After reading all the reviews for this hotel on Trip Advisor, and seeing the #1 rating, I decided to take a chance and book a stay there (I had been bitten previously by the ranking of a hotel that was anything but "premier" and I was a bit nervous). However, The Alhambra Beach Resort was GREAT! Half a block to a great stretch of beach that was never crowded; we figured we would have had a longer walk to the beach if we were in one of the big hotels along the beach. There are no highrise hotels on that one block-long section, so the big crowds were to the right and left of us. Saturday was the most crowded day, and I counted 12 people, including us.
The owner and manager were both wonderful. We were met at the gate as the cab pulled up, shown to our room and greeted with a friendly smile (and sometimes a beer) everytime we saw them. They had Tommy Bahama umbrellas and beach chairs to use for free and a free continental breakfast. Room had a fridge and a microwave. We were in the smallest room they had, but found it to be cozy and comfortable.
On the Friday afternoon we were there, they had a cook-out for all the guests and did hamburgers and hotdogs to order, plus sides, drinks and beer. For FREE! This is FLL, where it costs you $5 for a moldy sandwich out fo the CVS cooler (we know, because we bought one. Yuck!).
I would highly recommend this hotel. Nothing "fancy", but clean, comfortable and friendly, in a great location, with beautiful landscaping. And Matt and Ernesto will do everything to make your stay enjoyable. We can't wait to get back to Fort Lauderdale so we can stay at the Alhambra Beach Resort!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alhambra Beach Resort, your premier lodging establishment along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Our resort is neatly tucked away off A1A and is the perfect place to be within steps of Fort Lauderdale Beach without the hustle-bustle. Along with a friendly and clean atmosphere, we provide free internet access, beach towels and chairs, continental breakfast, heated pool and parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alhambra Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale