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Riverdale Inn

1521 Riverside Avenue , Jacksonville, FL 32204 USA (Show map)
135 Reviews
$110 - $220
per night

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In Jacksonville at the turn of the century, 50 mansions lined Riverside Avenue in an area known as "The Row". Today, only two of these fabled homes remain. The Riverdale Inn is one of them. For those that desire a nightcap, the "Gum Bunch Pub" is available for beverages. With all the available amenities of the Riverdale Inn, your stay will be a memorable experience

Rooms & Rates


Shawdowlawn: This beautiful corner room features large wrap around windows that overlook Riverside Avenue and the treetops of Lancaster Street. Pale yellow walls accent the original heart of pine flooring, antique oriental rug, crown molding, custom draperies, turn of the century armoire and king sized four poster Bernhardt iron bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190/$190

Park Suite

Park Suite: Our most spacious and elegant room, the Park Suite is perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing escape from a hectic workday. The room features original heart of pine floors complimented by a one of a kind Persian rug, spectacular crown molding, hand made window treatments, antique secretary desk, marble topped wardrobe and king sized four poster iron bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $220/$220

Margaret's Window

Margaret's Window: Once a porch used by the Kelly family to bask in the afternoon sun, Margaret's Window is a charming spot to make your temporary home. Seven windows surround you, allowing you to gaze upon the open sky. The pale yellow walls and original heart of pine floors join together with streaming natural light, making this quaint room undeniably cheerful.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150/$150


Roosevelt: Take a step onto the original heart of pine floors in the Shades of sage green complement the Spanish moss hanging just outside your window enveloping you as you lay upon the elegant king sized bed with antique velvet tufted headboard. Sit upon the hand woven Oriental rug and enjoy the gentle glow of an original fireplace. The room features period furnishings, including an exquisite tiger maple gentleman’s chest and secretary desk. Soak the day away in the large oak rimmed claw foot tub,

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170/$170

St. John's Place

St. John's Place: Deep red tones and toile accents, along with original heart of pine floors, await you in this elegant corner room. Two large windows frame the unique bed, it’s headboard crafted from a one hundred year old door. Two additional windows allow you to lose yourself among the swaying palms and live oaks of Riverside Avenue while relaxing on an original built-in upholstered window seat. Custom draperies, Persian rug and delightful rocking chair complete the refined décor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170/$170


Wind the staircase to the third floor, pass under an exquisite 19th century crystal chandelier, and arrive at Bishopgate’s door. This airy corner room is a favorite of our guests. Awash with natural light, a palette of soft colors and an almost surreal quiet, the Bishopgate is as peaceful as it is charming.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170/$170

The Oak Room

Feel like you are on top of the world or, at the very least, within the walls of a whimsical tree house in this thir floor charmer. Aptly titled, The Oak Room looks out upon an ancient live oak covered in delicate Spanish moss, gently illuminated when evening falls. A gabled ceiling, original heart of pine floors and a color palette of sage green and soft yellow contribute to the room's earthy appeal. Open the large dormer window and the enjoy breezes from the nearby St. John’s River.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170/$170

Windsor Suite

Encompassing half of the top floor, the Windsor Suite offers a level of privacy suited for both romance and solitude alike. Architectual details such as original heart of pine floors, gabled ceiling and dormer windows pay tribute to Jacksonville's rich history. The spacious bathroom features a large tiled walk-in shower, a pedestal sink and a two person jacuzzi tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200/$200


The Petite Lancaster is an intimate space meant for sharing. The Riverdale’s Carriage House was once home to the Kelly family’s cherished steeds along with the elaborate coaches they would pilot. Today, this restored Queen Anne style bungalow welcomes travelers from all over the world. The quaint room features two antique twin beds, an large bathroom, ample closet space and a private entryway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $110/$110


The larger of the two rooms located in the inn’s carriage house, a picturesque building teeming with historical significance, the Lancaster is private retreat all your own. Just steps away from all the historic district has to offer, this ground level room is both spacious and comfortable. Ideal for extended stays, the Lancaster comes complete with a small refrigerator and microwave.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170/$170

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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With wife on both business and pleasure

5 on March 26, 2014

We were scheduled for one night, but loved it so much we stayed a second night. Both the front and back porches provided a great, peaceful place to sit outdoors and talk. Lot's of restaurants and shops with in walking distance, Memorial Park is a block away, the room we stayed in was awesome, the staff supper friendly and helpful!

Nice Getaway!

4.0 on March 24, 2014

This B&B was close enough to home and within walking distance to nice shops and restaurants. The room was spacious and clean and the breakfast was yummy! I would stay here again.

Anniversary weekend

5 on March 19, 2014

We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend at the Inn. The family staff was so friendly, sharing historical facts on the Inn, great rooms, wonderful breakfast, and great bar. Grab a nitecap and sit out on back porch by the fire pit. Great areas to explore - Riverside, downtown and San Marco are so close. Take bikes and check out the riverside arts festival each Saturday..just down the street. Would definitely stay again!

Nice and Comfortable

3.6 on March 13, 2014

The owner Bob was really wonderful, he made us feel really at home. I really liked the honor bar. The porch was really nice, I could have set out there all day!


3.0 on March 10, 2014

The home was very nice and clean. I loved the porch and tree lined streets. It is a great location for downtown activities and walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The only complaint I had was breakfast. I felt no real compassion or understanding of my dietary needs. I emailed prior to my visit regarding my disease and there was no response. During breakfast, I was not given the consideration I needed to feel safe about eating the food provided.

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 12 miles

Directions to property:

South on Interstate 95 and exit at the Union Street Exit then head east to Jefferson Street. Turn right on Jefferson Street then straight to Riverside Avenue. Inn is one mile on left on Riverside Avenue. Park in parking lot at rear of property.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities


Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Cribs are not available.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Small animals under 20 pounds.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of reservation or minumum of one day whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: See website for cancellation policy.



Bob, Linda, and Carolyn

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Dogs

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  • Time Served: 7:30 to 9
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Details Diamond Collection

1521 Riverside Avenue , Jacksonville, FL 32204 USA (Show map)

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