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Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
Ranked #58 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Gorgeous spot on the beach”
Reviewed 11 April 2011

Overall very happy with hotel, was very worried about negative reviews. Location was right on the beautiful clean sandy beach of Fort Lauderdale with the clear,warm ocean. Pool was outstanding, salinated and not too warm, perfect temperature on a hot day. Deck was great, lots of chairs. Bought my own chairs and umbrella from Costco as 2 chairs and an umbrella cost 20.00 to rent per day on the beach. Lobby was beautiful, staff helpful, restaurants in and outside appeared empty. Alot of great places to eat within driving distance. As noted by other travellers, everything upwards of the lobby is scary old. The hotel is obviously in need of major reno, starting with the hallways. Our room however was very clean with a renovated bathroom, balcony , although gave a partial view of ocean was not comfortable to sit on because of noise from all the air conditioners and our view was on the fourth floor looking south overlooking the lobby roof with noisy air conditioners. Our room A/C was noisy and maintenance came up right away and replaced it with an apparently new one. The Tiki bar next door at Ocean Manor was very fun and lively for happy hour. Overall I would recommend it, if you get a deal. I got a room with 2 double beds through hotwire for 98.00 per night USD and the regular rate starts at 179.00. I thought it was a great deal because we did look around and rooms on the beach are all in that range.

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somerset, ky
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Reviewed 7 April 2011

The pool area and the beach was great!!! The room was on the smaller size but I go South for the weather and beach so it was fine with me.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

Have stayed over for 2 nights before going on cruise. I have no major complaints but in all, the hotel needs some quality refurbishment. Seems so old, and there is a strange smell everywhere. Door in my room were separating another room, and it was quite noisy as you could hear guests in other room even if they did not talk loud.
The area is ok, there are small shops nearby, Mcdonalds as well.
Staff - I can only compliment concierge service, they were great and in arranging my transportation from airport to hotel, and very friendly.
Reception staff seemed very busy and in rush, so not very polite or friendly. But the waiter at the restaurant near the pool....I don't know if that guy did not get his salary or what but that was horrible service! Have waited long time (and it wasn't busy), he came,with hands in his pockets, not even saying a word!!! It was quite expensive for a basic meal, but that service is completely unacceptable, I wonder if he has a supervisor at all..

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

Was unsure what to expect after reading some reviews. However if you are looking for a good hotel in Fort Lauderdale then this is ok. The facilities are good with a pool, free beach chairs, free fitness centre and free wi fi. Parking is on site at 10 dollars per night. I saw some postings which said this came as a surprise but they are very upfront about it so just accept it. The location is right on a beach which is kept well for those who like beach holidays. When we arrived there was work being done on the adjacent hotel which was very noisy. We asked to change room to escape the noise and this was done with no problem whatsoever. Thank you Mark on the front desk. The room are big, and although the decor is dated the beds are very comfortable. There is a good supermarket within a few hundred yards for those who wish to cater for themselves (no breakfast was included in our room rate).

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

Good things:
1) beach with scooters/banana rides/etc.
2) restaurant is pretty good, but a bit expensive
3) clean
4) fitness room
5) pool was good

Bad things:
1) "ocean front" suite is NOT actually ocean front, the balcony is located on the side, just the closest to the ocean, you basically has about 45 degree to view the ocean, as the neighbor buildings are taller
2) there is a locked door to the next room inside your room, which let you hear every word. If your neighbors are a bunch of college students, be ready to sleep less than you'd like

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

We recently stayed at Ocean Sky and our last three nights were disturbed by Spring Break youngsters partying all night long, and the noise just went on and on until about 5am. We and several others complained numerous times during these disturbances. Some people even checked out early because of this. When checking out we asked to be refunded for our three nights disruptions. We were told to contact the company Otel that we booked through, which we did. They contacted Ocean Sky Hotel regarding this only to be told that they had no complaints about this incident. Don't stay at this hotel - there are others in Fort Lauderdale to choose from.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

This is our second stay at Ocean Sky. Last year we came in May and loved it so much we came back for our March vacation this year. Stayed in a suite and room was prefect for the price. The concierge and bar staff are wonderful and made our stay that much more enjoyable. They even remembered us from the previous year! Pool is prefect and right on the beach. Get outside early to get a chair. Next door is the best tiki bar with happy hour every week day half priced apps and drinks. Love it here and will always return!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
Address: 4060 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6501
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 ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the beach, Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort is perfectly situated minutes away from major attractions, restaurants and shopping. Rooms are equipped with mini-refrigerators, microwaves, hair-dryers, in room safes and coffee-makers. All standard rooms have a side-ocean view and open air balcony. Oceanfront view, 1 bedroom suites are also available. Our large pool deck features an oversized jacuzzi, heated pool, tiki bar and water sports. The resort also has an indoor/outdoor restaurant, fitness center, gift shop and mini golf course. ... more   less 
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