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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Plunge Beach Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • 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

""Super modern, creative and colorful" -- Lighthouse Point Magazine
95%
Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
"Fantastic to be able to eat lunch at Backsplash, have chairs and umbrellas, and bicycles. It was a wonderful atmosphere and vacation!! I highly recommend it!"
Don
01. Aug 2018
Newark, DE, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 25 miles from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and offers free parking for guests.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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. 

From the press:
  • "Focusing less on the glitz and glams of traditional resort hotels ... lets guests experience a classic American beach town feel" -- Fort Lauderdale Daily

Amenities

General

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

Services

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

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary valet service

Accessibility

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

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.

Policies

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: 18 kg.
A non-refundable cleaning fee of US$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. 

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

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

95%
Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Plunge Beach Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Fantastic to be able to eat lunch at Backsplash, have chairs and umbrellas, and bicycles. It was a wonderful atmosphere and vacation!! I highly recommend it!
Other Comments
Our only concern was the not being aware of when if the room was going to be cleaned.
Don 01. Aug 2018 Newark, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, Location. Did not agree with or understand their style of computing bills and no explanation offered at checkout. Receipt total does not match verbal explanation Plus there is no management available for complaints or explanation at check out. My card had been charged $422.64 before I arrived and was charged another $252.95 on checkout. Does not resemble the Travelzoo deal of $99.00/night and $30.00 resort fee.
hardy D. 22. Jul 2018 Oviedo, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location...walking distance to local dining and shops. One stop vavcation.
Marianne 11. Jul 2018 Coconut Creek, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Amazing hanging on the beach and back to pool! Perfect weekend.
Other Comments
Incredible staff. Every single person was helpful and pleasant. From the valet to the receptionist to the cleaning service. Greetings with smiles and genuine service which is so rare lately. We will absolutely be back for another staycation!
Barbara-Jean 11. Jul 2018 Pompano Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, location, clean, comfortable beds.
ReglA 06. Jul 2018 Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cheap drinks and food.
Other Comments
Don’t stay across street pay the $25 per night fee and upgrade
Tina 06. Jul 2018 Parkland, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
I love this hotel! The location was perfect to see fireworks for multiple cities. The staff is amazing! From Tonya at the the front desk to Renee at poolside. They go out of their way to make your stay perfect!
Teresa 06. Jul 2018 Coral Springs, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is fantastic. The staff was exceptional. The food and service at the beach bar was excellent.
Kathie 06. Jul 2018 Coral Springs, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Large rooms and right on beach
Other Comments
Need coffee makers and microwave in room
Roberta 06. Jul 2018 Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beach umbrella's & Chairs included
Other Comments
Everything was amazing. I will continue to book at the hotel.
Kimberly 02. Jul 2018 Miami, FL, USA

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