Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

3030 Holiday Dr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316, United States

Bill Marriott's personal choice for his annual four-week family vacation, the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort sits on a quarter-mile swath of private beach and bursts with the luxe beachfront personality of an upscale Caribbean resort. While the 1970s exterior of the hotel building remains, the resort's 16 acres underwent a $50-million renovation in 2010 (an equally impressive interior renovation took place the year prior) and the hotel has maintained its fresh look since. The result is a wonderland of seductive lounges and firepits, sparkling swimming pools with chic lounge chairs equipped with flags to signal food and beverage service, and a quarter mile of full-service private beach, with the full gamut of sunbathing and water sports options. An excellent Kids' Club keeps the young ones entertained throughout the day while parents enjoy some well deserved R & R. "Big kids" delight in the adults-only heated saline pool, where music can be heard underwater. Dining outlets include the famous 3030 Ocean, headlined by celebrity Chef Paula DaSilva, and the fun and funky Sea Level.


  • excellent gym
  • all rooms have balconies
  • great eating outlets
  • no resort fees


  • Wi-Fi isn't free
  • expensive parking
  • interiors are new but feel a little cookie-cutter


Phones: 954-525–4000


650 roooms, 31 suites
Rate Includes: No meals