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Coconut Bay Resort
Ranked #62 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Michigan
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39 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2011

This is an "old Florida" style property which needs updating. Have stayed at this property on and off for the last 23 years on a yacht in the canal. The yacht has been broken into and the car was stolen. It is a timeshare property and the timeshare salesman lives onsite. When a new high rise was built across the canal, it puts the pool at this place in the shade from early afternoon on. The bathroom facilities at the pool are in terrible shape. They don't even have a mirror in the bathroom. The hot tub is out of commission alot. There are raccoons that love the pool area from the early evening on. And, on top of everything else, there is a fire station right across the street and the sirens go off every time they leave, which is several times per day and night! Look elsewhere!

Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2011

Premier sejour dans mon timeshare apres un premier sejour echang rci.residence au calme tres agreable avec une belle vue sur l intercoastal tres specifique de fort lauderdale.tout a proximite'plage,shopping,parc et bonnet house a 2 pas.la piscine sur le cote entouree de palmiers et chaude est tres agreable.personnel discret et efficace.la residence n est pas recente mais bien entretenue.seul bemol:le jacuzzi vraiment trop chaud!a conseiller sans hesiter!....

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2010

We stayed here 3 nights. We thought it was better then the pictures made it look. Nice walk to the beach and state park. Internet only available in office until 5pm or in the pool area. Our room was close to pool but the connection wasn't great. Older building with cheaper renovations. I felt safe here.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2010

The place was clean and well maintained. We had a bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living room with pullout sofa, full kitchen with all the pots & pans, utensils, coffee pot, microwave, stove, etc. Cooked breakfast each morning before heading to the beach and/or pool. Grounds were nice, with one of the nicest pools I’ve been in.
Nice short block and half walk to the ocean. We enjoyed the neighborhood with good restaurants, bars, beach shops, a state park across the road, and the Bonnet House down the street. Also had a convenient 7-Eleven store next door. The main Ft. Lauderdale beach is just down the road.. All-in-all the Coconut Bay Resort was extremely pleasant with friendly staff. We will stay there again

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

We were a bit apprehensive about booking this resort after reading some reviews but decided to anyway as we wanted to stay Wed-Wed and they could accomodate us. Our home resort is Palm Beach Shores which is extremely nice with lots of amenities. The Coconut Bay Resort lacked most of those except for a pool and hot tub; they're adding wireless internet access throughout the resort but for now it's only available in/near the office and pool. We didn't book this resort for the amenities, we booked it because we wanted to be near the beach and Ft. Lauderdale activities, which it is. We had a small one bedroom which was OK for 2 adults. Unlike other reviewers, our bed was extremely comfortable; the kitchen, bathroom, and living area were clean and adequate for our week's stay. We enjoyed the neighborhood -- good restaurants, a couple of beach shops, a great state park across the road w/ walking/hiking/biking/canoeing, and the Bonnet House next door. Some people w/ kids might not like the neighborhood bars and tattoo shops; we checked them out and the people were very friendly. The main Ft. Lauderdale beach w/ ocean-front shopping was an enjoyable walk (or short drive) down the road. There's also a very economical car rental company literally across the parking lot (and through the hedge) which made renting and returning the car VERY easy. They also picked us up and returned us to the airport. All-in-all the Coconut Bay Resort was extremely pleasant w/ very friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2010

We stayed here as an RCI trade week. We paid good money for our home timeshare in Mexico, which has luxurious accomodations and excellent service. Unfortunately, every time we've traded for other resorts, we've been disappointed. This resort was clean, but hasn't had a facelift in years. Think 1970 beach chic. The beds were horrible! I phoned down to the desk during office hours to ask for a foam mattress topper (all of the resorts in Mexico carry them). No one answered, so I left a voicemail, which was never returned. When I checked out, the woman at the office told me they didn't have mattress toppers, but no one ever called to let me know.

This is a warning to folks thinking of buying timeshares. Make sure that you can trade into resorts as nice as you are buying! For those thinking of staying at Coconut Bay, the only nice thing we can recommend is that it has a beautiful state park right across the block.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2010

Not one of the nicest Timeshare accommodations we have stayed in. The room we had was to sleep 4 which consisted of a pull-out sofa bed in the front room and a very large bedroom with double bed. The only shower was the one located in the bedroom on-suite so it was ok for a family but may be a little awkward for two couples.

When we arrived we were early, whilst our room was not available the receptionists kindly gave us pool towels and allowed us to use the facilities whilst we waited. We did have a major problem with the sofa bed, the matress was so old is was lumpy and very uncomfortable, when we complained at reception a new one was brought up within 1/2 hr. The layout of the complex is much like a motel, and there seem to be a few permanent residents. This is certainly not middle class, without sounding snobby, but the clientelle were somewhat dubious.

The location is perfect, just off the beach, and opposite the park, the pool is small but clean and the appartments are clean if somewhat faded, chipped paint and scuffed furniture. One off-putting thing is the long list of do's and dont's you receive when you check-in and how failure to check out on time will cost $20 per 1/2 hr, failure to return all keys will cost $20 each, failure to strip your own bedding before you leave will cost $20!

All in all a mixed bag.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Coconut Bay Resort
Address: 919 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3317
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Coconut Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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