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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Ranked #14 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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“Small Pool? No Problem!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The bad but not so bad stuff: The only reason its not an excellent review is due to the pool size but when you have the beach 50 feet away this should not be a problem. We also walked in the room while the ladies were "cleaning" one was pregnant so she kinda gets a pass, she was sitting in a chair on our belongings and appeared to be in the process of making up the bed. #weird. If you see the cleaning sign on your door just walk away and come back later lol. The rooms are on the smaller side but more than comfortable. The bathroom has a rainfall showerhead and has the door is a half enclosure detail. So theres no shower door to slide its just open which can get a little drafty. The snacks in the room were all $5 bag of chips $5, bottle of water $5, Nuts $5 you get the picture. I put the whole tray in the closet and out of the way.

The Good stuff: Upon our arrival a staff member greeted us to open the taxi doors and help with bags. The lobby staff was full of smiles and friendly. Everything that meets the eye looks very clean and well maintained; I am happy to say i didnt discover anything different during my stay. The location is great! there are places to eat and drink within a 1 block radius. Theres also bike rentals out front. The wall to wall window in the room is enough to make all worries go away. On the last day of our trip the shift manager called the room and asked if everything was going well. It went very well and we were all very satisfied. If im ever in FLL again i will B @ B Ocean!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1215 it was the best ocean view!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Dear TIFFANY S, thank you for sharing your feedback. I did share you comment with our Executive Housekeeper so that he can review with his team. Sounds like you trully enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I hope you do come back to B with us in the near future.
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Breezy Point, New York
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We arranged for family and friends to stay at this hotel for my daughter's wedding which was being held at a venue very nearby. Rooms were beautiful with views that could kill! We had a leak from the air conditioner the first night. When we reported it, they were on it right away. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming. Beds were nice and comfy, too! Ate breakfast at the Bistro and had drinks by the pool bar--everything was great. There are bikes right outside the door that you can rent for the day. Only drawback is that we are beach people and you have to rent an umbrella/chairs from a private vendor. Many nearby eating/drinking establishments that you can walk to. I recommend having a Pittsburg Sandwich at the corner pizza shop. All in all, it was a great trip.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room, if available.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Dear Fran P, thank you for sharing your comments and for your perfect ratings. I am happy to hear that our team took good care of you and your guests. I appreciate the fact that you chose B Ocean amongst all other hotels in FLL. Congratulations on your daughter's wedding!
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We recently got married at B Ocean Hotel and we had an amazing experience and saw our Dream Wedding come to Life.


Arthur Sands really is a pleasure to work, he is personable and he pays attention to every single detail and takes his job seriously and works diligently to deliver to your needs. He really is a great asset to B Ocean Hotel.

Arthur and his wonderful team exceeded all of our expectations we'd hoped for. He went the extra mile to help us & make us feel comfortable and put our minds at ease, we didn't worry about a thing before or on the day of our wedding they provided the best service ever !!

He also recommended Wedding vendors who we ran with and we were highly impressed with every single vendor that we worked with and my husband & I are very grateful to Arthur.

The General Manager Eduardo Fernandez and the his entire staff were very professional and worked hand in hand with all our wedding vendors. They put in so much hard work and effort into our wedding and we are so happy and can not thank them enough, they were always warm and helpful.

Our family and guests who stayed at the hotel were highly impressed and loved their bedrooms with the most spectacular views of the ocean and the high level of staff service.Thank you for making our guests and family feel so comfortable.


Everyone who attended our wedding had a fun time and were full of compliments for the venue, the penthouse ballroom oh my gosh had the most stunning floor to ceiling views of the Ocean, wow !! Panache Style, Bobby created an ambience filled with love, romance, class and glitz.

Our ceremony was hosted on The Terrace and Bobby created simple elegance with a beautiful chandelier Hupa. It was so romantic and I was the happiest bride ever !!

The catering for our cocktail hour and our reception was appeciated by all our guests the B Ocean Menu was so delicious and satisfied our taste buds fully. Our Wedding planner made sure we ate lol !! The presentation of the food and beverage was excellent., we were very happy. The entire experience was unforgettable & memorable and everything and more than we had hoped for.

I highly recommend Arthur and his team at The B Ocean Hotel, Fort Lauderdale the venue was perfect for our wedding and I am sure you will also love it here.

Honestly, make it your first choice in Fort Lauderdale you will not regret it !! We loved it and we will treasure our very special day at B Ocean Hotel for giving us our Dream Wedding day.


Thank you, thank you so very much Arthur, Eduardo and B Ocean, we will be back for dinner at Saia for your most delicious Sushi and of course to say hi to you all !!

Room Tip: Bedrooms are gorgeous with amazing Ocean views, romantic, beds are so comfortable, food and service...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear jassiebee 1970, thank you so much for your great feedback. Our entire team trully enjoyed taking care of you and your guests for your wedding and weekend visit. B Back soon... we are waiting for you at SAIA!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Had good 5 night stay at this boutique hotel. Very accommodating staff. Immaculate property. Every room has ocean view. Great location across from beach at A1A & Sunrise.
2 restaurants: American for bkrst/lunch, excellent Japanese for dinner.
Limited spa services.
Valet service not so good.

Room Tip: All rooms have 180* ocean view. Rms near elevators are noisy.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear trippish, thank you for sharing your comments. I appreciate the perfect ratings on service and cleanliness but surprised to read about your concerns with our valet service. We typically receive the highest praise for the efficiency and service or our valet staff. I will make sure to share with our entire team. Thanks again for staying with us.
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Ft Lauderdale
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We like many people that live in Ft Lauderdale have guests visiting often during the season. We have numerous places where we book rooms and by far the most asked for on a repeat basis is B Ocean.

All the rooms are comfortable but the rooms with the floor to ceiling windows offer the most striking views

The food is good. The location is convenient to the beach and a mall but the accomodatations are the star

Room Tip: All the rooms have a view so the higher floors are better
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Jerry K, many thanks for sharing your comments. I do appreciate your strong ratings and especially the guests you keep referring to us. There are many options on the beach, but the fact that you keep sending people our way is the best validation that we are taking good care of them!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

My husband and I spent one night at the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale as a bit of a "Staycation" for our 10th wedding anniversary. We got to the hotel around 1pm. The room was not ready yet, but they took my cell number and said they'd call when it was ready. We decided to just go hang by the pool. They've done a lovely job with the pool area. We had no trouble finding chairs, they have a few cabanas and a pool bar.

Our room was ready by 2pm, but we hung by the pool a bit longer. When we got to the room it was very clean and the view is GORGEOUS! Wish they had balconies!

We would definitely stay here again and I definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Cheryl517, thank you for sharing your comments and for selecting us to celebrate your 10th wedding anniversary. Congratulations! I appreciate your recommendation. Make sure to come back for another staycation. No need to wait for an anniversary!
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Phoenixville, PA
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We are just finishing up a 4 day stay at the hotel and it has been fantastic. We were going to go to Miami but decided to give is hotel a try. My friend and I stayed for a long girls weekend. It is nice to be able to book a room with two double beds. That can be hard to find at boutique hotels. There is also no extra "resort fee" to raise the price of the room. The website is a very accurate description of the property.
The service has been EXCELLENT. Each employee we met was nicer than the next. They definitely seem empowered to go above and beyond to meet guests needs. The location is at the north end of the beach a bit away from the real craziness. The beach is right across the street so it is super easy to go swim in the ocean and come back and sit by the pool. The hotel supplies beach towels and you can rent umbrellas and chairs on the beach. The pool area is a bit small but nice. There is a great pool bar. The food at the pool is good and not too pricey. The hummus plate is excellent.
I am not sure I am 100 percent sold on Ft Lauderdale but I would stay here again if I were in town. It would be a perfect start or finish to a cruise. just finishing up a 4 day stay at the hotel and it has been fantastic.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 10th floor or higher for floor to ceiling windows.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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eduardo f, General Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear steferx, thank you for sharing your comments. You are correct! Many hotels do charge a resort fee but we don't, and we also provide free internet to everyone. I am glad you recognize how service oriented our team is. This is at the core of our culture, and we work hard every day to deliver genuine and personalized service.
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Property: Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Address: 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3310
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#6 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#18 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps away from the ocean and the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers you a sensational experience among Fort Lauderdale hotels: oceanfront hotel accommodations, unique restaurants and lounging areas, and a variety of excursions for those guests looking to explore Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Our ballroom and meeting rooms on the penthouse floor overlook the Atlantic Ocean, presenting a special setting for business meetings and social gatherings held at this Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel. ... more   less 
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