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Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
Ranked #5 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
North Vancouver
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62 reviews
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“Good option for pre-cruise stay”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

After our 6 hour flight across the continent we knew we were in good hands when we arrived. Two families all with teenage girls and this hotel really set a positive mood for our cruise departure the next day. The lobby is beautiful, we were upgraded to larger rooms, the beds and linens were very nice, and the pool grounds and proximity to the beach were great. The dining room looked a little expensive (the deal at the time was $35 per person for 3 courses, standard for hotels but we didn't want to drop $200 on dinner for 4) so the girls settled on the Soda shop where the food was reasonably priced but the quality was dodgy, next time I'd order pizza in. The hotel is a splurge at $250/night plus taxes etc but when you are spending thousands on a family cruise this hotel won't let you down and sets the right tone for your holiday.

Room Tip: Ocean view beats pool view
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here before our cruise and were very happy with the service, room, and amenities, and location. It was nice walking down the beach to see the cruise ships the day before sailing out. We would definitely stay here again before cruising.

Stayed January 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

The hotel is beautiful, but somewhere along the way the customer appreciation has been lost. When we are paying $250+/night I don't want to be told "well, it's policy that a beach chair can't be made available past 4 in the afternoon". Are you kidding me??? I feel sorry for some of the customer service folks who really go out of their way to be helpful and accommodating…like security, front desk, room service…but when I ask to speak to management about "maybe" allowing guests to have "beach chairs" while the cruise ships are leaving port (while it is still daylight) -- I am told "no, it's policy they get locked up before dark"--what happened to making it fun for the guests????

Room Tip: I would not stay here again due to management not having the "insight" that maybe if the g...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Dunstable, Beds
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights at the end of our florida holiday, booked last minute and was so glad we did. We had an executive suite and although dearer than a hilton or marriot, there was no comparison. Superb facilities, great atmosphere and helpful staff, in the best location in fort lauderdale right on the beach. Check out their coffee shop come gift shop too. Food and drink a bit pricey but good quality, and some kitchen facilities in our suite so we did our own breakfasts. Will definitely go back!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

My family of eight (5 Adults and 3 children aged 11, 5 & 5) stayed at the Lago Mar Resort in their penthouse room (with an interconnecting room) in June. The service by all staff at this resort is excellent. We enjoyed being right on the ocean and watching the ships come in. The kids loved the pools and playground. As others have mentioned the resort is not within walking distance to downtown fort Lauderdale so it is best to have a vehicle or you will need to take taxis which are fairly cheap to other restaurants and local shopping. We did have pizza delivered one night.

There are only 2 washing machines and 3 dryers for this large resort but they are free and we didn't wait long for availability when required.

Our purpose of visiting Fort Lauderdale was to take a cruise so we only stayed three nights prior to our cruise departing but we would liked to have stayed longer. The concierge staff are very professional and helpful and assisted my family with many requests during our stay including organising hire cars that were delivered and collected from the resort and also arranged our private transfer to the cruise terminal on our day of departure which arrived on time and was reasonably priced.

The staff, facilities and private beach access make this resort a great place to stay.

Room Tip: As this property is right on the beach an ocean front room gives great views from the balconies.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Hotel seems a little bit old, it is in the middle of nowhere, thus, you have to take a car to go anywhere. Food and beverage inside the hotel are not expensive. Swimming pools are probably the highlight of this resort. Probably focus is not young people and thats why i did not like it that much.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Lago Mat is one of my favorite places. The staff is awesome! Everyone is friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful. We have stayed there twice in the last year and only wish I could have stayed longer. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for some place quiet and serene.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

Property: Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
Address: 1700 South Ocean Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3705
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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 ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#1 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#4 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#4 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club 4*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Fort Lauderdale beachfront resort that is decidedly, and purposefully, different. Understated, not loud. Gracious, not pretentious. Deferential, not presumptuous. In short, a sophisticated retreat where you can appreciate the enduring traditions of genuine hospitality. With its spectacular 500 foot private beach and secluded location emcompassing 10 acres in the exclusive Harbor Beach neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club invites you to discover one of the best vacation resorts to stay in the world. ... more   less 
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