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4.2 out of 5

"Beautiful hotel. Great staff. Great restaurants. We had s great weekend. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 11 May 2021

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Las Olas Boulevard

City center stay

A stay at this Downtown Fort Lauderdale hotel places you steps from Historic Stranahan House Museum and within a 5-minute walk of Las Olas Boulevard. Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Fort Lauderdale Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Poolside dining

This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A poolside bar, a 24-hour front desk, and limo/town car service are also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 229 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, hair dryers, and safes.

Economy Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149* Per night/room Nov 21 - Nov 22

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riverside Hotel ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riverside Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (5) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel. Great staff. Great restaurants. We had s great weekend.

Posted by on May 11, 2021

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5 out of 5
Hotel's staff was wonderful room very clean and spacious. They only thing was the mattress, very very soft (worn)

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021

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4 out of 5
The location of the hotel is great for both the river and Las Olas, but the accommodations need some upgrades. The mattresses are very old and bad for anyone with back issues. Although we were moved to another room, that bed was still undesirable. The first floor was very noisy as the tile floors brought on much noise when luggage would pass the rooms. A runner could help. The windows had curtains instead of blinds which made it hard to get sunlight and it was always dark due to needing some privacy.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021

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4 out of 5
You do have to pay for parking offsite. It’s close, but still off site and it wasn’t cheap! The pool is a very nice area, but not as big as pictures lead you to believe. So not only do the hotel guest use this pool, but you can have a pool membership to the pool for outside guest. The pool is way to small for all the people that go!!! Not enough lounge chairs and people would claim these and not show for hours!! Always very crowed!! Bar/Resturant right by the pool was wonderful, Very surprised that they didn't have frozen drinks especially since the bar seemed pretty big.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021

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2 out of 5
I was overall disappointed with the stay and wouldn’t come back again. I was given a room on the top floor and my elevator was constantly breaking down. My friends were also staying in a room where their door lock kept breaking and they were locked out of their room for nearly two days, which ruined some of our plans in fort lauderale.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021

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4 out of 5
Been here before. Great hotel. Very clean. Wonderful pool. Great staff.

Posted by , from Alexandria, VA on Sep 20, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 30, 2020 by Michael Canales

We appreciate the repeat business! This new norm has affected a lot but we appreciate you trusting us enough to stay at the Riverside and we hope to welcome you back soon! - Michael Canales Guest Services Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 10, 2020 by Michael Canales

We are always thrilled when we can deliver a 5 star experience! This new norm has affected a lot but we appreciate you trusting us enough to stay at the Riverside and we hope to welcome you back soon! - Michael Canales Guest Services Manager

4 out of 5
Did not have hot water for showers on Saturday night. Had hot water next morning.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

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Property Features

Riverside Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Riverside Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star Fort Lauderdale hotel is smoke free.

  • 229 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1936
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Fort Lauderdale Station (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Riverside Hotel offers 229 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 26-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Gri - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Boathouse at the Riversid - This poolside restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Preston's Wine & Martini - This lobby lounge serves dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

Golden Lyon Vintage Pub - This bar serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per stay
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 125 for adults, USD 5 and USD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: USD 20.00 per night
  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Riverside
  • Riverside Fort Lauderdale
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.