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Get an overview of this hotelDowntown Fort Lauderdale Hotel with International Charm

Las Olas Boulevard

This 1930s historic hotel is located on trendy Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, adjacent to shops and restaurants and less than 3 miles from the beach.

Yacht views

A river flows past the pool and sundeck, providing views of yacht traffic on the waterway; Riverside Hotel also offers business services and 11,000 square feet of meeting space.

Smoke-free rooms

The Riverside Hotel offers 229 guestrooms housed in both a 1930s low-rise building and a contemporary executive tower. Conveniences include compact refrigerators, cable TV, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Riverside Hotel ratings based on 650 Verified Reviews

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4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
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Nice hotel on Las Olas Blvd near great restaurants

5 out of 5
by from Grand Rapids, MI
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: The location was perfect.
Cons: Staff needs to be a bit more knowledgeable about transportation to Port Everglades.
Location: Shopping, restaurants and great coffee shops all within walking distance.
Wonderful hotel located on Las Olas Blvd. Restaurants, coffee shops and shopping all within walking distance. Also, the water taxi is a couple blocks away. Depending on when you arrive consider purchasing an all-day unlimited pass. A few miles away from Port Everglades - easy taxi ride. The property was well-maintained.
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 5, 2017
Room was noisy. We could hear people in the room next to us and the refrigerator made a loud noise when it came on. Hotel staff was pleasant but not overly helpful. I expect more from a higher end hotel. I will not stay here again.
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Old, historic, hotel

5 out of 5
by from Riverside, CT.
Posted Jan 31, 2017
This original hotel in Fort Lauderdale was great for spending the night before a cruise ship departure. You didn't need a car because it was right on Los Olas Blvd. and you could walk to numerous places to eat and drink. Or you could even eat at the hotel where the restaurant was a covered patio on the Los Olas Blvd. sidewalk. Nice.
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Lovely hotel in the middle of restaurants, cafes

5 out of 5
by from yorrkshire UK
Posted Jan 28, 2017
Let us check in early, reception staff always pleasant and helpful, late lunch outside was perfect, all in all a good place to stay
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Very nice hotel. Highly recommend

5 out of 5
by from Columbus,Oh
Posted Jan 26, 2017
This is a very nice hotel. The staff was great,very clean and comfortable. Nice pool area, with bar and server to your chair. I will stay here again,and recommend.
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Nice location in downtown

3 out of 5
by from CT
Posted Jan 25, 2017
Pros: The location and the sea food restaurant was very good.
Cons: Update the rooms.
Location: Great downtown location. Plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby.
Room was located in the old part of the hotel. Clearly needed to be updated. Small bathroom with very little storage area.
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Nice hotel on Las Olas

4 out of 5
by from Irvine
Posted Jan 22, 2017
Pros: Location, comfort
Cons: Nothing
Location: Lots of restaurants, shops and galleries
We chose the Riverside Hotel for its proximity to the cruise port for a one-night stay. Our room was large and comfortable with a view of the river. We were nicely greeted at reception, who also provided other information about the area. The pool area was relaxing with a very personable attendant. Shops and restaurants are right outside the door, so the location couldn't be better. I did think it was pricey for what we got, but then Ft. Lauderdale in January tends to be expensive.
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Very nice hotel

4 out of 5
by from West Palm Beach
Posted Jan 21, 2017
Pros: The hotel was clean, elegant and centrally located.
Cons: The staff could be friendlier....front desk, valet, bartender at Lyons bar
Very nice hotel within walking distance of good restaurants and bars. I left my glasses in the room when I checked out, I called a couple times and left messages but to date no one has returned my call (it's a Florida #). That was disappointing. The staff weren't very friendly.....not rude, but just doing their job.
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Nice historic hotel

4 out of 5
by from FL
Posted Jan 8, 2017
Historic hotel right on Las Olas for restaurants and night life. However, the only parking available is valet for an additional $27/night per vehicle. Construction around the area made directions confusing but staff was very friendly and helpful
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Great place to stay

5 out of 5
by from des moines, iowa
Posted Jan 4, 2017
Pros: The swimming pool is clean and employees are helpful and friendly.
Location: Close to restaurants, shopping and the water taxi
Easy to walk to restaurants and cvs for forgotten items. We were able to relax and swim at the pool all afternoon a great way to start a cruise. Not far from the port.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This Fort Lauderdale hotel offers a desirable Las Olas Boulevard address, with shopping, entertainment, and nightlife right outside.

Outside the Riverside Hotel's lobby, a small garden thick with tall tropical plantings contains benches and a burbling fountain, creating a cool setting for intimate conversation.

The hotel has 11,000 square feet of meeting space as well as business services such as faxing, copying, typing, and audiovisual support. The business center is open 24 hours. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the main lobby. A fitness center is available.

Secure covered parking is available (surcharge.) The Riverside Hotel is entirely nonsmoking.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Concierge services 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 229 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Year Built 1936 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Indigo Restaurant - Inventive menu creations, fine cordials, and an exclusive wine list. The sommelier will recommend pairings. Indoor dining and al fresco seating along Las Olas Boulevard.

The Golden Lyon Vintage Pub - Bar featuring live entertainment Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Preston’s Wine & Martini Bar – Located in a tropical courtyard, this lounge offers guests a comfortable oasis with piano music. It is open daily from 5 PM to 11 PM.

Room service is available during limited hours. The menu includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Start your morning with a full breakfast, available each day from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM for a surcharge. Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

This Fort Lauderdale hotel is on the New River, and the swimming pool and sundeck have views of yacht traffic on the waterway. The ocean is 2.5 miles away, and there guests may find vendors offering water sports rentals and other beach activities.

The recreational activities listed below are available at or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.00 per stay.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per stay
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 27 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per stay
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Riverside
  • Riverside Fort Lauderdale
  • Riverside Hotel
  • Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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