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“Great Value!!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)   |  
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Ranked #44 of 136 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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“Great Value!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Good:
Price - Booked on Hotwire for $102. Room was clean and comfortable and we were upgraded to a room that had a nice view of the beach. Full service Starbucks directly in hotel at the bottom of the elevator was a huge hit for my wife. I enjoyed the gym in the early morning which had a good selection of machines and a rack of dumb bells, towels, water etc. Followed that up with a coffee from Starbucks and a relaxing early morning walk on the beach strip. Lots of joggers and people enjoying the early morning peace of the beach and sunrise.

The Bad:
Parking is $32 and there are no other options (we knew that going in so it was expected). The bathroom has louvered doors and a louvered window directly next to the bed. Very weird choice made by whoever designed that feature. Could be an issue for those who need more privacy.

Misc:
We didn't use the pool but walked by a few times. It was crowded but people seemed to be enjoying it. The beach is right across the street and looked nice but again we didn't get a chance to enjoy. Good location - a short walk will get you to a number of restaurants and drinking establishments.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear GodfatherSRQ: Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed the hotel and found value in your stay. We appreciate you leaving us feedback regarding the areas that could use improvement and have shared these comments with our management team. We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future!

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were booked for one night at this hotel, at the start of a 2 week trip to the USA. We travelled on a long-haul flight, which was due to arrive at Miami airport. However, due to thunderstorms, Miami airport was closed and we were diverted to Orlando. As a result, when we eventually arrived at the Westin, it was at a much later hour than anticipated. We were checked in by a very friendly and efficient guy at reception. However when he tried to talk to us about room upgrades and other offers, we were just too exhausted to listen! The room was very comfortable, roomy and clean. We did not eat in the hotel, so I cannot comment on the restaurant. There was no option for car parking, other than valet parking. This added considerable expense to our overnight stay. I would suggest that the hotel make this matter clear on their website, currently is just states, parking available. We learned from this, and other subsequent hotels we booked, we clarified that car parking was included. The Westin is a nice, comfortable hotel, a bit pricey for an extended stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Maureen M: Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel, and found our staff to be very helpful. We hope to see you again soon!

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

very nice place, great location on the beach, hard to beat that. friendly helpful staff. clean rooms and comfortable beds. it's a little far from tower to tower but not a big deal. valet if first class.
would stay here again

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear btomasso: Thank you for sharing your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at our location and found value in your stay. We thank you for choosing Westin and hope you stay with us again soon!

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I absolutely love staying here!! The restaurants, pool, beach access, and staff are all top notch! There are poolside and beach attendants to take care of your needs. There are poolside drinks and dining available. This is our second time staying here and both times we have had the pleasure of being assisted and taken care of by an wonderful man, Storme, the doorman. He has gone out of his way to ensure we have a wonderful experience. The Spa is amazing and I highly recommend it! We are definitely coming back!!

Room Tip: highly recommend the ocean view rooms!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Kerry L: Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience us. We will be sure to pass along your kind comments to our staff! It was a pleasure having you, and we hope you visit again soon!

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Heather W.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is our second year in a row staying at this awesome hotel for our summer vacation. You can't beat the location, amenities, and most of all the incredible staff!! I have traveled all over the world and the service we receive here is unmatched! There is an exceptionally delightful doorman named Storme, who has taken care of us during both of our stays here. Storme will make sure you have a wonderful experience. I also appreciate this hotel's support of our military by offering military discounts! We can't wait to come back again next year!!

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are wonderful!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Garry L: Thank you for sharing you wonderful review and thank you for continued patronage to The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale. We are lucky to have you as a loyal guest. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor and we are already looking forward to your next staycation with us!

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel is right on the beach with a covered walkway right to the beach. It is also walkable to restaurants, bars, and shopping right on the beach.

The beach is fantastic! They have free beach chairs but charge $20 or $25 for umbrella use. Just go to cvs down the street and buy one for $20 if your staying longer than a day. The pool,is also great however the pool water is very warm. It is probably bc it does lose the sun later in the day. You can always find a sunny spot though

The staff is great, the come around and serve drinks as well from the pool bar! It does get pricey though!

Parking is also very very expensive but all hotels on the beach are. Rooms are nice and the bed is as usual very comfortable. Do try to request a higher room so you get a better view of the beach or intercostal.

Shulas is great to for the breakfast buffet and for drinks.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear chris c: Thank you so much for sharing your great review! We are so glad that you have made us your hotel of choice while staying in Fort Lauderdale and can't wait to see you again on your next trip!

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed 2 nights here in a Lanai Room.
Check in was swift and non descript, the lady ran over everything quickly and off we went to our Lanai Room (this room features an attached Cabana that offers a walk way to the pool area).
The room is nice enough but the Lanai was dirty with packets of crisps, straws strewn on the furniture and floor. The lanai furniture had also been moved by other people occupying the rooms next to us and the room had not been pre checked by the hotel before our arrival(a pet hate of mine!)
The pool and decking area whilst dated are good and we had a great 2 days of sunbathing and chilling by the pool and it's bar. The service is good and the Sushi is excellent served in generous portions from their attached restaurant Amatsu.

Hotel is in a prominent location and prices are reasonable. SPG members also get dining discounts and additional points if we select to forgo mandatory housekeeping.


Stayed July 2014
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HotelMgmtFTL, Manager at The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear ritu k: Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts! We appreciate your insight regarding our accommodations. Please know that your feedback is important to us as we work to improve the product and services offered to our guests. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food and ambiance at Amatsu Sushi & Sake as well as the service provided by our pool attendants. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to have you back for future stays at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale.

Warm Regards,
Heather W.
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Address: 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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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
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#14 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#30 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#38 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Beach Resort, 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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The Westin Beach Resort And Spa, Fort Lauderdale
Westin Fort Lauderdale
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