ROOMS: Very clean & nice room. Larger balcony than most hotels. Ocean view is nice, but a little distant. Intercoastal view is fantastic.
LOCATION: Not bad. Personally, I would prefer to be closer to Las Olas area. At Il Lugano, there aren't too many conveniences within walking distance. Within 1 block, there's a pharmacy, a great little blues/jazz cafe/ bar, and a few small shops or cafes. Many of the restaurants are three or more blocks away. This hotel is within walking distance to the beach (a few blocks). The beach area was pretty nice, but quite narrow, with apartments backing up to the beach. (Scroll down)
SERVICE: Service was lacking. The front desk was not rude, but I wouldn't say friendly, nor helpful. Just a few of several examples .... Housekeeping left only one packet of regular coffee for two people. Okay, not a big deal. At about noon, I asked the front desk for more coffee, and she said she would tell Housekeeping. Well, Housekeeping didn't show until 4:30PM (well beyong coffee time! ), and it appeared that the housekeeper was not told. ANOTHER EXAMPLE .... The hotel advertises "transportation provided within a 2 or 3 mile radius" . Well, there really isn't anything of interest within 2 -3 miles. Not only that, but they fail to mention that this limited transportation is only available when it is convenient for them! I requested transportation (when the van was obviously available) and the response from the front desk was "we're too busy checking people in". She acted like I was really putting them out. Oh, and they absolutely, will NOT provide transportation to or from the airport
OVERALL VALUE: POOR. The rooms are nice, but that's all I got. I have received substantially better service at less expensive hotels in Fort Lauderdale.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Il Lugano Fort Lauderdale
- Hotel Il Lugano