Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
What We Love
- Rock-n-roll touches like free Fender guitar rentals, DJ mixing equipment, and custom playlists
- Endless entertainment on property, from poolside lounging to high-stakes gambling
- The late-night group sing-alongs at Piano Hollywood
- Big-name acts like Pitbull, Don Henley, and Jason Derulo at the onsite Hard Rock Live
What To Know
- The hotel is somewhat isolated from most other South Florida attractions
- Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beaches are a 20-minute drive away
- Spacious guest rooms start at 450 square feet
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This sprawling entertainment complex is a magnet for both locals and tourists thanks to its 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live music venue, 140,000 square feet of slot machines and table games, and dozens of restaurants, bars, and lounges. Channel your inner rock star in one of its 469 guest rooms, outfitted with plush bedding, leather accent furniture, poster-sized black-and-white on-stage photos, and free Fender guitar rentals—but with so much to do, you’re probably not spending much time there. By day, lounge at the extravagant lagoon-style pool featuring 4.5 acres of landscaped palms, a splashy 182-foot waterslide, and private cabanas. In the evening, book a table at classy Council Oak Steaks & Seafood or Kuro for contemporary Japanese, then keep the party going at Center Bar, in the middle of the casino floor, or Piano Hollywood for late-night sing-alongs.
In the Area
The hotel’s suburban location means you’ll have to drive at least 20 minutes to the beach, downtown Fort Lauderdale, and other South Florida attractions—but the good news is there’s plenty to keep you occupied on premises. If you do venture out, the new Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits is worth the drive to the beachfront Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, where you can dig in to Florida-sourced dishes like Cedar Key clams and local pork chops. Or, head in the opposite direction for a different kind of adventure at Flamingo Gardens, a 60-acre sanctuary for subtropical plants, champion trees, and native Florida wildlife.
How to Get There
Our first stay at a Hard Rock hotel. Loved it! Large room, great view over the pool. Staff really attentive and helpful. Everything you could wish for. Lots of choices of eateries, including the good court at the casino.
We spent a small 2 day getaway here. We had a larger suite. The room was gorgeous and very clean. We had a hot tub bath and a roman shower. The service here was exceptional throughout the property. From check in to checkout we experianced the best of service . Although the gaming floor is a little smaller then some other casinos. They offered a good variety of games and it made for a more intimate feel. We ate at the Hard Rock and the food was very good. The outdoor pool was amazing . Great music throught the casino .This was a great getaway experiance.
Hard Rock puts little thought into creating a favorable, swimming pool audio experience. It utilizes crazy-loud big thumping bass techno music blaring when there's no DJ. When there's DJ, the volume is even worse-loud. I prefer MY music via earbuds at all times. Is that wrong? The hotel's music policy at poolside is best described as complete domination over the Customer's personal music. Volume levels way too high and destroys enjoyment of earbuds/headphones. I feel so dumb forced to endure their stuff while paying for it. Most casino pools still sadly have this dumb unenjoyable music policy of Dominating the sound-environment at the pool. The smart choice is to allow the personal music choices of Guests to Rule as the preferred audio experience at poolside, keep Hotel music, whatever kind, as background music only.
I stayed in the larger 1 bedroom suite in the North Tower, and the rooms were exactly as shown in the web site. I got in early, 3 hours early to be exact, and the amazing front desk went above and beyond the call of duty and found me a room shortly afterwards and checked me in. Everyone from the valet staff, bell staff and housekeeping, security guards, casino staff, everyone and everything about this place was excellent!! You do not have to leave this hotel for any reason, because everything is right here at your fingertips!! It is an entertainment city where you can also relax if you want to, in your quiet, luxurious suite, where the extra large bathtub and heavenly bed could make you so relaxed that you will stay in either one and order the excellent room service cuisine if you are not careful. The pool is also a beautiful plus. Absolutely no complaints what so ever about this hotel!!
Not like Atlantic City not as many games make sure you don’t touch mini bar they charge you immediately not a lot of table games a few slot machines the decor of stars is beautiful and the guitars slot of construction going on so was noisy