Riverside Hotel is a historic hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale located directly on the famous Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale’s trendiest street. This is a good option for those who would like to escape the crowds along A1A where most of the other hotels are.
Front and center, Riverside Hotel is a charming hotel with beautiful spacious rooms decorated with Old-Florida design. The lobby is beautiful with tropical plants and a lovely garden area located in the middle of the hotel. The pool area is worth the short walk as it’s located on the New River directly behind the hotel. If sunbathing isn’t your ideal day just walk out the front doors to Las Olas Blvd which is lined with shops and restaurants – with easy access to the beach via the Sun Trolley, or the numerous tourist golf carts and taxis that will take you there for a few dollars.
The two restaurants in the hotel are solid though it is worth venturing out down the street for many great options. There is live music outside the front of the hotel on weekend nights – so the patio is a good place to start or end your night.
There is also a Water Taxi stop right off Las Olas, close by to the hotel for those who would like to take advantage of this recommended activity.
This hotel is accessible by a quick ride to the Fort Lauderdale Airport.