Fort Lauderdale's Top 10 Romantic Hotels From Five-Star to Affordable

What city can possibly be more romantic than Fort Lauderdale, Florida? With beautiful blue-wave beaches, Five Star hotels, exclusive resorts and spas, intimate fine dining and endless activities make this the ideal destination. Whether for a honeymoon, celebrating that special day, an anniversary or just a few days away – even for locals – Fort Lauderdale is tailor-made for romance. For money-no-object stays this city offers some of the world's best-known hotels with names such as The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, W Fort Lauderdale, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa and Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach. Guests who expect the best are never disappointed and with these properties offering stellar locations with breathtaking views, concierge service, on-site restaurants, spa service and even more world-class amenities, visitors will experience the stay of a lifetime. Following this tradition of excellence that are almost legendary in Fort Lauderdale is The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. With amazing city and Intracostal views, and very near the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades and home to Grill 66 and Bar. Keeping with this standard and very near Fort Lauderdale Beach is the Lago Mar Resort and Club and the world-known boutique offering of The Pillars at New River Sound. For those who want to be right on the beach with easy access it's the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. Lounge in comfortable rocking chairs and take in the amazing Atlantic views. Welcome to Fort Lauderdale for your romantic getaway. Enjoy!


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 Romantic Hotels because: Affordable and a premiere property in the upcoming North Beach area with easy access to the beach, great restaurants and nightlife.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel - Hollywood Beach Resort
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Visitors who wish to enjoy the fun and entertaining Hollywood have the classic choice of the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach. Not skimping one bit on quality and service, guests will be welcomed into this tropical sanctuary that offers amazing contemporary comforts in each of its 311 guest rooms. This is an upscale resort that offers genuine hospitality and accommodations of the highest quality, including high-tech accessories, including a refrigerator and microwave, coffee maker, flat panel televisions and complimentary wired and wireless internet service. Located along the route for the Water Taxi and the Hollywood Trolley be sure to take advantage of these unique modes of transportation and explore the many wonders of Hollywood and greater Fort Lauderdale.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Ideal Hollywood location just south of Fort Lauderdale with access to the Water Taxi for a romantic tour of the city's waterways.

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
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Having recently opened on the corner of Sunrise and A1A, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale has become one of the hottest hotels on the beach. Conveniently 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 Romantic Hotels because: Recently renovated with ideal charm, close proximity to the beach, casual and fine dining and great shopping and sizzling nightlife.

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Amazingly secluded on sixteen waterfront acres, the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa is a choice property for those who desire the finest in service and amenities. If it's steps from this property's private beach you're looking for, this is it. With three restaurants including the popular modern American seafood eatery, 3030 Ocean, as well The Spa on Harbor Beach where you will experience the therapies of Europe and the Far East, mind-body wellness activities, and a renewed sense of oneness with nature. Suites are designed with rich fabrics, colors and a modern design for the utmost in comfort and sophistication. Your stay in Fort Lauderdale will be the utmost in elegance, class and style.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Immaculate picture-perfect property, a private beach and three on-site restaurants.

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The Pillars at New River Sound is considered a local gem. It's the perfect place for those who want to be near the exciting beach and nightlife action, yet slightly set back from it all by a pleasant walk. Recently named by a premier international travel magazine as the best hotel in Florida, the Pillars Hotel is a boutique property of just 28 rooms. This prestigious recognition holds a certain cachet for this property that locals and frequent travelers have known about all along. This beautiful and romantic property lies on the Intracoastal Waterway and is adorned with colonial plantation style decor. Its finely furnished rooms and suites feature high-speed Internet access, a mini-bar, complimentary bathrobe and toiletries. Amenities include 24-hour room and concierge services, daily turn-down service, same day laundry and dry-cleaning, a water-taxi service and complimentary poolside iced tea. Meeting space for twelve people.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Recognized as the Best Hotel in Florida by a national travel magazine for a reason.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: Stellar service, jaw-dropping views right on the beach and close to great shopping and dining.

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The legendary Lago Mar Resort and Club is beautifully situated on thirteen tropical acres between Mayan Lake and the Atlantic ocean. This spectacular Fort Lauderdale resort offers guests contemporary and comfortable rooms, numerous amenities and a friendly and efficient staff. Guest rooms contain kitchenettes, wet bars and amazing views. On-site facilities include spectacular, sparkling pools, of which the Olympic-size is the smallest, tennis courts, a near-by private beach and a popular fitness center, as well as complimentary miniature golf, beachfront volleyball and shuffleboard. Complimentary parking and valet service is available. A contemporary and spacious meeting space is equipped to accommodate 350.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A legendary Fort Lauderdale property that has welcomed visitors for many years.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: One of the newest properties on Fort Lauderdale Beach that must be experienced.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: World-known for its high standards of excellence with a ideal location right on the beach.

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The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six is a contemporary, 17-story resort hotel encompassing twenty-two acres and situated on the Intracoastal Waterway. This amazing landmark is located only three blocks from the beach and three miles from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Guest rooms are beautifully appointed and well equipped with TV, hair dryer, private balconies and service-bars. The hotel also features a 142-slip marina, complete fitness center, full service spa, tennis courts, and three pools. Several restaurants, bars and lounges are also provided on site. Guests receive privileges at the nearby Grande Oaks Golf Club. 22 miles from Miami International Airport. Meeting rooms to accommodate 1100.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: One of Fort Lauderdale's most prominent hotels with romantic views, an Intracostal Waterway entrance and restaurant on property.

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