"You can tell this was a 5 star resort back in its prime, but now a solid 3 stars. The place is nice, but there is a lack of attention to detail, that ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Fort Lauderdale awaits you at Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. You'll be 3.1 km (2 mi) from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and an outdoor swimming pool.

All 296 rooms feature WiFi, LCD TVs, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and down comforters. Additionally, safes, hair dryers, and phones are available.

At the resort's own poolside bar, you can stop for a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the 4 outdoor tennis courts, marina, and 24-hour health club. 22000 square feet (2044 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Continental breakfast is available. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

You'll be 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Historic Stranahan House Museum and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Port Everglades with a stay at this 3-star Fort Lauderdale resort.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Courtyard View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$129 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Marina View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Marina View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel ratings based on 148 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
1 out of 5

Terrible front office people

The room was small and they refused to give me another one they say Travelocity should knoll they have renovations going on It was bad for me

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

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3 out of 5

Solid 3 star hotel

You can tell this was a 5 star resort back in its prime, but now a solid 3 stars. The place is nice, but there is a lack of attention to detail, that a 5 star wouldn't overlook. For example very cheap shower heads that didn't generate enough water pressure, to shower comfortably. In addition the toilet wasn't flushing as soon as we walked in the room, and looked like it had urine in it. Instead of reassigning a room, they sent a guy to fiddle with tank. He did get it to flush, but now it flushed itself every 10 minutes, which kept us awake at night. Pool was closed the entire time I was there, but they did bus us to a neighboring Hilton by the marina, to use that pool. The actual pool was closed but it was possible to lounge. However the bar wasn't open, and there were no service people out there, so it was pretty pointless. On our way to the beach, there were no clean beach towels available, and no one around to ask for some ( see pic). Parking is $27/ day manadatory, which cost more than the rental car, for which I needed the parking. Fort Lauderdale has virtually zero street parking, so it may be best to forego rental cars altogether. Best employee there was Stephen, who checked us in. He was attentive, welcoming, and upbeat. Everyone else we had dealings with, matched the 3 star rating of the hotel, in terms of their enthusiasm and customer service. The beach is not private, so be prepared to pay $12 for each beach chair and $20 for an umbrella, to rent for the day

Posted by , from Northern NJ on Apr 9, 2017

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2 out of 5

Great pool and beach access but...

Pros: Access to beach and pool.
Cons: Hotel rooms need to be renovated. Housekeeping needs to be improved.
Location: Easy walk to where restaurants, shops and beach walk are.
While we enjoyed the beach and pool, the hotel room was not vacuumed, beds were saggy, carpeting worn and frayed. Probably the most run down hotel room we had ever stayed in. Very crowded lobby when tours or cruises were coming or going.

Posted by , from NY on Dec 25, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location

Excellent location, great facility, would stay there again.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

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1 out of 5

Not what expected

Pros: location
Cons: Update rooms, pool, include beach chairs
I cant believe a Hilton Doubletree Hotel is in this conditions!!!!!!!!!!! the carpet in the room was old & dirty the bathroom horrible!!!!! the pool was horrible!!!! The only good thing was the beach but its public, anybody can go, you dont have to stay at the hotel to go to the beach. And on top of it they charge you for the chairs & the umbrellas at a higher cost than if you rent them directly on the beach!!!!! Ohhh and they charge you for breakfast and parking like a high end resort.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016

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3 out of 5

Nice hotel, not a "wow" but nice :-)

I had a great time with my family. The room was decent, great location. Beach right across and restaurants 5 minutes away walking. I had double beds which were a little small. The room was underwhelming but, I would stay here again.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location, friendly staff

Perfect location, staff was very friendly and accommodating. Better than other reviews would have you think. If we are back in Fort Lauderdale, will definitely stay here again

Posted by , from Ohio on Jun 19, 2016

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2 out of 5

Not what we expected

Pros: Location only
Cons: The property definitely needs an upgrade.
Location: Fort Lauderdale beach, beach place
Hotel was really rough around the edges. Room was stark and not well decorated. Ceiling had huge water stain. Curtains were drab. There was a huge power surge protector being used to plug in all of the electronics at the bedside table. Not very attractive. Beds were small and uncomfortable. Room smelled moldy and was very dark. Not enough lightning. Air condition was loud. Hotel bar closed at 11pm, with many guests just arriving for the evening at the hotel looking for food and beverage , coming up to the bar being told " kitchen is closing and this is last call. " Overall, for $190 a night , I'll stick with Marriott properties.

Posted by , from west palm beach, fl on Nov 15, 2015

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3 out of 5

Affordable hotel close to the beach.

Overall decent experience for the money spent. Dated facility in need of some obvious improvements. Working out when on a beach type, relaxation getaway is paramount for me. The workout facility needs to be completely overhauled. Pool deck/bar area looks negelected. Friendly staff. Recently remodeled rooms are decent. Would recommend with a few specifics notes on expectations.

Posted by , from Chicago on Oct 21, 2015

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4 out of 5

A Life Saver

Pros: Allowing a cat, friendly staff,.lovely white bedding and a bridge going from the hotel to the beach so you do not have to cross a busy street on foot.
Cons: Get better toilet tissue, scrub the bathroom grout, clean the rug , fasten the shower seat to the wall more securely & reduce the parking fee from $25
Location: I especially liked photographing the sunrise. Since we live in Ft. Lauderdale and had Kitty in tow, we didn't spend time at nearby places.
Since we were having our house tented, we needed a hotel that would allow Kitty to come with us for two nights. After much searching I finally found Bahai Mar. The first night was rough for him as he hid under the bed; the second was rough for us since he kept jumping on the bed and mewing loudly, we think, to go outside. Otherwise he was a perfectly behaved guest doing all the proper kitty things. I am very grateful that Bahia Mar made our little family welcome.

Posted by , from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl on Sep 14, 2015

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About the Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Location 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Property Features

Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel offers its guests a marina, outdoor tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this resort measures 22000 square feet (2044 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour health club, a terrace, and a children's club are also featured at the family-friendly Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 296 guestrooms or units
  • 20 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 11 conference rooms
  • 22000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2044 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1975
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) (9.6 km / 6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel offers 296 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature down comforters. 40-inch LCD televisions come with pay movies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Fort Lauderdale resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel has 3 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel offers a heated outdoor pool, four lighted tennis courts, a gymnasium, an extensive fitness center, and Ping-Pong and pool tables. A private walkway leads to the beach across the street. Hotel staff can arrange a variety of onsite water sports, including sailing, boating, snorkeling, fishing, and water skiing; scuba tours and lessons; rentals of personal watercraft.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 65 per accommodation, per stay
  • Weight limit: 20 lb
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • 24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 13.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 4.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 4.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 27.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 32.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 65 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bahia Mar DoubleTree
  • Bahia Mar Hilton DoubleTree
  • Bahia Mar Hilton Hotel
  • Mar Bahia Hotel
  • Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
  • Bahia Mar DoubleTree Hilton Hotel

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.