I am a frequent visitor to Ft. Lauderdale and stay at either the W, the Westin, or the Hilton. All three are next door to each other and of the three I prefer the W. The rooms are larger, beds more comfortable, and the staff try very hard to accommodate your requests and needs. Despite the size, the staff seems to maintain a friendly, personable, accommodating approach to everyone.
It is a huge hotel, offering awesome ocean views and large, inviting balconies. If possible, get an oceanfront room on a high floor and you will be treated to a larger patio balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. The residence side is another great option, however, where I stayed in an awesome one bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and bar.
The restaurant, Steak 954, is one of the best Experiences for Steak I have ever had. It is right up there with Prime 112 in Miami, or Peter Luger's NY. It has been memorable on at least 4 occasions.
Some things that prevent it from being 5 Star, however, are:
Expensive Parking - $30
Excessive Dampness in the rooms (possibly unavoidable)
Mod furniture getting worn-out & tired - time for an update on the beach side tower
Poor finish on outlets and fixtures make it look like it was completed in a rush
Overall, I have not had a bad or disappointing experience in 10 or so stays over the last 2 years.
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- w Fort Lauderdale Hotel Fort Lauderdale
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking South Florida beach with unobstructed ocean views, W Fort Lauderdale has sand and surf on one side, and intercoastal elegance on the other. ... more less
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