The location of the hotel is great, the beach is just across the street. Staff was by and large excellent. Friendly service at the front desk and at the pool side bar. I was able to get an early check-in by taking a room on a lower floor, and was willing to sacrifice the view to get settled right away.
Room was spacious and comfortable as was the bed. Housekeeping did not clean my room the 2nd day I was there. Front desk apologized but offered no compensation.
Many have mentioned the small pool area, and that is definitely the case. I found that by 2-3 pm, it starts to clear out and becomes more accessable.
I ate at both restaurants and had 2 very different experiences. I had dinner at SAIA and the food and service were very good. Breakfast at the Bistro was a different story. I got there at 9:00 and was seated immediately. I then waited 10 minutes for someone to take my order and bring me coffee and water. I ordered the buffet to save time, and they were out of eggs and it was another 15 minutes before the eggs were re-stocked. Food was average at best.
All in all, I would return here, primarily due to the location and the desk staff.
- 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