What more can I say? If you want to head to Ft.Lauderdale Beach for a chill weekend or even longer, stay here. It is perfectly located, only about 6 miles from the Ft.Lauderdale Airport and right on the Beach. There are restaurant and bar facilities in the Hotel proper and access to more on foot , a short walk, or bike ride away. Do NOT bring a car unless you need it for other events. Parking is very expensive and the traffic in the immediate area is total gridlock most of the time. My advice: take a cab from the airport (16-20$) and stay put. Looks like the Hotel has been refurbished, and has a tasteful designed interior. Rugs could be improved, but with beach traffic of sandals and what-not, it's acceptable. I do not recommend walking barefoot on any hotel room carpeting though. The Service is superb. The registration, concierge and restaurant staff are extremely helpful and accomodating. I'd give the rooms a 3 star, but nothing to complain about. There are smoking and non-smoking and the non-smoking is clean, and I could never smell any smoke from adjacent rooms. If you specify non-smoking with your reservaton this will NOT be a problem. Breezes coffee shop on the main level has very nice breakfasts and I did have some appetizers there with evening drinks and the food was outstanding. My only complaint: The Elevator service is deplorable. You will wait forever for the lift. Take stairs if you can. Overall, at this price level, I'd highly recommend this Hotel, for a brief stay, if being adjacent to the Beach is important to you. Perfect weekend getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy stunning surroundings and 44 breathtaking acres along the Intracoastal Waterway at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Located near the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel is a water taxi ride away from the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. Stay active with water sports, indulge the option to sail away on a cruise or simply relax on the white sandy beach. Bahia Mar is only a short drive from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades Cruise Terminal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bahia Mar Beach Hotel
- Bahia Mar Beach Resort
- Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale
- Hotel Bahia Mar Beach