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“Perfect, You Won't Want to Leave!!”
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Riverdale Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Jacksonville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Jacksonville, Florida
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320 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Perfect, You Won't Want to Leave!!”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

My husband and I spent two wonderful nights in the third floor Windsor Suite last weekend. We were kindly greeted upon check-in and made to feel right at home.
The first floor of the inn has a beautiful sitting room with a fireplace adorned with books and cozy couches. A delicious made-to-order breakfast is served daily in the large first floor dining room (the banana bread and eggs are especially yummy!) The bar in the furthest back side of the first floor is one of a kind! It's operated on a honor system, where you can serve yourself, write it down and it will be added to you your tab. What a great idea!
Our room in the Windsor Suite was fantastic, with Riverdale Inn embossed soaps, plush bath robes, a walk-in shower and glorious Jacuzzi tub. The windows in the room offer an amazing view of the outside of the Inn and historical surroundings.
My husband and I only planned on staying for the two nights that we had previously reserved. Since we were having such a wonderful stay, we chose to stay an extra night. We spent our third night in a room in the Inn's back house, which was also very lovely and extremely comfortable.
I can't recommend the Riverdale Inn highly enough!!!


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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Stayed at the inn last weekend to attend a performance at The Times Union Center but because of the inn's awesome location on Riverside, I was able to pop over to the Riverside Art Market, explore Five Points and go to the Boat Show at the Prime Osbourne Convention Center plus catch the performance in the evening, all in one day. Our room was beautiful ... we stayed in the carriage house and it was like having our own private apartment.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Plainfield, Indiana
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

and it was like coming home. My sister-in-law and favorite traveling companion first visited this charming Inn January 2012 for my birthday. This time we visited again October 2013 for her birthday. Both trips we took advantage of Living social deals. If possible, the Riverdale Inn was even more beautiful. We split our trip between 2 nights in the St. John room with a fabulous window seat, 4 nights in Jax Beach, and 2 more nights in the elegant Roosevelt room. Breakfast is excellent and gave us a great start to hours of shopping and exploring the 5 Points and King Street areas, all within walking distance. We enjoyed walking along the River, and we also took the trolley to Jacksonville Landing. The entire staff is awesome and made us feel like a part of the family. We spent a fair amount of time at Starbucks, and highly recommend 2 of our favorite restaurants: The Cozy Tea and The Black Sheep (try the rooftop bar). Thank you so much for the great time and memories. We will be back!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

To Bob and Company: Thank you so much!
My husband and I were in town over Christmas for his surgery... it was a stressful time for both of us. The entire staff of Riverdale Inn was incredible! They made us feel at home, at ease, and, while Jim was in the hospital, I felt completely secure. They went well above and beyond to accommodate us and make our stay as pleasant as humanly possible. As an extra bonus, the property is magnificent... well maintained, spotless, and perfectly located.
Again, thank you very much!!!
Jim & Allison Brown

Room Tip: The room we were in (St. John's) was great... lots of windows, large, very clean bathroom, plent...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

Riverdale Inn is a real inn! Our room, the Roosevelt room, was like a modern, cosy version of the rooms in the Flagler museum. The staff was professional and friendly, in a way that makes you feel like you are at you home away from home. There were also some great restaurants close to the hotel. Ask the staff for recommendations.

We loved the Inn, and it made us stay two days in Jacksonville, instead of just passing through like everyone advised us to do (including most people we met in Jacksonville ...). We were, like most people, planning on staying in St Augustine. After this our recommendation is: stay at Riverdale Inn and take a day trip to St Augustine.

Also, spend a day walking around in Jacksonville. It is an amazing place filled with great houses, doctor offices and law offices, but seemingly without any people. Walking through the downtown area made us feel like we were the sole survivors after the apocalypse.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

If you have to go to Jacksonville and want a little peace and quiet away from the chain hotels this is the perfect place. It is located very close to all that downtown has to offer but in a more quiet suburban area. Walk to resturants and pubs as well as shopping or a stroll to the river front. The rooms were large beautiful and clean. The service was great, and the food was delicious. It was the best business trip I've had in a long time and I will definately come back!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2013

This family run bed and breakfast was top notch and very accommodating from slightly early check-in to help with luggage. The chef worked with the bride and groom to prepare a special wedding dinner. Not only are the rooms inviting but they are very quiet in this lovely Victorian home just a block from a beautiful park. Included is a cooked to order breakfast with multiple choices.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Riverdale Inn
Address: 1521 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204-4134
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Region: United States > Florida > Jacksonville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Jacksonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverdale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverdale Inn in Jacksonville, Florida is located near the heart of the city in the historic Five Points area in Riverside. Our inn features 10 luxury rooms with a full service Pub for the use of our guests. ... more   less 
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