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Nicknamed the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale is one of Florida’s most beloved beach destinations on the Atlantic Coast, known for its glitzy yachts, millionaire mansions, and natural beauty. Considered a haven for nature enthusiasts and beach lovers, Fort Lauderdale is also home to a vibrant arts scene and a range of cultural attractions. For a vacation filled with fun in the sun, wake up to ocean views at one of these top beachfront hotels in Fort Lauderdale.
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is a top-rated luxury hotel in Fort Lauderdale with spacious studios and suites with private balconies overlooking the water. Some of the rooms also come equipped with full kitchens, in addition to large marble bathrooms and in-room Lavazza coffee. In addition to its pampering day spa and concierge services, the hotel has a modern fitness center and a 5th-floor pool with ocean views. Visit the on-site restaurant, Wild Thyme Oceanside Eater, to enjoy oceanfront views from the elegant terrace, then enjoy drinks poolside at SKY Bar. Want to explore the city’s vibrant art scene? The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is just 3.5 miles away.
Rooms feature full kitchens, marble bathrooms, and Lavazza coffee
Access to a day spa, fitness center, and concierge services
An upscale oceanfront hotel, W Fort Lauderdale features contemporary, pet-friendly rooms and suites with ocean or Intracoastal Waterway views, in addition to flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers, and Bliss Spa products. Enjoy a massage at the on-site spa or head to the beach for sunrise yoga, then soak up the sun at the oceanfront WET East pool, one of the best hotel pools in Florida. Wrap up your day dining beachside at the award-winning Steak 954 or El Vez, and if you can peel yourself away from the pristine beach, explore the natural landscapes at nearby Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
Pet-friendly rooms and suites with ocean or Intracoastal Waterway views
One of the best budget-friendly beachfront resorts in the U.S., Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach boasts sweeping beach views from its stylish rooms, which include Signature Sonesta bedding, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and Keurig coffee makers. For separate living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, and pull-out sofas, upgrade to one of the luxurious suites. Lounge on the sundeck at the outdoor pool or dine on delicious cuisine at the Caribbean-American fusion kitchen & bar, Steelpan. When you need to recharge, visit the spa to customize your own spa package from a variety of rejuvenating spa treatments, then enjoy a nightcap in the lobby bar or in-room dining.
Rooms and suites feature mini-fridges, Keurig coffee makers, and ocean views
One of South Florida’s best beach resorts, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa sits on a quarter-mile of private beach with oceanfront rooms and suites just minutes from the shops and restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard. Take a dip in the lagoon-style pool, take to the water on a jet skiing or snorkeling adventure, or kick back with a cocktail under the swaying palm trees. Get pampered from head to toe at the on-site spa, then relax in one of the high-end rooms with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minibars, and private balconies. When hunger strikes, visit 3030 Ocean Restaurant & Bar for fresh, local seafood.
Private beach and lagoon-style pool with poolside bar
Rooms feature coffeemakers, minibars, and private balconies
One of the best Florida hotels with a private beach, B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale Beach offers beachside bliss in its spacious, beach-chic rooms with modern furnishings, artwork throughout, and flat-screen TVs. For a separate living room and sofa bed, stay in the Post Suite. Tempt your taste buds with a seafood tower from Naked Crab, but don’t miss the world-famous mermaid show at Wreck Bar every Friday and Saturday. Soak up the sunshine at one of the two on-site swimming pools or visit the beach and enjoy drinks from the beachside restaurant, Salty Siren.
Rooms feature artwork and modern furnishings, some with living rooms and sofa beds
Multiple dining and drinking options, including a beachside restaurant and bar with weekly mermaid show
One of the best hotels in Florida, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is a beachfront hotel with an alluring infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. Its luxury spa incorporates sea salts, marine mud, and other ingredients in its treatments, while all rooms at the hotel have balconies to enjoy the beautiful beach views. Visit the Prohibition Era-inspired restaurant Burlock Coast for farm-to-table cuisine, then watch the sunset on the elevated pool deck with a cocktail from the Poolside Cafe. Traveling with the kids? The hotel is just a short drive from the Museum of Discovery and Science.
Infinity pool overlooking the ocean
Luxury spa with treatments incorporating sea salt, marine mud, and other natural ingredients
Pelican Grand Beach Resort boasts a picturesque stretch of beach with oceanfront accommodations that cater to all types of travelers. Float along the lazy river (one of the best in Florida) or make a splash in the zero-entry pool, then lounge beachside under an umbrella as friendly beach attendants look after your every need. The hotel’s oceanfront restaurant, Ocean2000, serves seafood classics, while O2K Lounge serves up libations with Atlantic Ocean views. The view extends to the spacious rooms and suites, which also include king-size beds, private balconies, and in-room movies, gaming, and music.
Home to a zero-entry pool and lazy river
Beach access with umbrellas and beach attendants
Oceanfront restaurant serving seafood classics
Rooms feature king-size beds, private balconies, and in-room movies, gaming, and music
Located on a private beach along the Galt Ocean Mile, Ocean Manor Beach Resort Hotel is close to downtown Fort Lauderdale’s nightlife and Las Olas shopping district. These budget-friendly oceanfront accommodations range from Deluxe Standard to Penthouse Suites and include skyline or ocean views in addition to mini-fridges and kitchenettes. Families can make a splash at the outdoor pool overlooking the beach, which offers easy access to the 200-foot private beach, while the popular Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar has one of the best happy hour specials in South Florida. Refuel with Italian cuisine at Casa Calabria, a fine dining restaurant with a lively piano bar.
Oceanfront rooms and suites featuring mini-fridges and kitchenettes
A family-owned beachfront hotel and one of the best all-inclusive spa resorts in the U.S., Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club boasts tropical-themed rooms with private balconies, flat-screen TVs, and poolside or ocean views. For a full kitchen and wet bar, upgrade to a suite. Explore the beautiful 10-acre property to discover a private beach, two pools, and a full-service spa. Dig into signature entrees with paired wine at Acquario or a quick snack at the Ocean Grill, then let the kids enjoy ice cream at The Soda Shop. You can also take a short drive to the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District nearby.
Tropical-themed rooms with private balconies and pool or ocean views
Suites feature full kitchens and a wet bar
Access to a private beach, two pools, and a full-service spa
Located on North Beach, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort offers panoramic Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views. One of Hilton’s best resorts in Florida, this all-suite beachfront hotel features one- to three-bedroom accommodations, each with private balconies. There are also multiple on-site restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center, and a full-service spa. Enjoy the ocean views from the sun deck or go swimming in the outdoor pool, which is surrounded by plenty of cozy cabanas. In the evening, sip a glass of wine or enjoy a cigar on the terrace of Le Marche Gourmet Market.
All-suite resort with one- and two-bedroom accommodations, all with private balconies
Multiple on-site restaurants
Access to a 24-hour fitness center and full-service spa