The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Beaches

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The hotel

Florida's first AAA Five Diamond hotel – need we say any more?! The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is glamorous yet unpretentious with it’s nautical design, comfy seating areas and relaxed ambience. Only the highway separates the hotel from the beachfront, but with a pedestrian bridge you’ll have your toes in the sand in minutes. Alternatively, plot up in a poolside cabana on the elevated deck looking over the Atlantic with it’s dedicated bar and food service at hand to meet your needs. With an expansive fitness centre overlooking the Intracoastal waterway and a spa that offers it’s own happy hour you can ensure your mind and body are well looked after. When it’s time to explore further afield, mainland Los Olas Boulevard is the place to go, just a short water taxi ride away, for which you’ll receive daily complimentary tickets from the hotel.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Just across from the beach within walking distance of Las Olas Boulevard with its range of shops and restaurants. Driving time from Miami International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms have private balconies, bathrobes, hairdryer, in-room safe, WiFi (included in resort fee), 55inch LCD TV, complimentary morning newspaper and tea/coffee-making service,  with daily housekeeping.

Intracoastal View rooms are located on floors 7-14 and have a balcony overlooking the waterways, with 1 king-size bed and chaise lounge; sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Partial Ocean View rooms are located on floors 7-14 with a private balcony and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds plus chaise lounge; sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Oceanfront View rooms are located on floors 7-14 with a private balcony and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds plus chaise lounge; sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Oceanfront Suites are located on floors 7-14, and have a full balcony with direct views of the Atlantic Ocean. There is a living area with sleeper sofa, and a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed; sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Oceanfront One Bedroom Residential Suites are located on floors 15-17 and feature a full balcony with sea views, kitchenette with induction stove top, blender, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, living room with sleeper sofa and dining room. The bedroom has 1 king-size bed; sleeping maximum 3 adults.

The Ritz-Carlton residential suite has Full balcony with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway as well as an extra spacious living area and dining room, fully equipped kitchenette and access to the club lounge included. The bedrooms has 1 king-size bed; sleeping maximum 3 adults.

2 bedroom residential suites have either intracoastal or oceanfront views, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus Kitchenette, dining room and living room with sleeper sofa.There are king-size beds in each bedroom; sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Club rooms include access to the Club Lounge; with exclusive amenities including complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day, private TV and computer station and a Club Concierge to assist with any requests.

Valet Parking: $48 overnight. Complimentary water taxi pass included within resort fee.

Burlock Coast (Seafood restaurant set along the waterfront, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunches). Poolside café (outdoor dining on the pool deck open from 11am-5pm daily). In-room dining available*.

Swimming pool with private cabanas*. Beach side towel and chair service. Spa*. Fitness centre. Exclusive privileges at members-only Grande Oaks Golf Course. Bike rental. Pool table*.

Laundry service*. Business centre. Concirge service. Boutique store.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale assesses a $45 daily resort fee per room, per night (payable locally, fee subject to change).

Fee includes: Two beach chairs and one beach umbrella per day – Two bottles of Ritz-Carlton water, per day at the beach or pool – Two signature resort cocktails, per day at Burlock Coast – One hour fitness class, per day – Enhanced in-room guest WiFi – Two, four hour bike rentals – One water taxi pass, per day. Resort fee and inclusions are subject to change and availability.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great overnight in Ft. Lauderdale

May 11, 2022 cst0ne Livingston, New Jersey

Arrived early at the Ritz Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale and relaxed by the pool until our room was ready. Minke at the front desk upgraded us to an oceanfront room which was larger and allowed us to spread out and enjoy the beautiful view. Steven the bellman was incredibly friendly and helped with our bags, and Monica at the pool was very attentive.… Read more
Arrived early at the Ritz Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale and relaxed by the pool until our room was ready. Minke at the front desk upgraded us to an oceanfront room which was larger and allowed us to spread out and enjoy the beautiful view. Steven the bellman was incredibly friendly and helped with our bags, and Monica at the pool was very attentive. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to our return back in the near future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Splendid in every way! Very accessible

Apr 24, 2022 little16 Bonita Springs, Florida

Stayed one night before taking a cruise. Arrived around 11:30am and was welcomed with open arms. The staff was so friendly and helpful. We ate lunch at the onsite Burlock Coast. Had a lovely chicken dish with the ocean right across the street. After lunch our room was ready and they had upgraded us to an ocean front, one bedroom suite which… Read more
Stayed one night before taking a cruise. Arrived around 11:30am and was welcomed with open arms. The staff was so friendly and helpful. We ate lunch at the onsite Burlock Coast. Had a lovely chicken dish with the ocean right across the street. After lunch our room was ready and they had upgraded us to an ocean front, one bedroom suite which came in very handy since I use a scooter to get around. The main bathroom had a perfect roll in shower. The bed was also low which never happens these days. The hotel is fantastic in every way, the staff, location (3 miles to FLL port), food, services etc. We will be back. Thank you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do NOT waste your money on this worn hotel

Apr 6, 2022 tinacX6987RJ

I’ll start out by sharing what’s good about this old tired property. The staff and the service. From the time we arrived, the staff have been great. Everyone from the front desk to housekeeping have been wonderful. Now I’ll share why you should not waste your money on this old, tired, decrepit hotel. First, we booked this hotel based on the… Read more
I’ll start out by sharing what’s good about this old tired property. The staff and the service. From the time we arrived, the staff have been great. Everyone from the front desk to housekeeping have been wonderful. Now I’ll share why you should not waste your money on this old, tired, decrepit hotel. First, we booked this hotel based on the images we saw on the website. That was complete false advertising. Shame on us for being enticed by fake imagery. We thought we were getting a suite when in actuality it was photos from their club level lounge. After our initial dismay, we accepted it and decided to make the best of it. Well, I’m a details person and the things we’ve experienced have been subpar at best — and add insult to injury with the price of this place! When you’re paying as much as we did, I expect value for value. Here’s a list of what’s terrible about this property. 1) cracked bathroom window 2) cracked shower tiles 3) no make-up mirror 4) thin, hard towels 5) no water glasses in the bathroom 6) no dining table in the room 7) no screen on the patio doors; birds promptly flew into our room 8) dirty patio with cigarette butts in the scant planters 9) two small, dirty chairs on the patio 10) old painted chipped, thin cushioned chaise pool chairs 11) damaged pool that needs resurfacing 12) screeching speaker at the pool 13) dirty window in the Club Level Lounge 14) old, worn, dirty astroturf around the pool 15) bug cocoons all over the walls outside our room Do not waste your money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel,staff and beautiful people

Mar 29, 2022 T7099CDcarolyns

This place is amazing-not only for the first class accommodations, but for the amazing staff! I can’t thank you all enough for making my vacation amazing! Rubin and the outside beach staff ROCK!! I can’t remember the last time I had such great service with great people- also the grounds are beautiful !
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Mar 29, 2022 649feliciar

We stayed at the Ritz in Ft Lauderdale. Our most favorite part of each day was being greeted at the beach by Reuben who works for the Ritz in Ft Lauderdale. Reuben was very attentive, kind, always had a smile on his face and truly couldn’t do enough for us. We wish we could give him ten stars! Thank you Reuben for the service you provided to us at… Read more
We stayed at the Ritz in Ft Lauderdale. Our most favorite part of each day was being greeted at the beach by Reuben who works for the Ritz in Ft Lauderdale. Reuben was very attentive, kind, always had a smile on his face and truly couldn’t do enough for us. We wish we could give him ten stars! Thank you Reuben for the service you provided to us at the beach! You went above and beyond! If you’re staying in the area around the Ritz see Reuben for your beach rentals he’s amazing. Read less