My husband and I stayed at the Ocean Gate Hotel for 4 nights. Overall we were pleased with our stay. The hotel is located in a quiet area and is just a 5 minute walk to the beach. We felt safe walking around at night, but I could see a solo traveler being a bit uncomfortable as the 2 blocks to A1A is dark and there are a couple of vacant lots/properties on the way.
Our room was clean, modern and big enough for both of us. There was a nice kitchenette with a little table and 4 chairs. It was equipped with a toaster, microwave, fridge, electric oven, pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker and cutlery. The only thing is didn't have was a kettle for making tea, but we remedied that by simply boiling water in a saucepan! The bathroom was very nice and clean. A hairdryer was attached to the wall. The shower had sufficient water pressure and hot water was never lacking. There was an abundance of clean towels. There was a nice sized closet with ample shelving and several hangers. A safe, iron and ironing board were also housed in this area. I really liked the full-length mirror attached to the wall. The bedroom area was nice as well. The bed was very comfortable and was dressed in nice linens. The flat screen TV sat atop a full chest of drawers. The air-conditioning unit was built in the wall and did a good job of cooling down the room. I did not feel that it was too noisy, but I do routinely wear earplugs when I sleep.
The staff that we met were lovely. Erica checked us in and was quite friendly and really helpful. We also met Maggie, Brenda and Ivana who were so nice as well. All the staff we encountered were quick with a hello and a smile.
If I had any complaints I would have to say that housekeeping was a bit hit or miss. There were 2 days that our room was not cleaned until close to 5pm which I thought was a bit late in the day. New towels were provided, but some used ones were left behind. Not really a big deal, but just a bit inconsistent. I also thought that the mini-blinds on the windows did a very poor job of keeping out the light. All the rooms had a light outside that never went out once it got dark and ours would just shine in on top of us in the bed. I am used to total darkness when I sleep, so this was an adjustment that was hard to make. It would take me ages to fall asleep, but once I did I slept soundly.
Overall we enjoyed our stay in this hotel and would rate it highly for staff, location, and cleanliness. The complaints I have are not deal breakers and I would probably return here again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Most everyone dreams of escaping to the tropics. Is it that we wish to let go of stress, feel warm and renewed? Do we desire to strengthen family bonds with laughter and eye-opening discoveries? Sunny Fort Lauderdale is legendary for fulfilling these universal instincts and known for inspirational beaches, chic shops, nightlife, kid-centric entertainment and cherished family locales like North Beach Village's highly rated boutique hotel - Tranquilo. Highly rated and low rates helps us create a remarkable value. Our nearness to sandy beaches you can walk to in 3-minutes and lush tranquil ambiance with soaring palms and heated turquoise pools is what helps us stand out. It's our concierge-like hospitality that's the essence of Tranquilo's mystique and success. Guests love picnicking on sun-kissed beaches, taking water taxis to watersport thrills, cool shops and hot nightlife, but appreciate coming back to Tranquilo - where our outstanding hospitality adds up to an affordable and memorable getaway!Tranquilo's 64-rooms are "modern with a sleek décor," stylishly refurbished with flat screens, refrigerators, microwaves. Wi-Fi and smiles are complimentary. Resort fees are forbidden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea Gate Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
- Sea Gate Beach Motel