OverviewLocated 650 feet from the beach and about a 15-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale's city centre, the Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Hotel and Suites is suitable for travellers who require a beachfront hotel with a free breakfast and extended kitchen amenities.
This hotel has 67 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette are also available.
Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool with a licensed poolside bar, a pool table, barbecue facilities, a business centre, vending machines and free parking. The hotel also has an ice cream machine. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not allowed.
A free continental breakfast is served between 7 am and 9 am, however, guests can also purchase the hot breakfast buffet, which is served between 7 am and 11 am and features beverages. Grecian Subs and Gyros is located on site and serves breakfast and dinner and offers room service daily.
Tokyo Blue Restaurant is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while The Gallery at Beach Place, an entertainment complex providing dining, shopping and musical events, is about a 10-minute drive south. Coral Ridge Country Club is roughly a 6-minute drive westward and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is 20 to 30 minutes away by car, depending on traffic. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 23, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive overall, with praise going to the hotel's value, rooms and location.
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's value, and described the room rates as great, reasonable and affordable.
The hotel's rooms were complimented by numerous lodgers. They described their accommodations as clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable, with good water pressure. It should be noted, however, that some guests were disappointed with aspects of their rooms (see below).
Several reviewers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to the beach, highway access, bus stops, the library, Walgreens, restaurants and bars.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive on the whole, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
While the majority of guests enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms, some guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, poor Wi-Fi signals, dated decor and plastic mattress covers.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by some reviewers. They reported loud music from the on-site tiki bar late at night, as well as guests partying in rooms overhead.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3 out of 5 from 348 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3 out of 5 with a 76% recommendation rate from 262 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #90 out of 135 Fort Lauderdale hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 185 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 23, 2013 to verify some information.