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The Worthington Guest House
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

If you're looking for an EROTIC, no-attitude resort for gay men, this is the place. I've stayed at the Worthington/Alcazar on several occasions over the years and never have been disappointed. The staff are friendly and accommodating, the rooms are clean, fresh, and affordable (especially compared to those of nearby resorts), and the grounds are immaculate (and always getting better). The housekeepers are over-the-top friendly and consistently exude warmth through smiles, laughter, and prompt assistance with any needs or concerns you may have. As for the guests, most are in their mid-30s-50s, professional, in-shape, gregarious, and without "attitude." That said, the occasional "twink" or "twink couple" choose to stay at this resort, but if you're under 30, you may find few who share your decade of birth; likewise, men over 60 are a rare breed here as well, though not without occasional representation.
Favorites: the TWO 24-hour pools and the large hot tub; private atmosphere; lush grounds; clean and up-to-date facilities (including the pools, weight room, rooms, and grounds); friendly staff; convenient location (near the beach, restaurants, and shopping...but not the bars, unfortunately); day-passes for visitors, specifically locals and men staying is less-desirable resorts; outdoor music poolside; lots of frisky play at all hours; always a decent crowd over the weekend; happy hour on Saturday; beach towels.
Criticisms: the daily breakfast, while pretty decent, needs to include somewhat higher-quality prepackaged danishes/muffins/bagels; the outdoor music is completely eliminated around 8:00 PM, though simply lowering the volume would be sufficient in order to please both late-night swimmers and sleepy guests. That's it... Those are my criticisms of this resort...hardly worth mentioning, yet hopefully taken into consideration.
If you want a fun, affordable, "playful" environment where clothing is optional and "attitude" is minimal, consider the Worthington/Alcazar Guest House. However, if you do stay at this resort, be prepared to mingle!!!

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Reviewed July 25, 2011

Myself and my partner choose this location for a last minute trip to Fort Lauderdale for a Tues - Sun getaway. After a google search, and looking over multiple websites, we choose Worthington House / Alcazar Resort based mainly on pictures and price. We had an awesome time. Staff were very welcoming from the minute we walked in. Check in was speedy, room was very clean and spacious, Pool decks were nicely landscaped with plenty of seating to enjoy the sun. There were multiple people we spoke with at the resort that were staying at nearby places, but had friends @ the worthington and said it was a much better deal when compared. Would recommend to any gay men planning a trip to Ft. Lauderdale area. Can't wait to plan another trip to this resort ourselves.

Only suggestion to owners would would be to add area rugs around beds and at entry.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Stayed here three nights last week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) and had an excellent time! The resort is very clean and beautifully landscaped, the staff are so accommodating and friendly, the rooms are nice and the beds are very comfortable. The room I had (322) had a great view of the pool area and Ft. Lauderdale Beach and was nicely appointed! Will definitely be back here again, was my first time at this guesthouse (usually stay at a different one but wanted to try this one) and I was more than satisfied! Can't wait for my next visit...

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

I perhaps stayed there the longest out of all the guests - 5 weeks in all- so enough time to get the impression of everything.Only one word needs to be said about absolutely everything, whether its the staff and owner, rooms, pool,grounds, atmosphere, friendliness and nothing is too much to help you - FABULOUS
I would not stay anywhere else!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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jdurhanFt_Lauderdale, Owner at The Worthington Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2011

Thank you David, reading this review makes my day. I am so happy you had an awesome stay.The entire team here strives to make everyone's stay a memorable one. Have a great day!
JIM

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Reviewed June 27, 2011

We arrived on Monday June 20th.......We left Friday June 24th....What a great place....The Staff was so nice andVERY CUSTOMER SERVICE FRIENDLY....we felt like they were family we hadnt seen in in a while....The ENTIRE RESORT WAS SO CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL, the room was top quality VERY RELAXING....In all my years of traveling this was THE BEST CHOICE WE EVER MADE...we had no idea what to expect....I would ask everyone to GO THERE...YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY......very affordable and everyone that was at the resort during our stay there was VERY NICE!.....the WORTHINGTON is right in the heart of everything...walking distance to all ..........we are planning our next stay as we speak......5*****5*****5......Thanks so much! we really enjoyed our time in Ft Lauderdale.....James & Keith

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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jdurhanFt_Lauderdale, Owner at The Worthington Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2011

Thank you for the kind words, I am so happy to hear you had a great time at our resort. We continue to raise the bar in Gay accommodations. Have a great day !
Warm regards,
Jim Durhan

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Reviewed June 23, 2011

My partner and I have stayed at different guesthouses in Ft. Lauderdale, but I'll have to say, we were most impressed with the Worthington. Our accommodations were luxurious, and it was an all-around peaceful and enjoyable vacation. Steve, Dennis, and the other gentleman were so attentive and hospitable. Samantha, the cat, was a delight. The pool and hot tub make you forget all your cares. You cannot go wrong staying here; it's a real treat.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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jdurhanFt_Lauderdale, Owner at The Worthington Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2011

Thank you for your kind review, I'm the "other gentlemen" lol... Glad you enjoyed yourselves. I'll pass your compliment to Sam as well. Have a great day, hope to see you back soon.
Warm regards,
JIM

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Reviewed June 16, 2011

We booked the Worthington for the 6th time and all we can say is that this plave is great. Its quiet but handy for everything, clothing optional sunbathing, decent breakfast included served up to 10.30. Rooms are clean and bright with private w.c. and showers/baths. ALl have cable TV and direct dial phones and free wi-fi. We found some building work taking place over our last visit and this did not bother us one bit. The managment/owners seem to spend a bit of time and money keeping the place together and making improvments as something has been done every time we return.

Room Tip: ask for a lower room if possable
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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jdurhanFt_Lauderdale, Owner at The Worthington Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2011

Thank you, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are always doing our best to make our resort the finest on Ft. Lauderdale Beach. We are the longest running & the largest Gay Owned resort in Ft. Laudedale. Hope to see you back soon.
Warm regards,
JIM Durhan

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Address: 543 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4020
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $141 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Worthington Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Worthington is the largest Gay clothing optional men's resort in North America. Three buildings, 63 rooms, 3 pools, two Hot tubs, free Continental breakfast, free parking, and just steps to the Beach. ... more   less 
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