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Chicago
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I debated between 3 & 4 stars (and went with 4 as the pros outweighed the cons). We stayed here from 02/03-02/05/2017 pre-cruise in a family 2 bedroom / 2 bath suite for 3 people. Once entering the property, it looked very modern and we're greeted by a very nice woman at the front desk. They had our room ready...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was not average, but it was a very mixed experience. The hotel is right next to a hollowed-out shell of a building next door. When we arrived, the young man at the desk watched us struggle with the door and our luggage. He informed us that the hotel had no breakfast, no room service, and no restaurants in...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. As the newest beachside boutique hotels we count on your feedback in order to continue to improve. I am happy to tell you that we are in the process of rolling out a very cool communications technology to help our guests and have collateral for...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish we could have stayed all 4 nights in this adorable place. The decor and Nespresso in the room reminded me of boutique hotels in Barcelona and Lisbon. Pristine and smelling oh so clean it was a pleasure to stay there! Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating . From pictures it might look a little bit like a motel...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was so important to us to honor the original architecture while creating an escape filled with the amenities our guests deserve! Our Team is delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we enter the office we were greeted by Tony, a very friendly an intelligent young man, he checked us in with ease and took us to our room in such a professional manner. The grounds and layout of this place is immaculate. Our room was large and spacious with a very comfortable king bed, looking out the window was...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind kind review. We love Tony and are thrilled to hear he really made your stay special! Our Team Members are passionate about the guest experience and are so happy to hear when we have succeeded! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Saint Charles, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed for 7 days in January in a Deluxe King and loved the room and the hotel. It's great to see some of the smaller properties being brought back to life and not torn down for another high rise condo which is happening way too much in Ft. Lauderdale. And the Ikona is a Gem of...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. As Fort Lauderdale's newest Beachside Boutique Hotels it is critical that we hear from our guests so we can continue to grow and improve. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking to stay away from the typical chain hotel with the cookie-cutter room, this is the place! It is new, clean, and the staff is great! From check in to check out, they were friendly and helpful. The room was immaculate and modern. The location was great. Just a short 1/2 block walk to the beach and...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very kind words. Fort Lauderdale makes a fantastic backdrop to our newly renovated beachside boutique escape. Our brand continues to grow and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ikona, our Crown Jewel, or any of our amazing Gzella Collection Properties!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I moved to this hotel after an issue with our room at another hotel. We chose the family suite which was just fantastic up on the first floor. The room was very well appointed with an overly generous areas for us to spread out. The main bed is a fabulously hug bed. A separate twin bedroom is...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. Know that our Team Members will celebrate your note as their passion is to create special experiences for each guest. We can't wait to welcome you back to any of our Gzella Collection Properties!

Leesburg, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was traveling for business and stumbled upon this newly renovated hotel. Crisp and clean environment. Spacious rooms including those with a kitchen table, refrigerator and sink. Nice to have's would be an in-room microwave. Also, as there is no restaurant, but will be at their hotel next door that in under remodel, it would be nice to have something available...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We do have a few microwaves available and am sorry to hear that we did not accommodate your request. We are definitely looking into breakfast options as guest feedback always drives us to improve and evolve. Look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely boutique motel. Lovely decor. All the amenities that one expects at a high end hotel. Well-appointed rooms. Great beds and bedding. Poolside room. Pleasant and helpful team. A short walk to the beach. Just lovely. No elevators. Sunshine on the pool in the morning. A wonderful place to stay if you want to avoid gigantic hotels.

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so proud of the renovation and that we were able to preserve some of the history while creating and escape in the middle of it all! We are constantly making improvements and are fueled by feedback from our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back to any of Gzella...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Chic, stylish, minimalist place to stay with very hepful and accommodating staff. Location is extremely convenient for beach, restaurants (use their recommendations) and shops, and is only a 5/7 minute walk to the water taxi. Car parking provided. Beautiful outdoor space in which to sit and swim. In short a tranquil gem (with possibly the most comfortable beds ever). If...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our little oasis! Our city is amazing and we are so proud to provide a little gem in the center of it all! We look forward to welcoming you back to Ikona soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ikona Hotel is the Crown Jewel of the Gzella Collection. Opened since Mid August 2016, this property has a style and feel that is one of a kind. Designed by Blanche Garcia of "Hotel Impossible," the guest rooms are sleek and sophisticated, while offering state of the art refrigerators and multifunctional spaces that fit every guest's needs. Ikona is the quintessential boutique hotel, located steps from Fort Lauderdale's amazing beaches. Offering a tropical poolside experience, breathtaking living room for guests to enjoy and only the highest quality amenities, Ikona is perfect for even the most discerning of guests. What truly sets the Gzella Collection apart from a lot of the larger properties is our ability to create truly personalized experiences for every guest. Our Team Members take guest satisfaction personally, and with a company culture that cherishes hospitality and a product that is newly renovated and one of a kind, The Ikona is everything travelers are looking for. Ikona offers only the highest quality finishes while maintaining its retro architecture and a service culture that sets us apart from the rest! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ikona Hotel

Address: 3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly The Shell Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Price Range: $271 - $492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ikona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
The Shell Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Hotel Style:
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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“Rooms on second floor, great ocean view and sundeck looking out the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles 693darrellw, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor will provide a little more view, but all rooms are well positioned.”
 of 5 bubbles 727philipw, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Small hotel with most rooms on 2 floors...2 penthouse rooms above roof. Any are great. Offer's adjoining rooms for families.”
 of 5 bubbles Smtilly, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles cathtod, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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