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
we love the Atlantic hotel the air in our room was not working and they upgraded us to a beautiful suite.Lavelle is the best and so is the front desk.
We love this hotel we have been staying there for years and we will continue to stay there.
Perfect experience! Clean, friendly, wonderful amenities and amazing staff! This was a 5 star experience! The rooms are very spacious. Pool, gym, spa, food is top of the line. It os safe to be who you are. Very welcoming to all!
You could NOT ask for a better location, OR for better views here at the Atlantic. The sunrise on the EPIC balcony was one my partner and I will NEVER forget. The decor may be a *little* dated, but it is more than make up for by the INCREDIBLE service. The staff, in particular, Jaime, Winnie and Mary, made us feel... truly... like FAMILY!
My husband and I stayed at The Atlantic for the first time recently and it won't be the last. Our entire experience was fantastic. It is clear the that management cares about customer service. It is reflected in the staff. Due to a late flight we didn't check in to the property until midnight and we were still greeted and tended to, with full explanation about the property, as if it was 3:00 in the afternoon. Our oceanfront king studio was phenomenal. It was clean, large, well equipped and the view was stunning! Exactly what you hope for when you book an oceanfront room. We ate at Coastal for a breakfast and dinner and it was very good with great staff. We chose to eat outside both times and loved the hustle and view. A particular shout out to the bartender at the pool Skyy bar (I think his name was Vincent?). We spent a lot of time at the beautiful 5th floor pool that overlooked the ocean. He was busy but never made you feel like it. He was fast, efficient, kind. Also have to acknowledge the concierge Jerome. He made excellent dining recommendations and got us reservations for the same evening. The valet service couldn't have been easier. Text that you need the car and literally it was there in minutes. Beach chairs, umbrella and towels available and staff would have gladly set them up for us if we had wanted. I can't think of a negative! All around fantastic experience and looking at the calendar for when we can return.
We are frequent visitors of Ft Lauderdale and have stayed on this row of hotels very often. Last time staying at the Conrad which resides right next door to the Atlantic. We had enjoyed our stay, but were looking for something a little less pricey and found the Atlantic with raving reviews.
Upon arrival we were happy with the valet and check in. We went up to our room and realized the issues. Staying in a suite, our biggest issue is that there is only one bathroom, and it connects through the master, so our son has to come through past our bed if he needs to use it. The carpets are dingy, there is painters tape still stuck inside of the door after 3 days of us being here, the maid obviously is oblivious. The molding in the hallways is beyond warped and chipped and our door is so scuffed I was afraid to go into the room.
The pool is extremely small and not beautifully maintained.
My advice to anyone reading this review is to splurge an extra $100 a night and stay at the Conrad or look further down the street at the Westin, Hilton, or W. This hotel is not worth the $$, we will not be returning.