January 14, 2014
Beachfront hotels are prevalent in the sunshine state, but Fort Lauderdale has several standouts well worth the trip. From cutting-edge design to incredible views, and even on-site ice cream parlours, these hotels offer that little something extra for a truly unforgettable holiday. And if the sun starts to take its toll, each of these oceanfront hotels is equipped with state-of-the-art, cabana lined pools staffed by an army of waiters ready and willing to see to your every need.
W Hotels are known for their modern décor and extravagant entertainment, and the W Fort Lauderdale is no different. Visitors are greeted by playful design accents such as the glass-bottom lobby, which provides great views of the outdoor pool, with deejays spinning tunes and friendly bartenders practicing their flairing skills. The hotel has two nightclubs and multiple bar options geared toward a younger crowd. Although The W may not be for everyone, you can’t beat the location – just steps away from the beach and with an ocean view pool for those who prefer their sunbathing sans sand.
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
With an on-site lazy river and old-fashioned ice cream parlour, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort is the perfect location for a family getaway. The hotel offers easy access to the beach directly from the pool, along with delicious dining options (don’t forget the ice cream emporium for dessert) and a wraparound veranda stretching the length of the hotel – perfect for a scenic cocktail or two when the sun begins to fade.
2000 North Ocean Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Their slogan says it all”¦B Mesmerized. Step into the modern oasis that is B Ocean Fort Lauderdale and prepare yourself for some serious relaxation. The 240-room hotel offers ocean views from every single room and suite – you won’t find an ocean view surcharge here. Furthermore, the tech-savvy B brand invites guests to experience their innovative “˜Moncierge’, giant touch screen in the lobby that allows guests to search and book local activities. They also offer complimentary wifi throughout the hotel, which extends to the beach, as well as the opportunity to borrow (or “˜check-out’) an iPad for leisure entertainment. Guests can choose between two different dining options; B’stro, a casual beachside grab and go experience, and Saia, the only sushi fusion restaurant located on Fort Lauderdale beach.
999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Written by Kristin Clark