I've stayed in Fort Lauderdale nearly a dozen times in the past 5 or 6 years and have generally stayed at a property directly across the street from Villa Venice Resort.
The past couple of times that I stayed at the "RP", they have been hosting a Poolside Event over at the Villa Venice - I walked over and found the most gracious people running the Resort. Their manager, Eddie, showed me around and gave me a Brochure. I had to go back and tell the other people around the pool about their party - almost everyone walked across the street to join in the good times. It sure beat the mortuary-like atmosphere around the pool at the "RP".
This past visit, for the 4th of July holiday weekend, I chose to stay at Villa Venice. My room was spacious, bright, airy and beautifully appointed - much nicer than the "across-the-street place" and the staff was congenial and not stuffy or stuck up. Before leaving, I made reservations for the Christmas and New Year Holiday - they had only 3 or 4 rooms even left! I'm lucky to have found this wonderful place. The management of the "across-the-street" place needs to take a close look and see what the Villa Venice people are doing in Fort Lauderdale. They're already "on top" as far as Fort Lauderdale Guesthouses go - and, unlike the "RP", they are all-men.
It's the only place to be in Fort Lauderdale!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa Venice is now part of The Worthington Complex, combined they have 63 rooms making it the largest Gay men's resort in North America.2 blocks from the beach, Villa Venice Men's Resort offers beautiful rooms decorated in tropical motif featuring Italian tile and marble baths. Each features luxury linens, cable television, DVD/CD, refrigerator, microwave, safe, telephone, wireless internet & climate control.Most overlook a spacious courtyard featuring clothing-optional tropical pool, 15-man Spa and exquisite landscaping with bubbling fountains, exotic orchids and colorful birds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Venice Men`s Hotel Fort Lauderdale