Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Alexandra Paschalides
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Why We Love It

  • Reasonable prices, no resort fees and spacious suites make this a good bet for families
  • The beach is directly across the street and guests can use the poolside cabanas for free
  • Full or partial ocean views from every room
  • The hotel is a 10-minute drive to the boutiques, art galleries and restaurants along Las Olas Boulevard

"A fabulous choice" -- Fodor's

92% (250 Member Ratings)

"The beach, pool, and bar at pool."
Oct 12, 2016
Weare, NH, United States


Map & Directions

The hotel is 20 minutes by car from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or 40 minutes from Miami International Airport. Valet parking is $30 per day.

Rooms & Rates

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The Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is a hip hotel, with chic rooms, reasonable prices and an excellent location.

The 4-star property is right across the street from the beach, one block north from the area's bars, and a 10-minute drive to the boutiques, art galleries and restaurants along Las Olas Boulevard. The city's Sun Trolley passes by and is a good option for getting downtown -- day passes cost $2 per person.

Typical of many hotels in the area, the exterior looks like it's from the 1970s. Inside, however, the décor is fresh-faced and stylish. All rooms have a simple white color scheme with partial or full ocean views. Suites are larger and come with a separate living area with a pull-out couch, making them ideal for families.

According to Fodor’s the hotel is a “fabulous choice,” with all of the amenities you’d need at a trendy hotel. These include an outdoor pool lined with cabanas -- which unlike most hotel pools in the area, can be used for free -- a poolside bar, a spa suite offering reasonably priced massages and BISTRO restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

From the press:
  • "If it weren’t for the rates, you could mistake this hotel for a pricier single-letter chain ... But we love how the 240-room [hotel] does affordable without nickel-and-diming guests" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "This eco-friendly, ultra-modern hotel receives high praise from travelers for its dining options, convenient locale, and gorgeous ocean views" – U.S. News Travel


General Please note: rollaways are not available

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Two children under 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, charges may apply. Rollaways are not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A Parking Fee of $30 (plus tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.

A daily resort fee of $20 plus tax applies and is included in the total price shown on check-out. The Resort Fee includes:

  • 2 welcome drinks – vouchers given upon arrival
  • 2 bottles of water – provided daily upon consumption
  • 2 beach chairs daily per room (this is at the beach, not the pool)
  • Upgraded high-speed internet
  • In-room Keurig coffee maker
  • Unlimited local and long distance calls
  • Variety of Daily Delights offerings

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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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250 Member Reviews
(92% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The beach, pool, and bar at pool.
Other Comments: I didn't like that you could have 4 in a room, but could only get 2 passes for beach chairs and had to pay for the other 2.
Sandra Oct 12, 2016 Weare, NH, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff provided my wife and myself a bottle of champagne and chocalate covered strawberries to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary
Gerardo Sep 28, 2016 Tamarac, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Close to beach
Mark Aug 29, 2016 Orlando, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very enjoyable clean rooms
Raquel Aug 22, 2016 Westland, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
Kristi Jul 06, 2016 Lake Mary , FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The ocean views no matter which room you stayed in; the fact that the hotel was literally across the street from the fort lauderdale beach; the cleanliness and modern feel to the hotel; the very friendly and accommodating staff; the fact that breakfast was included every day
Other Comments: two negatives for can hear everything through the floors and walls and I really would liked to have had a balcony to enjoy the gorgeous ocean views from the hotel room.
Noelle Jul 06, 2016 Staten Island, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location was great and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Other Comments: We paid extra for a "suite" which was really just a slightly larger room than normal with a couch. Not to mention the suite they put us in was right next to the ice machine, which did not have a door to isolate the noise and other floors didn't have an ice machine so all night we heard people getting ice. There were not enough elevators and there were no stairs to the lobby so we often spent up to 20 minutes waiting on an elevator. The pool is way too small for a hotel of its' size - we could barely move in it there were so many people. We had vouchers for breakfast so thank god we didn't pay but the buffet was worse than what you get for free at a hampton inn or numerous other hotels. If I'd paid $20 for that I would have been livid. Also I tried to call in advance to request early check in and a crib and they told me I had to call travelzoo for that but travelzoo told me that was false. Luckily the person I talked to at travelzoo was very helpful and took care of it for me.
Chris Jul 05, 2016 Jarrettsville, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most: The accommodations and staff were awesome.
Kerry Jun 24, 2016 Clarkston, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very nice service Great stay
mercedes Jun 14, 2016 MiamiMiami, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The clean lines of the decor. The friendly and helpful staff (Suzette on Front Desk...Hector and Jim in the restaurant). Iced water full of citrus fruit at exit to fill up one's containers. Lovely view even on the 3rd floor.
Other Comments: Immediate area a bit 'sketchy' but with new hotels going up nearby and the Galleria a couple of blocks away, this will change. Strong police presence over the Memorial weekend.. Small pool but a big ocean across the road. Effective safe crossings.
Maureen Jun 02, 2016 Sarasota, FL, United States

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