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.

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Granada Inn
Granada Inn
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3.9
3011 Granada Street, Fort Lauderdale
from $129
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
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4.1
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
from $153
Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port
Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port
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4.1
2301 Sw 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
from $92
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port
from $103
Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
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4.1
555 NW 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale
from $80
Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruiseport
Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruiseport
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4.2
455 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale
from $99
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort
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3.7
4060 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale
from $109
Gallery One Private Condos
Gallery One Private Condos
2670 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
from $115
Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn
Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn
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4.1
1180 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
from $88
Travelodge Fort Lauderdale
Travelodge Fort Lauderdale
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2.3
1251 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
from $59
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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