We stayed 5 nights at the Il Lugano, a long weekend trip away from the kids! The hotel is gorgeous, modern, clean with huge rooms. The intercoastal views are very nice. The ocean views are really more parking lot views. You can see the water in the distance, but not the beach. Our first night we were put in an ocean room because no intercoastal rooms were available. The next day we switched to an intercoastal room. So glad we did! Beautiful view.
The pool area is also very nice. Love the lounge chairs right on the waterway!
My only complaint is the location. It is much more of a residential area. There are a few restaurants and bars very close by, but most of the action is either just north in Lauderdale-by-the-sea or south in Ft Lauderdale proper. We pretty much had to drive everywhere. We did walk the 4-5 blocks to the beach a few times, and that is a very nice quiet residential beach area. However, for us, we like to frequent bars and restaurants along the beach. The Ft. Lauderdale hotels a little further south would have been more to our liking, but were all way out of our price range. So for us we had to sacrifice location versus the quality of accommodations. For the money we paid, it was a beautiful hotel. Just wish we'd been a little closer.
- Also Known As:
- Il Lugano Fort Lauderdale
- Hotel Il Lugano
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A masterpiece of contemporary design rising 15 floors above the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano Hotel is Ft. Lauderdale’s most fashionable address. Experience the height of exclusivity at this spectacular Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel -- offering ultra-luxurious suite-hotel accommodations and lavishly appointed private residences. Stay only minutes from the city’s financial district, shops, beaches, restaurants, and nightlife. Enjoy stunning Atlantic Ocean and waterway views, world-class amenities, and availability to arrange private dockage for yachts up to 50 feet. Travel to nearby shopping and fine dining establishments in our luxury Cadillac Escalades* (based on availability, fee may apply). Blending the style of the world’s finest boutique hotels and a dedication to flawless personal service, we are redefining expectations for Fort Lauderdale hotel suite accommodations. ... more less
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