The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4392  [SEE MAP]Fort Lauderdale, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Guests rave about hotel's superb service and prime beachfront location
Room rates do not include daily resort fee
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale does not disappoint. The hotel's modern decor is accented with art deco touches, the lobby is crafted out of gorgeous marble, and private balconies adjoin all guest rooms and suites. Along with the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway views, rooms also boast leather furniture, flat-screen TVs and spacious marble bathrooms. Some travelers recommend requesting rooms with ocean vistas, as Intracoastal Waterway-facing rooms are situated next to a building with air conditioning units that can be loud and unsightly. Guests can't quite determine what they like most about this hotel, praising the Ritz's posh perks like a fitness center that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, an 8,500-square-foot spa and a heated infinity pool with poolside service. But there are two points all reviewers seem to agree on: Both the beachfront Fort Lauderdale location and the outstanding service receive high marks across the board. However, keep in mind that all guests are charged a daily $40 resort fee. Plus, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.
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Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 192 rooms
Primary View
River, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards

Fodor's

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Inspired by the design of an opulent luxury liner, 24 dramatically tiered, glass-walled stories rise from the sea, forming a sumptuous Ritz-Carlton hotel with guest rooms that reinvent a golden era of luxury travel, a lavish tropical sundeck and infinity-edge pool peering over the ocean, and a Club Lounge that spans an entire floor. The sun-filled lobby and public areas sparkle with white-and-charcoal marble floors, crystal chandeliers, leather banquettes, and murals inspired by the work of French artist Jean Cocteau.

Condé Nast Traveler

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Melding the brand's urbanity with the town's identity as a top yacht market and cruise port, the 192-room Ritz-Carlton resembles a glossy Art Deco ocean liner, from its curvilinear marble lobby, filigreed banisters, and velvet taupe banquettes, to the seventh-floor pool deck that gives guests a sight line straight into the ocean. Room decor is simple, with beige upholstery and dark wood, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Atlantic or the Intracoastal Waterway.

Travel + Leisure

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Marble floors polished to a high sheen, glittery Art Deco chandeliers, white Frette linens – taken together, the vibe at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale is sleek and airy, and is only enhanced by the sunlight pouring through the floor-to-ceiling windows. There are 192 serene rooms appointed with studded dark wood chests and plush beige armchairs, but most guests are here to play in or along the Atlantic Ocean, which laps at the sand just below the complex’s spacious pool deck.

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Just across the street from the beach, this hotel brings a distinguished elegance and sophistication to the area as the only Five Diamond rated property in the county. Light woods, Italian marble flooring and intricate design mediums help to illustrate the beauty that is offered when entering the property.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1895 have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1895 reviews 4.5 (based on 1895 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The design of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale was inspired by luxury ocean liners and the town's identity as a cruise port, combining art deco decor and nautically inspired architecture. Each guest room features leather-wrapped furniture and beach resort scenes from the 1940s, a marble bathroom with a separate tub and shower, an honor bar with a minifridge, an iPod docking station and a flat-screen television. All accommodations also boast balconies with Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean vistas.
  • Daily resort fee of $40 includes in-room Wi-Fi access and unlimited phone calls within the U.S. and to Canada

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is located on the beach near Las Olas Boulevard, where various boutiques and restaurants reside. Little sits within walking distance of the property.
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is situated about 7 miles southwest
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Two eateries are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, the hotel's main restaurant, serves modern coastal fare in a space inspired by Prohibition-era rumrunners. And at the Poolside Café, lighter fare and cocktails are served poolside every day between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day
  • Reservations accepted at Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

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 heated infinity pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale overlooks the beach and features a 29,000-square-foot pool deck and a VIP Oceanfront Cabana Level with a collection of 10 cabanas. Cushioned lounge chairs and oversized umbrellas are also provided on the pool deck.
  • Poolside food and beverage service offered
  • Beach towel and chair service available every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The full-service, 8,500-square-foot spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale features ocean-inspired therapies and signature treatments, including an ocean sea salt scrub and a sapphire sea treatment. The spa houses 11 treatment rooms, including a private couples suite. As part of the property's daily resort fee, guests who book a spa treatment receive two free spa enhancements per day.
  • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Hair and nail services available

Services offered:

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

Kids

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale offers a wide variety of activities for children through the Ritz Kids program. Kids program activities focus on four pillars – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture. A heated infinity pool is also available for kids to use.
  • Daily resort fee includes use of two hotel bikes for up to four hours
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The fitness center at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is located in the spa complex and features Technogym cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. The facility overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway and also hosts daily fitness classes, which are covered by the hotel's resort fee.
  • Free loaner bikes can be used for up to four hours per day
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale offers more than 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including several meeting rooms, two ballrooms and a boardroom. The Grand Ballroom features an ocean-facing foyer and can accommodate up to 658 guests for theater-style events, while the John Jacob Boardroom can seat up to 18 people.
  • Business center includes UPS and FedEx packaging and pick-up
  • Team-building activities offered

Number of meeting rooms5

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

Pets

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale welcomes dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less for a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $250. No more than two pets are permitted in each room.
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    From beach ceremonies to ballroom receptions, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale has multiple venues suitable for weddings. Venue options include the Grand Ballroom, with hand-strung Hungarian crystal chandeliers, a pool terrace and the ocean-facing Astor Ballroom. The largest space of the three, the Grand Ballroom, can accommodate up to 400 guests. What's more, the hotel’s wedding planners can help organize events from bridal showers to bachelor parties.
    • Bridal spa services available
    • Pool terrace situated on seventh floor and offers ocean views

    Maximum wedding guest capacity400

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

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