Fodor's Expert Review The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304, USA Fodor's Choice

Twenty-four dramatically tiered, glass-walled stories rise from the sea, forming a resort that's helping to revive a golden age of luxury travel. The lobby and public areas sparkle with white-and-charcoal marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and leather banquettes. A lavish tropical sundeck and infinity pool gaze out over the ocean, and the Club Lounge spans an entire floor. The lobby-level restaurant-café-market-bar Burlock Coast offers superior ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows with excellent food and inspired cocktails to match. Luxury also awaits at the spa, which is a must-visit. The hotel's Club Lounge is situated such that guests can watch both the sunrise and the sunset from the balcony. Golfers have privileges at the private Grande Oaks Golf Course, where Caddyshack was filmed.

PROS

  • prime beach location
  • exceptional service
  • organic spa treatments

CONS

  • expensive valet parking
  • cancel at least 14 days in advance or get hit with a two-night penalty
  • extra-busy poolscape

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
On the beach
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 954-465–2300

HOTEL DETAILS

192 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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