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Riverside Hotel

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
2,065 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Historic Stranahan House Museum
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Intracoastal Waterway
    8 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Laffing Matterz
    10 min walk
  • Airport
    Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.)
    10 min drive

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    About this area

    Fort Lauderdale

    Located in Fort Lauderdale, Riverside Hotel is in the city center and near the beach. Historic Stranahan House Museum and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Las Olas Boulevard and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Fort Lauderdale Stadium or Calder Casino and Race Course. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the nightlife and sightseeing.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Historic Stranahan House Museum - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Intracoastal Waterway - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Riverwalk - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Broward Center for the Performing Arts - 17 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • Fort Lauderdale Station - 6 min drive
    • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) - 10 min drive


    • Mango's — 1 min walk
    • Laffing Matterz — 10 min walk
    • Temple Street Eatery — 12 min walk
    • Shooters — 13 min walk
    • Chinese Food Truck — 15 min walk

    About this property

    Riverside Hotel

    3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and 2 bars/lounges are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fitness center, valet parking, and a business center are onsite. All 229 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hair dryers, and safes.

    Awards and affiliations

    • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and transportation

    • Valet parking: USD 27 per day
    • Limo/town car service

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11:30 AM
    • 3 restaurants
    • 2 bars/lounges
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Fitness center
    • Motorized watercraft
    • Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Outdoor pool
    • Refrigerator
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • ATM/banking services
    • Elevator
    • Front-desk safe
    • Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter/bellhop

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Business center
    • Conference space


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Roll-in shower


    • Fireplace in lobby
    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer


    • 26-inch flat-screen TV
    • Cable channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Beach access
    • Bicycle rentals
    • Golfing
    • Kayaking
    • Parasailing
    • Sailing
    • Skydiving
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing/boogie boarding
    • Water skiing
    • Windsurfing


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    Excellent hotel! Front desk service was beyond expectations!!

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Great property. I definitely enjoyed my stay. Every time I am in Fort Lauderdale this is where I stay for the most part.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this property. Very clean and the food was exceptional. Centrally located, you are definitely in the thick of things.

    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    The room was very clean and the staff was excellent. The manager,Alisha, was outstanding. The decor of the check-in area was very nice. Over all I would highly recommend this hotel.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    Small Room (#224): The room was small to the point it was difficult to walk around in (I had to dodge the chair at the desk just to walk past the foot of the bed) Small Bathroom: The bathroom was similarly cramped. It had no flat surfaces to set toiletries on, just a sink and a small (about 3"x15") glass shelf, and the toilet top. Bed Mattress: The bed mattress seemed like it was low quality. It was flat and had no appreciable back support. It didn't allow a good night's sleep. This is unusual in my experience. Most higher end hotels have nice mattresses - reasonably firm, but also with good back support. I was expecting the same here, but this felt like a motel mattress. Bugs: As I dialed for a wake up call, I saw a very small bug crawl across the phone. That made me wonder how many other very small bugs I hadn't seen in the dimly lit room. Dank Smell: The room had a dank smell. Carpets: Felt very thin and hard underfoot in the high traffic areas. It also was dark and rather old. The lighting was rather dim in the room, so I couldn't didn't get a good look at it. Décor: The room furnishings were dark and dated. I selected this room as it had a 4 star rating on Expedia, and looked like it was highly rated. Fortunately, I stayed only one night this trip. I would not stay at this hotel again, and I certainly would not recommend this hotel. 2.5 stars max.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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