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620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2287
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#16 of 143 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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The famous Riverside Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, as the only hotel on the city’s prestigious Las Olas Boulevard. Opened in 1936 by the Wells family, who also developed the Boulevard, the Riverside Hotel is both luxurious and laidback, mixing Caribbean style with old Florida charm. The 12-story property features 231 guest rooms inclusive of 6 suites accentuated by Old Florida feel design elements, vintage décor, as well as the most discriminating detail - sweeping views overlooking the city skyline and the New River. Amenities include 3 restaurants, 4 bars, a heated outdoor swimming pool; a fitness center; complimentary wireless internet; a marina with boat dockage space, accommodating vessels up to 150 ft.; more than 11,000 sq. ft. of indoor banquet/meeting facilities; and outdoor catering venues ranging from 800 sq. ft. – 13,000 sq. ft.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Historic Hotel
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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DFish wrote a review Yesterday
Rancho Mirage, California1 contribution
What a pleasant surprise staying at the Riverside Hotel, it is spotless, wonderful room overlooking the River in the Tower building. Would recommend Tower room. Great Reasonable restaurant “WildSea “ attached to hotel . Close to shopping and many restaurants nearby. Great access to walk in the morning on River Walk . Will return next time in Fort Lauderdale. Hotel staff top notch and extremely pleasant. Close to Cruise port
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hi Quest36031691419, Thank you very much for the 5 star awesome review on our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed the location and our restaurant, Wild Sea. We cannot wait to welcome you back for your next cruise! Thank you, Angelica Franceschi, Guest Services Manager
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dlaurie wrote a review Dec 1
Sarnia, Canada3 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I recently stayed at the Riverside and were very impressed with it. We had a small problem when we checked ( which was rectified quickly) by a staff manager named Alicia. We had a extremely long travel day and were tired and hungry , so it was nice to be greeted by someone so friendly. Our stay for the next five days were wonderful. Alicia went out of her way to make sure of that and because of this I would highly recommend this "old world charm" hotel. Great location and within walking distance to a lot of great restaurants. If you stay there you will leave saying, I would love to come back to this hotel. Great staff can make or break your stay and you will not be disappointed here. Thank you Alicia you were amazing!!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Hi David B, Thank you very much for the awesome 5 star review on our hotel and staff! Alicia is truly a gem and we all appreciate her! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our charm and location. We cannot wait to you welcome back to the Riverside! Thank you, Angelica Franceschi, Guest Services Manager
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klenc wrote a review Nov 2021
Clarkston, MI110 contributions128 helpful votes
I have stayed here many times over the years. I’ve posted a few reviews, some good, some not. This is our go to place in Fort Lauderdale. The location on Los Olas cannot be beat. The hotel has done a complete renovation of its lobby and public space. It is brighter and more welcoming. It has a true Old Florida feel. The furniture and wall coverings are beautiful. They have also done some improvements to the pool area. The pool is one of a kind in that it has a deep end. Very old school. I believe they refinished the bottom and did some tile work. The water is brilliantly clear and sparkling. They have added more pool chairs, umbrellas, planters and new pool towels. My only suggestion is that they rent the dockage space to a smaller/lower boat so that the view of the river isn’t so blocked for the pool guests. The service remains one of the hotels best features. The tower rooms, although a bit worn and dated are clean and well attended. The happy hour is a great value. A lot of guests are pre/post cruisers. Thumbs up to the management for all the recent improvements.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hi klenc, Thank you very much for the kind words on our hotel! Our pool and location is definitely a fan favorite amongst the guests. We are working on providing a better view at our pool area, so stay tuned for that! We cannot wait to welcome you and your family back very soon! Thank you, Angelica Franceschi, Guest Services Manager
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GR1287 wrote a review Nov 2021
Gurnee, Illinois1 contribution
Great hotel with a phenomenal staff that goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. They are excellent with recommendations for local restaurants and other sights to see. Valets and front desk staff all go out of their way to help you. Lori and Angelica were awesome with any issues that came up. Great recommendations for bars and the water taxi. The rooms are very specious and comfortable to stay in. Definitely will be returning when I go back to Fort Lauderdale.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Hi GR1287, Thank you very much for the awesome 5 star review on our hotel and staff! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the water taxi, it is one of our personal favorite! We strive very hard to ensure all of our guests are comfortable and taken care of while staying with us. Lori is one of our rockstars and we appreciate her too! We cannot wait to welcome you and your family back with us very soon! Thank you, Angelica Franceschi, Guest Services Manager
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angelikachristie wrote a review Nov 2021
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island3 contributions2 helpful votes
I love the location of this quaint hotel as much as the spaciousness of the room and the kindness and attention of the staff. The boathouse that belongs to the hotel is beautifully situated at the river and the food and ambiance are excellent It has become my home away from home when I travel to Fort Lauderdale
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Angelica Franceschi, Guest Services / Front Office at Riverside Hotel
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Hi agelikachristie, Thank you very much for the awesome 5 star review on our hotel and outlets! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed Boathouse and the ambiance they offer. We cannot wait to welcome you back at your home away from! Thank you, Angelica Franceschi, Guest Services Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$104 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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riverside fort lauderdale
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United StatesFloridaBroward CountyFort Lauderdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
231
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Stranahan House (0.08 miles), Las Olas Boulevard (0.1 miles), and Water Taxi (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Riverside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Lyon Vintage Pub, Wild Sea Las Olas, and Boathouse at the Riverside.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Riverside Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Fort Lauderdale.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riverside Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Riverside Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Riverside Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.