A Comparison of Extended Stay Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
by Michael Franco | Published February 22, 2015
Fort Lauderdale is home to an impressive collection of extended-stay hotels, which offer visitors the chance to enjoy home-like amenities while visiting town. These lodging choices provide kitchens, laundry services and more space than typical hotel rooms, so they’re perfect for visitors coming to town on business or looking to relocate to the area.
TravelMag has compared the various extended stay options in Fort Lauderdale and selected five in different price ranges. While all of them are recommended by our editors and offer similar amenities, they each provide something a little different to suit both your budget and your needs while traveling.
Simple, carefree, comfortable and green mark this hotel as one of the easiest to settle into while staying in Fort Lauderdale. The apartment-style hotel suites offer a fully equipped kitchen with stove, full-size fridge, microwave, dishes and cookware, and an adaptable home office that allows separation between sleeping and work space areas. Included in the amenities are free WiFi, a complimentary breakfast and a 24-hour fitness center. You can’t beat the combination of price and roominess while the location assures it remains ideal for relocations, business travel or long vacations with family.
Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach
From £94/ night
Many extended stay hotels are relegated to unattractive commercial areas of town. Not so with this solid Residence Inn. It’s located smack dab on Pompano Beach, just north of downtown Fort Lauderdale which many of the studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments have views of the ocean. They also all have full kitchens and free WiFi and some have balconies where you can take in some sea air after a long day’s work. Adding to the unwind factor is an onsite spa, two outdoor pools, a whirlpool, and a fitness center. Pets are welcome and breakfast is included in the rates, which aren’t cheap, but the location truly can’t be beat.
The Alhambra Beach Resort can boast of being one of the premier adult lodging establishments, also located oceanfront, about 200 feet from Fort Lauderdale Beach. They welcome families with children age 12 or above, and provide many reasons to have been voted “Tripadvisor’s 2014 Travelers Choice Award,” such as a heated pool, complimentary beach chairs and towels, continental breakfast and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. A variety of traveling needs can be met through a selection of accommodations which include one- and two-bedroom apartments, master suites, efficiencies and single hotel rooms. All rooms offer free WiFi, flat screen TVs, microwaves and mini or full size refrigerators. Apartments and efficiencies serve up roomy, full size kitchens as well, to ease your extended stay. Tropical themed and unfussy, The Alhambra may have just what the longer-term visitor to Fort Lauderdale needs in terms of cleanliness, simplicity and privacy.
You’ll find many of the comforts of home in each of the 71 guests suites at this hotel conveniently located just two miles from both Hollywood International Airport and the Amtrak Tri Rail Station with free shuttle service available. The suites are newly renovated and business-ready with free high-speed internet access, flat-screen television and a roomy work desk with flexible lighting. Living spaces are complete with a fully loaded kitchen, supporting utensils, dishware and cookware, and the hotel’s handy Candlewood Cupboard, offering a 24-hour honor system to stock you with food and drink as needed. Balance your stay with open-door access to the Candlewood Workout Center. Create even more of an at-home experience and prepare your dinner on the outside Gazebo Grill before retiring to the comfort of triple-sheeted queens. Allow yourself to pack light and use the hotel’s free on-site guest laundry service to help make your extended stay even easier. This hotel strives to make travel as smooth as possible for you and your family by providing a pet-friendly extended stay experience as well, when it’s just not going to be the same without your best friend.
With weekly stays from $199, the fresh and modern-looking rooms at this hotel are well worth the 12-mile drive from Hollywood International Airport. Extended-stay amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and free services such as expanded cable, wireless internet, and local calls. The hotel is clean, the staff is welcoming and kids stay for free. They also have a pet-friendly policy and an on-site coin operated laundry, to make traveling with family easier than imagined.
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