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“Nice hotel on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

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Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   440 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Central Beach)   |  
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Ranked #43 of 134 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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“Nice hotel on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I stayed here one night before a cruise.Check in with Stephen was very quick and efficient. I had room 622 which was an accessible room with connecting door. Huge bathroom with a bathtub.
Free wi-fi in the room but no safe.
Room was clean and comfortable but in the morning I could hear the people in the adjoining room.
Trolley Bus can be picked up outside the hotel for $1 on Friday and weekend.
Great having the beach right across the road. Shuttle to the port was $15.
Andrew

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thanks for staying with us before your cruise. I can see that you are a frequent traveler and perhaps you should select Fort Lauderdale as your final destination on a future trip. If so, I hope that you would select us as your hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The hotel is ideally situated on the Fort Lauderdale "strip". Right at the beach and close to various restaurants and shops and along the trolley line (on weekends) or the 40 bus which runs up and down A1A as well. Also close to the downtown Las Olas area which features the riverfront and other shops and restaurants.

The hotel itself was nice but some repairs in the room were needed, but nothing too glaring. The only problem was how thin the walls are between rooms. Travelling with kids (and going forward 3 hours) meant we were up later than usual and we feared waking our neighbours (luckily no complaints, but we did hear others complain about neighbours during our stay). We heard our neighbours too.

The pool is great as is the outside bar and patio area! The kids loved the giant chess set by the pool and we spent many hours playing there or just around the patio. The pool is in the shade, but we appreciated that given how hot it can get there! The fitness room had all you needed too. Food was good enough but not great so we only ate on site a couple times. However, the restaurants surrounding the area are so expensive that it's not cheap to eat around there.

Staff were very nice though which always makes a trip that much better. We didn't encounter any unfriendly staff or anyone that didn't have a smile and hello for us and the kids!

We would definitely go again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you for traveling thousands of miles from home and selecting our hotel. Your comments are appreciated especially the favorable comments about our staff. We enjoy having families visit and make every attempt to make sure that all family members are happy. Thank you for stating your interest in returning to our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our bedroom had an amazing view over the intra coastal waterway which we loved. Unfortunately the walls were in no way soundproofed and we could hear every sound made by the rooms next to us. The staff were helpful and the valet car people very efficient and pleasant. The pool was disappointing as seemed to be in the shade every time we passed it. There was a large area with loungers which meant we could always find a seat.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed our staff and the guest room views. I am sorry that you were disturbed by noise from another guest room which is difficult to control. I hope that you will give us another opportunity to welcome you back!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This hotel is more or less in the best position in Fort Lauderdale. Right opposite the beach and far enough away from the hectic bars further along the beach to be relatively quiet. It is however showing its age and about time for a refurbishment especially the pool area. Rooms are OK with good views from higher rooms from any room. Concierge was very helpful. OK for pre and post cruise but don't think I would want to stay there for longer. At $300 per night it is overpriced for what is a 3 star hotel

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
I'm glad that you found your visit satisfactory and I want you to know that we will be renovating this summer. All areas including guest rooms, restaurant and public areas will be updated. We have a great location and we want you to thoroughly enjoy every aspect of our hotel. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our Marriott Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Location couldn't be better. Valet parking is super fast but includes a fee maybe $30 or so. Room was fine, great ocean view. Right across the street from the beach. Pool seemed nice and has a poolside bar and area to hang. Would definitely stay again. If you can get a rate in the $150 range it's a steal.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas_M_13684, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you for staying at our beach front hotel during your recent visit to beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach. The hotel location is great to all the beach activities, cruise port, downtown and our international airport.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We chose this hotel as a one night layover between a cruise and flying home. The location was amazing, as it has a walkway past the pool, the pool bar, and straight onto the street that fronts the beach. Also has excellent views from the pool to the ocean.
My main objection was that we were there during spring break and had to wak up early to catch a flight. The college students coming home late at night were loud and the sound proofing of the room was practically non-existent.
The common areas were nice, but were a little old looking, while the room itself was quite nice and spacious.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas_M_13684, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your layover between your cruise and flight home. Our beach front location is very popular to families, cruisers, business people and this time of year, college students on spring break. I do apologize that spring breakers arriving back to the hotel late at night did disturb you. We will be a new hotel when our renovation is complete with modern updates to the hotel common areas.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I booked a last minute trip to Ft. Lauderdale with my 2 teenage daughters for 2 nights. We arrived at 9:00am and was thrilled that our room was ready. Our room was great, spacious and very clean. The staff was great on all levels, could not have been more accommodating. Food was very good- breakfast/lunch. Location is spot on, just cross the street from the beach. Very happy with this property.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Thomas_M_13684, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
It is always nice to hear from guests who book last minute to enjoy a few days at our beautiful beach. Our beach front location is terrific and a short walk to many fine food and entertainment places. Thank you for staying with us.
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Address: 440 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#26 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#31 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#32 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach 3.5*
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