4.9 out of 5

"Aside from the typical games Travelocity (when it comes to pricing) and the other search sites play the Ritz carlton is amazing in overall service and ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Fort Lauderdale awaits you at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. You'll be 2 km (1.3 mi) from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Highlights at this beachfront resort include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and all 192 rooms feature patios, WiFi, and wired Internet. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include soaking tubs and bathrobes. Separate bathtubs and showers, in-room childcare, and free newspapers are also available.

A day of pampering can include massages and body wraps along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The resort's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite 24-hour fitness center, kids' club, and kids' swimming pool. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, conference space, and meeting rooms. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

You'll be 3.8 km (2.3 mi) from Historic Stranahan House Museum and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Las Olas Riverfront with a stay at this 5-star Fort Lauderdale resort.

Room, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$475 per night

Room, View (Intracoastal)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Intracoastal View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, View, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Residential Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Club Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Ritz-Carlton ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
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5 out of 5

Never a disappointing stay at the Ritz!

Pros: Everything
Cons: Travelocity and the games they play on pricing with airfare.
Location: You are right where all the action happens and on the most perfect beach and then when you get back to the quiet elegance of the hotel its wonderful.
Aside from the typical games Travelocity (when it comes to pricing) and the other search sites play the Ritz carlton is amazing in overall service and location.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

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5 out of 5

i felt relaxed when i walked in

Cons: No free Internet
I loved everything about this hotel. The pool bar is heaven Scot the bar tender was the best.The views from everywhere are great. I can't wait to go back. They charge for internet :(

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012

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5 out of 5

The hotel was great!!!!!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
Everything was excellent. We had a beautiful view from our room. I love that.

Posted by , from Florida, USA on Aug 6, 2012

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5 out of 5

Best Ever Vacation

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: price
If you want it all for a beach type vacation - this is it! Walking distance to everything, clean beach, staff is in the bend over backward status your entire stay, and rooms are what you want and then some. Workout facilities - makes you do over time, pool is heated, drinks at the bar are super, two hot tubs, beach is top notch, and great place for the kids too (activities for them at the pool). Once you try it - you will save all year long just to do it again!

Posted by , from Hurst, TX, USA on May 4, 2012

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5 out of 5


Pros: Quiet
Cons: none
Wonderful stay!! The room was clean and well kept. The staff attended to my every need without complaint. Would stay again and again.

Posted by , from Iowa, USA on Jan 18, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel was the perfect getaway!

The hotel was beautiful, sophisticated, clean, and although right in the middle of everything- quiet and restful. Within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and the beach. The staff was courteous, helpful and well-trained. They made you feel welcome and cared for. This is a hotel we will visit again and have already recommended to family and friends.

Posted by , from Midwest on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

The staff and food are excellent and it is well located.

Our problem: the spa was under renovationa and we were not told that when we booked facials and massages. When we were taken to "treatment rooms" we were taken to dimly lit guest rooms and layed on beds! In addition construction was going on all around us whiel in the "treatmetn room." Other than the spa which hopefuly is renovated,it is a nice, well located hotel.

Posted by , from Great Falls, VA on Apr 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

It is the Ritz... what else needs to be said?

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Fine hotel with all the ameneties and fabulous service. Stayed there on our wedding night....

Posted by , from Miami on Feb 8, 2011

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5 out of 5

Ritz Carlton

Wonderful-clean-excellent food and service-great experience

Posted by on Mar 14, 2010

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5 out of 5

Best of the Best

There just isn't a better place to stay. Service is top notch...from the front desk to the wait staff. They jump through hoops to make your comfortable and happy. Just walking past them in the BEAUTIFUL lobby they say hello and offer you a glass of fruit flavored water. The rooms are amazing and very clean. The beds and pillows are like sleeping on a cloud. Large balconies with views of either the ocean or the intercoastal waterway. Bathrooms are the size of some hotel rooms in NYC! The bars (wine bar and regular bar) are great. The restaurant on location is 5 star, amazing food and service for breakfast (buffet or menu), lunch and dinner. The pool area is paradise. Full bar with BBQ most days, music, very attentive wait staff, large pool, water-wall, hot tubs and huge, very comfortable lounge chairs. Just when you get too hot, a staff member shows up with a cool rag and a glass of ice water. The spa is huge and offers any service you could ask for. Great location, right across from the beach and close to the water taxi which can get you to all the major stops in Ft. Lauderdale or even a day trip to South Beach. This is not a cheap stay by ANY means. But if you want to have just the greatest experience available, this is the place to stay.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2010

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Property Features

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour 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. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. A children's pool, spa services, and a children's club are also featured at the luxury The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Fort Lauderdale resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 192 guestrooms or units
  • 25 levels
  • 11 conference rooms
  • Built in 2007
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) (10.8 km / 6.7 mi)
  • Train station: Fort Lauderdale Station (8.8 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale offers 192 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to patios. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 13-inch flat-screen televisions come with pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Fort Lauderdale resort provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Microwaves, refrigerators, and in-room massages can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs available
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

The full-service 8,500-square-foot spa features 11 treatment rooms, including private couple's treatment suite; private massage areas and jacuzzis on the tropical pool deck; and spa boutique.

Treatments include aromatherapy, body wraps, hydrotherapy, couples treatments, and massages. Reservations are required for massages and spa treatments. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to visit the spa. Spa Hours: Monday and Tuesday 10 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday to Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM.

  • Number of treatment rooms 11
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


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 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 250 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25.00 lb)


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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.


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

  • Resort fee: USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach loungers
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • 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.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 36 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 250 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Fort Lauderdale Ritz-Carlton
  • Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton
  • Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
  • St Regis Fort Lauderdale
  • The Ritz Carlton 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 18 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.