Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Beaches

The hotel

Leisure and lazy days are both on offer at Ocean Sky Resort — perched in a prime spot along the white sands of Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy water sports as well as oceanfront mini-golf then relax watching the sun set from the oceanfront pool and Tiki Bar. The recently refurbished bedrooms all feature balconies and sleek new sky blue glass railings. If you fancy a break from the sand, sea and water sports, the downtown district’s shopping, dining and entertainment are just a quick drive away.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Directly on Fort Lauderdale Beach and 15 minutes from Las Olas Boulevard. A 30-minute drive to Port Everglades and 1 hour 10 minutes to Miami's South Beach. Driving time from Miami International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

225 rooms and suites. All with balcony, 32” flat-screen LCD TV with cable and movies, WiFi, alarm clock/radio, telephone, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have partial ocean or intercoastal views with either 1 king-size or 2 double beds sleeping maxium 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Valet or self-parking $20 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Cedar’s Palace (American food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tiki Bar. Room service*.

Heated oceanfront swimming pool. Oversized Jacuzzi. Pool cabanas*. Fitness centre. Water sports (kayaks*, boogie boards*). Mini-golf* (9 holes). Games room/arcade*.

Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Laundry facilities*.

* Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Okay hotel on the ocean

Apr 17, 2021 286loriv

3.5 stars for location and staff. This is a dated hotel on the ocean. The best part is the location directly on the water---you can walk for a long time right on the shore. The staff was quite friendly, but leave your little wristband on, otherwise you may face the wrath of the pool attendant like I did! (I get it--imposter guests are no doubt… Read more
3.5 stars for location and staff. This is a dated hotel on the ocean. The best part is the location directly on the water---you can walk for a long time right on the shore. The staff was quite friendly, but leave your little wristband on, otherwise you may face the wrath of the pool attendant like I did! (I get it--imposter guests are no doubt a problem). Otherwise, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The valets are very quick and even remembered our faces after the first couple of times---didn't even need to remind them of our car make. The carpet is pretty bad and the pool was often too crowded to use. The pool water temp was good. The drinks by the pool were good and the bartender was nice. There was a shaded ledge area on the patio with beach chairs if you want to get out of the sun. Our son who lives locally was allowed to stay for a small fee. The housekeepers came at random hours and once did not come at all, but they did a good job when they finally showed up. The bathroom shower is spacious and updated, otherwise the room itself is very average. The food at the restaurant wasn't anything special. The accommodations are quite average, but I updated a half point because of the nice staff and lovely location. The overall ambience is that of a 1960's hotel that has been minimally updated. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Little disappointed! Not very pleasant front desk attendant.

Apr 15, 2021 ottoa796

First of all, at my arrival, I was bothered by the way I was received by a front desk attendant, his name is Herman, he was not nice at all. He seemed like a robot behind the desk. Only caring about taking my credit card. Not a welcoming face or a smile trying to make us feel welcomed although we were paying $300 a night which in part goes to his… Read more
First of all, at my arrival, I was bothered by the way I was received by a front desk attendant, his name is Herman, he was not nice at all. He seemed like a robot behind the desk. Only caring about taking my credit card. Not a welcoming face or a smile trying to make us feel welcomed although we were paying $300 a night which in part goes to his salary. So, yes Herman, you need to smile and be nice; otherwise, that is not the right job for you. Remember, you are the face of the hotel. The hotel was a little on the pricey side for being a 3 star hotel. It is okay, but it is nothing out of this world. Rooms were large and air conditioning was excellent. Carpets looked old and really dirty. Balconies had a decent sideway view of the ocean but there were no partitions in between rooms. So, it seemed that we had our neighbors right there with us. Big mistake, I want privacy when I am in the balcony and do not want to see my next room neighbor. I wonder if there is any reason for doing this. What can a divider cost? Isn't the guest's privacy important? Overall, we had a great time, but there are things that could be improved. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would come again

Apr 14, 2021 Excursion802670 Maryland

Today is day 3 of 5 at Ocean Sky Hotel. We normally stay at Hilton’s but the Hilton on the beach was booked solid. So we came here. If Hilton was a 10 I would give this place a 6. The positive - it’s beach front & the beach is beautiful. The mattresses are comfy. Coming from someone who owns a sleep number. The rooms are all ocean view. The… Read more
Today is day 3 of 5 at Ocean Sky Hotel. We normally stay at Hilton’s but the Hilton on the beach was booked solid. So we came here. If Hilton was a 10 I would give this place a 6. The positive - it’s beach front & the beach is beautiful. The mattresses are comfy. Coming from someone who owns a sleep number. The rooms are all ocean view. The bathrooms in all rooms are all newly remodeled. The McDonald’s is a 2 minute walk and that was great bc I live off McDonald’s Diet Coke. The negative - they charge for beach chairs & umbrellas on the beach. My family went and bought beach chairs so we just used our own. We did rent a umbrella for $25 a day. The rooms are dated but clean. There is limited counter space in the rooms. The double beds are more like a large single bed. My husband and I are normal size people and we could not sleep together on the bed. Now if u cuddle all night, then you would enjoy these little beds. We did not. Since we traveled with our 17 year old daughter. We went out and got a blow up mattress for her to sleep on. She loved it so it was a win-win. Would I come here again? The answer is-yes. Some many things are within walking distance. The people are friendly. Let me tell you, tip your maids. They will give u extra towels and anything u need. Just for a $2.00 tip. Those women work hard and they need to know they are important. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Place to have Our Wedding!!

Apr 14, 2021 tommyj46226

I celebrated my wedding at Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort last Saturday and I have to say the Staff was Incredible and the Venue was perfect for my family to relax and enjoy a Sunny Vacation! Hassan, the Catering manager, helped us out when my previous Reception Dinner venue fell through, Ocean Sky offered their entire restaurant for 4 hours for us… Read more
I celebrated my wedding at Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort last Saturday and I have to say the Staff was Incredible and the Venue was perfect for my family to relax and enjoy a Sunny Vacation! Hassan, the Catering manager, helped us out when my previous Reception Dinner venue fell through, Ocean Sky offered their entire restaurant for 4 hours for us to have everyone meet and greet the day before the wedding. This set the tone for the weekend! The Patio ceremony was beautiful. The Hotel rooms were very neat and tidy. Overall I would highly recommend Ocean Sky for a Vacation or and Event! Thanks Ocean Sky! you made our day amazing. Read less
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Mar 20, 2021 FRREVIEWS

Rooms were old. A bit of a retirement home odor. Food is bad bad bad ! Service in food court was bad. One fellow in particular. Drinks at the bar were very very weak for $12 ? Then they wonder why we don’t tip well. TIP means TO INSPIRE PROPER SERVICE . It doesn’t mean we have to tip. I don’t see me returning again.