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“A Good Value on the Beach”

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #17 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Orlando, Florida
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“A Good Value on the Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Anyone who has tried to book a hotel on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale knows that the prices can be pretty steep to stay in the best location. B Ocean is ideally situated on the corner of Sunrise and AIA and has convenient access to all the activities on that prime stretch of beach.

The hotel lacks some of the major amenities that some of the larger resorts have: the pool area is really small and quickly gets crowded, midweek. There are no dedicated beach chair umbrella rentals, it's just public beach in front of the hotel. There is no outdoor patio dining.

We did not eat at the Saia restaurant, but it looked very upscale. However, they have a great bistro where we did have breakfast and lunch a couple of times and it was great. Service was a little spotty and they could have cleared the tables more quickly, but the food was good and reasonably priced.

Our room was very nice, with floor to ceiling windows with a view of the beach and eye-catching artwork. The bathroom was modern and functional. The decor, from the walls to the linens is white, which has a very clean look. Even in the hallway, the walls are a matte white. This is very tough to keep clean and could look shabby quickly from scuffs if they do not touch it up frequently, but it looks like the B Ocean is immaculately kept up.

We had a large, flat screen TV and the free Wi-Fi is an excellent bonus. The maid service was a little slow, but this was not a major inconvenience. My friend got stung by a bee at the beach and the front desk was quick to provide some first aid items.

Another advantage of the B Ocean is that you can walk down the AIA to peruse those restaurants and hotels, or you can go up Sunrise to go to the Galleria. This would be quite a hike from the Ritz-Carlton, which is at the other end. But the B Ocean is between the two. So you have several options for shopping and dining.

As far as noise goes, our room was very quiet, but I think if there were noisy people on our floor, you would be able to hear them. So I can't vouch for the soundproofness, but I'd be willing to take a chance.

I would stay at the B Ocean again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Dear Wimble40, thanks for your positive comments. Glad to see that you appreciate our constant efforts to keep our hotel immaculate. By the way, good news on the patio dinning: we are going to be adding an outdoor patio at SAIA so people will be able to drink and eat "al fresco" in the future.
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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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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!!
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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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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 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,573 - ₹ 24,028
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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