Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
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OK - I have my favorite room at the Splendido, the Plaza Athenee in Paris, and the Intercontinental Geneva. I also have my favorite room here… I can't explain it… even Bill Marriott still stays here. It's like enjoying a 1982 Haut Brion with a Whopper. The hotel is truly maintained - from rooms to gardens, the property is genuinely given attention. The details are what matters, and there is nothing left to chance. Even for a beach resort, the floors are kept polished. The lobby was the latest refurbish. The pool can be overcrowded, there are always loud families, the food is terrible at best, the front desk staff benign, and it can be expensive. Yet…If you get an oceanfront suite, and sit on the balcony with a nice dinner (Primante's Pizza), and just enjoy the almost year round heat lightning, this is what I call an escape. I have done some of my best writing here, and return at least once a year just to relax. Bring your best sneakers and just relax.It is just my genetic defect...
This exorbitantly priced "resort" has extra quite sizable daily fees for using the amenities, internet and additionally for parking, even after several hundred dollars a night is charged for the somewhat small and crowded room. During the stay, no one checked to see if we were pleased or comfortable, as they have in other Marriott locations I've stayed. Elite/gold status is also meaningless at this site, save for the tiny bottles of water that would otherwise cost 3.50 each. The room was not entirely clean (I took photos in case anyone perceives this to be an alternative fact), and it had a chair that was literally crammed between 1 of the beds and the wall so that it touched both (it looked ridiculous, and behind the chair is where there was quite a bit of dust on the floor and vent). There were also fingerprints on the headboard (yuck). Finally, I am not a minority, yet there is virtually no diversity at this location. I stayed there years ago and apparently misremembered that it was nice. This visit in Feb 2017 was most disappointing and not to be repeated. The only redeeming features are the on-the-beach location, and the Starbucks on the premises. Rooms at the Residence Inn in Charlotte are much nicer, seriously.
This hotel was nothing over-the-top or to brag about, but quite simply convenient. It was easy to drive to Fort Lauderdale Beach right over the drawbridge, which was a great view for us at night. Also, conveniently located near Las Olas for a quick 5-10 minute drive. Nice sized rooms and wasn't too pricey. I'd stay here again.
Harbor Beach has long been a favorite hotel of mine and after a recent cruise, I opted to spend a night here before flying home. I took LYFT from my hotel in Miami up to Ft Lauderdale and was able to check in fairly early, around 10:00 AM or so. As a Platinum Marriott Rewards member I was upgraded to a gorgeous room with, per my request, a view of the pool, ocean and departing cruise ships! Upon my arrival, I was hungry and decided to head down to the restaurant for brunch. The buffet, I believe I was there on a Sunday, cost $29.00 if I remember correctly. Yes, it's more than I generally pay, but this is a resort hotel, it IS Ft. Lauderdale and well, the fee included unlimited mimosas or champagne. Trust me, the meal was, essentially "free"-I consumed, easily, $30 worth of mimosas! The buffet had made to order omelets, various breakfast meats, potatoes, pastries, fruits, cereals and more. I was stuffed and the food was excellent. The chef preparing the omelets really had her act together and she was delightful.My room was beautifully renovated and very comfortable. I got an excellent night's sleep and was able to sit on my balcony with a glass of wine and watch the ships sail off into the sunset. There WAS some construction noise which was rather disappointing. I was offered the opportunity to change rooms but I instead asked for, and received, a number of bonus rewards points which made me happy. (I didn't realize that construction wasn't done, and that work was going on, even during the weekend. Bummer, BUT the resolution was perfectly acceptable. No excuses, just a sincere apology and prompt solution.)I ate dinner at SeaLevel cafe, inside overlooking the ocean as the weather was a bit windy and cloudy. My burger and cocktail were wonderful-and had the weather been better I am sure I would have enjoyed sitting outdoors.The bellman/concierge assisted me in getting a box to ship some items home, and the on-site business center sent my package for me the following morning. When I stayed, the in-lobby starbucks was closed for renovation and possibly relocation (I think the lobby-level gift shop was also being moved. ) By now I am sure that these are now open. Also, I'd carried a bottle of wine off my cruise ship, and the bartender was nice enough to open it for me!I can't say enough about this resort. There is a resort fee but it was rebated off my bill since I get most of what it covers due to my Platinum status. I didn't use the pool this time, as I really didn't want to fly home with wet swimwear. The property has a large beach area as well and is just about 15 minutes from the airport and 10 or so from Port Everglades.All in all,another amazing, albeit too short stay at my favorite domestic Marriott resort!
Beautiful resort with all amenities you could want. Near port Everglades and great stay for before or after cruises. Very good restaurant adjoins property. Only negative after paying resort fee per day, there is still a charge for most beach toys or activities.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Roundtrip flight in Economy Class
- Car rental
- Destination assistance by calling our toll-free number included in your package holiday travel documents
- Hotel accommodation as selected
- All hotel taxes and service charges
- 2 a la carte restaurants
- Ice cream parlour
- Snack bar
- 4 bars including Pool bar, Beach bar
- 2 pools
- Spa pool
- Fitness centre
- 2 hard court and 2 clay court tennis courts (fee)
- Full-service spa
- Outdoor whirlpools
- Championship golf courses nearby
- Beauty salon
- Meeting facilities
- Water sports centre operated independently
- Tour desk
- Room service (fee)
- Basketball court
- Beach volleyball
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- Full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning
- Cable TV
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- Internet access
- Maximum Occupancy: 4
For the Kids - Playground, supervised kids activities and babysitting for a fee (subject to availability).
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & SpaFort Lauderdale,United States
- Hotel Contacts
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3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2414
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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