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“Something special in South Florida” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano

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Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
Ranked #6 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Jundiai, SP
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87 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Something special in South Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

After getting a good price through Hotwire I didn't expect too much from this hotel but I was completely wrong, the rooms are huge and very well maintened and decorated, quite nice towels and linens, a full in room laundry and kitchen makes you feel at home. The staff wouldn't be more friendly and helpful without been invasive, the restaurant in the ground floor is a nice option for lunch or dinner (I didn't try their breakfast because there are a Italian bakery 2 blocks away that one must not miss at all). It is located in the Intracoastal 2 to 3 blocks from the beach that was not a problem for a business traveler like me but could bother someone in vacations. The downsides for me here are the shower that is just average (not too much water over a tub) that unfortunately is usual in most American hotels and the valet parking price (US$ 25/day) that is a little high but besides these I would stay here again and strongly recommend to everyone this nice 4 to 5 stars hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, March 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our spacious suites here at the il Lugano Hotel. We always want to ensure our guests receive the best available room type. We are glad to hear we were able to exceed your expectations in the rooms and hope to have you visit us again.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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Genoa, Ohio
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36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

Awesome stay after booking through Hotel Tonight app, great deal and made even better when we arrived when we were told they upgraded us to the largest room with largest balcony in hotel. Couldn't believe it when we got in room for the price we paid. Awesome hotel with awesome price. Valet slightly expensive at 25 bucks and called front desk several times during checkout to get a bellman but apparently they never told them. I went down myself and asked bellman to help us and he went right up. Other than that it was great.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

We have never stayed in such a warm, friendly and efficient hotel. The rooms are wonderful and spacious. The staff is extremely attentive from the reservationist to the front desk and everyone else who works at the hotel. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sylvua
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

I stayed at the Il Lugano for five nights while in Ft Lauderdale on a business trip. Everything was absolutely perfect. My room faced the Intecoastal waterway and every day I looked forward to going back to the hotel, sitting on my balcony, watching the boats float by on the canal and reading. It was a wonderful and relaxing retreat. I even spotted a manatee swimming in the canal one afternoon, which was a real delight and (I'm told) something of a rarity.
The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean and spacious. It was very tastefully but simply decorated.
This was the best overall hotel experience I've had in a long time. It was the perfect combination of functionality that met my business and comfort needs(large desk for working, couch, ottoman, kitchenette with dishwasher and full size refrigerator, washer and dryer) but also allowed me to relax in a way I rarely can on a business trip (private beach along canal, balcony, quiet sidestreet, soft clean linens). I came back from my trip (almost) as relaxed as if it had been a trip intended solely for pleasure!
The hotel is located on a quiet sidestreet not far from Ft. Lauderdale beach-close enough to be very convenient for a night out, but not so close that I had to deal with the traffic or street noise. The water taxi has a pick-up/dropoff location right behind the hotel which is very convenient for going into town or to the beach without driving (a plus since Ft Lauderdale traffic can be a nightmare!)
The staff was wonderful and helpful. They always took time to give me directions, advice and assistance with anything I needed. As soon as you pull up, the valets are there to open your car door and the door of the hotel. The lobby is beautiful and comfortable, a nice place to meet friends or co-workers.
The neighborhood is very safe, and there are lots of grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance.
I will definitely stay here again next time I am in Ft Lauderdale!

Room Tip: The rooms that face the intercoastal waterway are the best, but those that face the street have a vi...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TheFreys
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
It was our pleasure to provide you with such a relaxing stay especially while being on a business trip. We are glad hear you were able to enjoy everything il Lugano has to offer from our helpful staff to our relaxing balcony views. We hope to see you soon!

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

I stayed at Il Lugano for two nights in February with my two university aged daughters. We had a double studio, triple occupancy. The room was very nice and clean and had everything we needed. We had an ocean view which is not as good as an intracoastal one but because we were on the 9th floor we had a nice sunrise view, could see the ocean clearly and had a sunny balcony until just before noon. We had coffee on the balcony and enjoyed the sun as soon as we woke up. We used the municipal parking option across the street and it worked perfectly for us. If you do that, make sure to pay at 8 am as the ticket guy comes around just after 8. We had a late flight so checked out at noon and they held our luggage for us in the back room. We took a water taxi tour (recommend it!) and hung by the pool for a while that afternoon. The hotel gladly provided us with towels and gave us the use of the spa facility to shower before departing to the airport. That was so nice. Everyone was nice and polite and we would definately stay there again. If you go, lunch at Hibiscus Cafe. It is west on Oakland Park and left on Federal Hiway.Its right there in Plaza 3000. Fantastic simple fresh food and a really nice owner. Pool is mostly shady which is a drag but we followed the sunny spots around. While sitting in a sunny spot on the intracoastal we were treated to a pod of manatees swimming by, right next to the dock. We easily walked to the beach but maybe some older folks might want to drive. Overall, a very nice experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ela127
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful feedback. we are glad to hear you and your family were able to enjoy your stay with us here at il Lugano. Making our guests feel welcome is our top priority. It seems you were able to capture all the great benefits il Lugano hase to offer. We look forward to hosting your next stay here in Fort Lauderdale.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

This was my 3rd stay at this hotel and I have enjoyed it each time! The view on the Intracoastal waterway from the balcony is awesome, watching the boats and yachts sail by! Excellent customer service from the front desk, housekeeping and most of all the Concierge...thanks! The hotel is nicely located with restaurants and shops not too far away.
Feel "home away from home'!!

Room Tip: Rooms with view on intracoastal waterway.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marilyn T
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
We appreciate the feedback and are honored to have you as one of our returning guests. Our staff, starting from our reservations to our housekeepers take pride in meeting and exceeding our guests’ expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

We recently stayed at the Il Lugano and believe me: It has been the most confortable and neatest hotel room that we have ever stayed at. When you get into the hotel you realize immediately the excellence in customer service that all its personnel provides. The view from our balcony was beautiful and fortunately we had the sufficient time to enjoy each corner of our room by taking good pictures and we will show them to our relatives and friends soon. In conclusion, we highly recommend Ft Lauderdale, FL to visit but including il Lugano Hotel to stay at. Thank you for making us part of your happy and satisfied guests! By the way, I forgot to ask the Front desk if I could have bought the two bathroes which were lovely to wear after a shower. Is it still possible? Warming Regards,
Lilia C. Novoa

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank LILIA N
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Property: Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
Address: 3333 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7120 (Formerly Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal)
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#16 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A masterpiece of contemporary design rising 15 floors above the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano Hotel is Ft. Lauderdale’s most fashionable address. Experience the height of exclusivity at this spectacular Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel -- offering ultra-luxurious suite-hotel accommodations and lavishly appointed private residences. Stay only minutes from the city’s financial district, shops, beaches, restaurants, and nightlife. Enjoy stunning Atlantic Ocean and waterway views, world-class amenities, and availability to arrange private dockage for yachts up to 50 feet. Travel to nearby shopping and fine dining establishments in our luxury Cadillac Escalades* (based on availability, fee may apply). Blending the style of the world’s finest boutique hotels and a dedication to flawless personal service, we are redefining expectations for Fort Lauderdale hotel suite accommodations. ... more   less 
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