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Review of Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano

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Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
Ranked #6 of 134 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Juneau
2 reviews
“What a wonderful place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

The room was definately more like an apartment, very spacious, walk -in closet. I enjoyed the robes and sitting out on the balcony looking @ the oceanview. Another highlight for us was having an Italian bakery a stones throw away. There was a french and also a greek restaurant in walking distance. If you are a blues and jazz fan, a place called Blue Jeans Blues was just down the street. I guess I would recommend a room higher up to enjoy the view of the water. Don't forget to try the watertaxi in Ft. Lauderdale, if you ask - they can drop you off @ the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It seems you truly enjoyed all the amenities the hotel has to offer, from the rooms to our convenient water taxi stop. As you mentioned the water taxi stop is located on the North side of the hotel which provides our guests with transportation upon request. It definitely is a great way to enjoy wonderful Intracoastal views while reaching your next destination. On behalf of il Lugano, we hope to see you again soon.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

When we checked in, we were upgraded at no extra charge to a large suite. It was beautiful & luxurious! We ordered room service for breakfast, and it was a bit on the expensive side, but it was great. The service was excellent. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a free upgrade!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We always want to ensure our guests receive the best available room type and we inform our guests about any available upgrades upon check-in. We are happy we were able to do this at no extra charge to you. On behalf of il Lugano we hope to be part of your next Fort Lauderdale vacation.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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Westchester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

First the one downer. The decent size pool is situated on the north side of the hotel and the poolside loungers only get direct sun early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The pool itself is essentially in the shade always. The 4 or 5 story white wall of the garage housed on the lower floors is a dull site to look out at. On a positive note there are a few loungers and numerous canopied daybeds facing the inland waterway that receive direct sunlight from 1 PM onwards and the view of the boats going by is delightful.

Hey the beach is just 3 blocks away, and while I didn't use their service...they'll take you there. Beach towels provided.

Spent 3 nights in a Lugano Suite (one that was handicap modified). One word: FABULOUS. Spacious, impeccably clean, modern design, kitchen with microwave, electric stovetop, big fridge and 2 stool granite marble. 2 LCD flat screens. Big balcony facing over strip mall with ocean view from 8th floor. Very Happy!

Lovely lobby with supremely attentive and pleasant staff. The air is scented and it's a delight to walk into the cool and modern lobby.

Dinner at restaurant: pricey but terrific. Watched the boats go by. Excellent, entertainingly solicitous service.

Good continental breakfast in same restaurant. Attentive waitress.

Plenty of car parking across from hotel but bring rolls of quarters and put your timer on for that 3 hr limit!

While I did not fuss about it, housekeeping came rather late, around 5 PM, so what is the point of turndown service? And one time, napping with the DND sign on door they actually rang the bell and knocked awakening me from a deep slumber. OH...and one time they raised the thermostat when they serviced the room.....wondered why I did not sleep as well the second night, it was up to 74 ! (lesson learned.....always recheck thermostat! ) OH.....did I say the bed is SUPERB....like sleeping on a cloud: firm mattress with super plush topper/ mattress pad.

Overall a VERY classy place.....and considering the week I was there and the prices they wanted on the beach, it was a great value.

Now if we can just have them move that pool to the roof ! LOL

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We planned to stay only one night and extended - mainly to see more of Ft. Lauderdale but also because the room (or should I say apartment) was so spectacular. We had a bedroom with walk-in closet, a living room, kitchen, bathroom.

Can only agree with "tinatark" and "suzeshoes".

The breakfast they served was a la carte and was tops

As we were on our way to the keys we had to leave after two nights. If and when we travel to Ft. Lauderdale again we will definitely book at the Il Lugano - and for more than two nights!

By the way: There's a watertaxi stop nearby. The taxi took us down the waterway to see all the luxurious villas and yachts plus drop us off at one of the recommended restaurants (thanks to the tip from the reception). The Il Lugano restaurant was closed on that day.

Room Tip: 7th floor overviewing the waterway
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
On behalf of il Lugano staff we appreciate your wonderful feedback and are very honored we had the opportunity to continue exceeding your expectations by extending one more night. As you mentioned above our suites accommodate our guests’ for extended stays if desired, due to the spectacular amenities provided in each one. We hope you enjoyed Key West as well, and hope to see you again in the near future.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed one night pre-cruise - got a great deal via priceline. If you are flying in, cab from the airport to the hotel is at least $30 - we rented a car for less. Cruisers, Budget has rentals at the airport, you can return at the 17th St. Causeway location, less than a mile to the port.

Il Lugano was SO nice! Beautiful, large studio apartment-type rooms facing the ICW! Very well appointed - full kitchens, washer and dryers, sofa, 2 televisions and a great balcony. We were only there one night, but it would have been very comfortable to stay for several days.

Room Tip: Priceline - FLL beach zone with free rebids!
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Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We hope you enjoyed the cruise as much as you enjoyed your stay at il Lugano Hotel. Being less than twenty minutes away from the Port of Fort Lauderdale, makes staying here before or after a cruise extremely convenient. We hope to see you again in the very near future.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano

Property: Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
Address: 3333 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (Formerly Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#16 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,796 - ₹ 29,865
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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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