4.1 out of 5

"Older building with dirt/dust/mold. I was able to switch rooms, but had similar issues. Staff were great and accommodating throughout my stay. I would ... " More

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Fort Lauderdale awaits you at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. Within steps you'll find Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this beach resort include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a poolside bar.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with satellite channels, and all 240 rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and free local calls. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Additionally, down comforters, in-room massages, and safes are available.

A pampering day can include hot stone massages and Thai massages along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The bistro, Bistro, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the resort's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the fitness center, free pool cabanas, and pool loungers. 8000 square feet (743 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Fort Lauderdale resort, attractions include Historic Stranahan House Museum and Port Everglades.

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

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4 out of 5
Older building with dirt/dust/mold. I was able to switch rooms, but had similar issues. Staff were great and accommodating throughout my stay. I would recommend checking it out after all of the renovations are complete.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018

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5 out of 5

Amazing 5 nights!!! Thank You Sonesta

Upon arrival we were informed they were sold out and they did not have the room I had reserved. I was pretty upset because it was my 40th bday weekend. But the next morning they moved us and upgraded us to a JR Suite. The room had an amazing view!!!! The room had all the amenities you need. A beautiful white decor and clean room!!! Hubby ordered breakfast room service and they even had a cake with a candle for me!! I was so surprised and the food was delicious!!!! But do keep in mind of the daily resort fee ($24 + tax)/ daily valet parking fee ($34 + tax) and service fee (18%) when buy drinks/food from the pool/restaurant. It is a bit much but that is to be expected since it is a beach front hotel. But overall our experience was perfect!!! The staff was wonderful and very friendly. The location cannot be beat! Walk across the street and your on the beach. Great shops, bars, restaurants, all within walking distance. Cannot wait to go back!!!

Posted by , from Washington, DC on Feb 14, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great location on the beach

Pros: Location
Cons: Clean behind the frig shampoo the rug
Location: Close to mall grocery store and restaurants
Great staff very helpful Loved the huge picture window in room

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

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5 out of 5

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Clean, nice hotel in safe location. Across from the beach...Wouldn’t call it a resort but I enjoyed my stay.

Posted by , from NC on Dec 5, 2017

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5 out of 5
The hotel was great.. we loved the ocean view from the room... the staff gave us great advise on where to go and discount coupons.. perfect stay..

Posted by , from indianapolis, IN on May 25, 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent

The view from my room was the best, sun rise and sun set beautiful.

Posted by , from New Providence,NJ on May 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

Terrific Mini Vacation

Pros: Close to airport and on the beach. Great for a quick getaway. No car was needed.
Cons: It would have been nice if they had a place in the lobby to purchase misc. sundries and a newspaper.
Location: The location was in the central beach part and was perfect for loungng at the beach. The local restaurants were delicious as well as the hotel Bistro
My spouse and I stayed at the Sonesta for 4 nights. We had a wonderful time. The hotel staff were very accomodating. The hotel was across from the beach and offered beach chairs and umbrellas for a fee. The pool area was comfortable with a pool bar. The rooms were large and comfortable. We had a great time and will return for a longer visit.

Posted by , from NY on Apr 3, 2017

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3 out of 5

Stay at Sonesta

Nice hotel close to the beach but beware of hidden fees. They charge an additional $20 per day and $35 per day for car parking so depending on how many days you stay so you may want to include these additional charges and then see if it is worth the price to stay in this hotel. I expected at least the parking should be free for guests staying in the hotel.

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS VIEWS

Pros: We were not pleased with a restaurant they recommended, told an employee to pass it on to the manager and he actually followed up and contacted us
Cons: One day we had been at the beach and we were full of sand and took shower. Housekeeper was in room right after we showered but did not rinse sand
Location: For the view, the location was perfect!! For dining, could have been more centrally located. I expected there to be more shopping around
We had floor to ceiling windows with the most gorgeous views of the ocean. Located on an easy to access corner. Bathroom was a nice size and bed was comfortable. Valet attendants helpful and nice and very quick when car requested. The pool was perfect size, water temp was great and great bar service at the pool. When we first arrived we asked manager for a restaurant recommendation. We had horrible service at the restaurant and when we returned to the hotel we asked another employee to pass it on to the manager. They actually passed it on, the manager called us the next day and said that he contacted the restaurant manager with our complaints and his displeasure and the restaurant manager sent us a bottle of wine as an apology. Very pleased with the follow through!!...Any bad comments I made were just little things, did not make a difference in our stay, we loved the hotel and the view and the location

Posted by , from Michigan on Oct 28, 2016

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5 out of 5

Quick get away in Ft.Lauderdale

Pros: Price & hotel staff and amenities
Booked this trip through travelocity.... Hotel was awesome...staff upgraded us to a King Bed.... we had a double queen room booked.. we were supposed to travel with another couple. A death in their family prevented them from coming. Thx to the staff for taking care of us!! Did not eat a t the restaurant. They have little things going on everyday.... Wine tasting, food sampling, yoga etc.... We did have the wine & cheese that they had...Excellent! My husband used the workout room... he said it was sufficient and clean!! The pool was very small... but nice, and clean. FYI > They only have 3 cabanas that are available....!!!!!! Get out early to reserve one!! It wasn't very crowded when we went so it was no problem getting one...with that Florida sun...you'll need it! Or...... U can rent chairs for free on the beach (with your room card)... right across the street. If you want chairs with an umbrella...it's $20 for all day! All of that is supplied by the Hotel. The beach is beautiful...and water was crystal clear...! Again...we went when it was hardly crowded..... If it's packed ...u may have a problem at the pool. FYI.....There is really not much to do directly around the hotel. the Plan Burrito...is awesome...right outside the pool and around the corner. Also the The Parrot Bar.... is a good watering spot....!! Walk over the bridge and pick up a water taxi and cruise the intercostal !! Great views of stuff you'd probably never see.

Posted by , from Michigan on Oct 3, 2016

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Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 06 March 2018 to 31 March 2018 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness facilities

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. 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. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this resort measures 8000 square feet (743 square meters) and includes conference space. Spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Fort Lauderdale resort.

  • 1 building
  • 240 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • 11 conference rooms
  • 8000 sq ft of conference space
  • 743 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2010
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

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

Transport

  • Airport: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) (12.5 km / 7.8 mi)
  • Train station: Fort Lauderdale Station (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers 240 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Fort Lauderdale resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Bistro - Overlooking the ocean, this bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

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 4 PM
  • 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 not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 26.64 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach loungers
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

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.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 36.04 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50

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

Hotel Names

  • B Ocean
  • B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
  • B Ocean Hotel
  • B Ocean Hotel Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale B Ocean
  • Ocean B Fort Lauderdale
  • Yankee Clipper Hotel Florida
  • Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel
  • Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • b Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel Fort Lauderdale

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.