Where to stay on your Ft. Lauderdale family vacation
- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood is first and foremost a destination in itself: with a humongous 350,000 square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues; 17 restaurants, 11 bars and a lagoon pool area that kids adore. Prepare to spend at least $225 a night.
- Hollywood Beach Marriott sits on the oceanfront, along Hollywood's historic Broadwalk (not boardwalk) and boasts 229 rooms and junior suites. It is only six miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and features bike rental in addition to water sports. You can find a room for less than $200.
- Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is a 25-story, all-suite landmark ideally located on the world-acclaimed shoreline of Fort Lauderdale's exclusive North Beach, between the palm-shaded boulevards of Sunrise and Las Olas. It features 373 elegantly appointed studios, one, two and three-bedroom suites; a 25,000-sq.-ft. Sunrise Terrace with a pool and private cabanas overlooking the ocean; three dining options; Spa Q, and many children's programs. Rooms start at about $200.
- Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale features a lazy river tube ride, an ice cream parlor and more popular family offerings right on the ocean. Rooms start at $150.