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“Nice design hotel but far away from the other hotels”

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #17 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
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“Nice design hotel but far away from the other hotels”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Nice design hotel, with a small swimmingpool at the boulevard. Drinks and food at the hotel are somewhat expensive. A good offer is the winetaste. Nearby is a good shoppingmall.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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BOceanGM, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Dear Louwrens65,

Thank you for choosing to B Our Guest at B Ocean this February. I am glad you enjoyed the design and location of our property and were able to experience our Wine Down promotion at B'stro on the Beach. My team and I look forward to your return and appreciate you staying with us.

B Inspiring!

Joel Darr
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

This trendy hotel, located just across the street from the beach, welcomes visitors with a beautiful and aromatic lobby. The treat for the senses continues with the comfortable beds, beautiful beach views and delightful shampoo/conditioner. It also has a small functional gym open 24 hours.

Unfortunately our room was stuffy, (the windows don't open) and the thermostat wasn't working. The front desk said they'd send someone up; 45 min later, we called to say never mind.

  • Stayed January 2012
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BOceanGM, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Dear Shannonlg,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay with us. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the beach location of the hotel and noticed the effort we put into the sensory experience. I am very sorry the request to repair your thermostat was not addressed immediately. I will be sure to share your comments with the team as a training opportunity. Please let me know when you come back to town so I may meet you personally. I wish you safe and exciting travels and thank you for choosing to B Our Guest.

B Inspiring!

Joel Darr
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Northwest Territories, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

It's trendy and if you can get past the flashy lobby lights (sunglasses certainly help!) the beds are heaven themselves. Stunning views from bedroom windows and very high end linens make the stay terrific. Some issues with the restaurants,but they seem to be aware and are working on it. Food great - just the atmosphere is off. Staff extremely helpful for every little request - nothing was beyond them. Loved it!

Room Tip: No coffee makers in rooms, but free coffee in the cafe.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The pool area was very nice. The guests were very friendly. My wife and I went for a 3 night getaway during MLK weekend. The room was clean. The Suite was very nice with great views. The beds were very comfortable. The service from the bartenders on saturday was below average; they were not that busy but were very lazy in not being able to prepare certain drinks that were on the menu becasue "they didn't have time to prepare it".

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Stayed at the B Ocean for 2 night's after our cruise. Hotel is at the far end of Beach Blvd so cab ride is about $20 from Port Everglades. Lobby is like walking into a space ship with colored lights. Young staff but very friendly and helpful. We got a room on the top floor with a fantastic view of the beach. Rooms are quite large and very modern. They have wonderful beds at this hotel and we got a great night's sleep. Rooms are very quiet as well. Neighborhood is a bit sketchy with tattoo parlor's in abundance, but some quaint little resatarant's in easy proximity. We never felt uncomfortable going out at night. Hotel may be at end of strip but is very close to Galleria mall, which has some great shopping. Sawgrass Mills is a long ways away and is likely about a $40 cab ride from hotel. We took public transit, which is right across the street from the hotel, but this takes about 90 minutes to get to Sawgrass.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at the B Ocean and would recommend it as long as you don't need to be closer to entertainment and better restaurants.

Room Tip: The higher up you are the better the view.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hollywood, Florida
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. Our room was nice, could have been nicer. Overall our stay was comfortable. The concierge was helpful. I might try another hotel just to compare.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

This hotel offers an excellent oceanview, the rooms were very clean and the bathrooms spotless and recently renovated. staff is friendly and very professional. valet parking is quick and its very well located. You can have a good time at the pool or cross the street to be in the sea. Also the rooms are very soundproof

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: 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
#33 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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