$145 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 22, 2014 Check-out: Sep 24, 2014

The Grand Resort and Spa

3 stars
539 N. Birch Rd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
19 reviews
Classy Gay Resort

The hotel room and amenities are tasteful and satisfying. The staff is very attentive and provides... See full review

  • The Sweet Life
  • Jul 28, 2014
Awesome

Great hotel. Anything you could possibly want is available. The staff was willing to do whatever it... See full review

  • Doug from Nola
  • Jun 27, 2014
The Grand Resort and Spa is Fort Lauderdale Beach's largest and finest gay owned and operated men's resort hotel , located just steps from the beach and convenient to all the attractions and nightlife for which Ft. Lauderdale is now world renowned. Our standard of contemporary luxury rivals that found in today's popular boutique hotels. What sets us apart is the genuine hospitality of our staff. Our personal attention to our guests' desires, like that found in smaller guesthouses, is consistently noted by our many frequent guests. We look forward to helping you experience a memorable vacation. As Ft. Lauderdale's first gay resort with its' own full-service day spa and hair studio, we can offer our guests an experience that is unique and wonderfully indulgent. From a relaxing Swedish massage to a haircut before your night on the town, we can accommodate all your needs right here.

Hotel Map

26.1302 -80.1059
Area served
Fort Lauderdale
Nearby airports
Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)- 10 miles.
Area description
The Grand Resort and Spa is located two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean on Fort Lauderdale Beach, midway between Sunrise Blvd. to the north and Las Olas Blvd. to the south. Sebastian Street Beach - The Gay Beach - located 6 blocks to the south. Wilton Manors, the hub of the gay community, is only 15 minutes away by car.

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The Grand Resort and Spa Rooms

Pool View Guest Room
The room offers 1 King bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Joseph Abboud Bathroom amenities, Cable TV, CD player, Ceiling fan, Flat Panel TV, Blue Ray Disc player, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Wireles Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Safe in room, coffee maker, Telephone, Voicemail. Decorated in modern contemporary style of dark rich wood and slate-like tile floors along with large windows looking out over the pool deck create a very soothing and peaceful environment.
One Bedroom Suite
The room offers 1 King Bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Crockery / Cutlery, DVD player, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Safe in room, Stove / Oven, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Video Player, Voicemail. Featuring a spacious Living Room, Dining Area/table and four chairs, Kitchen with granite or tile workspace, four burner glass cook top, microwave and full size refrigerator. Seperate King-size bedroom and wonderful bath with walk-in glass enclosed shower.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Services
Business center
Barber/Beauty shop
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 0.3 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 0.4 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 0.6 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 0.7 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 1 mi
  • New River: 1.4 mi
  • Stranahan House: 2.1 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 2.4 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 2.4 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 2.4 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 2.4 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 2.7 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 2.8 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 3 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 0.3 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 0.4 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 0.6 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 0.7 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 1 mi
  • New River: 1.4 mi
  • Stranahan House: 2.1 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 2.4 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 2.4 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 2.4 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 2.4 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 2.7 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 2.8 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 3 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 3 mi
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 4.4 mi
  • Secret Woods Nature Center: 5.3 mi
  • Lockhart Stadium: 5.4 mi
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum: 5.5 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 5.7 mi
  • Tradewinds Park: 11 mi
  • Art Children's Museum: 12.8 mi
  • Quiet Waters Park: 12.9 mi
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park: 21.5 mi
  • Everglades Holiday Park: 21.5 mi
  • Intercostal Waterway: 23.1 mi

Dining

Dining
Each morning begins with a complimentary expanded Continental breakfast served in the Club Room or can be enjoyed poolside. You can join the festivities poolside on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 6pm for the Sundown Happy Hour featuring an every changing menu of sangria, white and red wines and snacks.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for The Grand Resort and Spa

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Sweet Life
Tampa, FL
Jul 28, 2014

Classy Gay Resort

The hotel room and amenities are tasteful and satisfying. The staff is very attentive and provides great restaurant and other recommendations. If you're looking for a classy and well appointed hotel in the heart of the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, you cannot beat the Grand Resort. The best gay hotel experience bar none.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoy exquisite food at the charming Casablanca with spacious outdoor tables with beautiful views of the beach.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Doug from Nola
New Orleans
Jun 27, 2014

Awesome

Great hotel. Anything you could possibly want is available. The staff was willing to do whatever it took to ensure a great getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EBinRI
Rhode Island
Mar 17, 2014

Convenient Location, Friendly Staff

Really enjoyed my stay. The staff goes out of their way to make you comfortable. The rooms aren't fancy but clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The daily cocktail hour is a great touch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gilric
Texas
Feb 19, 2014

excellent gay man's resort

Fantastic staff and a great location. The only reason I didn't give this place a 5 star was the parking challenges. Very clean and very relaxing atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Guy and Erik
New Paltz, NY
Jan 30, 2014

Excellent week at the beach

This was among the very best vacations we ever had. As much fun at Provincetown MA and Rehoboth Beach DE in the summer. The pool and hot tub were clean, and wonderful, and the staff very attentive and helpful. We enjoyed a very relaxing "couples massage" at the spa. It was fun to meet and visit with the other men. If you go, you'll want to rent a car to get to the bars and clubs in Wilton Manor and restaurants in Las Olas and elsewhere. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach at Sebastian, and also visited the pool bar (open to the public) at the nearby Ritz-Carleton.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The outdoor pool bar on the 7th floor at the Ritz-Carleton is spiffy, gay-friendly, just a short walk, and serves great cocktails with a splendid view overlooking the ocean.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chuck Buzios
Buzios, Brasil
Nov 17, 2013

Awesome Resort

This place is a gem. It is beautiful, well run, a block from the beach and close to many restaurants. The rooms are big and comfortable, the common areas are spacious and well maintained, there is a gym, wifi, laundry area, and a spa. The staff is helpful and friendly. The atmosphere is very comfortable. Most of the guests are repeat customers, and we will certainly be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mirodon
Ottawa, Canada
Nov 15, 2013

Excellent

This is a beautiful hotel, clean, quiet and well situated. The staff is welcoming and accommodating. Certainly well worth a repeat visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Native of Chicago
Chicago
Oct 4, 2013

Great Place to Unwind

I booked my stay at the Grand Resort and Spa because I needed a place that would allow me relax and get my mind together while also being able to enjoy the sun. This was the perfect place for just that. The staff of the Grand Resort was friendly and attentive to my every need. Unfortunately I was unable to utilize the spa because of a scheduling conflict on my part, but I plan on visiting again so I will make sure to treat myself then.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
vlog
USA
Sep 6, 2013

Quick get away

The Grand was really a nice hotel. I have to give them accolades on how clean the rooms and the entire property were. The king bed was so comfortable and I had a great sleep every night and it was very quiet. There were only 2 down sides: 1) It was not close to the bars at Wilton. The W does have 2 really good bars and it is very close but they are pricey. 2) Not a lot of food options within walking distance. You will need a rental car for getting around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The W

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cl6809
Atlanta, gA
Apr 27, 2013

A perfect vacation

I was hesitant to stay at a small, private resort that wasn't on the beach, but this was PERFECT! The staff were super helpful and friendly, the amenities were great, and the entire experience made us feel like we were at our 'home away from home'. The beach was a block away and some very good restaurants were within easy walking distance, as was the gay beach - just keep in mind that we love to walk. That having been said, we rented a car and I'd definitely recommend doing so if you're going to stay more than a day or two; there are lots of other places we went that wouldn't have been feasible without transportation. I rarely say "I'd like to stay here again", but this place has made that (very) short list. The only thing that was less than perfect was the mattress, because some mornings it left me feeling a little sore/stiff, but it could have just been our particular room and it certainly wouldn't prevent my staying there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car - so much is available for dining, beach, etc., within walking distance, but a car makes even more things accessible and enjoyable if the weather gets really hot or rainy.

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