1 . W Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (954) 414 - 8200

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Perch on the sugar-sand coastline of Fort Lauderdale and bathe in the luxury of the W resort, a once favored party destination for stars and starlets. Now back on the scene, the tastefully designed mecca of relaxation pampers guests with thoughtful tender care. Explore sultry secrets and hidden crannies, and get lost in this matrix of beauty. Unobstructed views of wavy beaches and flowing waterways command gazes from every direction. You won’t want to leave one of 517 seductive, anything-but-typical suites, but then again, you will. You’ll want to savior choice cuts of meat at STEAK 954, the resort’s Fort Lauderdale restaurant. Sweeping oceanfront views are enchanting as decadent flavor sweeps past giddy taste buds. Stephen Starr, creator of Buddakan in New York City, brings his mouthwatering culinary creations to Fort Lauderdale in a soft, alluring ambiance. Cutting edge modern design of Whisky Blue is ready to showcase your best dance moves. Order up at the bold bronze bar, and get down and fierce, or gaze deep into the heavens on the stylish outdoor patio. Live life to the fullest at W Fort Lauderdale!

Address

401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Highlights

With W Fort Lauderdale's truly excellent Whatever/Whenever service, they promise to make your special moment magical and transform your dreams into reality whether it's a sunset cruise or mariachi serenaded spa services. Whatever you want, whenever you want it.

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Wow and amaze your bride with the perfect backdrop to your wedding ceremony. Fort Lauderdale cooks up spicy honeymoons and romantic proposals, as well as most eloquent ceremonies at the hotel.

2 . Best Western PLUS Oceanside Inn

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 367 - 1007

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Whether on business or vacation, you’ll be swimming up to your ears in luxury at the Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn. That’s not the only type of swimming you’ll do. The best western is adjacent to the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Fort Lauderdale Beach’s naturally transpiring waves. Predictably, the Best Western sports a magnificent outdoor swimming pool, sparkling under the sun in perfect aqua splendor. Spread out at its edge under an umbrella, or give the deep emerald surf of the Atlantic a try. Dry off and slip into comfort of your room complete with a massive flat screen TV, freshly made beds and access to the catwalk. Fall asleep to HBO, and open your eyes to a beautiful pool view with the help of your private coffee maker. Make waves at the Best Western PLUS Oceanside Inn.

Address

1180 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Highlights

The hotel has over 700 square feet of meeting space perfect for any classroom, banquet, theatre, or reception layout.

Fun facts

Thanks to its many canals, Fort Lauderdale is known as "Venice of America".

3 . Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 325 - 3535

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Where the silky beach ends, the luxury of Fort Lauderdale spills over into the lavish accommodations of the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. Two pools, vast stretches of private beach, and more available water sports than you could hold your breath for make the Sheraton a master destination for tropical shenanigans. And the inside is as refreshing as the cooling waves of the Atlantic. Most of the 486 rooms offer panoramic views of the ocean or the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and feature cutting edge technology to augment guest experiences. Shades of bright blue and tan pervade through the modern design, uplifting spirits and creating a good vibe feel. Work up a healthy sweat in the onsite fitness center, or wind up for a therapeutic hole-in-one at a nearby golf course.

Address

1140 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Season

Fort Lauderdale's year round pleasant weather makes it a perfect destination for a tropical getaway during the dredges of winter. Skim sparkling water in search of exotic swimmers instead of helplessly watching as your winter -induced tears freeze to your cheeks.

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Aloha Watersports is a convenient vendor of tropical delights. The rental company specializes in jet skiing and snorkeling opportunities, but offers chartered fishing excursions as well.

4 . Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek Ft. Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 325 - 3535

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A Sheraton resort once again graces our list. This time tropical palms and water walls fill the lobby with tranquility and tropical peace. Immediately upon arrival guests step into the mood and ambiance every tropical vacation needs. Of course the fabled Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed makes its appearance, and then its disappearance as you drift away into a giddy slumber. After a good night’s rest, you will feel chipper enough to walk to Cypress Creek Station, a nearby shopping center with 229,000 square feet of quaint stores, delicious treats, and a Regal Cinemas movie theater. When you’re belly starts talking, it’s time for Duval Street Bar & Grill. Pastel yellow chairs and tables surround a sun washed gazebo and magic is served by the platter. Top notch food overlooking a waterfall is appreciated by even the most skeptic of foodies. Come to the beach, stay in a suite, and get your tan on!

Address

555 N.W. 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

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Getting there

To get to the hotel from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, take Interstate 595 West to Interstate 95 North. Proceed on I-95 to Cypress Creek Road West (Exit 33B). Continue west on Cypress Creek Road. The hotel is approximately 0.25 miles on the right.

5 . The Westin Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (954) 772 - 1331

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Sail into the tropical haven that is the Westin Fort Lauderdale hotel for a perfect pre- or post-cruise vacation. The hotel lounges by a beautiful three acre tropical lagoon, just five miles from Port Everglades. Set the tropical mood in warm Fort Lauderdale before a cruise to the Bahamas, or spend a few nights upon your return to ease back into the hard life. Sunshine epically blasts through clear skies for 3,000 hours out of the year; you can take a moment to soak up a few for yourself. Over 300 miles of twisting, twirling waterways web their way through the city, making infinite possibilities for a peaceful stroll. Take advantage of shopping opportunities whether it be a humble flea market or the elegant collection of upscale boutiques and galleries on Las Olas Boulevard. Dine like a Fortune 500 CEO at Alfiere's Mediterranean Bistro, on hotel grounds, before departing on your greater maritime adventure.

Address

400 Corporate Drive, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33334

Related activities

Not into watching sports on the TV in your room? Catch a live game at Sun LIfe Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.

Getting there

From the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airport, take Interstate 95 North to Exit 33A (Cypress Creek Road). Bear right off of the exit and proceed to the second set of lights. Turn left into the Radice Corporate Park complex. The hotel entrance is the first driveway on the left.

6 . Lago Mar Resort and Club

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (954) 523 - 6511

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Welcome to serenity. Welcome to peace. Welcome to Lago Mar Resort and Club, where there are no cowbells and bullhorns blasting news of your arrival. This resort is different. Privacy and seclusion is what you’ll find on the 500-foot private beach, along with pristine sand dollars and possibly the deteriorating remains of a sandcastle built too close to the tide. The colors of the sunset wash over the beach and dip below the horizon in fascinating glory. Three generations of hoteliers have fondly molded and refined Lago Mar’s ambiance in every facet of the guest experience. Enjoy indoor or al fresco dining, a swimming pool that hugs the alluring beach, finely appointed accommodations, and life-changing spa make staying at Lago Mar so memorable. Don’t wait! Come to a peaceful paradise that caters to your pace.

Address

1700 South Ocean Lane, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Highlights

Whether you're throwing a girls getaway, or threw your shoulder beating your personal golf record, recuperation is a given with one of Lago Mar's heavenly spa packages.

Fun facts

Lago Mar Resort & Club has been faithfully owned and operated by the Banks family for more than 50 years.

7 . Bahia Mar Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 708 - 1590

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Beautiful before and stunningly creative now, the Bahia Mar Beach Resort has recently undergone a multimillion dollar renovation. This bright new look feeds guests a contemporary ambiance with stylish furnishings and sophisticated decor. Peer out oversized windows and be overcome by vistas of the resort’s tropical gardens and the breathtaking Atlantic, housing majestic yachts that effortlessly bob in the waves. At the Bahia Mar, everyone’s needs will be met and you choose the combination that fits yours. Will it be one king bed with an ocean view balcony for the weekend to propose to the love of your life? Or will the kids be bouncing on two twin beds while you tune it out with a partial ocean view? They will surely go down easily with the 40-inch flat panel TV, and you will recover from lost sleep with the complimentary coffee machine!

Address

801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Related activities

What better way is there to discover the secrets of Fort Lauderdale's twisting waterways and trails than by bicycle? Rent one from Bahia Mar and find out.

Related Onsite Offerings

If you can't separate business from pleasure, why not combine them? That is what the Bahia Mar does with 28,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space.

8 . Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (954) 527 - 6725

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Plunge into a hotel experience that is as immersive as the aquatic culture of Fort Lauderdale. Soft blues, cool greens, and neutral tans wash away stress as they reoccur throughout the hotel’s brilliant architecture. Gaze out at the sparkling pool, the powerful Atlantic, or the 17th street causeway and observe the massive arms of its bridge retreating to allow cargo ships to pass by. Floor to ceiling windows elaborate the view and private balconies add more comfort to pleasure. If you can force yourself out of the serene outdoor pool and it’s perfectly manicured grounds, you will find a visit to the marina well worth it. Jet skiing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, diving, and other exhilarating water sports are available to fill your sea-loving heart’s content. The majestic setting of Fort Lauderdale makes a maritime boat tour of the location paramount.

Address

1881 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Highlights

It's the little things that count - bask in sumptuous comforts such as a designer throw blanket and a work desk with an adjustable lamp.

Related Onsite Offerings

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served with good libations and a chilled atmosphere at the G on the Elements Pool & Deck. Take a dip in the tranquil water, then take a bite out of heaven.

The perfect embodiment of upscale hospitality lies hidden on 16 secluded acres of tropical retreat, complete with an idyllic private beach next to the areas hottest attractions. Set the children loose in the tropical lagoon pool and engross in a good read or let the sun’s vibrant energy soothe your skin. Untold relaxation awaits at the Harbor Beach Resort’s spa, or more appropriately, its 22,000 square feet of heavenly bliss and grounding harmony. Experience therapeutic treatment in another way at 3030, a restaurant onsite. Modern American seafood delights are fascinatingly original yet classically imagined. Dine by candlelight while overlooking the beautiful ocean sprinkled with silver moonlight. Stay for drinks at the Sea Bar and give your dancing fins a whirl. Privacy, harmony and tropical ecstasy await at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

Address

3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Fun facts

The resorts and atmosphere of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are so appealing, over 10 million tourists find their way to the tropical utopia every year!

Related Onsite Offerings

If your heart nearly stopped from your initial impression of this beautiful resort, pump it back up at the modern fitness center. Cardiovascular equipment and a plethora of free weights are available for fitness enthusiasts.

10 . The Oceanfront Hotel

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (954) 524 - 8733

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Want to jump in the swim tank but not break the bank? Fort Lauderdale vacations don’t have to squeeze your wallet dry like your swim trunks after a joyous dip in the azure waves. All the services of an upscale resort are combined with family friendly amenities, creating the epitome of family vacations experiences. Oversized rooms with sleeper sofas give space to rambunctious youngsters, and direct access to Fort Lauderdale’s famous “blue wave beaches” provides the perfect outlet to release the stresses of travel. Whether you’re drenched in the Atlantic’s crystalline water or the overhead sun’s loving rays, there is endless fun to be had here. Take a gritty swamp tour by buggy, swim with dolphins, or ride an airboat through the Everglades. Soak up the culture of Florida’s Seminole Tribe at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. Make the Oceanfront your headquarters for the family adventure of a lifetime!

Address

440 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Highlights

Dining is a real treat with the Oceanfront Hotel. They own several delicious restaurants in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, so you don't have to break up your day for a scrumptious meal.

Getting there

If you are coming from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, take the exit to U.S. Route 1 North. Continue to S.E. 17th Street and turn right. As you drive east on S.E. 17th Street, you will cross over the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. Follow the curves of the road, and S.E. 17th Street becomes A1A. Go to Las Olas Boulevard and turn left. Go to Seabreeze Boulevard and make another left. The hotel will be on your left.

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