The 11 Best Hotels in Miami Beach
Aug 3, 2019
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of beach hotels in Fort Lauderdale. Bon voyage!
Updated Aug 3, 2019
“The ocean views were fantastic, as was the pool and spa. The beach was beautiful and super relaxing.”
Situated in east Fort Lauderdale, this South Florida resort features an outdoor pool, private beach, and 3 restaurants. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 4 miles away.
Guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV, desk, and seating area with floor-to-ceiling windows. Select Harbor Beach Marriott rooms feature a private balcony, sofa bed, and spa bath.
The spa at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort offers guests treatments like a body scrub, manicure, and massage. Free property-wide Wi-Fi is available. The Surf Club provides unique, supervised activities for children including a wave simulator.
3030 Ocean Restaurant serves a fresh, local seafood menu. Guests can enjoy dining and fresh drinks with ocean views at the Sea Level Restaurant and Bar.
The boutiques and eateries of Las Olas Boulevard are with 2 miles from the hotel. Guests will also be with 2 miles of the Port Everglades cruise port and Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.
“Paradise found. Wonderful staff and facilities, and a room that opened right onto the beach.”
This oceanfront Fort Lauderdale hotel offers an outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, and a spa. Guests will also be 6 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
A flat-screen cable TV, marble bathroom, and floor-to-ceiling windows are featured in all rooms. Select rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale include a balcony with an ocean or Intracoastal waterway view.
Guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale have access to an elevated 29,000 square foot tropical sundeck with infinity pool and private cabanas. It also features a spa and fitness center with water views.
Italian cuisine with waterfront views are offered at Via Luna for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wine Room features selections from a 5,000-bottle wine cellar. Via Luna Bar and Poolside Café are available as well.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is just 3 miles from Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Museum of Science and Discovery in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
“Excellent place to stay. Location of property was excellent. All staff were extremely friendly, helpful and provided amazing customer service.”
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, W Fort Lauderdale is 8 minutes’ drive from the luxury shops of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and provides 24-hour room service to guests.
Spacious rooms and suites include iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Private bathrooms house Bliss Spa® amenities.
The rooftop pool offers panoramic views of the city as well as intracoastal views of the waterway, while Bliss Spa® provides massages, manicures, and a number of other services.
STEAK 954 offers a modern take on classic steakhouse staples for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while WET® Deck Bites serves up soups, sandwiches, and cocktails until sunset.
Las Olas Boulevard’s unique shops and restaurants are 14 minutes’ drive. Port Everglades is 9 minutes’ drive and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 9.7 km drive.
“Very recommended hotel right on Fort Lauderdale beach. The decor is clean modern yet inviting. The water/sea themed done tastefully with warm color. Room was very clean and ultra comfortable.”
Featuring a bar, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach offers accommodation in Fort Lauderdale, an 8-minute walk from Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. The property is around 1.2 km from The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale Shopping Center and 1.2 km from City of Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Marina. The property is situated in the Fort Lauderdale Beach district, 1.6 km from International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Selected rooms will provide you with a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a toaster.
A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Various dining options including local and Mediterranean dishes are available at the in-house restaurant.
Staff are always available to help at the reception.
Las Olas Boulevard is 3.2 km from the hotel, while Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is 4.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 8 km from the property.
“Fantastic value in a prime location close to the beach, shops, bars etc. Excellent wifi, comfortable room and lovely heated pools. A warm welcome awaits you in this gem of a small and friendly family run hotel.”
This hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is less than one block from the beach on the Atlantic Ocean, and it features an saltwater outdoor pool.
Each room is furnished with a refrigerator and coffee facilities at the Premiere Hotel. Free WiFi is available in all rooms and select rooms offer a kitchenette.
The Hotel Premiere offers DVDs and movies. Located on site, Cafe & Bar serves handmade pizza alongside craft beers and boutique wines.
Fort Lauderdale International Airport is 7.4-miles from the Premiere Hotel. Galleria Mall and many other shops and popular restaurants are 1.6 km away.
“Lovely hotel right by a beautiful beach! The staff was amazing from the valet staff to the bartenders at the outside bar. The food was incredible at both the outside pool restaurant, the inside restaurant and the coffee shop.”
Plunge Beach Hotel is set in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 7 km from Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Backflip beach bar serves local concoctions as well as rum-filled classics and other specialty drinks.
Every accommodation features a flat-screen TV, en suite safe, and small refrigerator. Rooms are non-smoking and include private bathrooms. Select rooms offer sea or pool views.
Relax by the poolside or enjoy a workout at the 24-hour fitness centre at Plunge Beach Hotel. Beach towels and beach chairs are offered.
This hotel has water sports facilities and free use of bicycles is available. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including snorkelling and diving.
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale Shopping Center is 7 km from Plunge Beach Hotel, while City of Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Marina is 9 km away. The nearest airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 15 km from Plunge Beach Hotel.
“The location of this hotel is probably one of the best in Fort Lauderdale. Right on the beautiful beach. Impeccable service and a relaxed atmosphere to the whole place.”
Adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, Pelican Grand Beach Resort features an oceanfront pool, private beach, and lazy river tubing ride.
Beach-inspired guestrooms feature a small refrigerator and 42-inch flat-screen TV. In-room movies, games, and music are provided, as is a coffee maker.
Boasting unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, the on-site fitness centre and Pure Spa offers Swedish massages, cleansing facials, and other spa services.
Oceanfront dining and a poolside cocktail are available at Ocean 2000. The Emporium gift shop is an old-fashioned ice parlour that also serves bakery and coffee treats.
Enjoy an upscale shopping experience at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, just 6 minutes’ drive from the property. Broward County Convention Center is 10 minutes' drive.
“Awesome beach resort. Accommodations were beautiful and comfortable. Staff was friendly and available.”
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this luxury resort features fine dining at ilios restaurant and spacious suites with a private balcony. The property is 11 minutes’ drive from Port Everglades and 6 minutes’ drive from the shops of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.
Spa baths and flat-screen TVs are standard in every modern suite at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. All suites feature a large seating area, ocean views, and a kitchen or kitchenette.
Spa Q offers massage treatments that can be enjoyed poolside in a private cabana. The Hilton Beach Resort pool and hot tub showcase panoramic views of the ocean.
Oceanfront S3 restaurant features coastal cuisine, live music, and entertainment while Le Marche Gourmet Market serves casual French and American specialties amid a European-style atmosphere.
Active guests can enjoy free access to the state-of-the-art fitness center or hire a bicycle to travel the city. A full-service business centre is available at the resort and an electric car charging station is located on site.
“Loved it. The size of the room was generous. Gorgeous view of the pool and ocean. Staff was very attentive. Restaurant was good. Facilities very clean. Good location.”
The luxurious Atlantic Hotel & Spa is located on Fort Lauderdale Boulevard adjacent to white, sandy beaches. Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is 1.3 km away from the beachfront resort.
A cable TV, balcony, and ironing facilities are included in each spacious hotel room. A microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, and minibar are also provided. The en suite bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, free toiletries, and a bathrobe.
Guests can relax in the on-site beauty salon or unwind with a massage in the spa boutique. A sauna, hot tub, and outdoor pool are available as well as a fitness centre, gift shop, restaurant, and bar.
The hotel is located 5 km from the Fort Lauderdale city centre. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is 3 minutes' drive away. The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale shopping mall is 2.1 km away from the Atlantic property.
“Quiet place to really enjoy the Fort Lauderdale Beach. The view and rooms were spectacular. The staff is friendly and accommodating.”
Located opposite Fort Lauderdale Beach, this hotel features an on-site restaurant and a heated outdoor pool. Free WiFi is provided in every room, and Bonnet Gardens is 2 minutes' drive away.
Wide windows with an ocean or park view are featured in all rooms at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. A small refrigerator, flat-screen TV, and free WiFi are provided en suite.
The spa suite offers traditional Swedish massages in addition to deep tissue massages and hot stone therapy. A business centre and 24-hour health club are also located on site at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Bistro is a beachfront restaurant serving American dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A full-service cocktail bar is located in the lobby and pool.
This hotel is 12 minutes’ drive from Port Everglades and 7 minutes’ drive from Venice on the Beach. The Galleria shopping centre is less than 1.6 km away.
“Excellent hotel and location. We really enjoyed the pool and being right on the beach. Our room was beautiful and the Las Olas area was gorgeous and has lots of nice restaurants. Would highly recommend this hotel to others.”
Situated directly on Fort Lauderdale Beach, this iconic South Florida resort was formerly known as the Yankee Clippers. It boasts a contemporary ballroom and a state-of-the-art meeting room.
Free WiFi is featured throughout B Ocean Resort and every guestroom comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, Keurig® coffeemaker, and a private bathroom.
Located directly on the white sands of a private beach, B Ocean Resort offers food and beverages from the comfort of beach loungers. Two pools are on site, and private cabanas are available for added ease.
Upscale shopping is 10 minutes' away at the Galleria Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 9.7 km away.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Aug 3, 2019