Bonaventure Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Three swimming pools
- 48,000-square-foot, 24-hour gym
- Free shuttle to Sawgrass Mills mall runs twice daily
- Three years of “Green Lodging” certification for its eco-friendly practices
- Membership in IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association)
- Free self-parking
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What To Know
- This is a business-focused hotel in a suburban neighborhood
- The property first opened in 1982 and was renovated in 2006
- You’ll need a car to get around the area
- Miami’s nightlife scene is a 40-minute drive away
- Rooms are a bit separated from the common areas
- Use of golf courses is not free
- WiFi costs $10 per each day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, you’ll be in the suburbs and close to Markham Park and Weston Town Center. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Sawgrass International Corporate Park and Little Java’s Family Fun Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 501 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 3 mi.
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Weston? This resort has 60000 square feet (5574 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose” The Bonaventure Resort & Spa (The Bon for short) in the rolling hills of Weston, Florida is, indubitably, a win.
While there were some issues, like broken glass and unkept condoms or smelly bathrooms and dated TVs, the magnanimous staff makes up for these shortfalls, 14-fold. When I received a cut on the foot, my wounds were promptly treated by Dillon the security guard. Dillon was kind, respectful, and helpful, ensuring not only that the current issue was resolved but that it would never happen again—not on his watch.
The cleaning man called to remove the remaining glass also deserves recognition. His efficiency and quiet demeanor made us comfortable and safe.
Outside of site personnel, however, the chefs and bar attendants were also the paragon of kindness. Though I do not know their names, I want to recognize whoever works the bar in the lobby on Friday afternoons around 2. My friend and I were waiting for food we ordered and a very kind lady asked if we wanted the volume on the TV louder. When we said no she smiled and asked us about how we were doing and the event we were attending. She made us feel like the Bon was more than a ritzy resort and spa—but a home.
The chef who made my food (fantastic black angus burger, I must say!) also made sure everything came out on time and even personally delivered it to me—service with a smile.
All in all, the staff of the Bon made me welcome, and, if I could I would take them all home with me (maybe I did!)
As war hero and grandfather, Carl Edward Klein, once poignantly said, “I used to get drunk with my friends and drink beer out of our shoes.” I would happily get drunk beer out of my shoes with the staff of the Bonaventure Resort & Spa.
“When Tiamat and Bar’El Eir
Fought hard at heaven’s gate
Thunder rolled and lightning flashed—
A manifestation of eternal hate.
A god of gods and king of hell
Engaged in war eternal.
Who should but know the fate of man
But those ethereal and infernal?
As we wait for the end
of that infinite and Glorious war
In the shining hopes of one day returning,
Cast from paradise nevermore,
We will love and love and love and love
For hate can never be the victor
God only knows mercy and compassion
From that font comes his vigor.
So, my friends, I ask you all,
Be true to self and other.
And tho it oft make you sick
Treat your friends like brother.
Virtus est virtum quo
Quo semper tyrannis sic
Sic virum sic ama sic pater et mater
And always shout: Long live the Republic!”
The Song of Freedom, the Silver Book 1:1-16
We arrived late in the middle of the night and were very tired.
Mr. Sostene Balde the night manager was marvelous. He quickly got us through all the paper work, gave us a great room to stay and wished us a wonderful stay. We felt very welcomed and Mr. Bede certainly knew how to treat tired customers.
I was expecting a lot more because of the hype about this property. Beds were uncomfortable, and the family needs a deep clean and update. Reminded me of something that was great in the nineties, but lost its way somewhere. Parking was horrific, having to park a half mile away because of the lack of on site parking.
I can't wait to get out of this hotel. The place is simply a run down motel pretending to be a classy establishment. One of the Tvs in our suite is an old box style that clearly must be decades old. We found 3 things from previous guests in our hotel room: a condom in the fridge, broken glass all over the floor, and bandaids stuck to random surfaces. The patio was completely useless since behind the hotel is a massive eyesore of a construction sight. While pull-out sofas are infamously uncomfortable, this hotel had one that brought it to a whole new level. I would get about 4 hours of troubled and back-aching sleep every night before I would just wake up and call it quits. The size of the room and the bathroom are fine but that does not make up for the extreme discomfort sleeping, the fact that we cut our feet twice on remaing broken glass, and the overall low quality of things in our room.
We stayed at the Bonaventure before leaving for a cruise. There was plenty of parking and the whole resort was well staffed and attended. Most everything about the resort was attractive and well appointed. Though the facility has a few decades under its belt, it was wonderfully pleasant affording a relaxing venue on the edge of the everglades. I liked that there was so much fauna and flora around the buildings, none of which was more than four stories high. There was some what appeared to be expansion/renovation going on, but it was isolated enough that it didn't affect our stay. The rooms were clean and updated to be very comfortable with WiFi, kitchenette, large screen TV, and small refrigerator.