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The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304   |  
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Ranked #17 of 133 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Bolton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A perfect view to start the day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Husband and me stayed here for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Fort Lauderdale.
We stayed in a huge, ocean front suite and were privileged to watch the sun rise over a beautiful turquoise ocean and white sandy beach each morning whilst enjoying a coffee on our balcony...a perfect start to any day!
The suite was very spacious - a comfortable bed, large flat screen TV, working space and plenty of storage space. The small kitchenette was well equipped with fridge, microwave, coffee machine and all essential cutlery/crockery, etc. Some of the furnishings, and also some of the internal doors, were showing minor signs of wear and tear - certainly nothing major but would benefit from a little attention soon.
We ate breakfast at the hotel most mornings - not cheap but still reasonable value considering the quality. Husband, who is a healthy, sporty type (unlike me...!) was mightily impressed with the Atlantic omelette.
We didn't use the spa facilities but did check them out for future reference - everything appeared to be of a high standard and felt very calm and peaceful. Although the pool is quite small it is very well maintained and was perfect for cooling off. If anyone wanted to stretch out and swim a little further, well...the Atlantic ocean was, literally, just steps away from the hotel door! The hotel provided beach towels and bottled water for guests heading to the beach - perfect!
When we first arrived, we felt the hotel may have been a little detached from the main attractions (shops, restaurants, bars, etc.). However, as we started to find our way around, we discovered some local hidden gems including the Parrott Lounge (serving dozens of interesting craft beers and whiskies) and a real popular and friendly Italian place (Franco and Vinnie's), not to mention Yo Mama's ice cream shop (make your own sundaes...delicious!). In fact, once we'd checked out the busier, more crowded part of the area, we were even more pleased with our choice of a peaceful, chilled hotel in a quieter location.
One of the best features of this hotel was the friendly and efficient staff. Everyone - including the car valets and housekeepers and the restaurant and reception staff - was good at their job and appeared genuinely interested in the guests and their holiday experience... Great!
We would definitely return to this hotel - in fact, we are checking our calendars and our bank balance right now in the hope that we can plan for a return visit very soon!

Room Tip: Get an ocean front room if possible - worth it for the feel good factor after watching the beautiful...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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  • Rooms
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Snellville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The hotel staff was very friendly and greeted us every time we left the hotel and returned. We had a King Bedroom Oceanfront Suite on the 7th floor. It was very clean, very roomy and the bed was very comfy (and it had 2 full baths). The view was spectacular - perfect for a sunrise. The patio, though small, was a great place to have coffee in the morning and watch the sunrise. The cruise ships were also fun to watch departing in the afternoons. The sun does disappear behind the hotel about 3-4 pm, depending on the time of year. The hotel is located just north of where most of the action is but close enough to walk. We walked to restaurants and even the CVS on the beach - very convenient. We had rented a car but really did not need it to get around. A taxi ride from the airport and back would have been cheaper than a rental car and the price to valet park the car at the hotel. The beach was convenient with a traffic light located at the corner of the hotel. The hotel provided fruit at the front desk, coffee in the morning in the lobby ( as well as the room) and water the rest of the day. Beach towels were also provided at the front desk. The only slight problem we encountered was getting a chair at the pool. You have to be really early to claim your chair, so we never got one. However, we were there for the beach and that is where we stayed. Overall, very pleased with the hotel.

Room Tip: Corner rooms on the south side of hotel with patios have good views down the beach. Also, depending...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Romeoville, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have stayed at the Atlantic several times both pre & post cruise. Every time my stay has been wonderful. This last time, we checked in early and both times our rooms were ready and we did not have to wait. I love their pool it is a wonderful place to relax in the afternoon. I have had several messages in their spa and it has been the best message I have ever had. Sheryl their concierge was very helpful with all our needs. She made arranging transpiration to and from the airport and the seaport seamless. I have not eaten in their restaurant for dinner, but have enjoyed happy hour and have breakfast there. I love sitting on their patio with a cup of coffee and an omelet. I will return when my travels take me back to Fort Lauderdale.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view facing south. The view is better, and the rooms are cheaper then an ocean &qu...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really loved this hotel. Great location with wonderful oceanviews on a slightly quieter part of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Stayed in an oceanfront studio - really comfortable beds, amazing views of the ocean from the large balcony. Kitchen facilities useful for longer stays, loved the little coffee machine. Really large bathroom, double vanity, separate shower and bath. Lovely pool area although maybe a little small, they do provide facilities on the beach though. Had lunch by the pool and breakfast via room service - all food was fantastic. Best coconut shrimp ever. Easy 10 minute walk to the busier part of Fort Lauderdale beach. Service from all memebers of staff was fantastic. Loved how everytime we walked into the hotel somebody always made a point of saying welcome back. Possibly décor a little old fashioned and the hotel will need to look at some soft refurbishment soon but would not hesitate to recommend

Room Tip: Definitely worth paying the extra for oceanfront as the views were just incredible, especially at su...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Frisco, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

At $450 per night, the expectations were much higher.

Room service menu did not any dessert options.

Had to find your own chairs on the beach

Hotel provided beach towels that were basically bath towels

In room TV was all but inop.

Pool,handles about 5 families.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Christopher G, General Manager at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Paul, I am so sorry to hear that you were not pleased with elements of your stay with us. We strive to exceed the expectations of every guest. Please reach our to me directly at the hotel if I may offer additional assistance.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed for two nights at the Atlantic Spa and the thing we were most impressed with was the friendliness of the staff from the moment we checked in to when we left.
Our room was a side sea view rather than full on but none the worse for that. It had a large bathroom and a very comfortable bed. Room furnishing’s showed a bit of wear and tear so that is an area that will need to be addressed soon. The room was well kept and we had enough clean towels etc.
We had breakfast both morning’s in the restaurant and was more than satisfied with the offerings. The concierge recommended a great place to eat the night before our cruise. It is called Truluck’s and was absolutely brill so thanks for the great recommendation.
If we ever need a Hotel prior to a cruise again I would not hesitate to use this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There's something missing at this hotel, but it's hard to put a finger on it. After spending 4 nights in February we realized that it has no heart and no soul. The staff is seems to care, but you need to prompt them. Some of the staff seem new, and some seem like old-timers. The lobby really doesn't have the stature of a premier luxury hotel lobby. Every time (and there were only a few) we sought out some assistance there were friendly faces and good effort, but this hotel is a loose confederation of employees.

The valet guys were great, and always friendly. The concierge was willing to engage and help. Our room was very nice with a large marble bathroom with double sink. But there was a distinctiveness and character that was missing.

Our meals were mixed at best. The East End Grille faces the beach but also faces the busy and noisy main drag. Day one lunch was great, but maybe it was just the energy of our first day. Breakfast on day two was pretty good, but $50 for eggs and coffee is just too expensive. Day four lunch was really bad; they refunded our money but only after we complained twice. Day 3 lunch at the Ocean Terrace Café was below average.

We felt safe and the Atlantic has a really good location. No real complaints, but also no moments where we were glad we chose this property. Our recommendation is to give the Atlantic the opportunity but to make sure you get a good rate.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christopher G, General Manager at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Senior, I am sorry to hear that you did not find your experience distinctive or polished. That is a failure on our part. I apologize for your lackluster experience. I hope that we may have the opportunity to show you the experience that most guests have. Please contact me at the hotel if I may offer additional assistance.
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Address: 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#8 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#12 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#27 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#29 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Atlantic Hotel & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed for the discerning traveler, the resort is devoted to the pursuit of service and elegance, affording the perfect balance for business and pleasure. Recreationally speaking: The hotel is situated across from Fort Lauderdale's Blue Wave Beach, our full-service Spa,lap pool and fifth floor sun deck overlooking the ocean are indeed relaxing. ... more   less 
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