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Tara Hotel
Ranked #81 of 131 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I agree: "A very cute place". The room is modern with a deco design. It only appears to be about 15 rooms or so, but is has such a cozy feel. The pool is very nice and across the street from intercostal. About a quick 10 minute walk to the main Ft. Lauderdale strip (which is not what I remembered it as). The internet was fair to OK. Clearly not strong. I called and they did tell me that the strength is fair and at least they were honest about it.

Paid about $85 a night for a great place three blocks from the beach. Good deal!

Room Tip: Nice balcony for the rooms on the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I booked a room at Tara for the night a few weeks ago. I was late to check in and I felt so bad because the office was closed but their overnight manager, Richard, came and met me really quickly and was very nice and understanding. The room was so cute with a kitchen, big bed, nook and bathroom. The furniture was contemporary and I didn't know this prior to checking in but you have full access to all of the hotels that they own, which includes pool access and beach access. I met Abbie, another manager as well and she was also really nice, helpful and personable. This was one of the friendliest hotels i've ever stayed in and I will be back the next chance I get. My boyfriend and I had a great stay!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed in the Tara property unit 11. It was perfect for our 4 member family of parents, one tween and one teen. We are all Scuba Pros and found near beach location perfect.
Our one bedroom unit with kitchenette was ideal. Although, we visited nearby restaurants, we were able to prepare breakfast and midnight snacks for our always starving boys.
We found the housekeeping staff was especially, Juan, Jasmine and Kim.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Finding accommodations within walking distance to the beach and restaurants for two adults and a very large dog with only one day's notice would generally be near impossible, let alone affordable. Severe thunderstorms delayed our arrival by nearly four hours. It was almost one o'clock in the morning when Richard drove over to the hotel at which we were staying to personally check us in, making a special trip from another hotel he was managing that evening.
Richard immediately made us feel welcome, quickly dismissing our concerns about the disruption our late arrival might have caused, giving us a concise list of the many ameneties offered, even pointing out grocery stores and eateries nearby which were still open for business. He continued to impress us by personally escorting us to our room -- where he discovered the previous guests had not yet checked out. Before we could panic, Richard told us to sit tight while he ran back to the office to check room availability. Having quickly resolved the situation, he returned with the key to a better room, going above and beyond what was necessary to ensure our satisfaction. I can say without hesitation, we were completely blown away with how Richard handled the matter. Thank you Richard, for turning what could have been a very unpleasant arrival into an already-forgotten bump in the road. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

This hotel is tucked in what otherwise was thought to be a residential area, 2 blocks from the Beach. What a surprise - Free Parking (unheard of at any other hotel property). Office is off-site at Beach Gardens (533 Orton Ave - 1 block away) and manned daily till 8 pm, with after-hour staff available on-call. The Tara is like a boutique hotel - about 14 units, with half of them located on either sides of the main center section with their own private entrance. The main building has 6 units, and the only downside is that the Front door is not locked, but there was no problem of any unwanted persons and never gave it a thought. Room was clean, comfortable, and came with flat-screen with reasonable channel selection (but no paid movies or premium cable channels). Must be on a satellite dish because when summer thunderstorms rolled it, reception blinked on and off for a while (about 30 minutes till the storm passed). Nice pool area with breezes off the Intercoastal waterway (if you don't want to be on the beach), and the pool is quiet as not heavily used by guests. Rooms have refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and full batch with basic items. Floors are tiled for easy cleaning and the bed a bit soft but not too bad. Wall unit A/C kept things comfortable - at times a bit too cold but it really worked well. Booking was handled through an online hotel service, and rate was easily 50% less than what was the going rate for many other hotels on or near Ft Lauderdale beach from the 17th Street Causeway to Sunrise Blvd. If ever back in Ft. Lauderdale, there was nothing wrong with the Tara Hotel and would definitely return. It was incredibly convenient to A1A, very close to the Galleria Mall, and Las Olas Blvd. A pleasant surprise to be sure.

Room Tip: Since no guests who stay in the center room of the building have a key to the front door, be aware t...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We decided on a last minute staycation and stumbled upon this hotel. It was clean, comfortable and modern but with a relaxing vibe all at a great price. The customer service provided by the on site staff member, Jazzmen, was fantastic. She made us feel very welcomed and accommodated us greatly when it was discovered that there was an error in the initial online booking. The only down side was that the a/c was a little noisy but otherwise, we will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary, after a very hectic ordeal with a competing motel. We were very impressed with North Beach Village's (owner of Tara and several other hotels in the area) customer service. We had to cancel our reservation with the competitor and actually called the North Beach Village last minute to schedule a 3 to 4 day stay that included that night. They were quick to respond and apologized for the competitor's rudeness and misrepresentation of Ft. Lauderdale. The employee shared all of the open rooms and their accommodations with us over the phone. The room was modern, minimalistic (in good way), and clean. The bed was very comfortable and the area was quiet, which made for a fantastic night's sleep. Every time we come to Ft. Lauderdale we will book a room with North Beach Village. The staff at North Beach Village really makes your stay worthwhile, as they are very accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend staying at one of their resorts!

Room Tip: Check-in is a little difficult, but the staff is friendly and can direct you where to go.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 524 Bayshore Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3914
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
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Ranked #81 of 131 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £63 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tara Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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