FLL Hotels. anyone have update what is open and inn what condititon?

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I heard my favorite FLL hotel may be closing. Hyattt Pier 66 may be shutting down. If I plan to sail out of Port Everglades I'll have to go elsewheer, if what I heard is true. . I don't care for Embassy Suites though I know many posters here use that hotel. I like the 17th strreet Causeway area. but not the marriott.
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Originally posted by sail7seas
I heard my favorite FLL hotel may be closing. Hyattt Pier 66 may be shutting down. If I plan to sail out of Port Everglades I'll have to go elsewheer, if what I heard is true. . I don't care for Embassy Suites though I know many posters here use that hotel. I like the 17th strreet Causeway area. but not the marriott.


I heard it was no longer going to be part of the Hyatt Brand but did not hear it was closing? We usually stay at the Marriott Renaissance at the north entrance to the port, by Walgreens. Maybe call the hotel?


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Originally posted by sail7seas
I heard my favorite FLL hotel may be closing. Hyattt Pier 66 may be shutting down. If I plan to sail out of Port Everglades I'll have to go elsewheer, if what I heard is true. . I don't care for Embassy Suites though I know many posters here use that hotel. I like the 17th strreet Causeway area. but not the marriott.
My brother just received notice that his March reservation is being cancelled as Hyatt 66 is being sold (do not know the exact date yet). He lost his reservation since he was using Hyatt points and he has the option of paying cash/credit for it.

We usually stay at Hyatt Place 17th. Nice location, good facility and friendly staff.
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Sail - I know you have stayed at various Ritz Carlton hotels. I see the RC Fort Lauderdale is a 5-minute, .8 mile drive up Seabreeze Blvd. from the port (via Google Maps).
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Originally posted by DaveOKC
My brother just received notice that his March reservation is being cancelled as Hyatt 66 is being sold (do not know the exact date yet). He lost his reservation since he was using Hyatt points and he has the option of paying cash/credit for it.

We usually stay at Hyatt Place 17th. Nice location, good facility and friendly staff.
Thanks for confirrming, I received corrrect info.. I was told they no longer have Hyattt frranchise. We lovv ed ghe grounds in that hotel, th e pool and especially the staff. So many were there for many years and I hope they will be taken care of. We went so often, we know lots of the m anD I WILL MI ss them and gthe hotel. Now, i need tto hink of where to go insead. Hard as we stayed in that Hyattt for more than 20 years, often, 4-8 strays a year or more..
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Originally posted by DaveOKC
My brother just received notice that his March reservation is being cancelled as Hyatt 66 is being sold (do not know the exact date yet). He lost his reservation since he was using Hyatt points and he has the option of paying cash/credit for it. We usually stay at Hyatt Place 17th. Nice location, good facility and friendly staff.
Thanks for confirrming, I received corrrect info.. I was told they no longer have Hyattt frranchise. We lovv ed the grounds in that hotel, th e pool and especially the staff. So many were there for many years and I hope they will be taken care of. We went so often, we know lots of the m anD I WILL MI ss them and the hotel. Now, i need tto hink of where to go insead. Hard as we stayed in that Hyattt for more than 20 years, often, 4-8 strays a year or more.. I havea bunch of points with them............ oh well.
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If you look on the Florida Departure board, this has been discussed extensively. There are also threads over there on what has reopened, etc.
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I knew that an investment group bought the hotel, the marina and the Sails Marina nearby. Both Grille 66 and the Pelican Bar are open.

There's very little closed in Fort Lauderdale right now. I think that there were only about 50 customers total without power in Miami-Dade and Broward counties two nights ago.
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We often stay at the Atlantic Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale. I know that they are up and running, and they are beach front. I believe that most hotels and such have power and not much damage.
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Originally posted by sail7seas
I heard my favorite FLL hotel may be closing. Hyattt Pier 66 may be shutting down. If I plan to sail out of Port Everglades I'll have to go elsewheer, if what I heard is true. . I don't care for Embassy Suites though I know many posters here use that hotel. I like the 17th strreet Causeway area. but not the marriott.
We stayed at the Hyatt Place -
Hyatt Place Ft Lauderdale 17th St Convention Center
1851 SE 10th Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL
Tel: 1 954 763 7670



We had a suite that was very nice. Two resturants next door as well as a casual menu at the hotel. We took their shuttle to the port and a cab back afterwards. Cab was about $10 plus tip.
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Sail-you were the one that convinced me to book the Hyatt Pier 66 the first time my husband and I went to Ft Lauderdale.

We also loved the grounds and pool there and enjoyed our stay.

Most recently our daughter and I stayed at the GalleryOne and really liked it. Not sure if that's too far away from where you'd want to stay but it's right at one of the water taxi stops and a block from the mall. I booked it again for my husband and I for our cruise in late November.

Hope you find something that you can be comfortable with.


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I just received an email, today, from the Ritz-Carlton South Beach saying they were cancelling my reservations for October 18th due to hurricane damage. Said their earliest re-opening date would be November.

I'm just grateful they told me before I leave for my cruise.
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Originally posted by *Miss G*
I just received an email, today, from the Ritz-Carlton South Beach saying they were cancelling my reservations for October 18th due to hurricane damage. Said their earliest re-opening date would be November.

I'm just grateful they told me before I leave for my cruise.
Sorry your reservation was cancelled but,aqt least you have a little notice.

I suspect there will be more hotel c losings in So. Florida. Sad.




Isn't South Beach in Miami? I want FLL hotel. Didn't The Ritz buy the half constructed S.t Regi s Hotel in FLL and finish building the hotel? Hmm, if so, you gave me an idea.
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Originally posted by sail7seas
Isn't South Beach in Miami? I want FLL hotel. Didn't The Ritz buy the half constructed S.t Regi s Hotel in FLL and finish building the hotel? Hmm, if so, you gave me an idea.
Oops! Sorry. You're right. I blame speed reading.
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Originally posted by *Miss G*
Oops! Sorry. You're right. I blame speed reading.
No problem, I scan by lots of things of that sort.
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Originally posted by sail7seas
Sorry your reservation was cancelled but,aqt least you have a little notice.

I suspect there will be more hotel c losings in So. Florida. Sad.




Isn't South Beach in Miami? I want FLL hotel. Didn't The Ritz buy the half constructed S.t Regi s Hotel in FLL and finish building the hotel? Hmm, if so, you gave me an idea.
There is a south beach in Fort Lauderdale, and a north beach. However, the one one with the damage that someone posted about is in Miami.

The St. Regis was fully completed but then reopened as a Ritz Carlton. There's a Conrad (one of Hilton's high end brands) that was a half finished hotel that was tied up for years. The Conrad isn't open yet.

The Ritz Carlton, the Atlantic Hotel and Lago Mar Resort are the highest rated hotels in the area. I'd double check by calling the Hyatt Pier 66 though. I know it sold to an investment group which also bought the Sails Marina. We haven't heard that the hotel is closing.

There wasn't a lot of damage to buildings in the area. A fair amount of downed trees though.
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Where is South Beach in Ft Lauderdale? I know of Hollywood Beach but never heard of South Beach, thx


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Originally posted by DaveOKC
My brother just received notice that his March reservation is being cancelled as Hyatt 66 is being sold (do not know the exact date yet). He lost his reservation since he was using Hyatt points and he has the option of paying cash/credit for it.

We usually stay at Hyatt Place 17th. Nice location, good facility and friendly staff.
Any idea of who is buying it?
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Originally posted by sail7seas
I heard my favorite FLL hotel may be closing. Hyattt Pier 66 may be shutting down. If I plan to sail out of Port Everglades I'll have to go elsewheer, if what I heard is true. . I don't care for Embassy Suites though I know many posters here use that hotel. I like the 17th strreet Causeway area. but not the marriott.
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