Once upon a time there was a movie filmed right here that shined the light on Fort Lauderdale Beach and brought everlasting fame to what was then a small beach town known for college kids and spring break vacations. It was here, in 1960, that a young actress named Connie Francis – still a Fort Lauderdale resident – frolicked in the sun and sand with co-star George Hamilton and discovered that this is Where The Boys Are.
What was once known as the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel is today called the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. This amazing landmark still stands and proclaims not just where the boys are, but how Fort Lauderdale beach has changed. No longer the ruckus spring break destination it once was, this beautiful blue wave beach has been transformed into the glittering, world-class hot spot that it has become (to the credit of wise city planners), and the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel is at the center of it all.
The hotel has been updated since its 1960 claim to fame and guests today will enjoy its sleek new property-wide redesign, 486 comfortable guest rooms, most of which feature views of the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway, world-class amenities including a fitness center, WiFi throughout the property, an expanded pool deck and new infinity pool that blends right into the ocean. Enjoy lunch outside at The Beach Bar and Grill and take in the views that make this city famous. On weekends, catch live music right in the very spot that was used in Where The Boys Are, The Wreck Room.
Come and enjoy this world-class hotel which is an important part of Fort Lauderdale history.