Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for romance in Fort Lauderdale and get inspired!
Although there's a pool deck overlooking the ocean, a lovely spa, and cutting-edge gym, the real stand-out here is the large rooms that start at 600 square feet (and each one has a full kitchenette and spacious marble bathroom). The ground floor restaurant and lounge includes a wrap-around porch for eating al fresco, and more casual dining can be had up on the pool deck.
The first in a new brand of "B" hotels, the all-white B Ocean sits just across the street from the beach, with an austere, minimalist design -- similar to the style of a W hotel, with subtle neon lighting in the lobby come nightfall. The ocean views are the star here, but you'll also find two great restaurants and a small pool with an accompanying outdoor bar. This 240-room boutique is a pretty popular beach destination.
The Old Key West decor of this 156-room hotel is a welcomed changed from the modern, minimalist design that is the norm at most Fort Lauderdale hotels; instead, picture a veranda with rocking chairs, a stately porte-cochere, rattan furniture, and whirling ceiling fans. Rooms look like they're straight out of a bed and breakfast, and the hotel's location directly on the sand is a rarity in this city.