W Fort Lauderdale

401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4205  [SEE MAP]Fort Lauderdale, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

On-site amenities include a fitness center, spa, pool and nightclub
$35 resort fee
From its glass-bottom view of the outdoor pool to the funky DJs who spin tunes at said pool, this W likes to throw visitors an über-hip curve-ball. So needless to say, the modern W Fort Lauderdale isn't for everyone: Features like the see-through glass walls in the bathrooms and the loud dance music in the common areas might be a better fit for a younger crowd. But the atmosphere is decidedly more subdued in the minimally designed rooms, which feature comfy beds, flat-screen TVs and iHome stereos. Most rooms were recently renovated in 2016 to include chic blue and white decor. Although some recent guests bemoan the $35 resort fee, sun-seekers found this W outpost's location extremely convenient: the property is just steps from the beach and about 3 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale. In addition to its shore-side setting, the hotel also boasts the AWAY Spa and a 1,360-square-foot fitness center. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 430 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Oyster.com

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By far the sexiest of the grand dames lining Fort Lauderdale Beach, the stunning design and painstaking attention to detail here are enough to wow even the most jaded travelers; unique design elements are around every corner, like a clear staircase that takes you up through the pool. In addition, there are two pool decks, a happening scene at three bars, a steak restaurant, sleek rooms, and a Bliss Spa.

Fodor's

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Fort Lauderdale's trendiest hotel – equipped with a rooftop see-through swimming pool, a wide range of contemporary rooms and suites, and an easy-on-the-eyes youthful crowd – boasts a vibe highly reminiscent of South Beach.

AAA

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This chic hotel lends its own distinction to the area, which is unmatched by any other property nearby as it looks like it belongs in Miami. This is the area's 'who's who' place to stay and be seen.

Travel + Leisure

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Conceived by über-hip Clodagh, the pool features a stunning glass-encased centerpiece staircase. It stretches 28 feet into the middle, so swimmers can easily gawk at guests-and vice versa.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 545 have reviewed the W Fort Lauderdale, 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 545 reviews 4.0 (based on 545 reviews)

Guest Rooms

As with most W properties, guest rooms and suites at the W Fort Lauderdale are chic and modern, with bright white linens and contemporary furnishings. Most accommodations were recently renovated to include navy blue accent walls and carpets, white furnishings and driftwood headboards. Bathrooms, meanwhile, are open and have walk-in showers. Standard amenities include Bliss Spa toiletries, minibars, oversized work desks and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD players.
  • Free newspapers provided on weekdays
  • $35 resort fee includes beach chairs, daily fitness classes and in-room Wi-Fi access

Standard room size363-410 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 W Fort Lauderdale is located on Florida's Atlantic Coast just a block back from the beach and approximately 8 miles northeast of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Some nearby restaurants can be reached on foot, but for most outside amenities, guests will need to drive or take a taxi. Rental cars and limousine services can be arranged for a fee through the hotel's Whatever/Whenever concierge service.
  • Bus stop located outside of property
  • The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale shopping mall is less than 2 miles from the hotel
  • 24-hour valet parking ($39)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

STEAK 954, the main restaurant at the W Fort Lauderdale, serves an extensive menu of steak and seafood dishes alongside impressive ocean views. WET Grill & Bar offers an additional dining option for lunch and early dinners, with salads, wraps and burgers served poolside. Sushi Bar provides bite-sized twists on classic sushi roles. And El Vez serves Mexican flavors, as well as offers a gran and go cafe for quick bites.
  • Room service is available 24 hours a day
  • STEAK 954 open daily for breakfast and dinner; Monday through Friday for lunch; and Saturdays and Sundays for brunch

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Pool

The WET pool at the W Fort Lauderdale sits oceanfront and features portholes looking into the hotel lobby and a clear stairwell descending down the middle of the water. An outdoor hot tub, a gas fire pit and live DJ music (on weekends) are also provided at the WET pool. Those desiring a quieter atmosphere can head to WET West, which features lounge chairs and views of the Intracoastal Waterway in a more serene environment. And at the adjacent Fort Lauderdale Beach, guests can rent beach chairs and umbrellas for a fee.
  • WET West is open seasonally; main pool deck open daily between sunrise and sunset
  • Cabanas with flat-screen TVs, fruit baskets, Wi-Fi access, private bathrooms and bottled water can be reserved through Whatever/Whenever concierge
  • 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

Guests of the W Fort Lauderdale can take advantage of priority reservations at the on-site AWAY Spa. AWAY Spa is known for its Bright Detox Elixir shot and Beauty Bar. Manicures, pedicures and waxing services are also offered.
  • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Some spa services are available in a designated pool cabana

Services offered:

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

Kids

Much of the W Fort Lauderdale's property features a party vibe that may seem uninviting to families traveling with children. However, the hotel has a kid-friendly pool and beach access, and cribs are provided for free in all accommodations.
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee through hotel's Whatever/Whenever concierge desk
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The W Fort Lauderdale features a 1,360-square-foot fitness center that offers treadmills, stationary bikes and ellipticals with built-in TV screens. Strength-training equipment, yoga mats and exercise balls are also provided, and a series of fitness classes offer additional options for maintaining an exercise routine.
  • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Personal training sessions can be coordinated through the concierge
  • Offered fitness classes include beach boot camp, sunrise yoga and beach cardio sculpting
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The W Fort Lauderdale features 12,400 square feet of meeting and event space, plus a 5,568-square-foot courtyard. The largest of the property's eight meeting rooms is the Great Room, which can accommodate up to 380 guests for theater-style events. The courtyard is ideal for larger functions with up to 600 people. On the fourth floor, business travelers have access to a 24-hour business center with computers, printers, copy and fax machines, scanners and audiovisual equipment.
  • Meeting rooms offer panoramic ocean views
  • Loaner laptops available through business center's Wired2Go program

Number of meeting rooms8

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

Pets

The W Fort Lauderdale welcomes pets that weigh 40 pounds or less. A nonrefundable pet fee of $100 applies, as well as a daily $25 room charge. All rooms with pets come with a variety of pet-friendly, including beds, food and water bowls, mats, toys treats and animal-specific perks like litter boxes and pet waste bags.
  • Dogs welcome on adjacent Fort Lauderdale Beach at select times in designated pet-friendly areas
  • List of area dog walking providers can be provided upon request
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

The W Fort Lauderdale offers several indoor and outdoor venues that can be used for weddings of any style. The Great Room can accommodate up to 484 guests, while the courtyard has space for up to 600 people for receptions or up to 500 guests for ceremonies. Three smaller venues are also available for more intimate wedding events. Additionally, a variety of wedding services can be arranged through the property's wedding specialist.
  • Most event spaces offer views of the ocean

Maximum wedding guest capacity600

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

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