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Tranquilo
Ranked #43 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Seattle, Washington, United States
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184 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Reservations for Over a Month”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

When we arrived at the Tranquilo after flying all day from Seattle, we hauled our luggage up the stairs only to find out that they were transferring us to another hotel. No email, no phone call to let us know in advance. We had taken a taxi to the hotel so they had some one drive us but again, hauling the luggage down again. Our other hotel turned out to be great but after a long day you really don't feel like having to relocate, especially in this day and age when we could have been reached before we arrived at the hotel.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Stayed pre- and post-cruise. One and two nights, respectively. Agree completely with all the other positive reviews, and can just add a few extras about what I experienced at the surroundings. We were given a voucher (for a free starter) at the nearby restaurant: Plaza Bistro, which was another excellent detail. For brunch, I can recommend the also nearby "The Deck", right down on the A1A. There's a nice shopping mall up at the E Sunrise Blvd (The Galleria). And although the Int'l Swimming Hall of Fame has seen better days, that's also worth a visit, if you want to do laps.
All in all: A very big "high-five" from here. Why don't I award the full-five? Well, I almost never do, and there's no sea-view, but you really do get value for money at Tranquilo!
Oh, and for public transport, there's a trolley-like bus running every 20 mins down on the A1A for only 50 cents/person. Now, that's cheap!

Room Tip: The room/apartment right above reception is in a nice corner with nice views/window areas.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Liverpool, England
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the end of a tour of Florida. This was the best value of all the hotels we used: a huge room; good furnishings and spotlessly clean; basic kitchen facilities (microwave, hob, fridge, sink); on-site launderette (small charge for washing and drying); free on-street parking; 2 nice small pools and a good location near to the beach. These buildings look and feel like motels that have been brought into the 21st century - and all the better for that - much better, in my opinion, than the huge impersonal blocks facing the sea.
There are still some derelict buildings in the area, but the impression is that these will also soon be improved.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night, after flying in to the airport. Probably the best hotel bed I've ever slept in. Huge, nice room (2 rooms actually), nice marble floors (no carpets, thankfully). Kitchen was ok, with what you need. Nice and helpful staff. Will definitely book there if I come back. Alas, no nearby food store, though, if you plan on takin a taxi the 15-20 minutes from the airport and staying without a car. Only a couple of blocks to walk down to the beach, though.

Stayed December 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

I have stayed at Tranquilo for one week and really enjoyed it. The room was new and very comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and kind, specially Bianca and Amanda from the front desk. I recommend this hotel to everyone who is visiting Fort Lauderdale.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here one day before our cruise and one day after. This place is very clean and the staff was EXCELLANT ! We are definitely going to use them next year again. Loved the location. Two blocks from the ocean. Very nice. The rooms are very spacious. We had a king size and a queen size bed. A kitchenette and two pools.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

This Hotel is super clean and we even thought it was soundproofed also but you can hear chairs scrapping above. The staff were wonderful and helped out in every sense of the word. They printed our boarding passes and directed us where to go. It would be one of the best and cleanest places we've ever stayed at and we also liked the position, one street from the beach. If I lived closer we'd be back. One thing though, we would have liked security screens on the windows so as to leave the windows open rather than use the air conditioning all the time. I'm not sure about staying there in the summer though. I wouldn't like their power bill. But in all it was a great stay. Keep up the good work guys and gals!!!

Room Tip: Not the corner rooms as the doors open out onto each other.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tranquilo

Property: Tranquilo
Address: 2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4017
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#24 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#27 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#31 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tranquilo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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

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