Best Hotel Executive Or Club Lounges At Hotels In Fort Lauderdale

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This article reviews the best executive or club lounges in hotels (and at the airport) in Fort Lauderdale (FLL). By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotels I would select as having the best club lounge in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale is not just a drop-off point for the many of the major cruise liners, it is a luxury destination in itself with wonderful waterfronts and beaches as well as a central area with lots of bars and restaurants.

Club Lounge Access For Free

Book a standard room at the InterContinental in New York, Paris or London, which partner with our luxury travel concierge and you will get a guaranteed room upgrade and FREE club lounge access. This free access has got to be one of the best hotel deals in New York, Paris and London!

Unfortunately, there isn’t an InterContinental in Fort Lauderdale so we cannot offer free club lounge access via our concierge here, but we can share the best hotel club lounges in Fort Lauderdale and our luxury travel concierge will help you get extra free benefits such as free breakfast, free room upgrade and VIP benefits at these hotels.

The most luxurious hotels in Fort Lauderdale include the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale, The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, W Fort Lauderdale and the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort.

Four Seasons Resort Fort Lauderdale

Positioned along the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale is set to become the newest iconic global destination for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and will include 90 Private Residences and 130 guest rooms. The highlight, however, is the pool and beach beyond.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale will mark the third collaboration between Four Seasons and Fort Partners, joining Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club in extending the luxury hospitality brand’s presence in South Florida.

Homeowners of Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale will have special access as preferred guests to Fort Partners’ portfolio of Four Seasons properties in South Florida.

The 22-storey oceanfront property will combine luxury and legendary Four Seasons service for visitors and residents. The Hotel rooms will reside on the fourth through the 11th floors and the Private Residences begin on floor five.

This Four Seasons does not have a club lounge but don’t worry, ‎book via our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following free benefits at ALL Four Seasons hotels along with all the other hotels outlined above, for the same price as their website:
Breakfast for two people per bedroom.
Food and beverage credit or spa credit of USD100 per stay (where you can spend your credit depends on the hotel but the value is always $100).
Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites).
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.
Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms.
Complimentary welcome gift.

Why Choose A Hotel In Fort Lauderdale With A Club Lounge?

When deciding which hotel to choose for your stay in a city like Fort Lauderdale, it is sensible to consider the added extras provided by a hotel club lounge. Offerings usually include complimentary drinks and snacks throughout the day, breakfast in the morning and evening cocktails with canapés. Often the evening food and drink offering is more than enough to replace the need to go out for the evening.

Club or executive hotel lounges provide an interesting environment to work and relax in. Some lounges also provide dedicated meeting rooms, although I find holding meetings in the main lounge more friendly. When I travel on my own for business, I don’t like to sit in restaurants on my own. Room service is also a lonely affair so a club lounge provides the ideal environment to enjoy good food and atmosphere whilst being completely comfortable that you are sitting on a table for one.

The club rooms themselves are often a little bigger and offer more luxurious facilities than standard rooms, with more space, plus they are often on higher floors with better views.

Finally, executive and club benefits are great for early check-in and late check-out as you can often stay in the club lounge room with all the benefits in the afternoon if you have a late flight. Conversely, you can use the club lounge and executive facilities from early in the morning if you arrive early and your room isn’t ready.

Which Hotels Have The Best Executive Or Club Lounges In Fort Lauderdale?

I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Fort Lauderdale. I list the ones I consider to be the best at the top. I will be reviewing each of these Fort Lauderdale hotel club lounges in detail in turn, so that you know what you will get if you book a room with club lounge access.

Which Marriott Bonvoy Resort is the best?

Many of the best hotels in Fort Lauderdale are Marriott Bonvoy resorts. The best in Fort Lauderdale for location, beach, club lounge and pool? We have outlined the overall winners followed by reviewing each hotel separately below.

Marriott recently merged with Starwood, so their hotel portfolio includes The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Westin, W Hotels, EDITION, Sheraton and the Four Points by Sheraton as well as Marriotts, JW Marriotts, Courtyard by Marriott and more. Executive lounge access is a perk afforded to top-level Platinum Elite members. We recommend that you book your stay at any of these hotels via our luxury travel concierge as we can offer you special benefits or deals at all these hotels, whilst enabling you to benefit from your status and collect your usual points. It costs nothing to ask us for a quote and we will be able to help you squeeze some extra value from your stay.

Review: Ritz Carlton Club Lounge in Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz Carlton club lounge in Fort Lauderdale is easily the best club lounge on Fort Lauderdale and is pictured above. This is our top choice for club lounges in Fort Lauderdale.

The hotel itself is located on the oceanfront, with the beach across a two-lane road fronting the hotel. You can reach it via a sky bridge which will take you directly from the hotel’s 3rd floor to the public beach. The pool is on the hotel’s 7th floor pool and is surrounded by loungers and palms. Rooms aren’t noteworthy but do all have a balcony.

The Ritz Carlton Club Lounge is an ultra-exclusive space is open to guests at The Ritz-Carlton who book the Club Experience. The lounge is luxurious with marble floor and large sofas

Located on the 8th floor, the Club Lounge is often referred to as a hotel within a hotel and includes the following amenities:
A dedicated Concierge.
Five food presentations daily, including breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacks, hors d’oeuvres, and hand-crafted desserts.
Fine selections of wines, liqueurs, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
Access to a relaxed environment with a separate library, TV room, and computer station
Private balcony with spectacular 180′ views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterways.

The food here is excellent and varies depending on the time of day. It includes fresh fruit, cheese platters, hot hors d’oeuvres, freshly baked cookies, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner items. We think that the lounge is well worth the expense as it adds another dimension to the experience of being at the hotel. The lounge is equipped with a separate sitting area with a large flat screen television and DVDs for children who might want to watch a movie along with computer stations.

Our Offer

By booking via our luxury travel concierge and you get the following benefits for free at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
$100 USD Resort/Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

Review: W Fort Lauderdale

This newly renovated hotel, the W Ft. Lauderdale, is a huge, trendy hotel nestled on the beachfront on the corner of Bayshore Drive. 430 modern rooms and residential units connect with infinity pools, and every night, live DJ’s, which make the hotel feel like an upscale club instead of a luxury hotel.

Worth noting, even when paying with Bonvoy points, guests are still required to pay the $25 resort fee. Included in the fee is a beach chair, umbrella and Wi-Fi, two complimentary bicycle rentals of four hours each, and access to a daily fitness course.

This hotel does not have a club lounge but does have live DJ events so you wouldn’t want to use the lounge if you have come for the nightlife. If you travel with your family, I would opt for the Marriott or the Ritz Carlton Bonvoy hotels.

Yes, the W is conveniently located 10-minute walk from Ft. Lauderdale Beach, with an outdoor mall featuring a wide range of boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment, so ideal for younger guests and couples, but the lack of a lounge and the funky vibe and trendy pool area were less appropriate for a younger family.

Book the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort via our luxury travel concierge for extra benefits AND your usual loyalty and point benefits.

Review: Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

This family-friendly retreat in the heart of Fort Lauderdale has a lagoon-style swimming pool, water sports, inviting beach bar. Marriott Harbor Beach Resort looks directly over the Atlantic, but there is no club lounge at this property. Instead, there are several great breakfast options including Riva Restaurant and Starbucks.

Book the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort via our luxury travel concierge for extra benefits AND your usual loyalty and point benefits.

We have also reviewed the best executive or club lounges in London hotels and in New York.

Review: Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

The new beacon of luxury on Fort Lauderdale’s exclusive North Beach is Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, an ultra-elegant hospitality (not part of Bonvoy, the Conrad is part of the Hilton chain). Offering two distinct collections of Luxury and Premium all-suite accommodations; Luxury Suites feature peerless design, gourmet kitchen, Italian marble bathroom with deep-soaking tub and separate shower, as well as exclusive balcony or terrace; the ideal retreat for a long weekend or quick getaway. Premium Suites appeal to discerning guests looking for the ultimate luxury experience. Each of these exclusive suites highlight striking views and expansive living areas.

There is NO club lounge here but the 6th-floor Sky Deck is quite something offering jaw-dropping panoramic views.

Our Offer

By booking via our luxury travel concierge and you get the following benefits for free at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Complimentary Continental Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay served in the restaurant
$100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Welcome amenity
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

Worth Knowing: Which Airline Has Best Airport Lounge FLL?

If you like a club lounge in your hotel, you will probably like to use an airport lounge before your flight too. FLL airport is a collection of 4 separate terminal buildings. None are connected. AA flys into and out of terminal 3. There are no airline clubs in this terminal for any airline.

Terminal 1 has lounge for UA and Terminal 2 has a lounge for Delta. Unfortunately, neither the Delta or the United lounge gets very good reviews. The 5,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale United Club is located near gate C1 along with wifi this smallish lounge offers a poor food and drink selection. There’s a small buffet of light snacks and soups but the food is very limited and there are only two wines on offer.

The airline has more than 50 United Club lounges worldwide. Lounges are available to United premium-class passengers on international or transcontinental flights, Star Alliance Gold members, United Club members, active-duty U.S. military members in uniform, and premium-level Amtrak and Air Canada travellers.

There is also a Delta Sky Club in FLL airport but it doesn’t get good reviews either and is described as “cramped with bad lighting and terrible views” plus the staff are meant to be “rude and inefficient”. Food on offer is very limited to things like hot dogs and buns, no soup, not even any plates, just napkins….

Disclosure: Unless otherwise stated reviews are sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced.