Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
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We spent 4 days here during a family holiday vacation. Overall, for every positive there was a negative.Positives:1. The pool is large and the beach is nice and easily accessible2. They give away lemonade and cookies every afternoon at the pool3. The overall atmosphere is very classy4. Some nice diversions like basketball, ping pong, and volleyball5. They allowed a late checkout Negatives:1. If you don't "stake a claim" by 8:30am, forget about prime locations near the pool. People just drop off towels and are nowhere to be seen again for hours.2. I am platinum and have been for many years. I could not have been more repulsed with the room I was provided. It was on the 2nd floor and had some sort of barrier literally right outside our "balcony". So zero view. I eventually got moved to the 10th floor, but the water view consisted of a pool at a hotel a block away.3. Self parking is horrific. The spots in the garage were designed for mopeds. Having a mini van was a stress fest every day.4. Not happy about the $25 daily "resort fee" or $29 daily for parking. Basically $50 extra per day.5. No concierge lounge drives me crazy. So naturally an expensive breakfast or Starbucks in the lobby are the only options.6. No fridge in the room, so have to empty the mini bar to keep a few waters cold!!So I guess a few more negatives than positives!
4/19/17 This hotel may be proud of their Management because they get some folks like myself to stay in less than optimal rooms, but there entire policy is broken and needs to be fixed. I was placed in room 203 after waiting at 430pm for 30 minutes when my room was still not ready. I was told I could take the room offered or the prior offers (which consisted of a double queen, balcony, intercoastal view), not a king bed. I am going to try to attach my lovely Harbor Beach Resort Room view if the app will allow.(see below or above) In fairness, I requested a King Bed prior to my stay but it was not gauranteed. I guess they can treat you like the airlines with that disclaimer?? I asked for a room change after seeing room 203 and basically was denied. Yet I know others that were given Oceanviews with no Marriott status at all at this conference. Note: There is nothing resort about this rooms view and it and the 2 rooms likely next door should be used for those that arrive at 2am and are leaving at 6am on the first flight out or as staff or changing rooms only if you respect your customers. I was always taught the customer is always right, well Marriott, you can learn a few things from your competitors, because when I asked for some points or a change of room the next day, I was told tough luck, not going to happen They were not going to do either. Background: I travel for a living and live 3 nights on average every week in a hotel. This Management's inabilty to work with me because I said the way I was being treated was B.S. reinforces why I stay only 15-20 nights out of my 100 a year at a Marriott. Kristy O'Dowd, your management may be happy today with you but you all forgot that again the customer is usually right and I have Social Media as my other option. Stay at the Hilton in Lauderdale on the Beach versus this place is my personal opinion only. I am fearful of what now will happen to us who used to like Starwoods locations as well. I am so glad it is only 2 days and then down to the street to a Hilton property this time around. At least you could paint the wall so it looks like a darn beach, oh yeah, that might cost you a few bucks. My apologies, I am only a Silver Marriott member and your Management style insures that I will likely be less than that next year, if I had my druthers. Thanks for the Palmetto bug in my room also on the second floor. I think you might need an exterminator. You call this room as part of your Resort?? If you like closterphobic rooms, 203 has your number, but wait, there is a balcony that lets you get intimate with the concrete walls and roof. I guess I am lucky because someone else tonight told me their room was looking at the waste dumpsters!! I know, there are likely many individuals that did not sleep on a bed last night and I consider myself lucky for at least having that luxury, however, I paid for a better service, and Marriott did not meet those expectations unfortunately today. You know they started to make Napa and Sonoma identify where the grapes come from in there wines and if 50% or more are not grown in that region they cannot call it a Napa or Sonoma Wine, hence we are seeing more Lodi wines produced in Napa and Sonoma! Maybe the resort should say only 35% of our rooms actually look at beach. At least then we would know the facts.
I statyed at this hotel back in April 2016. I enjoyed it then but really like the property after the remodel. The rooms are fresh, more modern and very quiet. The pool area is very spacious and they even offer exercise classes. Only thing I'd love to see would be a lounge for platinum members. They did though provide vouchers to use towards the delicious breakfast buffet (which has unlimited mimosas!)
Just got back from a 5-night family trip, and overall, enjoyed our trip and would most likely return. Please read last comment on beach tents for overall reason for this post. Pros:Overall nice, clean room and the ocean front views were perfect.We requested a crib and mini-fridge for the baby, which were very helpful. Friendly staff. We had dinner at 30/30 that was a little pricey ($220 for 2 people) but everything was very good.Every day we had lunch at the tiki hut on the beach which was consistently delicious.The hotel has pretty and well-kept grounds.Cons:The bathroom in the room, although spacious, has ZERO storage. No shelves, no cabinets, nothing. Everything has to be stored on the tiny sink counter. No wifi in the hotel rooms. It's 2017, c'mon.... As a previous poster stated, we had a bit of the "black feet" issue from the room, which leads me to believe although the room appeared clean, house keeping definitely did not sweep or mop the floor. Appetizers at Sea Level were disappointing, as well as, breakfast at Riva. We ended up have breakfast at Starbucks everyday. *** This is the biggest issue we had, because there is nothing that can put a damper on a vacation more than having to wake up at the crack of dawn and fight for beach chairs (or in this case, tents): apparently the days we were there, they were unable to use umbrellas at the beach or pool due to high winds (understandable), however, that leaves only the 30 or so beach tents for shade. At a hotel that we were told was at 100% capacity, that's only 30 families who can have some sort of shade from the sun all day. With that being said.... we had no issues coming to the beach at approx. 9am every day and getting a beach tent (traveling with a one year old, obviously shade is a priority) - than came Friday! I looked out our window Friday at 7am and told my husband that it looked like all the beach tents were taken. He goes down, and sure enough, every single one was "reserved". And by reserved, I mean some one threw a duffle bag on one tent, a pair of flip flops on another, not even towels, just random belongings. There are signs all over the resort saying "if unoccupied for an hour, than they will remove your belongings." Now, not that we wanted any ones belongings removed, but we stood on the beach with an extremely unhelpful employee for almost 1.5 hours and still 90% of the tents stayed unoccupied as she spewed complete nonsense from telling me how kids are injured from flying umbrellas to suggesting I put my child in a pack and play by the pool! I mean, really?! She then told us, "not to read too much into the signs", which basically meant, you can put your stuff down and claim a tent at whatever time and however long you like. It wasn't until Oscar in Recreations came over and understood our concern with needing shade for a one year old child and within 15 minutes he had us set up with a tent and shade (thank you Oscar for not allowing our last day of vacation to be ruined!) He was extremely kind and professional and did his best to help us in a timely manner. Moral of the story - ignore the signs, and if you want a tent, make sure to get up and reserve when the hotel is crowded. Maybe if there isn't high winds, than you won't have this issue with umbrellas, but I wouldn't know because in 5 full days, we did not see one umbrella except for a family who must of purchased their own and put it up. Also, word of advice to the Marriott, maybe you should reconsider your pool and beach rules because no one follows them anyway.
Marriott Harbour Beach is a beautiful tropical resort. The weather is perfect, the staff is friendly and professional. They have wonderful Ft Lauderdale beach, the Atlantic Ocean, pool, bars, restaurants, shops, gym, Spa, and large comfortable modern rooms and suites. They practice green house cleaning and recycling. They have programs for children. You can have all the toys to enjoy the ocean and the beach.
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- 2 a la carte restaurants
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- 2 hard court and 2 clay court tennis courts (fee)
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- Championship golf courses nearby
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- Maximum Occupancy: 4
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Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & SpaFort Lauderdale,United States
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3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2414
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