The Best Hotels to Book a Stay at in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a sunny city on Floridas southeastern coast
Fort Lauderdale is a sunny city on Florida's southeastern coast | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Christina Nhu

Affectionately nicknamed the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale is a sunny city on the southeastern coast of Florida, an area renowned for its pretty, winding boating canals and sublime stretches of sand. Thinking of visiting? There are many great places to stay in the area, but from all of the hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts in Fort Lauderdale, we’ve narrowed it down to the best.

1. The Pillars Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Double bed on wooden floor in suite with overhead fan and living area with sofa separated by glass doors at the Pillars Hotel
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The Pillars Hotel in Fort Lauderdale is a small boutique that offers a beautiful view of the intercoastal waterway. Get around easily here by using the water taxis nearby, or splash about in the pool area – which leads down to a beautiful dock overlooking the ocean. The staff here are welcoming, professional and responsive, and the atmosphere is extremely relaxed. And, as if that wasn’t enough, the glittering shops and first-class eateries of Las Olas Boulevard are just around the corner.

2. The Aqua Hotel


Sofa, cushioned chair, table and four chairs in room with canvas depicting high tide at the Aqua Hotel
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The Aqua Hotel is perfectly situated in the city, in an area that is just a couple of blocks away from dozens of vibrant restaurants and the bustling, beautiful beach. Free parking and wifi are offered here, and the rooms are clean and spacious, fitted with all the necessary amenities for an enjoyable stay. Don’t forget to say hi to the owner, Maggie, a warm and welcoming host who goes out of her way to ensure all her guests are having the best time.

3. Premiere Hotel


Two adjacent double beds on tiled floor in a white-painted room with armchair and floor-to-ceiling windows at Premiere Hotel
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Why settle for a guesthouse in Fort Lauderdale, when you could have this? The Premiere Hotel is renowned as one of the best hotels in the area, famed for its exquisite service, sophisticated ambience and exceptional staff. Situated just south of the Bonnet House property, the hotel offers some relaxing peace and quiet away from the bustle of the city’s main streets. The beds here are super comfy, and, with a modern interior including sleek flooring and an intricately decorated balcony, you may just find you don’t want to leave your room!

4. The Victoria Park Hotel


Double bed in neutral-toned room with table, three chairs and blinds over the windows at Victoria Park Hotel
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The Victoria Park Hotel boasts a delightful courtyard area, where visitors can enjoy rich, velvety coffee or refreshing lemon water every morning. The chic and sleek bar area here offers a wide variety of beverage options and provides service both to the outdoor seating area and the individual guest rooms. And, if you’re looking for more information about Fort Lauderdale, you’ve come to the right place, as the lobby is brimming with helpful leaflets on everything there is to do in the city.

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