Hotels near Hillsboro Inlet Light
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The Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse was constructed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1906 before making a 4,000-nautical-mile trip to its home midway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton in Florida. The lighthouse was electrified in 1932 and automated in 1974. This iconic site is open to the public for tours.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Hillsboro Inlet Light

Royal Beach Palace
Royal Beach Palace
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7.6
Good
3711 North Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
from $79
Lafayette Motel
Lafayette Motel
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5.8
Fair
2231 North Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
from $59
Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port
Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port
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8.5
Excellent
2301 Sw 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
from $92
The Pillars Hotel
The Pillars Hotel
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9.3
Excellent
111 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale
from $230
Travelodge Ft Lauderdale Beach
Travelodge Ft Lauderdale Beach
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6.4
Good
4011 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
from $59
Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center
Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center
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8.4
Excellent
1851 SE 10th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
from $87
Hyatt Regency Pier 66
Hyatt Regency Pier 66
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7.8
Good
2301 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale
from $79
Casitas Coral Ridge
Casitas Coral Ridge
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8.8
Excellent
2648 N.E. 32nd St, Fort Lauderdale
from $86
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
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9.0
Excellent
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
from $249
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
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8.8
Excellent
3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale
from $182
More About Hotels near Hillsboro Inlet Light...

Staying on the Inlet

For accommodations with a view of the lighthouse, you can’t do better than the Hillsboro Recreational Cottages. These three cottages were occupied by lighthouse keepers until the automation of the lighthouse. Options include two three-bedroom, two-bath cottages and a one-bedroom, two-bath cottage. The fully furnished cottages include kitchen utensils, beach towels, and charcoal grills so everything you need for an unforgettable stay is right at hand.

The obvious advantage to staying so close to the lighthouse is the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled views and relative privacy. The drawback is that you simply can't escape the nightly illumination when you're nestled beneath it.

Nearby Hotel and Motel Accommodations

If you prefer a traditional hotel that’s not so close to the glow of the lighthouse, there are several options just south of the inlet on A1A. Enjoy a view of the lighthouse from a distance at the Lighthouse Cove Resort. Rooms here include fully equipped kitchens for budget travelers who want to save on dining with convenient meals in the room.

Popular chain hotels are in evidence along this picturesque stretch as well including the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach/Oceanfront and the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. 

Visiting the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse

The picturesque Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse towers above the surrounding buildings, creating a striking picture along the horizon of Hillsboro Beach, Florida. History buffs and lighthouse aficionados can’t help but appreciate this distinctive landmark.

In 1998, the entire lighthouse received a massive renovation which included the replacement of the Fresnel Lens. A grand re-lighting ceremony took place on January 28, 1999. Renewed interest in the lighthouse sparked additional developments and a new project was undertaken later that year to remove the 300-pound vertical drive shaft and modernize machinery that had been in place since 1906. On August 18, 2000, a second re-lighting ceremony took place as the lighthouse cast its glow 28 miles out to sea.

Tours are offered throughout the year by the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society. Tours are free for members, or $25 for visitors. 

 

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