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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #18 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Clifton, New Jersey
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Just as promised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

The lobby, with it's dramatic changing color walls, is a very pleasant gretting when you arrive. The room that we had was on a corner with one floor to ceiling having a view of the ocean and Birch state park and the other wall had a beautiful ocean front view. The room was very clean and the housekeeping staff did an excellent job every day. It is in a nice, fun, neighborhood with a few pubs around the corner. next door is a beach store where you can rent a used beach chair for $3.00 per day instead of using the hotel's chairs which I would assume would be much more expensive.
The only drawback to my staying here again, is that you do not have a balcony or the ability to open a window to get some nice ocean breezes. There is no place to sit outside in the evening for a cocktail except for the pool area. It would have been nice to sit on a balcony, or porch and look at the ocean at the end of the day.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear NewJerseyJoe13, thanks for your great comments. I hear you on the window & balcony feedback, but our hotel was built that way, so no way around it! On the flip side, not many hotels have the unobstructed views that we offer.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

I am a repeat visitor of the Westin in Fort Lauderdale, but was impressed by the B Oceans consistent positive remarks on your staff and willingness to upgrade your guests given the availability... Additionally, I am impressed by the hotel general manager taking the time to respond to guest reviews. I will be staying with you this 4th of July for 3 nights and look forward to having an amazing time!!
Pete

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Peter T, thanks for your vote of confidence. We are passionate about our hotel love what we do. Look forward to your visit in July. Send me an email so I can follow up!
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

The website's photos are very artfully taken, I'll say that. They make the hotel and rooms look much more spacious and high-end than the actual property. I thought our ocean view room was going to be something special, and it was just OK.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear midwesterner0000, ocean view was just OK? Wow, that is a first. We get raving comments about our views. Looks like you did appreciate our great location with a rating of 4. Thank you!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

The hotel is excellent value and is situated right opposite the beach with all rooms enjoying the view. The rooms are spacious and modern. Pool area is great as well. We had two rooms as well have 3 children. We would stay again for sure.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Valps, thanks for the 5-star rating!!! Glad to hear you trully enjoyed the views, location and overall value. Sounds like your 3 kids had a great time at the pool!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed at the B for 5 nights. It is a functional, minimalist hotel. Furnishings in the room and in the lobby are spartan. The staff was pretty helpful. Wish someone gave the staff better uniforms.
There is no business center in the hotel, but the front desk staff were pretty helpful and printed our boarding passes. We booked through bookit.com and we had booked two rooms. There was some confusion with the check-in since the hotel front desk were able to see only 1 room on the booking, after providing them with all the booking and reference numbers they got it resolved. After check-in our door key fob was malfunctioning, they sent a technician out to fix it. After a few trips back and forth the technician fixed the door key issue. The pool is small but we never used it, we preferred the ocean across the street. We stayed on the 12th floor with a good view. It was not floor to ceiling glass windows, I believe floors 9 and 10 have floor to ceiling glass. The cleaning was service replaced our towels and were prompt. No coffeemaker in the rooms. Room and beds on the smaller side, beds and linen were comfortable. TV in the room and programming on TV much better than the Hilton's and Marriots. It is not 4 star by any stretch of imagination. The valet people at the entrance are more than ready and willing to valet park the cars. Elevators might be busy during peak hours. Breakfast for adults at $15 is good value. We walked to the water taxi stop 2 which is pretty close. There is a state park across the road as well. We hopped over to Subway for a quick inexpensive meal it just round the corner. Pretty good ice cream store located behind the hotel near the tattoo places.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Sathish s, thanks for your very detailled recap of your stay at our hotel. Sometimes things do happen at hotels, but I am glad to hear our staff was able to take care of them. Glad to know that our TV programming is better than Marriott's and Hilton's. Now we have one more advantage to promote vs. our friendly competition!
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Additional Information about Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Property: Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Address: 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3310
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,724 - ₹ 24,180
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps away from the ocean and the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers you a sensational experience among Fort Lauderdale hotels: oceanfront hotel accommodations, unique restaurants and lounging areas, and a variety of excursions for those guests looking to explore Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Our ballroom and meeting rooms on the penthouse floor overlook the Atlantic Ocean, presenting a special setting for business meetings and social gatherings held at this Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel. ... more   less 
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