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Riverside Hotel

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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
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Hotel links
Visit hotel website


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Grade: 100 out of 100
59Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
13Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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We planned this visit at the end of our cruise because it was near the Riverwalk. It way exceeded our expectations. Great location, lots to see and do nearby, and the hotel room was huge with a great view. Look forward to our next visit. We may stay longer because it was so
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This is a great historical hotel located centrally in Ft. Lauderdale. They have several places to grab a drink after coming in from a day at the office. Staff is very friendly and professional. I highly recommend.
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Riverside hotel is a great place to take a friend or a date to come and relax. I usually pop by for the happy hour which is from 5 to 7 everyday. Great bar bites and cheap drinks. The highlight of the place is Michael! Always has a smile and super positive. Anytime I needed
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I have been coming to the Riverside for quite some years. Originally to see the well known bartender by the name of Ryan. After his termination I honestly stopped going for a while. I then saw a different face behind the bar and while most of Ryan's regulars refused to go
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Beautiful view of the canal, clean spacious rooms. Older facility but that’s what makes it cute and different. Lots of eats to choose on main road. Poole across the street watching yatchs travel through. Would stay again!
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This not the place for the spring breaker. It is more boutique or vintage in appeal. Although near the beach, not directly on. Museums and cultural areas are nearby. You will have a lovely time!
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How close is the hotel to Fort Lauderdale Beach?
2 miles
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yes. mine is 22.4 inches wide. can fit about 3 other people (without WC ofcourse)
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Is there a pet fee ?
SorryI don't know Suggest you contact Stash hotels toll free number. They should have the answer.
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We got a cab from the airport $20.00. We used their shuttle to the cruise port in November 2018. Again 20.00 for the two of us. It was a van and shuttled 4 others. I believe we got the 1:00 shuttle and it took about 15 minutes to get to the port. You do have to book it with the guy at the door.
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"High floor with views is good"
"Go for the tower!"
"Tower room with balcony offers super large bathroom and gorgeous view of the waterways and ocean in the distance. Super quiet!"
"There is an old style and newer rooms ask for their availability based on your preference!"
"There is an old section and a newer tower section. Others in our group said there is little difference in the quality of the rooms."
$143 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
riverside fort lauderdale
United StatesFloridaFort Lauderdale
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