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The Drift Hotel

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Front of property
Beach nearby
Suite, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds | Living room | Flat-screen TV

Overview of The Drift Hotel

The Drift Hotel

2.5 star property
Adults-only hotel within easy reach of Fort Lauderdale Beach

7.6/10 Good

1,001 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
3005 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In East Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach - 2 min walk
  • Las Olas Beach - 6 min walk
  • Bahia Mar Marina - 18 min walk
  • Las Olas Boulevard - 31 min walk
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park - 2 min drive
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center - 10 min drive
  • Port Everglades - 20 min drive
  • Hollywood Beach - 22 min drive
  • Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood - 24 min drive
  • Nova Southeastern University - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Hollywood International Airport (FLL) - 14 min drive
  • Miami, FL (OPF-Opa Locka Executive) - 33 min drive
  • Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base) - 36 min drive
  • Boca Raton, FL (BCT) - 37 min drive
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) - 43 min drive
  • Hollywood Station - 17 min drive
  • Fort Lauderdale Station - 19 min drive
  • Fort Lauderdale Airport Station - 20 min drive


  • Lona - 4 min walk
  • Via Luna - 5 min walk
  • Lulu's Bait Shack - 5 min walk
  • El Vez-Fort Lauderdale - 6 min walk
  • Steak 954 - 7 min walk

About this property

The Drift Hotel

The Drift Hotel puts you a short five-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale Beach and Las Olas Boulevard. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and parasailing. Also, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Las Olas Beach and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Bahia Mar Marina. Fellow travellers say good things about the beach and shopping.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1941
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Close-captioned TV
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Drift Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Drift Hotel
Drift Fort Lauderdale
The Drift Hotel Hotel
The Drift Hotel Fort Lauderdale
The Drift Hotel Hotel Fort Lauderdale

Frequently asked questions

Does The Drift Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Drift Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Drift Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Drift Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Drift Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Drift Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Drift Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but The Casino at Dania Beach (13-min drive) and Isle Casino and Racing (18-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Drift Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and jet-skiing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. The Drift Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Drift Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lona (4-min walk), Via Luna (5-min walk) and Lulu's Bait Shack (5-min walk).
Does The Drift Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio and a garden.
What's the area around The Drift Hotel like?
The Drift Hotel is located near Fort Lauderdale Beach in East Fort Lauderdale, a short 16-minute walk from Fort Lauderdale Beach Park and 6 minutes' walk from Las Olas Beach. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Deborah, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Location location location
Perfect location. Everything including the beach is right there.
Julia, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Not so nice
Room was nice No soap AC made a loud humming sound so they gave us a different room and that one had a mildew smell so I took the other Next morning no hot water to shower Had to get them to reset water heater after he inspected it in my room so I could use it as I already disrobed and waited 15 minutes for water to get hot Not happy about the early morning construction going on next door Our love of the area fading with all the additional noise
Luciana, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

NICE & clean
Stayed here many times. Great location. No pool, yet close to the beach. Place was getting paint job, somewhat under construction. Very nice service from staff. Had to change rooms because of A/C wasn’t working properly.
matthew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Julia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tom, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Free coffee and tea but in office that did not open until 9am. We were blocked in parking so cold not get out for breakfast
Richard, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Was full of potential and has turned completely wratchet should be on Fed Hwy somewhere in sketchy neighborhood now.
Isaac, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Manage expectations
Great location, friendly staff (everyone really friendly and nice!), parking was an issue at times but they did what they could to accommodate. Rooms are sparse and have been updated but still need work (I had no bathroom mirror) - I really sense they are trying but needs work still. I got an iron but no ironing board. There was a cockroach in my room, things like that. BUT very reasonable rates considering it is less than a block to the beach!
JONATHAN, 3-night trip
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