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Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
Ranked #64 of 131 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The location was excellent. Large pool area (nice and clean and right on the beach) with lots of chairs available for lounging. Had a hot tub by the pool also and Tikki Bar.
Hotel had a free wifi.
At the price of the rooms, parking should be included :)

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you for the great comments. We continue to check around the local area to ensure that our parking costs are in line with other similiar beach resort properties.

We hope to see you again soon and again thank you for such great feedback as it really means alot to our whole staff that read them.

Paul Cahaly
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

You are not allowed to take a small cooler with ice and water or beach chairs out on the beach with you because they want you to buy their water and/or drinks and rent their umbrellas and chairs at $20 PER DAY. Room is a little rundown and the staff really doesn't care because rather than let us take our little cooler out on the beach they let us check out of the hotel. Their loss, we just went to the public part of the beach but they lost out on $150 night.

Room Tip: Don't get a room right next to the elevator
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

We apologize for your dissatisfaction with our policy but we do not allow coolers on our pool deck and beach area. It is actually also against the regulations of the city to have bottles, glass containers and alcohol on the beach. We do our best to provide all that you need through the hotel and provide a comfortable and pleasant stay.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed at the Ocean Sky Hotel this past weekend for a birthday event being held at the hotel next door. We chose to stay at the Ocean Sky based on several other user reviews and we definitely made the right choice. The hotel is kept up very well and the staff was extremely kind from greeting me the moment I walked in to the gentleman cleaning the pool stopping and finding me a beach towel when I asked where I could find them. It is my understanding that some of the common areas are being renovated but the ground floor and lobby area seem to be complete and well kept and our floor also seemed to be completely finished. With a faint smell of fresh paint and new carpet in the halls, which were very well decorated along with the elevator lobbies. The room was very clean, classically decorated with basic furnishings and plenty of light. There was no shortage of cold air coming from the a/c which was great considering the hot weekend we had. The bathrooms were also very clean and the beds were more than comfortable. The amenities greatly exceed the price point of this hotel. I'm not sure where else you can go for this price and have an elevator on your floor that takes you directly to the pool, with the beach literally 10 extra steps past the pool. We did not have an opportunity to eat at the hotel since our meal arrangements were already made for us elsewhere. But we made sure to look over the menu and it looked very reasonable. As we sat in the hot tub in the morning the wait staff appeared to be adequately attentive as we watched their breakfast service.

We spent time at this hotel's pool as well as their neighboring hotels pool where the birthday girl was staying and the Ocean Sky's pool and pool deck are far superior. More room, better chairs, a hot tub and much more picturesque.

I really had to struggle to think of anywhere this hotel could make improvements at the existing price point. I woke up both days to watch the sun rise from my balcony and thought that it would have been great if I filled out one of those door hangers with your breakfast order the night before and had breakfast delivered moments after my alarm clock went off. If the hotel had those, I didn't see them, but I wouldn't even call that a complaint. If they don't have these, it would be a profitable option to entice guests to have breakfast. There are a few other simple nice to haves that this hotel could benefit from providing but nothing that warrants the title of "complaint". Again, at this price point what they have going on here is astonishing.

Also, only because the hotel included the menu of a nearby restaurant in the room, I'll give it a quick plug. We had breakfast the first morning at the Ocean Grille. Do not be fooled by the appearance of this place, or the awkward rear entrance that we accidentally walked in through. Continue through the maze and take a seat! The food was amazing, the service was even better, and my eggs bennedict came with a deceivingly delicious bloody mary, all for 10 bucks. This was actually the culinary highlight of my weekend, and we ate at some VERY nice places (Ok, I really like bloody marys).

The staff was great and the General Manager seems to hold a very large role in the day to day operations, as he should. His response to a large number of the reviews here was a huge motivating factor for me to book a stay here. If he cares that much to see what people are saying and even respond to them individually, he must really have the guest's best interest in mind.

The stay was extremely enjoyable and I will absolutely make it a point to spend more stress relieving weekends there. I'm glad I found this little gem.

Room Tip: The lower floors may have slightly more a/c noise on the south side of the building (where we were...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

That is a beautiul and well thought out review. Many thanks for the kind comments. You do not know how much that means to us.

We hope to see you again soon.
All the best,
Paul Cahaly
General Manager

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was our fourth vacation to this hotel in the last two years. Every time we return they do something to improve the place. This time they did the elevators over and gave them a new and modern look and they were also in the process of putting new rugs on every floor with a new paint job. You can not get a better location for the beach for it is only a matter of steps from the pool. Any one who visits this property is sure to return over and over. A special thanks to the whole staff from the valet parking to the hotel manager for making us feel comfortable and safe.

Room Tip: A better view on the south side.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank eddie1942
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you for your loyalty and that you noticed our efforts to improve the property. We just finished putting new carpeting and fresh paint in the hallways. We are very proud of the new look.
It is our great fortune to have repeat guests like yourself.
Thank you very much.
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stayed at Ocean Sky in April 2012 for the first nights of a 3 week Florida trip and have got a comfortable room of good size with balcony and partial ocean view in a convenient area of Fort Lauderdale.
The pool area is clean and offers sufficient chairs for chilling in the sun or in the shade infront of the ocean. You can rent jetski right by the pool and ride the waves.
The beach is clean and the ocean just great for a swim. Walking by the ocean you can get to Lauderdale by the Sea with nice small restaurants.
It is aprox. a 10 minute walk to get to a stop of the water taxi and I went all the way to Hollywood and back – a nice way to see Fort Lauderdale from the water and you can get off anytime and anywhere you like.
You can order breakfast a la carte by the pool which is nothing out of the normal, but good enough. You find a CVS pharmacy in walking distance for getting some water or so.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kathrin_73
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again this year and for many years to come.

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed one night.y daughter loved the pool, I loved the beach at sunrise. The tiki bar had no staff both times we went to get a drink. The only downside is the restaurant. They were unable to make a mojito due to not having any mint. I ordered a margarita, and it came in a styrofoam cup. The food items were leas than impressive. With a new chef, and overhaul of the menu this could be a perfect hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank MrsBrandyGunderson
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Thank you for the nice words. We will look into the food and beverage comments. Definitely nothing like the sunrise view! Hope to see you and the family again soon.

Thank you.
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband and I Travelled there from August 9 to 13 !! We had an excellent stay there. Clean rooms great service and best part is that we have our own private beach !! The hotel is a bit old but when u travel u don't go there to stay in the room !! Do not listen to the bad reviews go there and make your own judgements !!! I'm gonna rebooked there for next year !!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Thank you for the great comments and support. We definitely look forward to your return trip next year.

Thank you and all the best.
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Address: 4060 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6501
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $129 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the beach, Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort is perfectly situated minutes away from major attractions, restaurants and shopping. Rooms are equipped with mini-refrigerators, microwaves, hair-dryers, in room safes and coffee-makers. All standard rooms have a side-ocean view and open air balcony. Oceanfront view, 1 bedroom suites are also available. Our large pool deck features an oversized jacuzzi, heated pool, tiki bar and water sports. The resort also has an indoor/outdoor restaurant, fitness center, gift shop and mini golf course. ... more   less 
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