Fort Lauderdale

Hotels in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale hotels range from budget to luxury with, and this is perhaps no surprise, a high premium to be on the beach and rates jumping dramatically from December to March. Budget travelers will want to look at hotels in Fort Lauderdale even just a few blocks off the beach, if not in downtown Fort Lauderdale, as well as condo rentals with kitchens (many guest houses also have kitchenettes). If budget is less of a concern, most of the best hotels in Fort Lauderdale including the Ritz-Carlton, the Hilton, the W, and the Atlantic Resort and Spa can be found north of Las Olas Boulevard on the ocean. (Unlike many luxury hotels, the Atlantic has kitchenettes if you want to recoup some of the money spent on your room by stocking your fridge.) Gay travelers may also want to consider the hotel and guesthouse options in Wilton Manors, the center of Fort Lauderdale's gay scene. Beyond the hotels in Fort Lauderdale itself, Hollywood, to the south, has a number of other options, including the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. While you won't be on the beach, you'll be able to hit the gaming tables instead.

Marble floors polished to a high sheen, glittery Art Deco chandeliers, white Frette linens—taken together, the vibe at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale is sleek and airy, and is only enhanced by the sunlight pouring through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

This property is now the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Opened recently within the last several years, the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is an all-suites venture with ocean-view balconies. Swing by the spa for a treatment or shop at the Saks Fifth Avenue at the nearby Galleria Mall.

A flurry of development over the last decade has made Fort Lauderdale a serious warm-weather hot spot, and the Mediterranean-style Atlantic Hotel, just three miles from downtown and eight miles from the airport, was a 2005 pioneer in the area; it’s one of the original luxury condominium-hotel pro