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Red Carpet Inn Airport/Cruiseport
2.0 out of 5.0
2460 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale
2.8 out of 5 (591 reviews)

This eco-friendly hotel is located near the Fort Lauderdale airport and Port Everglades cruise port, and the Broward convention center. Downtown Fort Lauderdale ...

Nice hotel great service Exelent service good staff super clean nice room good good service
   Jun 24, 2018
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
4.0 out of 5.0
1111 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood
4.6 out of 5 (54 reviews)

Located in Hollywood, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Hollywood Beach Theater and Hollywood North Beach Park. Anne Kolb Nature ...

Great location and overall experience Had a great time and did not want to leave. The pool and music at night were great.
   Jul 30, 2018
B Ocean Resort
4.0 out of 5.0
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
3.7 out of 5 (68 reviews)

Set on a private beach, this Fort Lauderdale landmark is a 5-minute drive from the convention center, and close to the Port Everglades Cruise Port Terminal, ...

Glad we stayed. Will come back again. Loved the hotel. Great food. Great staff. Right on the beach. 2 pools. Everything you could possibly need. First time here. Coming back for Christmas. Thank you.
   Aug 8, 2018
Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5.0
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood
4.3 out of 5 (191 reviews)

This towering 36-story high rise overlooks the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway, and is located beachfront between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Nice hotel but expensive l!! I don’t think that being a guest of the hotel and paying a resort fee you still get charged for umbrellas to be out of the sun. They are already there and to keep them open and charging for that is not fair!! $15 beach drinks is a rip Off too! The beds are very smal! The beds are small full and they ...
   Mar 18, 2018
Days Inn by Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port
2.0 out of 5.0
1700 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
2.4 out of 5 (107 reviews)

Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Discovery and Science and Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Historic ...

Is ok for just a night Girls at front desk seemed like they were overwhelmed. Need to do more for breakfast. Was easy to get to from 95.
   Apr 10, 2018
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
4.0 out of 5.0
1881 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale
3.6 out of 5 (189 reviews)

Just minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Port Everglades Cruise Port, the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina offers a resort-style ...

Great stay Only here one night as left for cruise next day. But the service was very good.
   Feb 10, 2018
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport
2.5 out of 5.0
2620 N 26th Ave, Hollywood
3.8 out of 5 (97 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Boomers, West Lake Park, and Hollywood Beach Golf Resort. The Casino at Dania Beach and Anne Kolb ...

Nice hotel new installations Felt like at home staff very helpful and friendly
   Jul 27, 2018
Royal Beach Palace
3.5 out of 5.0
3711 North Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
3.5 out of 5 (132 reviews)

Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Fort Lauderdale Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and ...

Updated and clean This hotel is a great location just across the street from the beach and walking distance to beach bars with a shuttle to public beach and provide nice chairs towels and umbrellas!
   Aug 9, 2018
Plunge Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0
4660 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
4.3 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Located in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Fort Lauderdale Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) ...

Family time ! Beautiful place to be with your family and friends !
   Aug 1, 2018
Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
2.5 out of 5.0
1221 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale
3.8 out of 5 (218 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Secret Woods Nature Center, Port Everglades, and Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Historic ...

Excellent stay! Immaculate room, no smoking hotel, friendly service, and decent breakfast for one heck of a fair price. Excellent last memory of our Ft. Lauderdale vacation. THANKS!!!
   Jun 19, 2018
Best Western Plus Hollywood/Aventura
2.5 out of 5.0
101 Ansin Blvd, Hallandale Beach
3.5 out of 5 (118 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mardi Gras Casino, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, and Promenade Shops. Orangebrook Golf and ...

Nice hotel This hotel was not only clean,but it was very close to the places I was going to see.Would stay here again.
   May 15, 2018
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Fort Lauderdale
2.5 out of 5.0
5100 North State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale
2.8 out of 5 (142 reviews)

Situated in Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lakes Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Lauderdale Stadium and Veterans Park. Sunrise Country ...

Lovedy my room being next to the pool This hotel was really good. It has a nice outside pool, Tiki Bar, Gift Shop and a Restaurant . I just wish i was able to enjoy it. Was there less than 24 hours for a concert! Next time i will book at this location again for a longer stay.
   Apr 16, 2018
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Sail Millionaire’s Row in Fort Lauderdale

Situated two miles north of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale has transformed itself from the “Spring Break Capital of America,” to a slick resort town that attracts a diverse audience who live for the beach. The distinctive sound of sailboat masts and yachts clangs out in the harbor, while Millionaire's Row attracts sightseeing cruises as the sun goes down. Luxurious resorts provide spa treatments and swimming pools, and evening entertainment comes in the form of sophisticated jazz bars and trendy DJ dance parties.


Things to do
Beaches

Fort Lauderdale Beach has more than seven miles of sand and a two-mile wave wall that flanks the beachfront promenade. It's a relaxing place to enjoy the water or pick up souvenirs and refreshments at the open-air shops and seaside cafes.

Hollywood Beach has a retro-cool feel with great places to snorkel, and a boardwalk voted one of the best in the country. Fishermen can cast off on Pompano Beach or Deerfield Beach, which are both good locations for reeling in your catch.

Entertainment

The Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. A brick pathway leads to shops, cultural attractions and parks. On the way, explore the Museum of Discovery & Science where nearly 200 interactive exhibits span the topics of travel, animal habitats and flight simulation. Round things off with a family favorite movie at the IMAX Theater.

Historical attractions

Although many consider Fort Lauderdale a beach city, it contains a number of historical attractions too. The Stranahan House Museum has been a cornerstone for the city's growth and plays a significant role in economic life. It is possible to take self-guided tours and appreciate the antique furniture and other architectural wonders.

Las Olas is a popular thoroughfare, with its own historic house and museum of art. This area is located on the riverfront and is brimming with galleries, restaurants and hotels.

One of the best ways to see Millionaire's Row is by river cruise. This strip is filled with enormous, opulent mansions, mega-yachts and private islands.

Shopping

Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to Las Olas Blvd., the “style mile,” where independent fashion stores, specialty gift shops and fashion houses line up to form a shopper's paradise. Meanwhile, the Galleria provides a world-class retail experience. Sophisticated stores, premiere dining and luxury spas are all located here.

Sawgrass Mills is the world's largest discount and entertainment mall. More than 400 retailers are featured, including Nike, Ralph Lauren and Gap. Budget travelers should try the Swap Shop and Festival Flea Market for a variety of brand name products at discounted prices.

Dining

Fort Lauderdale is filled with an eclectic mix of restaurants. There are romantic waterfront cafes, trendy steakhouses and casual sports bars. Patio dining is a great option for people-watching as you sip a cool glass of wine.


Where to stay

There are more than 33,000 hotel rooms in the area. Some of the most upscale Fort Lauderdale hotels include the Ritz-Carlton and The Atlantic, which was the first luxury hotel in town to be located on the beach. Receive great value for money at the Marenas Beach Resort just a short drive from the airport.


Special events

Fort Lauderdale hosts a multitude of annual events. Guests enjoy food festivals, street parades, art fairs, boat shows and more.

Spring

This is the season to celebrate Ocean Fest, an event filled with food and dive-related exhibits. In May, the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival allows guests to sample fine wines and delicious South Florida cuisine, from seafood to Cuban surprises.

Fall

The International Boat Show is a fall tradition with more than 1,600 vessels on display annually. Meet the designers of some of these fantastic yachts, cabin cruisers, catamarans and jet boats and climb aboard a water taxi for the optimum view of this seaside exhibition.


Best time to visit

Although the weather remains mild throughout the year, peak travel season is during the winter. Fort Lauderdale is busiest at this time as snowbirds escape the cold. During summer, crowds are low, and hotel rates are reasonable, but the weather is rainy and humid. Business conventions are common in this season.