Riverdale Inn

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


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



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

Superb stay.

5 on October 18, 2017

Gorgeous antique mansion was more than inviting and pleasing to the eye. Beautiful rooms, comfortable beds, delicious breakfast. Will return again for a longer stay next time. Thanks to the Innkeepers.


3.0 on October 18, 2017

Home was a little tired. Needed painting in some common areas. Staff was friendly. Great location. Would stay again!

Lovely Inn, great location

4.8 on September 02, 2017

We have stayed at the Riverdale Inn twice now and have really enjoyed our visits. The room was very nicely decorated and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast staff is always so pleasant and they always make me a fresh pot of decaf coffee. The dining room is just a nice place to sit and have breakfast and you are never rushed. It's in a wonderful neighborhood with lots of independent restaurants and the neighborhood is nice to walk around in. We will stay there again.

Our new go-to in Jacksonville

4.8 on September 01, 2017

Our first trip to Jacksonville since our son has recently been stationed at the naval air station. Dilemma - where to stay. Based on a friend's recommendation we decided to stay in the Five Points/Avondale area and were not disappointed!

Wonderful and Beautiful place to stay.

5 on August 25, 2017

Beautiful Inn. This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Riverdale Inn. Soft beds, quiet, and lovely. Breakfast was wonderful.

Charming Peace

5 on August 21, 2017

This is my go to place when I stay in Jacksonville. I love the charm and comfort that Riverdale Inn has. The staff is so nice and efficient. I look forward to my next stay.

Great Stay at the Inn

4.8 on August 16, 2017

We stayed in the main Inn this time and really enjoyed our room with the peach walls (they had a nice neutral bedspread, not the dark one pictured). The bathroom was really nice as it had natural light from a window. We were made to feel very welcome, and both mornings we had wonderful breakfasts and they always made me decaffeinated coffee! We really enjoyed our stay and will be back.

Lovely stay - wish we'd had more time!

5 on August 12, 2017

Beautiful home in a charming neighborhood managed with impeccable attention to detail. You can tell the proprietors have both experience running a B&B and a love of doing it. The bed was comfortable and breakfast was excellent - loved the locally grown melon! Eric was genial and welcoming. We'll be back.

Everything was lovely, but costly

4.4 on July 26, 2017

We had a great time, and everyone was lovely. The room was pretty, and clean, though the mattress was quite soft... the cost, though, for the room we were in, seems out of line.

We had a wonderful stay at the Riverdale Inn

4.6 on July 24, 2017

We had a wonderful 3 day stay at the Riverdale Inn. We were there on business. Room 2 was large and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable. The room was air-conditioned using Split technology. Our hosts, Bob, Linda and Eric were very welcoming. Breakfast was served in a charming dining hall, on order, quickly, tasty, and fresh. I recommend the vegetarian omelet and pecan waffle. I hope to have a chance to stay there again. It is centrally located in the heart of 5-points, Riverside.

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Rooms & Rates


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


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


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


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

Coach House Quarters

Three room apartment with full kitchen located on second floor of the Coach House. Two Queen beds and full bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $285 - $285

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Location Type



Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Directions to the Riverdale Inn from the North Take I-95 South towards downtown Take Union Street Exit (353B exit is on left side) Make a Right onto Jefferson Street, which becomes Riverside Avenue. Go approximately 1 mile. The Riverdale Inn will be on the Left, between Lomax and Lancaster Streets. Directions to the Riverdale Inn from the South Take I-95 North towards downtown Cross the Fuller Warren Bridge and get into right lane Take Park Street exit Follow ramp to the stoplight Make a Left onto Park Street Go approximately 2 blocks to Riverplace - Make a Left Go approximately 4 blocks to Riverside Avenue Make a Right onto Riverside Avenue The Riverdale Inn will be approximately 2 blocks up on the Left. Directions to the Riverdale Inn from the East or West Take I-10 to the Stockton Street exit Take Stockton Street to Riverside Avenue Make a Left onto Riverside Avenue Go approximately ¼ mile – when you go around the sharp curve at Memorial Park look for the Riverdale Inn on the Right.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Apartment

On-site amenities

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, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • 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: Yes No cribs.. Pack and Play available.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required No large breeds.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None unless more then seven room nights booked. Please inquiry or see website for further explanation.
  • Cancellations: See policy on website riverdaleinn.com as cancellation fee does apply
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Bob, Linda, and Carolyn

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

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