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
Great poker room and blackjack. Stay away from the machines, it’s a bust.
Great restaurants and a fabulous pool with a bar.
Rooms can get expensive so plan in advance. If any events are taking place, like a concert plan on paying big $$$$ for a room!
We visit this property 2-3 times per year and are never disappointed. Can't wait to see the outside when all construction is completed. The changes so far have been amazing. So many more table games and more slots to choose from.
The property is going through growing pains at this time for the grand reveal towards the end of this year. The areas that have opened are outstanding with a flowing theme from one end to the other. The flooring change is modern with a like Vegas feel. The one of a kind guitar shaped and pool hotels completing the major part of the expansion. The new spa and Hard Rock Live sounds like the icing on top.
This is a very nice casino which is in the process of a major expansion. As a result, there’s on going construction which leaves a bit to be desired. Nevertheless, the people that work here are very friendly and helpful. Adding some more restaurants would be beneficial and their expansion will probably address this need. Upgraded air ventilation is definitely needed to reduce the amount of the smoke in the casino. The quality of the entertainment is outstanding.
Been to this casino a few times in the last 3 years. Coming from the Northeast we enjoyed gaming in AC and CT.
On our first visits we were extremely disappointed with the Seminile Hard Rock Casino. Very dark, drab, not too friendly, no complimentary drinks when playing, and too crowded.
Recently visited on our way to Tampa airport and had some time to spare. We were so IMPRESSED with the NEW, UPDATED CASINO AREA! Played some blackjack and found the atmosphere was markedly different than before! Still no wine while gaming, but bright and airy, so clean, great new bar and food service. Didn't have enough time to try out the tempting bakery offerings, but will definitely do so in the future. So glad they are starting to get competitive with other northern upscale casinos.