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The location was great! It was peaceful and relaxing. A perfect place to go to chill & recharge. The room was very clean and all staff were friendly and helpful. Restaurants were close by and food was great! We will definitely be back!

It is an older quaint updated motel/hotel. I give it 4 star rating. The fact that it's smaller help with people traffic. It was perfect. There seemed to be no waiting at all for anything. Many time I had the front desk, restaurant or gym to myself and it located in the heart of the action at the end of the street so you're not locked or buried for in/out access. I stayed in the Bugalow facility one unit remove from the sand so it was ideal for my stay. It is a two-story building so there's s no concern of many floors crumbling down from above. Great breakfast place right accros the street too. The only slight negative it the coffee/ice cram bar closes at 3pm. I think it should be open until 8-9PM.

I liked the rooms and the facilities in general. The pool is small, a little disappointed. Is a hotel with personality. It´s a shame that the cafeteria it´s just a Starbucks and it closes at 3 pm! The staff is nice and friendly.

Plunge is great. Nice lobby with coffee shop and bar. Right across the street from a nice beach that’s great for family’s. Great part of town.

Gorgeous resort! The pool area was great with a fun beach bar right next to the pool and beach! Awesome drinks and good beach food. The beach area was amazing. Chairs & umbrella available for you to use all day! I would recommend this place and we will defiantly be back!

Nice hotel in walking distance to restaurants and stores.

Fantastic location and amazing service! Will be back again very soon!

Great hotel, the front desk staff were excellent. The location is great and convenient with the beach nearby and restaurants less than 10 mins walk away. The restaurant on site like the Octupus is only open on the weekends due to COVID but the other two cafe and restaurants on site are operating. Lastly, the housekeeping staff always made sure the rooms were clean and pleasant. I would def stay there again.

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay… until it was time to park our car. The parking attendant wasn’t accommodating to allow us to park while my husband was getting the parking pass. He made things more difficult than need be. And when I asked him where to park he was rude and dismissive. I would think paying guest at the resort would be accommodated as much as possible.

Checking was Horrendous

loved the beach bar/bikes/outdoor showers/beach chairs/need more!!! music/location!

Quiet, on beach, friendly staff

Check in was very easy with Patrick and he explained everything the resort had to offer.

The staff was very helpful and kind. The rooms were very clean.

Very beachy and fun! The staff is friendly and kind

The location of the property is perfect for all the things you expect for your vacation is with in walking distance but far enough away from crowds of other vacationers.

Our stay was a great experience from the start. Before my wife and I arrived I called and spoke with Kent. Explained to him my wife is terrified of short ride elevators. He said I have you covered & put us in room 151. Which I have to say that room and the rooms next are the best. Unless you want an ocean view. Renata checked us in, she was sweet, professional and made us feel like family. She sent us to Marcos to hold our bags and his customer service was top quality. Jonathan, Adam and Miguel. Took good care of us on the beach. We had towels, umbrellas and perfect spots! Unfortunately I was sunburned and moving in slow motion so I called for late check out. Joe came in with the clutch at the end. Let us stay an extra hour on the busiest day! If the place wasn’t sold out he would’ve let me pay for an extra day. The plunge is one of the perfect spots on the beach. Starbucks in the lobby, private beach and don’t forget the bottom rooms 151 and so on. They have little patios that back right out to the beach. We loved everything about this place. This is my go to place from now on. 10 stars! It’s a short walk down to the pier and dinning. Check out Aruba cafe’ and for convenience there is a dollar tree and Publix right across the street.

El Mar Dr Lauderdale-by-the-Sea FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Onsite dining

Plunge Beach Resort places you next to Lauderdale By The Sea Beach and within a 10-minute walk of El Prado Park. This 3.5-star hotel has 163 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour gym.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to noon.


Rooms

All 163 air-conditioned rooms provide free local calls, safes, and ironing boards. 50-inch LED TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. In-room massages are available.


Property features

At Plunge Beach Resort, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour gym, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a meeting room, a terrace, and wedding services.

Room options

Ocean Front, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Ocean Front, King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Bungalow 1 Bed without Kitchenette

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Resort View, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Plunge Beach Resort

Everyone (57) Couples (26) Family (21)
5
Partner Couples

The location was great! It was peaceful and relaxing. A perfect place to go to chill & recharge. The room was very clean and all staff were friendly and helpful. Restaurants were close by and food was great! We will definitely be back!

By on Sep 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2021

I'm glad you had an excellent stay with us, Gregory. Thanks for taking the Plunge! Please drop in to see us again soon!

5
Business Business

It is an older quaint updated motel/hotel. I give it 4 star rating. The fact that it's smaller help with people traffic. It was perfect. There seemed to be no waiting at all for anything. Many time I had the front desk, restaurant or gym to myself and it located in the heart of the action at the end of the street so you're not locked or buried for in/out access. I stayed in the Bugalow facility one unit remove from the sand so it was ideal for my stay. It is a two-story building so there's s no concern of many floors crumbling down from above. Great breakfast place right accros the street too. The only slight negative it the coffee/ice cram bar closes at 3pm. I think it should be open until 8-9PM.

By on Jul 30, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 31, 2021

Thanks for taking the Plunge! I'm glad you had an excellent stay with us and enjoyed all that our resort has to offer. Stay tuned for updates to our hours of operation. We expect to extend our closing time of our coffee shop sometime soon!

4
Family

I liked the rooms and the facilities in general. The pool is small, a little disappointed. Is a hotel with personality. It´s a shame that the cafeteria it´s just a Starbucks and it closes at 3 pm! The staff is nice and friendly.

By on Jul 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 20, 2021

Thanks for staying with us! Next time you're here, check out Backflip, our beach bar and kitchen. They have excellent fish tacos, burgers, salads and more! You can also grab breakfast at Octopus, our lobby restaurant, on Saturdays and Sundays. The avocado toast and steak hash are both amazing ... as is everything else on the menu!

5
Family

Plunge is great. Nice lobby with coffee shop and bar. Right across the street from a nice beach that’s great for family’s. Great part of town.

By on Jul 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2021

Thanks for taking the Plunge! We can't wait to welcome you back to our resort!

5
Partner Couples

Gorgeous resort! The pool area was great with a fun beach bar right next to the pool and beach! Awesome drinks and good beach food. The beach area was amazing. Chairs & umbrella available for you to use all day! I would recommend this place and we will defiantly be back!

By on Jun 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2021

I'm so glad you had an excellent stay with us. Thanks for taking the Plunge! We can't wait to welcome you back!

4
Family

Nice hotel in walking distance to restaurants and stores.

By on Jun 25, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2021

Thanks for taking the Plunge! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

5
Family with small children

Fantastic location and amazing service! Will be back again very soon!

By on Jun 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2021

Thank you! I'm glad you had an excellent stay with us. Please drop in again sometime soon!

4
Partner Couples

Great hotel, the front desk staff were excellent. The location is great and convenient with the beach nearby and restaurants less than 10 mins walk away. The restaurant on site like the Octupus is only open on the weekends due to COVID but the other two cafe and restaurants on site are operating. Lastly, the housekeeping staff always made sure the rooms were clean and pleasant. I would def stay there again.

By on Jun 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. I'm glad you took the Plunge and enjoyed your stay. Please drop in again soon!

5
Partner Couples

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay… until it was time to park our car. The parking attendant wasn’t accommodating to allow us to park while my husband was getting the parking pass. He made things more difficult than need be. And when I asked him where to park he was rude and dismissive. I would think paying guest at the resort would be accommodated as much as possible.

By on Jun 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2021

Thanks for staying with us and I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay. I apologize for your experience with our parking lot attendant. It's our goal that you have an excellent experience with us from beginning to end. We will use your feedback to provide some additional training to ensure the experience is better moving forward. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

1
Everyone

Checking was Horrendous

By on May 24, 2021

Review comment responded on May 28, 2021

I'm sorry your experience with us wasn't better. I hope you had an excellent stay despite the hiccup at the beginning.

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