FORT LAUDERDALE: Cheap Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is perfect for families looking for a fabulous beach vacation or singles and couples visiting Florida for gourmet dining options and the exciting nightlife. With cheap hotels in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you can set aside plenty in your vacation budget to explore all that the area has to offer.
The most popular place to stay in the city is the strip of Fort Lauderdale Beach, where highway A1A runs alongside the beach between Las Olas Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard. There are a great many excellent hotels to be found here and the location is pretty, with great views at sunset.
Fort Lauderdale boasts some of the most amazing four and five star resorts in the entire state of Florida.
The Atlantic Resort and Spa sits near the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Top notch amenities include town car service, outdoor pools, spa services, poolside bar, cooked to order breakfasts and 24-hour room service.
The B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is near the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and features a restaurant, poolside bar, outdoor pool, fitness facility and spa.
What to Do in Fort Lauderdale
Set aside some time for long days relaxing at the gorgeous Florida beaches. Over 23 miles of white sand beaches stretch over the Fort Lauderdale area. Hillsboro Beach is the best place for vacationers looking for quiet and tranquility. Deerfield Park offers the first cable ski park and cove-like beach areas. Sea turtle nesting season commences in March and lasts through October. Sea turtle nature tours are available through the Museum of Discovery and Science during this time period.
Other must-see attractions are tours of the Everglades that include up close encounters with turtles, alligators and rare birds. Dolphin World, the Florida Antique Car Museum and Riverfront Cruises are other must-see attractions in Fort Lauderdale.
Where to eat
The Best Cuisine in Fort Lauderdale Whether you want to eat at a chain restaurant with reasonable prices or go for more upscale fare, Fort Lauderdale has plenty of dining options to choose from. If you don't have time to make a dinner reservation, chain restaurants such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Outback Steakhouse will have availability on short term notice.For fine dining in Fort Lauderdale, you have multiple types of cuisine to choose from. The Casa D'Angelo Ristorante and Bistro Mezzaluna are popular Italian food eateries. The Chima Brazilian Steakhouse and Steak 954 are also well-rated restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area.
One popular day out is a Cypress Airboat Ride, which takes the visitor around the Everglades on a fun boat ride. Sea fishing trips abound and your hotel in Fort Lauderdale should be able to help you arrange one of these, while there are also great trips to be had on the canals around the city.
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The Westin Beach Resort and Spa, Fort LauderdaleWhat Guests Like I don’t know about you but it is hard for me to get my day started without a cup of Joe from Starbucks. You can’t imagine how excited most guests of the Westin Beach Resort & Spa are to find that there is a Starbucks right in the hotel. This is a great way to get things started in the morning, with a ......ViewRooms from$128.00
Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise PortWhat Guest Like You’ve just arrived in town and all you want to do is get in your hotel room and unwind. You don’t want to stand around waiting to pick up a rental car. When you stay at Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port, you won’t have to because they have an airport shuttle that can scoop you up the minute......ViewRooms from$73.00
Sonesta Fort LauderdaleSonesta Fort Lauderdale -Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like If you don’t want to go out and play, you don’t have to. You can hang out where the other grown and sexy people hang out, at the bar/lounge of Sonesta Fort Lauderdale. Its modern décor and plush setting makes it the perfect place to relax and have......ViewRooms from$144.00
Gallery ONE Ft Lauderdale a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton HtlWhat Guests Like Your full kitchen at Galleryone Fort Lauderdale allows you to make yourself right at home. Don’t even worry about packing groceries and snacks to keep in your room because there is a supermarket across from the hotel. I don’t know about most people, but I like to pop open a bottle of wine or champagne whe......ViewRooms from$120.00
The Westin Fort LauderdaleThe Westin-Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guest Like Get out your bathing suit and any essential reading that you want to do while you are away on vacation in Fort Lauderdale. If you’re planning on staying at The Westin-Fort Lauderdale, chances are that you’ll eventually find your way to the beaches of Florida. With the ......ViewRooms from$138.00
Hyatt Regency Pier 66Hyatt Regency Pier 66 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like The moment you walk into the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 you realize you’ve arrived to a luxurious retreat. As we entered the hotel, we heard ambient music overhead and knew we were in a hip hotel. The complimentary water offered upon check-in is a great indica......ViewRooms from$140.00
Fort Lauderdale Marriott NorthFort Lauderdale Marriott-North-North-Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like Waking up has never been more exciting when you’re waking up surrounded by nature. You can almost sense the tranquility of the outdoors, when you’re in your room. If you need to relax and rejuvenate, I can’t think of a better place to d......ViewRooms from$159.00
Ramada Plaza Fort LauderdaleRamada Plaza Fort Lauderdale-Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like Everything is so affordable at the Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale, including the rooms. Kids under 17 stay for free and kids under the age of 12 eat for free. I don’t know about you but FREE is always in my budget! When you save money on vacation it allows y......ViewRooms from$84.00
Sea Club ResortSea Club Resort-Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like Guests of the Sea Club Resort can take a few steps across the road and find themselves on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale. No waiting for a taxi or paying for parking when you stay here. With the fun atmosphere of the hotel, you can gather with friends at the hotels Deck Rest......ViewRooms from$97.00
All Inclusive Inverrary Vacation ResortAll Inclusive-Inverrary Vacation Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like When people travel with children, do doubt they want to make sure everyone is taken care of. The All Inclusive Inverrary Vacation Resort, does an awesome job of appealing to families with children. Kids can go wild in the playground area, right along......ViewRooms from$70.00
Red Carpet Inn Airport/CruiseportRed Carpet Inn Airport/Cruiseport-Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like The convenience of this hotel is probably one of the best things about it. When you first enter the Red Carpet Inn Airport hotel, you may not realize that you’re in a budget friendly hotel as the décor would suggest otherwise. With the modern d......ViewRooms from$70.00
Pelican Grand Beach Resort - A Noble House ResortPelican Grand Beach Resort - Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like If you’ve ever wanted to take a step back in time to experience what it was like to hang out at an old fashion ice cream parlor, like Wally Cleaver and the gang, you can find out when you stay at Pelican Grand Beach Resort. That is exactly how you feel whe......ViewRooms from$199.00
Royal Beach Palace HotelRoyal Beach Palace Hotel - Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like When you just want to visit a city and not have to worry about driving everywhere, the best option is to select a hotel where you can actually walk to some of the nearby attractions. If you can’t walk, you want easy access to public transportation. You......ViewRooms from$109.00
Days Inn Ft Lauderdale/Oakland ParkWhat Guests Like When you need a quick and inexpensive get-away, head south. When you think of fun in the sun, think Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A great vacation begins with your accommodations so why not make a choice that will surely save you money. Days Inn Fort Lauderdale/Oakland Park offers you a lot of perks that make your visit,......ViewRooms from$63.00
The Atlantic Hotel & SpaThe Atlantic Hotel & Spa-Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like The ultimate way to lounge by the ocean is atop the Atlantic Hotel & Spa. You can settle in for an evening of relaxation and comfort at the hotels rooftop lounge area. This may be a little over the top for some people but for someone life myself, who wants t......ViewRooms from$379.00
Il Lugano Suite HotelIl-Lugano Suite Hotel - Fort Lauderdale, Florida What Guests Like Just because you can’t afford to own a yacht doesn’t mean that you can’t set sail on one. If you want to experience the good life, you can at Il-Lugano Suite Hotel. Go ahead and gather friends and family and take a private yacht charter around the A......ViewRooms from$159.00
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The Riverwalk is also a great place to jog, stroll and during the evenings listen to some awesome music, including a music festival the 1st Sunday each month.
With the restaurants and bar choices it’s also the happening place to go for dinner. For a special treat for you and your “other half” why not take the water taxi and “bar hop”?
As far as beaches go, Ft Lauderdale has some beautiful beaches, for miles along Route A1A. Unlike Miami Beach, this is a more relaxed beach without all the party people and loud music. You will still find a good amount of tourist shopping and plenty of beachfront bars and restaurants. One thing you need to be aware of is limited parking, mostly metered. Consider taking public transportation, like a cab, especially if planning on hitting the bar scene after dark.
When its time to check out the food for lunch or dinner there are a few good fairly inexpensive choices for you.
Because you are on the ocean, it stands to reason that fresh seafood should be on your menu. The top choice, and in fact a world famous choice is the Southport Raw Bar located on Cordova Rd. Located right on the water. Get your fill of oysters, shrimp, snow crab and clams, or hot wings if not into seafood, and enjoy with an ice-cold beer or the famous house Sangria. If you really want to eat like a local, consider munching on a gator burger with that brew for only $4.95.
Another excellent choice of locals and visitors alike is The Le Tub Saloon located on N. Ocean Drive. Relax and enjoy your cocktails and GQ Magazines #1 burger in the U.S. at a waterfront table, as boaters dock for lunch or dinner. You just never know what celebrity will walk in, so have your camera at the ready. Top choices are of course the famous burger, fresh seafood and definitely the seafood gumbo.
If your taste buds are screaming for pizza, we have a suggestion for that too. Located on North State Rd, you’ll find thick and messy New York Style pizza at the Villa Rose Pizza joint. This is not anywhere near a fancy restaurant, but the food is awesome. You can eat it here, take back to the room or take with you to the beach or a park to enjoy.