Gay Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale City Guide City Guides > United States > Gay Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale David DuránOnce overrun with Spring Breakers and outshone by neighbouring beach babe Miami, the tides are turning for Fort Lauderdale, a city fast becoming the go-to LGBTQ travel destination in the US, thanks to a recent upsurge of gay-owned businesses and vast gay-friendly offerings such as male-only resorts, gay beaches and myriad gay events, from Stonewall Pride to FlockFest. While gay clubs and bars are scattered around the city, the epicentre of Fort Lauderdale’s gay scene must be Wilton Manors, home to a vibrant gay nightlife scene that even Miami can’t live up to. The best-known city in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, Fort Lauderdale is a chill beach town at heart with borderline perfect weather and countless attractions. To find out more about what to do in Fort Lauderdale, read Mr Hudson’s ultimate Fort Lauderdale gay travel guide. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in Fort LauderdaleWith so many options for hotels and guesthouses within the county, choosing a place to stay in Fort Lauderdale all depends on what type of traveller you are and your preferred vibe. In the ven diagram of desired locations however, the beach strip sits right in the middle, as the place where most people want to be, regardless of personality. All types can make themselves at home at The Pillars Hotel, a funky, converted Caribbean-Colonial residence fitted elegantly with art-deco inspired interiors, boasting water views and a courtyard area with a pool. Based on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway, all the main Fort Lauderdale points of interest such as the Las Olas Boulevard are easily accessible via the hotel’s private Water Bus, or stay on-site to enjoy the Secret Garden Restaurant, full spa facilities, library and more.A refreshing take on the urban resort trend is lifestyle hotel The Dalmar where Guests can make the most of morning yoga classes, beachside lounge area and its sophisticated rooftop bar. Fast becoming a modern landmark of the city, The Dalmar is great for traditionalists looking for a slightly edgy version of mid-century glam. Standing since the 1930s and remaining an institution in the city (and around the world) is the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. It’s 5 stars all the way of course, with the sleek oceanside property hosting chic Italian dining, a world-class spa and timeless interiors. Step outside of your room or cabana bungalow onto 1,000 feet of pristine Atlantic beachfront just minutes from Miami Beach and Bal Harbour boutiques. Life doesn’t get much better!For understated seclusion, however, consider the Deco Boutique Hotel. Set in a perfect hidden location, here you’ll find modern poolside lodgings with all the amenities (including a kitchen if needed), as well as a private rooftop terrace, barbecuing facilities and a bar lounge area. One more alternative for the books is Elita Hotel, notable for its ritzy landscaped gardens, ocean views and a Nespresso machine in each room for that perfect morning bliss. Located right on Fort Lauderdale beach, Elita is an intimate choice mixing mid-century styles with chic 21st-century design.iRecommended hotels in Gay Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Hotels - Gay Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club This 1930s-era hotel is in the northern Miami Beaches on Collins Avenue 9.2 km from South Beach and 20.5 km from Downtown. Features include on-site restaurant, beach, and pool area. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale The Cabanas - Gay Men's Resort This adult-only gay resort in Wilton Manors, Florida features a clothing-optional heated saltwater pool and a full-service spa. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Elita Hotel Located just 2 minutes’ walk from the beach, this Fort Lauderdale motel features modern décor and an outdoor swimming pool. Guests can enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas as well. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale The Dalmar, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Boasting fitness centre, a sun terrace with a swimming pool & a bar, The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel is situated 1km from Las Olas Boulevard & 1.3km from Museum of Art. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Deco Boutique Hotel Deco Boutique Hotel is hidden and reserved just for those able to discover it. Great location, modern and comfortable facility, neat and efficient service offering, combined with a customized attention. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale This oceanfront Fort Lauderdale hotel offers an on-site spa and an elevated tropical sundeck with infinity pool and private cabanas. 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