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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #17 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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4 reviews
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“Paper walls. Be ready to not sleep.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Incredibley nice valet. Very impressed with check in experience despite the reviews. The view is awesome.

But I think they thought about design and the vision function after construction money got tight.

Its midnight. Been up all day and looking forward to a good nights rest. Except I can hear every word of Saturday night live in the room next us. I feel like I'm in the room next door. If I didn't prepay the booking for two more nights on hotwire I'd be out of here.

When you build a new hotel don't skimp on the insulation between the walls. #fail

Ill see if management will accommodate us with a quieter room.

Also the bed sheets don't fit. Your feet touch the actual bed padding. Not sanitary. Unseasoned travelers won't recognize these minor details.

  • Stayed January 2013
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Dear Zer0tolerance, thank you for sharing your comments and positive input on our valet, front desk service and awesome views. I am sorry to hear that the noise from the room next door was an incovenience during your stay. Sometimes people tend to listen to TV or music at levels that they are use to at home and it might affect neighboring rooms.
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Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013 via mobile

Stayed in B Ocean for a week per cruise . Main luggage bags delayed on arrival at airport but when arriving at reception were told not to worry made exceedingly better when seeing view from 11th floor window. WOW! Had buffet breakfast several days. Found Sami Japanese restaurant excellent plus friendly bar staff. Serve yourself wine nice touch allowing small tasting measure. Great cheese selection . Reception area looks very bare but new bar area under construction which will take care of that. Pool area small but but beach just over the road and you can take hotels towels there. Some convince stores.close but a bit 'seedy" at night. Good selection of eating spots nearby plus Galleria Mall within walking distance. Only negatives no tea or coffee maker fridge in room and overnight parking bit much. Definitely would use again but not perhaps for older yravellers

  • Stayed November 2012
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 4 February 2013
Dear Paul F, many thanks for your comments. I appreciate your overview of our bar and restaurant offerings and glad you had an opportunity to experience them during your visit. We do offer free coffee & tea to go in our B'stro restaurant every morning and have added this information in our welcome key packet to ensure all our guests take advantage of it.
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

The Hotel has been newly renovated in a beautful Zen Style. The person at the front desk could have been a lot more friendly and informational. He was one of those that looks over your shoulder instead of at you. (I hate that ladeedah attitude)
Most every one else was very nice and helpful. The beds were very comfy, bath products nice too. Views of the ocean super.
This property is just across the street from the beach and right next to the Hugh Taylor preserve/park. It is a pretty place to walk, ride a bike or rollerblade.
The neighborhood around the Hotel is great too. The Parrot Bar for happy hour and a good selection of beers. The corner diner for Pizza, breakfast or lunch...can't remember the name...locals, good energy and good prices!
There is much more around it too, easy walking any where.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Dear Lizycurt, thank you for sharing your feedback and for your strong ratings. I am happy to see that you enjoyed our service and facilities. I also appreciate your candid feedback on the agent at the desk and I have reviewed your comments with our team to ensure we provide a great arrival experience to every guest.
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Philadelphia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

We stayed at this place for a week. I have three rooms booked here. The drive from FLL airport to the hotel isn't bad. However, here are some key facts. The hotel is located at the corner of a very busy intersection. You have to cross the road to get to the beach. It looks very fancy with glass wall. As you walk into the hotel, it looks different. Not like any other hotel. simple decor, odd shapes designs and glass. there are two restaurants. In my oppinion, they are too pricy. Japanese food was OK.. the other restaurant, food was like diner food. Our rooms, average.. nothing too fancy. As mentioned, the one side of the building is glass, so you have a complete picture of outside. As for the other two walls, they paited it white. Looks very dirty. Bathroom was very small.. there isn't space for two people. There is a small pool. Drinks at the bar was OK.. prepare to spend a little bit more money. There are alot of restaurant around the hotels if you don't mind the walk. Look around this area, i found several hotel with with balconi. This is very helpful if you are planning on spending the day at the beach. There was no place to dry our wet clothes... and the floor is carpeted except for the bathroom.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Dear wuvemydragon, thank you for sharing your comments. I am disappointed to see your ratings based on the great facilities we have to offer but I do understand that everyone has different expectations.
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Had a wonderful stay at B ocean hotel. Rooms were very clean and comfortable, staff is very courteous. We stayed in the Stunning curve double room and the ocean view was simply awesome !!!
Also was very close to Las Olas ( just 1 mile) !!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Dear Bharti S, thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. I appreciate your perfect ratings!
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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Great place to hang out a few days -- we have been there with or baby daughter, all staff was very accommodating to all those special needs of young families.
As it was winter time, we did not really use the pool and deck but it looked great. Rooms are very spacious, nice bathrooms with plenty of light.
Though not in the main business cluster of the city, excellent restaurants are in walking distance, and, best, the beach is 200ft from the doorstep.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank mh-bklyn
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Dear mh-bklyn, thank you for sharing your comments and happy to hear that we took good care of your family. I appreciate your strong rating on our service!
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Fort Lauderdale
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

It was a birthday celebration so my little one (2), my husband and I had the deluxe corner king.
For a "Deluxe King" it was EXTREMELY SMALL! The room did NOT have a TUB only a shower. The rooms also do not have any windows to open or even a balcony.
You would also think with a king room they would also have a living room space...NOPE.
We stayed two nights and did NOT receive housekeeping.
I would think for the price they would have A LOT MORE pizzazz....NOPE.
Parking was $25 plus tax a night, anytime we called down for the car it was never ready!!
Doubt I'll be returning.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 29 January 2013
Dear Babytru4life, thank you for sharing your comments. Our guestrooms are very comparable in size with other full service hotels on the beach, unless you are looking at condo hotels, which provide more of a suite set up. I do apologize for your service concerns and have shared your comments with our Housekeeping and Valet teams to ensure they are focused on meeting our guest expectations.
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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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