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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, FL
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(954) 302-5207
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 40 Reviews


    Merry Gann

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  • We had may daughter's wedding at the Sonesta this past weekend. The views were exceptional from the penthouse. Lots of issues. We had 3 wedding hotel coordinators during our wedding planning due to staff turnover. This made our planning stressful. 1st coordinator was not very attentive to our needs and questions. 2nd two tried to make up for the deficiencies from the 1st coordinator but this only happened about 5 weeks prior to the wedding. During the wedding hotel staff removed food from several guests prior to completion of their meals. Late night snacks were provided earlier than scheduled - it was actually prior to cutting the cake which was the dessert to the sit down dinner. The bar attendant never smiled, did not know how to make several drinks and was rude to several guests. However, the food was very good. A fraternity party was started during the reception on the same floor as the wedding and they were loud, very drunk and obnoxious. This was oor planning and very disr... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Mrs. Gann, Thank you for your recent review and congratulations on your daughter’s wedding. We are thrilled that you chose Sonesta Fort Lauderdale to celebrate this very special time, however very sorry and disappointed to read your review. We strive to provide excellent service and a memorable experience at every event but unfortunately we did not meet your expectations. Please know this is not the Sonesta standard and accept my sincerest apologies for falling short of those expectations. Please reach out to me directly as I’d like to discuss the wedding details further and how we can make it right. It’s very important to us that all our guests have a wonderful experience from the moment they walk through our doors until they depart. Thank you for bringing your experience to my attention and I look forward to speaking with you very soon. Eduardo Fernandez, General Manager [email protected] 954.302.5201

    Ashley

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  • We had such a nice wedding everyone had a blast. Jena was so helpful and always there to respond. She put my mind at ease. We had some issues with the rooms and them not being ready in time, and the room block wasnt what we expected. But over all it was a beautiful venue.

    Megan

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  • The views, the food, the bartenders downstairs and the space is wonderful. The frat party on the same night of our wedding was not pleasant but besides that And a few other things.. it was overall a beautiful wedding and I would recommend! Just make sure it’s either another wedding or a nice party happening the same night!

    Barbara

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  • Amazing and breathtakingly beautiful!! Wedding was perfect!!

    Diana

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  • Our experience at Sonesta was amazing, beyond words. We had a Sunday (9/3/17) wedding, and our family stayed at the hotel the whole weekend. The service was spectacular, the rooms clean and very well spaced. I had the most beautiful and captivating views for our wedding, that penthouse has stunning backdrops. The food, oh my good, the food, simply delicious. All of our guests mentioned how beautiful everything was and how great that food was. Annette Winckler, the event planner and manager, did such an incredible job providing us with all the information we needed and the best accommodations for our weekend wedding. In terms of the reception, the staff was the BEST I could have ever asked for, specially Williams and another Hispanic lady that took care of us and serve our food. EVERYTHING was perfect as we wished. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change anything about it. My now husband and I are very thankful with all the staff that made this dream possible. Thank you Sone... Read more

    Ashley

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I were married at the Penthouse of the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale on October 29th. Not only was the wedding beyond what we could have asked for, the whole weekend was amazing. We live in the Boston area, but spend a good amount of time in Miami/Fort Lauderdale as my in laws live in the area. Being an event planner myself, I looked at 7 different venues in the area and immediately fell in love with your hotel. Not only are the views amazing, the penthouse layout is a dream come true for a planner; ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all on one level. Perfect event flow! I could go on about the great location, delicious food, gorgeous and modern accommodations etc., but the staff is what truly made our wedding weekend unforgettable. They are responsive, thoughtful and professional. There honestly is not one thing that could have been done to make our wedding weekend better. It was perfect.

    Reesha

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    5 out of 5
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  • My groom and I could not be more pleased with our ceremony and reception. The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking, and having the stunning views of the beach without the Florida humidity was priceless. Planning a wedding is undoubtedly stressful, but the Sonesta team made it easy with the catering selection and setup. During the event, the staff made us feel like royalty as well. They made sure we took time to eat and even made plates for us since we were so busy, we didn't have time to get it for ourselves. It was Also a great value for a buffet, open bar and cake. The view takes the cake though. The rooms for the ceremony and reception were equally as gorgeous and we were extremely happy with our decision!

    Chris

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had an incredible experience for our wedding at the Sonesta on 10/24/15. All of our guests were blown away by the penthouse views as well as the food, location from the airport and beach, and the rooms. We wouldn't have changed a thing. A minor hiccup was a slight lack of communications from our hotel coordinator in the final few weeks before the wedding, but nothing was affected by it and everything was worked out just fine. The overall experience was more like a dream and I just wish I was able to have more of the food and have it last longer! Bravo

    Deborah

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  • We had our wedding at the Sonesta last weekend, October 17, 2015. My Mother-in-Law hosted the rehearsal dinner there as well which was on Friday night. Honestly, from the moment our wedding/event planner showed us the penthouse, we just knew that this was the perfect place to have our wedding. Close to the airport, beautiful rooms with breathtaking views plus it was directly across the street from the beach. Considering that about 90% of our guests were traveling from out of town, the location was perfect! I wanted to share a few things that really made a huge difference. The service was TOP NOTCH! I came down with laryngitis Friday morning, therefore, I could hardly speak on Friday night. The staff working at our rehearsal just went over and above my expectations. I wish I could remember the one ladies name, she was so sweet. She made it a point to have hot tea with a lot of honey at my table at all times while always checking in on me. The rehearsal dinner was located down... Read more

    Rose-Ann

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  • The penthouse wedding and reception venues was gorgeous, the food was amazing and the service was exceptional! The wait staff at the reception were extremely helpful and provided top notch service. My husband and I had several guests tell us how much they enjoyed the event and we would like to thank the staff at Sonesta for making it a truly awesome day for us and our guests. The rooms were wonderful and our out of town guests had a great stay at the hotel. Thanks to Noha, Arthur, Jeff as well as the reception wait staff!

    Alexis Conroy

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  • This venue was absolutely gorgeous. You truly get what you pay for. The food was delicious and the atmosphere, even better. We were so impressed by the way that the whole day turned out and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Annette Winkler was available throughout the (sometimes stressful) planning process and she was able to coordinate all of the details efficiently. We will never forget what a perfect day our wedding turned out to be

    Kelly Kelly

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  • I booked the Sonesta for the amazing beachfront views they offer in their penthouse ballrooms. At the time of booking I was not informed that they were considering renovating the hotel and I found out a month after booking. I was told the renovation would be completed before my wedding, however it wasn't. It turned out that the hotel could not accommodate a wedding rehearsal lunch and my guests could not use the pool during their stay. We had several people coming from the northeast who were making our wedding weekend a vacation. We didn't even find out until a guest booked a room and saw a disclaimer 1 month before our wedding. The event planning team was very apologetic and even sent me flowers. My walk through a few days before my wedding was rushed since the event planner couldn't stay past 5:30 and when I arrived at 5:00 the event planner wanted to go over the number of meals over the phone. I was in the lobby and suggested we meet there to discuss it. She said she couldn't beca... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Mrs. Neifeld, Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback. The planning stages of a wedding can and should be a happy time, as every bride and groom want everything to be perfect and make it the happiest day of their lives. We can certainly appreciate your frustration and disappointment upon learning about our renovation plans and we are truly sorry for any inconveniences that you might have experienced. Our renovation was specifically planned in several phases in order to minimize disruption to our guests. Due to unforeseen delays, the renovation did take longer than originally planned, and we communicated the information as it was provided to us. In fairness to Annette, she was only able to share information at the time it was provided to her. We can assure you that Annette has always looked out for you as well as all her other clients, constantly inquiring for updates and progress. Our top priority has always been to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests. Case in point, we continue to deliver a great experience during our renovation and have successfully serviced numerous weddings over the past few months. None of these were affected by our renovation. Thank you for sharing positive feedback on the food and service for reception. It is our hope that despite these challenges, you had a very special day and wonderful start to your new life together. Sincerely, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Team

    diane

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  • Beautiful property, nice scenery, and very warm and friendly staff, accommodating. They are across the street from the beach but they angle outside ceremonies on property in a way that makes them unique. All the upgrades to the property were well worth it.

    User5374229

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  • STUNNING VIEWS, we had our ceremony and reception here and it was beyond beautiful! The food is absolutely AMAZING, I received many comments on how delicious it was! great catering staff waited on my husband and I, making sure we ate and had whatever we needed and same went for our guests. We would def recommend the Sonesta Ft. Lauderdale!

    Michelle

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  • We got married 9/12/15 at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale. I can not say enough about how wonderful the entire process was from planning through the event. I worked with Catering Director and he was very accommodating to our needs. We had a small wedding, just $38 people and it turned out AMAZING! I used all of the hotels recommendations when it came to music (Chenzo), Flowers/table design (Panche Style) and photographer (Wendy J Studios). I don't think i could have found better quality vendors for reasonable prices. The combination of these vendors and the hotel itself were on point! The fact that they had all worked at the venue before really helps make the planning smooth and stress free. All of our guests are still talking (2 week later) about what a great time they had, how beautiful the setting was and just how great the hotel is in general. All of our guests were from out of town and they absolutely LOVED staying at the hotel; every room has an amazing view. For anyone looking for a... Read more
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