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The Sonesta is a lovely hotel on the beach. I chose this location because it was away from the congestion of the Fort Lauderdale strip. However it is very walkable to restaurants and shops. I arrived at the Sonesta at 10:00 a.m. on a Tuesday and was able to check in. Evelyn at the front desk is very friendly and professional. At first I was given a room that was already occupied, but it was quickly rectified along with an apology. The room is spacious, clean and has a very comfortable bed and an amazing view. They replace bottled water daily and there is a good coffee maker in the room as well as a mini fridge. I spent a little time at the pool which is heated and has plenty of chairs. Tom at the bar is also very friendly. I had lunch at the outside bar and enjoyed a quick, tasty sandwich and was off to the beach. The beach is beautiful and each room comes with two lounge chairs. There is a hotel employee at the beach who sets up your chair and umbrella. The area immediately around the hotel has a few convenient stores and a really good place for ice cream. Go get ice cream! The lobby bar is nice and the service there is also very good. There was a conference at the hotel during my stay and at no point did I feel put out. This would be a nice place to hold a business event. Overall I enjoyed my stay at the Sonesta and would definitely return.
"Gorgeous Views Floor to Ceiling"
Just Got back from a week at the Sonesta Beach Resort. Hands down the best Staff of any hotel we have stayed in and we do get around. At first we were highly disappointed that when we booked through Travelocity we were not made aware that there are no balconies at this Gorgeous Hotel. That being said we spoke to the most amazing Manager Brittney and she moved us to a room on the 9th floor with just breath taking floor to ceiling Windows. The entire staff Alexis, Sebastian, Brittany, JoeJi at the Pool bar were just so truly incredible I can not say enough good things about them and they are the reason we would keep coming back. The Hotel is immaculate with great rooms all white and just so beachlike. The beach is gorgeous and the Hotel has towels, chairs and Umbrellas so no lugging anything on your vacation. Food is yummy for breakfast and lunch but we heard they are in the midst of overhauling the menu. Perfect location to walk to Restaurants and great sight seeing at the Marinas on the Inter Coastal. If you dont feel like walking they will have a cab there in minutes. There restaurant suggestions were spot on and we had the best Family vacation we have had in years. This was truly a wonderful experience Thanks to the amazing Staff at the Sonesta Beach, We are looking forward to going back in a few weeks. Best Advice is book directly through the Hotel as Travelocity could care less about our issues when we first arrived and told us if we were not happy to go. The Front Desk staff could not have done more to not only make us happy but make it just the most Awesome Vacation
"Beautiful, Convenient Waterfront Hotel"
My 2 night, 3 day stay at Sonesta hotel was truly a wonderful experience. Right on the A1A waterfront, walking distance to beach, mall, delicious food and close to the I-95. Boca Raton, North Miami Beach and Holiday Everglades Park are all under a 45 minute drive. The hotel is very clean, well staffed and the views from the room are unreal... floor to ceiling windows make thee rooms unique. The room service breakfast was delicious (fresh squeezed OJ!) and the bar downstairs had a very generous bartender! The valet attendants were so sweet and the front desk agents were attentive, helpful and kind. The bathroom is updated, beds are quite comfortable and I enjoyed the mounted television. The rooftop bar and ground level pool and gym are also very well maintained. I will be staying here again.
"Very Nice Beachfront Hotel"
We have stayed at this property previously, back with it was a "B Ocean" hotel and back further when it was a "Holiday Inn". As a Sonesta property, it is the best it has been! We very much enjoyed our stay. Everything was shipshape / clean / efficient. Wifi was good, access to the beach excellent. Room amenities very good. My beefs are: (1) valet parking is expensive; (2) it's a bit a walk to the commercial area where the bars / restos are (and part of it ---where it passes the Bonnet Park --- is quite dark at night); and (3) breakfast in the hotel was pricey (as expected, but still...) I was disappointed that the type of room we requested in advance was not available upon check-in (even though the hotel seemed far from full). We were given an angle view to the beach rather than the full-on view we expected. It was still nice, but not as nice as we were used to. Also; we had requested an upper floor but ended up on a lower floor. Again, the overall experience was good but not exceptional.
Had a great stay, special thanks to brittany for going above and beyond during our stay to arrange a change of room as the one we reserved was not availible at check in. Hotel is in a great location, rooms nice and fresh with great "picture" windows to the ocean.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: American Express - Visa - MasterCard - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM