Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 3949 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Excellent 3-day weekend at Sonesta

    Reviewed by asiganamadrid(Washington DC, District of Columbia) on Jan 27, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    I took a solo 3-day weekend before starting a new job to escape the cold of the northern US, and decided to do so in Ft. Lauderdale and I settled on the Sonesta. I arrived a little after midnight on a Thursday I was checked in quickly. I went up to the room and hotel was quiet and I soon went to sleep. The room was spotless and the bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows. A safe, mini-fridge (no mini bar) and iron+ironing board are provided. I booked an "Ocean Curve" room, and I awoke to a glorious view of the ocean from the 9th floor. Even though the hotel is on A1A, I did not hear any street noise. The window is very large and you can actually feel the sun through it. There were adequate plugs and charging outlets for my various devices, and the TV's HDMI port was easily accessible, so I could display video from my computer. The internet easy to access and speedy. The bathroom was also quite nice and featured a circular rainfall shower head. Aside from the room, I took advantage of the pool area, the gym, and the beachside loungers. The pool is about what you would expect -- some sun loungers, tables and a couple of outdoor couches. The gym was quite nice for a hotel gym, featuring a set of dumbbells up to 50lbs, a couple of ellipticals and treadmills, some lighter kettlebells, and a workout station with various weight/pulleys and a rope pull. There is a section of the beach right across from the hotel where you can use their sun loungers, but you have to bring the towel from the pool area and umbrellas are extra (I forgot how much, as I did not use one). I had a late flight out on my last day, and the front desk staff stored my bags and I was allowed use of all the amenities until my departure. My only wish was that there was a vending machine somewhere in the building, but there is a 24 hour 7-11 a short walk around the corner, so no big deal there. Lastly, there are not a lot of dining options within walking distance of the hotel, so plan to drive or take a taxi if you want a nicer meal. In general, I had a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to stay here in the future.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Service

    Reviewed by christinasC2548MU() on Jan 25, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Our bartender, Joe, was the best bartender ever. Extremely nice, friendly & funny. 5 stars for sure. Also he makes the best mojitos ever. Be sure to ask for Joe when visiting the bar at Sonesta, you will leave happy!

    Very good stay

    Reviewed by GlenLovesPV() on Jan 25, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Right on the beach this was a very nice place to stay for a week over the holidays. Comfortable room. Friendly and easy check in and out. Excellent pool and fitness center that we used daily during our stay. Recommended.

    Excellent service and bar drinks

    Reviewed by BethAGG() on Jan 24, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Staff is so hospitable. Hotel is beautiful and very clean. Joe makes the best drinks as well at their ocean view bar. You’ve got to ask for him to make a “Dream Maker”. It’s delicious! They have a lovely pool area and restaurant. Chairs and towels are provided at the beach across the street as well for hotel guests.

    The best!

    Reviewed by EG54(Ohio) on Jan 24, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    The staff is exceptional in every department. Princess at the front desk is top notch. The resort is wonderful, spotless, upscale, interior is well done and the pool is quiet with lots of comfy seats in either sun or shade. Right across the street from the gorgeous beach??We will be back??Joe at the bar is friendly & attentive and knows his bar tending! He makes the best drinks!