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Top 5 Luxury Hotels Near FLIBS 2020 [Boat Show Guide]

Marina Nazario | October 8, 2020

Find The Best Place To Stay In Fort Lauderdale.

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2020 is scheduled to take place from October 28 to November 1. The five-day event will include exclusive boat displays and exhibits, informational seminars, culinary experiences, and a superyacht village.

The boat show is an excellent opportunity to participate in the best of Fort Lauderdale’s luxury lifestyle, which includes waterfront dining, seven miles of white sand beach, and high-end resorts. We scoped out the top five luxury hotels near FLIBS 2020 to relax and recap after the event. We found resorts with beachfront locations, rooftop pools, and excellent restaurants all within a five-minute drive of the boat show.

1. Lago Mar Resort & Club

Best hotel for families traveling to FLIBS.

Lago Mar is a luxurious beachfront resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It’s secluded from the main A1A beach, which gives it exclusive privacy. Lago Mar has two large swimming pools, 500 feet of private beach, and plenty of options for hotel dining. Lago Mar is a five-minute drive from FLIBS and an excellent spot to relax after a long day at the boat show. The resort offers plenty of activities for families with kids who may want to hang back during FLIBS. Lago Mar has activities such as beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, mini-golf, health spas, shuffleboard, and children’s playground.

COVID-19 protocol: Hotel guests must wear a face mask when walking through indoor areas. The hotel is practicing social distancing by spacing out bar stools and pool chairs while sanitizing frequently.

Location: 1700 S Ocean Ln, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

2. Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach

Best hotel for top-notch service.

It’s no secret that the Ritz Carlton brand oozes luxury. The hotel is known for impeccable service, high-end amenities, and glamorous details. The Fort Lauderdale Beach location boasts ocean views, exquisite dining, and a world-class spa. This Ritz Carlton, in particular, pays homage to the yachting capital of the world with an elevated pool inspired by a ship’s bow. Select rooms and suites have oceanfront views that incorporate elements of the sea. This luxury hotel has a seaside charm that’s perfect for unwinding after FLIBS 2020.

COVID-19 Protocol: Facial coverings and social distancing are required by guests. The Ritz Carlton has enhanced cleaning protocols for high traffic areas and high touch items. Daily housekeeping services are available to guests daily and turndown service is available upon request.

Location: 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

3. Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa


Best hotel for easy access to FLIBS.

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort is hidden off A1A, near the main entrance of FLIBS 2020. This hotel is in an excellent location that’s close to the airport, right on the beach, and walking distance to the boat show. There’s also plenty of dining options near the Mariott Harbor Beach Resort. After a long day at FLIBS 2020, being able to walk to your hotel put your feet up in a luxury suite will feel like the best luxury experience.

COVID-19 protocol: All guests are required to wear facial coverings when walking throughout the resort. Exceptions are when dining, working out, swimming, or sunbathing.

Location: 3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

4. Riverside Hotel

Best hotel for those who want to experience old Florida charm.

The Riverside Hotel was built in 1936 and is the oldest hotel on Las Olas Boulevard. This luxury hotel does an excellent job of combining old Florida charm with personalized service. The Riverside Hotel sits right along the New River and adds the option for boat dockage for vessels up to 150 feet. It’s also on the Water Taxi route (stop 1) so you can easily cruise to FLIBS 2020. Riverside’s location is also walking distance to some of the best restaurants and boutique shops in Fort Lauderdale.

COVID-19 protocol: Social distancing and face masks are required by guests.

Location: 620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

5. The W Fort Lauderdale Beach

Best hotel for incredible dining options.

The W poured $55 million into renovations that completely elevated its luxury hotel experience. Here you’ll get floor-to-ceiling room windows, private balconies, and a world-class spa. Bonus, The W is dog friendly and offers furry guests a Bark Box with goodies. Kick your feet up at the rooftop pool or dine beachside at Steak 954 (opened by a James Beard award-winning restauranteur). This luxury hotel is in a great location that lets you explore the best of Fort Lauderdale, including the beach, fine dining, and FLIBS 2020.

COVID-19 protocol: Facial coverings and social distancing is required by guests. The W has enhanced cleaning protocols for high traffic areas and high touch items. Daily housekeeping services is available daily and turndown service is available upon request.

Location: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

The 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show spans across seven locations, with the main address being 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. We’re excited to see you at FLIBS 2020 or through our virtual experience. Denison plans to have plenty of boats on display, including new Beneteau highlights.