Fort Lauderdale is a casually chic beach town where you will find crystal clear beaches, luxurious accommodations, gracious spas, an array of top-notch dining options to savor, and an eclectic variety of activities away from the beach. For those who want to stay in the best luxurious hotels near the center of town, here are the “Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Fort Lauderdale Beach” in no particular order.
Lago Mar is a luxury beachside hotel with an old Florida feel. When you enter the front lobby, there are four comfortable couches on your right, an elaborate shell mosaic built into the floor, and a counter of people eager to help you. Situated on the oceanfront in Fort Lauderdale, Lago Mar Resort & Club offers 204 luxurious rooms, which include 160 suites. It has two tropical pools for lounging around with waiters bringing margaritas and daiquiris from the tiki hut bar. There’s an outside playground at the beach for the kids which has hammocks, a ping pong table, shuffleboard, and tennis court. It features a huge nearly-private beach, full-service European spa, and a modern American bistro, Aquario. It’s one of the best romantic hotels in Fort Lauderdale for families.
The Hilton is an all-suite, high-rise hotel in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, and you can enjoy a magnificent view of both the ocean and the intercoastal waterway. While staying here, guests have access to the resort’s three in-house restaurants. Ilios earns praise for its flavorful chicken, steak, and seafood entrees, while S3 wins travelers over with its trendy outdoor patio and inventive sushi creations. The amenities here are one of a kind and the guest can be pampered in style with deep soaking tubs, designer bath amenities and Hilton Serenity Beds having access to all kinds of pillows. Guests can explore the ocean breeze in the full deck patios or just enjoy the pool service while relaxing after a great meal and a rejuvenating treatment. The Hilton is perfect for business travel, a family getaway or a romantic escape.
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, is the perfect getaway for those who can imagine themselves in an extravagant and luxury yachting scenery. It’s renowned for its dazzling waterfront views, fine cuisine, and indulgent spa services. Set along the Intracoastal Waterway, the hotel provides the ideal getaway in the yachting capital of the world. The best rooms are located in the tower with gorgeous views of downtown Fort Lauderdale and the marina. You can enjoy five fantastic on-site restaurants, from fine dining to poolside cocktails to waterfront burgers at Pelican Landing. Discover an incredible outdoor courtyard with three pools and cascading waterfalls, or hop on the water taxi to explore Fort Lauderdale’s waterways. It’s situated just minutes away from downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades, and 8 blocks from the beach. The Hyatt is very popular with cruise goers since it’s very near the cruise port.
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is tucked away on 16 sun-drenched oceanfront acres on South Florida’s largest private beach, just minutes from everything. You can pamper yourself in the full-service European style spa, dine overlooking the ocean at the one of resort’s acclaimed restaurants (SeaLevel, 3030Ocean, RIVA), and enjoy your fun in the sun with a wide array of water sports from jet skiing to parasailing. One of my favorite things about the hotel is the pool area with both an adult only, and kids pool. Marriott Harbor Beach Resort is perfect for business travel, a family vacation getaway or a staycation. If you’re planning to leave on a cruise from Port Everglade, the resort is the perfect proximity to the airport and port.
The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is located north of the Fort Lauderdale beach strip along the Atlantic Ocean. It has more peaceful vibe with a Victorian-esque ambiance. Amenities like the wraparound veranda with classic rocking chairs to catch up on a good book or just enjoy the Atlantic Ocean views, and the old-fashioned ice cream parlor are big hits with guests. This member of the Noble House hotel group gets high praise for its family-friendliness too. The little ones are sure to love the lazy river and the on-site paddleboard rentals. As for dining, head to the OCEAN2000 for seafood and steaks with a side of Atlantic views. You’ll find this Fort Lauderdale hotel on North Ocean Boulevard, less than 2 miles from the Bonnet House and approximately 10 miles south of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL).
Sonesta is just steps away from the ocean of the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach, offering a sensational experience: oceanfront hotel accommodations, unique restaurants and lounging areas, spa suite, and a variety of excursions for those guests looking to explore. The Sonesta is a great hotel for a couples escape, or business travel.
Excellent service, comfort, and luxury are the main ingredients for The Atlantic, this luxury boutique hotel is right on the beach overlooking 23 miles of Florida sand and surf in Fort Lauderdale. The hotel has a classy contemporary vibe throughout and was designed with the optimum vista in mind, down to the gorgeous balconies gracing many of its 124 rooms and suites. Another guest favorite is the kitchenette that comes with each room, stocked with a small fridge, a two-burner stove, and a microwave. Pamper yourself at the award-winning Spa Atlantic and indulge in an eclectic mix of globally inspired American fare at Beauty & the Feast Bar|Kitchen, located on the lobby level; and casual fare at the Ocean Market Grille on the fifth floor Ocean Terrace, which is also home to a heated outdoor pool, whirlpool tub, Spa Atlantic and a 24-hour gym. The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
The Pillars Hotel is a small boutique luxury hotel with only 18 guest rooms, five of which are suites, a three-bedroom private villa with a pool, and a custom luxury yacht charter service. The Pillars Hotel has a very cozy and elegant feel to it. It’s located right on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale. The simple elegance of this wonderful hotel which is hidden away in Fort Lauderdale doesn’t disappoint anyone. It’s a great romantic place for couples wanting to escape, but it is close enough to the beach and all downtown Fort Lauderdale offers. Guests are treated to an exceptional level of individual service and luxury reminiscent of the finest European boutique inns.
At The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Beach, hotel guests can bask in a location as well as easy access to Las Olas Boulevard. Guests experience the refinement of another era with dramatic oceanfront terraces, a heated infinity pool on a 29,000 square foot tropical deck, private VIP oceanfront cabanas seemingly suspended over the Atlantic Ocean, an elegant spa, expansive fitness center, and signature ocean view restaurants. Savor a culinary experience like no other restaurant, and poolside cocktails stirred by the breeze of swaying palms. Guests can’t quite seem to determine what they like most about this hotel, praising the Ritz’s posh perks like telescopes for star-gazing. The Ritz-Carlton is one of the most elegant Fort Lauderdale beach hotels.
W Fort Lauderdale has one of the most stunning designs and painstaking attention to detail to wow even the most jaded travelers. Renowned as the hidden playground of the stars and starlets, this once legendary party Mecca reinvents itself and emerges on the scene in the hottest comeback to hit the strip. Enter the seduction of the 517 anything-but-typical rooms and suites boasting unrivaled views of the Atlantic and Intracoastal. Its unique design elements are around every corner, like a clear staircase that takes you up through the pool. Laze in the W Living Room with a cocktail, or take a dip in the oceanfront infinity pool after you bring on a glow at Bliss Spa. Indulge in one of the best steaks in town at STEAK954, where you can opt to sit indoors or outside overlooking the main road and beach.