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“Excellent Place: Awesome staff and atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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The Worthington Guest House
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   543 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304   |  
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“Excellent Place: Awesome staff and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Worthington Guest House is awesome. All three resorts are very nice. The staff from office to cleaning to maintenance are all very nice, professional, fun and relaxing. They make the stay worth it. I travel back to this resort every year. I have recommended it to several friends and they have stayed and will definitely return.
I would recommend this resort and the other two for a fun, very relaxing and overall good time atmosphere.
The resort/resorts is/are very clean and sanitary and you feel at ease being there.

I would recommend this place to anyone looking into staying at a gay resort.

Come on guys, make one of the 3 resorts a destination in the upcoming future!!! :-)

Room Tip: The WG House is the upbeat and party side. LOL. All in good fun. The Alcazar is for anyone who wan...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

OK we have all stayed in a gay hotel where the room was crap, AC didnt work, furniture was from Salvation Army and the Queen at the front desk was having more than a bad hair day!!!! THIS RESORT IS NOTHING LIKE THAT! First its 3 smaller hotels all linked together. I gues the owner bougth these one by one and then totally renovated them. You still have you old 1950 tile, windows and trim features in some cases, but they have been professionaly restored and very nicely done. Staff had ZERO attitude and very nice. Breakfast was above average continental style but served in 2 very nice lounges. Grounds are stunning and private. Not a sex hotel so no annoying cruisers or "Smoosh Room" ( That would be nice addition) but 3am at one of the pools was fun on Friday and Saturday night!!! Great place, I'd stay again and recommend you do to...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Newnan, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

It is a excellent place to stay, single or with your other half or groups, every body in the staff are great they will help you on anything of interest. all three pools are nice to hang around and peopple move from one to other, so you can stay by yourself or follow the crowd.

Room Tip: second floor might be more quiet and ask for studios if you prefer a larger room
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I was at the Worthington for the first time from Sept 18 to the 22nd, and I have promised it won't be my last. The grounds of the hotel and it's sister properties (The Alcazar and The Venice) are gorgeous, immaculate, well tended. You can see the effort put into them. The rooms and pools are spacious, overall well-kept, and turned over daily. The best part without doubt was the staff. I don't think there was one single member of the staff who didn't treat me like they were happy I was staying with them and some of them even made me feel like I totally belonged, which is not easy to do with my sometimes-shy behaviour.

I gave it only 4 stars simply because there were some things in the room that could have been better. The alarm clock and the coffee maker in my room didn't work, and the water pressure when taking a shower was extremely low, making showers an almost unpleasant experience. However, these are minor details that did not in any way detract from the GREAT time I had there. I highly recommend this place

Room Tip: They are all good rooms but if you want to see the late-night action, a second or third floor room f...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Jim D, Owner at The Worthington Guest House, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for your review and kind words. I could have easily taken care of the minor problems you expierienced had you mentioned them to us, we need guest feedback to continue to the Best Gay resort in the country. I have looked at room 128, the shower had some particles in the little screen by shower head, I knew what it had to be, as we have great water pressure. The coffee maker was unpluged, someone probably plugged thew phone charger in and we replaced the alarm clock. Thank you for mentioning these items, they have all been addressed.Hope to see you back soon.
Have a great day,
JIM
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed at The Worthington for the fifth time last week. Another great visit and as expected exceptional value and staff. The resort is kept up very well and the rooms are exceptionally clean. We met some great guys and new friends. Thanks again!!!

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Oakland Park, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I highly recommend the Worthington to anyone who is Gay. The staff is extremely customer service orientated and competent. The rooms are very well decorated and immaculately clean. The clothing optional experience was outstanding. If you come to Ft. Lauderdale, the Worthington is the best place to stay and vacation!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was my first visit to FTL & I picked the Worthington because of the great reviews from single travelers, which I was on this trip. The staff was fantastic, friendly & accommodating. The room was very comfortable & exceptionally clean. All 3 properties joined together made it nice to pick where you want to lounge. The workout room is a bit small but has great cardio, weights & versatile Cybex machine. Breakfast was typical hotel continental, nothing special. Location was perfect, a few blocks from the beach and about 10 minutes by car to Wilton Manor, the gayborhood. The weekend I was there the crowd was mostly middle-aged (which I am) and mostly bear (which I am not) and I was told by several guests this is typical for this property. I visited two other male guesthouses while I was there and was not that impressed. The Worthington properties were definitely the nicest.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Property: The Worthington Guest House
Address: 543 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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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 36 Specialty Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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