Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Beaches

Virgin rating

The hotel

Oozing style and sophistication, one of the many great things about the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale is where it is. Set just steps from the 7-mile stretch of sands, you can be jumping in those lapping waves in no time. But it’s not all about the beach. You’ll love the relaxing, calm infinity-edge pool, and the spa suite where you can treat yourself to a massage. The restaurant is a cool twist of Caribbean and American food, and not forgetting the tasty cocktails!

Amenities

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

Where is it

Across the street from Fort Lauderdale's 7-mile stretch of sandy beach. On the corner of Sunrise Boulevard, minutes from the Las Olas Arts & Entertainment District. A 20-minute drive to Port Everglades and 1 hour to Miami's South Beach. Driving time from Miami International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

240 rooms and suites on 13 floors. All with air-conditioning, 49" LCD TV, telephone with alarm clock and MP3 compatibility, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, Keurig coffee machine, Coco Mango bath amenities, and iron and board. Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are 300-350 sq ft and have views of the grounds and the ocean, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Preferred Ocean Rooms are on floors 9 and 10 and are 300-350 sq ft, with floor-to-ceiling windows, views of the beach and ocean and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Curved Rooms are 350 sq ft and have views of the beach and ocean and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Preferred Ocean Corner Rooms are 300 sq ft and have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the ocean, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suites are 385 sq ft and have views of Birch State Park and intracoastal waterways or the ocean, with 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 2 adults and 1 child.

Valet parking $38 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Steelpan (Caribbean-American fusion, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Lobby bar. Room service*.

Daily entertainment including cheese and wine evenings, ice cream hour and yoga on the beach (selected days and times, enquire at reception).

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

Complimentary WiFi.

This hotel has a resort fee of $35 plus tax per room, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - 2 welcome drinks - 2 bottles of water daily per room - 2 beach chairs daily per room (umbrella not included) - Upgraded high-speed WiFi - In-room Keurig coffee machine - Unlimited local and long distance calls - 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.

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May 19, 2022 AtwoZ Aurora, Canada

My wife and I stayed 4 nights at this property. We used the loungers provided on the beach and by the pool. You get 2 towel cards for 2 towels per card. The towels need to be collected at the ppol area and can be taken to the beach. We had room service breakfast each morning, one lunch by the pool and one dinner at the hotel restaurant. All… Read more
My wife and I stayed 4 nights at this property. We used the loungers provided on the beach and by the pool. You get 2 towel cards for 2 towels per card. The towels need to be collected at the ppol area and can be taken to the beach. We had room service breakfast each morning, one lunch by the pool and one dinner at the hotel restaurant. All meals were good to great. There is an automatic 18% gratuity added to all meals. The pricing for food is quite reasonable though. As for the hotel, we stayed in a King room facing the ocean. It was worth the small upgrade that we were offered by the booking site. The view was amazing. The room had a safe, small fridge, desk with chair and plenty of drawers in the dressers, 9 drawers in total, I believe. There is a closet with an ironing bd and iron that we did not use. A hair dryer and plenty of towels were provided. You could get the room cleaned if you called to ask for this service before noon. We did not use this service. Overall it was a great stay. I think this was our 3rd stay at this hotel. The first one with an ocean view, I believe. We would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for time at the beach or pool to relax. We did notice that this hotel is frequented by airline crews Read less
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May 16, 2022 V4855HXlaural

Rafael is a lovely man who not only provided an excellent service but was very kind and remembered my family who visited Fort Lauderdale the same time last year. He’s genuine, hard working and always greets us with a smile!
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May 15, 2022 Blessed-Together

My wife and I were looking for a nice place to stay while celebrating her birthday and we could not have found a better place. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Hotel manager , Mr. Diaz , was extremely kind and informative and in fact - he was one of the primary reasons my wife and I decided to book a room at this beautiful Hotel. The room… Read more
My wife and I were looking for a nice place to stay while celebrating her birthday and we could not have found a better place. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Hotel manager , Mr. Diaz , was extremely kind and informative and in fact - he was one of the primary reasons my wife and I decided to book a room at this beautiful Hotel. The room was very nice, the bed very comfortable , and the view - just spectacular !!!. We would recommend this Hotel for all who are looking for a Great Hotel at a Great location. - The Alexanders (C & D). Read less
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May 15, 2022 A5036GFaudreyr

This is my second time staying at the Sonesta. Last May I came with some girl friends and this year I brought my Mom. On both visits we found Rafael who works on the beach to be very welcoming and friendly. He remembered us from last year and always has a smile on his face. I see him interacting with all the guests on the beach and he seems to… Read more
This is my second time staying at the Sonesta. Last May I came with some girl friends and this year I brought my Mom. On both visits we found Rafael who works on the beach to be very welcoming and friendly. He remembered us from last year and always has a smile on his face. I see him interacting with all the guests on the beach and he seems to make everyone feel very comfortable and they enjoy talking to him and having a laugh. I work in the restaurant business in New York so I know how important good customer service is. Rafael is definitely good at his job and enjoys what he does. Read less
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May 14, 2022 Cronan1997

Rafael is AMAZING!! Made our trip 10x better. Great service and friendly staff. Will be returning soon! Hotel is in a great location just steps from the beach. Comes with complementary beach chairs and towels.