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Boutique Hotels in Fort Lauderdale

Americans needn’t strap in for a long-haul flight to enjoy the romance of a waterside vacation. With its winding canals and romantic charm, Ft. Lauderdale in Florida is sometimes referred to as the "Venice of America." This coastal city boasts 23 miles of beaches, unique downtown museums, and buzzing nightlife, as well as some of the most striking boutique hotels in the country. So leave the major chains behind and book a room in one of these unique, independently owned hotels on your next Florida vacation.  
from $127
B Ocean Ft. Lauderdale: Beachside Beauty
The all-white B Ocean Ft. Lauderdale cuts a striking figure, but its beauty is more than skin deep. Its location across the street from Ft. Lauderdale Beach ensures many of its 240 rooms have enviable Atlantic Ocean views. It’s popular with families who love splashing about in its impressive infinity-edged pool and dining at the relaxed B’stro on the Beach. The more refined signature restaurant Saia and al fresco Patio Bar both offer adult guests a much-needed break from the kids.B Ocean Ft. Lauderdale’s green initiatives, including its efforts to conserve the local sea turtle population, help make your stay guilt free.
from $92
AQUA Hotel: Family Fun in Florida
The entire family can enjoy the beachside vacation they’re craving at AQUA Hotel, a boutique resort that prides itself on friendly customer service and state-of-the-art facilities. Its rooms are larger than most in the city, so there’s plenty of space for the entire clan, although there’s so much to do here that you’re not likely to spend a lot of time behind closed doors.AQUA lives up to its name with a pair of heated pools, and the famous Atlantic beaches are an easy two-minute stroll away. Three nearby coral reefs packed with colorful marine life are waiting to delight snorkelers and SCUBA divers. The boutique stores and restaurants of the North Beach Village also are just a stone’s throw away.
from $143
il Lugano Hotel Residences: Waterside Wonder
For a different kind of water view, head to il Lugano Hotel Residences, an acclaimed boutique hotel located along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. The generous rooms range between 500 to 950 sq. ft. in size, and they boast oversized balconies, soft 400-thread count linens, and expansive bathrooms with European toiletries. The il Lugano’s opulent rooms are complemented by a heated swimming pool, whirlpool spa, private cabanas, and the hotel’s Zagat-rated restaurant, da Campo Osteria. The il Lugano is packed with features, but the hotel’s high level of friendly and knowledge customer service is what really impresses. 
from $299
The Pillars Hotel: World Class Accommodation
It takes a truly special hotel to impress Conde Nast Traveler magazine, and The Pillars Hotel did. It was named among the top three hotels in the state of Florida by the luxury guide’s readers in 2012 and 2013, and it was recognized as one of the world’s best places to stay last year.It’s easy to see what turned the magazine's readers' heads; this is the type of place where no detail is overlooked. Guests sleep more soundly on down feather beds fitted with luxury sheets, and they feel pampered in marble bathrooms. All the room come standard with flat screen televisions, DVD players and complementary wi-fi. Chef Hammi showcases Florida’s abundant fresh produce at The Secret Garden restaurant. Visitors can enjoy their gourmet meals in the elegant dining room or outside, watching the yachts drift up and down the Intracoastal Waterway. 
from $99
Sun Tower Suites: No Frills in Florida
Sun Tower Suites might not be as luxurious as some of the other boutique hotels in this list, but it represents excellent value for couples and families visiting Ft. Lauderdale. Its North Ocean Boulevard location allows guests to enjoy ocean views and easy access to Ft. Lauderdale’s seashore. The 23 rooms are on the small side and a little dated compared to the city’s resorts, but they’re clean and well-appointed with microwaves, refrigerators, in-room safes for your valuables, and flat-screen plasma televisions with cable access. Guests can relax in hammocks by the heated pool or get competitive with shuffleboard, fuzz ball, and air hockey in the games room. The casual Sandbar Grille serves up family favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.