Where to Stay in Fort Lauderdale, FL – 7 TOP Areas (+Hotels)

Aerial view of the Fort Lauderdale cityscape with high-rise buildings along a beachfront, showcasing the clear division between urban structures and the natural turquoise waters of the ocean

Getting ready to visit Fort Lauderdale? I’m your gal when it comes to planning your trip! 

Read this post because I’ve compared ALL the best areas and hotels to help you decide where to stay in Fort Lauderdale in just minutes!

In this blog post, I share the 7 best areas to stay in the city for tourists and give you an overview of the best hotels for all budgets. I hand-picked them by price and rating so you can be sure that you are getting the best available option within your budget. 

The best area to stay for first-timers is Las Olas! It’s near all things cool, has many accommodation options, and is not far from the beach!

Talking about booking – I highly recommend you make a reservation as soon as you decide on the hotel. This way, you can secure the best deals in the marvelous Venice of America! After all, the city is visited by more than 13 million people every year!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

Explore the best places to stay in Las Olas and Downtown, with hotels from luxury to budget: 

Watch my video, it will give you a visual explanation of all the areas:

Here’s a map to help you visualize the Fort Lauderdale areas I’ll discuss in this blog post:

A colorful map highlighting the best areas to stay in Fort Lauderdale, with numbered locations and labels for easy navigation
  1. LAS OLAS & DOWNTOWN FT LAUDERDALE : for first-timers
  2. FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH : for the beach
  3. LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA : for relaxation
  4. HARBORDALE / 17TH STREET CAUSEWAY : before a cruise
  5. DANIA BEACH : for layovers
  6. HOLLYWOOD BEACH : on a budget
  7. VICTORIA PARK & FLAGLER VILLAGE: for a hipster stay

Which area should you choose the beach or the city?

A picturesque aerial view of a Fort Lauderdale city with high-rise buildings along the shore, luxurious yachts dotting the blue waters, and lush greenery enveloping serene residential areas

The best area to stay in Fort Lauderdale depends on the season and purpose of your trip.

  1. Visiting in summer, for swimming and enjoying beaches, makes staying by the beach a better option. 

For the best beach vacation, head to:

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach, 
  • Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • Dania Beach
  • Hollywood Beach
  1. For active sightseeing of attractions and off-season visits, it’s better to stay in the city

The best city areas include: 

  • Downtown
  • Las Olas
  • Victoria Park

Harbordale is best for pre-cruise and post-cruise stays!

NOTE: You’ll need a car for active sightseeing across different areas. Most hotels offer private parking for an extra fee, ranging from $10 to $40 per day.

1. Las Olas & Downtown – where to stay for first-timers

Sandy beach promenade lined with swaying palm trees and white curvy balustrades, with beachgoers and blue umbrellas visible against the ocean horizon

For first-time visitors to Fort Lauderdale, I invite you to pick a hotel in Las Olas, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, for the best active vacation!

The city’s entertainment district, Las Olas Boulevard, has the best nightlife, sightseeing spots, fine-dining eateries, and the most luxurious hotels (like Hyatt Centric)! It’s also known for its Wharf Fort Lauderdale event space with the best music and cocktails!

In Las Olas and the rest of Downtown, you can catch the iconic Water Taxis to sail around Venice of America’s signature waterways. You can get all-day water taxi passes here for your own water taxi tour of the city!

Stroll past the Riverwalk (New River) trails to see gigantic yachts sailing in and visit the NSU Art Museum or the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum. Also, check out the Broward Center for the Performing Arts near the beautiful Esplanade Park and the Museum of Discovery & Science for an immersive learning experience for all ages!

You can also try scuba diving and snorkeling! This is the scuba diving tour I highly recommend!

With many free things to do for couples, fun activities for students, and things to do at night for partygoers, Fort Lauderdale Downtown and Las Olas attract young people from across the country! 

Let’s check out the best places to stay in Las Olas:

Luxury hotel
A collage of three hotel photos to stay in Fort Lauderdale: a serene poolside setting with palm trees and sunset views, a cozy living area with plush sofas and ocean backdrop, and a bright, inviting bedroom with crisp white linens and tropical accents.

Located near Downtown, this beachfront hotel offers comfortable rooms with a balcony overlooking the ocean, a lovely outdoor pool, a fitness center, a spa, and private beach access. At night, you can enjoy oceanfront dining with amazing views and have cocktails at the elegant bar.

Other accommodation options in Las Olas & Downtown

Bright and airy studio apartment with twin white beds, a small kitchenette, and a seating area, illuminated by natural light and adorned with a large wall painting of a surfer.

This hotel is within walking distance to both the beach and Downtown, has a swimming pool, and comfortable rooms

Quaint Oasis Hotel with a Spanish-style facade, adorned with climbing roses and lush greenery

This hotel has a central location near Downtown and offers free Wi-Fi, spacious rooms, and free parking

Modern cozy apartment living room featuring a light blue sofa with decorative pillows, a patterned area rug, and clean, simple decor

A modern, cute, and centrally located Airbnb with everything without walking distance

Things to do in Las Olas & Downtown

2. Fort Lauderdale Beach – where to stay for the beach hotels

Vibrant beach scene under a clear blue sky, showcasing a long stretch of sandy shore lined with colorful umbrellas and a bustling boardwalk with palm trees

Sun, sea, sand, mouth-watering foods, and fun tourist attractions. What else do you need? You’ll find all of that and more in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

A top attraction in the area is the lovely Bonnet House Museum & Gardens estate from the early 20th century, but that’s not all! The Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a nearby giant park with a freshwater lagoon and diverse wildlife, ideal for hiking and fishing.

Start your day by heading to the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Central Beach to relax and enjoy the picturesque views of palm trees lining the white sand. 

When you get hungry, walk to the beach bars and restaurants in the surrounding streets to have a meal and watch the sunset. This area has some of the coolest restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, including Lona Cocina Tequileria!

Central Beach has chairs, umbrellas, and picnic tables you can rent (around $40 per day), so you can easily spend a day there with easy access to bars, restaurants and water activities! 

Try boating, snorkeling, or even go on a cruise! You can catch a boat tour from the nearby Bahia Mar Marina!

The best part is that Downtown is just a short ride away, so you can fit in sightseeing in Fort Lauderdale!

You will find many nice hotels in Fort Lauderdale Beach, but in order not to miss the best hotels that I carefully picked for you, make sure you book your stay in advance. 

And since you are in Florida, if you want to add another nice beach destination to your itinerary, check out the best places to stay in Key West!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three hotel photos to stay in Fort Lauderdale: a sleek bedroom boasting an expansive world map art piece, a bird's-eye view of a luxury hotel pool area, and a spacious suite with a balcony overlooking the tranquil ocean.

An iconic 4-star beachfront hotel with a lovely garden, free bikes, and 2 on-site restaurants! Enjoy their outdoor swimming pool, bar cocktails, and the best-in-class Poolside Junior Suite. They have many room setups to meet the needs of large groups, too.

Other accommodation options in Fort Lauderdale Beach

Inviting resort pool at Marriott's BeachPlace Towers with blue parasols, flanked by a wood deck and surrounded by high-rise buildings

One of the top oceanfront hotels in Fort Lauderdale with a fabulous outdoor pool and great value for money

Bright and airy bedroom with a deep blue upholstered headboard, matching armchairs, and striped bed linen

A nice 3-star hotel with the cutest rooms and patio, also featuring a pool and (paid, US$10/day) parking

Elegant junior suite with a neutral-toned living area, contemporary furniture, and a seamless transition to the bedroom

Ocean Residence Junior Suite with a spa, a pool, and a lounge on the property

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale Beach

3. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea – where to stay for families

Entrance to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea pavilion, featuring bright yellow shutters, a welcoming blue sign, and people relaxing in shaded seating areas with the ocean in the background

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (LBTS) is located 4 miles north of Beach Fort Lauderdale and is the best area to stay if you’re traveling with kids. You will find stunning, quiet beaches ideal for snorkeling and diving. 

LBTS offers beautiful boardwalks where you can enjoy sunset strolls. You’ll also find nice fish restaurants and green parks for the kids. Places of interest include the Anglin’s Fishing Pier and the El Prado Park overlooking the sea.

I recommend this neighborhood for families for its laid-back beaches that enable kids-friendly water sports activities. The area is known as the best one for diving and snorkeling! 

What I love about this district is how it keeps its original charm despite the rest of Fort Lauderdale seeing significant upgrades! You can stroll past the streets and see the same buildings as the people who lived there in the 1950s!

This being said, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea doesn’t feature any luxury 5-star hotels. For a luxury experience with your family, check out the hotels in Fort Lauderdale Beach! Also, a bit further north from Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (17 minutes by car), you’ll find the lovely Pompano Beach suitable for family stays!

Other accommodation options in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

A serene hotel pool area enclosed by a privacy wall and palm trees, with clear blue water and accessible pool lift

One of the best family-friendly Lauderdale-by-the-Sea hotels with spacious rooms with city views, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and free parking

private studio apartment with a compact bed and kitchenette, framed by a dark wood entryway

This lovely vacation rental can sleep 4 people and is just one block away from the beach

Chic 2-bedroom apartment with a grey sofa set, minimalist decor, and natural light

This Airbnb has beautifully decorated rooms, free parking, and it’s close to public beaches

Things to do in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

4. Harbordale / 17th Street Causeway – if you are taking a cruise

Coastal city view from a harbor, featuring white high-rise buildings against a backdrop of blue sky and sea

If you’re looking for a convenient area to stay pre-cruise or post-cruise, Harbordale (around Port Everglades) is an excellent option! 

This cruise port area is also known as 17th Street Causeway and is perfect for cruise travelers! The connection with Port Everglades, as well as with the airport, is superb! 

Here, you can enjoy the Intracoastal Highway in multiple setups: take a water taxi, have dinner with a view, or take a boat tour! 

Did you know that Fort Lauderdale is basically a Yachting Capital of the World? Yep, there are over 42,000 yachts registered in the city!

If you’re wondering where to go in Fort Lauderdale to try Florida’s best seafood, Harbordale has got you covered! 15th Street Fisheries is the absolute winner! 

As I said, many people visit Fort Lauderdale as a pre-cruise or post cruise destination. One of the most legendary cruises is by a company called Royal Caribbean. Their Allure of the Seas ship is the most popular one!

Harbordale is a 10-minute ride from Las Olas, so you’ll still be just a short lift from the Downtown attractions!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three hotel photos to stay in Fort Lauderdale: an opulent sitting area with golden armchairs and abstract art, a refreshing hotel bedroom with patterned textiles, and a resort-style outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and cabanas

A 4-star resort near the cruise port with a pool, a gym, a bar lounge, and premium bedding. They have a daily buffet breakfast priced at US$22, while the outdoor pool comes with complimentary cabanas. If you’re wondering where to stay in Fort Lauderdale before a Disney cruise, here is your answer!

Other accommodation options in Harbordale

Warm and welcoming hotel lobby of Hyatt Place featuring earth-toned furnishings, a statement ceiling light, and a hospitality desk

A 3.5-star hotel with a pool near the train station; one of the best Fort Lauderdale hotels for 18-year-olds

Sunlit Holiday Inn Express poolside with ample lounging chairs, a clear blue pool, and the hotel's façade in the background

This 2.5-star hotel has the perfect location near the port, serves free breakfast, and has airport transfer

Minimalistic bedroom in with a wooden bed frame, white bedding, and abstract wall art

A cozy and modern apartment with plenty of light and a fully equipped kitchen

Things to do in Harbordale

  • Visit the Broward County Convention Center
  • Take a taxi from the Water Taxi Stops at E 17th Street
  • Chill in the Harbordale Park 
  • Try grilled oysters at the Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant

5. Dania Beach where to stay for layovers

Morning light bathes a wooden pier extending into the ocean, with the beach and coastal buildings in the background

Are you coming to Fort Lauderdale for a short time and want to spend time chilling at the beach? Then Dania Beach is the place to stay! Here, you can find hotels in Fort Lauderdale near the airport AND the beach!

The beach here has far fewer tourists than the ones in Fort Lauderdale, so if you’re looking for a secluded stay while still being a short ride from the tourist attractions, you’ve found your spot! There are paid parking, bathrooms, and chair rental services around.

Dania Beach has iconic attractions like The Casino @ Dania Beach, The Secret Woods Nature Center and the fisherman-favorite Dania Beach Pier! 

Majestic Flamingo Gardens, a botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary, is only a 20-minute ride from Dania Beach! Get your ticket and access to their legendary tram tour here!

The nearby Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is a great place to relax, but you can also try diving and fishing.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Fort Lauderdale for shopping, Dania Beach is a great option! You can enjoy the Dania Pointe shopping mall and the local Bass Pro Shop with all types of hunting and outdoor gear you may need!

Some of the best hotels near Fort Lauderdale airport are located here, so let’s check them out:

Luxury hotel
A collage of three hotel photos to stay in Fort Lauderdale: a grand lobby bar under a striking, star-like light fixture, a modern hotel room with chic furnishings and a city view, and an impressive hotel exterior with a sleek, blue glass facade.

Conveniently situated between the airport and the beach, this 4-star has an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and modern, mobility-accessible rooms with ultra-comfortable bedding!

Other accommodation options in Dania Beach

A homely living room corner in Residence Inn by Marriott featuring a sectional brown sofa with colorful cushions, a coffee table, and wall-mounted artwork

A 3-star hotel near the airport with a children’s play area and a Mini Market with snacks open 24 hours

The modern facade of Tru By Hilton at dusk, with a distinctive geometric design and illuminated windows against a backdrop of a soft pink sky

A chic hotel for the younger crowd, featuring free breakfast and super friendly staff

Bedroom in with a plush beige bed, stylish black bedside lamps, and a rustic blue bench, set on wooden flooring

An affordable 1-BR 1-bathroom place for 4 people and a shared outdoor pool

Things to do in Dania Beach

  • Spend a day at the Dania Beach 
  • Walk on the Dania Pier
  • Shop until you drop at Dania Pointe
  • Visit The Secret Woods Nature Center

6. Hollywood Beach – where to stay on a budget

A bustling oceanfront walkway with pedestrians, palm trees, and outdoor seating areas of adjacent cafes, reflecting the vibrant street life of a sunny coastal town

Hollywood Beach is located 10 miles (16 km) South of Las Olas in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and is the best neighborhood to stay on a budget. 

The best part of staying here is that you will still be near the beaches, including the Hollywood Dog Beach!

Hollywood Beach is a very relaxed and beautiful beach where you can lay on the powdery sand, swim in the turquoise water, and walk along the picturesque Hollywood Broadwalk. Sky Beach Chair Rentals is the leading beach equipment rental service in town.

You will find numerous shops, seafood restaurants, and bars on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, so you don’t even need to go Downtown if you don’t feel like it! Also, this cute Yellow Green Farmers Market is a great place to grab a bite and connect with the locals!

As you can see, there are tons of cheap things to do in Hollywood Beach, so you won’t have to break the bank on your vacation!

Here, you can find all kinds of hotels. To make your job easy, I found the top 4 ones for all budgets. Just make sure to book your hotel in advance to get better deals. If you plan to continue your trip to South Florida, check out my article on the best places to stay in Miami.

Luxury hotel
A collage of three hotel photos to stay in Fort Lauderdale: a minimalist bedroom with a bold red accent pillow, an oceanfront balcony set for a tropical breakfast, and a beach view with clear turquoise waters and white sands.

This is one of the best hotels with beach access near Fort Lauderdale, FL. It has a nice outdoor swimming pool and contemporary rooms with a unique ocean view. At night, you can have drinks and snacks in the hotel bar with spectacular views. With its romantic rooms, I highly recommend this hotel for couples looking for a nice escape in Fort Lauderdale. 

Other accommodation options in Hollywood Beach

The Riptide Oceanfront Hotel captured during a sunny day, displaying its charming pink exterior with vintage signage and a pedestrian-friendly locale near the beach

This beachfront hotel offers a unique stay by the ocean and has comfortable rooms with a stunning view

Simple and clean bedroom at with a large bed draped in light grey, flanked by a grey armchair and modest decor

A fabulous 2-star hotel with an on-site bar and featuring free Wi-Fi, just next to the beach

Contemporary living room in a vacation rental, with a comfortable grey sofa, minimalist decor, and beach-themed artwork, creating a relaxed and stylish space.

This Airbnb has modern-style rooms with great amenities within walking distance of the beach

Things to do in Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale

7. Victoria Park and Flagler Village – for a hip stay

An aerial snapshot of a tranquil residential neighborhood with homes nestled among lush greenery, bordered by waterways

Victoria Park is one of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest neighborhoods located East of Downtown and North of Las Olas Boulevard.

Have a picnic or play sports in the Holiday Park, visit the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, or enjoy the numerous dining options. The Parker is a small theater hosting Broadway plays, comedies, and various other shows.

If you’re visiting with a dog, know that many restaurants here are pet-friendly, and there’s a great dog park in the area, too!

Across the US 1 Highway from Victoria Park and just north of Downtown, you’ll find Flagler Village. This hip area has fabulous nightlife with cafes and bars like the Chops + Hops!

Flagler Village has a thriving street art culture and is home to various breweries like the Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery. Near Flagler Village, you’ll find Wilton Manors, a residential area with plenty of cool bars and restaurants, including LGBTQ+ places.

Both areas are easily accessible to Downtown and the beaches, so you’ll be ideally nestled to experience the best of both worlds!

Luxury hotel
A collage of three hotel photos to stay in Fort Lauderdale: a contemporary room with teal accents and panoramic city views, a rooftop lounge with soft lighting and plush seating, and an infinity pool that blends seamlessly with the sky at dusk

This 4-star Tribute Portfolio hotel is conveniently located between Las Olas and Flagler Village. Fabulous interior and upscale amenities like an outdoor pool, a gym, and 5 restaurants on-site make it the best luxury hotel in the area. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms, and you can take free bikes from the hotel to go to the beach!

Other accommodation options in Victoria Park & Flagler Village

Contemporary room in with a large bed, wooden headboard, sleek furnishings, and muted color tones

This 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool, a gym, and an on-site bar; free Wi-Fi and AC in all rooms

A cozy boat rental docked at a marina, featuring blue canvas coverings and a small wooden deck area

A boat vacation rental for a unique experience and ultimate freedom; offers access to a pool and a hot tub

A well-appointed living room in with a taupe sofa, natural wood coffee table, and modern decor

This condo looks like it came out of a magazine; it can fit 6 guests and is near the beach

Things to do in Victoria Park & Flagler Village

  • Spend a day out in the Victoria Park
  • Explore Flagler Village’s vibrant nightlife
  • Catch a show at The Parker Theater
  • Have a drink in the legendary Glitch Bar
  • Go to the nearby Fort Lauderdale Beach
👑 Luxury price:$300
💵 Mid-range hotel:$170
🛏️ Budget:$120
📍 Best area:Fort Lauderdale Beach
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Pelican Grand Beach
🧳 Best mid-range hotel:Aqua Hotel
👛 Best budget hotel:Blue Door Inn

Things to know about hotels in Fort Lauderdale

A towering beachfront hotel stands against a backdrop of clear skies, with palm trees and umbrellas dotting the foreground

Lodging in Fort Lauderdale may be a bit different from your typical hotel, I thought you should know and keep your eye on. 

Most of them are regarding extra costs for some amenities: 

  • If the room description doesn’t include “Free Wi-Fi” or “Wi-Fi in room”  that may mean that they do have Wi-Fi, but only in the lobby and you may have to pay extra (around $15 per day) to actually use it in the room. If even in doubt, just double check before booking. 
  • Most hotels charge extra for parking. The price can vary from $10-$40 per day depending on the hotel. 
  • You usually have to rent umbrellas and chairs on all beaches. The price is around $20 for umbrellas and $10 per chair for one day. Beachfront hotels will usually offer those for free, and so do some hotels in the city like Hyatt Centric. 
  • Surprisingly, but all hotel rooms have AC. If you’re visiting during the season, make sure this amenity is mentioned in the room description. You’ll need it!

BONUS: Best beachfront hotels in Fort Lauderdale

An oceanfront view captures a serene beach alongside a coastal road, with a modern hotel and palm trees framing the sandy shores

Visiting Fort Lauderdale for a summer vacation? Then you’ll love this ultimate list of the best hotels on (or VERY near) the beach, sorted by budget! 

P.S. I specifically checked, and all of the options below have AC!


  • Four Seasons – A new 5-star resort on the beach with free bikes, outdoor pools, a classy interior, private parking ($US50/day), and a delicious on-site restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Hotel Maren – This 4-star hotel offers 360-degree panorama views, direct beach access, an outdoor pool, and luxurious rooms with a sea view in the center of all the action.
  • The Lago Mar Beach Resort – A tropical resort with 500 feet of private beach, free Wi-Fi in rooms, volleyball courts, and many other fabulous amenities! Ideally suited for couples AND families!
  • The Ritz-Carlton – A gigantic oceanfront resort with an infinity pool, private cabanas, and free chairs and umbrellas you can hit the beach with! Private parking and Wi-Fi are available at an extra charge.


  • North Beach Hotel – One of the most popular hotels for partygoers (it can get loud here at night, so see if that’ll work for you!) just a block from the beach with a jacuzzi, 4 swimming pools, and private parking for $10 per day.
  • West Unit Vacation Rental – This cozy vacation rental for the whole family is your home away from home in Fort Lauderdale! It’s walkable to the beach, has an outdoor play area, and tons of nearby restaurants. 


  • Premiere Hotel – A 2-star hotel with fabulous reviews right on North Fort Lauderdale Beach! They offer free parking and Wi-Fi, too! Great location whether you’re visiting with a car or on foot.
  • Snooze Hotel – Lovely 2-star accommodation on Fort Lauderdale Beach with free Wi-Fi and spacious beds. You can enjoy water activities (scuba diving, snorkeling) and delicious restaurants within walking distance from here.

FAQs about where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

Two bright yellow water taxis glide through the blue waters of Fort Lauderdale, framed by palm trees and backed by a sunny sky and waterfront buildings

🗺️ What is the best area to stay in Fort Lauderdale, FL?

Fort Lauderdale Beach is the best area for first-timers thanks to its proximity to the beach and attractions. Pelican Grand Beach and Aqua Hotel are some of the best hotels in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

🕺🏻 Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale for nightlife?

Las Olas is the best place to stay in Fort Lauderdale for nightlife. You will find tons of lively bars and restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard. The best hotels in this area are Tribute Portfolio Hotel and Hyatt Centric.

🚶‍♀️ Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale without a car?

Fort Lauderdale Beach is the heart of the city, and if you stay here, you can reach the main attractions without a car. Some of the best hotels to stay here are Pelican Grand Beach and Aqua Hotel.

🏖️ Which are the best beachfront hotels in Fort Lauderdale?

Costa Hollywood Beach in Hollywood Beach and Pelican Grand Beach in Fort Lauderdale are some of the best beachfront hotels in Fort Lauderdale. 

🤔 Is Fort Lauderdale a good holiday destination?

Yes, Fort Lauderdale is a good holiday destination with its beautiful beaches, cultural attractions, shops, and restaurants. 

✅ Is Fort Lauderdale safe?

Yes! Fort Lauderdale is safe for tourists for the most part, and overall, it’s safer than Miami. Still, you should avoid areas near the I-95 highway due to an increased crime rate over the past few years.

☀️ What is the best time to go to Fort Lauderdale, FL?

The best time to visit Fort Lauderdale, FL, is between December and April when the weather is not too hot and there are fewer rainy days. 

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 What are the family-friendly hotels in Fort Lauderdale?

Residence Inn Marriott and Hampton Inn (near Pompano Beach, one of Fort Lauderdale’s best beaches) are the best family-friendly hotels to stay in Fort Lauderdale. 

🌱 Where is the best place to stay in Ft Lauderdale on Spring Break?

The Lago Mar Beach Resort and Club is one of the best hotels if you plan to spend spring break in Fort Lauderdale! The Guitar Hotel is an excellent luxury choice as well!

🥳 Where is the best neighborhood to stay in Ft Lauderdale for a bachelorette party?

Fort Lauderdale Beach! Fort Lauderdale hotels on the beach are perfect for bachelorette parties! Here, you’ll find upscale hotels, trendy bars and clubs, and top-rated restaurants for a complete experience!

👍 Is Fort Lauderdale safe for tourists?

Yes! Fort Lauderdale is perfectly safe for tourists. The city is considered low-risk in terms of safety, and even if crimes do happen, they affect the residents rather than tourists.


Dusk settles over a waterfront city skyline, where the fading daylight meets the twinkling city lights, reflecting a vibrant urban life by the calm waters

I hope you enjoyed this travel guide and have decided where to stay in Fort Lauderdale!

I talked about the best areas to stay in Fort Lauderdale and gave information about the vibes of each neighborhood, hotels, and the activities you can do there! 

I know I’ve already given you so many options to stay in Fort Lauderdale but to sum up, here are my 2 favorite hotels:

  • Pelican Grand Beach – an exceptional Fort Lauderdale resort by the sea
  • Hotel Sheldon – one of the best Fort Lauderdale beachfront hotels with 3 on-site restaurants

Remember to make a reservation as soon as you find a hotel you like to secure the best deals!

If you have any suggestions or questions about Fort Lauderdale, Florida, do not hesitate to comment below. I’ll be glad to reply!

Enjoy your time in Fort Lauderdale,


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