Riverdale Inn

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

About

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

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Meeting our great-great niece and nephew

4.2 on September 13, 2016

A quick visit to meet the newest members of our family.....the Inn was practically right around the corner from our great niece's home....next to a beautiful park...in a delightful neighborhood. The staff was gracious and it was 1,000 times better than a downtown , high rise hotel! Would highly recommend it as a wonderful alternative to a traditional hotel or motel!


Going to Jax? Strongly recommend!

3.8 on September 03, 2016

Extremely convenient location to Riverdale / Avondale, the Cummer Museum, and St. Vincent's Hospital; downtown only five minutes away. Charming old house with well furnished rooms and a helpful, friendly staff.


Very enjoyable experience

5 on August 27, 2016

My wife and I had the room with all the windows which added a sense of spaciousness. It was a very comfortable room. Don't trip on the slightly elevated threshold when entering the room. The fact that we will going back to Jacksonville twice in September and will be staying in this room 3 nights each time tells the story. ::


Just perfect!

5 on August 24, 2016

We wanted a little weekend getaway and the Riverdale fit the bill! It was in a great location where we could walk to the museum and it was a short ride to the Florida Theater. Loved the room and the honor system bar. Breakfast was great, too!


Great Experience!!

5 on August 24, 2016

I was greeted by Eric which explained all aspects of availability of my stay, very pleasant atmosphere. The room I enjoyed was on the 2nd floor "Margaret" great view and very comfortable bed. They have a stocked honor bar that we took advantage of. The Inn Keepers covered every need of their clients.


Charming place

4.4 on July 28, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for an anniversary weekend. I was quite satisfied with my stay and especially enjoyed the breakfast. Our room was cozy and I felt very at home here.


Stayed a second night

5 on July 19, 2016

My husband and I were in Jacksonville on business and liked the Riverdale so much that we decided to stay a second night. The rooms are spacious and clean but it also has a sense of history. The building is on the registery of historic places. It's a family run business and they obviously enjoy their work. The breakfasts were terrific and several nearby restaurants offer variety at a reasonable price. It's also just down the block from the Cummer, a fabulous art museum and very close to DT. It's also a quick drive to the beach.


Great place for an overnight

4.8 on May 15, 2016

This was a last minute idea and we could not have been more pleased. Everythign as top notch, food, rooms and location. We will be back.


Wonderful Historic Inn

4.8 on May 03, 2016

Riverdale Inn is a wonderful escape in the heart of Jacksonville. Looking forward to visiting again soon.


Gate River Run

4.0 on April 05, 2016

Enjoyed Stay and will return. Walking distance to 5 points.


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Rooms & Rates

Shadowlawn-1

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: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Park Suite-2

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: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Margarets Window-3

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

Roosevelt-4

Take a step onto the original heart of pine floors in the shades of sage green that complement the Spanish moss hanging just outside your window. You'll be enveloped 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, which doubles as a shower.

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

St. Johns-5

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

Bishopgate-6

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

Oak Room-7

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 , 1 Twin

Windsor Suite-8

Escape to this tranquil hideaway for an excursion you won't soon forget. 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 with picture window overlooking the stately palms of Riverside Avenue. An adjacent sitting area, just outside the entryway, completes the Windsor Suite. This cozy alcove with floor to ceiling windows, comfortable couch and game table with chess board is a great spot for lively conversation or quiet reflection

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

Gilmore - 9

The Gilmore 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 queen bed, an large bathroom and a private entryway.

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

Lancaster-10

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. The carriage house’s rare double jerkin-head cross gable roof has the distinction of being the only known to exist in Jacksonville and among the few left in Florida. 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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 12 miles

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 to 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No cribs or child care falcilaties
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes No large breeds.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: See policy on website riverdaleinn.com

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bob, Linda, and Carolyn

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian