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Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
Ranked #5 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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“Nice Family Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

A very nice family owned hotel for families. Great sheltered pools with easy access to beach. Lots of fun kid friendly activities at pool and on the beach. Not crazy and zany, so a good vibe. Connecting rooms with king suite/ two doubles was really spacious. Restaurant at night a little to formal. Restaurants during day were very good. Staff very helpful and friendly and location couldn't be better.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

This was our second trip to Lago Mar for spring break. We first booked in 2013 based on recommendation from some friends who have a condo next door. This is a great family destination. While the hotel is not in "like new" condition it is charming and certainly a worthy destination. The hotel is very family friendly, the pools are great and clean and no one is bothered by our rambunctious kids (or us theirs!). The tennis courts, shuffle board, mini golf, outdoor ping pong, hammocks and play area were enjoyed by all. The best part is the private beach front. unlike the more congested main beach of Ft. Lauderdale the hotel has a large stretch of private beach that makes us feel much safer with kids.

This year we took advantage of the photography services on site by Michael Holmes. We are very pleased with the great hotel and beach sunset photographs of our family. What wonderful memories they are sure to illicit for many years to come.

The staff is very friendly and although we were only there once before many remembered us from our earlier visit.

Ok, its not perfect. My biggest complaint is that the pillows are all horrible. I also do not think that the housekeeping staff is very good. I never feel that they actually clean anything and if you get an efficiency kitchen wash your own dishes.

We had a great time at a great place and will likely visit again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Norwell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at lago 3 times now. Our first trip was when my 3 boys were 2&4, they are now 9&12. I came back to lago mar as I love the beachfront property and the fun options( mini putt putt, tennis courts, hammocks,chess , swing set and table tennis) it's ultra kid friendly. When we first stayed at lago mar we fell in love with the laid back atmosphere of which is highly desired with small children, it virtually looked exactly as it does today. They could definitely use some upgrades however worth every penny, always got a pool chair & towel! The resort could benefit it's guests with offering, as they previously had, a few organized events for the kids. Sand castle competition, dive movies, ping pong competition... Just something to add to the day and get the kids interacting together more. My boys were a little bored and wanted to get off property to head to the public beach to play a little( basketball courts and great playground, you can walk done the beach to here) as it for certain is a playground appealing to families with kids 10& under, not necessarily for Tweens.
The food is edible, nothing to rave about but it's affordable and the breakfast buffet was very well priced. Eating there each morning would be great but the exact same goods are on the buffet daily.... Even what can go in your omelet, changing it up would be a bonus to the guests.
Our room was great, we typically had stayed first floor on the beach, we are now a family of 6 so we didn't have that option. Our 2 br suite overlooked the pool and was next to the elevator so easily accessible and the boys could navigate the property easily on their own. Our veranda/porch overlooked the pool. There was plenty of space for us all & the rooms were well appointed, not lush by any means however.
We had previously spent a lot of time going to the soda shop, this time not as much. I actually didn't step inside until my last day when I needed zinc oxide, which they had!
We had photos taken by the staff photographer Michael and we were pleased to get a few keepsake images of us all together.
The biggest disappointment for us was the lack of atmosphere at night... The resort was completely sold out and bustling in the daytime & at night it was snoreville. Being close to so much it's great to be able to taxi or drive to las loss for some variety in menu.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We had a blast here with our two young kids! There is every family activity you could want right at the resort! The pool side bar and grill was great, as well as the breakfast buffet! We had family photos done by Micheal Holmes photography and were so happy with the results!!! He also was very kind with our little ones. Hoping this resort stays as wonderful as it is now for the long haul! We will definitely be back! This club maintains a classy family feel without the "snobby rules" found at many high end resorts.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We spent 6 nights at the Lago Mar in March with our two children aged 10 & 8. This was our first visit and we had a fabulous vacation. The resort is beautiful, very well maintained, family oriented, clean, spacious beach, friendly staff and gorgeous rooms. You get a tropical feeling as soon as you enter the resort. Our kids enjoyed the various activities from; tennis, mini golf, shuffle board, swimming and the ocean. The beach was always very quiet. Restaurants and shops are very close by, and the boardwalk is a short walk. Lago Mar is truly a first class Florida experience and we look forward to going back in December. Thanks for making our family vacation and memorable experience!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

This was our 4th consecutive year returning to Lago Mar Resort for Spring Break. It's truly a gem filled with wonderful amenities especially for families. Our children ages 7 and 10 love coming back year after year. They especially enjoy swimming in the pool or jumping in the ocean waves on their private beach. The playground, mini golf and tennis courts are a big hit with them too! The live music at the pool is a special treat to hear while relaxing before dinner. This was also our fourth year having family pictures taken oceanside by their photographer, Michael Holmes. He's always able to capture amazing photographs of our family on the beach and around the resort. I treasure having these moments photographed each year especially as my children grow. Lago Mar Resort has become part of our families memories and we plan to keep coming back for more!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We traveled end of August two nights before heading on a cruise out of Ft Lauderdale cruise port. It was two families. We rented an oceanfront one bedroom suite with kitchen and my cousin rented a oceanfront two bedroom suite with kitchen (his was on the ground floor, mine was first floor). The rooms were very spacious and the bed(s) comfortable. The place is gorgeous. The furniture could be use a little upgrading but still welcoming. They have two crystal clear pools and a central tiki style bar in the center. We did not eat at their restaurant as we wanted to venture out and try some of the local spots, but did have a burger one day at the Ocean Grill (it was OK).
The staff is extremely attentive and very welcoming. When you are at the pool there is always someone there ready to take your drink orders. We sampled several drinks with the pina colada being the best. The beach itself was beautiful and clean, but the water was a bit too rough for swimming. You can rent beach chairs/umbrellas for I believe $25 and keep them until they chain them up for the night. We have a great time and would definitely go back.

Room Tip: Pay for the ocean front rooms.....well worth it!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
Address: 1700 South Ocean Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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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 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#4 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#4 Business 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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