The Windamar is located near several other gay resorts. There are nicer options, but they are more expensive. Expect a more down-to-earth feel here, and a more relaxed crowd not afraid to get frisky on occasion (bsmt area). If that's what you want then be sure to plan your trip over a 3rd Saturday night of the month - you probably won't be disappointed. Bed and air conditioning were great, I was never bothered by noise from neighboring rooms or car traffic. The AC and fan running all the time provide great white noise. Shower temp fluctuated a lot and the charming 1950s toilet could stand to be replaced. Some lube stains around the room here and there... But that's a good sign, right? Vim and staff friendly and helpful, don't be afraid to ask for what you want - and chat up the other guests. Some folks have been staying there for years and will have a wealth of travel tips. I had a car, which was helpful but a bit of a struggle over the busy weekend when parking gets a bit scarce. Made it very easy to day trip into downtown for shopping and grab groceries, snacks, and drinks for the pool. Otherwise cabs are easy and it's a quick trip to Wilton manors for bars and clubs. The beach strip is touristy and typical, and the local gay beach is an easy walk. Other guest houses seem to have weekly or monthly parties, so check those out -- great opportunity to meet locals and travelers in a non-bar setting. The area has lots of potential with just enough mid century character to draw the gays away from spendy south beach. Don't expect Ritz Carlton quality here - if that's what you expect or demand then try something else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are One of Fort Lauderdale's Longest Running Gay Owned and Operated Guest Houses Catering Exclusively to Gay Men, and winner of the "Best of Fort Lauderdale" Award. Our Tropical Climate Resort, Beautiful Beaches and Busy Nightlife make Fort Lauderdale one of the Top Vacation Destinations in South Florida. We are located just steps from Seductive Beaches and Minutes from the Wilton Drive for Dancing and Socializing. Enjoy World Class Shopping and Fine/Casual Dining options Galore. Our Entire Property has been Recently Renovated. Guest Rooms are updated to a Crisp Contemporary Style and Feature Pool or Garden Views. If you enjoy a bit of Spice in your life, our Newly Remodeled Video Lounge is always available for Resort and Day Pass Men. The New Tiki Huts, Lush Landscaping and Private Garden Areas Enhance the Tropical Ambiance which will make you feel Secluded from the World around you. Lose the Tan Lines and Enjoy the Clothing Optional Fun Everywhere!! Soak away the Stress in our Shimmering Pool and Bubbling Hot Tub, Open 24/7. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windamar Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale