We stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and loved all of the tropical foliage and the three pools. The room was tastefully decorated and suited our needs perfectly, and the bed was comfortable! We had a third floor room by the sundeck, which made us feel as though our very own private patio each morning. The staff were friendly and accommodating. I noticed the clientele was diverse with a number of guests from overseas. The guests were very friendly even though we were on a couples holiday and kept mostly to ourselves. We appreciated the laid back atmosphere of the resort, especially after staying at a more "touristy" hotel before coming here. The next time we end up in Fort Lauderdale we definitely plan on staying again.
A couple of tips:
We preferred to eat and drink over in Wilton Manors, where the food and drink were 1/3 the price on the strip - and actually made with love instead of just bored locals trying to milk the last dollars out of your pocket. The strip really doesn't have any interesting bars or restaurants (maybe excepting Casablanca) unless the Big Kahuna and the Jersey Shore types that hang there are your scene. Head over to Wilton Manors for nightlife. The only downside is that Wilton Manors is a 10 minute drive from the strip. The resort is two blocks from the beach at Terra Mar, which was perfect for an early morning dip. Walk the 10 minutes down to Sebastian Street beach if you don't want to share the beach with gawking Ma and Pa Kettle types from New Jersey and Texas.