Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3310  [SEE MAP]Fort Lauderdale, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Hotel sits within walking distance of the Bonnet House, one of Fort Lauderdale's top attractions
Daily resort fee applies

Located down the street from the Bonnet House and just a few steps from the beach, this ultra-modern resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, receives high praise from travelers for its picturesque ocean views. But past visitors had mixed feelings about the property's decor: Some found the trendy neon touches (especially in the lobby) to be a bit over the top, while others said the atmosphere was tasteful and unique. The Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach's facilites also feature an outdoor pool, a fitness center and the highly acclaimed Bistro, which serves casual American fare. When it's time to sleep, recent guests were pleased that rooms come stocked with minifridges, flat-screen TVs, upscale bath amenities and Keurig coffee makers. However, for complimentary services like in-room Wi-Fi access and two welcome drinks, guests are charged a $20 (plus tax) daily resort fee.

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Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 240 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

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With an awesome location across the street from the beach and just down from the bustle of nightlife, this hip hotel has just what you need for a memorable stay. Enter the lobby and you will find elaborate designs that are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

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The Sonesta Fort Lauderdale merges trendiness with affordability in a 13-story U-shape tower overlooking the ocean, making it a smart choice for chic, clean, linear style guest rooms with pops of tropical colors and all the amenities you'd want in a youthful, beachfront hotel (though the exterior still harbors its original 1970s Holiday Inn architecture). The upside of the architecture: the outward facing U-shape facilitates ocean views from every room in the house.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3395 have reviewed the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3395 reviews 4.0 (based on 3395 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach feature white and beige decor with blue accent pillows and chrome light fixtures. Furnishings, including the headboards, feature white leather fronts. All rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minifridges, Keurig coffee makers and upscale bath products.
  • Views are of the ocean or a nearby park and the surrounding neighborhood
  • Daily $20 resort fee includes in-room Wi-Fi access, coffee, bottled water and local and long distance phone calls

Standard room size300 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

Location & Parking

This Sonesta resort is situated on the corner of East Sunrise Boulevard and North Lauderdale Florida across the street from the beach and the entrance to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. The property is also about a mile east of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale shopping complex and roughly a half-mile northeast of the Bonnet House.
  • About 5 miles northeast of the Port Everglades cruise terminal
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport sits 9 miles away
  • 24-hour valet parking ($32)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Two eateries are available at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. The main restaurant, Bistro, is a casual spot that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with views of the beach. And at the pool bar, ligher fare and cocktails are on the menu. The lobby's bar also offers drinks.
  • Room service available every day between 6:30 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Complimentary food and drink items, such as wine and cheese, pretzels and tapas, available most days
  • Daily resort fee covers two welcome drinks

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Pool

The Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach's small outdoor pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, cabanas and umbrellas. The poolside bar serves drinks and snacks. And at the beach, guests have access to two complimentary beach chairs per day.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    A single spa suite with two treatment tables and a hot tub for two is available at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. Treatments that can be enjoyed in the spa room include massages and hydrotherapy tea bath soaks.
    • Prenatal massages and aromatherapy treatments

    Services offered:

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

    Fitness

    The fitness center on the lobby level is open 24 hours a day. It offers cardio and weight-training machines, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that let in lots of natural light and views of the pool.
    • Nearby outdoor activities include snorkeling, paddleboarding, windsurfing, biking, kayaking and nature walks
    • Free yoga classes available on Saturdays between 10 and 11 a.m.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The resort offers 8,000 square feet of meeting space spread across three floors of the property. Five meeting rooms are available, including a boardroom, a 15-person conference room and the 3,157-square-foot Infinity Ballroom, which features space for up to 310 people. An oceanfront terrace on the second floor is also suitable for gatherings. The business center is open 24 hours a day and offers a computer workstation with internet access, a printer and a copy machine.
    • On-site audiovisual technician
    • Catering and specialty lighting services

    Number of meeting rooms5

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

    Wedding

    Four wedding venues are available at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, including a foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows, the second-floor Breeze Terrace, the ocean-facing Horizon Ballroom and the 3,157-square-foot Infinity Ballroom, which offers ocean, park and Intracoastal Waterway vistas and space for up to 310 guests.
    • Catering packages
    • Specialty lighting and audiovisual equipment

    Maximum wedding guest capacity310

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

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