Just returned from an 8 night stay at the grand, having stayed at a few of the other gay hotels in the area, I have to say this is by far the best. The staff are very professional and helpful, the room spotless and large. (we had the two bedroom penthouse) I also like the fact that the pool is NOT clothing optional. There is a clothing optional area if that is your thing. I will definitely return to the Grand.
There was one problem, the pool area is lovely but the pool was VERY cold, this is meant to be a heated pool, I am a bit of a pool person and love to spend hours in a heated pool, the pool didn't feel like it was heated. In the 8 days we were there no one stayed in the pool more than 10 minutes due to the temperature. This really does need to be addressed.
One other slight problem was the website stated on the details for the room "Your Great Room opens to an outdoor living room on your private sun deck" the deck is very nice but not very "private" At least twice a day other guests would "stray" onto the deck and look into the room and generally have a nose about. There should be a sign or gate or something if this was to be a truly "private" deck as stated in the room description.
I so much wanted to give the Grand five stars but will have to settle for 4 due to the pool temperature. However it was a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: The Grand Resort and Spa is Fort Lauderdale’s largest and finest gay owned and operated men’s spa-resort that first opened in 1999. With 33 well-appointed rooms and suites, we are located just steps from the beach and convenient to all of Fort Lauderdale’s attractions and nightlife. As Fort Lauderdale’s first gay resort with its own full-service day spa and hair studio, we can offer our guests an experience that is unique and wonderfully indulgent. From a relaxing Swedish massage to a haircut before your night on the town, we can accommodate all your needs right here. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Hotel Fort Lauderdale