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The Worthington Guest House
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   543 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301   |  
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Certificate of Excellence
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
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“Great Place To Stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was my first visit to the Worthington and was in awe of the staff and their attentiveness. Although the room was a bit shabby and dated as compared to other guest houses in the area, the staff made up for it in their demeanour, professionalism, and customer service. The room was clean and clientele was very friendly as well. I would highly recommend it for a great getaway only steps to the beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I have been visiting the Worthington for about 9 years. Each and everytime we visit, we have the best time. The management and the entire staff is as good as they can be. Also, what makes this place the best is how everyone likes to met each other and just enjoy each other's company at the pool side. If you want to stay at a hotel where everyone is to themselves and don't speak to one another, try another place to stay. However, if you want to just enjoy yourselves and have a nice relaxing vacation with plenty of nice people around, the Worthinton is the place to be. Walking distance to the beach and many places to eat. Worthington, thank you for all you do. The place looks great and the atmosphere is excellent.

  • Stayed July 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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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was my second stay at The Worthington and I Will RETURN!!
As with my last stay there were men from Germany, Australia, Canada, and of course half the U.S.
Extremely clean, wonderful staff and a complimentary cocktail "Meet & Greet" on Saturday afternoon that is a lot of fun!
Within walking distance to the beach with lots of restaurants.
You will not find a more complete and better place to stay within Fort Lauderdale.
Truly outstanding!!

Jim B.
New Orleans

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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West Melbourne, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had a great time. The staff was friendly, helpful and makes you feel welcome. The rooms are clean and property is well maintained. Definitely lots of improvement since I last visited. Guests this weekend were very friendly and fun. Will definitely come back next time I'm in the Ft Lauderdale area

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This place came highly recommended by a friend and it certainly lived up to its reputation. Not only was it only a 2 block walk to the beach but the customer was incredible. The rooms were very clean and neat. The pool and grounds were beautiful and everyone was very friendly. Would definitely come back and even stay longer.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

A really GREAT gay place to stay. Friendly staff and the rooms and grounds were impeccably clean. The value for the money is outstanding. Location is close to the beach for people-watching and dining out at many of Ft. Lauderdale's best resturants. Just the place to meet interesting and friendly men from all over North America. You will really enjoy your visit to one of the best vacation destinations in the USA. Fun Time!

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Just finished a four night stay (7/8/13 to 7/11/13) with my partner at The Worthington Relative to other gay and gay friendly guest houses like The Schubert in Ft. Lauderdale and Island House, New Orleans House, and La-Te-Da in Key West, The Worthington compares very favorably.

The location is great. It is walking distance to the beach and just a short drive or cab ride to nightlife and shopping in Ft. Lauderdale and Wilton Manors. The property was kept reasonably clean and the rooms, although a little dated, were clean and comfortable. The complimentary continental breakfast was a nice touch.

But one of the really nice things about The Worthington is that it is part of a three property complex that includes Alcazar and Villa Venice and even during a quiet period during mid week there were plenty of other guests to socialize with; many of the guys staying there rarely left the property as just about everybody there was very nice and sociable. One of the things that can really make or break a stay at a gay guest house like this is the quality of the guys staying there and whether they're the type of guys you feel comfortable hanging out with. The guys during our stay were mostly professionals from the U.S. in their mid 30s to early 50s although there were younger and older guys as well as some international travelers. Many of the guys were repeat guests who had stayed at one of the three properties in the past and a number of them knew each other from previous visits; but as a first time visitor I felt welcomed right away.

The property is clothing optional but during our stay most of the guys kept their swimsuits on during the day. However, several guys chose to to go nude. At night about half the guys kept their swimsuits on and half chose not to wear them. So whether you prefer to be nude or not, you're unlikely to find yourself the only one wearing a swimsuit or not.

The place can be a bit cruisy, especially at night. It probably isn't an issue for most guys that stay at a gay, clothing optional guest house (some might find it a plus) but worth mentioning for those that might find it uncomfortable. I didn't notice it during the day but did late at night/early morning.

Overall, The Worthington ranks up along with Island House as my favorite gay guest house. I plan on going back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Worthington Guest House

Address: 543 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Worthington Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Worthington is the largest Gay clothing optional men's resort in North America. Three buildings, 63 rooms, 3 pools, two Hot tubs, free Continental breakfast, free parking, and just steps to the Beach. ... more   less 
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