One of the very few local resorts directly on the sand, and a short hop below the main beachfront bar/restaurant scene, the iconic onetime Yankee Clipper is cruising along better than ever after a $30 million spruce-up in 2010. It still sports an “Ahoy, matey!” silhouette and the famous Wreck Bar, with its wood, ropes, and live “mermaid” show. But otherwise it’s taken its nautical motifs in a more contemporary direction, including aquarium-mod touches in the lounge-y lobby and soothing marine hues in the 486 well-equipped rooms. The marquis dining spot is an indoor-outdoor branch of the fancy New York City Mexican Dos Caminos – long, narrow, and a bit on the dimly lit side but muy tasty. There’s also a beach bar and grill, Internet cafe, fitness center, kids’ club, and a pair of great pools (one of which has portholes into the Wreck Bar, so careful!).
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Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel
1140 Seabreeze Blvd (just below Harbor Dr.), Fort Lauderdale, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 800/325-3535, 954/524-5551 Prices Winter $199–$329 standard, $399–$529 suite; off season $109–$199 standard, $269–$349 suite. Valet parking $25 Amenities 2 restaurants; bar; fitness center; 2 outdoor heated pools; 24-hour room service; water sports; free Wi-Fi Units 486 units Web site Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach HotelBook a Room Now
Map1140 Seabreeze Blvd Fort Lauderdale
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