Most Family-Friendly Resorts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


If you’re traveling to Fort Lauderdale, it might be overwhelming to find the perfect place for you to relax. This is a large city, so we have provided some fun options to help make your search easier! Whether you  are interested in  luxurious beachfront hotels or just affordable motels, you can find the right accommodation for your trip to this popular Florida city. Here are our top picks for the best family friendly resorts in Fort Lauderdale:

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Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort with an all-inclusive plan, the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa is the place for you. This property is owned by Hilton and is located on the water in Fort Lauderdale. This resort offers two pools for kids to splash around in and a kid’s club open from 8:30 AM until noon each day. While at the hotel, kids can participate in arts and crafts, video games, or even a movie night. Parents can also enjoy their own adventure here—the hotel has six restaurants for guests to choose from.

The rooms here are spacious and include two queen beds, a sofa bed, an armchair, and a table. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property as well as an indoor/outdoor pool, spa tubs, and fitness center. It pretty much has everything you will want in a resort!

Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport

The Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport is a great choice for families. It’s located only two miles from the airport which can be extremely helpful if you are flying into the area. This Holiday Inn offers many family-friendly amenities like an indoor pool, game room and arcade, fitness center and complimentary breakfast. Most rooms offer a microwave and mini fridge so you can save money by storing snacks in your room rather than eating out at every meal—and it’s also easier on your wallet! The hotel has several family-friendly restaurants nearby if you are in the mood to eat out.

The hotel is also pet-friendly, so if you’re traveling with your furry friends they can stay with you at no extra charge. The Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport is a great choice for families who want to save money on their vacation without sacrificing comfort or amenities.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

If you’re looking for a resort on the beach, look no further than the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. This hotel is located right on Fort Lauderdale Beach and offers guests a wide range of amenities including an outdoor infinity pool with lounge chairs, a spa, indoor and outdoor dining options and even kids’ programs.

The rooms at this hotel have views of the ocean or the swimming pool making it easy to soak in all that Florida has to offer. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property so parents can keep up with their work while still enjoying some time off with their families.

The Grand Resort & Spa

The Grand Resort & Spa offers an exhilarating atmosphere with its pools, waterslides and lazy river, and fitness center/spa. It also has many dining options to choose from in addition to their room service menu.

The resort has a variety of accommodations available including various suites, villas or rooms with the typical king bed vs two-queen bed option. Each room is equipped with a mini-fridge and microwave oven so you can enjoy snacks while having fun at the pools. But let’s be honest, this resort has a water slide and a lazy river – you’re going to have fun no matter what!

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Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is located on the white sandy beach of Fort Lauderdale, and It’s one of the most popular family-friendly resort in this area!

The hotel has its own private beach and provides you with access to four other beaches: Hollywood Beach, Watson Island, Lighthouse Point Park and Roberta’s Beach International Tennis Center (for registered guests only). If you don’t want to leave your kids alone while they’re enjoying their time at the beach then don’t worry because there are plenty of fun activities designed specifically for them. Kids’ Night Out or even Kid’s Club are some options where they can spend quality time with other kids while having fun activities planned out every day!

Embassy Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street

The Embassy Suites by Hilton is also a great choice. They offer all of the amenities that make for an ideal hotel experience: kids’ club, spa, pool and playgrounds with water slides, as well as plenty of family activities like daytime games and evening entertainment. Plus there’s a free shuttle to nearby attractions such as Seaquarium or Las Olas Boulevard. All of their suites are equipped with kitchens so you can cook your own meals on vacation without eating out every night—and they even have babysitting services if anyone needs help getting some rest during their stay! For those who don’t want to cook, they have plenty of room service options available 24 hours a day too!

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

If your main priority is a vacation that’s fun for kids and adults alike, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is the place to stay. The hotel offers plenty of activities for families, including two pools with water slides, a kids’ club and daily supervised activities, complimentary breakfast and dinner in the restaurant (including pizza), as well as family suites that have room enough for everyone to have their own space when they need it.

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach may not be on the beach itself but it’s close enough so your little ones can enjoy the sand and water. If don’t want to make the short trip to the beach, you can always enjoy the fabulous pools!


As you can see, Fort Lauderdale has some great options for you too stay and enjoy your time. There are plenty of things to do and places to stay that cater towards families with children. Whether you’re looking for a spacious suite with room service or an all-inclusive resort with activities, there’s something here for everyone!

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