Recommend for one day stay and for cruisers.
Excellent staff, these folks are one of the best resort staffs we've ever had! Location for both beach and marina; room size was very big - main room, separate room for hanging clothes and getting dressed and storing luggage and very nice sized bathroom. Several nice places to eat in the area; call front desk if you need a small fridge and they will bring one to your room; pool area was also very nice.
Building is old and the rooms can have small problems you'll notice after a couple of days. Getting your room cleaned can be a major chore (send me an email for particulars). Prices are very high (example - beer was $7) and a small breakfast buffet was $13. Furniture in room was in dispair and tv was very old.
We stayed at the Bahia Mar for four days and while the place is very old, the service was excellent. We stayed there since they have smoking rooms, and believe me, it's getting very hard to find a hotel where you can smoke at in Florida.
Anyway, our room had a full port view and partial ocean view, which was perfect for us. It was wonderful watching the ships (5 sat, 6 sun, 3 mon & 0 on tue) come in to port and leave later in the day. The rooms have a very small balconies, just big enough to step outside, however it was good enough for us. We could open the sliding glass doors and get a very nice breeze and also hear the ships horns during muster drill and leaving the port.
Very nice walkway (above ground) to both beach and pool area.
Very close (3 minute walk) to water taxi which we used all the time.
We spent about an hour a day in the mornings outside of the lobby chatting with folks who were getting ready to cruise. Wonderful way to start the day!
As said above, for cruisers this place is hard to beat for one night.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bahia Mar Beach Hotel
- Bahia Mar Beach Resort
- Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale
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