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.
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The suite was beautiful and Jerome (concierge) was fantastic! The only bad experience we had was the spa. The lady who answered was a little rude and did not help accommodate two of us for full services, not even one was offered. It was truly ashame. Jerome, the other hand, went above and beyond trying to accommodate us. He is a true blessing to this resort!
I took my daughter and her friends to Fort Lauderdale for her 21st birthday and stayed at The Atlantic Hotel and Spa. It was fantastic. The decor was warm and inviting. The staff was friendly and efficient with any request we had. The suites were large, bright and clean (beds very comfortable, too!) We were able to check in early and got a complimentary drink for each day we were there. We had a wonderful weekend there celebrating! Definitely recommend!
We booked a spontaneous night for our Anniversary. The hotel overall was decent for the price except our room smelled and looked like old carpet. We just bumped the air low to get rid of the smell. The front desk was the usual and nothing really was done to go over and beyond for us. I was actually annoyed by their “third-party” vendor ATM that literally took an hour to submit information which in my mind was borderline sketchy not to mention the cords hanging outside on the wall did not make for a credible dispensary for cash. When I asked front desk for help nobody flinched.
The only perk that exceeded my expectations was the SPA which was perfect. They were professional and anticipated every one of my needs. I would go back just for the SPA. Honestly, the SPA’s customer service unmatched their prices for treatments. Thank you for salvaging my anniversary stay at The Atlantic!
We asked for an ocean view and that is exactly what we got. The room is large. The only issue we had was that mattress was lumpy. If that had not been the case I would give the hotel a TEN. AND, the staff was always very helpful and pleasant
My daughter and I stayed in an oceanfront suite. The highlights were that the view was fantastic and the suite was very large. Sadly, the lowlights far eclipsed the highlights. The decor was shabby and in poor shape (chips in wood, carpet dirty and frayed in places). There was hair in the bathtub drain and the stopper did not work. Both knobs of one bathroom sink released only hot water. The temperature gauge in the shower did not work properly. All of these negatives paled compared to the allergic reaction I had in the room. I became severely congested and sneezed and coughed continuously. I had no idea what was going on until our second night when I got up to use the bathroom and stepped into carpeting that was totally saturated (I had worn flip flops previously so did not feel the wetness). I then noticed that there were multiple areas of saturation in both rooms and I realized that the reaction that I was having was to mold. I slept poorly both nights and generally felt sick most of the time. I was relieved to only be there 2 nights. At checkout, I informed them of the water and mold allergy and was told that they would “make a note of it.” I’m not one to ask for or expect a discount, but if there was ever a time when it was appropriate, it would have been for this stay. If we return to Ft. Lauderdale, we will stay at the W or Ritz Carlton.