We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“classy place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #16 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“classy place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

Very modern and classy hotel. A little pricey but if you want to eat out, there are not many restaurants around this location, unless they are in other hotels, the exception in the Italian pizzeria take away on the corner of the block, which is excellent. During our stay there were two weddings, which made the hotel very busy, and very noisy we had to complain about the noise from the next room, which in all fairness management did deal with. The pool area was also very crowded and noisy due to pre wedding drinking prior to the ceremony.

Room Tip: Would imagine most rooms are similar, but ask for a room looking out to the beach, and not overlooki...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Thomas and Rene H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Dear Thomas and Rene H, thank you for sharing your feedback. I apologize for the noise issues tied to the weddings taking place during your stay. I am glad to hear we were able to take care if the issue once you brought it to our attention. Thanks for chosing to stay with us during this trip to FLL beach.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,524 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,133
    887
    313
    125
    66
See reviews for
610
1,041
120
244
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (680)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

We had a wonderful time at this hotel. Close to everything. Hotel is on the beach. Amazing view from the room. Room is spacious and clean, classy decor. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. We received a complimentary room upgrade after asking if there any room available on a higher floor.

Room Tip: ask for a higher floor
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ek3166ny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Dear Ek3166ny, thanks for your feedback. Glad to hear you had a wodnerful time and that our staff took great care of you. I am sure the complimentary room upgrade was the icing on the cake!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

Just stayed here for a quick get away and we were both very impressed. The staff is amazing, very helpful with anything we needed and more than friendly. Joe the pool bartender is spectacular. He is right on top of everything including remembering everyone's name. The food served by the pool was also a 5. The beach is right across the street with chairs for rent and there are small five bars and restaurants surrounding the hotel with a mall a short walk away. Also highly recommend heading to Los olas area via cab/car to walk around the shops and get dinner. Rocco's tacos was a favorite :)

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lindseyo21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear Lindseyo21, thanks for your great feedback and perfect ratings. I am happy to hear that our amazing staff took great care fo you. Jeoejie is one of our superstars and has been nominated multiple times for hospitality awards in our community.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

I booked the room for a vacation with my dad, it was great. The room was clean and spacious enough for both of us. We didn't stay in the room or hotel much, so we only cared about a nice place to sleep, which this hotel delivered and much more. The view is definitely a fantastic bonus at this hotel.

Pros:
clean and new
great view!!
Windows are beautiful!
friendly staff!
nice hotel, modern
great price you can find online.
parking - reasonable parking lot right next to hotel, just go around the hotel. thank you to a fellow tripadvisor reviewer for recommending it.
lots of little places for snacking, smoothies and even bar right by the hotel

Cons:
restaurant inside of the hotel is not great, it's not bad, but it's mediocre food, so i suggest you drive to a place for a great food - that is if you are a foodie.
valet parking is expensive
i don't think this hotel is romantic, so i won't make it like a honeymoon destination, but for all other purposes it's a great place.

Room Tip: ask for the view of the ocean!!! higher floor.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank yuli31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear yuli 31, thank you for sharing your comments and for outlining all the positives the hotel has to offer. I am disapointed to hear that you didn't enjoy the food provided at one of our restaurants. We have two great restaurants, SAIA our sushi Asian grill which is highly rated on Yelp and B'stro, our main dinning room but your comment doesn't specify which one you experienced. Thanks for your recommendation.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

I had heard the legend of the hotel room booked on Expedia but had never experienced it until my stay at B Ocean. We checked in around 9pm and were given an accessible room. We had booked a room with a one-step upgrade but that really didn’t seem to matter. We were in room 311. We could hear everything from the hallway, the elevators and the neighbors, but our first night was ok, then we woke up.

The B Ocean charges a $250 penalty if you smoke in the room and our room stunk of cigarette smoke. It smelled like it was coming from the bathroom but when we walked into our room after breakfast, the smell of cigarettes just hit me in the face. We went down to concierge and then immediately assigned us to 211 which was also an accessible room. I did reiterate that we didn’t need an accessible room and would take anything to be away from the elevators, but they claimed this was all that they had. The room was exactly the same except for the patio which was inaccessible as it was locked from the outside.

This room was much noisier than the room on the third floor. Many people taking phone calls at all hours in the hallway sounded like they were right in our room. Then at 5am, the women in the next room, room 212 called “Breeze” started partying. They had their music on and were on the patio outside of our room talking, laughing and having a great time. We could hear everything from their room. At this point, our sleep was interrupted so many times, we decided just to get the hell out of there.

For the cost, the B Ocean isn’t worth it. The walls were way too thin and their inability to give us a room in a quiet place makes me think that they limited us because we booked on Expedia. I will say that B’stro down stairs has great food and Cary was very helpful and attentive. I will never stay at the B Ocean again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Eva A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear Eva A, let me begin by thanking you for your positive feedback on our restaurant B'stro and your server Carey. He is one of our top team members and we are lucky to have him. I also appreciate your strong ratings on cleanliness and location. Not sure what the legend of the hotel room on Expedia is, but I can assure you that all our guests, including those booking on Expedia, receive the room that is confirmed at the time of reservation. I certainly apologize for the noise issues you encountered during your stay. The Breeze terrace was booked for a wedding event but it was over in the evening and no one should have been out on the terrace at 5am. We strongly enforce any noise complaints that are brought to our attention and understand the need for a good night sleep. As one guest posted recently on this site, it is difficult to sometimes control guests who decide to celebrate a bit too loudly when staying at a hotel. I would like to continue this dialog offline, so please email me via our hotel website and I will personally follow up with you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Recently stayed 2 nights before a cruise and received a room upgrade on arrival.
Stayed in room 803 which has brilliant sea views and was very modern and spacious and the front desk staff were friendly and attentive.
Only downside was the $25 a day for valet parking but staff were very good.
Would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone thinking of staying in Fort Lauderdale

Room Tip: High rooms have better views and corner rooms have 2 good vistas
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BeeGee343
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear BeeGee343, thank you for staying with us during your pre-cruise visit and also for sharing your comments. I appreciate your recommendation!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Stayed there for over 10 days and had an amazing relaxing time. Rooms are spacious and the view…WOW :) amazing beach view. Staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. The location is good too, on a side from the crowd and noise.
Food is very good, you have a good choices of healthy breakfast, oh and the sushi restaurant - excellent!
Definitely would choose that hotel again.

Room Tip: I would recommend rooms with a beach view, its worth it!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Des G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear DesGeo, thanks for your feedback. I think WOW says it all! I hope you come back to visit us in 2014.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Fort Lauderdale hotels
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
#14 of 128 in Fort Lauderdale
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,890 reviews
Central Beach
Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach
Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach
#24 of 128 in Fort Lauderdale
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,601 reviews
Central Beach
Premiere Hotel
Premiere Hotel
#1 of 128 in Fort Lauderdale
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,623 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Central Beach
W Fort Lauderdale
W Fort Lauderdale
#22 of 128 in Fort Lauderdale
4.0 of 5 bubbles 3,893 reviews
B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale
#49 of 128 in Fort Lauderdale
3.5 of 5 bubbles 3,669 reviews
The Aqua Hotel
#10 of 128 in Fort Lauderdale
4.5 of 5 bubbles 975 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Property: Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Address: 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3310
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Prestigia, LoveHolidays, Odigeo, Hotelopia and TravelUp so you can book your Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
b Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel Fort Lauderdale

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing