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Riverdale Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1521 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Jacksonville B&B and Inns
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“Great place!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is simply a great place! A beautifully restored 100 years old wooden Victorian style mansion in the heart of Jacksonville's historic Five Points. Each room is furnished differently and still has this authentic feel to it.The proud owners provide great hospitality and friendly service. In this green neigborhood stores and good restaurants are just around the corner within walking distance as is Memorial Park along the St Johns's river and Riverside park if you want to go for a stroll or run. I am in Jacksonville for business almost every month and this has become my second habitat and hideaway after a long and busy day!

Room Tip: Any room is good. The rooms on the 3rd floor are spacious and very quite.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband and I spent two wonderful nights in the third floor Windsor Suite last weekend. We were kindly greeted upon check-in and made to feel right at home.
The first floor of the inn has a beautiful sitting room with a fireplace adorned with books and cozy couches. A delicious made-to-order breakfast is served daily in the large first floor dining room (the banana bread and eggs are especially yummy!) The bar in the furthest back side of the first floor is one of a kind! It's operated on a honor system, where you can serve yourself, write it down and it will be added to you your tab. What a great idea!
Our room in the Windsor Suite was fantastic, with Riverdale Inn embossed soaps, plush bath robes, a walk-in shower and glorious Jacuzzi tub. The windows in the room offer an amazing view of the outside of the Inn and historical surroundings.
My husband and I only planned on staying for the two nights that we had previously reserved. Since we were having such a wonderful stay, we chose to stay an extra night. We spent our third night in a room in the Inn's back house, which was also very lovely and extremely comfortable.
I can't recommend the Riverdale Inn highly enough!!!


The Jacuzzi

Room Tip: The Windsor Suite is a little piece of heaven. It's ideal for a honeymooning couple or romantic...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed at the inn last weekend to attend a performance at The Times Union Center but because of the inn's awesome location on Riverside, I was able to pop over to the Riverside Art Market, explore Five Points and go to the Boat Show at the Prime Osbourne Convention Center plus catch the performance in the evening, all in one day. Our room was beautiful ... we stayed in the carriage house and it was like having our own private apartment.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plainfield, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

and it was like coming home. My sister-in-law and favorite traveling companion first visited this charming Inn January 2012 for my birthday. This time we visited again October 2013 for her birthday. Both trips we took advantage of Living social deals. If possible, the Riverdale Inn was even more beautiful. We split our trip between 2 nights in the St. John room with a fabulous window seat, 4 nights in Jax Beach, and 2 more nights in the elegant Roosevelt room. Breakfast is excellent and gave us a great start to hours of shopping and exploring the 5 Points and King Street areas, all within walking distance. We enjoyed walking along the River, and we also took the trolley to Jacksonville Landing. The entire staff is awesome and made us feel like a part of the family. We spent a fair amount of time at Starbucks, and highly recommend 2 of our favorite restaurants: The Cozy Tea and The Black Sheep (try the rooftop bar). Thank you so much for the great time and memories. We will be back!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Key Largo, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

To Bob and Company: Thank you so much!
My husband and I were in town over Christmas for his surgery... it was a stressful time for both of us. The entire staff of Riverdale Inn was incredible! They made us feel at home, at ease, and, while Jim was in the hospital, I felt completely secure. They went well above and beyond to accommodate us and make our stay as pleasant as humanly possible. As an extra bonus, the property is magnificent... well maintained, spotless, and perfectly located.
Again, thank you very much!!!
Jim & Allison Brown

Room Tip: The room we were in (St. John's) was great... lots of windows, large, very clean bathroom, plent...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Riverdale Inn is a real inn! Our room, the Roosevelt room, was like a modern, cosy version of the rooms in the Flagler museum. The staff was professional and friendly, in a way that makes you feel like you are at you home away from home. There were also some great restaurants close to the hotel. Ask the staff for recommendations.

We loved the Inn, and it made us stay two days in Jacksonville, instead of just passing through like everyone advised us to do (including most people we met in Jacksonville ...). We were, like most people, planning on staying in St Augustine. After this our recommendation is: stay at Riverdale Inn and take a day trip to St Augustine.

Also, spend a day walking around in Jacksonville. It is an amazing place filled with great houses, doctor offices and law offices, but seemingly without any people. Walking through the downtown area made us feel like we were the sole survivors after the apocalypse.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you have to go to Jacksonville and want a little peace and quiet away from the chain hotels this is the perfect place. It is located very close to all that downtown has to offer but in a more quiet suburban area. Walk to resturants and pubs as well as shopping or a stroll to the river front. The rooms were large beautiful and clean. The service was great, and the food was delicious. It was the best business trip I've had in a long time and I will definately come back!

Room Tip: Since the house was mostly empty on our arrival, and our group took a most of the rooms I can say th...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1521 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Location: United States > Florida > Jacksonville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Jacksonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverdale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverdale Inn in Jacksonville, Florida is located near the heart of the city in the historic Five Points area in Riverside. Our inn features 10 luxury rooms with a full service Pub for the use of our guests. ... more   less 
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