I stayed at the Il Lugano for five nights while in Ft Lauderdale on a business trip. Everything was absolutely perfect. My room faced the Intecoastal waterway and every day I looked forward to going back to the hotel, sitting on my balcony, watching the boats float by on the canal and reading. It was a wonderful and relaxing retreat. I even spotted a manatee swimming in the canal one afternoon, which was a real delight and (I'm told) something of a rarity.
The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean and spacious. It was very tastefully but simply decorated.
This was the best overall hotel experience I've had in a long time. It was the perfect combination of functionality that met my business and comfort needs(large desk for working, couch, ottoman, kitchenette with dishwasher and full size refrigerator, washer and dryer) but also allowed me to relax in a way I rarely can on a business trip (private beach along canal, balcony, quiet sidestreet, soft clean linens). I came back from my trip (almost) as relaxed as if it had been a trip intended solely for pleasure!
The hotel is located on a quiet sidestreet not far from Ft. Lauderdale beach-close enough to be very convenient for a night out, but not so close that I had to deal with the traffic or street noise. The water taxi has a pick-up/dropoff location right behind the hotel which is very convenient for going into town or to the beach without driving (a plus since Ft Lauderdale traffic can be a nightmare!)
The staff was wonderful and helpful. They always took time to give me directions, advice and assistance with anything I needed. As soon as you pull up, the valets are there to open your car door and the door of the hotel. The lobby is beautiful and comfortable, a nice place to meet friends or co-workers.
The neighborhood is very safe, and there are lots of grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance.
I will definitely stay here again next time I am in Ft Lauderdale!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A masterpiece of contemporary design rising 15 floors above the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano Hotel is Ft. Lauderdale’s most fashionable address. Experience the height of exclusivity at this spectacular Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel -- offering ultra-luxurious suite-hotel accommodations and lavishly appointed private residences. Stay only minutes from the city’s financial district, shops, beaches, restaurants, and nightlife. Enjoy stunning Atlantic Ocean and waterway views, world-class amenities, and availability to arrange private dockage for yachts up to 50 feet. Travel to nearby shopping and fine dining establishments in our luxury Cadillac Escalades* (based on availability, fee may apply). Blending the style of the world’s finest boutique hotels and a dedication to flawless personal service, we are redefining expectations for Fort Lauderdale hotel suite accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Lugano Fort Lauderdale
- Hotel Il Lugano