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Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano
Ranked #7 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Thank You, Il Lugano, for being there for us when our original hotel screwed up our booking and we were 'homeless' for our vacation. Thank you for the awesome junior suite complete with a washer/dryer for a reasonable price, the absolutely SPOTLESS room, the nicely sized kitchen, and outdoor balcony to dry the wetsuits and diving equipment.

We were originally staying in Miami and when our hotel screwed up, they left us on the street with no compensation on a sold-out weekend. Yeah, DON'T EVER stay at The New Hotel in Miami at 7337 Harding Ave. So, I was initially cranky about staying an hour north of our intended vacation, but this hotel made it hard to stay mad. This room was so comfortable and clean and staff was very helpful for our needs.

In our Junior Suite: upscale bedding that felt clean, a good hair dryer, a good shower, dishwasher, two large closets, two tvs, balcony with a table and chairs, makeup mirror, extended tv channels for a movie night, bose soundsystem, plenty of lighting options, ceiling fan over the bed (my fave) and a full size refrig, also really friendly valet guys.

Things to know: it's about 3 blocks from the beach and there are some beachfront properties that will block your view of the sunrise, however, it's on the intercoastal and still close to the beach. The pool area is small, but there are nice lounger/cabanas to hang out in that face the intercoastal.

Room Tip: Ask to upgrade to a suite, it's worth it. Cafe Seville is closeby and absolutely amazing. Don...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, General Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate the feedback and are so glad you have found us!. We look forward to welcoming you back to South Florida again in the near future. Best regards - Amanda Hawkins-Vogel / General Manager

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

I recently planned a multiday corporate function at the hotel, with some guests staying, others commuting for daily meetings & events. Debbie Taylor in Group Sales was a pleasure to work with during the planning process, offering helpful advice & local recommendations, as I was planning from out of town. Rebecca & Carly in Marketing & Events were also very helpful in fine tuning the details as the event date approached & in wrapping up after the fact. I've received great feedback from our attendees on their stays. In particular, guests praised the Lugano Room, where our meetings were held, whose large windows & gorgeous view provided a welcome change from the windowless boxes many hotels offer for these types of meetings. I would recommend il Lugano to others planning similar corporate events in the area.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear C0rp0rateTravel,

On behalf of the entire team, thank you so much for arranging your function at our lovely hotel. Please thank your attendees as well for their positivie feedback. Our property is a wonderful location for events and you are spot on with your compliments of Rebecca, Carly and Debbie. Thank you for the recommendations and we look forward to future business with you.

Best Regards,

Andrew Funt
Director of Rooms

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed here for 3nights prior to a cruise and its wonderful! We booked it online after reading great reviews and it was better than expected.We were upgraded to a one bedroom apartment with wonderful views both of the ocean and waterways.We had a fully equipped kitchen lounge and best of all a washer and dryer which meant we arrived at the cruise with everything clean.
We went down to the restaurant one night for dinner and that was lovely and we had a great waiter Roberto who was really friendly.
We found it quite easy to get around without a car as we walked to lots of restaurants and spots for shopping.
Would highly recommend this lovely hotel to anyone looking for a awesome place to stay as it really was fabulous.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear deedeeWestAustrailia,

Thank you kindly for your "awsome" review. Having that washer and dryer is always a good thing especially prior to or just after a cruise. Thank you for your remark about Roberto and our lovely Da Campo Osteria as well. We look forward to your next visit with us to the il Lugano!

Sincerely,

Andrew Funt
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed here to celebrate our anniversary. We were lucky enough to get one of the two large corner balcony rooms. The view of the Intercoastal Waterway was gorgeous. The room came complete with a kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator and cooking facilities. We had planned on having wine and cheese on the balcony, so the refrigerator was greatly appreciated. We had a one-bedroom suite with a large living area. The location is slightly out of the way (as it is back off a main thoroughfare), but not hard to find or hidden in an undesirable neighborhood. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice hotel, within walking distance of restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Room Tip: As for a room with the corner balcony if you want a large outside area to enjoy.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear Hooptymoo,

We appreciate you taking the time to complete a review from your time spent at the il Lugano this past month. I couldn't agree more that the gorgeous views add such great value to our property and it's nice that you took full advantage of that with some wine and cheese out on the balcony. Thank you for staying with us and we gladly invite you back for your next trip to sunny South Florida.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Funt
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stopped by to have a drink last night. What a pleasant surprise to find out that Lindsey was there to serve me. What a charming, fun, upbeat, young lady she is. Her smile lights up the room. Oh! and BY THE WAY, the service was superb.
Just like to note, also, that Frank on the guitar was fabulous. His repertoire is limitless! He plays and sings with vigor and enthusiasm. Happy to provide any request.
What a great addition to the beautiful ambiance of this hotel restaurant and lounge.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
Thank Edwina C
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear Edwina C,

I am so glad you stopped by the bar and were able to spend some time with Lindsey and enjoy our live entertainment. We love to maintain our beautiful ambiance and keep things fresh and modern here at the il Lugano. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Andrew Funt
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We arrived to the hotel late on Friday night as our flight into Ft Lauderdale had been delayed. The flight in was rough, It was raining,and we missed our dinner reservations....... and then we arrived. I swear it was like the Trip Advisor commercial- When we opened the door to the room- I could hardly believe. The room is huge with a dining area, kitchen area, nice big bathroom, big balcony facing the waterway- awesome view and even a closet washer/dryer. Seriously---- this place has the WOW factor. So we decided to order dinner from the restaurant downstairs Da Campo Osteria. We Shared a chicken panini and margarita pizza. Both were excellent. Best room service meal ever.
I had looked and looked for a pre cruise hote/ somewhere nice for our anniversary ... and i just couldn't decide. So I tried Priceline for the first time and i got a great price for this hotel. I wish we could have stayed longer but we were leaving the next day for our cruise.
Il Lugano definitely saved our anniversary- Thank You!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear maggie b,

From the entire staff at the il Lugano, we wish you a very happy anniversary and thank you for spending it with us. I'm delighted we were able to live up to the expectations and deliver great service, wonderful food, and a very lovely hotel to you. You are more than welcome to return and have another wonderful stay any time you'd like!

Best Regards,
Andrew Funt
Director of Rooms

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

From the moment you enter, warm and friendly reception to the exceptional rooms and view! Not to mention the restaurant, which in our opinion, is a FIVE STAR!

This is our third visit at this property and it wil not be our last!

Room Tip: If you love to watch the world go by, I recommend staying on the Lagoon side.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ilLuganoHotel, Manager at Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear Phyllis L,

Thank you for your loyalty to the il Lugano and for your great review about us. We are so pleased to be your favorite hotel to visit in Ft. Lauderdale and we look forward to your next visit!

Until then,

Andrew Funt
Director of Rooms

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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: $186 - $387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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