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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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#20 of 142 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
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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Historic Hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Amanda K wrote a review May 5
Lomira, Wisconsin72 contributions14 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Riverside Hotel to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It’s really a perfect place to stay! It’s within walking distance to so many amazing restaurants and we loved watching all the incredible boats on the water. The fitness center is terrific and the entire place is filled with friendly, caring employees and the entire place is immaculate. We appreciated the housekeeping team who did one of the best jobs I have ever seen in a hotel! It’s close to the beach so you can take the Water Taxi or an Uber right to the beach for the day. The only negative I can tell you is all of the mask wearing but it was everywhere so it wasn’t just here. I will definitely be back again and I won’t think twice about staying at the Riverside.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Angela S wrote a review Apr 2021
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I enjoyed my stay with Lori, I stayed from Friday to Sunday she was very efficient and had very good customer service. I will be coming back and booking again with her. Can't wait for my next visit I will be back in June. Thank you again Lori.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Canales, Guest Services / Front Office at Riverside Hotel
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Dear angelasM6536RB, 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! Thank you for recognizing Lori! - Michael Canales Guest Services Manager
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RM7 wrote a review Apr 2021
Florida2 contributions
When I checked into the Riverside Hotel, I was greeted by a friendly front desk team member who shared recommendations in the area. Alicia went above and beyond to guarantee that I had a great stay. I loved the stay so much that I just booked another reservation. Thank you Alicia for your customer service and friendly demeanor. Riverside is lucky to have you!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dear RM551, 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! Thank you for recognizing Alicia! - Michael Canales Guest Services Manager
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Audrey B wrote a review Apr 2021
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The staff at the front desk were so friendly. I walk into the lobby and they greet me by name. Patrick, Genisha, and Lori are all wonderful. The young lady in the gift shop is so kind and caring. Terrence at the boathouse makes me feel like a star when I walk in. The appetizers at the boathouse are delicious and they have a great happy hour. The drinks there are also great!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Michael Canales, Guest Services / Front Office at Riverside Hotel
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Dear GrandTour518878, 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! Thank you for recognizing Patrick, Genisha, Lori, and Terrence! - Michael Canales Guest Services Manager
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Clare46408 wrote a review Apr 2021
Fort Worth, Texas494 contributions178 helpful votes
The hotel is in a great location - especially if you’re a walker. It’s very near the river walk, as well as an interesting part of downtown Fort Lauderdale. You’ll see some amazing boats docked on the river. Both the Boathouse and Wild Sea are affiliated with the hotel with Wild Sea being right in the hotel. Riverside is also immaculately clean so we appreciated that. The downside was the very small bathroom with little to no shelf space for cosmetics. Our TV simply did not work. The remote had been sanitized so don’t know if that caused it not to work or not. We finally got the TV to turn on; it was on a Spanish station and there was no way to change channels or adjust the loud volume so we just gave up. It was later in the evening at that point and we had no desire to have a worker in our room. There is an in-room coffee pot but the cord was such that you had to pull it off the shelf to plug it in. The desk had one USB plug that didn’t work and no other outlets. The elevator is very tiny (two people with luggage is maximum). I used the iron and it was almost impossible to pull it out of the holder, which must have been sized for a different iron.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael Canales, Guest Services / Front Office at Riverside Hotel
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Hello Clare46408, Thank you for your feedback and I apologize we did not meet your expectations. I have addressed this with our management team to start the conversation for our upcoming renovation strategy. Hope you give us another chance. Michael Canales 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
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), Las Olas Boulevard (0.2 miles), and Water Taxi (0.06 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.