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“THE PERFECT FLORIDA VACATION” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

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Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Ranked #54 of 135 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Brook Park, Ohio
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“THE PERFECT FLORIDA VACATION”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed at Bahia Mar April 2013 and had a great time. It is the location perfect with a walkway going directly to the beach. We were on the 7th floor with a wonderful view. The hotel was kept very clean. The room we stayed in was very nice with a comfortable bed. There was a small balcony that offered a great view of the beach, pool and marina. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. They ALL greated us with a smile. Warm cookies at the desk was a nice touch. There is a deli on the property with good food that you could eat there or take to the beach. The water taxi stop is just a short walk from the hotel and the trolly runs in front so we had no need to rent a car. The taxi ride from the airport was just $18 plus tip for the two of us. We will definetly return next year.

Room Tip: We selected the partial ocean view room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We recently stayed at the Bahia Mar with a group consisting of high school water polo players and parents, and had an excellent stay.

The reservation staff, both online and in the group office was very informed and helpful in getting us the best rate for our group.

The tower rooms were exceptional for the adults, with updated decor, beautiful ocean views, and kitchenettes. The marina rooms were more than ample for the girls, and the in room refridgerators were great.

The pool area, with the workout facility, bar and restaurant was a welcome respite for the players and parents alike after practices, in the evening and all day to gather with plenty of space

We would recommend this facility, as well as the All About Food take out food restaurant on property.

Room Tip: Facing the ocean on the high floor of towers, give a quite beautiful view of the ocean
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Perfect hotel: Well located Very comfortable bed Big rooms Very nice staff Not too close to all the other hotels, so it's like you have the beach for your own...! Nice facilities, swimming pool, tennis, gym All the minimum needed to spend fabulous time on the beach, and at the pool. Very good value for your money.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I was placed in one if the annexes, which appear to be old motels that were added to the property at a later date. I had to be moved the first time, as the air conditioner could not keep the room cool even in January. First room also had severe water damage to the ceiling. Next room was in better shape, but still unacceptable. Room reminded me if a Myrtle Beach motel, and was not up to par with the gorgeous Ft. Lauderdale surroundings.

  • Stayed February 2013
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bahiamar, General Manager at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Our staff is dedicated to providing guests with comfortable and enjoyable surroundings. Thanks for letting us know that we have a bit of room for improvement so we can address them with our staff. I apologize for the inconvenience and am glad we could accommodate you with a room change. Please come back and let us know what you think and allow us the opportunity to show you our changes.

Kind regards,

Marcos Borras
marcos.borras@hilton.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed at the hotel for the Tortuga Music festival- location was perfect. I had been to the hotel many times for events, but had never stayed in hotel. It is an older hotel that has been updated with fresh paint and decorations. The room was good size, comfy beds and linens and fluffy towels. Balcony was really like a "juliet" balcony- just room to stand- but view was awesome. The furnishing were okay, chairs in the room were plastic? like fancier outdoor furniture, it is a hotel on the beach, I guess.Okay to sit in for a bit, but not if you want to relax and read a book. Room was quiet, we were on the 12th floor. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Room had a refrigerator and microwave. Pool area was nice, with pool bar that had food service. W live about 11 miles from hotel, not sure I would stay again unless for event.

Room Tip: Oceanfront is the only way to go
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this property and went for the beach view room. Since beach is on the other side of the road and the road gets busy the room was noisy but the view is good. The room is pretty stark for the price you pay but the beds are comfortable. The location of the hotel is excellent that you can walk to the beach and and there is a fast food place right next to hotel so having breakfast and lunch doesn't have to be pricey. The parking is valet or self for pretty much the same price. Overall above average because of location.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Afher we stayed in Double Tree Miami last year, we were full of confidence to stay at another Double Tree, in april 2013 in Fort Lauderdale. We shouldn't have done that. The room was ok, but don't get excited over the balcony, you can't sit on it. Beds are good. Bathroom is poor. Doors were almost hanging out and the bathroom was in need of serious maintenance. If you go for a breakfast, eat outside or bring extra clothes because inside it's freezing. Breakfast itself was very good, service varied by person (we had a very kind waiter outside, but the table seater was so slow). Staff at the reception is very kind. So there were good points but not comparable by the visit in Miami, so we won't return here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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bahiamar, General Manager at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We so sorry to hear that our services and the temperature in our dining area was inconsistent. I'm sharing your feedback with our team and will work to ensure we do a better job of making our guests feel comfortable. We hope that you'll come back to see our changes.

Warm regards,

Marcos Borras
marcos.borras@hilton.com
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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
#22 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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