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Fort Lauderdale, FL: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Fort Lauderdale using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Fort Lauderdale, FL for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best Fort Lauderdale, Florida hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Fort Lauderdale area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Fort Lauderdale hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Fort Lauderdale Group Hotel Rates or See the best Fort Lauderdale meeting hotels

The Fort Lauderdale center is about the area of Port Everglades Cruise Terminal and the area of Jungle Queen Riverboats.

Soft golden sand kissed by the surf and palm trees rustling in a tropical breeze — are these images from a Caribbean island or a South Pacific getaway? No, this is Florida, our own mainland tropical paradise. It's accessible, affordable, and you don't need a passport to get in.

Fort Lauderdale has traditionally been associated with spring break parties since the 1960s when the movie "Where The Boys Are" put this beach town on the map. Well, the Fort Lauderdale "Strip" has matured over the years, and outside of spring break, the town is less of a party center than its neighbors along the coast. Today, this Floridian beach town offers a comforting respite with plenty of hotel options to suit your tastes in accommodations. More from this guide...

Fort Lauderdale Hotels/Accommodations

Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port Inn : 1800 South Federal Highway 1800 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 112 rooms
Hyatt Place Ft. Laud. 17th St. Convention Center 1851 SE 10th Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316 Website ~1.78 miles south of Fort Lauderdale
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
Rodeway Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Air & Cruise in Fort Lauderdale
+1-800-997-5148
2440 West State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Website
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • 23 suites in property
Hampton Inn Airport North - Fort Lauderdale 2301 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
  • 3-star Airport property
  • 5 floors in property
The Pillars Hotel
+1-888-305-3366
111 North Birch Rd., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304 ~2.35 miles east of Fort Lauderdale
  • High-end hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • Luxurious Five Star Oceanfront property
  • 17 floors in hotel
From$199
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Aqua in Fort Lauderdale
+1-800-997-5149
3016 Windamar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • Three Star property
  • 21 suites in property
From$100
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
+1-888-690-5281
505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • 4-star Beach property
  • 11 meeting rooms in hotel
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa : 601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. 601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • 4-star Beach hotel
  • 56 suites in property
From$193
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Lago Mar Resort & Club
+1-800-997-5148
1700 South Ocean Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • 4-star Beach hotel
  • 204 rooms in property
From$185
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Pelican Grand Beach Resort a Noble House Resort - Fort Lauderdale 2000 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
  • Four-star Beach hotel
  • 11 floors in hotel
From$199
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Sun Tower Hotel & Suites
+1-888-305-3366
2030 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
  • 3 star Oceanfront hotel
  • 24 rooms in hotel
Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Downtown 250 North Andrews Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 ~0.20 miles north of Fort Lauderdale
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 156 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Riverside Hotel : 620 East Las Olas Blvd. 620 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale 1100 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast
Clarion Inn : 1055 North Federal Highway 1055 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdald, FL 33304 ~1.82 miles northeast of Fort Lauderdale
  • Low-priced Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
From$55
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Holiday Inn Express Cruise / Airport Hotel
+1-800-997-5148
1500 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • 3-star Convention Center property
  • 78 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel - Fort Lauderdale
+1-888-690-5247
1617 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 12 floors in property
Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale 455 State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 11 floors
From$86
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale
+1-800-881-1523
1150 State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast available
From$70
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport / Cruise in Ft. Lauderdale
+1-800-997-5149
1120 West State Rd. 84, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 ~2.26 miles south of Fort Lauderdale
  • 2 star Airport property
  • 71 sleeping rooms in hotel
Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise - Fort Lauderdale
+1-888-690-5281
221 State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • 2 floors in property
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six - Fort Lauderdale 2301 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • High-end Resort hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
Winterset : 2801 Terra Mar St.
+1-800-997-5148
2801 Terra Mar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • 3 star hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach 440 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00PM
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
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When to Visit

December to May is high season in Florida, when travelers come from across the U.S. for a break from the winter weather. If you come in spring, you'll want to make yourself aware of spring break dates before you plan your trip. From mid-May until September is low season, but the area still receives traffic from international tourists, families on summer vacation, and business travelers.

Prices are lower from June through October and you'll find fewer crowds, making these months a great time to visit if you can handle the heat. June through November is also hurricane season in Florida, so watch the weather closely if you plan to be in the area.

The average temperature in Fort Lauderdale is a comfortable 76 degrees. In winter, temps drop into the high 60s, and in summer months, the average high is 82 degrees. Rain is most common in June and September, but humidity can stay high throughout the summer.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Fort Lauderdale, FL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Fort Lauderdale, FL. You can use these illustrations to calculate the most cost effective seasons to book in Fort Lauderdale for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Fort Lauderdale

4 Star Average Prices: $184.91

If you are looking for sumptuous surroundings and impeccable service, you will find it at Fort Lauderdale's premium hotels. The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is a five-star property with a supreme beachfront location minutes from fine dining and upscale shopping options. Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton have private patios, pillow-top mattresses, and deep soaking tubs.

Resort amenities include a heated infinity pool, full-service spa, and concierge services. The on-site restaurant, Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, earns high marks from guests, as do the tropical drinks available at the Poolside Café.

Another luxe option is the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. The resort's open-air spaces, tasteful pastels, and lavish use of palm trees give it a distinctly Floridian flair. This resort lives up to its Margaritaville name with its poolside bars, a tiki bar, and a hotel lounge, but the resort is a family-friendly place as well.

Rooms have luxurious beds, and up to two kids ages 17 or younger can stay free in their parents' room. Kids will love the swimming pools and the water slide.

At the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, you'll find a more quiet, modern décor that invites you to settle in and relax deeply. The resort has all the usual amenities, including private beach, swimming pool, and an on-site spa, plus some touches like town car service and complimentary lemonade, cookies, and cocktails. The Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is popular with families as well, offering plenty of activities for both kids and adults, plus spacious suites that suit families well.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Fort Lauderdale

Low-Cost Hotel Options in Fort Lauderdale

3 Star Average Prices: $134.54

One of the best ways to find economy lodging in Fort Lauderdale is to stay near the airport instead of on the beach. By making this location switch, you can save yourself some money if you happen to pass through town to catch a cruise. Airport hotels are used to hosting cruise passengers and know how to get you to the cruise port on time.

Several airport hotels receive consistently good reviews from guests. The Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port both offer free airport shuttles, affordable shuttles to the cruise port, clean rooms, and a nourishing breakfast to get you going in the morning.

Affordable hotels are available on the beach and in the city center as well. The Ocean Beach Palace Hotel and Suites can put you next to the beach for the same price as an airport hotel. The building has a slightly retro feel, with rooms stacked on three floors around a small swimming pool, but the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the location is outstanding for this price point.

The hotel sits directly on the beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, less than five miles from the Fort Lauderdale city center. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has its own walkable town center with stores, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife options.

Another affordable option in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is the Blue Strawberry By The Sea. The architecture here is retro-style as well, but the rooms are spacious and clean, and the location is close to the beach and the city center. This hotel is ideal for guests who plan to spend most of their time at the beach and need a clean, safe place to shower and sleep.

If you want to find a great rate in the Fort Lauderdale city center, try looking a few blocks off the beach. The Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale/Downtown Las Olas Area is a great example of an older property that is conveniently located, but without direct beach access. This hotel offers an afternoon reception, a swimming pool, and clean, comfortable rooms. While the venue is located in a business neighborhood, as long as you don't mind walking six or seven blocks, you'll find yourself in the middle of the tourist scene.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Fort Lauderdale

2 Star Average Prices: $93.12

2 Star Hotel Prices in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale: Real Discounts

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale offers special online pricing and periodic limited-time sales, so explore several dates if you have flexibility in your schedule. Booking early will help you find specials at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, which can save you 20 percent.

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa rewards you for early booking, too, with savings up to 15 percent. Marriott sometimes runs 48-hour sales, so if you don't find a rate you like, try again in a few days. Loyalty programs like Holiday Inn's Priority Club are a great way to be assured of free upgrades or earn free hotel nights.

Best Value Options in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale offers a bouquet of value-priced hotels that fall somewhere between the economy options and the luxe resorts. You may have to give up amenities like room service or on-site spas, but these hotels are perfect for travelers who want to enjoy some indulgent options without breaking their travel budget.

The Drift Hotel is a great boutique option, a 2 1/2-star hotel that earns good reviews from its guests. The hotel is housed in a cute, cube-shaped building that manages to be close to the action yet tucked away from the crowds at the same time. The rooms, both deluxe rooms and suites, are comfortable, and the service is warm and friendly.

A continental breakfast is included in your stay here, but it's a simple affair. If you wake up with a hearty appetite, you'll find great restaurants within easy walking distance.

If you prefer a large, modern hotel, consider the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. This four-star beach hotel features gorgeous views and stunning facilities at a great price. You can choose from a variety of rooms, including some with floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of the ocean. The pool isn't large or fancy, but you may not notice the pool with a clean, expansive beach at your front door. A restaurant and on-site bar, plus a buffet breakfast is available at a surcharge.

The Coral Key Inn is another option that's popular with mid-range travelers. This older property is on the beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The Coral Key offers studio rooms and suites with expanded kitchen facilities, so you can warm up leftovers, prepare your own breakfast, or cook a meal.

What some may call an "aparthotel" has a nicely manicured outdoor pool area. The neighborhood is quiet, but offers easy access on foot to the beach and to the supermarkets, restaurants, and nightlife.

What to Do When You're Not on the Beach

The beach in Fort Lauderdale is glorious, but you'll want a little variety in your days, even on vacation. Las Olas Boulevard is the downtown strip area where you'll find three museums, art galleries, high-end designer shopping options, and plenty of restaurants.

If shopping on the strip isn't your style, maybe you'd rather tour the Florida Everglades in an airboat at the Sawgrass Recreation Park. Watch out for alligators, though. Night tours are also available if you want to see what creeps in the swamps after dark.

The Museum of Discovery and Science is a favorite for families. This hands-on museum features kid-friendly exhibits, perfect for keeping active children busy on a rainy day.

The Riverwalk is an arts and entertainment district along the river, a lovely place for an afternoon or early evening stroll.

More than 50 years have passed since Hollywood first painted Fort Lauderdale as a naughty spring break destination. But in those years, the town has grown into a multifaceted destination for sun-seekers of all ages. When you find the hotel that suits your needs, well, that's a slice of paradise for you.

Recent traveler reviews of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Below are reviews of the city of Fort Lauderdale, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Quiet, Convenient"
Score 5.0 / 5

We were in Miami Lakes and it is a lovely spot. It's quiet, with convenient amenities

, from 17-Mar-2016
"Too Crowded"
Score 5.0 / 5

I'VE WORKED IN THIS AREA SO I'M FAMILIAR WITH IT. HOWEVER IT HAS BECOME TOO CROWDED SO I'LL STICK WITH NORTH CAROLINA IN MY RETIREMENT. SOUTH FLORIDA IS OVERFISHED AND POLLUTED (NEVER SAW THAT HERE BEFORE)AND THE ABUNDANT HIGH RISES WILL SURELY TAX YOUR WATER AND SEWER FACILITIES' ABILITIES TO KEEP UP.

, from 09-Mar-2016
"Nearby Shopping"
Score 5.0 / 5

Enjoyed the Sawgrass outlet

, from 08-Mar-2016
"Hangout on the Intracoastal"
Score 5.0 / 5

It was beautiful and easy to maneuver around with a rental car. The beaches were incredible and so was the seafood. I recommend going to Coconuts for their famous snow crab "Scoobies".

, from 03-Dec-2015
"We Like Ft. Lauderdale"
Score 4.0 / 5

We came to the city to go on a cruise. A fun city to visit.

, from 04-Oct-2015
"My Family Loves the City of Fort Lauderdale"
Score 4.0 / 5

The malls, beaches and entertainment to name a few of what was liked about the city. No complaints, my family will definitely visit the city again.

, from 20-Jul-2015
"Meetings in Fort Lauderdale"
Score 5.0 / 5

Fort Lauderdale has its 11th busiest airport in the country, The Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. It is known for its good restaurants, beaches, shopping malls as well as its golf courses and over 100 marinas. This is perfect area for business meetings, weddings, charity events and conventions.

, from 29-Jun-2015
"Hotels, Restaurants, Events, So Many Things To Do "
Score 4.0 / 5

There is much to do in Lauderdale and an affordable place to travel to. If you like ocean activities, this is the best place.

, from 30-Apr-2015
"Laid Back"
Score 4.0 / 5

Fort Lauderdale is a family oriented city. Roads and airport easily accessible. Love it.

, from 06-Apr-2015
"Nightly Entertainment and Beautiful Beachfront"
Score 5.0 / 5

The beachfront is gorgeous and offers much more than Miami Beach in terms of facilities, restaurants and activities. The city has nice theaters, movie houses and other entertainment such as the Broward County Performing Arts Center and adjoining River Walk area.

, from 05-Jan-2015
"Lovely City "
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful beaches, well maintained.Lots of good places to eat!

, from 02-Dec-2014
"Jungle Queen Riverboat"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Jungle Queen was a wonderful experience. The crab legs were the bomb!Loved Ft Lauderdale!

, from 02-Jun-2014
"Relaxed and Beachy"
Score 5.0 / 5

Proximity to the beaches and the relaxed environment.

, from 23-May-2014
"Eats and Beach"
Score 4.0 / 5

Fort Lauderdale has an abundance of good restaurants and beautiful beaches.

, from 14-May-2014
"Lots to do and easy to access"
Score 4.0 / 5

Fort Lauderdale is great. Many restaurants, beautiful beaches. Shopping is good. Trolleys is a good way to visit Fort Lauderdale.

, from 11-Mar-2014
"Great Beach Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

I love the energy around Fort Lauderdale's Beach area. Great mix of ages.

, from 05-Mar-2014
"Small town feel with age diversity"
Score 5.0 / 5

We are return visitors to Lauderdale-by-the-sea and love the area. We especially like the small town waterfront area with the pier, restaurants and beach. We also like the mixture of the ages of people, from seniors to young families. If able, we will certainly return again.

, from 27-Feb-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Fort Lauderdale, FL shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews
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