It can be challenging to find cheap hotels in Fort Lauderdale that are also clean and comfortable. But budget travelers aren’t completely out of luck.
Cheap Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
The following cheap hotels in Fort Lauderdale offer good value for visitors looking to experience the city’s surf and sand without spending a mint. Note that prices may vary depending on the time of year.
If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Fort Lauderdale that won’t keep you up at night with noise, consider the aptly named Tranquilo. This small hotel is located near Bonnet House and Gardens and has 64 rooms and suites scattered among four buildings just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Some rooms have mini-fridges, while others boast living rooms and full kitchens.
Amenities: Four pools, barbeque facilities, bicycle rentals, kitchenettes in some rooms, self-service laundry.
La Casa Del Mar
One block from Fort Lauderdale Beach, La Casa Del Mar is more a guesthouse than a hotel. The hotel offers a mix of rooms from studios and standard rooms to a villa and even a couple of beach houses. There is a rooftop terrace and a lushly landscaped pool.
Amenities: Rooftop terrace, pool, and some rooms with kitchenette or kitchen.
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Fort Lauderdale that are located on the beach, consider the Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort. Its 225 guest rooms include 15 oceanfront suites. All rooms feature balconies, and some also have kitchens.
Amenities: Oceanfront swimming pool, beach, tiki bar, mini golf, indoor/outdoor restaurant, and fitness center.
Located just one block from Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Aqua Hotel has two heated pools and 39 bright studios and suites, most with kitchenettes. Guests can rent bikes and iPads. The hotel is 2.5 miles from Las Olas Boulevard and five miles from Port Everglades.
Amenities: Two swimming pools, flat-screen tvs, in-room coffee makers, and bicycles and iPads available for rent.
You don’t need to sacrifice location when searching for cheap places to stay in Fort Lauderdale. Book at the Riverside, and you’ll be in the heart of the Las Olas shopping and dining district. Walk out the doors of this historic hotel, and you’ll find world-class restaurants, shops, and seasonal fairs, along with lots of great people watching. The 231 comfortable rooms and suites feature a variety of decor, from Classic Rooms that evoke the hotel’s history (the property dates back to 1936) to more contemporary rooms in the Executive Tower.
Amenities: In-room refrigerators and coffee makers, pet-friendly rooms available, pool and patio on the Intracoastal Waterway, five dining options, and marina with docking facilities.
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—Original reporting by AnneMarie Mathews