$469 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 7, 2015 Check-out: Jan 8, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

5 stars
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, 1 No. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
29 reviews
Biggest Bang for your buck

From the moment I walked in, the hospitality from the staff was just amazing. Great oceanview room.... See full review

  • Argelys from Jersey
  • Sep 5, 2014
The best

They lost a few points for a lumpy old mattress....however the rest was really amazing! See full review

  • LuxuryBeachGoer
  • Oct 22, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Fort Lauderdale glows as golden as the coastline at this beachfront Florida hotel. The wood-paneled rooms, gloss-floored lobby areas, and curving windows are styled like the cruise ships of old, and guests can dine like first-class passengers in Via Luna restaurant, with its slow-cooked meats and linguine specials. Youngsters will love the scavenger hunts, snorkeling and storytelling at the Ritz Kids club, while adults have VIP privileges at Grande Oaks Golf Course nearby. Palms are silhouetted against the Atlantic horizon from the blissful pool deck, and beautiful views are available below-ground when you book a sommelier-guided tasting tour down in the 5,000 bottle Wine Vault.
Key facts
  • 192 guestrooms
  • Private cabanas
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • Access to golf course
  • Infinity pool
  • 3 restaurants: Via Luna, Poolside Cafe, Wine Room
  • Via Luna Bar
  • Childcare services
Neighborhood
  • Located between the sandy shore of Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Intercoastal Waterways, Ritz Carlton Hotel Fort Lauderdale Hotel sits just minutes away from fashionable boutiques and cafes of Las Olas Boulevard. Showcasing a mix of brands like Tommy Bahama and independent designers, the area also features cuisine choices ranging from classic American dishes to Rodizio. Prominent attractions like The Broward Center for Performing Arts and Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science are within four miles of the hotel.
Hints and tips
Experience one of the Full Moon Parties while you're at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Fort Lauderdale.
These monthly parties occur on the pool deck, and feature DJs, flavorful appetizers and telescopes for some prime stargazing.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Tennis
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Las Olas Beach: 0.3 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 0.8 mi
  • New River: 1 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 1 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 1.1 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 2 mi
  • Stranahan House: 2.1 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 2.4 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 2.4 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 2.5 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: 2.8 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 0.3 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 0.8 mi
  • New River: 1 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 1 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 1.1 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 2 mi
  • Stranahan House: 2.1 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 2.4 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 2.4 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 2.5 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: 2.8 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 3.1 mi
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 4.6 mi
  • Secret Woods Nature Center: 5.2 mi
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Lockhart Stadium: 5.9 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 6.2 mi
  • Tradewinds Park: 11.5 mi
  • Art Children's Museum: 12.9 mi
  • Quiet Waters Park: 13.4 mi
  • Everglades Holiday Park: 21.5 mi
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park: 21.7 mi
  • Intercostal Waterway: 22.6 mi

Dining

Via Luna
Via Luna Restaurant offers savory Italian specialties inspired by Grandma’s kitchen
The Wine Room
Enjoy private wine tastings with the hotel’s Sommelier and taste wines from around the world in our 5,000 bottle wine vault.
Pool Bar
Light American fare and cool cocktails for lunch and early dinner in a relaxing poolside setting.
The Bar
Ideal setting for before or after dinner drinks and appetizers.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

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Guest Reviews (29)

Ratings and reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington DC
Jan 4, 2010

Over priced and poor quality services

The services were poor and overpriced give that it was 1) the Ritz and 2) the Room rates were pretty high. The hotel failed to pay attention to really minor details that all other comparable hotels have that make a stay comfortable and easy. Notable: 1) rooms did not have coffee makers, which means you had to pay for room service and also pay for hotel lobby coffee; 2) There were extra charges on services that should have been included in the high price: gym classes, lobby coffee, $5 for room service delivery (in adition to tax and tip); 3) The bedroom TV did not have movie service (on demand) - only the suite TV. But there was no couch in the suite, so we had to watch tv in the befroom and couldnt access the DVD or on demand. 4) There was only one person staffing the concierge desk at a very busy hotel on a holiday weekend and he was always busy, so there was always a wait to ask a question; 5) The restaurant messed up our order each time we ate there; 6) There was no light on the balacony-- so hard to enjoy it when it got dark outside; 7) They never refilled the fresh fruit bowl in the rooms; 8) The hotel charged $3+tax for cheap coffee in the lobby, whereas most hotels have either coffee makers or free coffee. Delivery to room was $20-- really outrageous for coffee; 9)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hawaii Frequent Traveler
Business
Lake George, NY
Nov 20, 2009

Disappointed

My 3rd stay at a Ritz in 3 months and I think they've really lowered their standards to attract more guests. The rooms were nice, staff was friendly but not attentive at all-they had their own agenda. When exiting the hotel there were at least 6 bellmen/valets standing by the doors debating tips, no problem opening doors ourselves but at a Ritz you expect that little extra. Then we actually had to say "excuse me" so we could walk past them to our car...at the restaurant our drinks arrived "after" our below average meal which took a long time, and at the pool bar/grill we weren't even waited on at a table because the bartender was too busy with a couple he obviously knew. You feel more like an inconvenience to the service staff there...a big failure on managements' part.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Atlantic Hotel had the best meal we were able to find close by-Ritz hotel food was poor.

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ottie
Business
North Carolina
Feb 5, 2013

Very quiet and great location

Very quiet...almost too quiet. Our room was extraordinary - surpassing our expectation, and the view was beautiful of both the ocean and the waterway. The hotel restaurant was not as remarkable as we had hoped, though the service was wonderful. It was a nice escape.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

WATER TAXI!!!!!

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cf12
Business
Washington, DC
May 28, 2013

everything was great... except....

everything was great at except a couple small things. I thought i was told we would have free internet in the room but learned it was $15 for a 24-hour period. Also, the shower had very low water pressure and did not fit the standards of the hotel. Everything else was great; the staff, the food, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LLJ from PA
Business
Pennsylvania
Aug 5, 2013

Beach getaway

The hotel service was outstanding in every category. The only major complaint was that the walls are sooooo thin. We could here every noise and even conversations in the room next to us.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of choices close to the hotel.

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Domerdoc
Business
Dallas, TX
Sep 3, 2013

Great hotel

Overall didn't have any problems. Great hotel, great location, very helpful and friendly staff.

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Roseke
Business
Naples, Fla
Nov 2, 2013

A night and day at the Boat Show

The friendliest staff . From the check-in desk to the bell men, to the room service staff. They were wonderful.

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GiaS
Business
New York
Jun 2, 2014

Pleasant stay, friendly staff

We stayed for 3 nights-2 adults, 3 kids. Big, clean rooms. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Checked us in early, gave us a late check out. Only 2 complaints: 1) If you order something in the restaurant on 1st floor it may take a veeeeeery long time to be served. 2) beach is across the street and there is no drink, food service there- only pool area. Otherwise- perfect!

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Helpful Lost Traveler
Business
Atlanta, GA
May 11, 2011

A GREAT PLACE

The hotel is really pretty, and with a great location. Ft. Lauderdale is a much more liveable place than Sobe, and a more "beachy" florida kind of vibe than Sobe offers.

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
new york
Sep 8, 2009

too expensive. dont give u anything for.

this hotel is not geared for family.it was not reasonable, definately over priced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

discount internet sites do not discount the trips.

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