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“Adorable, boutique hotel. Classy, chic,” 5 of 5 stars
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The Aqua Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3016 Windamar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly Angela's Beach Resort)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 133 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Adorable, boutique hotel. Classy, chic,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Maggie is amazing! She greeted us immediately when we walked onto the property and made us feel very welcome. We drove down from clearwater and arrived at ten am, (check in was at 4 pm). Nonetheless, she found us a room right away and checked us in, giving us a personal tour of the property and our suite.

The decors is very classy. They have everything you could need to stay there for several days with some light groceries and prepare a few meals in your suite. pots, pans, plates , cutting board, wine key and glasses, etc. The property was great for kids, our girls are six and three, and they loved playing in "the backyard".
Our girls slept on the giant sofa bed and loved it.

Two minute walk, one block, to the beach. Ten minute walk to the downtown area. Overall, it was perfect and everything we needed.

We have never liked the high rise hotels and find them to be very impersonal. This boutique hotel was perfect in every way.

Only two recommendations; a rack of hooks on the hallway wall would be great to hang shower/beach towels and wet bathing suits. Also, a mat or carpet when you enter the room to brush the sand off your feet and not track it onto the slate floors/ all white linens/furniture.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 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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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Ehoganpac,
We're so pleased that you and your family enjoyed Aqua. We would love to help you plan your next family get together. In fact, we have multiple boutique hotels, some with only 15 units, so you could have you very own property! Let us know whenever we can help, that's what we're here for!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Pictures do less justice to the minimalist and elegant interior. Room was excellent, comfortable, quiet and large. Two small, modern pools. Good location. Only drawback is no bar or restaurant but that keeps the cost down. If you want high security, the place is easy to access like a motel, but it didn't bother us (family of 5). Overall very impressed.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
USBrits,
We would rather have our guests be pleasantly surprised and are happy that your room proved to be even nicer then the photos. We do not have a restaurant on site, but we do have some great cafe's in North Beach Village, just a block away from Aqua. Next time you visit we can even arrange to get it delivered right to your room! Thanks so much for your review. We always appreciate it. Thanks, NBV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Aqua for 12 nights and it was just perfect! It was our first time visiting Fort Lauderdale and we loved it. The Aqua made our stay very comfortable and we felt at home. The rooms are so clean and gorgeous. We enjoyed the pools and used the BBQ grill several times. The whole staff was excellent, so friendly with us at all times. Maggie is a sweety, all smiles! The Aqua was just steps away from the beach too, great location! Highly recommend the Aqua and cannot wait to go back next summer or sooner!! :)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Gracie-E-F,
We're so happy that we could be a part of your first Ft. Lauderdale experience. Why wait until next summer? North Beach Village Resort offers long and short term lodging so guests can visit for one night or several months. Just give us a call whenever you're coming and we'll find you that perfect spot in the Village!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This small motel is in a great location to the beach areas of Ft. Lauderdale.
Believe the brilliant reviews - it is a great little motel in a perfect location with nice staff.
Free parking was great. It is extremely clean and tidy.
We visited Miami twice during our stay, which is a 35 minute drive.
Take a water taxi ride at the Intracoastal Waterway and enjoy the view. I recommend you check it out at least once during your visit to Fort Lauderdale.
It is well worth the price you pay and we would happily stay here again in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Studio Bedroom. Our window looked out at the aqua's small garden which I loved.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
disneylf,
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Aqua. We know how hard it is to find that perfect hotel, and we're pleased that our high ranking reviews proved to be true. The water taxi is really fun, and there are several water taxi stops in the North Beach Village Area, making it super easy to explore the city. Thanks again for your feedback. Hope to see you soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed two days before sailing and absolutely loved the Hotel. Small, friendly, absolutely perfect!! I will definitely go back to this hotel!! Really clean, nicely renovated, and the pool was lovely! Everything was within a short walking distance from the Hotel. Really could not find anything to complain about at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
oceeanblue2007,
Thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate it and hope that you can stay with us for longer next time. Take care, NBV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at The Aqua over the 4th of July weekend for a birthday celebration, and this was the perfect location for our group who had travelled from Norway, midwest, East and West Coasts! Maggie, Stephanie and the rest of the staff were friendly and assisted us with everything from arranging transport to providing advice/directions and serving frozen grapes while we lounged in the pool. We visited the Plaza Bistro on the 4th of July and enjoyed the Salsa dancing, and then borrowed the gas grill in the courtyard for a BBQ. The personable service set the tone for a lovely weekend - our entire group raved about THE perfect location/atmosphere. Thank you to Maggie & Stephanie to making us feel and home, and contributing to a successful event. By being yourselves you have provided a magical customer service level.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Christi L,
What a kind review, thank you so much. We can help with any celebration; from weddings, to birthdays to family reunions! We love what we do and are so pleased that we were able to be a part of your birthday celebration. Thanks again, NBV
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We spent 5 great days at this lovely place. Everything is clean and well maintained. The beach and all the entertainment places are just a short walk away. Would definitely return in our next trip to FLL.

The only possible complaint would be that the bed frame have sharp edges, and I have a few painful encounters with them. If management could progressively replace these frame with rounded ones it greatly improve an already awesome experience. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
lop24,
Thanks so much for your review. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay at Aqua. We also really appreciate your recommendations and will definitely look into some better options. We hope that you are able to come and visit us again very soon!
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Address: 3016 Windamar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly Angela's Beach Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Aqua Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Why are AQUA’s reviews so excellent? Is it that North Beach Village’s boutique hotels are located in an extraordinary area of Fort Lauderdale beach that’s perfect for kids and fun-loving adults? Or is it that AQUA’s concierge-like services ensure happiness? Could it be our sandy beaches a few minutes’ walk away or how our heated pools induce laughter? Maybe it’s our incredibly reasonable rates for modernized suites with flat-screens, kitchens and Wi-Fi included? Yes – families revisit us for these details and many more! From golden beaches and turquoise waters to the winding Intracoastal Waterways – AQUA’s at the heart of a lush barrier island. Our tropical ambiance and 322 days of Caribbean sunshine also adds to AQUA’s success – plus we’re minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-class airport, cruises, shops, nightlife, entertainment and restaurants. Imagine – rejuvenating family beach picnics, water taxi rides to chic Las Olas or thrilling watersport adventures!AQUA’s 39 spacious rooms – studios, suites and penthouses – have a refreshing, beachy décor. We never charge resort fees, or for coffee or beach views. Recharge your inner holiday and book AQUA. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Angela`s Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Angelas Beach Hotel
Hotel Angelas Beach

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