I think the “B” in B Ocean must stand for Beautiful, because that’s just what my first impression was when I walked into the lobby. It was beautiful! The walls in the lobby are designed to look like waves and the lighting changes the color of the “waves”. Very cool! And I loved the smell of the lobby. I don’t know what that smell is, but it was clean and fresh. The rooms are done in white and beige, which is very contemporary looking. And there is even a surprise “guest” waiting for you in your room.
The pool and pool bar are very classy too. Excellent Mojitos! There are three shaded cabanas you can lie in if you’ve had too much sun. And I loved the bamboo and other landscaping around the infinity edge pool.
The restaurants in the hotel are excellent, which is good because it’s a hike to other restaurants and bars. The hotel sits between two large protected properties, so you have to walk about a mile to where the “action” is – Hooters, Fat Tuesdays, Da Big Kahuna’s, etc. It would be nice if the hotel offered a shuttle service to this area.
The staff was great too, especially Tommy, the housekeeping manager. He happened to be on our floor as we were going to our room for the first time, and I have to say he was the friendliest staff person we encountered during our stay. It’s too bad B Ocean doesn’t have a concierge, because Tommy would be EXCELLENT in that position. He told us about sites to see, places to go, things to do, etc. By the time we left, we felt like we had a new friend in Ft. Lauderdale. If you ever stay at B Ocean, be sure to look him up – he’s very helpful and he’s a great guy.
If we’re ever in the Ft. Lauderdale area again, we will definitely stay at B Ocean.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- b Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel Fort Lauderdale