"The staff was very accommodating. The hotel is older but it was clean. Loved the tiki bar and the location being directly on the beach. If you're l ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort you'll be 4.8 km (3 mi) from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and 4.9 km (3 mi) from Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Highlights at this beachfront resort include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a poolside bar.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 225 rooms feature free WiFi, balconies, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

The restaurant, Cedars Palace, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the resort's own bar/lounge. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find cabanas, and enjoy the onsite fitness center and pool cabanas. 6000 square feet (557 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 3-star Fort Lauderdale resort, attractions include Fort Lauderdale Stadium and Historic Stranahan House Museum.

Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort ratings based on 142 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 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 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
The staff was very accommodating. The hotel is older but it was clean. Loved the tiki bar and the location being directly on the beach. If you're looking for a deluxe property this is probably not the best choice, but for a clean, affordable, very accommodating family-friendly hotel in a great location you're found the right place. I would definitely recommend and will be back!

Posted by , from Arlington, MA on Apr 19, 2018

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5 out of 5

Last minute booking that worked out splendidly!

Pros: Great location Right on the beach nice pool and hot tub with outdoor bar clean room
I booked this in less than 24 hours of arriving and it was smooth and easy. Valet was nice, front desk was nice. everyone was nice.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018

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2 out of 5
Our room smelled like mold. It looks as if someone tried to paint the tub; the paint was falling off. The dresser was old and sticky & the leggs we’re completely scratched up. Our neighbor smoked cigars on his balcony and all the smoke was sucked up into our air conditioner & into our room even after we informed the front desk. The walls are thin so you can hear everything from the rooms on either side. There are 3 elevators & at 1 point 2 weren’t working...so unless we wanted to spend all day waiting for one we were forced to take the stairs to our 6th floor room. You must rent the chairs on the beach for $10...pads only included for an additional $5. We requested a late checkout which was denied last minute. An awful experience!!

Posted by , from New York on Mar 24, 2018

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3 out of 5

Beach Front

Pros: Location
Location was good. Close to good restaurants. Beach and poolside was great.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

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3 out of 5

Not worth the money

Let me start by saying the resort pool and ocean view are great. I regret to say that the room was not so great. The walls are paper thin and we could hear the next room guest conversations as if they were in our room. There was also NO HOT WATER. The shower was tepid at best. Lastly, besides breakfast the food at the hotel was AWFUL. How you mess up pizza and buffalo wings is a mystery. Pros - the hotel staff was very nice and the pool and ocean view were awesome. Cara

Posted by , from Austin Texas on Feb 26, 2018

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3 out of 5

Better than i thought

Based on other reviews i was expecting a total dump, was pleasantly surprised, the lobby and pool area was better than i expected. The pool and beach areas were pretty nice. The rooms seemed like they could use updating, tiny bathroom area, old carpeting , loud air conditioning unit, but didn't plan to spend much time in room other than to sleep anyways. Restaurants and tiki bar expensive.

Posted by , from milwaukee, wi on Feb 25, 2018

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4 out of 5


Overall , nice. $18 per day parking was only negative

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018

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4 out of 5
Great time nice place great staff... .......,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,................................................

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

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2 out of 5


Books on bedding at check in. Housekeeping only 1 day out of 3. They didn't empty trash on that day. 2nd stay here. In Florida to sit on beach. Had to rent chairs from another vendor. Safe locked at check in. Couldn't use. Overall disappointed. Come every couple years. Next time will try different hotel.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017

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4 out of 5
Don't recommend this place because at this place when you were in the pool area you were spect at least place to lay down without pay and additional the stuff are so unfriendly to the costumers

Posted by , from VA on Aug 2, 2017

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Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or kick back in the shade with cabanas (surcharge) and umbrellas. Have fun in the sun at Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort with summer activities like surfing/boogie boarding, kayaking, and mini golf. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Fort Lauderdale resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 225 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 6000 sq ft of conference space
  • 557 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) (17 km / 10.6 mi)
  • Train station: Fort Lauderdale Cypress Creek Station (8 km / 5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort offers 225 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs available
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Cedars Palace - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

This Fort Lauderdale hotel's water sports center on the beach rents out lounge chairs, umbrellas, jet skis, aqua bikes, and boogie boards and arranges parasailing flights. Lounge chairs at the hotel's pool are complimentary; cabanas at the pool are also available for rent (surcharge).

Other recreational activities listed below are available near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Game viewing nearby
  • Ecotours on site
  • Game drive nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Safari nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


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 time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • 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 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


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.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25 per night
  • Spring Break deposit: USD 100 per night (for guests under 21 years old)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 18 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50 per room (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 20 (one-way), (from 1 to 17 years old)
  • Self parking fee: USD 18 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 18 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Ocean Sky
  • Ocean Sky Fort Lauderdale
  • Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
  • Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort Fort Lauderdale
  • Ocean Sky Resort Hotel
  • Sky Ocean
  • Ocean Sky Hotel And Resort
  • Ocean Sky Resort
  • Ocean Sky Hotel Resort Fort Lauderdale
  • Ocean Sky Hotel Resort

You should know

  • Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • 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.