If you are lucky enough to score an ocean facing room, you'll really enjoy the view of the cruise ships and lovely beach. However, these rooms need renovation - they seem heavily used and the box spring in our room was stained yellow as if it had been used as a pool float.
The rooms on the back of the hotel overlook a large flat concrete rooftop and the city. The mattress and box spring in the room we saw were clean and new. Although this room could have used a little sprucing up, it did seem less heavily used.
The hotel front desk is extremely harried and busy. They will rush you along, speaking as fast as they possibly can, while describing the amenities, and resort map. The whole place feels like this. Fast paced. It lacks the relaxing ambiance and elegance of a luxury hotel. This place seemed more like an upscale conference center.
Elevators are slow and heavily used so there is a wait. Leave yourself an extra couple of minutes for stops at several floors on your way up or down.
The lobby is attractive and the outdoor spaces around the pool and Sea Level Bar are well landscaped and a little less crowded and chaotic than the rest of the hotel. Sea Level served a delicious lunch and dinner. Waitstaff were excellent. But like everything else, it's expensive.
If you must stay in Fort Lauderdale for business, this hotel is a good choice. I don't think I would rush back for a relaxing vacation though.