I cannot say enough about this hotel. It is hard to think of where do I even begin. This hotel has graced my pre/post cruise itinerary a few times. It is consistent every time and that is why I feel obliged to write about it. Today you are going to learn why you need to book a stay at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!
About the Hotel
The Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort location is perfect. It is located right on Fort Lauderdale Beach. This all-suite resort has amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms have kitchenettes/kitchens and private balconies. If you have a big party, this hotel has accommodations ranging from 1 to 3 bedroom suites.
The Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort is a full service hotel. This means that it has a variety of restaurants, a spa, sun deck, swimming pool and beach side amenities. A full list of other amenities can be found here. This hotel does have a $35.00/day resort fee that includes 2 daily adult bike rentals for 2 hours; morning beach yoga classes; 2 bottled waters daily; 2 beach chairs; 20% off spa; 10% off gift shop; free kids (12 and under) dinner with adult entree; local/toll-free calls. There is not any self parking available but there is valet parking for $46.00/day.
My Most Recent Experience
I booked an overnight at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort after my cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas in December 2019. Flying home on a Sunday is always more expensive. I’m the type of person who’d rather spend that extra money at a beautiful hotel on a beach and book the cheaper Monday flight. As some of you know, I’ve been working in hotels for over a decade. I stayed at this property in August 2018 under and employee rate when I worked for Hilton and just fell in love with it so it was a no brainer to stay again.
It was Sunday morning and I called the front desk to ask if we could store our luggage until our room was ready. I never have the expectation of getting an early and always advise that you don’t either. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes at a hotel and you need to keep in mind that the previous guest is normally not out of that room until 11am/12pm. This hotel has a great bell staff team that tickets your luggage and stores it for you. You then get directed to the front desk who will give you a little card packet so you have access to all the amenities until your room is ready. They also have a texting service to let you know when your room is available as well!
We arrived at 9:30am and the front desk staff was as pleasant as always. I was asked what brought me to the area and I informed them that I was on a cruise for my wedding anniversary with my husband and friends. The front desk agent upgraded me to a beautiful oceanview junior suite without even asking. He gave us our tickets so we could get our beach loungers and charge for drinks/food while we waited.
While we waited we enjoyed the pool and sun deck for a while before making our way down to the beach. There is something about just floating in the ocean that is so peaceful. After all this we worked up an appetite and headed to their restaurant ILIOS. This restaurant is located near the pool deck and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and has seasonal menus. Thankfully they were changing over to lunch and weren’t too busy and could seat us without a reservation. Keep in mind that this place can get busy due to its location by the pool. You can always make reservations ahead of time too! We ordered some amazing fish tacos and appetizers. By the time we finished our meal, we received the text that our room was ready early.
Where do I even start? This room was breath taking! I’m pretty sure my jaw dropped to the floor and I’m surprised I didn’t trip over it. This room had a seperate living area with a pull out bed, a private bedroom, full bath, kitchen and wrap around balcony. The bed was so comfortable. I laid down for “a minute” and fell asleep for an entire 90 minutes. After enjoying some time on the balcony we came inside and heard a knock at the door. We opened it up and there was a server with wine and chocolate covered strawberries courtesy of the hotel for our anniversary. This is what hospitality is about. Surprise and delight!
Final Notes & Tips
This hotel has always been a win whether I’m there with my husband or my daughter. The staff goes above and beyond to treat us like royalty. They embody the spirit of hospitality. Here are some tips for your stay at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort:
- Sign Up for Hilton Honors. There are always points and better rates for Hilton Honors members and it is absolutely free!
- Book through Hilton directly. This guarantees you the best rate.
- Check out the rooms and see which would be the best fit for you!
- Consider adding a Sunday or Thursday night stay to your trip. These are shoulder dates for hotel and usually have some of the best rates!
This resort is perfect for a week long stay or a pre or post cruise stay. If you are like me and love all of the above, you are going to find that one night is just not enough at this beautiful hotel.
Want to see what the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort is like when traveling with a child? Check out my post here.