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“Clean, cozy with southern charm”
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Riverdale Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Jacksonville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My boyfriend and I visited the Riverdale Inn for my birthday and we were very happy with our stay. The Inn has an old southern charm but is updated and modern, as well. The check in process was easy, and the person at the front desk was very welcoming and friendly. The food in the morning is delicious and made to order, which is nice for a picky eater like myself. Finally, the location is great - just a short walk from the water and a nice strip of restaurants. I will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

This was our first trip to Jacksonville in ages. We went to see our daughter who had recently taken a job in J-ville, and wanted to show us her new digs. We had looked at staying on the beach nearby but because of the quick nature of our visit, we decided to stay somewhere closer. We chose well. The inn is spacious, up to date and well cared for. It's in a great part of town with dining, museums and lots to do close by. It's close to I95 so you can get anywhere in town quickly. I also liked the flexibility with breakfast time. We will be back.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

I stayed here with my partner for a night in Jacksonville, and that was a great decision. This place has got it all. Lovely and historic architecture. A home-y feel. And the owners are so personable! Our room was neat and spacious, plus the fan had already been running for sometime so the room was already cool--crucial to combat the heat and humidity of a summer in Florida!
Also, there are plenty of very nice restaurants and historic neighborhoods in Riverside in Jacksonville that are definitely great to check out and hang out in. I look forward to the next opportunity we have to stay at the Riverdale again!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sylvia A
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

My partner surprised me the night before my birthday and got us a room at this quaint B&B in Jacksonville. While her going through all the work and surprising me was enough in itself to make me speechless, once I saw the place and our room in the little Carriage house in the back, I was floored. The bed was extremely comfortable, the bathrooms were clean and spacious, and I felt so at home. What a special treat. It got better the morning after, when the innkeeper personally greeted us, chatted with us, and made us a wonderful (can I emphasize, WONDERFUL) breakfast. We were undecided on what to get out of the selection, and she was so accommodating that she ended up making a delicious veggie omelet that was big enough to split between two plates - all with bacon, sausage, and toast. She also made us homemade pecan waffles to split. Everything about this place, from the beautiful architecture, the at-home comforting feeling, to the kindest service, was perfect. If you are looking to stay in Jacksonville (and are even on a budget, because it was only $149 for the room with breakfast included) stay here. It's in such a cute part of town, too. I can't say enough good things about this place.

Room Tip: The carriage house was so cute and it felt like our own little home. I would recommend it!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emily J
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The inn keepers are very warm and friendly. This was our second time at the inn and the experience was just as good as our first. They make you feel like you are home. Our room was very clean and kept up well. They have a wonderful morning breakfast.

The location is excellent well within walking distance to night spots, restaurants, and local events.

It is a perfect stay-cation spot for my wife and I definitely return for another visit soon.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I have stayed here twice and love the location as well as the comfy beds and the architectural details of this historic home. The innkeepers are very nice folks. There is a full bar in the house which I think is a nice little feature and lots of places to sit if you so desire.
One block from the river, the park, and Five Points shopping center, once just can't beat the location. I stayed in "Martha's Window" which has windows all around, so nice and sunny. It suited my needs just fine. I will stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Riverdale Inn is well appointed with comfortable rooms and of course made to order breakfast. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. But then isn't this expected of all good+ B and B's?

What makes Riverdale Inn standout is a very large riverfront park one block away and Jacksonville's oldest settlement/ village Riverfront AKA 5 Points just down Riverfront Drive and a right on Margaret Street. You will find 7 or 8 good to great "Mom and Pop" restaurants from Fusion, to 3x pizza winner Italian eatery, an Irish Pub, etc. Forget something? Brand new Publix off to the side and out of the way.

Scooting around Jax, though challenging, is made easy with Riverfront Dr leading to I95 (GPS helps)

Go back? You betcha.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Woolbull
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Additional Information about 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: £128 - £191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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