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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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Cherry Hill, NJ
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“Great service & wonderful stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We checked into the Harbor Beach Marriott for 3 nights. Check in was a breeze, food at the restaurants great, and the pool was fabulous. There were plenty of chairs, cold water always available, fresh lemonade and cookies every afternoon and even activities for the kids if they chose to participate. The rooms were spacious with robes and plenty of amenities. Coming back from a morning jog the valet guys handed us cold bottles of water as we approached the front door. The beach was right there and as soon as we stepped onto the sand the beach staff were eager to put chairs where we wanted. There was tetherball, volleyball and some other games on the beach. There were plenty of great spots to hang out at the hotel, both inside and out on the various patios overlooking the beach. Check out was painless, with the bags getting oicked up and the car ready and waiting. To me, a good stay is one with little hassles and staff ready and willing to make your stay the best possible. That is what we had and will probably stay there again soon. Did I mention the great location?

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Five reasons why we'd come back:

1. The staff - starting with Eli at the front desk who sorted out some check-in issues, everyone has been friendly and attentive - not easy with how busy it is this time of year.

2. The resort - the hotel and grounds are in great shape, well maintained and clean. This includes the Pool, tennis courts and basketball, not to mention a great beach.

3. The room - we got a junior suite package and beds are comfy, plenty of room, bathrooms seem newer and views of beach and lauderdale are awesome.

4. The food - the food options are many and while overpriced, I have to admit for a resort, the food is much better than I thought it would be. Also, plenty of free flavored water (lemon, cucumber, orange) so you don't have to buy bottled water all day long.

5. Beach - a huge, clean beach with soft sand and clear water. Hadn't been to FLL since spring break 1984 and while I miss the candy store, with kids I think I like this place even more.

If you have the chance, paddle board around the intracoastal (5 minute walk) and you can see amazing yachts and $$$Million homes.

Room Tip: Views from high up are worth the elevator ride.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I decided to stay at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa for a special evening that I had planned with a friend of mine and I also just needed a little getaway from it all. I must say that my stay here was more perfect than I had originally planned. From the moment I reached the property it was a wonderful experience. There was no charge for self parking because they were doing some work in the surrounding garage area and when we checked in we were greeted immediately by the staff with a welcoming warm and friendly smile. The receptionist Noemi was very attentive and offered exceptional service! The room was perfect and the view of the ocean was breathtaking. I could not have asked for more perfect evening and stay. This was truly a memorable experience for me and I would most definitely recommend this resort to others.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We decided to stay at the Harbor Beach as a last minute vacation extension to a work trip and are we glad we did! From start to finish the service was outstanding. The staff perfectly walked the fine line between attentive and overbearing. Special recognition goes to Catalina who helped us in numerous ways during both check in and check out. She made us feel valued as elite members which was unnecessary but appreciated. We also want to acknowledge the great bar staff of Jen, Marie and Chase as well as the other great workers but we saw those few folks on a frequent basis. I would recommend an ocean view room to truly experience the resort. While everything was great, it can be pricey so venturing to Las Olas may save a few bucks. Bottom line, we will be back!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Stayed here several times, the facilities and the room are very well kept. The staff tends to cater to every need or request very promptly and are very courteous at all times. I have never had a bad experience at this property.

Room Tip: Three of the hotel provide ocean views. The spa pool is especially quiet and relaxing.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a great hotel if you are connecting with a cruise as the airport is close and the port is even closer that you actually see your ship coming. While there are other nearby hotels this is the only one which lets you walk from your room to the beach. All other hotels are separated from the beach by the main road. While some have pedestrian bridges to the beach, the noise from the road is an issue. Here at the Harbor Beach Marrott, the only noise comes from the waves and lovely birds. The heated swimming pool is great for swimming even on cooler December mornings. Now for the not so good: the building is aging and will need renovation soon. We put a request for the room to be cleaned by noon yet when we came after that it still had not been made up. While a phone call quickly solved that, we missed out on our planned nap time. Breakfast is not included and is on the higher end of the price range but there is a Starbucks in the lobby that opens from 6 am. There is something positive in having breakfast as an extra in that the room is less crowded and seating is easy. While the quality is good we noticed that the service is not consistent. On two mornings the staff were amazing, so friendly and hospitable but on the third morning a different crew was there who although were courteous and professional were lacking in comparison with the previous crew. One last thing, due to our jetlag we went to the pool early just as it opened and had to endure the noise and smell of the grass cutters. All in all this is a great place and we will stay here again for sure.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My Wife & I are Travel Agents from B.C. and we travel to Fort Lauderdale two or three times a year. This was our first stay at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort. We stayed 6 nights ahead of our cruise on the beautiful new Royal Princess. We absolutely, loved this Resort! From our booking to checking in to our stay, everything was exceptional. This Resort is right on the beach with excellent facilities; restaurants, fitness center, beach, pools, lounge, spa, ballroom/convention space. The employees, were all superb. The Customer Service skills were refreshing. We didn't want to leave. Actually, we are looking to come back in February, for another cruise. We loved the daily fresh cookies available to guests, at the poolside, every day at 2:30. And, on Fridays, they provide free cocktails in the lounge, for about an hour. How welcoming is that service? Pretty impressive! We had an ocean view room at the side, overlooking the pool. We could see the ships come in to the port and have a view of the intercoastal, as well. The housekeeping staff were excellent and courteous. The Happy Hours are excellent, with great menu items and a real 50% off the regular menu prices. I have read some comments that this resort is too far away from other service. If you are OK with walking either on the beach or sidewalk way, I disagree with those comments. You are only a 20 minute or so walk from the beach strip shopping/restaurant area, around Las Olas, and about a 40 minute walk over the bridge to the Harbor Shops. This Resort is so excellent that we did not venture out and about, as much as we normally do. It is an easy Resort to just stay and chill. We give this Resort a two thumbs up!

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  • Stayed November 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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Additional Information about Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

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:
#7 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Spa 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
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 4*
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