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“Great Hotel overall with a few small downsides”

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #15 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Excellent View, Great Staff. Price is reasonable. Pool is good.
hotel restaurants are good and reasonablly priced.. american and sushi.

Location is ok.. a 20 mintue walk from the better restaurants and boat rides.

I personally love the white modern design of the rooms.

Small things which other reviews have also mentioned

Rooms with connecting doors are too thin - Can easily hear slightly than louder conversations
Bathroom window is annoying - brightens up dark room when light is on

On a personal notes the bed was too soft for me.


  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lindsay D, Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear mltsao,

Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to Fort Lauderdale, we certainly appreciate you selecting us among all of the choices you have. I am glad to hear that you appreciate the design of the rooms and that the food was to our liking as "Food is Art" is something we strive for as part of the Sonesta brand. I apologize for the noise issues you encountered, it's a challenge we sometimes face when we have a full hotel. We hope it was not too much of an inconvenience and that you will still consider us on your next visit.

Best,
Lindsay

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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I loved this hotel. Very modern and comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was not knowing you HAD to use the valet parking. I booked on hotels.com and this was not mentioned. ($28.00). I would have been prepared with cash and a tip.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lindsay D, Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Jeanne B,

Thank you for staying with us just recently, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the property! I apologize for the confusion with parking and will confirm with our contact at Hotels.com that it is listed so no one else faces this issue in the future.

Best,
Lindsay

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Attentive staff. Great beach and ocean views. Food a bit pricey but probably typical of the market area. Guest rooms are spacious. Bathroom was small but adequate. Unusual combination of wonderful beach resort within a $20 cab fare (15 minutes) to a major international airport.

Room Tip: High floor to take advantage of wonderful views available.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Lindsay D, Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Dear Judy0812,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, and for choosing us on your recent stay in Fort Lauderdale! I'm happy to learn that Sonesta's attentiveness to the customer shined through, and that you enjoyed your guestroom. We hope to see you back in the near future!

Best,
Lindsay

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Very clean with all white furnishings. Beautiful views of the ocean from your room. Right on the A1A beachfront a great place for sun and surf. Ordered breakfast to our room, a little pricy but overall it was good.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor with an ocean view, you can't beat it.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lindsay D, Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Dear James C,

Thank you for staying with us recently and providing a great review of the property! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to stay on a higher floor. You certainly can't beat those views! Please come back and stay with us when the weather in NY gets cold. :)

Best,
Lindsay

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Does not follow rules of disinfection
Reuses drinking glasses
No hand washing by staff
Does not change gloves or washes hands after cleaning toilet!
No help with luggages entering or leaving the facility

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Dennis F
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Lindsay D, Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Dear Dennis F,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, I greatly apologize for the issues you encountered. Please know that your experience is by no means the Sonesta standard and not something we tolerate. We have addressed the issue with the houseman directly and can assure you it will not happen again. If you decide to visit Fort Lauderdale in the future, please send me a personal note at ldufresne@sonesta.com and I will see to it that you are given first-class service.

Best,
Lindsay

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

As you can tell by the review title, I have stayed at this hotel for many years. Also, I'm a former resident of Fort Lauderdale. The location cannot be beat for those who do not care to rent a car, enjoy a little walking (not that it's necessary), and love the beach and good food. The service here is second to none. The Blue Martini is a short walk and the service and food are excellent. On your way to the Blue Martini you will pass by two restaurants that look a bit dated. One Italian and the other Mexican. My friend, who still lives in Fort Lauderdale and is in the restaurant business informed me that these two restaurants have been in the same family for many years (back to the 40's I believe), as I told him how much I enjoyed the food and service. I especially noticed the number of locals in the Italian restaurant. The food at the B was excellent and my wife and I are about to have our first Sonesta experience. I've been informed by the Sonesta that the same friendly, well trained and experienced staff from the B is still on duty. I will plan on writing an update while or after my upcoming visit. A great location and a great hotel. Also, the water taxi is one block from the hotel. And Philadelphia Eagles fans will love the Parrot bar, across the street from the hotel. The place rocks during football season. P.S. Take a walk on the nature trail across E. Sunrise from the hotel, you will enjoy it.

Room Tip: Choose the 9th or 10th floor for the floor to ceiling windows.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Joeywn
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Lindsay D, Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear Joeywn,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for staying with us during its "third life." :) We certainly appreciate the kind words you have to say about your experiences here throughout the changes and of course, the fact that you think the Sonesta staff is just as good if not better than you remember it. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more wonderful experiences, please let me know the next time you decide to stay with us (ldufresne@sonesta.com) and I'll be sure we take great care of you since our loyal customers are always our best assets.

Best,
Lindsay

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

The location is awesome, we stayed at the 9th floor with the long windows. It was a great view to the beach. Waking up to this view was wonderful. The restaurant and breakfast are very overprice. We didn't try them. The pool area is smaller than we thought, but nice. The room is spacious for 2. The design is modern and very clean rooms. We will probably stay there again.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lindsay D, Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Barbara,

Thank you for choosing the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale on your recent stay to the area, and for taking the time to review the property. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the hotel! We like to think of it as a little bit of South Beach in Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit! :)

Best,
Lindsay

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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 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £114 - £278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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