Very Good 1861 Reviews
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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Ship-shape resort docked between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway

The Lowdown

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

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 United States


4.5 Very Good 1861 Reviews
conveniently across the street from the pleasant ft lauderdale ocean beach
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff was very nice and accommodating. Cleaning staff was reasonable, but not great in its skills. Room furniture was of good quality but needed a reconditioning. Restaurant was in the current noisy style with fast pace-- upscale but in a non-luxurious atmosphere. Not a quiet dinner, but good service. Breakfasts were very good. Ft. Lauderdale is not as sophisticated as Miami Beach but is quieter.

Fantastic getaway
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first of what will be many stays for us at the Ritz-Carlton. Both the accommodations and the service were fantastic. Even before we arrived, we experienced the wonderful hospitality of the hotel staff. We encountered weather related travel issues and Dan Morel, the assistant manager, was both gracious and accommodating in helping us sort out our stay

Once on property, Dan ensured that our stay was seamless. We had a magnificent room with wraparound terrace overlooking the pool and the ocean. We had planned a weekend getaway but it felt like a much longer stay. Every encounter with the staff was outstanding from the bellmen in the lobby, to the poolside servers and beach staff. We had a chance to dine at Burlock Coast in the lobby for a late dinner and for breakfast one morning. The waiter recommended the lobster papardelle and it did not disappoint. Nor did the brioche French toast which we ordered for breakfast the next day. Thank you to the entire staff, especially Dan! Our short weekend became a vacation. We are looking forward to our next stay!

Time to get away
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Ritz for a pre-holiday break before the "crush" of crazy holiday schedules kick in.
"Ebony" at the front desk did a stellar job of upgrading to a full ocean view suite. The suite was actually ready before an early check in! Beautiful room, courteous employees make this stay even better.

Check out this Ritz in the off-season to experience the best it has to offer without the rush and throngs of people.

Nice Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a suite with a view of the pool and ocean. The Ritz is in a gorgeous location and great for a family trip. My favorite part was the scooters(bolt, lime, and bird). The scooters were an easy and fun way to get around. The hotel was kid friendly. I loved the food carts they would bring to the lobby in the afternoon with lemonade and caramel apples. I would recommend to anyone!

Saincois-Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I have ever written a review on tripadvisor before but these comments have to be made. Today we went to the Ritz-Carlton for brunch to celebrate my best friend Gregg as he is getting married at the end of the month. As a local I love the Ritz-Carlton's brunch and of course the views of the ocean from the patio.

As our server Saincois greeted the table I told him my friend here is getting married. He said congratulations and asked where his significant other was? Gregg replied she is in Tampa! Next thing we know Saincois brings champagne for the whole table and said its time to celebrate. It was so sweet and a big surprise! After we get done eating Saincois brings out a WHOLE key lime pie with a chocolate chip on top stating Congratulations on it!! By the way key lime pie just happens to be Gregg's favorite! So you can imagine my guests are smiling from ear to ear and in shock at the wonderful service we were receiving. Just when we thought Saincois was done with his surprises he brought out a cup of coffee with a photo of a man and a women kissing on top. To say we were just stunned and overwhelmed with joyed would be an understatement.

The view and the food were amazing as always but more importantly Saincois was an outstanding server. The Ritz-Carlton is very lucky to have him. Thank you Saincois for making the last day of my best friends bachelor weekend so memorable!