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Driftwood Beach Club

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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Rating summary
  • 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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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
46 helpful votes 46 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

1 review
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 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

Everett, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Just returned from our April week at the Driftwood. We've been coming to this resort for many years. Our children have made many friends over the years during school vacations and now as young adults stlll keep in touch. The staff, location and physical property is like nothing you will see anywhere else in South Florida. The updates to the... More

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

The Driftwood Beach Club thanks you for the wonderful review! We have loved having you and your family vacation with us over the years. Watching all the Driftwood children grow up with fond memories of their time here and seeing many of them become owners themselves is heartwarming. Our long-time, dedicated staff are pleased with your compliments as they strive... More

East Amherst, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Driftwood is in a great location. There are many good restaurants and shops and the beach is right across the street. The resort itself has seen better days. The units are being renovated but it seems that the decision was to do everything on the cheap. Cosmetically, certain aspects (countertops, some furniture, lighting, etc) look better. However, the quality... More

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

Thank you for reviewing us with your concerns, especially the RCI One in Four rule. The Driftwood Board of Directors enacted the 1 in 4 rule last year as a way to increase our Rental and Resale Programs, which help finance our ongoing renovations and necessary maintenance. I would love to have you return to Driftwood every year through RCI,... More

South Burlington Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Driftwood for our first visit in February 2013 through an RCI exchange. We were skeptical at first glance but by the end of the week we decided to purchase a resale. Grounds, pool and apartments are well maintained. Staff and other guests treat you like family. With just 40 apartments, the Driftwood offers a low key... More

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

Welcome to being a Driftwood Owner! Nothing makes us happier than having renters and RCI exchangers becoming part of the Driftwood family. We look forward to many wonderful years together! More

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Additional Information about Driftwood Beach Club

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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Amenities

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
Hotel Style
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea #6 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea #7 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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