Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Beaches

The hotel

Recently renovated, the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale oozes style and sophistication. One of the many great things about the hotel is its location — set along seven miles of Fort Lauderdale’s coastline, it is walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes and nightlife, and just minutes from the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District and Las Olas Boulevard. It's also easy to jump on a trolley bus so you can explore more of the area. Modern and comfortable guest rooms have luxurious bedding and designer furnishings making for a bright and airy feel yet perfect for that all-important good night's sleep. If you enjoy great food in a contemporary setting, you'll love the Bistro, a casual beachfront restaurant and the ideal spot for breakfast before your relaxing day on the beach.

Amenities

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

Where is it

Across the street from the sandy beach. On the corner of Sunrise Boulevard, minutes from the Las Olas Arts & Entertainment District and Port Everglades.

Hotel information

240 rooms and suites on 13 floors. Each has designer furnishings, air-conditioning, LCD TV, telephone with alarm clock and MP3 compatibility, free WiFi, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe Ocean Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and views of the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are slightly larger and feature panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Easy access to trolley services. Valet parking $30 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Bistro (casual beachfront dining, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), lobby bar, poolside bar.

Infinity-edge outdoor swimming pool with sun deck, cabanas and lounge chairs. 24-hour fitness center. Spa suite for treatments.

Free WiFi throughout hotel. Room service*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $40 plus tax per room, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Beach loungers - Internet access - Local phone calls - In-room coffee - In-room bottled water. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extending a Cruise Vacation

Jan 21, 2020 Sue T

We wanted to extend our vacation for a few days after our cruise docked in Fort Lauderdale. We chose this hotel for value, proximity to Port Everglades and the airport, and its access to Fort Lauderdale Beach. This is an older but recently updated hotel, distinguished by a graceful curved facade that affords long, panoramic views of the ocean and… Read more
We wanted to extend our vacation for a few days after our cruise docked in Fort Lauderdale. We chose this hotel for value, proximity to Port Everglades and the airport, and its access to Fort Lauderdale Beach. This is an older but recently updated hotel, distinguished by a graceful curved facade that affords long, panoramic views of the ocean and beach. Our king room on the 12th floor was clean, quiet and quite comfortable. We appreciated the in-room Keurig, free WIFI, large flat-screen TV and 2 complimentary drink tickets that are provided. There’s a small courtyard pool that proved a comfortable and welcome refuge from the wind, with attentive bar service and food available from the hotel's Steel Pan restaurant. Steel Pan also has an attractive open-air deck fronting the ocean which looks inviting except for a continuous flow of 5-lane traffic that detracts from the ambiance. Hotel guests enjoy a daily complimentary hors d’oeurves from 4-5 pm, and Happy Hour priced drinks in the Steel Pan bar from 4-7. The Galleria Mall is a 10-min walk away with good shopping and upscale dining options. There are also a number of casual restaurants in the general vicinity for lunch or dinner, but you’ll walk quite a ways to find a full service breakfast option anywhere outside the hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sonesta Hotel is Becoming an Excellent Conference Site

Jan 20, 2020 NinaFox2007 Hilo, Hawaii

I have attended conferences several times at the Sonesta Hotel. The experience gets better and better. The service staff is top notch, especially Zori who was customer-focused and made sure everyone had what was needed. While the conference staff was excellent, the room cleaners could improve. Three days in a row we had torquiest that our room be… Read more
I have attended conferences several times at the Sonesta Hotel. The experience gets better and better. The service staff is top notch, especially Zori who was customer-focused and made sure everyone had what was needed. While the conference staff was excellent, the room cleaners could improve. Three days in a row we had torquiest that our room be cleaned. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great views and friendly staff

Jan 20, 2020 Ig4646

Took my father down to escape New England winter and Sonesta was a great choice. Did a lot of searching around and glad I picked this hotel. The views were amazing and Evelyn at the front desk was a rockstar, she made our stay! Location is walking distance from anything you would need (food, bars, liquor store, museum, beach across st). A short… Read more
Took my father down to escape New England winter and Sonesta was a great choice. Did a lot of searching around and glad I picked this hotel. The views were amazing and Evelyn at the front desk was a rockstar, she made our stay! Location is walking distance from anything you would need (food, bars, liquor store, museum, beach across st). A short Uber ride to las olas blvd. Would reccomend to all. Someone give Evelyn a raise!!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Choice for Fort Lauderdale

Jan 20, 2020 MaxmaxlJ7035KT Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom

The Sonesta hotel is slightly out of the main hotel collection which is a great benefit as it is much quieter. One observation is that this area does attract a few vagrants on the beach, however they were no trouble and did not hassle. The hotel is coming towards the end of a major refurbishment. Loved the dual aspect rooms. Constructive… Read more
The Sonesta hotel is slightly out of the main hotel collection which is a great benefit as it is much quieter. One observation is that this area does attract a few vagrants on the beach, however they were no trouble and did not hassle. The hotel is coming towards the end of a major refurbishment. Loved the dual aspect rooms. Constructive feedback for the management team - during our 6 night stay four day the room was not serviced until after 4pm (as a result of large corporate check out I presume). This is not ideal as guests are ready to make their way back to their accommodation at this time after a day on the beach or exploring. Secondly the resort feed do not include a sun parasol this is an extra charge payable on the beach. This encourages guests to possibly over expose on sun and is not in the spirit of an inclusive resort fee. All in all a good choice for visiting Fort Lauderdale with some exceptions. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect beach location

Jan 19, 2020 W8225KImaryc Sandy Hook, Connecticut

Great hotel. From the moment you walk through the door, the pleasant smell of clean hits you. The warm greetings by the staff all make you feel so welcome and relaxed. Great views from the rooms. Nice restaurant and pool. A must place to stay when in the area.