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|"Great happy hour specials!"||(in 6 reviews)|
|"Nice, Friendly staff over all!"||(in 75 reviews)|
|"Very nice spacious rooms."||(in 61 reviews)|
|"First room smelled of mildew"||(in 48 reviews)|
|"Close to water taxi stop #1."||(in 3 reviews)|
|"Rooms were rather musty/damp smelling."||(in 49 reviews)|
|great location||in 351 reviews|
|room smelled||in 177 reviews|
|hotel room||in 176 reviews|
|staff was very friendly||in 161 reviews|
|room was nice||in 156 reviews|
|old hotel||in 129 reviews|
|restaurants and bars||in 90 reviews|
|great view||in 42 reviews|
|river walk||in 34 reviews|
|right in the middle||in 32 reviews|
|las olas||in 30 reviews|
|food was great||in 28 reviews|
|parking is expensive||in 27 reviews|
|airport and cruise port||in 22 reviews|
|happy hour||in 21 reviews|
|fort lauderdale||in 15 reviews|
|water taxi||in 12 reviews|
They were off their game ...
I love the location and the fact it's an older "Florida" hotel
Making up the room was very late in the day. Carpet appeared to be stained and also in need of repairs. Surely a manager could be looking at each room on a weekly basis for items like this. Regular housekeeping staff are too rushed to even report items like that, although they should be able to mark it on a sheet somewhere. I also had A/C issues because of placement of furniture in the room. Once a chair was moved, the room cooled to a more comfortable temperature. There also seemed to be a lack of regular electrical outlets available. I realize it's an older hotel but that's something most travelers need.
I had a roof over head.
There were ants in my room. The gym was under construction but they never informed me. The front desk staff were less than courteous and were fighting when I arrived. The mattresses felt cheap. It was not a 300 per night experience.
Clean hotel, close to lots of restraunts in bars. We will be back we enjoyed our stay.
Hair in our food we had order d room service. It we let the hotel know and they refunded us our dinner so they had great customer service.
What a great hotel
Loved that it is right on Las Olas Blvd and that right around the corner is the river walk.
Staff were very nice I just felt they just didn't go out of their way. I really didn't like having to pay for parking.
I would go back to the Riverside. But, I would only stay on the EAST side of the building and inspect the room carefully before accepting. Our room was in need of paint and repair. A charge for everything including parking. I still never figured out why there was no access to the mini bar in the room. In a hotel like this, I was expecting MORE.
1. Booked wake-up call, but never received any. 2. Taxi arrived way earlier in the a.m. than requested by us. 3. We requested a receipt upon check-out which we were told was not possible due other computer operations. We left our e-mail address to forward the receipt which has not arrived to-date (5 days later).
Everything was above average. Clean, modern, excellent service, friendly staff, food excellent.
The concierge Miguel was excellent.
Large room and bathroom. Good location and nice view from the room.
it is near restaurants and shoping
They charged me $10 more that the price agreed. I'm waiting for a refund
Great location, wonderful staff, very spacious,clean, and quiet. Very comfortable bed.
See above, very helpful staff and superb location.
The Riverside Hotel is the only hotel situated in in the Las Olas Boulevard. Its location in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale allows guests to enjoy the city and take in all that it has to offer.
All of the rooms are designed with a mixture of Caribbean designs and an Old Florida feeling, utilizing vintage décor and a great attention to detail. Each room offers a beautiful view and ranges in size from the 325 square foot classic room to the 450 square foot executive king tower corner balcony. Each room comes with a television offering Showtime and HBO.
The dining options at the Riverside Hotel compliment the region very nicely. The Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grill offers chic seafood and was voted one of the Top Ten Rated Restaurants on Trip Advisor in 2016 and 2017. The Indigo Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has live music, weekly specials, and al fresco dining. The Golden Lyon Vintage Pub allows guests to sit back and enjoy the game while sipping an ice cold beer and snacking on delicious appetizers. Preston’s Wine and Martini Lounge is a classy place to sip a cocktail and catch up with friends or simply unwind after a long day of taking in the sights of the Las Olas Boulevard.
The Riverside Hotel has a marina with space to dock boats up to 150 feet. There is also space for any event from business meetings to weddings, including outdoor catering space. Other amenities include free WiFi, fitness center, room service, and a heated outdoor pool. The Riverside Hotel offers a great space to stay while guests explore Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
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To reach the Riverside Hotel from the direction of Miami, start on I-95 North to FL-736 East and take exit 26 from the interstate to merge onto FL-736 East. From there, continue on Davie Boulevard and turn left onto SE 3rd Avenue. Turn right onto East Las Olas Boulevard and continue until the hotel appears. Coming from West Palm Beach, you can also reach the hotel via I-95 (South). Take exit 27 from the interstate and turn left onto West Broward Boulevard. Follow the boulevard until it turns into East Broward Boulevard and turn right after the Citibank onto SE 6th Avenue. Another right turn leads you onto Las Olas Boulevard.
The hotel’s 7-story parking garage promises ample parking space for their guests, as well as secure and roof-covered parking. To take advantage of their onsite parking lot and avoid long walks from your car to the hotel, you will be asked to pay approximately $30 per day for your vehicle. Due to the large parking space available at this hotel, prior reservation is not required.
Seasonal and regular packages can make your stay at this accommodation even more pleasant with a myriad of add-ons like pet-friendly rooms and breakfast deals. Benefit from transfer or free parking services with deals for the Executive Tower rooms, which include king and queen size bed options.
Guests can enjoy fantastic deals during Happy Hour at the Golden Lyon Vintage Pub and Preston’s Wine and Martini Lounge. From as early as 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, the pub offers guests select drinks and specialty bar snacks for half the rate. From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, you can also enjoy Happy Hour with equally fantastic reductions at the hotel lounge. Open until 1:00 am, the lounge is a great place to linger and finish off the evening strong, especially as they feature a half rate policy for select drinks from 10:00 pm to closing time as well. A special perk at the Indigo restaurant is their brunch taking place daily from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm with $3 mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails.
The Himmarshee Ballroom is 2,800 sq ft of decadent elegance, complete with wooden dancefloor and access to the Skyline Terrace overlooking the water. The New River Ballroom is equal in size, and both ballrooms can be subdivided into two smaller event areas. Another major highlight, especially for weddings, is the extensive outdoor space that the hotel features: The rooftop terrace grants access to around 800 people and gives spectacular views over the surrounding area. The hotel’s various meeting rooms can accommodate up to 50 people, depending on setup.
Whenever possible, the accommodation will let you into your room earlier than the allocated check-in time, but these services are subject to room availability. If you know when you will arrive, contact the hotel concierge to arrange a possible guaranteed check-in outside the designated times. Complimentary luggage storage is part of the hotel services, even if the room is not ready early. (Prices checked 01/07/19).
Riverside Hotel is located at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Colee Hammock, 0.4 km from the center of Fort Lauderdale. Stranahan House is the closest landmark to Riverside Hotel.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Riverside Hotel.
Yes, Riverside Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Riverside Hotel does not offer free parking.
No, Riverside Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Riverside Hotel is 5.3 km from Fort Lauderdale. Riverside Hotel is 38.8 km from Miami.
Yes, Riverside Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.
Yes, Riverside Hotel has a pool onsite.