The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Expansive balcony views overlooking the beach
- French fare at Beauty and the Feast
- Spacious and bright rooms starting at 620 square feet
- Large marble bathrooms with a shower and soaking tub
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What To Know
- The four-lane Route A1A separates the hotel from the beach
- Valet parking is $28 per day
- The property opened in June 2004; the hallways and guestrooms were most recently renovated in 2011
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa stands with quiet and elegant appeal on Route A1A, Fort Lauderdale’s seaside main drag, directly across from one of the best sections of the town’s 20-plus miles of beach. Inside, the deep chocolate lobby walls, accented with spot lighting, open up to a curved, shiny wooden bar, where you can sit on ottomans and gaze at the ocean through enormous floor-to-ceiling windows. The bar adjoins Beauty and the Feast, a delightful French bistro overseen by executive chef Steve Zobel that has elevated the dining scene on this strip. The spacious guestrooms (starting at 620 square feet) are designed in a modern beach style, in a smooth gray palette with wood furnishings and ocean views from private balconies. The marble bathrooms have both shower stalls and freestanding tubs, and the living area thoughtfully includes a kitchenette fully equipped with a microwave oven, a two-burner stovetop, a refrigerator and cookware. Despite the proximity of the ocean, most guests choose to hang out by the fifth-floor heated swimming pool. And just off the pool deck is the 10,000-square-foot spa, one of the best in the area, which offers a clever treatment menu that draws on different cultures and makes use of herbs, spices and oils from a variety of regions.
In the Area
Explore Fort Lauderdale with Beach Hopper Tours. They offer open-air transportation and guided tours; it’s an ideal way for visitors to get their bearings. Nearby is Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a hidden gem nestled between the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, and across from it is the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, a historic artist’s estate. For a casual lunch or dinner, head to Greek Islands Taverna or the bustling Las Olas Boulevard, the main strip, which has numerous dining, shopping and nightlife options.
How to Get There
There is much to like about the Atlantic Hotel and Spa. The rooms are spacious, with a kitchenette. The daily resort fee of $30 includes free coffee, bottled water, umbrellas, beach chairs, and towels as well as free wi-fi (well worth it). The staff is incredibly friendly! And, as mentioned in other reviews, Jerome the concierge is really helpful. He assisted us in obtaining very good tickets for the Habs vs Panthers game. Also recommended some great restaurants and activities. The location of this hotel is also excellent, right across the street from the beach and tucked beside the very quaint neighborhood of NBV (North Beach village) where you will find some cute shops and cafes. Now, if you care about the small details that are important in the hotel industry you may not enjoy the Atlantic. While the rooms are spacious they are outdated. The room service is spotty. And while the staff is incredibly friendly, the restaurants seem understaffed. The latter issue would be easy to solve with more staff at peak times. Having said this, the Coastal restaurant and Sky bar and restaurant poolside serve very good food.
All in all, our family had a very nice stay at the Atlantic and a bit of work on the small details listed above could make this a really great hotel! Thank you!
The room was as advertised, great view! The staff was excellent and the was location perfect. Great amenities, but could have used a mini-bar, personal taste I'm sure!
I'm not sure if it was Ft. Lauderdale rules but, there was gratuity added to everything and there are some hidden fees.
The Restaurant and Bar were way above par, especially the restaurant was a definite pleasant surprise.
Best staff, classy hotel from all aspect. Excellent room, location
What made this hotel so special during this stay is the staff, especially the reception staff. I was watching them and I realized how cleverly they mad every customer feeling so special. Very knowledgeable and willing to go the distance to satisfy the customers. They are the first face a travel see when coming to the hotel and they truly gave the best impression for what you may expect.
I should mention the names of three front desk staff that assisted me checking in and out, they are the best and I felt they deserve a special recognition, those are:
Only negative thing here is that a check out at 12:00 noon and check in at 4:00 pm is unacceptable. A nice hotel with a decent charge should be able to have an around the clock housekeeping to have many rooms available immediately. This should change to the better
My husband got me a couples massage for Valentine's Day. This was our first time getting a massage and we love it. The facility was very clean, the staffing is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and they go out of there way to make sure the guest are pleased. We are planing to go back for a second time with 80 min massage and for some day passes. Thanks to all the personnel at Atlantic Hotel and Spa.
Just got back from a weekend away with my wife. The staff was amazing, super friendly and attentive.
Gina the spa director was particularly wonderful. Massages were excellent,food was very good as well.
Can't wait to go back!!!! Thanks everyone for a fantastic weekend!!