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Larry was super nice. Not the Ritz but a bargain in comparison to others. I would return.

Very nice property. Steven who worked there was very nice and extremely accommodating. The toilet in our room began leaking the night before we left. Breakfast was to be available from 8-10am. The day we checked out no one opened the office until 10 am. Those minor issues would not prevent us from staying there again.

The staff were friendly and helpful. Very nice. The location is great near the beach. The rooms could use some updating and a hot tub would be a nice thing as well. However, I did find it relaxing and enjoyed my stay.

Just not a great place Shower needed some serious scrubbing

The property is beautifully landscaped and the staff is very friendly. Larry is the best!

Close to beach & great neighborhood restaurants. Walked everywhere

My husband and I have stayed here twice. It's a very nice, comfortable place close to the beach -- great to sit around the pool and relax. The beach is very close. There are plenty of good dining options in the neighborhood. On our previous visit last March there were quite a few guests and a lot of socializing. This year, in January, it was rather quiet. The staff has been great on both of our visits.

Good accommodation, good location. A bit too quiet though.

As well as being two blocks from the beach, the best feature of Cheston House is the people, guests and staff alike are welcoming, friendly and fun. The clothing optional pool is bliss. I really enjoyed my stay and would go again anytime.

Great staff, great location, great price, had a great time will difinetly return a third time.

The staff and others that were staying at the resort were very friendly and hospitable. The resort was within walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shopping. It was also a short bus ride to many other restaurants and shopping areas including the docks.

Very clean, older guest house. Met some very nice guests who return year after year. I would definitely return as well.

Was OK not all I was expecting but great for the price

I stayed at Cheston House for about 10 days and absolutely loved it. It was in the summer, so there were not as many people there but I was looking for a quieter gay getaway. It is clothing optional on the first floor, but it was not a hookup fest and in my opinion it is very appropriate for monogamous couples who just want to socialize with other gay men. Chuck, the owner, was extremely helpful from giving me tips about local gay life to ordering delivery to the room. I had a regular room, not anything fancy. The room was comfortable and clean--but not luxurious--and the amenities in the room were very good. A sizable fridge, microwave, etc. Housekeeping was fairly diligent as well. If there were two things I would add to the place it is 1. An outdoor jacuzzi, like some other gay resorts on the beach have and 2. Heavier free weights in the exercise room (up to 50 lbs at least) for those of us who like to workout on vacation. However, these minor quibbles do not take away from the great experience. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Huge room, nice pool, very quiet, with a friendly staff. It's true that it's not the newest of hotels, but it has been well cared-for. Great location: a block off the beach, a short walk from lots of restaurants and shops, and just far enough off the strip to be quiet and peaceful. Would definitely stay there again when in the area.

Very quiet and laid back...if you want excitement, Cheston is not for you. But if you want a beautifully landscaped, tranquil and friendly place to unwind and forget the outside world, you've found a little gem. Cheston was clean, well run and a great value. The pool was refreshing after a day at the beach. Cheston seems to cater to an older crowd, which was fine...I hate being the oldest person in a room, so it made me feel quite young!

The hotel was quiet and relaxing. It's close to the beach, has a nice pool & adequate facilities for it's size. The rooms are well kept, but could use a bit of attention on their state of repair. All in all a nice place.

N Birch Road Fort Lauderdale FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Fort Lauderdale Beach and Las Olas Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in East Fort Lauderdale, Cheston House - Exclusively All Male Gay Guest House is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Sebastian Street Beach. This 14-room, 3-star guesthouse has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and a fitness center.


Rooms

Cheston House - Exclusively All Male Gay Guest House's 14 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Guests of Cheston House - Exclusively All Male Gay Guest House have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for USD 10.00 per day. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed (MEN ONLY)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (MEN ONLY)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (MEN ONLY)

1 King Bed | 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Cheston House - Exclusively All Male Gay Guest House

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4
Family

Larry was super nice. Not the Ritz but a bargain in comparison to others. I would return.

By on Feb 15, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2020

Thank you for staying with us!

4
Partner Couples

Very nice property. Steven who worked there was very nice and extremely accommodating. The toilet in our room began leaking the night before we left. Breakfast was to be available from 8-10am. The day we checked out no one opened the office until 10 am. Those minor issues would not prevent us from staying there again.

By , from Hartville, OH on Dec 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 23, 2019

Happy Holidays Joe, From the entire staff at Cheston House (incl. the over sleeper) we wish you and yours a very merry, happy, safe holiday season!! My "over-sleeper" apologizes for his lack of tardiness the morning you departed. It's embarrassing for me as general manager, but, we're human and situations like this happen to everyone. It's happened to me on occasion. My staff, is the backbone of support helping me run the day to day operation. They're my front line when it comes to guest satisfaction. We, (staff & management) support each other and work very well as team. We are like a family. In regards to the minor plumbing issue, thank you for bringing it to our attention. My "over sleeper" had the issue resolved within hours. It's now become an inside joke and we refer to him, from time to time, as the, "over sleeper." My closing statement (lol) we're pleased with a 4 out of 5. We're human, not perfect. We keep trying, we're successful, plus we have great guests! Thank you for the positive feedback about Steven. He's a recent addition to my staff. We look forward to your next visit at Cheston House. Come back to visit Gay Fort Lauderdale, soon. Once again, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season and Happy New Year!!

4
Everyone

The staff were friendly and helpful. Very nice. The location is great near the beach. The rooms could use some updating and a hot tub would be a nice thing as well. However, I did find it relaxing and enjoyed my stay.

By on Aug 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon.

3
Everyone

Just not a great place Shower needed some serious scrubbing

By on Jun 12, 2019

5
Everyone

By on May 21, 2019

Review comment responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! We work hard to make sure out guests have an excellent stay!

5
Everyone

The property is beautifully landscaped and the staff is very friendly. Larry is the best!

By , from Ormond Beach on May 13, 2019

Review comment responded on May 14, 2019

We agree with you wholeheartedly!! Larry is the best!! We're thrilled you had an enjoyable stay at Cheston House. It's guest reviews like yours that tell entire story in a few short words. I Thank you and the entire staff thanks you. Please come back and see us soon. All the Best, Chuck.

4
Everyone

By on Apr 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2019

Thank you! We appreciate our guest feedback. It's important to us to be on top of what our guest appreciate's the most. We work hard to have you as a repeat guest. On your next vacation to Fort Lauderdale, we want you to think of us, first. Please come back and see us soon.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 20, 2018

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back!!

5

perfect location

Everyone

Close to beach & great neighborhood restaurants. Walked everywhere

By on Aug 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 5, 2019

Thank you !! As the manager of Cheston House I appreciate that you appreciate, my staff!! They are a great team of guys who work alongside myself. We look forward to your next visit to Cheston House.

4

very relaxing gay guesthouse

Couples

My husband and I have stayed here twice. It's a very nice, comfortable place close to the beach -- great to sit around the pool and relax. The beach is very close. There are plenty of good dining options in the neighborhood. On our previous visit last March there were quite a few guests and a lot of socializing. This year, in January, it was rather quiet. The staff has been great on both of our visits.

By , from Minneapolis on Jan 17, 2017

Cheston House - Exclusively All Male Gay Guest House

520 N Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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