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“Nice Weekend @ OceanGate” 5 of 5 stars
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Tranquilo
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 133 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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“Nice Weekend @ OceanGate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This was my second stay at the Ocean Gate Hotel and just like the first visit, very enjoyable. Nice renovated property located off A1A on a quiet street. All room types available; from simple studio to full suite. Very helpful staff. Bike rental on site which is a big plus. Short walk North to a group of eateries and shops. Unfortunately, my favorite place, the BlueFish is now closed. A further walk West brings you to the Galleria Mall. Nice beach towels for the beach and the small pool located outside every room. Coffee service in the morning.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Info1000, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
PMazOD,
It's always nice to hear from a returning guest. Thanks so much for choosing the Ocean Gate for a second time. We hope that the third visit is soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

I am just pleased with service. Everyone is so attentive to your needs. My stay at ocean gate is one of the best I've had in awhile. The propety manager Erika really put the icing on the cake. Her professional skills and leadership roles really show throughout my stay and the motel.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Info1000, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
DonP305,
Thanks so much for the five star rating! We really appreciate your review. Come back again soon and let Erika and the rest of the staff provide you with more of the 5-star treatment we know all of our guests deserve!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

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!

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Info1000, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
SteveM4Jesus,
Thanks you so much for your extremely kind review. We would happily help you make another reservation!! You're right, it's refreshing to see employees who truly enjoy what they do. Service with a smile still does exist! Thanks again, see you soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stayed for 3 days at the Ocean gate hotel with our 1,5 year old daughter. The personnel is very kind and helpful. They offered us and another room that was more suitable for 3 persons. When we went to the beach we could take beach chairs and an umbrella. Rooms are very modern and clean. Also Fort Lauderdale is a very nice place!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Info1000, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
kim188580,
We're so happy that we helped make your first trip to Fort Lauderdale a memorable one. We have a lot of hotels and know that we can always help you and your family find the perfect place to stay in North Beach Village! Thanks very much for your review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I've been there late october and I really enjoyed the stay.
The hotel is brand new. The room has a beautiful decoration, it is large, comfortable beds. They are working in the area (North Village) and constructing new small buildinds, such as The Ocean Gate, but this didn't bother us, by the way, the neighborhood is very silent.
There is a small kitchen, that might me used (we didn't) and also a safe box. The free wi-fi worked very good to us. Free parking is also available.
There's a nice pool too, that due the bad weather, was not possible to use it. Here is a suggestion: the pool could be heated.
The girls from the office are always ready to help you. I've bought some things and asked to deliver in the hotel. I had a problem with one package and Amanda was always ready to help me to solve it.

The beach is in 3 minutes walk. Las Olas Boulevard is also near, but you'd prefer go by car (also 3 minutes).

Well, it is a small and an excellent option to stay in Fort Lauderdale. Would return without doubts.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Info1000, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Fmiri,
What a nice review, thanks so much. We really love what we do and are so happy that it shows. We are actually looking into getting a pool heater and hope that you will enjoy a nice (warm) swim the next time you visit! Take care, NBV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Just back from a great Florida trip. The Ocean Gate is one block off the ocean. Looks to have been totally remodeled in the past 1-2 years. Its quiet, clean, and safe. We stayed in a one bedroom suite. The two young women in the office were quite nice and helpful.

I would definitively stay here again. Its a great location and well worth the money.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Info1000, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
cebakes,
Thanks so much for your review. We hope that you can stay with us again very soon. We know that there are a lot of choices on where to stay in Fort Lauderdale and really appreciate you choosing the Ocean Gate!
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We spent the last weekend of the summer at the Ocean Gate hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach and it was an amazing experience. We were greeted by Carmelita and check in was easy and hassle free. The location was great, we were in walking distance from the beach and the pool at the hotel was clean and very inviting. Our room was modern and we also had a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances which was very convenient for the kids. Porsha one of the guest services managers made sure our stay went flawless and provided lots of towels and information about the North Beach Village area. The hotel is located near lots of shops, restaurants, and even a state park which made it easy to find things to do, and they also provided bike rentals for us to get round. The Kids and I had a great time at the Ocean Gate Hotel!! No complaints just a little sad we had to leave so some and head back to school.. Thanks OG staff for making our last weekend of the summer unforgettable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Info1000, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Farfan64,
We hope that you will come visit during the next school break. You are always very welcome! Being just one block off the beach makes it a breeze to get to the ocean and also cuts out all that busy traffic on A1A, making it safe for the kids to enjoy the area, especially on the beach cruisers you mentioned! Thanks so much for your review!
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Address: 2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#10 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#16 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tranquilo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Most everyone dreams of escaping to the tropics. Is it that we wish to let go of stress, feel warm and renewed? Do we desire to strengthen family bonds with laughter and eye-opening discoveries? Sunny Fort Lauderdale is legendary for fulfilling these universal instincts and known for inspirational beaches, chic shops, nightlife, kid-centric entertainment and cherished family locales like North Beach Village’s highly rated boutique hotel – Tranquilo. Highly rated and low rates helps us create a remarkable value. Our nearness to sandy beaches you can walk to in 3-minutes and lush tranquil ambiance with soaring palms and heated turquoise pools is what helps us stand out. It’s our concierge-like hospitality that’s the essence of Tranquilo’s mystique and success. Guests love picnicking on sun-kissed beaches, taking water taxis to watersport thrills, cool shops and hot nightlife, but appreciate coming back to Tranquilo – where our outstanding hospitality adds up to an affordable and memorable getaway!Tranquilo’s 49-rooms are “modern with a sleek décor,” stylishly refurbished with flat screens, refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers. Wi-Fi and smiles are complimentary. Resort fees are forbidden. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea Gate Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
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