of a very nice hotel and staff were very nice and helpful. Unfortunately, not all rooms in the hotel are created equal. I stayed in the old part of the hotel because it would be extra to stay in the new building.... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great, lots of restaurants close by (not near the beach though, so would not be my choice if I were planning a beach vacation in the Ft. Lauderdale area). The hotel rooms are OK, but dated. Our bathroom was tiny and worn (rust on the fixtures here and there). We were there for one night just to... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a room in the executive tower and this was extremely good. The hotel was pleasant and the staff were very friendly. ~We found the rooms very clean. The linen was clean and the beds extremely comfortable 'with toppers on them'. Ryan the bartender was excellent. A great hotel and they even have a 'canines and cocktails' on sunday... More

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Riverside1936, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor! We're thrilled you had such an enjoyable stay and agree that Ryan is an incredible bartender. There's so much to do around the hotel and on Las Olas, we're thankful you got to experience so much on your stay to see why we love it so much. We truly hope to... More

Bonney Lake, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't beat the location! A lot of activities and every kind of restaurant within walking distance. Water taxi and tour boats just a few blocks away. Hotel and property have a feel of elegance from another era. Even though rooms are dated in the older section (yes the water is green), the bed was very comfortable and there was very... More

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Riverside1936, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Anne B., Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor! We're thrilled you had such a lovely stay! We're getting renovations on our rooms this year and we would love to hear your feedback on your next stay! We also suggest you try the Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille or Indigo right outside of our hotel! Sunny Regards, Kristi... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were flying in the day before our cruise, and wanted to find a nice hotel, within walking distance of restaurants and things to do. Took a cab from Ft. lauderdale airport cost was about $20 w tip. Nice hotel, we stayed in the newer tower, our friends stayed in the older part and said the rooms were dated. Staff... More

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Riverside1936, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Moliduck11, Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor! We're happy you were so pleased with our great location and amenities. We are doing renovations this year and we would truly love to get your feedback your next stay! We also suggest you try the Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille. :) Sunny Regards, Kristi Marketing Manager More

Oakland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to arrange a one-night stay on short-notice, were tired after a trip. This hotel has all the elegance of an older hotel in a city, but with modern upkeep and services. It was nice to walk through the beautiful lobby and hallways with polished dark wood and murals. It reminds me in some ways of the Boulderado in... More

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Taunton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I and another couple recently spent 8 days in Fort Lauderdale staying at the Riverside Hotel on Los Olas Blvd. The location of this hotel is perfect as it is surrounded by many great places to eat and drink. Some favorites: Royal Pig, Big City Tavern,and American Social. Nearby is the Riverwalk where the Downtowner is located--a... More

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Riverside1936, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

HI Marilyn, Thank you so much for your very sweet feedback! We're thrilled you were able to stay for so long and had a great time :) We (including Chelsea) truly look forward to seeing you back soon! Next time, we highly suggest you try the Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille for dinner as well as Indigo's new menu!... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I were staying for one night prior to our cruise. The hotel is in a great location with a lot of activity in the area. If you are looking for peace and quiet this hotel is not for you. Our room was in the older 3 story section and was very small, but functional. The dark carpeting... More

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Riverside1936, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Cruiserpam1, Thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor! We appreciate your kind ratings and we are very sorry for any inconveniences. We truly hope you enjoyed your cruise! Sunny Regards, Kristi Marketing Manager More

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Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

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

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 620 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#26 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Hotel 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Riverside Fort Lauderdale

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