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Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
Ranked #55 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great hotel on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Myself and my partner stayed at the Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort from April 17th to the 21st. The hotel staff were very pleasant and helpful (despite what other reviews say) and there was no problems with the facilities. The hotel is within a 10-15 minute walk from Lauderdale-by-the-Sea where there are some great restaurants and very close to bus stops (we took the bus to E Las Olas Blvd twice and Sawgrass Mall). The patio has plenty of lounge chairs, nice pool and direct access to a clean beach. The hotel offers complimentary towels, but they are a little rough after many washes (only complaint). We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor to see the ocean view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 14 May 2013
Thank you for the kind comments on our staff. The beautiful beach location here is augmented as you say by the nice Lauderdale By The Sea town a bit to our North with fine restaurant choices and boutiques.

Thank you again.
Paul Cahaly
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

This hotel is CLEAN and very hospitable. Right on the beach and it is a must stay. I was in Hotel management for some of the Large stores in America and this GEM is worth considering.
Very nice pool area and water toy area..... The employees are wonderful people. Gordy C

Room Tip: The suites are GREAT< Most have ocean view
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 14 May 2013
Thank you for your kind words about our staff and the hotel itself. Always feels great to hear that, especially from someone with your hotel experience. Great to hear that you enjoyed your suite. We really feel that the suites have great value.

Hope to see you again very soon.
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

I just returned from a 4 night stay here and had a great time. The hotel is right on the beach in great location. Stores and restaurants are close by . Jet ski rentals are right on beach in front of hotel .The only downside is the tiki hut on property had overpriced drinks and no music. The tiki hut next door at ocean manor had better priced drinks , music and great food. There was always people there where at this hotel was hardly any one around the pool or tiki bar. The hot tub was great .

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 14 May 2013
Thank you for staying with us and the great comments on our location, being directly on the beach. We appreciate it greatly and hope to see you again soon.

Thank you.
Paul Cahaly
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This hotel used to be a Ramada. They have done a lot of work renovating, and there is still some room to grow. I will tell you, however, this hotel is one of my favorite hotels to stay in Ft. Lauderdale. Most hotels in FLL are NOT on the beach. This one is directly on the beach with a very nice pool area, and an outstanding tiki bar by the pool. The food is good, and the location could not be more convenient. Once you are at the hotel, you can walk to shops, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. The staff are outstanding. Everyone is very nice and seem genuinely glad to have their guest. Give it a shot!

Room Tip: Pay the extra money and upgrade to a suite
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you so much for the great words. We all read the reviews here and those kind comments will make all of us very happy.

Thank you very much and All the best!!
Paul Cahaly
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

we arrived a few hours early from there 3 oclock check in.the front desk was so helpful. even though they were pretty booked she took my cell number and said she would call as soon as a room opened up. while we waited we were allowed to use the hot tub or any other facilitys on property. we decided to go shopping and within a couple hours they called and got us in a room a couple hours early. when you walk into the room its your typical layout hotel room. but what sets this hotel apart from the rest is the view. no matter what room you have everyone gets a beautiful ocean view. the balcony has 2 chairs outside so you can sit relax whatever, the beds were clean and very comfortable. this hotel also offers a giant hot tub right next to the bar so you can enjoy a drink watch tv. the other nice thing is they have a private elevator that goes from the pool to your hallway on your floor so you dont have to walk through the lobby. they have lots of activities to do. they have minitaure golf, jet ski rentals a nice heated pool. we will defitnely stay again and again.

Room Tip: every room is great cause you have beautiful view of the ocean
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for the great review and for the nice words about all of our amenities. We are extremely pleased to read that you will be coming back again and AGAIN! We truly appreciate it.

Many Thanks.
Paul Cahaly
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Middleton, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Our family stayed in Fort Lauderdale for a couple of days before leaving on a cruise out of Miami. We stayed at the Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort (but, not really a resort). The rooms were nice and clean, but a little small. We had a two-bed room. The beds were full/double...not queen...a little small, but comfortable. I don't think there would have been enough room for two queen beds. The pool was nice and my daughter (10 yr) had a blast. The outside bar left a little to be desired, but you got everything you payed for...the drinks were good and strong. The beach is by far the best thing about this hotel. Their beach is clean and not over crowded. The chairs and umbrellas are reasonably priced...$10 for an umbrealla and $5 per chair for all day...I've spent that for 4-hours at some places. The water was beautiful and kids played and swam all day. The hotel is within walking distance of just about anything you would need. McD's accross the street, grocercy store, liquer store, 5-minute walk. Three very good restraunts within 15-20 minute walk. Sly Fox Irish Pub, Nick's Italian Restaurant and The Aruba Beach Cafe (not really a cafe). There are all kind of shops and restaurants near The Aruba and on the weekends there is live music. The staff was always polite, but we didn't interact with them very much and we did not eat at the hotel restaurant. We used the hotel as a place to sleep and access the beach. They have putt-putt golf (for a fee)...we didn't play and I don't know how much the fee is. Overall it was a good stay...it is not a resort.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Paul Cahaly
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Parkland, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

We stayed at the Ocean Sky last week from 3/28-3/29. We had adjoining rooms and it was me with my 2 kids and my friend and her 2 kids. We left the husbands home. Since we live 35 minutes away we just wanted a place to stay near the beach during Spring Break. When we got there, the hotel seemed ok. The libby was nice and my kids loved the arcade. The valet guy was also very nice. Our rooms weren't ready yet but they told us we could use the facilities while we waited. We had lunch at the outdoor restaurant which took a very long time but the food was good. It was expensive though. They have salads, burgers, sandwiches, etc. The pool was freezing (it's supposed to be heated) so my kids were very upset. That was a big reason why we picked this hotel knowing it was in the 70's and the only way to swim is in a heated pool. I told the girl at the front desk and she said she would tell maintenance. The pool never warmed up. Our rooms were finally ready and they were room 223 and 225. You can't even imagine what we saw when we got to our room. First of all, the carpet off the elevator was dirty and had footsteps of sand and dirt. The rooms were just regular rooms - nothing special about them. They were very dated but clean. The bathroom was nice and looked like it had just been renovated. But let's talk about the view!!! Our balconies faced a gigantic air conditioner...a loud gigantic air conditioner. We could not see the beach or ocean at all!!! We could not believe how disgusting the view was! We asked to be moved but they did not have any other rooms available.
The good part of the hotel was that it was in walking distance to Dunkin Donuts (breakfast) and a great ice cream/ices place (dessert). We had dinner at Aruba Beach Cafe down the street and it was amazing!! We spent the whole second day at the pool and beach and it was beautiful. That is what makes this hotel. They have mini golf, jet ski's and banana boats. It cost $10 pp for a golf club and also $12 for valet parking.
All in all we had a nice time but this was not the type of hotel we are used to staying at. Maybe if we had a room on the 8th floor looking out at the ocean and beach instead of the air conditioner I would have a different opinion. If you book a room at this hotel, make sure to get an ocean view room!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Since you are so close to our hotel, we hope to see you again soon.

Thank you for staying with us.
Paul Cahaly
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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:
#22 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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