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4.1 out of 5

"Manager was very gracious and allowed an early check in. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 08 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

Adults-only hotel near Fort Lauderdale Beach

Seaside stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this East Fort Lauderdale hotel, you'll find Fort Lauderdale Beach and Las Olas Beach. Bahia Mar Marina and Las Olas Boulevard are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Property Amenities

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A garden, express check-out, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, patios

The 23 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and private yards. Other amenities include patios, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$120* Per night/room Dec 9 - Dec 10

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Drift Hotel ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Drift Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (5) Family (2)
5 out of 5
l liked everything.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2021

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2 out of 5
The room was not clean the sheets had stains and hair on them.The bathroom was not clean. The tub had one door which threw water on the floor. there was a slit in the bathroom window where someone can see you through the bathroom. no cable to watch. the neighbors partied all night there was no control Bc no one at the property you can’t get anyone in the front to check in no one answers the phone or physically there this hotel. is not worth the location which was the only positive and free beach chairs.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2021

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5 out of 5
The location is great, walking distance to a lot of stores, restaurants, and bars.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice hotel about a block from the beach. Super clean rooms, free snacks in room, excellent & helpful staff. Beds were comfortable. Our room even had a view of the beach which was a bonus! Parking is limited & first come, but the staff is very helpful in finding you a spot. Several restaurants & areas to hang out in walking distance of the hotel. Beautiful courtyard to relax in & overall the hotel is quiet. Would definitely stay here again!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019

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4 out of 5
Location to beach area, restaurants and shopping. Goodies in room we're a bonus. Not much for amenities.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019

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4 out of 5
We enjoyed this hotel, which has a great location. My main criticism was rather the poor Wi-Fi.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019

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3 out of 5
The location is nice and the room is clean. The staff is friendly if they're around. However, there's a major problem: the parking. There are 12-14 parking spots for 16 rooms. So if you're one of the unlucky ones (like we were), you're in trouble. The nearby paid parking lots have a "4-hour" time limit so I ended up having to walk out at 4 AM just to extend it by 4 more hours. I strongly recommend that you check-in early to either avoid the problem or get the staff to at least suggest what you can do. Also, not sure if it matters but the breakfast is not a "hot" (i.e., continental) breakfast.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018

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4 out of 5
Close to the beach, a bit old, needs paint. Nice staff

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018

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4 out of 5
Perfect location, comfortable room. The complimentary snacks in the refrigerator were a pleasant surprise.

Posted by , from FT, Myers on Nov 20, 2018

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4 out of 5

Easy Stay

Nice room. Clean and wait staff helpful. Could use a hair dryer, but this is normal for non chain hotels. Courtyard is fantastic and nice way to meet other guests. Michael

Posted by , from rock hill, sc on Mar 26, 2018

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Property Features

The Drift Hotel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Drift Hotel also features laundry facilities, express check-out, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Fort Lauderdale hotel.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1941
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Fort Lauderdale Station (8.7 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Drift Hotel offers 23 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private patio
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Nearby Activities

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Drift Hotel

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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 25 years old

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Hotel Names

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  • Gigi's Beach Resort
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  • Gigi`s Resort By The Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
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You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.