Ft Lauderdale might have a reputation as a spring break party destination, but there's far more to the city than rowdy college students on vacation. Fun in the sun is easy to come by; not only does the area boast some of Florida's most beautiful beaches, but it offers boating canals, beachside bars, and a promenade lined with restaurants and boutiques and running right alongside the oceanfront. The city caters to everyone; accommodation options range from family-friendly beachfront resorts to luxurious adult-only hotels and spas. If you're ready to start planning your vacation, here are the best inns and hotels in the city.
1.B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
© B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
With 481 available rooms and suites, the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is a full-service resort with something for everyone. The white sands of Fort Lauderdale beach can be found right in front of the hotel; guests are welcome to relax in one of the beachside loungers or private cabanas while being attended to by the resort's service staff. Other amenities include two on-site pools and a 24-hour fitness center, and the hotel also offers three excellent restaurants: a beachfront bar and grill, a maritime-themed cocktail bar complete with aquariums on the walls, and a trendy restaurant.
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
2.Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
© Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
With its wonderful location on a 7-mile stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is a destination in and of itself. The outdoor pool offers a sun deck, lounge chairs, private cabanas, and a poolside bar that makes it easy to spend the whole day relaxing in the sun. The hotel's modern fitness center is open 24 hours a day, and the on-site spa offers a wide selection of customizable treatments. Free yoga classes are held on Saturday mornings, and daily events take place in the lobby every other day of the week.
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
3.La Casa Del Mar
© La Casa Del Mar
Tucked in between the W Hotel and the Ritz Carlton, La Casa Del Mar is a hotel that prides itself on its friendly hospitality and its personalized service. Located only a minute away from the beach, this is an excellent place to stay if you're looking for a relaxing vacation in the sun. The property boasts a beautiful pool with lounge chairs and landscaped grounds; guests are also welcome to make use of the pool and other amenities at the hotel's sister property, the Granada Inn. Reservations can be made over the phone or on the hotel's website.
3003 Granada St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
4.Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
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Proudly family owned and operated since 1959, the Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club is an award-winning resort with an excellent location right on the waterfront. The property boasts 10 landscaped acres of palm trees and 500 feet of private beachfront; amenities include two pools, four tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi and valet parking, and a putting green. The on-site European-style spa offers guests massages, facials, and a variety of other age-old spa treatments, and the resort is also proud to offer an excellent selection of restaurants and bars that are open only to members and guests.
1700 S Ocean Ln, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
5.Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa
© Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa
Located in Wilton Manors, the locally owned Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa is a male-only and clothing-optional gay resort. Amenities include a heated saltwater pool, a ten-person whirlpool, an aromatherapy steam room, and an on-site spa that offers massages, facials, hair removal, and a variety of other customized spa services. The hotel is conveniently located right between Fort Lauderdale's nightlife and the beach, and guests can choose from a wide selection of rooms and suites, some of which are right on the waterfront. A selection of room packages is available for guests who would like to turn their stay into an extra-special experience.
2209 NE 26th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
6.Granada Inn Hotel
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Only 3 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Granada Inn offers 12 cozy coastal-themed rooms and suites as well as an intimate courtyard with a pool and a sundeck. The hotel is only open to guests 25 years of age or older, and the property's small size means that staff have more time to provide personalized service. All rooms include cable TV, a refrigerator, and complimentary Wi-Fi, while beach towels and on-site parking are available to all guests free of charge. The hotel also offers a rooftop deck and lounge that can be reserved for special events.
3011 Granada St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
7.Island Sands Inn Wilton Manors
© Island Sands Inn Wilton Manors
Wilton Drive is one of the busiest and most exciting areas in Fort Lauderdale, and the Island Sands Inn is conveniently located only steps away from the Wilton Drive Art & Entertainment District. Guests are easily able to walk to the supermarket and the pharmacy as well as to a wide variety of excellent restaurants, bars, and boutique shops. It's easy to spend some downtime at the hotel as well, particularly if you're interested in relaxing by the heated saltwater pool. Each room and suite has an exterior entrance and a private bathroom, and on-site parking and Wi-Fi are offered free of charge.
2409 NE 7th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
8.Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel
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Situated right on the east bank of the Intercoastal Waterway, the Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel is a modern mid-century property offering 13 studios and one and two-bedroom condos. All units have fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi, and some boast private terraces and excellent views of the waterway. If you don't have a room with a terrace, you're still free to enjoy the tranquil communal terrace and the heated in-ground pool surrounded by lush tropical foliage. The hotel is only a 5-minute walk away from the beach and the promenade, and is located very close to all the city's main attractions.
701 Bayshore Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
9.W Fort Lauderdale
© W Fort Lauderdale
Offering a luxurious selection of rooms in two sailboat-inspired towers, the W Fort Lauderdale is only steps away from Fort Lauderdale beach. If you want to go for a swim but aren't fond of swimming in the ocean, there are two infinity pools and several hot tubs available for guest use. The hotel is also proud to offer an excellent selection of restaurants, including an award-winning steakhouse, a sushi restaurant, and a trendy bar. Other on-site facilities include a day spa and a fitness room, and yoga or boot camp classes are offered every morning on the beach in front of the hotel.
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
10.Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale
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Sitting on the bustling Las Olas Boulevard, the Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale is the place to be if you want to enjoy the shopping, dining, and nightlife of Fort Lauderdale's Rodeo Drive. With one of its towers dating back to 1936, the hotel has a rich history reflected in the historic Florida decor of the Classic Tower rooms. However, guests looking for a more contemporary atmosphere can book their stay in the more recently built Executive Tower. Guests are also welcome to use the outdoor pool, dine in one of the two on-site restaurants, or enjoy a drink at the wine bar.
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
11.Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal-Il Lugano
© Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
Specializing in extended stays, the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano aims to be your home away from home. All suites come with full kitchens, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi, and a free breakfast buffet is offered every morning. Guests are welcome to enjoy a meal at the hotel's signature restaurant, but a grocery delivery service is available for anyone who prefers to cook their meals in the comfort of their suite. The outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind, and the hotel is proud to offer a well-equipped fitness center and reasonably priced bike rentals.
3333 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
12.Victoria Park Hotel
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Nestled in the heart of one of the oldest, most upscale neighborhoods in southern Florida, the Victoria Park Hotel prides itself on offering a retro-boutique hotel experience. The hotel is located on a 1-acre gated property, and it features a heated pool and a family-size hot tub. The owners are also dedicated to taking care of the environment, and the hotel offers both a Tesla charging station and a universal charging station for all other electric cars. Free parking is available, and a variety of sandy beaches, beautiful parks, and excellent restaurants can be found within walking or biking distance.
855 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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13.Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
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Resting on a quarter-mile stretch of private beach, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa offers the perfect blend of tranquility and easy access to all of Fort Lauderdale's best attractions. The hotel offers more than 100,000 feet of event space, making it a great choice for weddings, business meetings, and other special events. When it's time to relax, guests can order a cocktail and lounge by the lagoon-style pool, enjoy a meal at one of the resort's three restaurants, take advantage of the 24/7 room service, or head to the full-service spa for a pampering session.
3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
14.The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
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The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale takes luxury seriously, and it's proud to offer the only hotel Club Lounge in the city. The tropical ocean view terrace features a heated infinity pool with dedicated poolside service, and the elegant day spa provides everything from traditional massages to ocean sea salt glow treatments. All guest rooms come with private balconies, luxurious marble baths, LCD televisions, and twice-daily housekeeping services, and many offer either full or partial views of the ocean. Wi-Fi, beach chairs, and umbrellas are included in the resort fee, as are bicycle rentals and a selection of fitness classes.
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
15.Pelican Grand Beach Resort
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Perched right on the ocean, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort offers a luxurious taste of old Florida grandeur. Guests can enjoy a swim in the beautiful zero entry pool, relax at the 500-foot private beach on one of the complimentary lounge chairs, or take a ride along the only lazy river in Fort Lauderdale. Dining options include an upscale waterfront restaurant, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and a trendy lounge overlooking the pool. Underground valet parking is available for a fee, and the daily resort fee includes in-room Wi-Fi, access to the fitness center, and a concierge service.
2000 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
16.Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
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Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort sits right on Fort Lauderdale's North Beach, and it offers suites ranging in size from studios to three-bedroom apartments. All of the suites offer kitchens or kitchenettes, marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and excellent views of the ocean and the city skyline. The full-service spa boasts both indoor and outdoor treatment areas, including a luxurious outdoor spa terrace with private cabanas, and on-site dining options include a Mediterranean restaurant and a casual oceanfront eatery. Plenty more restaurants and bars can be found only a mile away from the hotel on the busy Las Olas Boulevard.
505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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17.The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
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Overlooking the golden sand of Fort Lauderdale beach, the Atlantic Hotel & Spa offers 100 sophisticated guest rooms and suites with complimentary Wi-Fi and luxurious marble bathrooms. All suites come with kitchens or kitchenettes, and some have private balconies with views of the ocean or the Fort Lauderdale skyline. Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna and steam room, two restaurants, and a hair and nail salon. The hotel is also proud to offer a full-service on-site spa, and in-room massage treatments can be arranged upon request.
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
18.The Pillars Hotel
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Set on the stunning Intracoastal Waterway, the Pillars Hotel prides itself on offering personalized service and luxurious accommodation. The hotel is located inside a unique building that combines elements of British colonial architecture and 1930s art deco, and the rooms and suites have the feel of a beautiful but unpretentious beach home. Rooms come with either kitchens or kitchenettes, but guests are welcome to eat at the on-site fine dining restaurant only open to hotel guests and club members. The lush tropical courtyard features a pool, lounge chairs, and patio tables, and the hotel's luxury yacht can be chartered for groups of up to ten guests.
111 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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© Soleado Hotel
With 15 spacious apartments available, the Soleado Hotel is perfect for families and groups of friends looking for a sunny home away from home. Each apartment can accommodate up to four guests, and housekeeping services are available upon request. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the entire property, and guests are also welcome to take advantage of the communal backyard lounge and day-use pool complete with lounge chairs. The well-equipped charcoal or gas barbecue area can be reserved for groups of up to 16 people, and Fort Lauderdale beach and the promenade are only a block away.
2901 Belmar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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20.The Villas Las Olas Hotel 'Apart
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Tucked away in a residential area on the corner of Las Olas Boulevard, the Villas Las Olas Hotel 'Apart offers easy access to the city's restaurants and shops as well as to the beach. Guests can choose from a selection of fully furnished one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, all of which boast well-equipped kitchens, large windows, and housekeeping services. The lagoon-style pool is tucked away in a peaceful courtyard, and guests who would like to prepare a meal outdoors are free to use the barbecue area. A grocery delivery service is available, and the hotel is happy to arrange bicycle or catamaran rental.
1 Isle of Venice Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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© Nobleton Hotel
Only a block away from the beautiful beach behind the W Hotel, the Nobleton Hotel is a modern, affordable hotel without any hidden costs. The grounds feature a large garden area with a pool, a barbecue area, and plenty of comfortable seating, and complimentary amenities include property-wide Wi-Fi, self-parking, beach towels, and beach chairs. Depending on availability, the garden space can be rented out for private special events. All rooms come with a kitchenette, king beds, rain showers, a flat-screen TV, a desk area, and air conditioning, and some include views of the tranquil garden.
2908 Bayshore Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
22.Conrad Fort Lauderdale
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Offering excellent panoramic views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Conrad Fort Lauderdale is situated on the city's exclusive North Beach. The all-suite hotel offers free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, kitchens or kitchenettes, and balconies or terraces with stunning views of either the ocean or the river. Some rooms also have direct access to the beautiful resort pool area, which includes a hot tub and a poolside bar. A state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga classes are included in the resort fee, and the on-site spa offers treatments in its indoor rooms or in private cabanas on the pool terrace.
551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Consisting of four whitewashed buildings in a modern gated property, Tranquilo is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale's busy streets. The rooms and suites are all equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, including free Wi-Fi and kitchenettes, and there is an outdoor barbecue area available for anyone who'd like to prepare an outdoor meal. Guests are also welcome to relax in a lounge chair by one of the four sparking hotel pools, but if you want to dig your toes into the sand, the beach is only a 3-minute walk away.
2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
24.Kira-Mar Waterfront Villas & Docks
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Kira-Mar Waterfront Villas & Docks boasts a charming blend of old Florida atmosphere and modern atmosphere and offers a selection of tropically themed one and two-bedroom apartments. Free Wi-Fi is available all throughout the property, and guests are provided with a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, a well-equipped barbecue area, and an eating area tucked under a shaded canopy. The hotel is also situated right next to a deep-water marina; slips are equipped with electric and cable TV hookups, and can accommodate boats up to 48 feet in length.
77 Hendricks Isle, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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© Snooze Hotel
As the name implies, the Snooze Hotel is focused on providing travelers with a clean and comfortable place to spend the night after enjoying all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. The hotel is located right across the street from the beach, and beach towels and beach chairs are available to guests free of charge. The rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and well-equipped kitchenettes, and the fifth-floor rooftop terrace provides stunning panoramic views of Fort Lauderdale and the ocean. Complimentary parking is available, and the hotel is within easy walking distance of many excellent restaurants, bars, and shops.
205 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Where to Stay in Fort Lauderdale - 25 Best Hotels and Inns
- B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, Photo: B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
- Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, Photo: Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
- La Casa Del Mar, Photo: La Casa Del Mar
- Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Photo: Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
- Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa, Photo: Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa
- Granada Inn Hotel, Photo: Granada Inn Hotel
- Island Sands Inn Wilton Manors, Photo: Island Sands Inn Wilton Manors
- Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel, Photo: Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel
- W Fort Lauderdale, Photo: W Fort Lauderdale
- Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale, Photo: Courtesy of AlexF76 - Fotolia.com
- Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal-Il Lugano, Photo: Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
- Victoria Park Hotel, Photo: Victoria Park Hotel
- Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Photo: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
- The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
- Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Photo: Pelican Grand Beach Resort
- Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Photo: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
- The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Photo: The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
- The Pillars Hotel, Photo: The Pillars Hotel
- Soleado Hotel, Photo: Soleado Hotel
- The Villas Las Olas Hotel 'Apart, Photo: The Villas Las Olas Hotel 'Apart
- Nobleton Hotel, Photo: Nobleton Hotel
- Conrad Fort Lauderdale, Photo: Courtesy of Dirima - Fotolia.com
- Tranquilo, Photo: Tranquilo
- Kira-Mar Waterfront Villas & Docks, Photo: Kira-Mar Waterfront Villas & Docks
- Snooze Hotel, Photo: Snooze Hotel
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