Pack your bags!
Right about now, you’re itching for a getaway. You want to check into a dreamy hotel. Let someone pamper you at a spa. Laze the day away by the pool or splash around in the ocean. And, after months of cooking at home, you’re aching for someone else to do the cooking and the dishes.
Staycation or vacation, Greater Fort Lauderdale is the perfect destination. Even better, with the newly released LauderDeals, there are nearly 70 hotels offering generous promotions through September. Vacationers and locals can expect everything from discounts on room rates, waived resort fees, room upgrades, or generous credits for food and beverage, cabanas, golf, and spa.
Hotels are rewarding guests with lavish resort credits to apply toward whatever they’d like to experience on property. Fancy the idea of $50 a day? Vacation like Jimmy Buffet at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort which boasts eight restaurant concepts, a huge spa, multiple pools, and even a FlowRider for surfing the waves. Along with the $50 credit, they’ll even throw in the towel—literally. Guests receive one complimentary signature Margaritaville beach towel upon check in.
At buzzy The Dalmar in downtown Fort Lauderdale, guests receive a daily $50 food and beverage credit to be used at Sip N Dip, The Terrace Grill, or Rose’s Coffee Bar, and have the chance to extend their vacation with a late checkout. That means more time at the rooftop bar or dipping in the pool overlooking Fort Lauderdale. Element Fort Lauderdale Downtown, housed in the same building as The Dalmar, is also offering the same deal.
For total beach bliss, reserve a room at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, which primely sits on 16 waterfront acres on Fort Lauderdale beach. If you stay two or more nights, you’ll receive 20% off daily rack rates and a $25 daily resort credit. Our pick? Spend it on a treatment at their sprawling spa with its own private pool and amenities like a jacuzzi and steam room.
If you’re most comfortable at smaller places right now, we get it. Check out the adorable Cottages by the Ocean in Pompano Beach for social distancing at its best. These Key West-style cottages are located two blocks from the beach, and each cottage features a kitchen and screened-in porches or patios meant for al fresco meals. The deal: a $100 restaurant certificate with a seven-night stay, or $50 restaurant certificate for a four-night stay.
Let Us Upgrade You
Many of our Greater Fort Lauderdale hotels are offering packages with plenty of perks and upgrades. If you picture yourself floating down a lazy river, enjoying toes-in-the-sand dining, or an indulgent spa treatment overlooking the ocean, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort & Spa is the place to be. The hotel, which feels like a grand home situated on the beach, is offering a “Shelter in Paradise” deal with room rates starting at $399-$899 per night, daily breakfast for two, unlimited in-room movies, and a complimentary bottle of house-select wine. That’s social distancing in style!
If you’re looking for uber-luxury, check in to the oceanfront Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, offering a waived resort fee (normally $40), 50% off valet parking, and a late checkout. At the swanky The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, they’ll upgrade you to the next higher room category when you book at least two nights.
You can live the “suite life” on vacation at Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, where guests staying at least two nights will be upgraded to a suite, and receive complimentary valet parking and a waived resort fee. And, if you’re all about those coveted Atlantic Ocean views, the new and contemporary Hotel Maren Fort Lauderdale Beach will promote you to an ocean view room.
In locally loved Weston, spring for a staycation at the lush Bonaventure Resort & Spa where they’re offering perks like a waived resort fee, suite upgrade, and lots of freebies from parking to continental breakfast for two. Think 23 tropical acres where you can spend all day at the second largest spa in Florida, take a fitness class, and dine around at their numerous restaurants. You’re also near Sawgrass Mills for epic discount shopping.
Living for the Discounts
Twenty seems to be the magic number, with a host of Greater Fort Lauderdale hotels offering 20% off stays. Many of these hotels are also near the cruise port or airport, so your Fort Lauderdale vacation is easy-breezy. Hotels like the Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise are offering 20% off, along with free changes or cancellations up to 24 hours before your stay. Find similar deals at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airport Fort Lauderdale South, Candlewood Suites Airport/Cruise, Springhill Suites by Marriott in both Miramar and by the airport, and more.
An extended vacation for less? Yes, please! At the iconic Riverside Hotel on bustling Las Olas Boulevard, guests who stay two nights receive a third night free. That extra night gives you more time to explore all the nearby eateries, boutiques, and art galleries on Las Olas.
The same deal applies at the Cheston House, a gay men’s guest house that’s a short walk to Fort Lauderdale beach, where in addition to a third night free, guests will also receive comped Wi-Fi and parking.
During LauderDeals, you'll also find savings on things to do and enjoy extra savings with Dine Out Lauderdale and Spa Days. Stay awhile—you might as well save while you’re soaking up all the sun and fun.