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“excellent botique hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tranquilo
Ranked #38 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Calif
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“excellent botique hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

The good:
New small scale boutique hotel probably converted skillfully from old apartments. Great value. The decorating in our huge deluxe studio with 2 queens was lovely and tastefully modern. The kitchen is well equipped, complete with coffeemaker, and the there are two TV's! The pool area has a little picnic room and a BBQ grill. Free parking.
My only minor criticisms are 1: the beds were rather hard and had plastic mattress covers on them which were quite noisy whenever you moved (not sure what that was all about) and 2: our room was right next to the pool and picnic room (15 feet from our door), and there was a group of people partying there til after 11:30 at night -- verrry noisy. (we joked about the name of the hotel meaning "quiet...") There is no on-site staff after hours, but we called the hotel number and were connected to an operator/manager, who asked security to come over from another nearby property to ask the partiers to break it up. This took awhile but we appreciated the customer care. The day-time reception staff were excellent. Location was good about two blocks from beach and shuttles. We would stay here again -- a really cool place.
Also, note that the office was closed at 8pm so if you have a late arrival, expect to have to buzz someone at the closed office door to get help. It worked out okay but a bit stressful after a long day of stormy travel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank williat
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
williat,
Thanks so much for your detailed review. We are always striving to improve and recommendations like yours help us do just that. Thanks for staying with us, and we hope that you are able to visit us again soon.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at Tranquilo after searching trip advisor for a decent place to stay in Fort Lauderdale. It was actually third on our list of the places we thought could be suitable, but once we arrived, I was glad the other two were fully booked! The lady on reception was lovely, really welcoming and helpful. She showed us around a few rooms and let us pick which we preferred. All the rooms were modern and spotless, ours was more of a suite with bedroom area, living room and dining kitchen. Very spacious, comfy beds, good air con, and free parking! Outside there is 2 pools to choose from, both are surrounded by fences which is good if you have young children. On this occasion we were only in Fort Lauderdale for one night, but would have loved to have stayed longer in this lovely pad! Would recommend to everyone!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
nikki6659,
Well, the next time you visit you can skip your other two choices and just come straight to Tranquilo! We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that your next visit will be for more than just one night. Give us a call and let us help plan a perfect vacation! Thanks again, NBV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

So I'm on vacation and it was wonderful :-) The hotel was great! Simple but nice. The ladies in the front helped with all my questions even printed off info that helped me. Love the b bed! I slept in easy lol. Def will be back! Cute kitchen with dishes.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank imgame73
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
imagme73,
We're so happy that we helped make your vacation a great one! We know that our guests deserve a break, and we are always happy to help in whatever way possible. Thanks so much for your review. Hope to see you again very soon!
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

This hotel is definitely a hidden gem like the other reviews stated! I went down for a girl's weekend getaway and this place was awesome! The pictures are super accurate and the beach is literally across the street! Totally within walking distance of the bar scene and there is even a golf cart style trolley that can take you wherever you want for $3!! The girls at the front desk were super helpful and knew just the right places for us girl's to go to for a great time! Would definitely stay again!! Thanks for the awesome stay Tranquilo!! <3

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Christine F
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Christine F,
We're so pleased that you enjoyed our most recent addition to the North Beach Village Collection. We actually take our own photographs and do not hire professional photographers so we can give a very honest portrayal of our hotels. We're here for you whenever you need a girls weekend. In fact, we can help plan bachelorette parties, weddings or just a fun night out on the town. Give us a call!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

I booked this hotel due to it's attributes, location and MOSTLY because of the reviews.
I was very pleased to experience all what i read in the reviews. 1st : Peter's excellent service; thank you for providing us a warm service, and accommodating us in a great suite 2nd: the facilities are cozy and provide a homelike sensation 3rd. The comfort of the suite, beds, pillows and the cleanliness of premises 4th: location..a few steps away from the best beach in Fort Lauderdale. I definitely recommend this hotel. We will be back next week! Natalie!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Natalie F,
We hope that you will come back every week! Thanks so much for staying with us. We are happy that our great reviews proved true and that you enjoyed your visit to Tranquilo. Take care and see you soon!
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

I attended a five-day conference at the nearby B Ocean hotel, then spent two nights at Tranquilo for a visit with my parents (we shared one of the rooms that had a kitchen and two queen beds). I was extremely pleased with Tranquilo. The location was convenient and close to the beach; while there are a lot of vacant buildings in the area, I never felt at all unsafe. Even when people were playing in the pool, our room was quiet--I think the walls must be very thick. (We also ran the air conditioner pretty much constantly, so there was some white noise; I liked that it wasn't constantly switching itself on and off like the B Ocean system did.) The furnishings were all new, clean, modern, and very comfortable; we all liked the beds. We had a pleasant view of the pool on one side and of tropical vegetation on the other--the grounds were well kept and nicely landscaped. The pools were sparkling clean, and there were plenty of lounge chairs. Laundry machines were available, which would be really nice if you were there for a longer stay. There was ample parking. There was a large wardrobe and a tall dresser for storing things, and the kitchen had all the cookware we needed. The staff were EXTREMELY friendly, responsive, and helpful.

I only have a few suggestions:
*In the bathroom (which was stocked with pleasant soap and shampoo), it would be nice to have a shelf or something to set toiletries on--perhaps something by the sink and in the shower, too
*The hair dryer was kind of a pain to deal with.
*It might be good to put some kind of pads on the dining table chair feet to try to stop them from dragging/squeaking when they're moved; I was always worried we might be bothering the people below us.

I'm VERY glad we chose to stay at Tranquilo, and I'd definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: I liked having a room on the second floor, but the stairs were a bit steep--if that's a concern...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Squeakycats
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Tranquilo, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Squeakycats,
Thanks so much for your review. With modern decor, a great location and complimentary parking, Tranquilo is a great find. However, as you mentioned we pride ourselves in having a friendly staff. After all, our mission is to create an area where locals and visitors can find love and happiness, and we're so pleased that you found it at Tranquilo.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

This hotel was great! Everything is modern, up to date. The staff was great! They answered any questions we had and gave us a tip about the golf cart shuttle. I really liked that they walked us to our room and they made sure everything was good before leaving. The staff was so friendly, they greated you every morning and always asked how you were doing and if there was anything they could do for you. Very, very clean. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It is also one block off the beach! Very convenient.

Room Tip: Rooms are quiet. A/C works, nice kitchen, very, very clean.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Tranquilo
Address: 2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4017
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#11 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#24 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#27 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#31 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tranquilo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Most everyone dreams of escaping to the tropics. Is it that we wish to let go of stress, feel warm and renewed? Do we desire to strengthen family bonds with laughter and eye-opening discoveries? Sunny Fort Lauderdale is legendary for fulfilling these universal instincts and known for inspirational beaches, chic shops, nightlife, kid-centric entertainment and cherished family locales like North Beach Village's highly rated boutique hotel - Tranquilo. Highly rated and low rates helps us create a remarkable value. Our nearness to sandy beaches you can walk to in 3-minutes and lush tranquil ambiance with soaring palms and heated turquoise pools is what helps us stand out. It's our concierge-like hospitality that's the essence of Tranquilo's mystique and success. Guests love picnicking on sun-kissed beaches, taking water taxis to watersport thrills, cool shops and hot nightlife, but appreciate coming back to Tranquilo - where our outstanding hospitality adds up to an affordable and memorable getaway!Tranquilo's 64-rooms are "modern with a sleek décor," stylishly refurbished with flat screens, refrigerators, microwaves. Wi-Fi and smiles are complimentary. Resort fees are forbidden. ... more   less 
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