I stayed here for a week in May, and looking back now I've realized that Liberty Apartment Suites (LAS) was a really unique experience in being away from home. One can't really compare it to hotels/motels given its orientation to longer-term stays. I felt completely satisfied with LAS, and would not hesitate to recommend it to gay men specifically. Others who are friends of the gays and are not shocked by frontal male nudity would do just fine here. The single "Terrible" reviewer sounds kind of judgmental at least, racist at worst, and doesn't have any comments about the property itself. No, it's not like the neighborhood around the Fontainbleu, but I did my cardio-walking every evening for 2 miles and never felt threatened in any way. It is 10 minutes to FLL, 5 minutes to the beach which is great day or night, 20 minutes to the Convention Center and Port Fort Lauderdale for you cruisers. Not a lot of hip and trendy boutiques or Michelin dining, but Las Olas is not far if you must have that, and there's a fantastic Cuban cafe just south of you in Hollywood (senorcafesite.com) where I could eat every night.
The property itself is an older building in a transitional neighborhood. I was only in the apartment suites on the east side of the street; I did not see the Garden Suites. You really will need a car, but parking is free and right out front. Come in the gate and any people you might encounter are always friendly. My "studio" was huge, with kitchen, dining-living, bedroom spaces. I'll add here: the place was spotlessly clean. The kitchen had all the basics, everything but food, and Publix is about a mile away. Makes it easy to pull together your own meals if you want. Even the coffee filters are there. Small dining/work table and chairs, fresh flowers there. A La-Z-Boy and a remote. A comfortable king bed. Frigid (in a good way) air conditioning if you want. Did I say it was clean? The owners are around the place all the time, and you couldn't meet a nicer or more helpful couple of men. So go ahead, settle in, relax. Go to your meetings all day knowing that you're going "home" after.
You can spend a lot of money and stay up there on A1A, or you can get a nice little apartment with excellent value here at LAS. I know I'll be back there soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CLOSEST GAY MEN'S CLOTHING OPTIONAL HOTEL to the world famous NUDE HAULOVER BEACH....and just 10 minutes to WILTON MANORS. Apartments with kitchens at less the cost of most gay guesthouses. Welcome to Liberty Suites, and intimate boutique apartment guesthouse, all suites hotel resort designed for the discerning tastes of the Gay Men's Community. We provide the gay vacationer and extended stay traveler with everything they need to thrive on longer stays, in spacious suites with room to live, relax, dine, work, and dream. We offer immaculately clean, tastefully furnished & fully equipped studio, one & two bedroom self-catering apartments with full kitchens....at reasonable daily, weekly & extended stay rates. Experience the warmth, hospitality and charm of our property with the camaraderie of the greatest guests, all within a resort setting. Be as naked as you wish at our clothing optional heated pool, spacious sun drenched lounging, outdoor living room and patio dining. Everyday conveniences of markets, restaurants & shops are within walking distance, with easy access to public transportation and all major highways. A perfect affordable alternative for seasonal vacations, relocation interim housing or extended business trips. Whether for a few days, week or month feel at "Home when Away from Home". ... more less
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