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Reviewed 22 March 2014

My husband and I were looking for last minute accomodations to the Ft. Lauderdale area for a trip to see family during a usually very booked up President's Day week and a VERY frigid winter! My sister happened to catch something called North Beach Village. It is a collection of newly renovated small motels and hotels in the Fort Lauderdale beach area, near the Bonnet House, Sunrise Boulevard, and Beach Place. There are a number of properties, but only the Tara was available. It was a quaint very small planation home style building (only 11 rooms) with retro decorations in our room. The neighborhood was very quiet and we were able to watch the boats go by and the beautiful sunset over the intercoastal from our room balcony. The room was clean and daily cleaning service was available. The tile floors made it feel cleaner. :) There was a grill available on site, which we took advantage of one evening. The bathroom, while clean, should have a better spring bar for the shower curtain and the window coating was peeling off(good thing in was only overlooking our own balcony!). The room was a nice size with a medium sized refrigerator/freezer. Parking was free and even guests who were just staying for the day could also park for free. The pool area was quiet and clean. We usually had it all to ourselves! The beach and favorite restaurants (i.e. Casablanca and other swanky newer ones) were only a 5-10 minute walk. A Publix supermarket is very conveniently located on Sunrise. You COULD stay here without a car, although we had one. There were other North Village properties within walking distance and we were allowed access to all of the pools. There is no office on site so we needed to check in at another one of their properties a block away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. All in all, I would recommend this hotel group if you are NOT looking for all the bells and whistles but just need a clean, quaint, and very conveniently located place to stay in Fort Lauderdale. We would recommend this place and would stay again, maybe even try one of the other properties. An unexpected gem! Just FYI - some of the properties cater more to the gay community, so, you may or may not want to ask for "family friendly" properties only for your stay. Also note: No elevators to the 2nd floor at this property.

Room Tip: Ask for a 2nd floor overlooking the intercoastal.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank KathyK40
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We arrived in FL after a road trip to the keyes with no hotel reservations- our initial plan was to find a hotel on the beach- everything under $200 was disgusting, big hotels just seemed so crowded...We had stayed at a sister property- the cocobelle at the beginning of our trip and went back there, the office was great and searched all of the properties and held the room at Tara for us, at that point we didn't really care what we got and were very happy with the studio room in this small well kept motel (hotel?). only 11 units, quiet and clean- ok the floor could have been cleaner and the bathroom is small but we had a wonderful 2 nights - walking distance to good food and the beach, 4 loungers at the pool and a private BBQ area in the back. On departure day we had a one hour late check-out and since our plane didn't leave until 6:30 pm we packed our car, hung out by the pool, went to the beach and snacked at the BBQ area in the afternoon- we didn't ask, but noone seemed to care! I actually prefer this location to the Cocobelle simply because it is a few blocks closer to restaurant areas and has a canal view across the street from the pool- fun to watch all the mega-yachts go by.

Room Tip: Thin walls so I hope you don't have noisy neighbors! the rooms with balcony's to the pool area looked great!
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Cindy H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018
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  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2017
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Room Tip: chambre au bord de la piscine un peu bruyante
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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