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“Lovely Property” 4 of 5 stars
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Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
Ranked #5 of 135 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Rensselaer, New York
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35 reviews
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“Lovely Property”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed one night post cruise recently. The property is beautiful and very well maintained. We did find most of the staff to be friendly and accommodating, while there were some others that were quite the opposite. If you like the beach it is a very very long walk to the beach, but the beach is beautiful and quiet. Pre Cruise we stayed at a small boutique style hotel that was about a block or two from the beach and it was actually a closer walk to the beach from there than Lago Mar which is beachfront. The resort is removed from the main area of Fort Lauderdale, but depending on what you want this could be a good thing. Food in the onsite restaurants was excellent. The live poolside music on Sundays is excellent.

Room Tip: We had a pool/ocean view suite, it was lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Our family loved this hotel. Clean, beautiful. Great suites. Wonderful pool and beach.
We will be back. Great staff as well. Thanks to Eden and Jaime. So friendly. Also an excellent photographer. Mike did a fantastic job on our photos!
Thanks for a great trip
Krista N and family

  • Stayed March 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I met my daughter, her roommate and her mother in Ft. Lauderdale for their college spring break. I had never stayed at Lago Mar before, but our travel companions had been there often and always enjoyed it. I was very impressed with this resort. My room was one of the executive suites and it was wonderful and huge, with views of ocean. The employees in the hotel were extremely helpful and pleasant. The breakfast buffet was fabulous and we had a very impressive dinner in the hotel restaurant. The resort is right on a large beautiful beach and is away from all the chaos on the strip. The hotel pools are very pleasant with plenty of seating and lots of lunch and drink options. I will definitely return to Lago Mar someday with my husband.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Was staying there with my wife and kids for one (post-cruise) day. They have nice clean pools and very short walk to the beach with plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas. Food is ok, a bit overpriced but the rest is great.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We couldn't have picked a better location to celebrate my mother's big birthday. I brought my wife and kids, my brother brought his, and my mother met us there. From the moment we arrived, everything was picture-perfect. Spacious, luxurious rooms. Fine dining. Fun activities around the pool - my sons especially enjoyed the swimming, shuffleboard, miniature golf and the oversized outdoor chessboard. Splashing in the waves is always fun, but it's especially nice when you can stretch out in your own private cabana and just watch the kids tire themselves out in the surf. One of the really special things that helped make the trip memorable was the in-house photography service provided by Michael Holmes's 101PhotoServices. We all got just a little dressed up and posed together - on the beach and at various locations in and around Lago Mar. Mike knew all the best spots for shots, and he took nearly 70 photos. We walked away with a package we'll treasure forever - a great way to remember a really great trip!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on one of the upper floors, facing the shore. The view is something else!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Mother daughter retreat in Feb. It was absolutely perfect for what we wanted: Quiet, good service, 1 1/2 baths, incredible balcony, clean beach and friendly. If you stay here it is better to have a car because it is out on a small island area, but the wonderful thing is you can avoid the crazy traffic on the main Ft. Lauderdale drag beach road. It is scenic, restful and relaxing. My only disappointment was the gym area (older equipment), but I used the opportunity to walk on the beach. Wifi was great throughout the resort. The spa was very good for the size (petite)- you can use the steam shower there even when you aren't getting services- caviar pedicure converted my northeastern heels from snaggy to snappy in less than an hour! We loved the mini kitchen too for gluten-free breakfasts. Only other issue was that the pull-out couch was not particularly comfortable but they really never are.

Room Tip: Top floor ocean front are expensive but worth it, palm trees are so high they block many views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Our family first stayed at Lago Mar in the 70s and we came back almost every year until three years ago. The only reason we stopped was that we now live in Fort Lauderdale. We highly recommend the resort. Why? It is one of the few resorts in Fort Lauderdale that is actually on the beach as opposed to being across the street from the beach. The vast majority of their rooms come with a bedroom, a large front room and some type of kitchen facility. Over the years we have had a three bedroom, two bedroom with seperate kitchen and, as our family got smaller, finally a one bedroom unit. They have two pools and are very children and grandchildren friendly. The resort is run like a country club - no cash and the restaurants are open only to guests. Why am I writing a review now? I thought that after close to 40 years of providing many happy memories for our family. They deserved. it. P.S. I picked April 2012 as the date we traveled only because it was the oldest date availabe.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club
Address: 1700 South Ocean Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3705
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#1 Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#4 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club 4*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Fort Lauderdale beachfront resort that is decidedly, and purposefully, different. Understated, not loud. Gracious, not pretentious. Deferential, not presumptuous. In short, a sophisticated retreat where you can appreciate the enduring traditions of genuine hospitality. With its spectacular 500 foot private beach and secluded location emcompassing 10 acres in the exclusive Harbor Beach neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club invites you to discover one of the best vacation resorts to stay in the world. ... more   less 
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