Fort Lauderdale Luxury Hotels

There is a reason there is a Millionaire's Row on Florida's Gold Coast. It is considered a playground for the rich, and Fort Lauderdale luxury hotels are a testament to that. One of the draws of a Florida vacation—and of Fort Lauderdale in particular—is the array of opportunities for relaxation, whether you're visiting the local spas, lying on the beach, or simply relaxing in high-quality accommodations.

One of the newest Fort Lauderdale luxury hotels is the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Readers of Conde Nast voted this option for Fort Lauderdale luxury accommodations as the "Top New Hotel" on their 2008 Hot list, and the revered Mobil Travel Guide has awarded it four stars. Each room at this lush luxury hotel in Fort Lauderdale has its own private balcony as part of a design inspired by lavish ocean liners. 100% smoke-free guest units boast marble bathrooms, two LCD televisions, luxurious bed linens, and Bulgari bath amenities. The infinity pool overlooks the ocean from a 29,000 square-foot pool deck with private cabanas available for rent. Guests at the Ritz Carlton can take advantage of privileges at Fort Lauderdale golf courses, arranged by the hotel's concierge. An 8,500-square-foot spa offers a complete menu of services, and dining options include a Wine Room supplied by the hotel's private wine cellar.

Rising gloriously above its 315 feet of private ocean beach is the W Fort Lauderdale. Each of the W's 517 rooms is creatively named in reference to its size and level of luxury, including the basic accommodations of the Wonderful Room, the self-proclaimed "splendiferous space" of the Cool Corner Room, and the self-explanatory Extreme Wow Suite. No matter which room type a guest chooses at the W, they are guaranteed to indulge in a signature W bed, complete with a menu of pillow options. Each room at this luxury hotel in Fort Lauderdale also include a 32-inch LCD television, an iPod docking station, bath products from the hotel's Bliss spa, in-room movie options, and signature W spa bathrobes. These Fort Lauderdale luxury accommodations also offer guests the opportunity to dine at Stephen Starr's luxury steakhouse, STEAK 954.

Many of Fort Lauderdale five star hotels are very large resort-style hotels. If you prefer a smaller, more intimate luxury hotel in Fort Lauderdale, the Atlantic Hotel may be just what you are searching for. With only 124 guest rooms and suites, this lush hotel caters to the guest who is hoping for a more personal experience than other Fort Lauderdale luxury hotels might provide. Although the resort is smaller, the rooms are spacious, and each room has a private balcony offering views of the ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. Luxurious guest amenities include a BOSE sound system, a flat-screen television, and a gourmet kitchen in the room. The resort also offers two restaurants, a European-style spa, a fitness center, a pool and whirlpool, and a salon. The Atlantic Hotel is located three miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale, steps away from the best the city has to offer. The hotel also offers boat rentals for guests' convenience.

Tucked away in Fort Lauderdale's beautiful waterways is Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. The hotel's 127-slip marina is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway and remains popular with yachters. Hotel room service even offers delivery directly to the boats. Each of the 380 rooms at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six includes Fort Lauderdale luxury accommodations, including a furnished balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the ocean, Intercoastal Waterway, or the marina. An on-site aquatics center is available to rent various types of watercraft or make reservations for Fort Lauderdale beach activities. Indulge in one of the three pools, including a swim-through waterfall, pool volleyball, and a spa tub large enough to hold 40 people.

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