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Sun Tower Hotel & Suites on the beach
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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
“loved every minute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

the place is not updated but everything else made up for it. me and my boy friend stayed nine days we had the suite with the ocean view every day was better than the day before the location was awsome the water was perfect the view the staff and the little caffe was great we'll be back again

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

This property was a great find. All rooms are oceanfront, and, although not brand new, are well-appointed, well-maintained, and much more reasonably priced than other beachfront properties. Our spacious room had a king bed, microwave, refrigerator, and small balcony with two chairs.

Free beach chairs and umbrellas are available for guests, and the pool was somewhat small but very nice.

The hotel also features a beachside bar and restaurant with a large deck. They served great food - upscale pub grub that was tasty.

Parking is tight, but front desk staff will valet your car if necessary for no extra charge. In fact, all staff went out of their way to be helpful.

We'd stay here again on a return trip to Ft. Lauderdale.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

Hotel had a small but very nice indoor, outdoor restaurant. Tony makes a great breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. Hotel is on beach, with beach views, clean, inexpensive and close to other beaches, shopping, restaurants, etc. Great owner, very personable. Would go back to vacation!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

We just got back from a beautiful week in Ft Lauderdale, and the part of the trip that made it the best was our return to the Sun Tower. We love this little 23 room hotel. In my past post, I had mentioned that the offerings from this hotel are much better than what you will get from some of the more "luxurious " hotels, especially for the money. It's just a few feet from the beach. Parking is free and chairs and umbrellas are also provided. The rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable. What really makes this hotel like a home away from home, is the staff. Christine the manager is always around. On somedays you will see her in her office, in the reception desk and on the beach talking to guest. We have also seen her serving at the Sandbar restaurant as well as trimming the landscaping around the pool area. The rest of the staff is just as happy wearing different hats as well. I need to mention Amanda, Carlos, Mike, Chris and the house keeping staff. They all take pride in making you feel at home.

There is nothing I could say negative about the Sun Tower. It truly is a gem among some huge hotels near by. If I could say anything, and this is purely nit picking, I wish the wireless that you pay a slight fee for had better band width. If you are planning on using Netflix, you might see if getting a room closer to the office may do better. Staying on the third floor, we found the wireless not "home quality". but in the end, who needs to be on the web, when you have the beautiful Atlantic within a few feet.

Last thing, do yourself a favor and eat at the Sand Bar. There is a reason the local folks come to eat there. The Flat Breads are incredible, the burgers are good and the homemade potato chips are fantastic. Other than one super birthday dinner at Casa D Angelo's one night, we at dinner at the Sand Bar every night.

We can't wait until next year to come back to our favorite little beach home away from home.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

Not sure why this hotel gets such great reviews. My girlfriend and I travel constantly, and this place was a huge let down. The only thing this place has going for it is the private beach, which is beautiful and connects right to the hotel. The beach bar was good not great but the rooms were terrible. The first room they put us in had a giant iron burn in the carpet as soon as we walked in, and the AC unit was shot. The bathroom was a mess and the whole room just felt shabby. After bringing to the front desks attention that we had booked an oceanview king (not the double queen they put us in), Carlos at the desk informed me that when booking online you don't get to choose what bed you get. I beg to differ, I couldn't believe he even said that. I still insisted that we were not happy w the room and he said he would see what he could do, he had to talk to his "boss" whom he apparently couldn't get a hold of. Later in the evening I talked to the night clerk who was much more responsive, who agreed that yes I did indeed book a king and that he would leave a note for the morning clerk. Next day they did upgrade us to the 6th floor suite, which was a considerably nicer room, but it smelled!!!! As soon as we walked in we both agreed that it smelled like BO, like a big sweaty man had just left! We walked all around until we discovered it was the BED that smelled!!! The pillows and sheets! I took a pillow case off and took it to the front desk where Chris (?) smelled the case and expressed extreme embarrassment and took me to the laundry room for fresh sheets and pillowcases. He found 1 pillow to give me as a replacement and seemed genuinely sorry and embarrassed. Back to the room we stripped the bed and put all of the previous bedding in the closet, made our bed up fresh and reluctantly got in. I would never stay at this hotel again. The only good thing about this place was the beach.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Shenandoah, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

An unexpected wonderful experience at this facility from the top down; from General Manager Christine to restaurant personnel Diane/Mike(Hippy)/Michelle/Tony(the cook) to desk help Carlos and Chris. Should any of the Houstons from Houston, Texas be in the vicinity we shall unquestionably book our stay at the Sun Tower Hotel. Our thanks to you guys...hats off!! jlh

Room Tip: The suites are worth the small upgrade difference.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

The best location ever...right on the beach. We are a family of 4 with 2 small children and we loved this hotel. The location is amazing steps from the sand. The rooms are nice and clean. The beds are super comfortable. The suites are beautiful and roomy and the views are SPECTACULAR!!! The pool is clean and the area very nicely decorated. They provide chairs and umbrellas on the beach at no extra charge and the parking is free. Now, about the staff...we travel quite a bit and I must say the staff at this hotel is totally amazing. Thank-you to Christine for the extra onion rings for our little girl. The front desk staff and the restaurant staff were all wonderful and go out of their way to make all the guests happy. I would recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a small beachfront hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

Room Tip: Go for the suite it is so worth it.
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Property: Sun Tower Hotel & Suites on the beach
Address: 2030 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-3727
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sun Tower Hotel & Suites on the beach 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fort Lauderdale's Premiere boutique style hotel, located DIRECTLY on 350 ft of private beach, offers 23 NEWLY RENOVATED oceanfront suites and standard accommodations with private balconies. Enjoy our Sandbar Grille located on our expanded oceanfront terrace or relax by our heated pool. Lounge chairs & umbrella's are provided along with complimentary use of kayaks and paddleboards. Self parking on property is available for no additional cost. There is nothing between you and beach when you stay at Sun Tower Hotel & Suites. ... more   less 
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