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Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Ranked #58 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Boston, MA
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

After reading some of the negative reviews, we were a bit apprehensive about staying at Bahia Mar. We're Hilton Honors members and are used to getting preferential treatment at the Hilton properties. Still, we were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Yes, it's a bit outdated but the location more than makes up for it. The beach overpass is priceless and the pool area was clean and well appointed. We stayed in room 1610 at the tower. The bathroom fan was extremely loud and was making so much noise, we didn't think we'd get any sleep. We had a very nice engineer come in take a look but he didn't know how to fix it. However, it magically stopped making noise right before we went to bed, although it resumed during the day. The housekeeping was disappointing. Our room didn't get cleaned and we ended up just asking for some fresh towels. Also, the roll-away bed was extremely uncomfortable.
Otherwise, the room was adequate, and the view was amazing. We made no special requests prior to checking in but still ended up with a marina/ocean view room. Thanks, front desk!
All in all, a great value hotel. Given the location, you can stay in one of the more posh and modern hotel but be prepared to pay at least a double for it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Burlington, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

Precruise package. Positive nice bedding, view and location. Negative. Old, dirty, smelly carpet, slow service at the pool bar. Read the fine print, breakfast is a $20 voucher. We were there on Easter Sunday only had a buffet that we could purchase for an extra $7 dollars each (4 of us). Told them this was misleading. but the guy ath the desk said it was an independent company and that was the best they could do and that I should be happy because it was a good deal. Signed up for a ride to port the day before to arrive at 1130. The doorman knew we were outside and ready to go. After a 1/2 hour my husband made him call someone. Black Diamond (the service they use) was not aware they had a pick up. The driver told us he was riding around waiting for something to do.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Momfrombtown
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bahiamar, General Manager at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, responded to this review, May 4, 2011
Thank you very much for posting a review in Trip Advisor. I am disappointed that your visit with us was not as pleasant as we all would have liked. Your feedback is appreciated as it allows me to perfect our service. Please know that I will address your concern with our front office team to ensure this package is handled in a much better way. I do hope that you return in the future and give us the opportunity to impress you with the service.

Sincerely,

Marcos Borras
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2011

I was attedning a conference at the Marriott down the road and wanted to save a few dollars. I saved $70 a night and had a good stay. There are some things to know. If you stay in a marina view room be certain to get a baclony. Otherwise, you will see the water as a goldfish sees your living room. The windows in the non balcony rooms do not open so you cannot experience the outside world as you would like. The place is old but fairly well maintained. It is not the nicest place in FLL but it is entirely comfortable. It is walking distance to where you want to be. The resort credit will allow you to stretch your dollar by allowing food and drink credits at the hotel bar. You should consider this hotel if you are looking for a decent hotel with a lot to offer in the way of location. If you are accustomed to five star - keep looking.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2011

So, I usually don't write reviews, bit felt compelled to do so because of all of the bad reviews that I read prior to my arrival at this hotel. My husband booked this hotel for his conference, and I didn't look at the reviews until we were on the way here. There were many bad reviews that made me very nervous.
That being said, I had nothing to be nervous about. The hotel is very nice and clean. It is right next to the beach and the marina. When we arrived, our first room smelled of stale cigarettes, but we were moved right away to a room that smelled clean and fresh. The hotel is not that out-dated...probably 10 years old, but still in good condition. The staff was very friendly.
My only complaint is that you can't sit out on the balcony of your room, and the restaurant is rather expensive.
This hotel is comparable to any other Radisson that I have stayed at....it is not a five star resort, but I would definitely give four stars.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ck16
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2011

The hotel overall is very nice. With the exception of cosmetics. The bathrooms, carpeting and tv's could use an overhaul. The bed is very comfortable and if you can catch a good promo deal grab it.
That is what makes it really worth your stay.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dakota7553
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Stratton Mountain, Vermont
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

The Bahia Mar Beach Resort is a gem off AlA in Ft. Lauderdale. It offers everything you could possible want for a family beach vacation. The ocean is across the street and the intercostal is on the opposite side of the property. We had great service particuarly from Marcos the best GM, Trish a wonderful Catering Manager, Maria an excellent bartender and Carol Nossett who made sure our stay was so enjoyable. The service level is top notch and the staff is very engaging. We were also able to enjoy the Marina which is run by top executive Kevin Quirk.

The rooms were clean, comfortable and the oceanfront view from our room was breath taking. I highly recommend this Resort to anyone who is looking for a fun reasonable get away.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AnneR_11
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Surrey, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2011

When we arrived, we waited in the lobby for three hours to get our rooms. It was 8:30 in the evening before the rooms were ready! We were travelling with two seniors in their late seventies. We were then insulted with $15.00 meal coupons which had to be used the next day. We were there for three days. One night we ordered a movie. It didn't work so we called the front desk. They said they would call us back and never did. We asked to see the manager several times on all 3 days, but were always told he was in a meeting. I thought customers always came first! We will NEVER use this hotel again!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rjbrandt
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bahiamar, General Manager at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, as much as it hurts me to read poor reviews like yours, they serve our culture of continuous improvement.

Please accept my sincere apologies for what it was a very poor arrival experience; the front office and housekeeping team were not on their best during your stay. After a quick research, we learned that on your arrival day we had rooms that were left in very poor condition, this delayed our housekeeping team significantly; thus your delay with your room. I stress the importance to our Management Team of being available therefore, reading your review was very disappoiting to me.

We obviously have some work to do, thank you and I hope to have the chance to welcoming you again.

Sincerely,

Marcos Borras
General Manager
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Property: Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Address: 801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1629
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 296
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy stunning surroundings and 44 breathtaking acres along the Intracoastal Waterway at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Located near the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel is a water taxi ride away from the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. Stay active with water sports, indulge the option to sail away on a cruise or simply relax on the white sandy beach. Bahia Mar is only a short drive from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades Cruise Terminal. ... more   less 
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