Once "one of Fort Lauderdale's best-kept secrets" according to Frommer's, The Pillars Hotel was too lovely and well positioned to stay unknown for long. This intimate boutique hotel is now regularly recommended by magazines, most recently making Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List of the World’s Best Hotels in 2013.
Set right on the Intracoastal Waterway, the atmosphere here is tranquil and relaxed. There’s a palm-tree-lined outdoor pool on site and the soft sand of Fort Lauderdale Beach is two blocks away.
Out back, the hotel has a private water taxi stop for quick boat rides over to the chic restaurants, art galleries and boutiques along Las Olas Boulevard.
With just 18 bedrooms "you'll feel as if you have the grand house all to yourself", according to Frommer's. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a complimentary glass of wine and then shown to one of the British colonial-style rooms, where views are of the Intracoastal Waterway or the courtyard pool.
Some rooms (and bathrooms) are on the small side, but most have a private outdoor seating area and some suites have a separate living room.
Serene sunsets over the Intracoastal can be enjoyed from the hotel dock with a cocktail in hand, or guests can dine on Mediterranean cuisine at The Secret Garden, an exclusive restaurant for hotel guests and select members only. Choose between the intimate dining room or al fresco seating on the dock -- perfect for admiring the luxury yachts as they cruise by.
From the press:
"Dining dockside is wonderful, and the food is pretty terrific" -- Condé Nast Traveler
"A calm graciousness, more Southern than strictly Floridian, hangs in the air" -- Travel + Leisure
"It took me a while to discover this hotel -- and apparently that's exactly the point"-- Frommer's
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Iron and ironing board
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
The hotel is not recommended for children, but they are allowed.
Cot/crib available on request for children aged 3 and under: one time set up fee of $30.
Extra bed available on request and in the Suites only: free of charge for children under 18 and $30 per night for adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or a 40-minute drive from Miami. Free parking is available for guests arriving by car. The hotel can be hard to find -- it is on the corner of North Birch Road and Sebastian Street.
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