Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll be convenient to Jungle Queen Riverboat and Port Everglades. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Bahia Mar Marina and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 650 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Digital programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Fort Lauderdale? This resort has 100000 square feet (9290 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Took the family to Fort Lauderdale for a week and had a blast! When we return next year we will not be staying again at this “resort”.
- Private beach.
- Cabana and beach staff were very friendly and accommodating to the kiddo and wife. The one thing the hotel did well.
- Great location.
- Private parking is $35 a day. Spaces are scarce at times (waited 20 minutes for a spot once) and seem to be configured for compact cars. Also, lighting is dim which doesn’t give it a real safe vibe.
- They have a microwave. One. It’s on the third floor.
- Refrigerators can be rented for $20 a day. Be wary, it may be delivered at 11:30pm (woke my sleeping child)
- Rooms were ultra basic considering the price.
At the end of the day it seems like they’re set up to cater to corporate events, not vacationing couples/families.
Case in point: 4 wait staff acted as if I was invisible while I waited 35 minutes on an order of breakfast sausage. However, a man in a suit and two nicely dressed ladies walked up a few minutes after me and were eating within 10-12 minutes. When my food finally came out the order was wrong, meaning they didn’t pay attention to the one conversation they had with me. While telling my waitress about the issue a party of 15 walked up and she never addressed me again. I wish I was making this up.
If you have a child that will only eat like 2 things for breakfast their error and my dissatisfaction will make sense. (He’s a big fan of a Denny’s down the street now by the way!)
From the 20-25 interactions I had with the staff there it’s pretty clear there is no incentive for them to be pleasant. It’s hard to imagine my experiences not being a product of cheap management.
This hotel is the only hotel to stay at in Fort Lauderdale. It is one of the best managed hotels i have ever visited.....amazing staff, very polite and efficient. The rooms are beautiful, modern, hip design. The food quality and service is great, all restaurants , even room service. The facilities are very well manicured. There beach is perfect, (don't need to cross a street like all other hotels in the market). Can't wait to return
My husband and I stayed here for 5 days with our 5 year old. After reading some reviews, I saw that people said their were no fridges in the room. I thought surely not so we called 3 days prior and shockingly they didn’t. So, while on the phone, we asked to have a refrigerator placed in our room prior to our stay. When we got there, they had not done it yet. Which is fine, maybe they needed to wait until we got there. Then after check in, it took another 5 hours to get them to bring it to our room. At almost 11 at night, they brought in a fridge they charge $20 a day for that I could buy (and almost did) at Walmart for $60. It had huge dents in it and a live baby water bug. Gross. If you have to use a microwave, the thing most hotels in America have in rooms, you have the option of going to the 3rd floor and using a community microwave that sits upon a rolling cart. 1 microwave. For almost $400 a night, the lack of room amenities is truly shocking. Their coffee maker was some off shoot of a Keurig that seems like it would break if you looked at it wrong. Their location and private beach is quite literally their only redeeming quality. We tried to eat at Riva one morning, and after waiting 40 minutes to have our order taken, we paid almost $35 for a 3 egg omelet and a side of sausage. I assume the lack of fridge and microwave is to drive you to their on resort restaurants where they can charge a ridiculous amount for food you would pay $10 for at the Denny’s down the road. Don’t like the coffee maker? Head down to their on site Starbucks and pay $7 for a cup of coffee. To park at the hotel, you will pay $35 a day, if you do so yourself and don’t use their valet. Wi-Fi access? $20 a day.
The good though were the staff at the cabana pool-side and the beach. They were great. The gentleman working the beach, I don’t recall his name, was so accommodating and set us up with our own chairs and umbrella (when it wasn’t windy) each time we went down. The pool side staff gave out cookies and you have beach towels available. They have buckets and shovels and all the regular beach toys for kids on site, so that was cool. It would’ve been a terrific stay if it we just stayed out on the beach the entire trip. But, we had to go back to our room which is just as bare bones as it gets. Ocean view was not worth the money because it was just a bed and chair/couch with a bathroom and a window facing the beach for almost $400 a night. Insane. Anytime we had to call down to front desk and ask a question, they were rude and short.
So if you think you’re staying at a “resort” where everyone is accommodating and it’s all inclusive, think again. You are paying for the private beach. That’s it. And there are other hotels that offer this that provide a great hotel experience as well.
This hotel definitely fits the image of Marriott hotels. The service was good and the quality of the hotel was typical of Marriott; good. The pool area was very nice and well kept by the hotel staff. The rooms we found to be slightly lacking in the appointments and furnishings, even in the one bedroom suite we were staying in. However, it was in a great location and had good service. We certainly cannot complain and definitely would stay here again.
After getting back and settling down into reality of the Windy City, I’m here wishing it was last Tuesday and I’m leaving for the sunshine state all over again. Rain was heavy when we arrived the night of 5/15, but we rose with the sun the next morning, patiently waiting for the resort to come alive. We relaxed on the beach and poolside, had breakfast with an incredible view,realized my fear of heights while parasailing for the first time and took advantage of the multiple bars on the resort! The employees here are so welcoming and friendly, full of smiles & really makes you feel home. I want to give a special thank you to all of those who made an impact on my trip that will keep me coming here for a true vacation! A few of them are: Shannon, Jeff(sea level), Victoria, Jason, Sam, Tremaine, Davidson, Pat, Cam (parasail), Marie N. & Jeff3030 (who has the cure for hiccups). Thank you guys for everything, we can’t wait to come back!
I also want to thank Andrew at the front desk who literally made my vacation as soon as we checked in!
That being said, this was easily one of the best vacations we’ve had and we WILL be back !!!!!!!
Nicole Sadecki & Pete Michalec