Where to Stay in Fort Lauderdale: Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel Thursday 20 July, 2017

Hi All! I am not sure if you know but I just returned back from my international experience in Panama and I am in the states again. I was gone for 3 weeks, and honestly I needed a vacation from my vacation! Have you ever needed that? I sure did I was exhausted from traveling and just the energy of returning back to my life in the states again, so I decided to have some extra R&R in Fort Lauderdale staying at the plush Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel.

I am so happy I made a decision not to go straight home from Panama to Atlanta and relax in Fort Lauderdale for a few days. I never really explored Ft.Lauderdale before, I have always frequent Miami (which is not that far from this city) and staying at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel was the perfect location to be by the beach and enjoy this chill beach area of Florida! Read more about my amazing stay below and all of the perks and amenities of staying at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel.

A prime location–and destination among Ft. Lauderdale hotel – accoriding to their website, you can Wake up and go to bed with the ocean breeze right at your door. Ideally located on a seven-mile stretch of the area’s namesake beach for your wading and viewing pleasure–soak it all in at one of the area’s finest Fort Lauderdale beach hotels.


The hotel offers 240 guest rooms, including 23 suites, all of which boast sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Rooms offer luxurious bedding, 37” or 42” LCD television, mini-fridge, telephone with alarm clock and MP3 compatibility, iron/ironing board, high-speed wireless internet access, in-room safe, lavish bath products and hair dryer. Barrier-free and ADA compliant rooms are available.

Featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, each of our 300 square feet Deluxe Ocean King rooms boasts a king bed, Wi-Fi connectivity and a flat screen TV.

When I opened my door to my room I was blown away by my views. It was amazing with these mega windows that illuminated my room completely with natural light and the panoramic view of Fort Lauderdale and the beach. I saw so much beautiful blue water, I instantly felt relaxed and had no need to leave me room anytime soon. Yes there was a beach right there, but sometimes its just as good to admire it as it is to be on the beach.

The panoramic views are outstanding. It was like looking at a postcard in the comfort of my room. I didn’t want to leave. Would you want to with a view like this? Watching the sunrise and the sunset in this room was so magical. Couldn’t beat these spectacular views from these windows.

Dining and Entertainment

Bistro our full-service beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additional dining options include the lobby bar, casual poolside bar and in-room dining.

Seperate blog post on the review of the Bistro Restaurant coming up in the next blog here.

Daily Delights

The Daily Delight incentives at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel was an extra special perk at this hotel. Daily is a new theme of complimentary treats at designated times for the guest to enjoy. Think of it as a happy hour but beyond just cocktails. Below is the Weekly Theme Daily Delight schedule and perk of the day.

Pretzel Monday

3:00PM – 5:00PM | LOBBY
Fresh baked pretzels, beer-flavored cheese sauce, grain and horseradish mustard

Tapas Tuesday

4:00PM – 6:00PM | LOBBY 
Live tapas station

Retro Night Wednesday

5:00PM – 7:00PM | LOBBY
Live 80’s music featuring a corndog station

Wine Down Thursday

5:00PM – 6:00PM | BISTRO 
Unwind with a complimentary glass of wine
and cheese selection in Bistro

Nojito Mojito Friday

3:00PM – 5:00PM | LOBBY
Tortilla station with assorted salsas, featuring agave and lime-infused water

Serene Saturday

Wake up and stretch with complimentary yoga, inquire at the front desk for location. All levels welcome, towels provided.

Coco Frio Sunday

11:00AM – Noon | LOBBY
Cool off with fresh coconut water

Pool & Ocean

The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool with sun deck, cabanas and lounge chairs. The cabanas are complimentary for all guest and there is also a pool bar area as well if you want to have a sip in the area.

photo credit: hipmunk.com

If you need more water and sunshine, just steps outside the hotel the beautiful famous Fort Lauderdale beach is waiting. Its pretty views from your hotel room, but of course up close is awesome within close proximity.

Overall the stay at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel was whimsical to me. It was my perfect vacation from my vacation and R&R before I return back to Atlanta. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are ever in the Fort Lauderdale area and to be in great proximity of the famous beach. Whether you want to on the beach or just admire the beach from the comfort of your room, you will feel at peace and serenity staying here. My first time staying at a Sonesta hotel and I was highly impressed and happy of the service, perks and even food.

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
999 North Fort Lauderdale Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Learn more about the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel here.

Have you been to Fort Lauderdale Beach before?

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  • Lisa Favre says:

    I haven’t been to Fort Lauderdale in so long! I am so up for that outdoor swimming pool. It looks beautiful and just so refreshing to take a dip in.

  • Jeanette says:

    I will be traveling down to Fort Lauderdale next year and I was just starting to look at hotels. This place looks beautiful. I would love to be right on the ocean.

  • What an amazing view! I love being right on the beach when I’m on vacation. This looks right up my alley!

  • Amber Myers says:

    This looks like a lovely hotel! I so love that they have a pretzel day. I love soft pretzels like that and would totally pig out.

  • candy says:

    Never been to Fort Lauderdale and unfortunately won’t be traveling there anytime soon. Looks like a great place to stay and have a good time. Believe I have commented on this post before.

  • Catherine Sargent says:

    This looks like a wonderful place to stay and that view is amazing. I will keep this in mind the next time we are in the area.

  • Stacie says:

    Sonesta sounds like a great place to stay. I love those posh rooms, and the food looks tasty. Tasty food is super important to me.

  • Wendy Polisi says:

    This place could bring somebody to tears it’s so gorgeous. What a great getaway spot.

  • Joanna Clute says:

    That bedroom view, though. Wow, it’s like heaven on earth!

  • We’ve been to this area a few times but never to this hotel. You’ve definitely sold me. I’m in awe.

  • Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I love Fort Lauderdale but I haven’t been there in ages. This definitely looks like the best place to stay.

  • Heather says:

    Oh my gosh that view sells it for me. I would love t just watch the sunrise over the ocean from my bed.

  • I would love to go to that hotel and see such an amazing view. I couldn’t think of a better setting for that pool. I will remeber this if I am in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Liz Mays says:

    Gosh, this is such a cool place! You have to love the ocean view from the rooms. I’d be happy to stay there!

  • Mary Edwards says:

    What a gorgeous place to get away. That room looks super romantic!

  • Jen Temcio says:

    When I am on trips a rarely spend time in the room, but I would spend an entire weekend in that bed with the view! Holy cow!

  • Marysa says:

    Looks like such a nice place! I love the style, and your room had a gorgeous view! It’s so nice to stay this close to the beach and have pools to use too. And those theme nights sound so fun, I’d love to go to the pretzel one!

  • Kristen says:

    wow, what beautiful views! Plus I love the menu! Pretzel Monday looks amazing!

  • Chloe says:

    The panoramic views are amazing! I would love to relax here and enjoy a wine or two. And I love the different food options!

  • I love the interior look and feel of that hotel. I prefer going to Hollywood Beach instead of Miami Beach, so next time I am down in that area, I think I will check out the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale!

  • When we go on vacation, staying at a great hotel is so important to us. This looks like a fabulous one. I love how the modern, sleek lines and cool lights give it such a modern vibe.

  • Mary E says:

    I am driving distance..well 3.5hrs…but still…I NEED to go to this hotel. It’s gorgeous. And romantic!

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    Wow!!! That hotel has an amazing view! And really great food!

  • My Teen Guide says:

    What an awesome hotel .I love the rooms, the glass floor to ceiling windows offering the view of the ocean! I will have to remember this hotel the next time we visit Florida

  • Nikka Shae says:

    This looks like an amazing stay!

  • Stacie says:

    Look at that view! Oh my, this is a stunning hotel. Monday pretzel day ain’t bad either.

  • travel blogger says:

    Wow! I am definitely staying here the next time I am in Fort Lauderdale! I love the pool and the view! Looks like such a nice hotel.

  • Jaime Nicole says:

    I’ve been to Ft. Lauderdale several times but never stayed at the Sonesta. It looks like an amazing hotel!

  • Amy Desrosiers says:

    Wow, this place looks amazing! The views from your room were outstanding!

  • Angela Milnes says:

    Such a beautiful place to visit and It really looks relaxing. I want to stay there

  • Our Family World says:

    I love this hotel, and I want to have a staycation there. OMG. The views from the room is fantastic. To fall asleep and wake up the next morning with a view of the ocean is a dream come true for me.

  • margarette says:

    Amazing pics. The room and the view looks so nice. Good to have 2-in-1 pool and ocean.

  • Crystal says:

    Hotels are so much more than just places to sleep now. We love staying an extra night just to enjoy all of the amenities the hotel offers. I could stay all week to relish in those views!

  • Carissa says:

    This hotel is beautiful!!! The view is amazing and the pretzel bar is a cool idea!

  • Mimi Green says:

    This is beautiful for real. I fly into Ft Lauderdale and drive to Miami. I need to just stay there and explore. The view is incredible.

  • This hotel is amazing! I am going to have to check them out really soon … time for a solo getaway!

  • Ty says:

    OMG! Those views! I would be in heaven. I don’t even care about anything. I would just sit there looking at the ocean for hours..

  • Ashleigh says:

    That view alone has me sold! That is absolutely breath-taking in the picture I can’t imagine how much better it is in person!

  • Jamila says:

    That view is amazing, I would definitely stay there during my visit.

  • Quietly adding this to my list of spots to stay at. The view alone is breathtaking.

  • I know exactly where you are! That hotel is stunning. I appreciate Fort Lauderdale beach for being quieter than Miami’s (where I went to college) but I wish the actual width of the sand was a bit longer.

  • Wow, this place is amazing! And the view is breath-taking.

  • Ayak says:

    This place looks so dope! I’ve only ever been to Miami south beach but im ready to book that hotel, Im here for coco frio sunday, you hear me!

  • RaNesha says:

    Sonesta has some beautiful properties so I’m not surprised this location is amazing and the view is breath taking. I will make sure when I visit Fort Lauderdale in a couple months I stay this location.

  • Makeba Giles says:

    Wow the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel looks and sounds like a very nice place to stay! I’ve only been to the area once, but if I get the chance to return, I’ll definitely stay at this hotel!

  • Ali Rost says:

    I can’t believe how beautiful the views are from your room! Oh my goodness, it’s dreamy. If I was lucky enough to stay there, I think I’d simply stay in my room and order room service. The food looks just as incredible. What a relaxing and peaceful place to vacation. x

  • Karen Akpan says:

    Honestly you’ve sold me on this hotel. The first thing I saw was the view. Omg that view is amazing. I love a room with an ocean view. It makes vacationing so much better. And then I scrolled down to the good pics . I’m such a foodie and the daily incentives was good enough to have me looking up that hotel for the next time we are in Florid 🙂
    And every time I vacation with my kids I need a vacation from my vacation

  • Vera Sweeney says:

    I love the Fort Lauderdale area. We’ve been there a few times, and it’s always a ton of fun! I hope it makes it through the hurricane.

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