This is a beautiful hotel with very friendly staff--the two Jocelyns and the wait staff. I was there just for one day before going on a cruise. The lobby is elegant and modern. The back of the hotel is the intercoastal waterway where you can sit outside and look at the mansions on the other side or watch the sun set, which I did. I had an ocean view room which I could see from my veranda on the 7th floor. The room is spacious including the bathroom. I walked to Walgreen's for some sundry items and passed several wine bars and boutiques on the way. I noticed the Greek restaurant when I was leaving so I didn't have dinner there. I'm not a foodie and rarely eat at a hotel because of the higher prices so I can't comment on the hotel's restaurant. I did have some barbeque wings that night which were adequate but not stellar. I definitely recommend this hotel and I will stay there again whenever I go to Ft. Lauderdale. The only minus is that it is far from the airport and if you're traveling alone, the cost of the taxi is high. But it was my vacation so I just counted it into my cost for luxury. Considering the excellent rate for the room, the taxi ride wasn't a deal breaker.
- 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