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Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316   |  
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Ranked #19 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Good to Great depending on what you are looking for”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a very decent hotel that has potential to become great. However, it is not a hotel for everyone because its can be either considered pros or cons which explains some of the mixed reviews you will see. This hotel is ideal for big conventions/business meetings. It's location is very good, close to the Ft Lauderdale Airport, directly on the beach, has a decent swimming pool, acceptable gym room, good conferencing space and good restaurants/social spaces to please big groups. It is much less of a family resort, unless your family is happy with just the beach and pool activities. It is quite isolated and you really need a car to go elsewhere. Parking is pricy at $25 for self parking, more for valet. Room furnishing are in good condition but dated. Sound insulation is not good. Internet charges are annoying. Gym is a bit ackwardly configured but is decently equipment. Various classes on the beach are available for a supplement, eg: boot camp, etc but are free for members. Bottom line, good for business meeting not so much as a family resort.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Our stay here was incredible. The room was nice but what really stood out was the customer service. From Jason, the amazing pool host whose service really stood out, to the rest of the pool staff to the desk service, we felt so relaxed and welcome. We were here for only 3 days but it felt like three weeks- thats how relaxed we are right now!!

Will definitely be back at this treasure soon!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have had such an amazing visit that I could not soon leave without applauding this hotel and its amazing staff. Though I have visited this property each year, this hotel has really reached wonderful heights in service and quality in every way. Every staff member is kind, considerate and made us feel that their goal was to make us happy guests. The Resident Manager, J C Robert shared with us his passionate goal of guest satisfaction and he was constantly visible and caring in his interactions with guests. It is easily seen how his expectations have translated into a hotel with five star service. Breakfast in the hotel was delightful with delicious offerings on the buffet including amazing homemade croissants. Don't miss the almond croissants. There was also delicious homemade granola and the staff was there constantly replenishing the food. The rooms are very nice and the air conditioning works wonderfully. The beach at this hotel is unbelievable. It is wide and very clean. Marriott staff are there at a beach bar also grilling lunch fare and setting up chairs and umbrellas. The pool is large and magnificent and there is soft bedding throughout the perimeters of the pool. The Sea Level is a restaurant with beautiful lunches that pay attention to detail. I had an amazing jerk chicken sandwich on cocoanut bread. Music plays and sets a wonderful, relaxing mood. The fine dining restaurant is a seafood paradise. I got to meet Chef Ford and was so impressed with his approach to seafood and its preparation. It is a wonderful dining experience. The spa is beautiful and tranquil with great jacuzzi, pool, spa and treatments..In summary, my visit was great and why?
Great staff, great service, great food, great beach, great pool, great spa!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our family spent a week here to finish out our summer this year and had a wonderful time. The staff was warm, friendly, and caring and the property was in great condition. The beach is private and the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun. The property is close to the airport and the beach strip. Both our rooms were upgraded to ocean views. Kudos to both Tara M. and Natasha M., the two Elite Ambassadors who went above and beyond to make our stay extra welcome. Also, many thanks to Tina P. and the rest of the concierge's desk. They provided no end of valuable guidance on dining and local attractions. The on site spa was perfect and we shared a much needed couple's massage with access to the spa amenities for the day. As this is Ft. Lauderdale, expect both the hotel dining and surrounding areas to be a on the expensive side. The highlight of our stay was riding the wave runners from Team Aloha Water-sports right there on the property beach. The owner, Wayne M., was a wealth of knowledge and experience who put safety first, fun second, and profits last.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Stayed only one night this time but have been to this hotel several times before. Good location on south part of Fort Lauderdale. Convenient to airport and can walk up to main strip if you desire. Had a nice beachfront room. Plenty to do here and several nice restaurants. Had a good dinner at the seafood restaurant. Only negative I could think of is lack of concierge lounge for preferred members.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We only stayed for one night (a quick trip). Room was fantastic and clean but the best thing was the view. All the staff we met were very pleasant and really interested in our stay. I would recommend it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just arrived back after 4 days at this hotel. If you are looking for a massive, impersonal hotel, then this is the place for you. Last November we stayed at a Marriott in Manhattan Beach, CA and there is no comparison. This Fort Lauderdale hotel is obviously about taking your money in whatever way they can. They charge for Internet, self-parking ($25.00),and valet parking ($30.00). Never encountered a hotel where they charged for self parking. On the website they say that they don't charge for beach chairs and this is true, but if you want an umbrella of one of those lounging huts, you will pay big time. The room was small and a bit outdated. Nice view if you choose an oceanfront room, but otherwise, nothing special. The water pressure in the shower was weak. Poolside there are hundreds of lounge chairs, each one uncomfortable and squeezed so tightly that it is difficult to maneuver. All in all, it was a very disappointing stay and we won't be returning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#9 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#13 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#16 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 4*
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