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"Nice boutiqey hotel close to beach. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast provisions in room. Only real issue was insufficient parking. I asked what to do ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 Jul 2018

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Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£80* Per night/room 23 May - 24 May

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

The clean rooms at The Drift Hotel get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Fort Lauderdale Beach. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus laundry facilities. Built in 1941, this 2.5-star hotel has 23 rooms over 2 floors. Free WiFi and patios are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned accommodations with patios, private gardens and flat-screen TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, laundry facilities and multilingual staff
  • Guests speak favourably about the proximity to shopping and the value of their stay
  • Steps from Fort Lauderdale Beach and 6 minutes on foot from Las Olas Beach

The Drift Hotel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Drift Hotel

Everyone (4)
4 out of 5
Nice boutiqey hotel close to beach. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast provisions in room. Only real issue was insufficient parking. I asked what to do if the spaces were full and was told thry wpuldnt be but if so to park in front of gate but that was full too. Parked on road and got a ticket. Not happy!

Posted by , from uk on 21 Jul 2018

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4 out of 5
Leichter Schimmel im Bad & im Zimmer, dafür gibt es leichte Abzüge in meiner Bewertung. Ein großes Plus, dass wir nach der Kreuzfahrt gleich gegen 11:45 Uhr unser gebuchtes Zimmer bekommen haben - TOP Service! Ansonsten eine sehr gute Lage, ca. 100m bis zum Strand. In Hotelnähe ein sehr gutes Restaurant "Cafe Casablanca" mit leckerer Küche - ideal für den Lunch oder Dinner.

Posted by on 2 May 2019

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2 out of 5
Wir haben das Hotel gebucht, da die Bewertungen und die Lage top sind. Wir sind dann aber nach der ersten Nacht abgereist, da wir bei dem auf den ersten Blick normale Zimmer kaum schlafen konnten. Im Zimmer angekommen, war es sehr kalt, da sehr weit runter gekühlt wurde. Die dann ausgeschaltete Klimaanlage ging die ganze Nacht immer wieder an (obwohl ausgeschaltet!!!) - das Geräusch war so laut, dass wir dadurch mehrmals aufwachten. Der Geruch im Zimmer war leider auch nicht gut. Zum Schluss haben wir dann auch noch Kakerlaken im Zimmer gehabt, obwohl wir extra alles zu ließen, obwohl die Tempratur und der Duft im Zimmer etwas anderes verlangt hätten. Ab 19:00 war niemand vom Hotel mehr da, sodass man sich nicht beschweren konnte. Telefonisch nicht leicht erreichbar. im Zimmer gelagerte Essen ( Frühstück bzw. Snack seitens der Unterkunft) ist sicher nicht gut...in anderen Unterkünften wurden wir z.B. darauf hingewiesen, Lebensmittel in Boxen zu lagern und nicht so wie in dieser Unterkunft. Da wir das Geld für die zweite Nacht bei der vorzeitigen Abreise zurück wollten, verwies man uns auf Expedia. Kakerlaken seien kein Grund hierfür. Der Besitzer sei gerade in Argentinien.Daraufhin haben wir ein anderes Hotel gebucht. Im Vergleich dazu war jede andere Unterkunft auf unserem Florida Urlaub von 14 Übernachtungen top und in keinem in dieser Preisklasse und Lage gebuchte Hotel hatten wir nicht eine dieser Umstände.

Posted by on 1 Jan 2019

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3 out of 5
Das Hotel hat eine tolle Lage unweit vom Strand und von vielen Restaurants und Bars. Die Zimmer waren gut und die Gratis-Snacks eignen sich gut für ein Frühstück. Das Hotelpersonal war uns gegenüber aber unfreundlich und abweisend. Für die versprochenen Grats-Parkplätze braucht man viel Glück. Es gibt nur wenige Plätze und die waren bei unserem Aufenthalt meist besetzt.

Posted by on 2 Aug 2018

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Property Features

The Drift Hotel offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Drift Hotel also features laundry facilities, express check-out, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Fort Lauderdale hotel.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1941
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Fort Lauderdale Station (8.9 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Drift Hotel offers 23 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Private patio
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Luxury bedding
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5:00 PM. 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. 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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Drift Hotel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old.

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system in all accommodation. 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.

  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • Gigi's Beach
  • Gigi's Beach Resort
  • Gigi's Resort
  • Gigi's Resort Beach
  • Gigi`s Resort By The Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
  • Drift Hotel Fort Lauderdale
  • Drift Hotel
  • Drift Fort Lauderdale
  • The Drift Hotel Hotel
  • The Drift Hotel Fort Lauderdale
  • The Drift Hotel Hotel Fort Lauderdale

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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