Everything about this hotel, from the pool to the rooms themselves is luxurious.
When deciding which gay B&B to chose in Ft. Lauderdale, it was between two Out & About Five Palm rated resorts: The Royal Palms and The Flamingo. I consdered the Five Palm Pineapple Point as well, but ruled it out since it was not within walking distance of the beach like the other two.
Although from what I read, it seemed like the Royal Palms had greater acclaim than the Flamingo, I ultimately decided on the Flamingo because they were offering a "stay three nights and get the fourth night free" special and the Royal Palms was not.
Upon arriving at the Flamingo, I was pleasantly surprised. The pool area had very lush landscaping and was completely shielded from the street, offering great privacy. The furniture around the pool is comfortable and high-end - not your typical loungers. There are several water features that provide the soothing noise of trickling water. There is also calming music playing in the background very subtly. There's lots of white fabric, from the umbrellas to the cabana tent that add to the luxurious atmosphere. There is a very well appointed common room in which breakfast is served. The office also features a variety of books and movies for check-out.
The room decor is very nice. They have four poster beds with more fabric draped on them. The style can be best described as having a British West Indies colonial plantation vibe. This is a theme that carrys throughout the resort. Aveda products in the bathrooms and truffles on your pillow at night.
The staff is very friendly as is great for providing recommendations for dining, gyms, beaches, etc. as well as directions. Great service too! You want lunch delivered to you by the pool...no problem.
Our curiosity got the best of us, and we decided to walk to the Royal Palms just a block down the street and see what we were missing. It was reassuring to know that we made the right choice! In every regard the Flamingo is better. I can't for the life of me understand why the Royal Palms is considered the best gay resort in the country. Granted, it's not bad, but the Flamingo is WAY better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to La Casa, a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of North Beach Village. Surrounded by lush tropical landscapes, this 15 unit hotel is the ideal place for a quiet and relaxing holiday. With a variety of room types, including one bedroom apartments, we can easily accommodate both long and short term stays. Relax by the pools or enjoy a dip in the ocean, just five minutes away. Guests staying in any North Beach Village hotel are able to take advantage of all of the amenities in the village. Dine in casual elegance at the Village Cafe, spoil yourself at the Village Spa or keep fit and healthy with our health and fitness options, including Village Yoga. Imagine enjoying all of this without ever having to get out of your beach attire! Warmth and hospitality await you at La Casa. Give us a call today and let us help book your perfect visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Flamingo Inn Amongst The Flowers Hotel Fort Lauderdale