OVERVIEW: Situated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, overlooking 23 miles of pristine sun-splashed beaches, The Atlantic Hotel is a 16-story boutique property offering 124 guestrooms, including 54 suites.
A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property features the Mediterranean-inspired Spa Atlantic, an award-winning culinary experience at Trina Restaurant, and a refined list of personalized services and amenities. The hotel’s fifth floor Ocean Terrace overlooks the Atlantic and offers a heated swimming pool with chaise lounges and casual dining with tropical libations.
DESTINATION: The Atlantic Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of South Florida’s Gold Coast, between the palm-shaded boulevards of Sunrise and Las Olas. It is five miles from Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport and 27 miles from Miami International Airport. The property is also four miles to Port Everglades Cruise Terminals.
The property is minutes from The Galleria Mall and Las Olas Boulevard, offering a collection of charming outdoor eateries, boutiques, art galleries and live music venues. Guests can walk to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a former estate offering four distinct natural communities and more than 200 species of birds, and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, a circa 1921 Caribbean plantation-style waterfront home. Additionally, there are a variety of nearby attractions including the Bank Atlantic Center for sporting events and concerts and Dolphin Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins football team, Florida Marlins baseball team, and the upcoming Super Bowl XLIV 2010. Other convenient activities include seaside boat tours, deep-sea fishing, the Everglades, snorkeling, diving, bicycling, kayaking and parasailing.
DESIGN: Architect: Oscar J. Garcia Architects
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Atlantic Hotel was designed to resemble a stately Italian palazzo. To maximize sea views, the 16-story property is tiered beginning at the fifth floor Ocean Terrace, giving it a light-and-airy, transparent feel.
Interior Design: Paula Fox Interiors
New York, New York
The Atlantic Hotel exudes a chic sophistication and comforting elegance. Its intimate lobby is designed with rich dark woods and Emperador marble floors and is furnished with custom couches, chairs and ottomans in varying textures and tropical tones. A wall of commissioned sculptures provides a striking and distinctive focal point. The hotel’s signature grapefruit candles permeate the space, providing immediate relaxation and serving as nod to the prominent role citrus has played in Florida’s history.
The Atlantic Hotel features spacious accommodations which offer the comforts of home. The property has 124 guestrooms, including 54 suites, ranging from 581 to 3,800 sq. ft. All have terraces offering ocean or Intracoastal Waterway views; granite kitchens or kitchenettes; large, five-fixture master bathrooms; BOSE sound systems; On-Demand movies, music, and video games; and wireless Internet service.
The Atlantic Hotel’s Penthouse Collection includes five 2- and 3-bedroom suites, ranging from 3,500 to 4,000+ sq. ft., with some featuring private elevators. All are distinctively designed and offer wraparound terraces showcasing ocean, Intracoastal and city views; granite gourmet kitchens; and marble bathrooms.
The 10,000-sq.-ft. Spa Atlantic offers eight treatment rooms, including two couples’ suites, and dedicated men’s and women’s areas, complete with relaxation rooms, Jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms. Its holistic philosophy centers on blending innovative services with traditional rituals and practices. Guests can choose from an array of “Journeys” to destinations that include Arabia, India, the Mediterranean and the Orient.
The spa also offers a full-service salon and boutique. In-room massages are also available. Adjacent to the spa is a 24-hour fitness center outfitted with Technogym equipment. The fitness center also offers programming, including yoga classes, and personal training sessions.
DINING: Trina Restaurant & Lounge, a AAA Four Diamond-award winner for four consecutive years, offers one of the area’s top culinary experiences. Guests have the option of dining inside or al fresco overlooking the ocean. Casual dining is available on the fifth floor at the Ocean Terrace café and bar, which offers breathtaking ocean views.
AMENITIES: In addition to a luxury accommodations, a full-service spa, gourmet and casual dining venues and fitness center, the hotel offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool and chaise lounges. Complimentary wireless Internet is offered throughout the lobby, Ocean Terrace and meeting space.
EVENT SPACE: The hotel features two meeting rooms, totaling 1,160 square feet of function space. Adjacent to Trina restaurant is a glass-enclosed board room, ideal for chef’s dinners, wedding parties and small meetings. The Ocean Terrace is ideal for social occasions and corporate events up to 100 peopl
Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas, Cruise Port, Galleria Mall, Dolphin Stadium, Bank Atlantic Center, Broward Performing Arts Center
We stayed for our 25th Anniversary and were impressed in every way. The staff are very gracious and well trained. They act respectfully, with class, but without the pretense of...
We stayed for our 25th Anniversary and were impressed in every way. The staff are very gracious and well trained. They act respectfully, with class, but without the pretense of some hotels. Lobby isn't huge, but in cities, lobby's are often small. Front desk was wonderful, allowed us to check in early. Most wonderful, upgraded us to a 1 bedroom in celebration of our anniversary. Room was lovely! Spotlessly clean, kitchenette, bedding and pillows are wonderful. Then later, the manager sent up a bottle of champagne and we were given 2 free drink tickets. I talked to others at the hotel who were treated like this, so we weren't the only couple receiving service above and beyond. Everyone loved it. Yes, the beach is across the busy street, but there is a traffic light. No, you do not have to risk life and limb to get across the street like some other reviewer said. Silly comment as any hotel on this strip will require you to cross the street. The chairs at the beach are not free anywhere on the beach or any other beach in Florida, Mexico, the Islands, Hawaii, so why the other reviewer thought they were just shows he's not well-traveled. We did not eat in any of the restaurants or use the spa. The gym looks very good, we didn't have time, but my husband thought it looked like a good facility. This hotel also sell their units, so it is also home to some of the guest. The place feels like it could be someone's home. Parking was $28 per day. Location is a bit North of the shopping/nightlife. It's a walk, but not too far. For us, we didn't want to be right in the frenzy of the public beach area. Pool isn't huge, but none of them are in any hotel on the beach. It's a good sized pool though. Perfect temperature, great for lap swimming, no deep end, more of a sports pool. Beautiful view and sooooo relaxing. Definately a great choice for a visit. Thank you to the staff and management for making our visit so lovely! « less
“Very nice discovery”
May 18, 2013
thibaut a, New York City, New York | Trip type: Business
i recently stayed in Fort Lauderdale and my travel advisor booked me at the Atlantic hotel. The welcome was warm, the staff was very friendly. I was happily surprise to...
i recently stayed in Fort Lauderdale and my travel advisor booked me at the Atlantic hotel. The welcome was warm, the staff was very friendly. I was happily surprise to know that i was upgrade to a beautiful suite with a very large living room / kitchenette. Spa credit, complimentary breakfast... i simply love my travel advisor. The hotel was a perfect value for a business stay with vacations feeling. « less
From the moment we walked into the Atlantic Hotel, we were treated with courtesy and smiles from everyone we came into contact with. We arrived early for our 3 night...
From the moment we walked into the Atlantic Hotel, we were treated with courtesy and smiles from everyone we came into contact with. We arrived early for our 3 night stay, and did not expect that we'd be able to check in. Upon asking Pheline at the front desk if there was any chance we might get into our room a bit earlier, she aimed to please! Though the room we originally booked was not ready, she was happy to help us settle into an alternate suite, and once we got a glimpse of the room -- we were nothing short of anxious to get in and get settled. The city view suite was like a mini apartment compared to so many hotel rooms we've stayed at in the past. The living area was nice and spacious, comfortable, and had a walk out balcony overlooking the city, with comfortable outdoor seating. The kitchenette is more than ample - fully stocked with pots, pans, stemware, utensils, plates, everything you could possibly need. The bedroom was just as large and spacious, with a wonderful bed and a huge bathroom with an individual area for the toilet and separate tub and shower. The shower is larger than the one I'm used to at home -- definitely a plus! Both rooms are equipped with flat screen televisions and a nice bose music system in the living room/suite area. Though we never did run into housekeeping, they certainly took care of our room and left us lovely chocolates on the bed at turn-down. We would absolutely come back and stay here again -- can't wait till we do, as a matter of fact :) What truly made the experience, in addition to the lovely room itself, was the staff. Pheline & Jarvis at the front desk seemed genuinely interested in ensuring we had a great time while in Ft Lauderdale -- Thanks so much! *If anything could be changed, I'd say lighting in the bathroom & vanity area could be a little brighter -- especially for ladies who want to spend a few minutes on hair/makeup. « less
“A good start to our holiday”
May 14, 2013
randn94, London, United Kingdom | Trip type: Couples
The initial feeling on arrival at this hotel was one of disappointment. The lobby is very ordinary and doesnt do the place justice but on entering the ocean front studio...
The initial feeling on arrival at this hotel was one of disappointment. The lobby is very ordinary and doesnt do the place justice but on entering the ocean front studio rooms which are both spacious, and well appointed this feeling didnt last. We found the beds comfortable, the bathroom was very large and the view from our sea front balcony was stunning. The mystery of operating the coffee machine was promptly solved by a very pleasant member of staff. It was also easily able to do some academic work using the room's free wifi. The sea front breakfast room is both over priced and has an ambience on its terrace which doesnt encourage one to dine there. We would certainly stay here again. « less
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Management response from Christopher Gould, General Manager
Dear Randn, I am pleased you had a nice start to your holiday with us. I do also hope you'll be back. Thanks also for other insights to your experience. Please be assured that we will use them to improve.
“Zero Stars DO NOT Stay Here”
May 13, 2013
megsy575, Boston, Massachusetts | Trip type: Family
Not sure where to start on this dump.
We arrived at 3:30 and were told "to wait over there" for our room to be ready. At 4:00, the check-in time,...
Not sure where to start on this dump.
We arrived at 3:30 and were told "to wait over there" for our room to be ready. At 4:00, the check-in time, we were given the keys to the first room that was ready. Seemed odd considering there was nobody to be seen anywhere in the lobby or on the front porch.
The Room: Spacious however smelled musty and damp. Zero, and I mean zero internet service. Had to wait to be on the street to use my phone. None of the surfaces looked to have been windexed in weeks. On the bedside table lingered rings of the previous guests drink. There is a good sized fully equipped kitchenette, however the mini fridge was not cooled down and had mildew on the inside. We thought, let's call housekeeping and head over to the beach...Needless to say, housekeeping never came that afternoon or evening to clean our room.
The Beach: Directly across from the hotel. Be prepared to cross over A1A and take your life into your hands. Not good for families. Lots of traffic so I can't imagine what it would be like during the busy season. When we arrived on the beach, to what we were told was the resort beach, we found dingy lounge chairs and umbrellas. After sitting down for 5 minutes, we were approached by a City of Fort Lauderdale employee that told us to rent the beach gear, it would be $20 for the umbrella and $12 for each chair, no these were not part of the resort, great. We headed up to the pool instead.
The Pool: Do not be deceived by the pictures on the website. The pool is about half the size of what is shown. There are only 20 lounge chairs, a small bar with a sticky floor around it and a creepy employee that walks around the pool area who will offer to give you an umbrella, but that is about it. They should get him to serve drinks considering there is no beverage service. This is a lap pool, no deeper end.
The Spa: Booked a 50 minute manicure that turned out to be 25 minutes total. When I arrived, some of the employees were at the reception desk trying on clothes and bathing suits that they were trying to sell at the spa. I found this to be very unprofessional. The woman that did my nails was nice enough, but left after polishing my nails and never waited to see if they were dry or if I was satisified, hence the smudge I had before leaving.
The Brasserie Restaurant: Hostess was rude when we asked to see a menu after our manicures, that was enough for us not to even try it.
Overall, if I had to do it over again, I would have checked out on the first night. Employee Staff is unprofessional, unfriendly, uninformed, and just plain rude. Fort Lauderdale has loads of other hotels that are eager to welcome guests and treat them well.
The only good thing about this hotel is their conceirage, Sheryl who directed us to the Water Taxi, a must go on attraction that will cruise you through the intercoastal and show you the amazing houses and yachts in the area...And also the hotel we checked into after getting out of The Atlantic. « less
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Management response from Christopher Gould, General Manager
Dear Megsy, I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment. We strive to exceed the expectations of all of our guests. Please reach out to me at the hotel if I may offer some additional assistance.
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Airport & Shuttle Information - The Atlantic Resort & Spa
Ft. Lauderdale Intl. Airport is 10 mins from the hotel. $25 Taxi
Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
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