il Lugano Hotel

3333 Northeast 32nd Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 [See Map]
#4 in Best Fort Lauderdale Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
Property Type Hotel with 104 rooms, 10 floors
Primary View(s) Sound
Style Traditional
Best For Couples, Solo travelers
AMENITIES Internet Access, Dining, Pets Allowed See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, the il Lugano Hotel is filled with loads of spacious suites decked out in funky, modern decor and featuring sweeping private balconies, full kitchens (in some suites), Bose sound systems and high-speed Internet access. Previous guests appreciate il Lugano's long list of services; visitors can sign up for mozzarella-pulling classes, while Cadillac Escalades wait to drive you within a 3-mile radius of the property. The hotel also touts a well-equipped fitness center and a waterfront pool, not to mention the on-site restaurant, da Campo Osteria. Recent guests rave about the fresh, housemade pasta dishes, but they note that eating here can put a dent in your dining budget.  You'll find il Lugano is located about 3 miles north of Fort Lauderdale Beach.

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Critic Reviews

Lonely Planet

“Situated in Fort Lauderdale's beach district, this 4-star hotel is just 2 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. It boasts an on-site restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness center.”


“To compensate for its non-beachfront, slightly off-the-beaten-path location, the hotel has a sand lounge and cabanas along the Intracoastal.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 416 guests have reviewed the il Lugano Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 416 reviews)

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  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano is located three blocks west of the beach and about 6 miles north of downtown Fort Lauderdale. There are a variety of restaurants and shops within walking distance.

  • Around 3 miles north of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
  • About 10 miles north of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • Popular local attractions like the Bonnet House and the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum & Aquatic Complex less than 6 miles south
  • Complimentary car service within a 3-mile radius
  • 24-hour valet parking ($27)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Guest Rooms

Il Lugano is an all-suite hotel where accommodations come with full-size kitchens that include microwaves, two stovetop burners, a refrigerator and dishwasher (pots and pans available on request). The Studio suites also include private terraces with views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, 32-inch flat-screen TV (with premium channels) and Bose sound system in rooms
  • In-suite dining and laundry

Standard room size:

500 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


The hotel's restaurant, da Campo Osteria, serves Italian cuisine in an upscale environment. Drinks and food can also be ordered at il Lugano Lobby Bar, which features daily drink specials.

  • da Campo Osteria is known for its fresh, made-at-your-table mozzarella and offers a mozzarella pulling class every Thursday
  • il Lugano also features a breakfast buffet

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


The pool and whirlpool at il Lugano is surrounded by a few lounge chairs and private cabanas. The hotel offers a complimentary beach buggy to shuttle guests to the beach that is three blocks away.

  • Property includes private boat docks on Intracoastal Waterway for vessels up to 30 feet
  • Private charter yachts available

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



There are no special amenities for children, but the all-suite hotel is well-suited for families. The largest suite, the Grand Lugano Suite, is 950 square feet. Extended stay options are available.

  • Concierge can suggest local family-friendly activities
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The hotel offers a well-equipped fitness center that includes Precor cardio equipment, free weights, exercise balls and yoga mats.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The il Lugano offers two indoor venues and two outdoor spaces for meetings and events, including the 1,600-square-foot Lugano Room that can accommodate up to 130 people for a standing reception. The Executive Boardroom can accommodate up to 12 people for a sit-down conference.

  • Outdoor spaces can fit up to 120 people
  • Audiovisual equipment available if needed
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Number of meeting rooms:

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


The hotel welcomes pets up to 40 pounds for a fee of $25 per day, with the maximum fee being $100.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



Il Lugano offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings. The waterfront ceremony area can accommodate up to 60 guests and the indoor room can fit up to 80 people for a sit-down reception. Space is also available in the on-site restaurant, da Campo Osteria.

  • Customized menus from da Campo Osteria available
  • Wedding packages and room blocks available
  • 14 Stories Gay Wedding-certified

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

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

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il Lugano Hotel

3333 Northeast 32nd Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 [See Full Map]