The Best Hotels to Book Near Port Everglades

Enjoy the subtropical climate of South Florida with a stay at one of Port Everglades' beachfront hotels
Enjoy the subtropical climate of South Florida with a stay at one of Port Everglades' beachfront hotels | Courtesy of Riptide Oceanfront Hotel and Tiki Bar / Expedia
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3 September 2021
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Port Everglades in South Florida is well-known for its white-sand beaches, gorgeous aqua water, fine dining and quality hotels, but also its close proximity to sophisticated Palm Beach and multicultural Miami.

Remarkably, Port Everglades is just a 30-minute drive from the Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the US. Many visitors are drawn to South Florida for its sunshine and tropical climate and also its highly rated golf courses – some of the best in the world. Planning your trip to the area? These are the best hotels near Port Everglades – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

A suite at Pelican Grand Beach Resort with a stylish sofa and a balcony with two seats overlooking the ocean
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Occupying the perfect location on the white-sand beach of Port Everglades, the Pelican Grand Beach Resort is an oasis for its guests. If you ever tire of lounging on the beach or swimming in the ocean, use the zero-entry pool or enjoy the lazy river meandering through the property.

Or instead, pop in for a spa treatment at the PURE spa. Why not finish the day by eating out under the stars on the patio of the fabulous OCEAN 2000 restaurant?

Bonaventure Resort and Spa

Outside area at Bonaventure Resort and Spa with palm trees and thatched roof seating area
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With 23 landscaped acres (9ha), four swimming pools, four restaurants, a five-star spa and a fitness center, this resort was never going to be anything but extraordinary. There is even an 18-hole championship golf course, walking distance away.

But it’s the location – on the doorstep of the supremely wild Everglades National Park – that adds to this resort’s caché. Elsewhere, book a slot at the unique Alaya spa, offering 30 treatment rooms, a private spa pool and a zen garden.

Ocean Lodge

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This family-friendly and intimate hotel in Boca Raton is so popular that guests return year-after-year. Rooms each have a fully kitted-out kitchenette as well as a dining area – and it’s just a few minutes’ stroll from an endless sandy beach, with the meditative sound of surf making for relaxed evenings.

Whether you like playing beach volleyball, snorkelling in a man-made reef with tropical fish or having BBQ picnics and spontaneous parties, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Diplomat Beach Resort

Diplomat Beach Resort
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You’ll want to stay in an ocean view room at this sprawling resort in Hollywood, Florida. Remarkable for the size of its suites, amenities include daily water rentals, a lagoon pool with tropical landscaping, complimentary towel service, cabana rentals – including 11 upper-level cabanas for privacy – and full-service poolside food.

Stroll down to the Blue Wave-certified beach to take out an ocean kayak or paddleboard into the warm Atlantic surf and afterward, relax on the sand.

The Guitar Hotel

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Anyone visiting South Florida should seek out the daily light show at the Guitar Hotel. LED lights built into the structure mimic the strings of a guitar. These change color and intensity with the lighting choreographed to different songs, while six-high powered beams project 20,000ft (6096m) into the sky.

The hotel, boasting 638 luxury guest rooms and suites, is an architectural masterpiece, resembling a back-to-back guitar.

Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club

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Named for its creator, Don Shula – Miami Dolphin’s Hall of Fame coach – this independent property lying amidst the tree-lined canopies of Miami Lakes offers contemporary amenities, plus much more. It’s located conveniently between North Miami and the Everglades National Park and as you might expect, there is a focus on sport.

One round of golf per person per night is included at Shula’s Senator golf course (plus cart and use of practice area) and there is unlimited use of Shula’s Athletic Club.

Lago Mar Beach Resort and Club

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This quintessential beach resort is a bastion of hospitality and tradition while offering every possible modern amenity. It was Mr Sydney Banks who got the operation going when he moved to South Florida from Virginia in 1960 with his wife and son in tow. He purchased the 110-room Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and thus, the Banks dynasty began.

Three generations have looked after this award-winning property, set on ten sprawling acres and with the largest private beach in Broward County. The family still personally creates and designs every part of the property while selecting each of the room’s furnishings.

Riptide Oceanfront Hotel and Tiki Bar

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When a bijou property with 21 oceanfront rooms is just moments from the sand and right on the Hollywood Beach iconic promenade, how can you resist it? The Riptide has kept the same comfort and familiarity of a small oceanfront hotel since its inception in 1969.

The Tiki Bar and Restaurant offer delightful meals made with the freshest ingredients topped off with superb cocktails. Nightly entertainment is one of this hotel’s special features, as is the exceptional happy hour.

Coral House Hotel

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The Coral House Hotel, in a popular residential neighborhood of Hollywood Beach, was originally built from oolite limestone (coral rock) and started life as a family home in 1924. Being a couple of blocks from the famous Hollywood Promenade is not such a bad thing if you’re looking for a quiet break.

The property is pretty much still in its original configuration so each room is slightly different from the other. A member of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association, the Coral House Hotel meets the SSLA high standards for quality, comfort, cleanliness and safety.

Want to explore more places in the area? Whether you’re looking for the best spa retreats or the best hotels in Miami, you can book your stay right here on Culture Trip. This couple’s guide to Miami will help you plan the perfect romantic getaway and learning about these must-visit attractions will help you plan your itinerary.

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