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“Perfect little quiet hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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15 FTL Guesthouse
908 NE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Perfect little quiet hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Very nice little hotel with only 8 rooms. Walt is the perfect host. Room with fridge, microwave, flatscreen, bathrobes. Breackfast (warm and hot) in room or beside the heated pool. Private parking. Beach, watertaxi, shopping and restaurants on walking distance (max 25 min). If we return one day to Fort Lauderdale, we will certenly booke again.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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waltnnyc, General Manager at 15 FTL Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you very much for the nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us it was a pleasure meeting you. There are many things to do with in walking distance of 15 FTL Hotel like the park and shopping, water taxi, food places etc. Being a small hotel as ours can make for a nice quite relaxing vacation. Guest tell me it's like having their own pool and garden at home. We will look forward to your next stay with us in the future. Safe Travels, Walter owner/manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    5 of 5 stars
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Stamsund, Norway
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Choosing a hotel or guesthouse on their high ratings creates high expectations. In this case our expectations came true! We booked a 2 night stay @ 15FTL guesthouse due to short distance to Fort Lauderdale Int.Airport (and high rating :-) ). After the first 2 nights we extended our stay with another 5 nights because we liked it so much! We stayed in 3 different rooms and all rooms and beds were great to stay in! You can see the owners have an eye for detail! The lazy "freestyle" breakfast (lots of choices in food and beverages from the kitchen) with possibility to eat it at the poolside was a perfect start for our vacation days! Owner Walt went the extra mile to make our stay perfect. Thanks Walt!

Room Tip: Rooms at the poolside are very nice but rooms at backside might be quieter, all ofcourse depending o...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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waltnnyc, Manager at 15 FTL Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. We are always happy when we can meet and exceed our guests expectations. You were a delight to have staying with us at 15 FTL Hotel and did get a good showing of many rooms. We get a lot of guests who extend their stays if available with us once they arrive at the property. I'm told because they aren't sure it's as nice as the pictures show. We are and we do keep the website and pics quite current. Glad you enjoyed breakfast and that we were able to exceed your expectations. You were just the guests we love to have and meet. The hotel gets such a diverse group of people it really makes the property seem very international and the mix really seems to work well for the property and our guests. I wish you a very happy holiday season and come see us again in the future, Regards, Walt and Ed
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is really a great little hotel in Fort Lauderdale. It is clean, appointed nicely with a king bed and the location is great------as long as you have a car and do not want to walk to the beach. It is quiet but very handy to Sunrise Bld. Very good breakfast in the morning. Cons----If you check in other than between 2:00----5:00 p.m., you will probably be by your self so make those arrangements with the owner in advance and do not expect to check in before 2:00.

Room Tip: lower level next to pool
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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waltnnyc, Manager at 15 FTL Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for the nice review. Our location is for sure not for the people who spend all their time at the beach but prefer a nice quite sunny pool. Our location is centrally located so as to offer our guests every thing Ft.Lauderdale has to offer. As far as check in you can always request an early check in if its available and our after hours "seamless" check-in is very much liked by our European guests. This way they don't have to hurry and can take their time getting to the hotel especially if arriving late into Miami airport. Again many Thanks and Happy Holidays
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devon, uk
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This was a stop over after leaving a cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale - what a great place - if you really want some peace and quiet, yet still access to the beach and fort lauderdale - this is the place to stay. Walt - the owner - was extremely helpful, made us very welcome and even allowed us to stay a little longer while waiting for flights. We will definitely be back to stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in Roon 3, a large double bed with ensuite right by the pool.
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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waltnnyc, Manager at 15 FTL Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Hey guys Thank You both for the nice review of the hotel. It's always a pleasure to meet such nice people. Please come see us again in the future and many Holiday Wishes, Walt
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Best place to stay if you are a person that always ask's "what happend to customer service".
My stay here was a Birthday gift from my Girlfreind. Before I arrived Ispoke to Walt and asked him if we could check in early and if I had flowers delivered could he have them in the room before we checked in. He had theveything setup before we arrived and was extremely helpful and informative as to what and where to go around the area. I also want to let you know that if you are picky about your coffee, rest assured no need to go out for coffee whats available in the common kitchen are is worth waking up for.

Very relaxing and quiet atmosphere, other guest were freindly as well. The room was perfect, clean and alot more comfortable then larger hotels that I have stayed in. Overall I'm sure we will come back to stay here in the fall next year. 15FTL really is a gem if you want a calm relaxing atmosphere.

Thank You Walt!!

Craig & Brenda

Room Tip: Second floor poolside which faces west so the sun won't wake you up too early.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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waltnnyc, Manager at 15 FTL Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for the nice review of 15 FTL Hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Safe travels and Happy New Year
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Very great experience in this Guesthouse. The hotel is calm, the room is clean, beautiful. Small hotel, thus very welcoming. The breakfast is very good: large choice of food that we can bring to eat around the swimming pool. The host is very nice. Very good hotel !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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waltnnyc, Manager at 15 FTL Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thank you for the nice review you did of the 15 FTL Hotel property. It's always nice to hear from our guests and that they appreciate all we do to make their stay a pleasant one. We wish you safe travels and do please come see us again. Regards, Alan
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

By arriving late and in the dark we only saw a small sign and a little welcome note at the gate - providing the room number and how to get there. Who describes our suprise when we checked into the beautiful room with a king bed, so carefully designed, so clean an neat! After a great night's sleep we discovered the pool right in front of our window surrounded by palm trees. And the we met Walt who really makes this place so special. We were treated like friends, he gave us some very good tips like where to eat breakfast (Floridian Restaurant - aaaaaaahh!) My husband and I had a great time and enjoyed every minute. The place is a hidden paradise.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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waltnnyc, Owner at 15 FTL Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you very much for the nice review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and got to experience our wonderful property. 15 FTL Hotels goal is to make everyone feel welcome and feel like they have their own little bit of south Florida paradise. We maintain our affordable rates by doing a pleasant self check-in process after 5pm so no guest ever feels rushed. The property allows for quite privacy unlike those larger hotels where you feel rushed to check-in and check-out. l' m so glad you felt at home and appreciated the service we provide. I look forward to your next visit with us in the future. Safe Travels, Walt
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Address: 908 NE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
15FTL Hotel is an intimate hotel that welcomes everyone 18+ in Fort Lauderdale's walkable upscale Victoria Park district. You'll be just 10 minutes to the beach, walking distance to stores, casual and fine dining, movies, major shopping areas and 1/2 block to Holiday Park; a major sports park with jogging tracks and tennis as well as the Parker Opera House. 15FTL is an oasis in the sun. ... more   less 
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