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Hello there! I’m thrilled to spill the beans on my latest adventure with BlameItOnmei and Cambria Hotels – the Blogger Shuffle! We switched cities for a few days, as I explored the wonders of Ft. Lauderdale while she ventured to St. Petersburg/Tampa.
During our trip, we shared our top recommendations for the best places to eat and things to do in our respective hometowns, making sure that we were both well-equipped to explore!
Curious to know more? Here’s a glimpse into my Ft. Lauderdale escapade, complete with insider tips on where to stay and what activities to include in your vacation itinerary!
Experience Luxury at Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach
The Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach is a sleek and modern hotel located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. This 4-star hotel features contemporary design, with comfortable and stylish guest rooms, as well as a range of amenities for guests to enjoy.
The hotel is ideally situated just minutes from popular attractions such as the Las Olas Boulevard shopping and dining district, the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, and the Museum of Discovery and Science. The Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach offers a range of services and amenities, including a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a restaurant and bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Please note the check-in time starts at 4:00 p.m. and check-out time ends before 11:00 a.m.
Please be advised that the hotel only offers valet parking for a fee of $35.00 per night. Unfortunately, they do not offer any self-parking options.
Check In Process
Upon arriving at the Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach, guests will be greeted by a welcoming staff and a modern, stylish lobby.
The check-in process is typically quick and efficient, with staff members available to answer any questions and provide recommendations for things to see and do in the area. The lobby features comfortable seating areas, a coffee bar, and a marketplace offering snacks and sundries for purchase.
Overall, the check-in experience at the Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach is a pleasant and hassle-free start to any stay in the area.
Stylish and Comfortable Rooms at Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale
The Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach features a variety of room types to meet the needs of all types of travelers. There are a total of 97 guest rooms and suites, each with modern amenities and contemporary decor.
Guests can choose from standard rooms with either a king bed or two queen beds, each with plush bedding, a 50-inch HDTV, a mini-fridge, and a Keurig coffee maker. There are also rooms with a king bed and a pull-out sofa, perfect for families or groups traveling together.
Throughout our trip, we enjoyed a comfortable stay in the king suite that boasted a scenic balcony view.
One of the standout features of the suite was its modern design, complete with under-bed lighting that added a unique touch to the space. Additionally, the beachy aesthetic was complemented by framed photos that adorned the headboard of the bed, making for a charming detail.
I discovered a fascinating backstory about the Julia’s Pinot Noir from Cambria Estate Winery in my room. Cambria Hotels has partnered with Cambria Estate Winery to serve their Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir and Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay at their restaurants and bars nationwide, in addition to offering them in their self-serve marketplace.
Whether you opt for a glass of Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir or Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay at the bar or restaurant, or choose to bring a bottle back to your room, you won’t be disappointed. The wine is absolutely delicious!
As I got ready for my day of exploring, I pumped up the volume on my favorite tunes and tuned into season two of Cambria Hotels’ podcast, Travel Inspired with Cambria Hotels, using the built-in Bluetooth speakers. The setup was effortless and it was super convenient to connect to my iPhone. I absolutely loved this feature!
I want to highlight that all Choice-branded hotels, including Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach, are participating in Commitment to Clean initiative. This program reinforces our longstanding commitment to cleanliness and incorporates enhanced training and best practices for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining social distancing protocols. This program aims to provide peace of mind to guests as they plan their future travels.
Please note that before booking your stay at Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach, we recommend calling the hotel to confirm which amenities are available during your stay.
For guests who desire more space, the Cambria Hotel offers one-bedroom suites that include a separate living area with a pull-out sofa, as well as a private balcony. The suites also come with a kitchenette that includes a microwave, mini-fridge, and sink.
Wine and a view… yes please!
Top Amenities to Enjoy at Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach
These include a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a hot tub, which are all perfect for staying active or relaxing. The hotel also offers complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the property. For business travelers, there are meeting rooms and a business center with printing, faxing, and copying services available.
Discover the Dining Options at Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach
For breakfast I ordered the omelet, pancakes, and toast. Yum!
There’s also a 24/7 marketplace, perfect for those moments where you want to grab food on the go or a late night snack. You have options!
Must-See Sights and Attractions in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
In addition to the fantastic accommodations at Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach, I had the privilege of exploring the area with the guidance of a local expert. How awesome is that?
Let me take you on a journey and show you some of the places I visited during my vacation in Ft. Lauderdale.
Riverfront Gondola Tour
The Riverfront Gondola Tour in Ft. Lauderdale is a unique and romantic way to see the city from a different perspective. The tour takes place on a Venetian-style gondola, which is operated by an experienced gondolier who navigates the canals and waterways of the city.
Along the way, you’ll pass by beautiful homes, yachts, and mansions, and you’ll learn about the history and culture of the area from your knowledgeable guide. The tour is a great way to take in the scenery and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing experience on the water.
While on the tour, you can order food while on the tour from a local restaurant called Casa Sensei. Casa Sensei is an Asian-Latin fusion restaurant located in Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant offers a diverse menu that combines the flavors and cooking techniques of Asia and Latin America.
The gondola tour was an unforgettable experience. The waterfront homes were immaculate and had fascinating backstories. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the homeowners, architectural designs, and more.
I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Ft. Lauderdale. It’s an easy 10/10!
Las Olas Boulevard
No visit to Ft. Lauderdale is complete without a stop at Las Olas Boulevard, renowned as the city’s premier shopping and dining destination situated within the upscale community of Las Olas Isles and Fort Lauderdale Beach.
There are countless amazing places to explore and shop! If you’re driving, you’ll find ample parking options along the entire length of the Boulevard. Alternatively, you can arrive by taxi, ride-share services such as Lyft or Uber, or try Fort Lauderdale’s famous Water Taxi, which looked pretty cool!
During my leisurely walk along the Boulevard, I stumbled upon a charming local shop called South Moon Under. The store’s aesthetic is beachy and bohemian, with a focus on contemporary, casual styles. South Moon Under also offers personal styling and free shipping on orders over a certain amount.
Sloan’s in Fort Lauderdale is a popular ice cream shop that offers a variety of flavors and toppings. Customers can choose from classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla or more unique options like cotton candy and blueberry cheesecake.
They also have a selection of sorbets, vegan options, and low-fat options for those with dietary restrictions. In addition to ice cream, Sloan’s also offers a range of baked goods such as brownies, cookies, and cakes. Customers can customize their orders with various toppings like sprinkles, hot fudge, whipped cream, and fresh fruit.
Lauderdale by the sea
Did you know that Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a charming town located in Broward County, just a little over 30 miles north of Miami? This beautiful town boasts a variety of attractions, including bars, dining options, live music, shopping, and, of course, the beach!
As you plan your trip to Ft Lauderdale, be sure to check out some other exciting spots, such as the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, which will transport you back to the early 20th century with its stunning architecture and beautiful gardens. You can also visit the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, which offers a picturesque setting for skating, strolling, and reading under the shade of palms and oaks.
Final Thoughts about Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach
I had an amazing experience during my stay at Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach. The staff was incredibly welcoming and everything, from the rooftop and pools to the room, exceeded my expectations.
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I feel fortunate to have had the chance to visit Ft. Lauderdale and experience the city’s vibrant culture. I’m excited to share my travel journey with you! I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Cambria Hotels for inviting me to their bloggers shuffle. It was an incredible opportunity to explore the area with the help of a local expert who recommended some of the best places to visit and things to do!