"We stayed at this hotel because we were leaving on our cruise the next day so we picked it based on the location and reviews we had read. The room was ... " 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 Stranahan House.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Partial Sea View

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

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort ratings based on 128 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 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to Ft. Lauderdale Airport and por

Pros: The view and access to the ocean and the location.
Cons: FIRE ALARM!! Hopefully that has been fixed so all floors are alerted and communication from the staff.
Location: Close to the airport and cruise port. It looked like there was a lot of restaurants close by but we came in late and left early the next day.
We stayed at this hotel because we were leaving on our cruise the next day so we picked it based on the location and reviews we had read. The room was fine a bit dated but clean. The location on the beach though was beautiful. The big issue we had was that the fire alarm went off around 5:30 in the morning and wen my husband and myself left our room to go out side there were barely any people out there which was odd. There was no communication from the staff no fire truck came and the people we where travelling with never came down. The reason they didn't was that no alarm went off on their floor or anyone else's just ours. Which is a big deal if there was an actual fire and people needed to vacate the hotel. This explained why there was so few people outside, so we waited the noise of the alarms out and sat outside by the ocean until they stopped. Again no communication from the staff or an apology. I would hope that this issue was looked at and fixed right away for the safety of their patrons.

Posted by , from Michigan on Apr 18, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great Spring Break.......

Pros: Great staff, comfy beds, easy access to beach, awesome pool and hot tub.
Cons: The rooms could stand to be upgraded.
My daughter and I came down for spring break and had a very relaxing time! Will definitely come again!

Posted by , from Michigan on Apr 13, 2017

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2 out of 5

very disappointing experience!

Don't let the beautiful lobby fool you! I was prepaid for 5 nights but only stayed 1 night and hotel refused to give me a refund. The carpet is old and dirty. The room is small. The drawers of the dresser looks like it got all wet, are peeling inside and scary looking that I was afraid to put my clothes in it. The bathtub/bathroom is also old and dirty looking. The bed was uncomfortable.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017

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1 out of 5

Don't waste your money!

It looks like its on beach but its still a 20 minute walk on the busy streets. There is also no room service or bar area thats open late. The people were friendly but room was old, carpet needs replacing and bathroom was old and gross! With all the resort fees and $18 parking per dsy you can find a better and nicer hotel in the same area

Posted by , from LA on Apr 6, 2017

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4 out of 5

Loved it but DON'T trust it!!!

I have stayed at this hotel several times and enjoyed the stay each time. Rooms are slightly outdated but overall a comfortable stay. Unfortunately, I stayed in July 2016 and my debit card information was used a week later. I stayed there again 3 weeks ago and the bank contacted me this morning that my debit card information was stolen a 2nd time. I only used my card at the hotel..... I think there is a skimming machine or a staff!!!

Posted by , from Indiana on Apr 6, 2017

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4 out of 5

The hotel was great- the restaurant was not

Pros: the beds were awesome!! the view was great
Cons: restaurant service needs to be greatly improved
The staff in the restaurant were not very accommodating at all-when asked to add onions to hashbrowns (not a big deal, I realize) I was told "no, you have them plain"- the general attitude of the male service person was that we were a bother- I had a few similar incidents with this person where he seemed to be too distracted to serve. The food was ok- not hot whens served. The only plus is that it is onsite and easy to get to.

Posted by , from michigan on Apr 5, 2017

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3 out of 5

Great beach location, but ...

Pros: Location was great - close to the grocery & local eateries. Walking distance was important since everywhere is pay to park.
Cons: Happy hour for hotel restaurant would have been nice; guests should be able to play miniature golf at no extra, or only a minimal, charge.
Location: Highly recommended restaurants: Bokampers, Blue Moon Fish Co, Kaluz, & Shooters. Pier was a nice walk ($2 fee).
Very comfortable bed and nice balcony (partial ocean view was a bit of an exaggeration), but plagued by general disrepair. Started out with key card reader for our room that wouldn't work (but was promptly fixed) and a very large cockroach that crawled around the floor of the restaurant while we were eating a late supper. Noise carries extremely well, especially slamming doors. Two of three elevators (one of which was the service elevator) were out of service, leaving nine floors of guests and the hotel services to share one slow elevator that had to stop at nearly every floor. Sewer gas was very prevalent in the bathroom, but the water pressure was great & the room itself seemed clean. Miniature golf was a great idea, but too expensive to play ($12 per person).

Posted by , from Ohio on Mar 13, 2017

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5 out of 5

Pleasantly surprised. Definitely worth it

Pros: close to the beach. room was clean. decent amount of channels on tv. nice size pool
Was looking for a clean place near the beach. The pool is right out back (nice size pool- tho not huge). Nice area to sit in the sun. We were right off the beach. Literally on the other side of the fence of the hotel next to the pool is the beach. Got was i was looking for. The room was clean and had a view of the ocean from my balcony. Wasnt a very large room but i wasnt planning on soending too much time in my room anyone. I needed a place to go away and this was def. to mu liking. Would def stay here if i come back.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017

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5 out of 5
Very pleasant stay unfortunately it was very short

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

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4 out of 5

Step out side and your at the beech

Pretty good hotel ,I would stay again. If you want a hotel that's right off the beech then this will do. Only down fall is there are no good restaurants close by but the hotel does have a restaurant inside really good food at a great price.

Posted by , from Michigan on Jan 24, 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
  • 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 facilities
  • 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
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • 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 high-speed 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
  • Safari nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing 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

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

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

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

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

Pets

  • No pets allowed

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.

Fees

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 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • 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

  • 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.

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