The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
What We Love
- The 29,000 square foot rooftop pool complex
- A lavish spa with 11 treatment rooms and a private Jacuzzi terrace
- The well-stocked wine cellar with a cozy, built-in bar
What To Know
- The beach is also open to the public
- For unobstructed ocean views, request the 7th floor or above
- Valet parking costs $35 overnight
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
City and sea come together at this 192-room resort, built to resemble a luxury liner. The Atlantic Ocean is on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway and city of Fort Lauderdale, on the other. Guests lie on the beach or dip in and out of the heated pool on the 7th-floor tropical pool deck, interrupting their relaxation only for a Sapphire Sea Treatment in the spa, lunch at the poolside café, or sunset drinks at the oceanfront bar. Come dinnertime, there’s antipasto and risotto at Via Luna, with a view of the moon reflected on the ocean.
In the Area
Whether they’re interested in land, sea, or shops, there are opportunities nearby for guests to indulge their passions. Golfers are welcome at the Grande Oaks Golf Course (immortalized in the film Caddyshack), fishing enthusiasts charter a boat or check out the Fishing Hall of Fame, and shopaholics take a taxi (or water taxi) to the boutiques and cafés of Las Olas Boulevard. To take in the sights from the water, book a gondola tour of the city often called America’s Venice.
How to Get There
We loved every bit of our “mini vacation”. The staff at the front desk and the spa were friendly and extremely helpful.
If you need a refreshing drink, restaurant recommendations, and a good laugh, go see Mitch at the pool. Mitch’s service and humor made the Ritz pool experiences one of our trip highlights. Mitch’s restaurant recommendations were outstanding. (Lobster Bar Sea Grille, 15th Street Fisheries, Steak 954 at the W-just to name a few) We will definitely return! Thanks for making it a wonderful experience.
Just returned from a couples trip for July 4th! We arrived after leaving another Ritz property after a terrible experience and a sudden change in our trip. Dan, the assistant front desk manager helped us and from the start we knew we would have a great trip. Dan went above and beyond to make our stay fabulous and even had a sound machine delivered to our room. The highlight of our days was definitely the cabana relaxation and excellent service from Mitch Baylock! He is a gem and a great representation of what Ritz Carlton is known for. He catered to our every need and then some! He helped with dinner reservations, suggestions, special treats and was an excellent photographer for us too!
The room was clean and a good nice, it needs some updating, carpet, wallpaper, decor etc. The club lounge was a good size but the furniture was dirty and needs to be replaced. The club food was good and the cookies were the best I've ever had at a Ritz Club. The attendants in the club lounge were attentive but not as great or outgoing as others I've been to.
The spa was nice, relaxing and had a good selection of services. One afternoon the hot water went out in the whole hotel for a couple hours that made getting ready for dinner a bit challenging!
Overall a great vacation because of Mitch!!
We spent two nights it's a beautiful property. specially Deborah supervisor of reservation..we were having some issue with our reservation but Deborah was so nice that not only fix our reservation.when we got to our room it's beautiful chocolate waiting for us upon arrival. that's what I'm talking about. My daughter was so happy that made our day...This is why we always chose Ritz-Carlton they always deliver customer service beyond expectation.also we would like to thank staff up in the club lounge very nice happy people. We would definitely return again in September.
Beautifully maintained hotel with excellent customer service. Junior at the front desk was extremely helpful when we arrived and had issues with a UK payment card due to a fraud stop. The rest of the staff have also been extremely helpful.
Room is beautiful with everything you need for a 5* stay.
Overall good stay .
I arrived late and got a free upgrade which was welcomed .
The free water bottles and tea /coffee in the morning were appreciated .
The room was super spacious and really nice with balcony . It was clean and the bed was great .
Only issue with my room which was 1425 inttercoastal view was that there was a very noisy set of exhaust fans from a nearby building which meant you couldn't really use the balcony and even with the patio doors shuts you could still hear it quite loud . I didn't bother to complain as I could sleep and wasn't in the room much but othera may have done.
The service from the guys at the lobby were great and in general good.
The buffet breakfast was expensive but doesn't include pancakes just waffles , you pay extra for pancakes ???
The cafe down the road was better value and literally steps away .
Only issue I had was that I was on the beach and the key deactivated 2 hours before checkout . I couldn't check in and I was stuck in the lift as you need an active key to activate opening the lift at the hotel level.
I was frogmarched from reception to my room to prove my identity which was embarrassing.