The View's Always Best at These Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotels

If you're in Fort Lauderdale, then the best place to stay is along its famous sandy beach. Here you are steps away from the sizzling-hot beaches during the day and the equally hot nightlife. Discover the difference in staying at one of Florida's best hotels in Fort Lauderdale. Hotels of this caliber like The Atlantic Resort and Spa, where guests arrive, knowing the quality and service they have come to expect. Then there is the legendary Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale. This place has written the book on service and quality, and this beachside resort will not disappoint. The Westin Beach Resort & Spa will accommodate all of a guest's needs during their stay, and more. Known for its great location right on the beach as well as home to Shula's On The Beach, the favorite steakhouse of locals and guests alike. At hotels like the Pelican Grand Beach Resort even the tiniest details are taken care of, leaving guests feeling welcomed and pampered. If you enjoy the elegance and sophistication of one of the beach's most recent arrivals, the consider the W Fort Lauderdale. For those who wish to enjoy Fort Lauderdale and not break the bank, Angela's Beach Resort and the Premier Hotel just might fit the bill with their affordable and comfortable accommodations. And for many gay travelers who enjoy this friendly city and visit often, you'll find that the Grand Resort and Spa offers elegant rooms in an unbeatable natural surrounding with only the best amenities. Welcome!




Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
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Having recently opened on the corner of Sunrise and A1A, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale has become one of the most convenient hotels on the beach. Located with spectacular ocean views and with an awesome proximity to great luxury shopping at the Galleria just up the street, upscale dining in the hotel or along the beach, or for a fun cafe or pizza stop within walking distance, as well as great access to the beach just across the street, B Ocean has become a classic hotel in just a short amount of time. That alone speaks volumes of this property's quality and service. Each room is beautifully designed and guests have access to world class amenities such as a relaxing pool and patio bar and FreeB-wi-fi accessibility. B Mesmerized!

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: Conveniently located near great restaurants, shops and especially the beach.

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Grand Resort And Spa 4 Gay Men
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More like a private refuge in the midst of a bustling seaside section of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Grand Resort and Spa is well-known for is class and elegance in both style and service. This property caters to gay guests who expect the very best, and it has earned respect among its patrons who return again and again. Each room's design and style is sophisticated and relaxing and welcoming. The Grand offers amenities such as a relaxing pool and clothing optional hot tub area, work-out room as well as an on-property masseuse for an afternoon message, by appointment. Not only this but the property has a wooded trail that transports its nature-loving guests to a quiet world that is set apart from that just outside its gates. Guests are treated to a continental breakfast each morning, wi-fi access, an in-house video library.

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: An oasis of nature in the middle of it all. Elegantly decorated with the best amenities.

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Premiere Hotel
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Hoping to find cheap hotels in Fort Lauderdale that don't skimp on service? In the classic old Florida style teaming with an inviting pool of sparkling blue water, and a building gleaming of white and pastel yellow, Premiere Hotel Fort Lauderdale welcomes guests who expect a traditional Florida vacation just steps from the beach – and that won't break the budget. The staff at here hang their hats on warm courtesy, and the owner, Mario, is ever-present and incredibly welcoming. Location is another key factor that adds to the hotel's fantastic value – you'll find no shortage of beaches, shops and restaurants nearby. The rooms are astonishingly well outfitted with amenities like cable TV and DVD players.

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: Staying by the beach does not have to break the bank. The Premiere offers great rooms, great service at a great price.

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If you're in the mood for something a little different from the usual hotels on Fort Lauderdale beach, why not see what makes this little gem so popular? Angela's Beach resort is a family-owned property that specializes in friendly service, cozy standard hotel rooms, one-bedroom apartments and a penthouse with a private deck that is perfect for a honeymoon. This homey property is simply everything you need and a location that's just a block from the beach, a few miles from Las Olas and a quick cab ride to the airport. All this adds up to a great value. Plus, you can swim in the pool, unwind in the sauna and even bring along the family dog or cat!

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: Great for when you're in the mood for something homey and personal. Great service and a place to make memories.

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort - A Noble House Resort
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Just take a glance at the beautiful Pelican Grand Beach Resort and immediately you will begin to relax. This amazing property exudes Old Florida grandeur and welcomes you to one of the premier hotels set directly on Fort Lauderdale beach. Offering 156 rooms including 106 oceanfront suites with balconies offering spectacular views of the Atlantic and access to the 500-foot private beach, this is just the spot to enjoy complimentary chairs and umbrellas as you lunch. Kids love the area's only lazy river and the beautiful zero-entry pool, while a relaxing massage in the beach spa cabana appeals to adults. Veranda rocking chairs provide the perfect place to unwind after a day of family fun.

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: Elegant surroundings literally right on the beach. Unbeatable service and unbeatable views.

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Sitting on Fort Lauderdale's exclusive pristine waterfront is the Bahia Mar Beach Resort. Surrounded on three sides by the Intracoastal Waterway, this hotel enjoys a unique location and offers excellent accommodations and services to all guests. For yachting enthusiasts, walk the docks of the oceanfront marina to see up close and personal many of the finest luxury yachts in the world. A stroll across the convenient skywalk over A1A to the world famous Fort Lauderdale Beach offers a day of soaking up the sunshine and getting that tan you came for. This legendary property offers each room equipped with coffeemaker, dataport, and cable TV. The hotel features a bar and restaurant, a private beach, tennis courts, a 330-slip marina, and several shops. Located just 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Meeting space to accommodate 2000.

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: Guests need to come here to see what all the talk is about. Bahia Mar Beach Resort is a legendary local landmark for good reason.

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The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
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For undisputed class and elegance right on the beach, The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale has set a standard that many have chosen to follow. Offering uniquely designed and furnished suites with million-dollar views, and such amenities as a rejuvenating spa and fitness center, serene oceanfront pool and an endless assortment of water sports, all easily arranged by the hotel's concierge, The Westin is an all-inclusive resort for the entire family. A special treat is the on-site restaurant Shula's On The Beach, the well-known steakhouse that is part of the Shula's family of steakhouses, and which offers diners incredible seating that looks out over the ocean. This incredible property will, no doubt, become your home away from home just steps from Fort Lauderdale's beautiful blue wave beach.

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: This all-inclusive resort right on the beach is something to write home about. Quality and service are the name-of-the-game here.

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W Fort Lauderdale
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To outstanding fanfare and high expectations, W Fort Lauderdale recently opened its doors on Fort Lauderdale Beach and offered a new, high standard of the beachside resort. Dubbed by the press as a more modern and urbane resort than what the beach is used to, W Fort Lauderdale appeals to guests who enjoy its playful yet sophisticated atmosphere. From the two infinity pools to the 315 feet of golden sandy beach, this superstar in hospitality is anything but ordinary. Treat yourself to the sensory indulgences of the spa, make a cabana your second home, or dance the night away in one of the area's hippest nightclubs. Gorgeous guest rooms offer unexpected surprises and sophisticated style.

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: A modern, urban and sophisticated elegance that makes a memorable stay for guests – as well as ideally located.

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Private Residences at the Atlantic Resort and Spa
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The Atlantic Resort and Spa is exactly the property people think of when they picture ultimate luxury, ultimate service and ultimate Gold Coast seaside views. From the spacious oceanfront rooms to the penthouse suites, the contemporary luxury of this Fort Lauderdale resort will take your breath away. The stunning views from the balconies are only matched by the resort's sophisticated style and world-class service. Airy rooms vie with the spa, golden beach and outdoor pool for your attention. Don't miss an award-winning meal at one of the area's best restaurants with an ocean view while you're there. Conveniently located just six miles from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport, and just minutes from world class shopping, galleries, theater and dining.

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: Great location with fabulous views and excellent service. There's a reason guests come back.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
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Who says you can't have it all? Just think of the name Ritz Carlton and your mind immediately goes to its glamorous and legendary properties in New York and Paris and London. Now you can enjoy the exclusivity of the Ritz Carlton with its world-class amenities and stellar service right here on Ft. Lauderdale's famous beach. The Ritz Carlton's elegance and Old World charm are a few of the reasons guests have come to love this Fort Lauderdale beach hotel's accommodations. The 29,000-square-foot tropical pool deck and heated infinity pool on the seventh floor offer everything from poolside service to exclusive cabanas. The polished design extends to the lavish rooms, luxurious spa and the dramatic oceanfront setting. You may never make it to the beach because the hotel offers so many appealing features! And yes, you really can have it all!

Recommended for Beach Hotels because: A stellar landmark for those who enjoy staying in world-class elegance.

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