I booked the Ocean Gate Hotel as part of our 20th anniversary celebration. We only stayed one day to get a feel for the area and to consider the hotel for future return visits for ourselves, family, and friends. It also gave us a comparison of a smaller hotel offering before checking-in at our larger hotel at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort. The saying, “big things come in small packages” is reflected in this great little Ocean Gate Hotel! I highly recommend the Ocean Gate and would happily make another reservation!!
This small hotel has surprisingly spacious rooms dressed in all white IKEA-like décor. We stayed in the Deluxe Studio with Queen Bed in suite #206. The grounds and our suite, as other reviewers have noted, are very, very clean!! It has a full kitchen in stainless steel, a glass-top dinette, refrigerator, toaster, microwave, iron, and ironing board. It also has a large HDTV with cable. I also liked the white pine looking flooring and full length mirror. There is a pool in the center of the hotel to enjoy as well as the Ft. Lauderdale beach and ocean just 2 short blocks away! The hotel’s neighborhood is quiet and clean with other neighboring small resorts and quaint residences. We felt very safe walking through and around the neighborhood and the A1A strip both day and night; in fact, I got up and out for my morning run without hesitation. We walked comfortably to and from shops, restaurants, and the Galleria Mall. When we checked out, we again walked 3 blocks to our other hotel on the A1A strip.
The manager on duty, Destiny, was very pleasant and helpful at check-in and during our stay. Destiny gave us recommendations of where to eat and things to do. My reservationist, Klare, was also very pleasant and promptly sent my reservation confirmation via email within minutes, if not seconds. It was a joy to experience folks in a service industry with good attitudes that respected our choosing their business and clearly wanted our business now and in the future. The Ocean Gate Hotel is a great place and has earned my recommendation and repeat business when I return. A great price, great location, great accommodations, great staff, and super clean!! Book it! Enjoy it!