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Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #20 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2009

The Courtyard Fort Lauderdale was a very nice place to stay for a great price. Our room overlooked the ocean and coast. We had a mini fridge, towels were plentiful, the staff was very courteous, and we were one short block from the beach.
Here are some tips- There is a CVS a half mile away from A1 Highway. You can buy water, milk, drinks, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, snacks, sandwiches, and beach items.
The hotel has a reataurant but breakfast is expensive @ 16 per person so I recommend going to CVS. There is alot to do close by. We did not rent a car, but used taxis and it was well worth it . My advice on that is to have the front desk call for one and not the valet staff since they make arrangements with private taxis and their tip for helping the taxi driver will be included in your fare. If you do have a car, you can park it next door for $12 a day vs. $26 a day at the hotel. It's a very quiet, safe area this time of year. The beach is very clear and clean, people on the beach are quiet, and it was very enjoyable. I would definitely go back to this hotel!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2009

Stayed the first week of July and was very happy with the hotel. Directly on the beach and extremely close to shops and restuarants/bar. Just a short walk down the street to the heart of the Ft. Lauderdale strip. Pool was nice but wasn't working for 2 days. First day, the hotel knew the pool filter wasn't working but continued to let people swim. Second day, the pool was finally closed. Don't know how long it continued to be closed since I left the next day but if I had just checked in, i would have considered going elsewhere. And the hotel restuarant closes at 2 pm so you're just out of luck for lunch or dinner. Didn't mind since we went to the other restaurants on the beach. Overall, great little hotel. Very clean and surprisingly quiet.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank Dramaqueen85
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Reviewed 12 July 2009

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach with 2 daughters aged 21 and 18. The location iwas excellent, across the road from the beach. With majority of hotels located either end of Fort Lauderdale, with this being centrally located, the beach was not at all crowded. Close to good restaurants and bars, many within walking distance.
Great deck area with views over the Ocean & cabanas if too hot. Pool & beach toels provided.
Negatives
Pool was not good & looked dirty. It was closed for a couple of days during our stay due to broken filter. Not an issue for us as we preferred the Ocean.
Bar prices at the pool bar were expensive, and during happy hour the frozen cocktails were excluded. No wonder they kept complaining how quiet they were!
Food options not good with breakfast very expensive - try the Deck further up the A1A (c 1.5 miles) good service, views and food, always busy - just past the Atlantic Hotel.
Food option at pool bar finished at 2.30pm and again was expensive.
Many guests used Bubba Gump adjoins the hotel and ate on the pool deck. You can order from room.
Valet expensive, but if you stay a long while will give you a reduction.
Pool towels sometimes took a long time to arrive.
Valet & hotel service was very good. Hotel is good value for money and we preferred it to the more expensive Marriott Harbour Beach where we stayed some years ago - mainly due to location & friendlyness of the staff.
Other good food restaurants were Coconuts opposite the hotel with intracoastal view, 15th Street Fisheries (again water view). Avoid Shooters, did not honour promotion of appetisers. There is good German Bar, up from Bubba Gump up an alley way - 22 drafts on tap.
Overall a great holiday and the negatives didn't really impact on us directly and we would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Russ C
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Reviewed 6 July 2009

If you plan to visit the Fort Lauderdale area and tops on your wish list is a good ocean front hotel, close access to lots of watering holes and you don't need 4-5 star quality, this resort is for you. My wife and I stayed here for a brief 4 night trip in April and had a good (not necessarily great) time. There is a pool bar on site but the drinks are quite expensive (the hotel restaurant inside is kind of pricy for the quality as well). The pool was virtually unused while we stayed because most of the afternoon the building shadows put the pool in the shade. There is a nice sunning deck by the bar above the pool that was used much more than the pool area. The rooms were well kept and of good quality! The front desk staff was curious and the concierge on site to help book any excursions you might be interested in taking was outstanding. She was extremely helpful and is located right by the front desk. I would definitely recommend a trip through the intracoastal waterways to see all of the beautiful homes and yachts. And the trip to the Everglades was definitely an interesting trip. All in all, this was a nice trip and while it wasn't all attributed to the hotel itself, I wouldn't hesitate recommending this hotel as a place to stay. If you are looking for seafood fare, stay closer to the beach but if you're looking for really high quality steak and really trendy shopping, head towards the downtown area. It makes for a good trip to take one night.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank rtw00
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

We stayed here for one night in March 2009 on our way to Key West. I wish we had
been able to stay longer. This is a very nice hotel right across the street from the beach.
It was easy to get here from the airport, and it's close to Las Olas Blvd also. The front desk clerk was very friendly and helpful when we checked in. The attractively furnished room was the nicest one we have stayed in this year, and we loved having what felt like a 2 room suite with french doors between the living area and the bedroom area. The bathroom was spacious also. We did not experience any noise problems during our stay even though the hotel seemed to be full of college kids. My only very minor complaints were the pop machine on our floor that didn't work and the waiter in the restaurant who didn't want to give us breakfast menus. He insisted we take the breakfast buffet (less work for him?), but we insisted on menus, and actually the food we got was better than i expected, although certainly overpriced. We expected that and the exorbitant overnight parking fee, so there were no surprises during our stay other than how much nicer the room was than what we had anticipated. I would certainly stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank JazzerRick
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Reviewed 23 June 2009

The Courtyard Ft. Lauderdale Beach is perfectly located. We had never visited Ft.L before, but this was the perfect place to experience hip night life, a semi-private beach, & roomy rooms. We really enjoyed the 2 separate components of our room: the front "foyer" with hide-a-bed with television & the bed with television beyond the dividing wall. The beachfront in front of the hotel was very clean & less crowded than the areas just north of our strip. It's semi-seclusion without paying any exorbitant fees. The one thing that did bother us was the complete rudeness & inattentiveness of the staff. Upon check in, the front desk clerk treated us like we were hassling him. The same feeling of annoyance flooded upon us whenever we encountered him over the next 3 days. It was very odd. And while it's nice the hotel has free beach towels to borrow & bring to the beach, the staff very rarely refills them. And when they did, it took several phone calls to bring them out to the 6 or so families waiting for them. Word to the wise: if you need a cab, HAVE THE VALET CALL YOU A REAL CAB. We asked for one but the put us in a waiting privately owned van service who ended up scamming us by driving FAR out of his way. Staff aside, the hotel was perfectly located on a great stretch of beach.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mwpan090
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

Whether this hotel has a great location or a terrible location is a matter of opinion. The Courtyard is the southern anchor of the busiest stretch of oceanfront in Ft. Lauderdale, adjacent to restaurants, shops, nightclubs, municipal parking and the crowds and noise that go with them. The beach in front of the hotel is crowded with young partygoers, daytrippers, and families. There is definitely good people watching to be had here. We chose this hotel because of its proximity to our dive operator, and for that purpose it was perfect; but for a quieter vacation, I would choose to be a little further south or a lot further north of this location.

The hotel books its share of partygoers, though there were plenty of families and businesspeople as well. Noise was definitely an issue: from the hall, from the adjoining room, and even from the street, though we were on the 7th floor. Fortunately, the configuration of the room minimized these issues.

Our room was spectacular, by far the nicest Courtyard by Marriott room I have ever stayed in. The king room had sleeping and living areas separated by French doors, with flat screen TVs in each area – almost a suite, though we paid for a run-of-hotel room and I assume this room is the norm. The room had comfortable furnishings and tasteful, upscale decoration. The bathroom was typical of the chain (very nice). The view was nice too; I think most rooms above the 4th floor would have a good view.

Housekeeping was sloppy, forgetting to empty trash and neglecting to leave supplies and towels on several occasions, but a call to the front desk put things right quickly. The front desk was efficient but not terribly friendly; the concierge was useless.

The pool deck was large, had nice furnishings and was attractively, though minimally, landscaped. The small pool was crowded with children and their waste products. Their parents tied one on at the nearby pool bar, which has been lamely decorated with tiki accoutrements. The drinks we had were OK. The exercise room is pretty nice, with a good selection of equipment. The business center had three free PCs and printing facilities, plus a fourth PC and printer dedicated to boarding passes; there was often a wait for a PC. There was also a free high speed network connection in the room, so bring your laptop.

The restaurant breakfast buffet was standard for the chain, but a bit expensive; there are several places along the oceanfront that serve breakfast, but we didn’t find anything we liked better; the restaurant service was friendly and attentive, so we just paid what they asked and enjoyed it.

Considering the price versus that of the surrounding hotels, the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach was a pretty good deal. The next time I find myself in Ft. Lauderdale, I won’t be opposed to staying here again, but I don’t think it will be my first choice.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 440 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1622
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#17 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#28 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#35 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £138 - £338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 261
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront with spectacular views! The Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach presents a popular choice for families, couples and business travelers to take in all of Ft. Lauderdale. Explore Las Olas Boulevard and an array of dining experiences, premiere shopping and entertainment venues day or night. Contemporary accommodations featuring scenic views of Ft. Lauderdale Beach and Intracoastal Waterways with ceiling to floor windows. The hotel features The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect, by day serving healthy breakfast options and your favorite Starbucks beverage. At night - have dinner in the Bistro or choose our pool deck lounge, the Seabreeze Poolside Bar, and order your favorite wine, beer or special cocktail with your meal. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi and the interactive GoBoard, providing the most updated news, weather and local information. Only minutes away from the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport, 2 miles from the Port Everglades Cruise Port and nearby the Hard Rock Stadium, the Sawgrass Mills Shopping Outlets and the BB&T Center. ... more   less 
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