Nice downtown type hotel, got a room in the towers. Hotel has a pool, it is not close to beaches. Good location for all restaurants, bars along Las Olas.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
""Traditional" means old - and not in a nice way"
I made a reservation here because I had stayed here before and really enjoyed it and it was an Expedia VIP hotel. When we checked in we were given a VERY tiny, old room that smelled moldy and had very little light. They said that no upgrades were available. I went to the check in desk and asked for another room and gave the clerk a tip (This was NOT […] solicited, I did it on my own). We got another room that showed its age but was a bit better and had a nice view. I wrote that in my Expedia rating and was called the next day by the front office to find out if I had been solicited for the tip, because Expedia had called the hotel. I told the woman who called that the tip was my idea. I saw no other way to get a livable room.She said that no upgrades would be given because the hotel was fully booked, however my sister came the next day and wanted to stay. She was given a much nicer room (as a walk in) for less than we paid and stayed the same length of time - so they were really not full. No VIP amenities of any kind were given or offered. Also, we went down for a late breakfast (at 11:15 - breakfast is served til 11:30). At 12:10, I was asked to leave because "this table is reserved for lunch." There were only 2 occupied tables in the restaurant! I couldn't believe it. This hotel has really changed! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was right in the middle of Los Olas and was right in the heart of the action. The hotel is a classic older boutique hotel which was extremely clean and pleasant. Great staff and excellent restaurant on site. Couldn't have been more pleased with my stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
the riverside is the only hotel we stay in ft. LauderdaleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely, as Always! Wouldn't consider booking Elswhere, and we've stayed so Many times, we should own stock by now!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Riverside Hotel is an old-style hotel with LOTS of ambiance, and in a PERFECT location to enjoy the Las Olas Blvd. open-air restaurants, shops, festivities, etc. There is a PC and printer in the lobby in which to print out your boarding tickets for return flights. There is also a large, interactive computer allowing you to explore various local […] attractions. The hotel restaurants had good menu selections, but we chose to eat on the boulevard instead. On the down side, in the standard rooms, the bathrooms are very small, and on one day, the staff didn't replace all the towels/soap that normally occurs, without callling and asking them to. Additionally, there was no continental breakfast available, and no in-room refrigerators. I would certainly recommend this hotel based on location and convenience! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel, Great Location"
This is the absolute one and only hotel if you want to enjoy the scene and vibe of Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. LauderdayleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Pleasant One Night"
We were only there one night on our way to a cruise from Miami. The hotel is charming, staff very helpful and anticipated our needs. The location is superb and we walked to scout out several restaurant choices, then took the water taxi for a great sightseeing trip on the New River after dinner.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location! Could use some updating."
A great location convenient to local Las Olas restaurants and bars. Room smelled like it use to be a smokers room and could use some updating. I got stuck with a room next to the luggage and receiving areas on the first floor so it was a bit noisy....not the best place for a room. Staff was friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, need to stay in the towers"
As always the location is great. This time we stayed in the older part of the hotel which is shabby and in need of a overhaul. The bed was fine, but again everything is dated and worn out. We have stayed in the Towers and it is like a different hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Better stay second time around....stayed on 3rd floor of original hotel. Good location/view. Much quieter than staying on 1st floor. No traffic noises. Valet parking was way too expensive, and lot next door does not let you park overnite. Overall good stay in a nice historic hotel. Good restaurant and really great traditional bar located up front on […] Las Olas. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, Dirty Room"
This hotel is located right on Las Olas Blvd, so you cannot beat the location for accessible restaurants, bars, and nightlife. We arrived very early in the morning, and the hotel was nice enough to accommodate us and let us check-in early. However, when we arrived to our room (with only 1 out of 2 keys working), there was hair all over the bathroom […] floor, a soap bottle cap on the bathroom floor, and the toilet was clogged. Obviously, the bathroom was not cleaned prior to us getting there, and I was grossed out the rest of our stay. The sheets seemed clean, so I think (hope) they were at least changed. We had plumbing issues the rest of our stay with both the toilet and bathtub. To top it all off, I had emailed prior to our stay regarding a late check-out and received not one, but two emails back confirming our late check-out of 1pm. I called the morning of our check-out to remind the front desk of our request, and it was confirmed at that time. Within ten minutes of that phone call (between 9a-10a), a housekeeper walked into our room with my husband still laying in bed in his underwear. Then, around 11am, another housekeeper walked into our room as I was undressing to get into the shower. It was ridiculous, and I think my three stars are pretty generous. Only stay here for the location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"As always, amazing@@"
Best location, nice view, best treatment. love itGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, well kept hotel with an old world charm."
A very pleasant 3 star hotel. The beach is 10 minutes away by car, bus or water taxi.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was fabulous. The location is wonderful. Our server, JD, at breakfast, was an absolute delight and made our stay even better. We will be back. This was our second stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Was on a return trip from out of country to see a friend. Staff was excellent, hotel could stand some modernization, especially for the price. The parking fees whether you self park or use the Valet service add about a 1/4 more to the bill, so be aware.Genuine Expedia guest review
Would not stay there again. Room was in the old part of the hotel. Bad roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The location is great but - a big but - the room needs work. Stained carpet, old doors with bad paint jobs, front door had to be slammed to lock and staff acted and looked truly depressed. I have stayed at this hotel 2 or 3 times before and ever had an issue. I wonder what went wrong?Genuine Expedia guest review
Needs renovation and better cleaningGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very pleasant clean beautiful hotel. Will stay there again when I have next convention.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best kept secret in Fort Lauderdale"
Great hotel in the center of everythingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice little gem on Las Olas"
Las Olas is one of the premiere hot spots in Fort Lauderdale. Great places to dine, shop and terrific night life. We life in FLL and I have always wanted to try this lovely hotel. It was what we expected. Great service, wonderul location and the rooms/common areas were lovely. Our a/c didn't work so well in the room...but it was a minor incovenience, […] for an otherwise wonderul experience. I'll stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Nice Place To Sleep"
This hotel was great and clean, staff were friendly and helpful. The parking was a tad expensive and confusing, but very close to all the bars and nightlife. I would recommend this hotel to anybody that wants a nice place to sleep!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Right on Las Olas, very cool old building.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One night stayover"
I live in the Ft Lauderdale area, but had a event to go to and decided it would be better to stay overnight in the area, than drive home afterwards. We arrived after work about 8pm. Upon arrival the check in immediately offered us a upgrade room. telling us it would be a much nicer room. All though I had gone to a business networking event here and […] had passed the hotel many times, I let the person at checkin know this is the first time I stayed at the hotel. Since it was late I decided to not take the upgrade. The halls were dirty and looked old/worn, (forth floor) the room was very clean but very simple and worn, no ice machine on this floor, had to go to another floor to get ice, and found that other floors in (3rd) was spotless and polished. Not a nice impression to give a local person, of this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel, & great service. View from room wasn't much to look at, stayed in room 303, view of air conditioners. Staff very friendly, great service at bar from bartender Ryan. Loved the live entertainment at night outside. If i return i will definately request a different room, only because of the view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent hotel near restaurants and bars."
Enjoyed my stay with a could if friends. Hotel room could use a refresher, but was comfortable. Greatl location near great restaurants and bars. Really Like this side of Las Olas. Feels cleaner and safer. Hotel is charming, but needs a little work.Genuine Expedia guest review
From the second I pulled up to the hotel I was very pleased with the warm welcome and cozy atmosphere. The staff is beyond great and goes above and beyond to do anything they can to help you. From the Valet to the front desk they were all so sweet. The only thing that threw me off was when we checked in the guy at the front raved about how the room […] we were in had just been renovated and we would be the first people to stay in it. (Which we were very excited about) When we got to our room it did not look newly renovated at all. It looked like it needed to be renovated badly due to its "old" appearance. Regardless, I would stay here again. Also, they are pet friendly which is a plus! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We loved the hotel. Very accommodating and excellent service. Sidewalk dining was wonderful atmosphere and foods was very good. Easy walking to shopping. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again the next trip to Ft. Lauderdale.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"conveniently located hotel with terrible service"
I booked a one-night stay in this hotel as a romantic child free night with my husband. Our room was a standard room, but I didn't realize that meant sub-standard view. We had a view of all the AC units with a giant wall behind it. It really couldn't have been worse. But I didn't come for the view so I overlooked this unpleasant feature. When checking […] in we were given a few discount cards, one of which gave us 50% off at the hotel bar, which was a great plus. However, the bartender at the bar that night was the worst I've ever seen. He truly looked like he hated his job and didn't want to be there. He barely paid attention to us and never smiled. After dinner at a nearby restaurant, we came back to the bar for one last drink. My husband sat down first, while I quickly ran up to the room. I arrived at the bar and was completely ignored by the bartender. I wanted to have a dessert but since I was given no attention, I walked to the Cheesecake factory next door and got cheesecake which I then ate at the bar. I didn't expect Four Seasons- style service, but I was still a paying customer and wanted to be treated as such. We then went up to our room, where I slept terribly. The pillows were horrible and the mattress gave me a bad backache. I have slept in hostels and Motel 8s all over the place, but rarely have I had a stay less pleasant. I will not return. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Delicious!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything to enjoy. Restaurants, shops,"
It was a wonderful relaxing Laborday weekend . The Riverside Hotel is ideal located, very clean,fantastic beds, nice bar, great service and waiter in the Wild Sea Restaurant . We will be back soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at The Riverside: Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2013. The location was perfect for leisurely browsing the shops and side-walk cafes (European style) after a long day of other around town activities. The staff were kind and friendly, we even got a room upgrade to relax us after a misdirected taxi ride. We will definitely revisit […] The Riverside Hotel. Dr. E. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is well located on las Olas Blvd. rooms are really good. i had some issues and i had to change rooms twice. First because a really great room didn't had enough wifi connectivity. the room was great with an incredible old style bathtub that had "azulejos".. but i was for business and no wifi was a killer for me. passed to a regular room that […] had an issue with the airconditioner that it was like old and sadly the room was very humid... so then i changed to another room that was on the new tower... what a view... to see the sunrise was incredible from there... so eventhough i had to change rooms (kind of my luck) the staff was very helpfull with my changes, service was really good and everything was really ok... i think they are changing the airconditioner... but that was kind of murphy's law in action.. I really like it and if posible i will stay there again... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was very accommodating and nice. The only thing was that the 12th floor here we stayed the floor was warm, not AC running.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I really liked the location and price. The hotel has a good bar and restaurant with access to everything on Las Olas Blvd. close enough to everything else to be convenient. there is a fabulous salon behind the hotel called Echo Salon which when I booked I got a discount coupon for the salon. Overall I like this hotel and have stayed here numerous t […] imes. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The best location, Los Olas Blvd. Dining, drinking, shopping, art galleries right out the door. Great bar and restaurant in hotel. Staff are professional and friendly and helpful. Clean hotel and clean room. I will absolutely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to everything"
the hotel was wonderful, great food friendly staff, great bars , pool close to shops and other resturants , the water taxi and the conserige was wonderful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good Hotel but could be better"
The food and the staff were great. However, my 3-yr old spilled juice on the bed. We asked that the sheets be changed and they were not. To me, that was not good service. Besides that, we enjoyed our stay at the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was fine and served the purpose of the trip. It was clean, the staff were friendly and quite helpful and the food in the restraurant was good. It is well located for business and shopping purposes.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was very comfortable with a nice bed and upscale linens. It was clean too. Nearby restsurant selection was excellent as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avoid if you don't have to stay on Las Olas"
I reserved a basic standard room which was located on second floor. The room looked and smelled gross. The decor was so vintage, like grandma grandpa type. for $130 a night, that wasn't what i expected. So I upgraded the room to the executive room for an extra $25/day. Room was a lot bigger, looked cleaner, bathroom was double the size, had a balcony […] with a nicer view. But for that price, hotel did not have slippers (which hotel nowadays doesn't offer slippers?). Hair dryer was soooooo disgusting with hair and dirt hanging. At least make an effort to clean! Pool is not connection to the hotel. You have walk outside and across the street. (HUUUUH???) Location is central so that is a plus. Staff was very accommodating and helpful. But I definitely won't stay at Las Olas again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"See the best of Fort Lauderdale Location Location"
Perfect weekend getaway Awesome staff and great location !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"On Las Olas - great restaurants at your doorstep"
There one night only but it was perfect - staff wonderful and all in line with the way a top flight hotel is runGenuine Expedia guest review
My wife and I stayed at the Riverside Hotel in May and I recommended it to my friends when we decided to attend a concert. It was ideal for bar hopping and offered a variety of restaurants to satisfy any and every appetite. My buddies and I intend on visiting and staying at Riverside next time we are in town.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great position for Restaurants. Friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming, Comfortable and Affordable"
We stayed for ten nights. The hotel is located in the heart of Los Olas Boulevard and has a plethora of delicious eateries in walking distance. The bar and wait staff at the hotel were very friendly. The housekeeping staff were on top of our every need. The hotel buitl in the 1930's has wonderful tile floors and a very comfortable lobby and sitting […] area. The fitness room was an added bonus as well as the secluded pool area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"las olas fun"
great place to stay if you aren't interested in the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
The staff was absolutly wonderful. The hotel is in beautiful condition and is located in the center of everything..Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Best of Fort Lauderdale"
The location of the Riverside Hotel is exceptional. We were amazed to see how close we were to top restaurants, nightlife and shops. Will definitely stay at this hotel again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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