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A spectacular Fort Lauderdale vacation is within your reach. Our creative array of packages and hotel offers make it even easier to stay at the Riverside Hotel. Select the package that works for you and then get ready to experience the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer.

Winterfest Tickets

Winterfest Boat Parade is an annual Holiday event in Greater Fort Lauderdale put on by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. This year, the parade's theme is "TV's Greatest Hits"! Since the Riverside Hotel has the best view of the beginning of the parade on the New River we host numerous parties for you and your family to enjoy! (Dressing up is optional.... but much more fun!)

Party/Ticket options and descriptions:

Stadium Seating: bleacher seating behind the Riverside Hotel, directly overlooking the New River. Perfect option for families and groups with children. These ticket holders have access to food trucks selling an assortment of treats and drinks. (FRESH PRINCE THEMED)

Dock Party: located on the Riverside Hotel's dock/marina and includes an open bar. Must be 21 with ticket to enter. (MIAMI VICE THEMED)

River Patio VIP Party: located on the Riverside Hotel's River Patio with an open bar and buffet of hors d'oeuvres. Must be 21 with ticket to enter. (MAD MEN THEMED)

Riverside Valet Services: pre-purchase your valet parking at the Riverside Hotel. (Trust us, you will be very thankful that you did.)


Showtime at the Riverside

Join us this Fall for some high-energy comedy with South Florida’s Favorite Funnyman and entertainer, the Outrageous Gene Merola.

"It would be worth making the trip to the Riverside just to catch Gene’s high-energy, laugh-a-minute act, but he’s also bringing more talent with him as each week brings in new entertainment." The result is sell-out crowds and standing ovations.  A combination of music, magic and comedy acts that Gene has worked with while touring in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, convention centers and in nightclubs around the country.

Showtimes are scheduled for:

October 25

November 8th

November 15th

November 22nd

November 29th

*Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and include the show, two drinks, tax and gratuity and free valet parking.

Seating is limited, so make your reservations now by calling 954-829-6085.

About your host The Outrageous Gene Merola

Using high-energy comedy that features audience participation, music and creative improvisation, Gene Merola is one of today's funniest comedians. Armed with a guitar, a flashlight, and a lightning-fast wit, he is a hit with every audience

Claire Petrie – from upstate NY – has worked with George Jones – Ricky Nelson – Patty Loveless – Billy Ray Cyrus Tammy Wynette to name a few – She is the consummate  classic torch singer – with a strong R&B influence

Carl Rimi – comedian/actor has appeared in several movies as well as on Comedy Central, the Las Vegas Comedy Fest and the Carnival Cruise Line

Matching Pups Earn Their Stay Package

  • Couple Playing Golf


  • Doggie treats
  • A water/food bowl with a bowl holder and place mat
  • Doggie bed
  • Waste bag holder and waste bags
  • Pet toy
  • Please let us know the size of your pet so we can ensure the correct bedding is in place for your arrival

"Riverside Hotel" is now extending its 75 years of timeless hospitality to man’s best friend with the unleashing of its “Paw Print” promotion. Along with the introduction of their new “Pet Perks” pampering amenities, the hotel is offering a deal to the owners of any pooches whose paws fit “pawfectly” into the tile prints set in place decades ago.

The tiles used throughout the Classic Tower of the Fort Lauderdale hotel were made in Mexico in the 1930s, and after they were placed outside to dry, local animals, including dogs, walked over the pieces. The markings left by those animal paces remain at the hotel today, seemingly waiting for a lucky paw to come along.

With the “Paw Print” special, a paw print match scratches off the additional $75.00 charged for a pet’s stay!