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“Great for a weekend escape” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

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Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Central Beach)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 134 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Baltimore, Maryland
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31 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great for a weekend escape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I have been coming to Lauderdale for 15 years but this is the first time staying at the Bahia Mar. I got a steal on Priceline. We were permitted to check in early (before 11 am) on a Saturday. This was great for us as we were only there for a long weekend. They put us in a room in the marina building. We had a balcony that looked out to both the ocean and the marina. This was a pleasant surprise. The rooms have been updated since the hotel was recently branded a Doubletree. Everything was fresh and clean. We appreciated having a fridge. The walkway to the beach is perfect for avoiding traffic. The pool, while simple, was clean and had a convenient bar. There are all kinds of restaurants within walking distance. I would definitely recommend the this hotel to anyone visiting Lauderdale Beach.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I recently stayed at Bahia Mar and all I can say is fabulous! I love that the hotel is conveniently located beach front, with a walk way right to the ocean !! The staff is SUPER friendly, Damiana was very helpful in making reservations for the perfect vacation ! She definitely gets an A+ in hospitality! I love that Bahia has a casual atmosphere that is perfect for a family friendly vacation ! I will definitely be back next year !

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We came to this hotel at the end of March for 5 nights before going on a cruise. It was excellent! Patricia, the concierge, gave us lots of information before hand on what to do and where to go and her advice was spot on every time! She absolutely made our honeymoon wonderful and we want to thank her for that. On a separate note, the food at the pool bar is amazing - bit slow service as it's clearly very popular but worth the wait. The deli shop across the road provided great snacks and breakfast. The room we had was HUGE, and very clean and looked over the ocean and the harbour. The bed was so comfortable. My only complaint like so many others was the long wait for the elevator which we always opted to take as our room was on 14th floor. BUT there isn't much you can do about elevators that were built into the hotel. They need more elevators but I felt sorry for staff as people complained about it ALL the time and at the end of the day, you are on vacation - you shouldn't be in a hurry! Thanks Patricia, we hope to see you again some day... Jen x

  • Stayed March 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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Fuchu, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

As the reviews say, great location but the rooms are old and dirty. Front desk staff that I had to work with were just rude and seemed very poorly trained. I canceled the rest of my week long stay and went to another hotel. I just happened to see the picture used to represent this hotel and had to ask my wife if it was the hotel we stayed in. I think I may have been happy with the stay if our roon had looked something liked that, particularly considering the price. The breakfast was nice and the wait staff where very professional. Parking at $21 a day is just to expensive to me but taht is the better rate in the area.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bahiamar, General Manager at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Clean, comfortable rooms and friendly service should be what you expect when staying with us. I regret to hear that your experience with us was not what we expect and that we couldn't serve you for the entire length of your stay in Ft. Lauderdale. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and rest assured, this is being shared with the appropriate members of our team. We really hope you'll consider giving us another chance to make things right.

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Marcos Borras
General Manager
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We booked only two days before leaving for the busy Memorial Day Weekend and still got a great price. The check-in was quick and easy and we loved the cookies! The pool was small but never over packed and the bridge to the beach was such a great idea, didn't even have to cross streets. The rooms were clean and had those great comfy hotel sheets and pillows we all love. We had a partial ocean view that we loved although the balcony was too small to really enjoy it. The lobby was big and the live music at the downstairs hotel was nice too. The restaurant by the pool was pricey for drinks but for food the price merited the amount of food you were given, although those fries were killing me! Waaaaay too much seasoning!

The location was excellent as the beach was across the street, we had a restaurant across as well and were only a walk about from the Las Olas strip where we had a bunch of restaurants of all types to choose from.

Overall, loved this place, would come back again. The value and quality were worth it.

Only downfall was the parking, $25 per night for valet or $21 per night for self-parking, we chose to self park since it was just in back of the building.

Room Tip: The balcony is so small only three people standing up could fit, it is not for sitting or placing a...
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  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The check-in process was quick and painless and came with warm chocolate chip cookies. Customer service was very friendly. The Concierge "Ellen" made all the appropriate arrangements for us to have a great time in Fort Lauderdale. The bedrooms were clean and fully stocked with refrigerator and Wolfgang Puck coffee for two. The ocean view was spectacular. The Bahia Mar is one of the only hotels that has a walkway from the hotel over the roadway to the ocean. The only other hotel that I saw that came close was the Ritz-Carlton, at $400 a night (I don't think so).

There is ample parking spots if you wish to take a car, which I did. The hotel is located close to the water and close to all of the restaurants and shops without being close to the loud music and vomit of the late-night party-goers. The hotel is within walking distance to all of what Ft. Lauderdale has to offer. What I like most of this hotel is that the general manager, Marcos, introduced himself to us as we checked in to the hotel to offer himself in the event of any problems.

Room Tip: Make sure to get an ocean-view room in "the tower" part of the hotel, which the floors beg...
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  • Stayed May 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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New York
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The hotel has not always gotten great reviews. I just stayed there this weekend during a very busy Memorial Day weekend. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The restaurant was good. The pool and the other facilities were quite good. The location is great. It looks a bit tired on the outside, but it was a great value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 296
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
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