Stay by the sand and soak up every inch of the seashore before falling asleep to the sounds of crashing waves. Greater Fort Lauderdale's 23 miles of Blue Wave beaches are an easy walk from many hotels, restaurants, and activities. Find the right beachfront hotel for your sun-kissed getaway here.
Bring the Kids
The beach can provide hours of fun for everyone from toddlers to teens, so bring the family with you and spend your vacation at one of the many kid-friendly beach hotel options. Go from pajamas to swim trunks and back again with resorts, hotels, and apartments just a few blocks from—or right on—the beach.
The Wyndham Sea Gardens offers a play area and game room to entertain your tots and plenty of laundry facilities for clean up after the fun. Or, enjoy nine-hole mini golf at Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort. The resort also offers kayak and jet-ski rentals sure to please adventurous youngsters.
For those times when you need a break from the babies, there are several adults-only beach hotels. Many of these options, like Cheston House and Pineapple Point Guesthouse & Resort, are also geared towards the LGBT+ community. These guesthouses and resorts let you unwind without worrying about stepping on a Lego or having to accommodate to children.
Although there are plenty of fantastic dining options around the beach, sometimes, after a day of fun in the sun, it’s nice to have a meal close to your room. Savor a Cuban sandwich on the patio of the Riptide Oceanfront Hotel Tiki Bar & Restaurant, featuring live music seven days a week. For travelers looking for something slightly more refined, the brand-new Costa Hollywood Beach Resort features artisanal bites, Italian specialties, and exotic coffees from around the world. Or, pull up a barstool and dine in paradise at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Relax by the fire pit or the oceanfront deck and order steaks, seafood, and, of course, plenty of margaritas! For seafood fare and tropical cocktails, head on over to the historic and world-famous Wreck Bar at B Ocean Resort where you can enjoy the beauty of live mermaids from a porthole view.
Need to unwind? How about a spa by the beach? The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale offers aqua-inspired treatments, including one called Intuitive Ocean where your body is smoothed with sea salts before getting wrapped in skin-nourishing marine mud. For signature massages with optional enhancements like aromatherapy and hot stones, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa has a full menu of services and you can even get your message seaside.
From microwaves to chef-caliber kitchens, check out apartment-style living with studio, one, two, and even three-bedroom options. For folks in search of exercise beyond an ocean swim or a run on the beach, hotels like W Fort Lauderdale and Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach offer premium full-service gyms to keep you in shape. And, for travelers hoping to stay eco-friendly while on the go, we’ve even got a list of beach hotels that have met the Florida Green Lodging standards, so you can feel good about protecting the natural resources you’re here to enjoy.