This was a last minute trip over the long holiday weekend for me. I made my plans two weeks prior to the Fourth, during which most, if not all, of the gay resorts are sold out. I initially contacted both the Elysium and the Worthington, but neither had availability. The staff at the Worthington, however, recommended I try Cheston House. So, after reading their reviews on here, most of which were good, I contacted Chuck, and made a reservation for 4 nights.
Since I’d never stayed here before, nor really heard anything about it firsthand, I was a bit apprehensive about the conditions, environment, and the type of gay, male clientele. That apprehensiveness went out the door the second I walked in through their front gate, and was greeted by Chuck, the property Manager. Chuck was pleasant, friendly, and accommodating from the moment I met him, taking me on a quick tour of the small property, to my room, and even introduced me to some of the guests visiting.
The guests were, for the most part, friendly and sociable. Though the wknd was pretty low key and quiet on the property, it was EXTREMELY relaxing, and at times, I had the large, heated pool all to myself. The only drawback about this property is the lack of a hot tub, which the owners really should consider putting in, especially given the clientele type.
I highly recommend anyone who's visiting to check out Cheston House for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
Also, make sure you check out their Facebook page. They occasionally have specials listed. I got 15% of my daily rate, which had been posted, and which was honored by Chuck even AFTER making my reservation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cheston House, an intimate, all male gay resort, located 2 blocks from Ft. Lauderdale beach. Friendly staff, warm hospitality and spacious accommodations awaits you. Experience our immaculate lush tropical surroundings along with a swim in our heated, clothing optional pool. Whether you choose a guest room, suite or apartment we bring you all the comforts of home. See for yourself why our guests keep coming back time after time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cheston House Gay Hotel Fort Lauderdale