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“Great stay - on the newer side of hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Riverside Hotel
Ranked #15 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great stay - on the newer side of hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I love this hotel. It is so close to everything - beach is a little bit of a walk but parking is cheap if you chose to drive. Great nightlife, shopping, and overall amazing atmosphere.

Room was clean. Bathroom was a little older looking, but served the purpose. There were no visible issues with plumbing. Staff was accommodating and offered an amazing rate for an upgrade. The pool was a short walk from the hotel - across the street. It was quiet and very relaxing. Totally served the purpose of my short weekend vacay!!!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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RiversideHotelFL, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Hi Carmen,

Thank you for such a great review! We're thrilled you had a good trip and got to take time to relax by the pool. We hope to see you back soon and would love to hear your opinion of our renovations that will be complete this Fall!

Sunny Regards,

Kristi
Marketing Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

I just went down for the weekend to meet up with a couple of friends who live there, and I loved, loved, LOVED this hotel! I honestly can't say enough about it.
- fantastic staff - welcoming, polite, helpful and attentive
- beautiful room (I know some have had other experiences in the older section of the hotel, but mine was really fabulous and quite roomy with a great view of Las Olas Blvd and the river)
- amazing location - literally ON the riverwalk if you like to stroll; easy $1 trolley access to/from the beach (or $1.50 bus; later at night, it's a $7 cab ride); fabulous restaurants, boutique stores, and nightlife all along Las Olas and right around the hotel; river taxi tour stop a couple blocks away; a historic site literally next door; museums just a few blocks down (I didn't get a chance to go to these but have heard good things).

I could not have done better, and I truly believe if you had any problems with your room, the staff here would go out of their way to serve you. I had an amazing stay. FULLY RECOMMEND

Room Tip: I was in the tower (newer part of the hotel). I've seen reviews about the outdated/smaller rooms...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Burton On Trent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed on business for 2 nights. Fab location in Fort Lauderdale, right on the Main Street with all the shops, bars and restaurants. Walk out of the front of the hotel and you are right in the middle of all the action ! Only ate breakfast but it was the usual American portions......massive. Overall great value and good service

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

I splurged on an Exective Tower Suite to surprise my husband for his birthday! Pricey but very nice! Huge awesome bathroom, bar area, living room, seperate bedroom with king bed, and a wrap around corner balcony! The suites are on the top floor (12) and the east one has a fantastic view of the New River and surrounding area. The location is perfect....right on Las Olas Blvd.
We will stay here again and again. Make sure you book a room in the tower as they are newer even if you are not booking a suite.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Riverside Hotel staff are pleasant and professional. The location can't be beat either. After enjoying a stroll on Las Olas, got a great night's rest. The views from the room were lovely. Charming hotel, and I recommend their restaurant Indigo for brunch too. For the price and location, this is superb!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights before flying out to Mexico from FLL after a trip to Orlando. Family of four from the UK.

It is ideally located for Las Olas Boulevard, the main spot for bars and restaurant in the evening, as well as for watching the yachts on the intracoastal waterway that runs behind the hotel during the day. The pool (which is over a road) is accessed with your room key and directly overlooks the waterway. The yachts pass by and you're sure to get plenty of greetings from the boaters.Pretty standard pool area with small bar, vending machine and small (one person) changing rooms. Not popular with the hotel guests, so we seemed to have the pool to ourselves most of the time.

Iguanas hang around outside in the gardens waterside, so be sure to have a look for those. They dive in off the decks into the water and some of them are a couple of feet long!

Parking is extra to the rate around $17 per night ,but you can come and go as you please.

This is an historic hotel, with lots of photographs around showing it in its prime and before Fort Lauderdale was built up. Don't expect cutting edge comntemporary rooms - think lacey beds and bathroms with small tiles, mediterranean mosaic style border tiles etc..Flooring throughout the hotel also similar - small terracotta tiles with mediterannean feel. Very much oldy worlde feel to this place but very clean.

We had two double beds, plenty of storage space, small basic bathroom by US standards, largescreen TV with premium channels (we watched Man Utd v Chelsea live from the prem league) wi-fi. Pay movies. Our room didn't have a balcony but had views towards rear of the hotel with an obstructed view of the waterway.

This hotel is popular with dog-owners who seem to think of their dogs as fashion accessories - in fact some bar events are specifically for dog owners and the dogs are allowed in the bar area on these days (Sunday afternoons I think). As a consequence you get a lot of locals using the hotel facilities.

It would be a long walk to the beach, but a nice walk. You have all the boutique shops, bars and restaurants, water channels with the multi million dollar yachts and some nice properties to view if you do decide to walk it.

Recommend the Cheesecake Factory across the road - nice restaurant . Our kids liked it so much they had to go back the following day for another dessert (using the takeaway service that they do). Huge portion sizes on the multitude of cakes they have on offer. Las Olas also offers tradition Ice cream shops, yoghurt and sweet shops, chocalitiers to try.

Pleasant enough place for a few days, especially if you want to party. Probably more suited to couples than families though.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Had a one night stay prior to our cruise. Very convenient location and good walking outside hotel. We were placed in old part of hotel and the room was old and musty. For the most part front desk service was good, although when I asked for a south or east view, based on other tripadvisor reviewer's advice I was ignored.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Riverside Hotel
Address: 620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2287
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#20 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#20 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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