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“Great room and experience, but a bit overcrowded” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

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The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)   |  
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Ranked #42 of 135 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Brooklyn, New York, USA
2 reviews
“Great room and experience, but a bit overcrowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights in JAN 2014, and i was very satisfied with the service the hotel rendered.

The only issue with this place is that it is a business meeting center and is always overrun with guys walking around in suits. They looked at me as if i was nuts for chilling in the pool during the day. (i guess they dont understand the concept of a vacation)

All in all, rooms were nice, staff polite, and the place was clean and up-to date

Room Tip: Ask for a ocean view room with balcony at front desk. Probably not going to be avil, but worth a try...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us regarding your recent stay at our resort. Your suggestions are very important to us, as we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of our products. Thank you again for your feedback.

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
Marketing Manager
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This hotel was busy with multiple conventions and yet the service was spot on and I had a great room with a fantastic view of the Atlantic. The room was quiet and the amenities were good. The view did I mention the view....

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Matt H: Thank you so much for sharing your kind comments about your recent stay at our resort. We're glad to hear you had a memorable experience and look forward to your next visit to beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach.

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Heather W.
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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Beautiful view of the ocean, super clean rooms and amazing service. Thanks especially to Stormin' Norman for always giving us amazing customer service. Starbucks on-site. The hotel smells amazing and the poolside experience is awesome- great food at the bar.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Overall a great stay! We are SPG Gold members and were upgraded to an Ocean View Room. It appears the hotel is used as a hotel for the cruises and at times there are large influxes of people and a very crowded lobby area. However, there was never more than one person in front of me at the Front Desk and there were no waits in the restaurants.

The room was clean and well cared for. I did make a note that a full length mirror in the room would be a plus. We were also not huge fans of the doors on the bathroom - solid would have been preferred, rather than slats.

I had a minor issue with Room Service and a Service Express receptionist which was more than compensated for by the hotels very excellent service recovery team. I will return and highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear jtstravelNewYork: Thank you for sharing such wonderful comments with us about your recent stay! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and do hope to see you again for future stays at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale.

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
Marketing Manager
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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you want to be right in the heart of the A1A strip on the beach in Fort Lauderdale then this is probably one of your best bets. Although it is a business hotel that caters to groups and conventions, the location for access to the beach and the shops along the strip is tremendous. As the location is slightly north of the prime bar and shopping area the noise level from party goers is nonexistent - the only thing is street traffic and speed boats. Getting an oceanfront room provides a great view of beach and the ocean. There is a dedicated bridge that goes from the hotel pool on the third floor to the beach across the street - very convenient! The hotel is located between Sunrise and Los Olas and therefore very accessible to the inland shopping areas.

Room Tip: Would highly recommend oceanview room on a high floor
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear masterphotog: Thank you for sharing your wonderful review about your recent stay at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale. We are glad to hear you found our location to be convenient and enjoyed all of our signature Westin amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
Marketing Manager
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Clinton, Indiana
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Love this hotel. One of our favorites! Made even better by the awesome staff, such as Storme, the doorman. Once he got us settled in to our room (which took a few tries due to hubby being scared of heights and needing to move to lower floor), he checked on us daily to make sure we didn't need anything, which came in handy when I needed a corkscrew for a bottle of wine. He also had a small refrigerator sent up to our room free of charge and he was so kind to give us a gift certificate to Shula's restaurant! He truly made our stay perfect! Wonderful employees like Storme will keep up coming back.

We take our dog everywhere with us and this hotel is very accommodating, offering doggy beds and potty bags.

Being Platinum SPG members, we were automatically given an upgrade to an oceanfront room, which I was unsure we would get since the hotel was fully booked on our first night.

The rooms are great and the pillows are even better. Heavenly, for sure!!

Can't wait for our next visit!!

Room Tip: Rooms with king beds have nice, walk-in tile showers. Double rooms do not. Also the rooms on the 4...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear ewatts74: Thank you for taking the time to post your review about your recent stay with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and all of the compliments surrounding our restaurants, outlets, and staff service. Our in-room accommodations are truly Heavenly and makes for an even more relaxing stay. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful beachfront property.

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
Marketing Manager
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed here 2 night pre cruise checking in on January 25. From the initial welcome greeting by Travis at valet parking to the reception at check-in everything was perfect. The Hotel is updated and had a relaxing vibe. We had parking included, but we tipped every time valet parked our car or brought it up front to us. We had a rental car and were in and out often throughout our 2 days and everyone we encountered was friendly and eager to greet us. Our room was exactly as requested, 8th floor oceanview.

We did not eat here as we're familiar with the area and had other plans. We did have a late night cocktail one night, bar staff was ok as was the martini. The room was clean, bed so comfortable my husband keeps asking me if I need to move into a Westin, I never slept so good. Loved that there is a Starbucks on property.

On our return from our cruise 12 days later we had reservations at another property. We had to abruptly leave this property because in the room next to us was an uncontrollable bridal party of guys slamming the doors and not sure what else. Security at this H Hotel spoke with them but the banging didn't stop. We called the Westin and they were not only able to accommodate us in such short notice, but cosmically we were given the same wonderful room as 2 weeks prior! It was like "going home" for another couple of days. I would confidently recommend this hotel to friends, family and my travel clients. And, we cannot wait to return ourselves!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear CruiseChatterDiva: Thank you for choosing The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale as your pre and post cruise destination! It sounds like you had a lovely time and enjoyed all of our signature Westin amenities. Safe travels and we hope to see you again for another rejuvenating Westin stay!

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
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Additional Information about The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

Address: 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#11 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#19 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#29 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#30 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale 4*
Number of rooms: 433
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our waterfront setting offers diving, sailing, fishing, or just quiet relaxation. But beachside bliss is only the start: we have a rejuvenating spa and fitness center and a serene oceanfront pool. ... more   less 
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