Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach – Hotel by the Ocean

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach


Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is a chic, stylish, and modern hotel that is located in a quieter section of Fort Lauderdale Beach. This allows you to party at night without the sense of dealing with the club atmosphere you often get down in South Beach.

Upon arrival, I was greeted at the front desk with smiling & knowledgeable hosts that made checking in a breeze. Besides being clean, the lobby was filled with vibrant lights that changed colors, instantly putting a smile on my face. This property is handicap-accessible.


When I entered my suite, I was greeted with a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. The luxurious white bedding and muted color palettes throughout the suite with a serene visual of the ocean and much-needed peace of mind I’ve never experienced before at a hotel. I felt like I was in a tropical country. The cool thing about the hotel is their boomerang shape design that allows every guest a view of the ocean. Each room has its own personal refrigerator and safe at no additional charge.

When traveling, it’s always impressive when the staff at the hotel remembers your name and greets you with a smile. Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach did not skip a beat. This chic hotel is officially OBVIOUS Magazine’s go to hotel when we travel to South Miami.


I had the pleasure to eat at the Bistro, located on the same floor as the lobby. Everything I ordered was made with fresh and tasty ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One of my favorite dishes during lunch was the vegan flatbread (Fusion) and pescatarian pizzas (Salmon). OMG! You must give it a try! My waiter, Renee, was very kind and knowledgeable about each dish I inquired about. The manager of the restaurant and bar, Rosie did not disappoint with her daily smile and making sure that I was taken care of.

Jungle Queen Riverboat


My excursions were provided by Hello Sunny of Greater Fort Lauderdale. I didn’t get the opportunity to experience as many excursions due to my scheduling, however, I did take the Jungle Queen Riverboat Tour showcasing the lavish waterfront homes and yachts of the super wealthy and famous residing in Fort Lauderdale. Visit @VisitLauderdale (#HelloSunny) on Instagram or to see their available excursions to see what best fits your taste.


Sonesta Travel Pass. It’s complimentary. Earn points for each stay. Visit

Parking Parking. Valet parking only. Overnight parking $32+ tax with unlimited in/out privileges. Daily valet parking is $15+ tax. Self-parking is not available at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Daily Fee for Guest Privileges. A fee of $20 + 11% tax will be charged to your room account (per day). Guest privileges include the following:

2 welcome drinks
2 bottles of water daily per room
2 beach chairs daily per room (umbrella not included)
Upgraded hi-speed internet
In-room Keurig coffee maker
Unlimited local and long distance calls within the U.S.
Variety of Daily Delights offerings

Daily Delights. Every day of the week, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers free food and entertainment for their guest. The times vary and changes every week. Please inquire at the front desk or click here for more information.

Lyft/Uber. The airport is only 20 minutes away. Your ride will cost between $10 – $20 depending on the time you leave. This option is great if you choose not to rent a car. The beach is located directly across the street and various shops and entertainment can be found within walking distance from the hotel or a short 5 to 15-minute drive. First time using Lyft? Use promo code: MADYSON11 (up to $20 off) / Uber promo code: 98w41 (up to $20 off)

If you’re looking for an affordable hotel with ocean views, great food, and amenities, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is the perfect hotel for you. Tell them that OBVIOUS sent you! Now, I’m off to daydream about that flatbread a little more (Yes, it was that good!).