According to Conde Naste, this is amongst 20 best hotels in Florida. Therefore this criticism is written accordingly.
The hotel has large suites and comfortable beds, but in some respects it can be a triumph of design over practicality. There are no bedside tables or cupboards - just round drawer-less side tables. The room safe in our suite anyway was on the floor, so you can't see numbers unless you are able to get down on your hands and knees.
It is in a rather seedy area, so choose a upper floor suite overlooking the Intra Coastal Canal. The room had a balcony but only one sun-bed. When we asked for a second one, we were told that only one per room was allowed! This seemed to be the same principle with the room teas, coffees and sugars packets etc.
The resturant is good, if a little expensive - but what other choice is there locally?
Be warned that this hotel is at the far northern end of the Water Bus service, which means that you are well out of things in Fort Lauderdale.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Il Lugano Fort Lauderdale
- Hotel Il Lugano