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Plunge Beach Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Brand-new beachfront hotel is a slow-pace alternative to nearby Fort Lauderdale and Miami
  • The barrier island is nicknamed the “Great American Beach Town”
  • Access to loaner bikes, snorkel gear, water sports and beach chairs
  • Features a beach bar and gastropub serving freshly caught seafood


Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s newest beachfront boutique hotel opened in spring 2017. Nicknamed the "Great American Beach Town," Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is free of chain restaurants and branded hotels; instead, its 1.5 square miles are populated by mom-and-pop shops and boutique inns. A barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal, the tiny enclave is peppered with palm trees, golf courses and fishing piers.

Plunge Beach Hotel stays true to the town’s mid-century, low-rise theme with three buildings featuring unique aesthetics to please all tastes. The hotel’s Island Building across from the beach is home to the market place, fitness center and gastropub. Its rooms have views of the property, while suites offer partial views of the ocean. Beach Building rooms face the pool or ocean and are located near the lively bar and pool scene. Adjacent to the Beach Building, the bungalows are directly on the beach with pool and ocean views, kitchenettes and space for up to four guests. All accommodations include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and subway-tile bathrooms with oak vanities and walk-in showers; some also have balconies.

Guests are encouraged to unplug and take in the sights and sounds of the ocean with free beach chairs and towels, volleyball nets set up in the sand, bike rentals and access to snorkel gear, paddleboards and skim boards. The resort also features a pool with ocean views and a 24-hour fitness center.

The town’s only toes-in-the-sand beach bar, Backflip serves local beers, tropical cocktails and Mexican street food with live music on the weekends. In June, guests can stop into the on-site coffee shop for locally brewed Bean and Barnacle coffee, pastries, sandwiches and gelato. Opening in July, the Octopus Gastro Pub’s menu will offer seafood fresh off the boat. 

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child up to age 3. Extra beds are not available. Extra person charge is $15 (subject to tax), per person, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Maximum weight: 20 kg.
A cleaning fee of $75 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Maximum of 2 dogs per room. 

Fees: A resort fee of $30 (plus tax) per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes Valet parking, WiFi, beach and pool services, and bicycles.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Valet parking is included in the Resort fee. 

Please note: The hotel is 100% non-smoking. A Fee of $250 (subject to tax) will be assessed for smoking in the guest room or balcony. 

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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