Hotels in Plantation, Florida, United States of America - your base to discover the city.
Plantation HotelsPlantation's motto says that 'the grass is greener' here and - as you lie back to stare into the depths of the indigo blue sky - it's hard to disagree. With huge grassy parks, flowery walking trails, and the golden sands of some of Florida's best beaches close to your hotel, there are few better places to slow the pace and relax. A gorgeous year-round climate completes the package, meaning you can be topping up your tan on Miami Beach while other parts of the country are shivering under 6 feet of snow. Things to seeIt's all about kicking back and enjoying the easy life in Plantation – so starting the day with a leisurely round at Plantation Preserve Golf Course is par for the course. You'll know each hole like the back of your hand thanks to the GPS equipped trolleys provided, but you'll be wishing your ball had its own navigation system while attempting to guide it onto the 9th hole's tricky island-green. The golf course's wetlands are home to plenty of animals, but for a really wild experience, nothing can touch staring into the sinister eye of a camouflaged alligator, as you explore the Everglades. You'll be joined by playful dolphins skimming through the water, and long-necked herons fishing for food, as you're propelled along swampy waterways by the whirring fan of an airboat. For more floating fun, hail down a water taxi along the Intercoastal Waterway, which connects the canals of neighboring Fort Lauderdale – The Venice of North America – with the beaches of Miami and beyond. You won't feel seasick on the glass-smooth water, but the sight of some of America's most extravagant mansions, and gleaming yachts, may leave you a little green with jealousy.Hotels in PlantationYou don't need to leave your hotel to have a great time in Plantation. Simply slather on some sunscreen, grab a book, and set up camp around your hotel's outdoor patio and chilled pool. While you'll want to spend as much time as you can in the sun, rooms in the city are well equipped with WiFi, cable television and air conditioning - should you ever need to cool off. Choose from various Plantation hotels that can suit your needs – whether you'd prefer a bedroom with separate indoor seating area, or a hotel where world-class seafood cuisine sizzles downstairs. Breakfast is always a treat in the city's hotels, and a cool glass of freshly squeezed Florida orange juice is the ideal way to start any day. Where to stayWith palm trees, leafy residential areas, and green spaces all around, you can really unwind in Plantation. Craving a little more action? Don't worry - Las Olas Beach and the Everglades are just minutes away. Get a flavor for the city by visiting during the Wine, Jazz and Taste of Plantation Festival, during which the streets come alive with the sounds of popping corks, walking bass lines and sizzling seafood. West Fort Lauderdale can offer even more hotel choice, and is packed with restaurants. Settle down to crack the claws of stone crabs, or try Florida specialties like breaded alligator tail. How to get to PlantationThe simplest way to reach this part of Florida is to book a flight to the large Miami International Airport, which is about 40 minutes' drive away. If you want to beat the queues, however, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International is closer, and more convenient, for Plantation. Nervous flyers can catch an Amtrak train to Fort Lauderdale Station from various East Coast cities, while the Plantation Tram – which is actually an air-conditioned bus service – will help you to hop around the city.