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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 guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#24 of 140 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
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
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
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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A Joe I wrote a review Oct 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada364 contributions926 helpful votes
Sometimes you assume that a good place gets even better, over time, but alas, The Riverside has worsened over time and is not the quality of years pass. Rates - still higher then most Location - on the river. Difficult to find parking. Only elevator out of order and had to walk outside stairs at night (dark and scary) Appearance - weathering, aging but still kept up Staff - did not get offered any bell services, yet two were present; front desk checked us in with no hotel instructions...so we turned to the lobby elevator and it was out of order. With no signage anywhere of no service or another elevator, we walked around looking for assistance. The room - showed lots of age but the worse were the color of my white socks after only 30 minutes in the room. Little water presser. The pool - off property, outside, across the street, thru the restaurant Internet- very weak
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Suzanne A wrote a review Oct 2020
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Extremely disappointed, I’m a local and loved going to the Golden Lyon. Deborah W and Hailey best bartenders ever are no longer there. A lot of locals will not be back. From now on going elsewhere. I highly recommend Royal pig on las olas.
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Helen K wrote a review Oct 2020
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What a fantastic place to stay! You’ve got everything that you need all in one place! Amazing pool area! Spectacular dining! All staff were exceptional! Everyone very friendly! We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Canales, Guest Services / Front Office at Riverside Hotel
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Dear helenkC8562WO, We are always thrilled when we can deliver a 5 star experience! This new norm has affected a lot but we appreciate you trusting us enough to stay at the Riverside and we hope to welcome you back soon! - Michael Canales Guest Services Manager
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MelisaFla wrote a review Oct 2020
Boca Raton, Florida48 contributions25 helpful votes
Great boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Ft Lauderdale. Perfect weekend getaway in perfect location; walking distance to great restaurants, and a short drive to the beach. They're also taking precautions during pandemic; must wear mask in all public spaces, we felt safe. No valet at this time, but they'll give you a parking pass to park in an assigned spot in covered parking garage, fee is $20/night. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Dear MelisaFla, We are always thrilled when we can deliver a 5 star experience! This new norm has affected a lot but we appreciate you trusting us enough to stay at the Riverside and we hope to welcome you back soon! - Michael Canales Guest Services Manager
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SteveB wrote a review Oct 2020
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This was our second time staying at Riverside. Even though the weather did not cooperate, we loved our room on the 11th floor with covered balcony overlooking the river. The entire hotel staff were very friendly, courteous and welcoming. We looked forward each morning to a fantastic breakfast with mimosas at Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille. Excellent value for the outstanding quality of food with many options! Enjoyed lunch and dinner at the Boathouse, great location, same great food and drink.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Tower rooms, great views!
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Dear Searay87, We are always thrilled when we can deliver a 5 star experience! This new norm has affected a lot but we appreciate you trusting us enough to stay at the Riverside and we hope to welcome you back soon! - Michael Canales Guest Services Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$104 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
riverside fort lauderdale
LOCATION
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 (0.06 miles), Water Taxi (0.06 miles), and Las Olas Boulevard (0.2 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 Wild Sea Las Olas, Kilwin's Ice Cream of 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.