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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sea Gate Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
- Sea Gate Beach Motel