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Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
Ranked #7 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
“The bar”
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Stopped by to have a drink last night. What a pleasant surprise to find out that Lindsey was there to serve me. What a charming, fun, upbeat, young lady she is. Her smile lights up the room. Oh! and BY THE WAY, the service was superb.
Just like to note, also, that Frank on the guitar was fabulous. His repertoire is limitless! He plays and sings with vigor and enthusiasm. Happy to provide any request.
What a great addition to the beautiful ambiance of this hotel restaurant and lounge.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear Edwina C,

I am so glad you stopped by the bar and were able to spend some time with Lindsey and enjoy our live entertainment. We love to maintain our beautiful ambiance and keep things fresh and modern here at the il Lugano. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Andrew Funt
Director of Rooms
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We arrived to the hotel late on Friday night as our flight into Ft Lauderdale had been delayed. The flight in was rough, It was raining,and we missed our dinner reservations....... and then we arrived. I swear it was like the Trip Advisor commercial- When we opened the door to the room- I could hardly believe. The room is huge with a dining area, kitchen area, nice big bathroom, big balcony facing the waterway- awesome view and even a closet washer/dryer. Seriously---- this place has the WOW factor. So we decided to order dinner from the restaurant downstairs Da Campo Osteria. We Shared a chicken panini and margarita pizza. Both were excellent. Best room service meal ever.
I had looked and looked for a pre cruise hote/ somewhere nice for our anniversary ... and i just couldn't decide. So I tried Priceline for the first time and i got a great price for this hotel. I wish we could have stayed longer but we were leaving the next day for our cruise.
Il Lugano definitely saved our anniversary- Thank You!!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear maggie b,

From the entire staff at the il Lugano, we wish you a very happy anniversary and thank you for spending it with us. I'm delighted we were able to live up to the expectations and deliver great service, wonderful food, and a very lovely hotel to you. You are more than welcome to return and have another wonderful stay any time you'd like!

Best Regards,
Andrew Funt
Director of Rooms
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

From the moment you enter, warm and friendly reception to the exceptional rooms and view! Not to mention the restaurant, which in our opinion, is a FIVE STAR!

This is our third visit at this property and it wil not be our last!

Room Tip: If you love to watch the world go by, I recommend staying on the Lagoon side.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear Phyllis L,

Thank you for your loyalty to the il Lugano and for your great review about us. We are so pleased to be your favorite hotel to visit in Ft. Lauderdale and we look forward to your next visit!

Until then,

Andrew Funt
Director of Rooms
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Sad to have to leave this wonderful place after 4 nights. I had a wonderful time. Great place to stay, the prices are good for the very good quality you get.and the food is to die for. the rooms are great and am hooked.

Room Tip: get a corner room with canal view. Great.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Dear Linda B,

We are just as sad that you had to leave from your wonderful stay with us. Thank you kindly for the review and for acknowledging the amazing food and our great rooms! Come back and visit us again next time you come to sunny South Florida.

Sincerely,

Andrew Funt
Director of Rooms
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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Just checked out after staying for 5 nights. I don't normally bother writing reviews but when I do they tend not to be positive for the Hotel or Restaurant.
However this is an easy review. Great place to stay and terrific value for money compared with downtown Fort Lauderdale you get so much bang for your buck. Room had a great view of Intercoastal if you like that sort of thing which we do. The room was immaculately presented and serviced to a high standard each day. All the staff we had contact with we're super friendly and tended to our needs efficiently as required.
The only down side was Valet Parking $26 per day but it didn't actually really matter as you could park right outside of the hotel from 6.00pm - 8.00am for free and out side of these hours for $1 per hour.
Bottom line I would have no problem recommending this Hotel. Great Stay!!!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Dear Delfino007,

Thank you for you review and for spending 5 nights with us as well. I'm delighted that this was such an easy review for you to write and that the guest service and our hotel exceeded your expectations. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to your next visit with us to the il Lugano Hotel!

Kind Regards,

Andrew Funt
Director of Rooms
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We came for a family wedding and were planning to stay for 2 nights. but after enjoying the room, and the pleasant and professional service headed by the manager Sheila Nolan, we ended up staying another 5 nights. It's a great place to relax and enjoy.
p.s. The whole group that came with us had the same opinion.. We are looking forward to take our next vacation in the IlLugano

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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ilLuganoHotel, General Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write your terrific review. Sheila Nolan is definitely a rock star! - she always provides outstanding guest service and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay!. Please come back and stay again, next time you are here in sunny Fort Lauderdale. Best regards - Amanda Hawkins-Vogel/General Manager
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

was going to a meeting and was in ft lauderdale by "accident." had a chance to stay here based on trip advisor recommendation. checked in late at night. had a chance to look through the hotel in the morning. how nice. the accommodations were great. the rooms at the room i had was large, with a kitchen, a living room, washer and dryer and a large sized bathroom. this was more like an apartment than a hotel room. the location was close to the beach. i did not unfortunately have the chance to really enjoy it but i will look to this hotel again in the future. it is close to miami without having the hoopla and craziness. when i did have a chance to look around, i was impressed.

overall, the stay was nice but too quick. i will come back. i would suggest you do too if you're interested in coming to ft lauderdale.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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ilLuganoHotel, General Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate all of the great reviews that we get on Trip Advisor - what better way to spread the news of our lovely hotel!. Looking forward to seeing you again in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area . Best regards - Amanda Hawkins-Vogel/General Manager
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Property: Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
Address: 3333 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7120 (Formerly Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#16 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A masterpiece of contemporary design rising 15 floors above the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano Hotel is Ft. Lauderdale’s most fashionable address. Experience the height of exclusivity at this spectacular Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel -- offering ultra-luxurious suite-hotel accommodations and lavishly appointed private residences. Stay only minutes from the city’s financial district, shops, beaches, restaurants, and nightlife. Enjoy stunning Atlantic Ocean and waterway views, world-class amenities, and availability to arrange private dockage for yachts up to 50 feet. Travel to nearby shopping and fine dining establishments in our luxury Cadillac Escalades* (based on availability, fee may apply). Blending the style of the world’s finest boutique hotels and a dedication to flawless personal service, we are redefining expectations for Fort Lauderdale hotel suite accommodations. ... more   less 
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