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What We Love

  • Dinner at the The Secret Garden on the dock overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Heated pool overlooking the Intracoastal
  • Prime location near the beach, shops, and restaurants
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What To Know

  • There’s no elevator, so if mobility is a problem, ask for a ground floor room
  • Rooms right next to reception can get some office noise
  • The 18 rooms are lovely but on the small side


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Boutique hotel in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, with a pool and buzzy waterfront restaurant

The Lowdown

This 18-room boutique charmer blends the intimacy of a B+B with all the comforts of a hotel—including warm croissants for breakfast, a heated pool overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, and iced tea and lemon water in the lobby and poolside. There’s also a stylish restaurant, The Secret Garden, with Moroccan-inflected cuisine served in the dining room or on the dock above the Intracoastal—but only to hotel guests and members of the Secret Garden Dining Club.

In the Area

Fort Lauderdale beach is a five-minute walk away from the Pillars. Guests who prefer lake sailing to ocean swimming can charter the hotel’s yacht and take it into Lake Sylvia. There’s canoeing, hiking, cycling or skating in nearby Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for active types, or the Bonnet House 1920 for history buffs. Shopping, dining, and nightlife can be found on hopping Las Olas Boulevard—Pillar House visitors can get there via water taxi from the hotel’s private dock space.

How to Get There

The Pillars Hotel
111 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 United States


Welcoming soft peaceful ambiance

This is our fourth stay. Perfect Place to get some rest and peace of mind to Cure our jetlag.
The rooms are elegant and calm. Beds very comfortable, high quality toiletteries, the staff caring and friendly and true proffessionals. Will be back for sure.

Amazing boutique hotel

Went there over the summer with my family and we were absolutely blown away by the exceptional service, great location and delicious food… Will definitely be coming back. Make Reservations for the waterfront dining for an amazing sunset dinner.

A fine Floridian find

We were looking for a quaint hotel that has a historic vibe. This place dealt it in spades. Classy, intimate and (in my mind, anyway) truly Floridian.

Sitting directly on the intercoastal, afternoon drinks or dinner from their remarkable restaurant is thoroughly pleasing.

It feels like an older property. Maybe even a motel, which has been thoroughly refreshed with the finest of materials.

We stayed only a single night to connect up with a next day cruise, and found ourselves wishing we had planned for more time at this lovely place with even lovelier staff.