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4417 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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Driftwood Beach Club
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned to the Driftwood ...our 6th consecutive year and enjoyed our week completely! The pool location is the central " hub " ( like your kitchen!) and has plenty of lounge & seating areas including the comfy cabana area. The management staff are not only extremely accommodating to meet the visitor/traveler/family but make will meet all your needs... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

In your wonderful review, you have touched on exactly what we also love about our resort. The location, the staff and the amenities are truly the best. You and our other terrific guests and owners who come to the Driftwood are a huge asset in making the Driftwood the perfect place it is! Thank you! See you next year! More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am an original owner of this timeshare that I bought in 1982. Have used RCI to trade over the years. Last time I stayed here was 12 years ago. The unit was completely updated, Ellen and her staff were extremely professional. The property was clean, extremely convenient to a town that has become quite eclectic and has grown greatly... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

The Driftwood is thrilled that you've come back! This is such a special place, made even more so by our owners and guests. It was wonderful having you with us again and we do look forward to June and many more years together! More

Oxford UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a holiday at the Driftwood Beach Club booked through RCI. The apartment was perfect for what we needed and the location is superb, with a great mix of pool and beach. We personally wanted to thank Ellen and her staff who went out of their way when I suffered a back injury, and allowed me... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. It is never easy to have an illness or injury while on vacation, especially when in a foreign country. You have been in our thoughts, in hopes that your back is on the mend. Do come back again. We truly enjoyed you and your family! More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here through RCI and enjoyed our stay. Rooms are clean, staff is friendly, family atmosphere. It's an older place so be aware of that. Nice pool, short walk to beach. New kitchen and living areas. Bathrooms and bedroom could use a little modernization but at least they're clean. There were LOTS Of kids so if you are trying... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

The Driftwood was glad to have you with us as we especially enjoy meeting our RCI exchangers in hopes you will love our friendliness and convenient location to become one of our own. As you have noted, our long-time, dedicated staff is in the process of modernizing and updating the Driftwood to make it as pleasing and as comfortable as... More

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My friends stayed here and I visited every day. They loved the convenience of the first level (of 2) so they walked right out to the pool. The interior was small, but two full baths and two bedrooms. They also have 1 bedroom and 1 bath units as well as studios. They have the 2nd level totally upgraded and working... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you visit with us and are so pleased to have your wonderful review! While the Driftwood owners pride themselves on friendliness, it is good to hear first hand from visitors that they also experienced our hospitality. It is our hope that we will see you often in the years to come as the Driftwood is a very... More

Faversham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have just returned from a two week stay at the Driftwood. As always we had a great time. It is such a friendly place and our fellow guests were a great bunch. We really look forward to seeing them each year. Ellen and her team keep the place spotless, we are anxiously awaiting for our apartment to be updated. The... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! Our fun and happy May folks are very special to us. We are glad you liked the karaoke after the wine and cheese party. It went on into the evening hours with everyone staying around to enjoy the music, didn't it ? Even though the 'Sonny and Cher' duo was one of the favorites,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My family has been going to the Driftwood for over 12 years and my friends and i for a "girls" week the last 3 years. We have a blast and met wonderful people from around the world. Ellen and her staff are the best, what ever we need they will get it.My Dad loved this place and now do I.... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

We at the Driftwood love having second and even third generation owners! As you said, the Driftwood is the perfect place for making and storing many wonderful memories. It is a treat to watch the youngsters who come here with their parents grow up and then become a part of the Driftwood family! See you next year! More

Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Discovered Driftwood BC 5 year ago and have been going there every year since. A simple RCI Search, there it was! A inviting pool, a wonderful beach, in a perfect location. We live on Cape Cod and look forward to our first salt water swim after a long cold winter. As a Driftwood guest you have private access with a... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

The Driftwood Staff thanks your for the wonderful review. You have touched on the many points which make the Driftwood the perfect vacation spot. It is guests like you, however, who help to put the friendly welcome out to all who come! More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Driftwood has been a vacation destination for many years. Each visit gets better. I was able to experience one of the new renovated units and it was fabulous. The units are always clean as well as the outdoor grounds.

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you! It is always a special week when your group is with us. We are pleased you like the renovations! So looking forward to your next visit! More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Just returned from a glorious week spent in sunny Florida with 7of my girlfriends. Stayed at the Driftwood as we have for the last three years. The location is perfect, the beach is gorgeous, and the Driftwood offered us everything we needed. Its great to return and catch up with people we have met that now we consider friends.Its great... More

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Driftwood Board S, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you! We loved having you here. All of our staff, our owners, renters and exchangers know what a special place we have where everyone comes back year after year with memoriesand friends to last a lifetime. Counting the days til the next visit is typical, isn't it? We are looking forward to February when we see you again! More

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Address: 4417 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Driftwood Beach Club Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Driftwood Beach Club Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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#6 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea #7 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea #7 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
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Welcome Home... To the Driftwood Beach Club! Conveniently located on the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, we are one block north of Commercial Blvd on the east side of State Road A1A and are easily accessible from the Florida Turnpike, I-95 and U.S. 1. Lounge away poolside in our 55'*33' swimming pool, the largest in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or enjoy our other amenities, including two gas barbecue grills, a new jacuzzi, a large garden patio and two shuffleboard courts directly on the ocean next to our private beach access.Nearby, you can find everything for the perfect family vacation. We're just moments away from a variety of fine restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores, banks, car rentals, fishing pier, marina, tennis courts and a children's playground... All within walking distance. For your convenience, we offer daily maid service. Two private coin laundries are located on the property. ... more   less 
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