Lago Mar Resort and Club

1700 South Ocean Lane | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 [See Map]
#4 in Best Fort Lauderdale Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1439 reviews
Property Type Resort with 204 rooms, 5 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Sandwiched between the Mayan Lake and the beach, Lago Mar Resort and Club has a primo locale away from the chaos of the strip. Recent visitors (especially those traveling with children) love the spacious rooms filled with cushy, Tommy Bahama-style furnishings, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Guests suggest asking for a room in the updated main building for a more comfortable stay; or, consider splurging on an oceanfront suite to enjoy the breathtaking views. Meanwhile, the resort's private stretch of shoreline is popular for its canvas chairs and cabanas, complimentary fresh towels and friendly surfside service. After a long day spent in the sand and the sun, refresh your skin with a treatment at the on-site spa. And when dinnertime rolls around, make your way to Acquario for American bistro-inspired entrees.

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Critic Reviews

CBS Miami

“The resort has a private beach with guest-only access, a number of dining options, including an oceanfront grill and ice cream parlor, and an onsite resort shop, offering the perfect selections for resort life.”


“The sprawling, kid-friendly Lago Mar, owned by the Banks family since the early 1950s, retains its sparkle and a refreshed old Florida feel thanks to frequent renovations.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at the Lago Mar Resort and Spa are suite-style and each comes with a private balcony. Beds are outfitted with pillow-top mattresses and granite bathrooms offer bathrobes. Additional amenities include Keurig coffee makers, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

  • Upgraded suites include one and two bedrooms as well as sofa beds
  • Furnishings inspired by Tommy Bahama

Standard room size:

600 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1439 guests have reviewed the Lago Mar Resort and Club, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1439 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Lago Mar Resort and Club is located 4 miles southeast of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 5 miles northeast of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The oceanside property features a private beach exclusively for hotel guests.

  • About 25 miles north of Miami Beach
  • About 2 miles east of Port Everglades, convenient for cruise ship travelers
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


Acquario, the signature restaurant at Lago Mar Resort and Club, is open daily for dinner and features American bistro menu options. For more casual and quick service dining, Palm Garden, The Promenade Bar, Ocean Grill and The Soda Shop are available.

  • The Soda Shop serves ice cream, pizza, sandwiches, salads and more
  • Wine lounge on-site
  • Kids menu available at Acquario
  • 24-hour room service

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


There are two pools at the Lago Mar: one oceanside pool that is large enough for lap swimming and a 9,000-square-foot lagoon-style pool.

  • Private 500-foot-long beach in front of the hotel
  • Cabanas, chaise lounges, steamer chairs and beach umbrellas available
  • Oversized chessboard, shuffleboard and beach volleyball

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at Lago Mar uses exclusively natural products for all treatments which include massages, body treatments and skin care remedies. Salon services include waxing and nail care.

  • Spa packages available
  • Spa products available for purchase

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Although the Lago Mar Resort and Club does not have a kids club, the hotel is closely located to various family-friendly attractions, including the Museum of Discovery & Science, Butterfly World and Flamingo Gardens.

  • On-site children's playground

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center at the Lago Mar Resort and Club is filled with Cybex cardio equipment (treadmills and stationary bikes) and weight equipment. The property also features four tennis courts, a putting course, shuffleboard and an oversized outdoor chessboard.

  • Individual flat-screen televisions and headphone jacks in all cardio machines
  • Open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Lago Mar Resort and Club has more than 12,000 square feet of conference space, including four meeting rooms and two outdoor gardens. Beachside meetings and events can also be accommodated.

  • Pre-function space available
  • On-site catering

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



Although there is not an on-site golf course, the Lago Mar Resort has a putting green for guest use.

  • Multiple golf courses and country clubs nearby
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The Lago Mar Resort and Club provides indoor and outdoor wedding space. Beach weddings can accommodate up to 130 guests. The bride and groom are gifted with a complimentary suite for the night of their wedding.

  • Wedding packages available
  • Customizable menu options

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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1700 South Ocean Lane | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 [See Full Map]