Smack dab in the center of Fort Lauderdale Beach and connected directly to the beach through a private overpass, the hotel once known as the Sheraton Yankee Trader has been transformed into a modern convention-centric Westin. The colossal resort caters to both leisure travelers and conventioneers, with a significant number of guest rooms and public spaces facing the ocean, including the gym. The pool area remains social and lively throughout the day. Guest rooms look fresh with warm cherrywood, hues of blue, and whismical decor. There's a great Kids' Club on-site as well. If you get hungry, head downstairs to the locally renowned eatery, Shula's on the Beach, or go lighter with the small but excellent Japanese restaurant, Amatsu Sushi & Sake.