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“Luxury and great service on the beach”
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W Fort Lauderdale
Ranked #25 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Luxury and great service on the beach”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

we stayed here for 9 days in December. We had a great room overlooking the beach. The room was well appointed and a very comfortable bed. The clear, see through showers though did take a bit of getting used to. The pool was outdoors and had plenty of beach loungers and cabannas. The hotel fitness area was well appointed and amongst the best of any hotel gym that Ive used. One caution though is the parking, at over £30/day is a bit steep.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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JDoucette, Guest Relations Manager at W Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Barrygibbon – We appreciate you taking the time to share your review of your 9 day stay at W Fort Lauderdale. I am so excited to read you enjoyed the amazing views, worked out at S.W.E.A.T., and relaxed in your W Signature bed. Please keep in mind our Wheels valet service is competitively priced with our neighbors along Fort Lauderdale beach. Thank you again, we hope to see you soon!

Happy travels,
J Doucette
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

I recently stayed at the W in Fort lauderdale, The staff is excellent and goes above and beyond to help assist their customers, fun friendly place! I was there for work but had a relaxing time while holding meetings at the hotel. I will be back there soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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JDoucette, Guest Relations Manager at W Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Ben p – Thank you for the excellent review. Our team of talent radiate personality and are trained to give signature Whatever / Whenever service, thank you for noticing. Whether for business or pleasure, we can’t wait to welcome you back again.

Until next time,
J Doucette
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

I ended up taking a date to the bar and things spiced up and got a room. The concierge was super helpful at 2 AM and he got me an AMAZING upgrade! Few rooms have been better than this one. Ask for suite 2026, the terrace is even bigger than the room itself with full views of the ocean and outside bed and furniture!

Room Tip: 2026 is the bomb!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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JDoucette, Guest Relations Manager at W Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
TheCrowie – Thank you for sharing your review, we especially love hearing from our loyal Starwood Preferred Guests! Our team is here 24/7 to help with anything you need. You are welcome back, anytime.

All the best,
J Doucette
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The W Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl is wonderful. I was greeted very warmly when we entered the hotel. This was my second visit to the W. The place is outstanding; the hotel service was top notch. My room view was breath taking. The young man who checked us in was very professional and customer focus. I will forever stay at the W. I had a chance to stay at the W in Germany and I received the same identical service. This kind of service is what you call branding.

Room Tip: You can't go wrong staying at the "W".
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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JDoucette, Guest Relations Manager at W Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
DRJ1995 – Wow, thanks for the shining review! I am thrilled to read out team has won you over twice with their customer focused service. We can’t wait to welcome you back for stay number 3.

Happy travels,
J Doucette
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Our family of four stayed one night at the end of our cruise. Having never stayed at a W Hotel, I was curious to see if it would live up to all the hype. It did and it is hard to find fault with our stay. The staff was universally professional, providing refined service. For example, when the valet called for a cab, he asked if we wanted water and promptly retrieved cold bottles for each of us for our trip. A small gesture that made a big impact. The hotel is stunning. Our room overlooked the large pool and deck area with an a view of the ocean in the background. The room was spacious, clean and beautifully appointed. The beds were very comfortable with high quality linens. I love all the whimsical touches and attention to detail. The Bliss toiletries were great and had we had more time, I would have checked out the Bliss Spa In the hotel. We had two excellent breakfasts in the hotel restaurant and an excellent in room meal. The mushroom ravioli, in particular, was exceptional. The only miss was the Caesar salad with croutons out of a box and a mayonnaise heavy dressing. Overall, a really enjoyable stay and wonderful way to end our vacation.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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JDoucette, Guest Relations Manager at W Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
auroraof5 - We can’t wait to welcome you back again. Thanks for the smiling review; it was our pleasure to help your family wrap up your vacation in style. Thank you for the delightful comments about our talent, I can’t wait to share your review with them. I have shared your feedback in regards to your salad with our culinary team and they are using this information to make sure our food quality is consistent. Thank you again, we hope to see you soon!

Happy travels,
J Doucette
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We came to Florida as a last minute deal to get out of N.Y before the snow storm,on are way to Mexico. This was a great hotel. They really took the time to see to your every need. .The decor of the whole hotel was upbeat and WOW. I'll definitely return

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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JDoucette, Guest Relations Manager at W Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Snoox1 – Thank you for the shining review. I am so glad to hear you started off your getaway on the right foot with a short, but sweet visit to W Fort Lauderdale. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation! You are welcome back, anytime.

Happy travels,
J Doucette
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

finally saved enough to stay at a W property and it was worth the wait. Similar to other Starwood properties, customer services goes above and beyond. Staff remembers you throughout your stay and never fail to ask if you need assistance, directions, etc...We ordered from the room service menu one night and while its not cheap, the person we spoke to on the phone was actually pretty honest about the portions of some of the entrees so we could stay away from buying something on the more expensive end if it was a skimpier portion.

Travelled for a 4 night vacation with wife and 2 kids under 4. We had a few requests like a roll away crib, high chair, etc.. and everything was already in the room when we got there. Hotel's decor is very cool and tendy and its located directly across from the beach and it couldn't have a more pedestrian friendly area to cross to get to the beach.

Wife loved the complimentary coffee in the morning and there's a really cool pool that has a stair case in the middle leading down to the lounge below. In fact, there's 2 pools - one's a little busier and there's another quieter one on the same floor. Gym was modern and 24 hours which was ideal. One thing that I wasn't aware of and couldn't take advantage of but wish I could have was a complimentary vehicle available - not sure if I just happened to be there for a limited promotion but I encourage people to find out about this since it could save the cost of a rental.


Stayed in a Spectacular Flat which had a full kitchen, imperative travelling with a 6 month old. Less of an issue with smaller kids but in this particular room, the bathroom/shower facilies are a part of the bedroom and there's no divider and literally no privacy so just a callout if anyone is interested in this room with older kids. Another drawback for us was that there weren't any variety stores that I found walking distance where you can stroll in and just get a bit of groceries. There's a ton of stuff if you have a car and drive 5 mins away including a pretty decent sized mall with a Macy's and a Publix across the street but nothing you can walk to that I found.

Overall, an amazing stay and I look forward to visting again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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JDoucette, Guest Relations Manager at W Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Bigtings – Wow! Thanks for the rave review. We were delighted to host you and your family for your 4 night getaway. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the signature amenities we offer and our team won you over with their friendly service. Hopefully next time you can book a ride with the Acura Experience and arrive to your destination in style. We can’t wait to welcome you back again.

Until next time,
J Doucette
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Property: W Fort Lauderdale
Address: 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#9 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#15 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#16 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — W Fort Lauderdale 4*
Number of rooms: 430
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking South Florida beach with unobstructed ocean views, W Fort Lauderdale has sand and surf on one side, and intercoastal elegance on the other. A daily resort fee of $26.50 will be collected at the property. ... more   less 
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