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2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)
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Ranked #13 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderfully updated 50s style complex, sparkling clean with great service. A longish walk to downtown Ft. L, but along the beach for about half of it. Buy drinks and snacks while you're in town, as on-site availability is limited. It's fun to see a human-scale project like this instead of the massive scrape-off high rises common to the area.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Long story, short -- you can't beat the price for the superb customer service, proximity to the beach, and the spacious suites! Though it's nothing fancy, Tranquilo is a GREAT value. When plumbing problems arose in our home, we were forced to find a hotel at the very last minute. There we were, at 11:00 pm, searching for a place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is very good. Staff is nice and very helpful. It's 4mn from the beach. There are 3 nice swimming pools. Well furnished kitchenette. Rooms are big and nice. The hotel is clean and quite ("tranquilo"). I highly recommend this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I found ourselves on a little road trip after extending our stay to the US. Initially we were visiting the US for work purposes but decided to stay a while longer. This was by far the best value for money based on the accomodation. From the outside the Tranquilo reminds you of a motel, all rooms open... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town on business, but added two extra days to just kick back and chill on the beach. We were looking for laid back, low stress, and easy. We found it at Tranquilo. If you are looking for a perfect place to drop out this is it. The full kitchen made mornings low stress, although we were a... More

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in SC and my friends and I go down to Florida whenever we need a break from our routines back home. My friends had a room at Tranquilo this past weekend, so we spent most of our time on the beach and hanging out by the pool. I'd heard about it before, but it was my first time... More

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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review

HIZZONEER, We hope that you'll be able to stay with us soon and know that Tranquilo will live up to your expectations. We offer the same amenities as those "corporate looking" hotels but our intimate settings and friendly staff sets us apart from them. We truly love our guests and are pleased that it shows. Can't wait to see you!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at 'Tranquilo' for a night in December 2014. It is good value for money. Pros: 1) Decent size room for a queen bed, nice and clean with all the basic amenities.Nothing special but good for a night stay. 2) Good location, you can walk to the beach. 3) Quite neighborhood. 4) Good prices 5) Helpful staff. Cons: 1)... More

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Mount Dora, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Gee (sp?) was very helpful and nice. The room was clean, bright and airy. The pool(s) and grounds were very well kept. Easy, short walk to the beach, shopping and dining. Will definitely stay again, glad we found this hidden gem!

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I needed a place for a weekend get away and thought I'd try something different (I usually stay at the Hampton Inn or something similar). This was rated pretty high on TripAdvisor so I have it a try. Not a bad price, decent location but a little walk to the best parts of the beach. Parking was tight. We checked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed at Tranquilo at two occasions in February and March 2014. At our first arrival we had some trouble at check in, as we received a smaller room than reserved. This was probably due to an error made when we changed the dates for our stay. Though this was all sorted out by the helpful personnel in the reception.... More

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Address: 2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tranquilo 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Sea Gate Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Sea Gate Beach Motel

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Most everyone dreams of escaping to the tropics. Is it that we wish to let go of stress, feel warm and renewed? Do we desire to strengthen family bonds with laughter and eye-opening discoveries? Sunny Fort Lauderdale is legendary for fulfilling these universal instincts and known for inspirational beaches, chic shops, nightlife, kid-centric entertainment and cherished family locales like North Beach Village’s highly rated boutique hotel – Tranquilo. Highly rated and low rates helps us create a remarkable value. Our nearness to sandy beaches you can walk to in 3-minutes and lush tranquil ambiance with soaring palms and heated turquoise pools is what helps us stand out. It’s our concierge-like hospitality that’s the essence of Tranquilo’s mystique and success. Guests love picnicking on sun-kissed beaches, taking water taxis to watersport thrills, cool shops and hot nightlife, but appreciate coming back to Tranquilo – where our outstanding hospitality adds up to an affordable and memorable getaway!Tranquilo’s 49-rooms are “modern with a sleek décor,” stylishly refurbished with flat screens, refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers. Wi-Fi and smiles are complimentary. Resort fees are forbidden. ... more   less 
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