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Overview: 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale

We lately spent a few nights on the 189-room 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale, which is one in all 4 Seasons’ latest properties, because it solely opened in March 2022. We have been searching for a fast South Florida getaway that was shut by, as this was additionally the primary lodge keep we made with our son, Miles. We even booked two rooms, and made it an even bigger household getaway.

The 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale actually impressed me — the lodge has gorgeously appointed rooms, wonderful service, nice facilities, and an exceptional restaurant (which is value visiting even should you don’t keep on the lodge). Let’s get into the evaluation…

Reserving the 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale

Florida is in fact a extremely seasonal lodge market, and charges fluctuate considerably all year long. We have been staying in September, and the speed for a base room was $525 per night time, plus a $45 per night time resort price. Given how wild lodge costs have been in Florida for the reason that begin of the pandemic, that appeared affordable (in fact the lodge is rather more costly in winter).

One of the best ways to e book any 4 Seasons lodge is thru a journey advisor affiliated with the 4 Seasons Most popular Companion program (that is how Ford booked us). When reserving by way of Most popular Companion you pay the identical price you’ll discover immediately on 4 Seasons’ web site, however you’ll obtain further perks, together with the next:

  • A room improve, topic to availability
  • Complimentary each day breakfast
  • A lodge credit score to make use of throughout your keep

4 Seasons Most popular Companion is typically combinable with promotions being provided immediately by way of 4 Seasons, together with advance buy charges, free night time presents, and extra. Notice that reserving 4 Seasons properties by way of Most popular Companion is best than reserving by way of packages like Amex Superb Accommodations & Resorts. Why?

  • With Most popular Companion you will have the choice of room service breakfast instead of restaurant breakfast
  • Upgrades are prioritized for Most popular Companion bookings, provided that it’s 4 Seasons’ personal proprietary program (and the worth of an improve may be important)
  • You may mix Most popular Companion perks with nearly any price on 4 Seasons’ web site (different packages don’t can help you stack promotions in the identical means)

You may’t beat getting all of those further perks only for reserving by way of an eligible journey advisor. Ford is comfortable to assist e book 4 Seasons properties by way of Most popular Companion, and may be reached at [email protected]

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale location

The 4 Seasons is positioned on North Fort Lauderdale Seaside Boulevard, which is without doubt one of the most important streets alongside the water in Fort Lauderdale, with infinite lodges, eating places, and different leisure. Should you’re extra aware of Miami, consider it as Fort Lauderdale’s model of Collins Avenue.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale location

The 4 Seasons has a putting and trendy exterior. The constructing has 22 flooring, and that features each the lodge and residences.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale exterior
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale exterior

Individuals will in fact have vastly completely different opinions on the professionals and cons of Fort Lauderdale vs. Miami. Some folks love to go to Miami, others love to go to Fort Lauderdale, and others love each. The Miami space additionally has two 4 Seasons properties — one in Miami Brickell, and the opposite in Surfside.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale foyer & check-in

The 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale has a stunning foyer. It has some parts that remind you that you simply’re on the seashore (like the large piece of artwork within the foyer), however I respect that the foyer is rather more elegant than you’d often discover at a seashore resort. The foyer has excessive ceilings, and loads of seating.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale foyer
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale foyer
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale foyer
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale foyer seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale foyer seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale foyer seating

As is commonplace at 4 Seasons properties, there was complimentary espresso within the foyer every morning, which is a characteristic I actually respect.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale foyer espresso

Our check-in expertise was environment friendly and pleasant. We have been welcomed by Alexander, the entrance workplace supervisor, who couldn’t have been nicer. Inside a couple of minutes we had keys to our rooms. We have been additionally given a pamphlet highlighting the hours for lots of the on-property retailers, plus among the actions that the lodge presents.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale actions & facilities

As soon as check-in was full, we have been delivered to the elevators. We have been requested if we needed to be delivered to our rooms, however that wasn’t needed.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale elevators

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Prime Lauderdale-View Suite

We had requested two connecting rooms, since we have been touring as a household. We have been generously upgraded to a Prime Lauderdale-View Suite for one room, and the opposite room was a typical Lauderdale-View King Room. We have been assigned rooms 815 and 817, each positioned on the eighth ground. The lodge’s hallways are elegant, with a cool striped blue carpet, and good wall therapies.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale hallway

We appreciated that the 2 rooms have been behind a second door, so we may hold the doorways between the 2 rooms open.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale connecting rooms

The suite is marketed as being 708 sq. ft, and has an important structure. There’s a protracted entryway main into the lounge.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite entryway

The lounge featured a settee, a chair, and a espresso desk, plus a desk by the window, and a wall-mounted TV.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite lounge
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite lounge

Additionally in the lounge was the minibar, that includes quite a lot of drinks and snacks for buy, plus a Nespresso espresso machine and kettle.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite minibar
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite minibar
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite minibar

Ready on the desk was a stunning welcome amenity, consisting of a bottle of Moet champagne, plus some goodies.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite welcome amenity

There was a balcony off the lounge, that includes a loveseat and desk. The room had a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean, and it was particularly fairly within the mornings throughout dawn.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite balcony
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite view
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite view

There was then a door resulting in the bed room, which had a cushty signature 4 Seasons mattress, which I discover to be the most effective lodge mattress on the market.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite bed room

The bed room additionally had a TV on a stand within the nook of the room.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite bed room

There was a second balcony off the bed room, with a eating desk that had two chairs. This balcony had extra of a view inland.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite balcony

The toilet was off the bed room, and had double sinks, a soaking tub, an enormous walk-in bathe, and a bathroom in a partitioned off room.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite rest room
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite bathtub
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite bathe
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale suite bathroom

Facilities have been from Le Labo, and have been in reusable bottles.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Le Labo toiletries

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Lauderdale-View Room

Our second room was a Lauderdale-View King Room, which is the lodge’s commonplace lodging. Normal rooms listed below are generously sized, and vary wherever from 439 to 675 sq. ft. This room additionally had fairly a protracted entryway, nearly an identical to the suite.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room entryway

The room had a king measurement mattress, a desk with a chair, a desk with a chair, after which a wall-mounted TV.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room

4 Seasons has some fairly superior facilities for infants!

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room crib
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room toys
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room toys

The room additionally had a formidable rest room, with double sinks, a soaking tub, a walk-in bathe, and a bathroom.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room rest room
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room bathtub
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room bathroom
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room bathe

This room had a balcony with a eating desk and two chairs. From right here there was a view trying inland.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room balcony
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale king room view

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale swimming pools

A lot of the 4 Seasons’ facilities are on the third ground. First let’s check out the ocean solar deck, which is the place the lodge’s two swimming pools are positioned.

Hallway to 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale facilities

The lodge did an important job using this house nicely. The deck has two swimming pools. One pool is curved, whereas the opposite pool is rectangular, and possibly higher for these trying to swim laps.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool

There’s tons of seating on the pool deck, whether or not you desire a daybed, sofa, or cabana.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool seating

The pool additionally has nice views of the seashore and ocean, particularly round dawn. All the pool deck is formed just like the bow of a ship, with the smallest portion dealing with the ocean — I assumed that was fairly cool.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale pool dawn

As is commonplace at 4 Seasons, there was loads of complimentary sunscreen accessible — I respect how 4 Seasons doesn’t nickel-and-dime for that, in contrast to so many different lodges.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale complimentary sunscreen

As you’d count on, there’s loads of meals & drink service on the pool. Drinks are served from 10AM till 5PM (menu right here), whereas meals is served from 11AM till 5PM (menu right here).

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale seashore

The 4 Seasons is correct throughout the road from the seashore. No lodges on North Fort Lauderdale Seaside Boulevard are immediately beachfront, for the reason that avenue is what separates the seashore from all of the developments. Should you’re an enormous seashore individual that’s one thing to bear in mind, and is perhaps a motive to think about a lodge in Miami as a substitute.

The 4 Seasons nonetheless has an important seashore setup, with chairs and umbrellas being included for lodge friends.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale seashore
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale seashore
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale seashore

Sadly there was fairly a little bit of seaweed on the seashore throughout our go to, which I’ve discovered to be a constant difficulty nearly in all places I’ve visited lately.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale seashore
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale seashore

The 4 Seasons workers on the seashore have been extremely pleasant, and would distribute complimentary water, snacks, misting bottles, and many others.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale seashore snacks

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club

The 4 Seasons has a superb health club on the third ground. 4 Seasons has a constant emphasis on nice gyms, and this property is not any exception. From Pelotons, to StairMasters, to free weights, to a yoga room, this health club had all of it.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale health club

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa & salon

The 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale has a big spa on the third ground, open each day from 9:30AM till 7PM. The spa has lovely remedy rooms, a sauna and steam room, a rest room, and extra. You may discover the spa providers menu right here.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa altering rooms
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa sauna
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa steam room
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa chilly towels
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa rest room
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa remedy room
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale spa remedy room

The 4 Seasons additionally has a salon that’s open each day from 10AM till 7PM, for hair and nail therapies.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale salon

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s Restaurant & Bar

Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale is the 4 Seasons’ signature restaurant, and it’s open each day for breakfast (7:30AM till 11AM), lunch (11:30AM till 2:30PM), and dinner (5:30PM till 9:30PM). I can’t state this clearly sufficient — that is an exceptionally good restaurant, and you must eat right here should you’re within the space, no matter whether or not or not you’re staying on the lodge (simply be sure to make a reservation prematurely).

Even weeks later I’m nonetheless fascinated by the eating expertise right here, and it’s one in all my high 5 Florida eating experiences ever (and I’ve lived in Florida for a very long time). What makes this place so particular is the meals (which is past scrumptious), the presentation (which is imaginative), and the service (it is a restaurant the place everyone seems to be clearly captivated with what they do).

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s entrance

The restaurant itself is sort of good, with a stunning bar, and loads of indoor and outside seating (I took the beneath photos very first thing within the morning, as this restaurant was packed throughout dinner, largely with locals).

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s bar
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s seating
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s seating

The meals at Evelyn’s is described as being “coastal Florida delicacies meets Japanese Mediterranean flavors,” which piqued my curiosity. The menu right here is consistently altering, however beneath is what the menu regarded like throughout our go to.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner menu
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner menu
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner menu

It’s not simply the meals that’s imaginative, but in addition the cocktails.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s drink record

To drink we ordered the 1919 and Planation Punch.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s drinks

So far as meals goes, to start out we ordered some truffle hummus with mushrooms, as our server extremely advisable it.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner

Subsequent up we had the yellowfin tuna “nayeh,” with puffed bulgar, pickled greens, and gem lettuce.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner

We actually went to city, after which had a za’atar kale caesar, with child gem, croutons, pine nuts, and pecorino.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner

For our most important course we shared the grilled complete branzino, which was ready desk aspect. This got here with two sides, and we chosen the batata harra and spiced cauliflower couscous.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner

Whereas we have been full at this level, the dessert choices sounded adequate that I made a decision we needed to order one thing. We selected the cardamom donuts with rose syrup and vanilla diplomat.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s dinner

Truthfully, eat at Evelyn’s should you can. You received’t remorse it. This was an indescribably good meal.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale breakfast

The 4 Seasons serves breakfast at Evelyn’s, or should you booked with Most popular Companion you may also order room service at no further price. You’ll find the breakfast menu beneath.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s breakfast menu
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s breakfast menu

The drink choice was wonderful, starting from matcha lattes, to cappuccinos, to chilly brews.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s breakfast
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s breakfast

I respect that the breakfast menu maintains among the Center Japanese aptitude of Evelyn’s. We tried the shakshuka, avocado toast, and omelet, and all have been wonderful.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s breakfast
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s breakfast
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Evelyn’s breakfast

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Honey Fitz

Honey Fitz is the 4 Seasons’ all-day lounge, positioned simply off the foyer. It nearly seems like slightly cafe, and it has each indoor and outside seating. It’s open each day from 7AM till 9:30PM, so it’s nice whether or not you wish to seize a cappuccino within the morning, or a cocktail within the night. You may discover the morning menu right here, and discover the all-day menu right here.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Honey Fitz foyer bar
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Honey Fitz foyer bar
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Honey Fitz foyer bar
4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Honey Fitz foyer bar

We got here right here our first night for a drink — I appreciated that the cocktails right here have been artistic, but completely different than at Evelyn’s.

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale Honey Fitz drinks

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale street-level restaurant

As of now, the 4 Seasons’ eating choices embody Evelyn’s, Honey Fitz, in-room eating, and poolside eating. It’s value noting that the lodge can be opening a second vacation spot restaurant simply off the foyer, and it’s anticipated to open in 2023. It’s anybody’s guess what this can be, however the house for that is already clearly allotted.

The 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale is getting one other restaurant

4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale service

I’ve lived in South Florida for years, and the fact is that good service may be powerful to come back by. Thankfully that is one other space the place 4 Seasons nailed it — the service on the Fort Lauderdale property is phenomenal. Each single individual we interacted with, from the entrance workplace workers, to the pool and seashore attendants, to the servers within the restaurant, have been genuinely keen to verify each visitor had an important keep.

4 Seasons persistently impresses me with hiring folks with character and preserving them comfortable, and this property is not any exception.

Backside line

The 4 Seasons Fort Lauderdale is a wonderful addition to the South Florida luxurious lodge scene. The lodge is superbly designed, has an distinctive signature restaurant, has pleasant {and professional} service, and has stable facilities.

Should you’re a fan of Fort Lauderdale and might swing it, I extremely suggest the 4 Seasons.

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