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Tranquilo
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 135 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
North Wales
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Excellent Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Unfortunately we only stayed in this place for one night but would have been comfortable here for a week! If you are looking to explore the East coast of Florida then this would be the perfect place to stay. The room was huge and an incredible price. There was living space, kitchen, king size bed in one area. Separate bathroom and another bedroom. Only 2 minutes walk to the beach.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Claretp,
We'd love to have you for more than one night next time you visit! With multiple rooms types including one bedroom apartments, you could stay with us as long as you like! Thanks so much for such a kind review. We really appreciate it!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

In our 2 week Florida extravaganza starting in Tampa down the the keys and up to ft lauderdale this is my favourite hotel. It is a lovely design very calm and tranquil! Very well situated for the beach, also you can walk to The Gallery mall and Publix supermarket. Parking is excellent right outside. The room was spacious with a little kitchen. The outside pool area was clean and comfortable. I would definitely return and recommend this hotel.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Moodycow66,
Thank you so much for electing Tranquilo your favorite hotel! That really means a lot to us. Maybe next time you can spend your entire Florida extravaganza with us. You could wake up to the ocean every day! Thanks again for your review. Hope to see you soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My family and I stayed here for 4 nights during Thanksgiving 2013. This newly opened property was decorated very nicely, with contemporary furnishings ( most are from Ikea) the rooms are large, with a full size "living" area with couches, tv, and coffee table. Also has a kitchen stocked with dishes, toaster, microwave, utensils etc...and a dining table that seats 4. Bed was comfy, linens clean and crisp.TVs new and worked great (1 in living area and 1 by the bed) Although it was a little too chilly for me to swim while we were there, our 8 year old braved the chilly water and enjoyed the pool in front of our room complete with waterfall. (there is also another pool at the front of the hotel that some were lounging by and soaking up the sun.) Plenty of comfortable lounge chairs at the pool and each room has a small table and 2 chairs for relaxing outside your room. The staff was amazing, from the check in to check out. Just about a 2 block walk to Ft Lauderdale beach, and a bit further down some restaurants and bars. There were only a few hiccups during our stay, but didn't want to deduct a star because we really did love this hotel. Ill list them here:
1. The WiFi really sucked and didn't work the whole time we were there. Luckily our phones have unlimited data.
2. The sinktop in the bathroom is very small, so you cant really leave anything on the counter. While there is a small shelf high on the opposite wall, (Our daughter couldn't reach her toothbrush without our help) a wall shelf by the sink would be helpful.
3. There were very few outlets in the room for charging electronics. I would recommend bringing a power strip unless you want to have to do what I did, which is charge phone by the foot of the bed, laptop in dining area, and ipad in kitchen.

Room Tip: All rooms look out over the pool and it is on a very quiet street, so you can't really go wrong...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Catherine B,
Thanks so much for your review. With room types that include full kitchens, you could have cooked our Thanksgiving dinner right at the hotel! We appreciate your feedback and will definitely look into ways to improve on those items. We hope that you can come visit us again sometime, we'd love to have you! Thanks, NBV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I met up with a US friend after a 14 day cruise and found the staff to be most helpful and went out of their way to accommodate your needs. There was a bit of a mix up with the booking (not by Tranquilo - an online accommodation booking site) and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us and managed to fix the mistake.

The rooms are large with comfortable lounge furniture, 2 flat screen TVs, a really nicely equipped kitchen, along with good linens. The property is clean and well maintained and is so much more appealing than "just another" highrise hotel where you have hundreds coming and going.

There's a couple of nice pools with sun loungers and beach towels. The hotel is a good location for anyone wanting to be near the beach, cafes and within walking distance to Galleria.

If I ever went back to Fort Lauderdale I would be very happy staying at Tranquilo.

Room Tip: There are no lifts so if you have a mobility problem I'd ask for a ground floor room. I only li...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
RoverReturns,
What a great review, thanks so much. You're right, the staff does go out of their way to accommodate our guests. After all, our guests are the most important thing, and we are pleased that you noticed! We hope that you can return to Ft. Lauderdale sometime soon. Give us a call, we'll be waiting!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were supposed to stay for one night and ended up staying 2 nights before the cruise and coming back after the cruise for one more day.We didn't spend much time in our room though it was spacious and comfortable with kitchen and a small cosy pool outside.
The staff is awesome and they will make their best to make your wishes come true.Parking is free outside the hotel. The beach is just 5 minute walking.
We spent one entire day at Sawgrass Mills Outlet just a few miles away by car and another visiting the museum and gardens( bonnet museum) the then the city by taxi-boat.
When we first arrived I was not well impressed with the street and surroundings, kind of deserted but I soon changed my mind and I will definitely come again.

Room Tip: If you're travelling with luggage it´s better to stay next to the pool. We tayed there twice in...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
mtemaximo,
Maybe next time you can skip the cruise and spend your vacation with us! Thanks so much for choosing Tranquilo. You're right, the location is great. Just minutes away from the beach, you can wake up to the ocean every morning! There are a lot of great shops nearby and with room choices that include one bedroom suites with full kitchens, it's easy to stay for an extended period of time. We're looking forward to your next visit! Thanks, Maryam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I come to FLL for business once a quarter and I now stay at this recently opened property.
Rooms are spacious, some have a small kitchen. Just a block walk from the beach.
Property ground is very clean, and staff is awesome. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
divingsteph,
We are so happy that you consider Tranquilo your home away from home, thanks so much! We are looking forward to seeing you next quarter! Thanks so much for your review.
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Indy
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262 reviews 262 reviews
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I was a bit concerned when we walked down the street. Boy was I wrong on my first thoughts. Very nice unit and was equipped with everything we would need for a short or long visit. I even said I could stay here for the entire winter. Very nice and the staff were wonderful. Great area of town that is redeveloping and so close to the beach. Room 100 was great.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
IndySig,
Thanks so much for the 5 star review! You're right, with 3 different room choices, including one bedroom suites with full kitchens and living rooms, you really could stay here for the entire winter. Please give us a call and let us plan a your long term stay. Wake up to the ocean every morning! What could be better than that? Hope to see you soon, NBV
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Additional Information about Tranquilo

Address: 2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#13 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#25 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#27 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
Sea Gate Beach Motel

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