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The Aqua Hotel
Ranked #11 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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toronto, ontario
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61 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Again, thanks Tripadvisor.ca for advising us on this. The location is perfect, walk to the beach! If you don't have a car there is a fairly long (but doable) walk to a supermarket, since there is a microwave & fridge. The spacious king room we stayed in for two nights was recently updated. Very upscale beachy feel - even with bathrobes. Staff were pleasant, even giving us a place to store our luggage since we were early. You can walk to lots of restaurants. Perfect place to stay for some r & r in the sunshine. Would definitely stay again

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
jangale,
We're here whenever you need a break from those Canadian winters! We work very hard to give our guests an honest idea of what the hotel is like and we're very pleased to hear that the review of Aqua were accurate. Thanks for your review!
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

It's by some of the older motels still left in the area and about one block off the main drag (A1A) where the major's are located (Westin's, W.'s, etc.). It is very close to the beach, but plan on walking a few blocks north or south to hit some non-major hotel restaurants and shopping. Overall, our room was very nice and modern, but a bit tight on space, but as we were there only 1 night, it was no problem. If you are planning on staying for more than one night, upgrade to an efficiency. The hotel has 2 pools, one of which is salt water. The only downside with our stay was parking close to our room. The parking suggested was on the street, in back of the motel. There is parking on the front and side of the buildings, which we took advantage of, not wanting to park on the street.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Joel S,
It's always nice to hear from a Floridian, thanks for your review. You are right, we have a variety of room types which makes it easy to accommodate long or short term stays. We hoep that you're able to visit for longer than just one night next time. You're always welcome!
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Solomons, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed here one night because it was near the airport. The Aqua hotel is very, very nice. Exterior is clean. Our room over looked one pool. The room interior was very updated, modern, clean and beautiful. Bedding was comfortable. Bath was spotless. Great location. Close to beaches, shopping, and restaurants I will stay there again. I highly recommend.

Room Tip: Choose a room near the fresh water pool. There is a saltwater pool too.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
ktyrrell2,
We hope that you're able to stay for much longer next time you're in the area. Thanks so much for the 5 star review, we truly appreciate it. We've also implemented a shuttle service so please call us next time and we can pick you up right from the airport! Take care, NBV
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Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

The hotel, service and location where more than expected. The staff was extremely friendly , and whatever we asked for they could help and fix. We loved the room, clean and nice, and the size of the hotel was perfect. We would deff stay there again net time in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank NorwayEmma
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
NorwayEmma,
We love that you got more than you expected! We know how hard traveling can be and are so happy that Aqua proved to be the best choice in the area. We'll always be here, give us a call whenever you need a place to relax! Take care, NBV
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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

My family and I stayed in this hotel in January for 4 nights. It has a great location, just one and a half blocks off North Beach in Fort Lauderdale, which is great because the A1A is very loud.

We had an apartment and didn't know until we opened the door of our room. Nice balcony with sea view, nice kitchenette, sofa, tv and everything to make your stay more comfortable. When traveling with young kids (ours are 2 years and 6 months) space is essential!
The cribs for our babies weren't ready but they went to buy two cribs right away!

The only bad point in our room was the bathroom. I find it rather small for the size of the room/apartment, plus it was totally missing shelves or even a small table to put your toiletries or even your clothes/towel.
Staff was small…but friendly, specially the maintenance guy who was always watering the grass. He was always very helpful and smiling.
Cleaning service was very basic, but as everything was new we didn't care much.
I think is was a little pricey… but I would stay here again :)
That's why I don't give it 5 stars.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank M V
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
marnic12,
Thanks so much for your review. Aqua is a great place for families, with 2 pools, a gated courtyard with plenty of space to run around and as you mentioned, tucked just far enough away that guests can avoid the noise from the main strip. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again soon!
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Itala, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Fort Lauderdale is a good destination to enjoy beach and city life, close to Miami Beach, and with good deals. One of this is the Aqua Hotel.
A three-star hotel that fulfills all the expectaions: great location a few steps from the beach, welcoming and friendly staff that does everything to help you during your stay, very clean, and with two nice pools and the bbq equipment.
We enjoyed very much our stay and would be pleased to come back in the future!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
La_Fla2011
Your review really summed up Aqua! We work hard to provide guests with a great product at a great value in a great location and it really means a lot when it's noticed. Thanks very much for your review and we too hope that you can come back again soon!
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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

I had to make a last minute reservation due to changed travel plans. When I booked the hotel online I informed them that I would be checking in about 2am due to delayed flights. When I arrived at 2am with my son in tow no one was in the office. I get that for a small boutique hotel. I called the number on the door and repeatedly used the intercom system but no one responded!! I waited a full 15 minutes and nothing. I finally left and tried to find another hotel to no avail. I continued to call the Aqua number and finally a gentleman from another hotel answered and said he would meet me there. He promptly did but then could not make me a key to the room. The hotel had not left any and he had no idea how to make them. At 2:30 in the morning he had to call someone while I waited and they walked him through how to make a key at 2:30 in the morning. I finally got into my room at 3am!! Ridiculous client service! Who makes a guest wait like that. And then barely an apology form the gentleman and nothing from the hotel!! Completely disappointing and I spent $200 to to spend about four hours in their hotel room!

It is a shame because it is a lovely hotel and the room was very comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank eritzer
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
eritzer,
We are very sorry that you had so many problems and can assure you that's not the norm. We hope that you will give us another chance! Please give us a call and let us help make it right. Take care, NBV
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Property: The Aqua Hotel
Address: 3016 Windamar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4019 (Formerly Angela's Beach Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#10 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Aqua Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Why are AQUA’s reviews so excellent? Is it that North Beach Village’s boutique hotels are located in an extraordinary area of Fort Lauderdale beach that’s perfect for kids and fun-loving adults? Or is it that AQUA’s concierge-like services ensure happiness? Could it be our sandy beaches a few minutes’ walk away or how our heated pools induce laughter? Maybe it’s our incredibly reasonable rates for modernized suites with flat-screens, kitchens and Wi-Fi included? Yes – families revisit us for these details and many more! From golden beaches and turquoise waters to the winding Intracoastal Waterways – AQUA’s at the heart of a lush barrier island. Our tropical ambiance and 322 days of Caribbean sunshine also adds to AQUA’s success – plus we’re minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-class airport, cruises, shops, nightlife, entertainment and restaurants. Imagine – rejuvenating family beach picnics, water taxi rides to chic Las Olas or thrilling watersport adventures!AQUA’s 39 spacious rooms – studios, suites and penthouses – have a refreshing, beachy décor. We never charge resort fees, or for coffee or beach views. Recharge your inner holiday and book AQUA. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Angela`s Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Angelas Beach Hotel
Hotel Angelas Beach

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