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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I sought a hotel by the beach...this served that purpose exactly...

Close beach access, the hotel smell was very overpowering like a strong perfume, the rooms were clean, hallways and lobby was dark with color lights which wasn't very bright and welcoming coming from the beautiful sunny weather outside, the infused water in the lobby was good

Hotel was mediocre at best not a 4.5 nor 4 star hotel. the amenities are so limited and the Pool is extremely small. Only upside is having the beach located directly across the street. Also they're very slick and tried to charge me for things I did not use such as Valet when I flew into florida, also their hidden fees are atrocious. hotel stay wound up costing me and additional $260 FOR NOTHING.. I would NEVER stay there again nor recommend it. Extremely over priced for a ramada quality at best.

Expensive valet fees and I was surprised the Resort fee was not added in my room fee and taxes which I prepaid for this trip. Overall a good experience!

The room was very dirty. Nothing like the pictures. A lot of hidden fees. Would never recommend. Also no parking. You have to pay $36 a night for valet.

Close to beach, clean and large room, nice shower, friendly staff.

While the hotel itself was pleasant, with an excellent staff ready to answer any question, the hidden fees were the killer. I stayed for six nights, and the hidden fees (valet parking was the only parking available, and they charged for wifi???) ended up costing half as much as the room! I hate hidden/extra fees, and if these fees are basically required fees for anyone that has a car or needs wifi, then I would prefer that they wrap these fees into the cost of the room, so there aren't any surprises at checkout. Otherwise, the location is across the street from the beach, so it does have a pleasant view and easy access to the ocean. It is a bit farther north on the beachfront strip than a few other resorts/hotels, but if you don't mind a bit of a walk, then you have access to several quality restaurants. The room itself was cozy, with all the amenities you would expect of a hotel (refrigerator, ironing board/iron, safe), so if you are looking for a nice hotel for a weekend getaway, this could suit your needs. Those extra fees, tho.

Please be mindful, my overall stay at Sonesta was pleasant. Its noteworthy to mention, the Valet contractor is less than desired as they lost my car keys resulting in my tardiness for a wedding event. Albeit, they were accommodating to waive my valet fees the overall experience was frustrating and disappointing.

The staff went above and beyond by a mile in every way possible to meet even our smallest requests. We’re locked in to staying with this hotel again for next year regardless of (or if) there are cheaper hotels with deeper discounts in the same proximity; this place is really serious about exceeding the customer service experience.

Amazing view, great service/wonderful staff and clean!

Had a great time. the staff was very friendly. The food was great!

Excellent birthday experience. I'd recommend Sonesta to everyone.

The hotel staff was amazingly friendly and super helpful.It's also conveniently located directly across the street from the beach. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends.

Bathroom is small. Trim and Tile need a serious cleaning. valet parking is expensive. Great location but across a busy street to the beach. Beach chairs are nice but only offered till 5. Mostly Friendly staff

Nice hotel but across the street from the beach. Not really on the beach.

Spent three nights. Nice hotel with a very attentive and helpful staff.

Great experience here my second stay... greeted with free drink tickets & room was super clean as well as a great view.

Very nice hotel right across the beach. I recommend this to all who would visit Southeast Florida

Very nice....add ons were a bit troubling...car overnight fee....resort fee... I suppose all establishments must have similar add ons but the hotel should make it a point of informing all of these fees at time of booking... Need to have free music in room availability. We went thru 3 coffee machines in 5 nights.....they did not work. Going to a free or norminaly charged lobby coffee area in the morning would be nice Picky...picky....really nice visit

Overall really enjoyed our stay. The staff was attentive and courteous. Although checkin was listed at 4, we arrived early around 1 due to our flight and they gave us a room right away. The location was great and we loved the beach access with beach chairs included (with resort fee). Location was right next to the state park, we rented bikes and planned to ride through but unfortunately the park’s main loop was closed for repairs. Hotel was also right next to the historic Bonnett House, which we really enjoyed touring. Hotel had great views- would definitely recommend staying here!

999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach places you next to Fort Lauderdale Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Las Olas Beach. This 4-star resort has 240 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Near the airport, it's also near Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's bistro, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find 37-inch an LCD TV with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a refrigerator, and free local calls.


Property features

At Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 40.28 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 11 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Preferred Room, 1 King Bed, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Park View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed (Ocean)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds (Ocean)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Everyone (53) Business (11) Couples (86) Family (29) Other (16) Friends (19)
4
Everyone

I sought a hotel by the beach...this served that purpose exactly...

By , from Fla on Nov 13, 2018

3
Everyone

Close beach access, the hotel smell was very overpowering like a strong perfume, the rooms were clean, hallways and lobby was dark with color lights which wasn't very bright and welcoming coming from the beautiful sunny weather outside, the infused water in the lobby was good

By on Nov 7, 2018

2
Everyone

Hotel was mediocre at best not a 4.5 nor 4 star hotel. the amenities are so limited and the Pool is extremely small. Only upside is having the beach located directly across the street. Also they're very slick and tried to charge me for things I did not use such as Valet when I flew into florida, also their hidden fees are atrocious. hotel stay wound up costing me and additional $260 FOR NOTHING.. I would NEVER stay there again nor recommend it. Extremely over priced for a ramada quality at best.

By , from New York on Sep 17, 2018

4
Everyone

Expensive valet fees and I was surprised the Resort fee was not added in my room fee and taxes which I prepaid for this trip. Overall a good experience!

By on Aug 15, 2018

2
Everyone

The room was very dirty. Nothing like the pictures. A lot of hidden fees. Would never recommend. Also no parking. You have to pay $36 a night for valet.

By , from ohio on Jul 14, 2018

5

great stay

Everyone

Close to beach, clean and large room, nice shower, friendly staff.

By on Jul 2, 2018

3
Everyone

While the hotel itself was pleasant, with an excellent staff ready to answer any question, the hidden fees were the killer. I stayed for six nights, and the hidden fees (valet parking was the only parking available, and they charged for wifi???) ended up costing half as much as the room! I hate hidden/extra fees, and if these fees are basically required fees for anyone that has a car or needs wifi, then I would prefer that they wrap these fees into the cost of the room, so there aren't any surprises at checkout. Otherwise, the location is across the street from the beach, so it does have a pleasant view and easy access to the ocean. It is a bit farther north on the beachfront strip than a few other resorts/hotels, but if you don't mind a bit of a walk, then you have access to several quality restaurants. The room itself was cozy, with all the amenities you would expect of a hotel (refrigerator, ironing board/iron, safe), so if you are looking for a nice hotel for a weekend getaway, this could suit your needs. Those extra fees, tho.

By on Jun 28, 2018

3
Everyone

Please be mindful, my overall stay at Sonesta was pleasant. Its noteworthy to mention, the Valet contractor is less than desired as they lost my car keys resulting in my tardiness for a wedding event. Albeit, they were accommodating to waive my valet fees the overall experience was frustrating and disappointing.

By on Jun 25, 2018

5

incredible staff and overall experience!

Everyone

The staff went above and beyond by a mile in every way possible to meet even our smallest requests. We’re locked in to staying with this hotel again for next year regardless of (or if) there are cheaper hotels with deeper discounts in the same proximity; this place is really serious about exceeding the customer service experience.

By , from from Kansas City, MO on Jun 20, 2018

5
Everyone

Amazing view, great service/wonderful staff and clean!

By on Jun 7, 2018