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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #15 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Jessica for locating a store that was open after 11pm on a Sunday for something I needed the next morning for a business meeting! You were a huge help!

The large bay windows facing the ocean are awesome.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
Thank David M
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much David for your kind words about Jessica at our front desk for assisting you with your meeting needs! I've already shared your comments with her and it brought a smile to her face.

We hope you will come back soon for another visit for some relaxation and enjoy those amazing views of the ocean!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed there with my wife for work, rooms are nice and comfortable, but if you come for vacation is not the best place, the area pool is small and enclosed, the beach was not in its best moment (hurricane Irma was a month ago) the area around is quite empty with few options for food or drinks.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you carlnunez for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your comfortable rooms, but sorry you felt there is a lack of food & beverage options in our area. Perhaps you were not able to explore our area, as we are centrally located to many restaurants/shops and area attractions - most within a 5 or 10 minute walk or a short drive. Additionally, we are pleased to report that the City has done an outstanding job of getting the beach back into great shape since the departure of Hurricane Irma - it is now business as usual and we hope you will come back again soon to enjoy everything we have to offer!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Took a 4 day break from the northeast to come to Ft. Lauderdale and finally, after years of driving by this hotel thinking it was a condo or apartment building, booking our stay. What a great place, especially at the price point!
For travelers unfamiliar with FTL, this is at the north end of the "strip" bisected by Sunrise Blvd.
The hotel is modern, hip and has outstanding staff, especially the front end manned capably by Alexis at the front desk. Our king room was spacious, faced the ocean, and was very quiet with great housekeeping. The pool area is a bit small but worked well for our needs. There are a couple of pubs in the immediate footprint for food options other than the hotel. The beach is right across the street and the hotel has reserved chairs for guests.
If you were thinking at staying at the W down the boulevard ( I have), this is a better, less expensive choice with great service and attitude from the management team.
Will book this hotel again, without a doubt.

Room Tip: Rooms toward the north end of the building have the best view.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you thomas n for sharing your positive feedback of our recent visit with us. I'm thrilled that you chose to stay with us and you were not disappointed by your first stay. It's great to know that you enjoyed our hip decor, fabulous location across from the beach and the wonderful service you received by our team, especially Alexis at the front desk!

Now that you have found us, we hope you will come back for more visits in the near future.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

After my daughters wedding, me and my wife wanted a little rest and relaxation. Could not have picked a better hotel. Surrounded by a beautiful beach and several of the top restaurants in Florida. The hotel and rooms are very clean. The breakfast was the best in Ft Lauderdale. The employees bent over backwards for us. The pool and bar was just what we needed. Pulling this whole experience together was Joe the bartender at the pool. He makes the hotel. WE will be back soon.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the ocean. Amazing sunrise
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow - thank you so much twcondon6 for your wonderful five star review! It's great to know that from start to finish you and your wife experienced a great stay with us!

We appreciate you choosing to stay at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach and our team looks forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stayed at the Sonesta 3 nights pre-cruise. The hotel is located right on the beach front and about a 10 minute walk from a supermarket and mall so plenty of dining options available.
The hotel is about a 15 minute drive from Port Everglades and a 20-30 minute walk from Las Olas.

Check in and out was very quick and the staff were very friendly. They charge a $20 a day resort fee which includes Wifi, bottled water daily, tea/ coffee in the room, beach loungers, beach towel use, a free drink from the bar and they hold themed evenings too, one of the evenings we were there was free corn dogs.

Our room was on the 5th floor and had a lovely ocean view room. (All rooms do) The room was light, airy and spacious.
The room is very white which shows up every stain/ mark. My bed the headboard was a bit tattered and our bathroom wasn't particularly clean, however the rest of the room was fine.
The beds were very comfortable, and we didn't have any issues with noise except from the air con.

The hotel has a small swimming pool and a good amount of sun loungers to use, then the beach is just across the road where you have loungers to use. There is also a gym and small bar in the hotel lobby.
The hotel has a restaurant attached open for all meals, however we did not use this so cannot comment on it.

Overall we had a good stay here. Unfortunately the weather was not great so we couldn't get to the beach to use the loungers at all during our stay, which is a little annoying considering you pay for them in the resort fee, however we spent a lot of time in the hotel and in our room so we made the most of it there.
We would stay here again, however it is a little far out for just a one-night pre or post cruise but for more than 2 days it's in a great location with the Mall, Supermarket, places to eat, Bonnet House and Hugh Taylor Birch Gardens all next door to the hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Emily J
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Emily J for your detailed review of your recent and letting us know just how much you enjoyed everything that Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach has to offer! 'm so pleased that you had an opportunity to experience all of our amenities that are associated with our Daily Fee - especially our Daily Delights. We are located close to so many area venues and attractions - all within walking distance, and it's nice to hear you were able to explore the area.

I hope your future travels will include a return trip to visit us again in the near future.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I would give a zero if I could. We were supposed to stay here for a wedding at Fort Lauderdale beach. We arrived around 10:00 at night with a prepaid reservation. Upon trying to check in we were told that they were “walking us.” I asked what that meant and the desk clerk said they did not have a room even though we had already paid. I then asked to speak with s manager and was told that there was not one on duty. The clerk said they had a room at another hotel that was 17 miles away in Hollywood. I spend approximately 50 nights a year in hotels and have never had this happen before. I would advise against trusting this hotel. They also walked the group in front of us who had reservations for ten days and had just flown all day to get there from Germany.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank belzweig
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you belzweig for sharing your feedback. I sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you and your family encountered due to our oversold situation. This is a rare occasion for us and want to assure you that we are taking measures to prevent this from happening again in the future.

We would love to make things right and hope that you will give us another opportunity in the future to provide you with an exceptional visit.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the hotel atound noon after an early morning flight. Jessica Colangelo at the front desk checked us right in, no waiting till 4 my daughters would have fell asleep on the beach.The bell hops Brandon and Ryan were very helpful getting bags to and from room. I will come back again. Mark

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks very much MarkHeflin for your kind words about our hotel and the great service you received from Jessica, Brandon and Ryan! I have already shared your comments with them and it brought a smile to their faces. We are excited to hear that you will coming back for another visit - hopefully soon!

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Additional Information about Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Address: 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3310
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#32 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $218 - $514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps away from the ocean and the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers you a sensational experience among Fort Lauderdale hotels: oceanfront hotel accommodations, unique restaurants and lounging areas, and a variety of excursions for those guests looking to explore Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Our ballroom and meeting rooms on the penthouse floor overlook the Atlantic Ocean, presenting a special setting for business meetings and social gatherings held at this Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel. ... more   less 
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