Built in 1962, the Lago Mar Resort Hotel and Club rises above 500 feet of beachfront acreage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This property is tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Mayan in the exclusive Harbor Beach neighborhood.
The hotel's Acquario restaurant specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Live entertainment performs on weekends. The Palm Garden Dining Room serves buffet-style breakfasts in al fresco or indoor settings. The Wine Cellar Lounge presents a selection of fine wines. The Soda Shop is a gift shop, a bakery, a gourmet coffee bar and a pizzeria all under one roof. This shop also offers smoothies and protein shakes. The resort houses the 12,000-square-foot Executive Fort Lauderdale Conference Center and four function rooms that accommodate small or large groups. A complimentary business center contains four computer stations. Recreational amenities include an Olympic-size outdoor pool and a lagoon-style pool. Two ocean-side tennis courts, beach volleyball, a putting course, a giant chessboard, shuffleboard and a playground provide a variety of leisure pastimes. Beach towels, umbrellas and cabanas (surcharge) are available. The Spa at Lago Mar offers treatments based on holistic Ayurvedic practices. The fitness center features treadmills, cycles, cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, and steam rooms. Valet and self parking are both complimentary.
This five-story hotel offers 204 Tommy Bahama-inspired guestrooms that reflect Mediterranean and Key West influences. Private, furnished balconies afford views of the lagoon pool or the gardens. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses, custom-designed duvets and down pillows. Bathrooms feature granite countertops and eucalyptus-scented spa toiletries. Room amenities include microwave ovens, coffeemakers and refrigerators. Laptop compatible, in-room safes are provided. Accommodations include complimentary wireless Internet access, and flat-panel televisions equipped with cable channels.