The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West Hotel is a contemporary mid-rise hotel that is perfect for both vacation and business travelers visiting the western Fort Lauderdale area communities.
This nine-floor, 250-room property was originally constructed in 2002 and recently underwent a $14-million comprehensive renovation in 2019 including common areas and guests rooms. During our most recent stay in November 2021, the building and grounds were found to be in very good condition and well maintained.
Hotel features include a heated outdoor pool overlooking a tranquil lake, 24-hour fitness center with strength training and cardiovascular equipment, a newly designed lobby bar & restaurant, on-site marketplace, private concierge lounge and 9,612 square feet of event & meeting space.
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is part of the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program where members can earn and use points during their stay. In addition, Marriott offers a “Best Rate Guarantee” when making a reservation using any “official” Marriott reservation channel.
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The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West – Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hotel rates at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West?
Hotel rates at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West vary based on the time of year but typically range from around $150.00 per night to more than $300.00 per night.
How close is the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport?
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is located less than 11 miles from the downtown Fort Lauderdale area, 10 miles west of Port Everglades, and approximately 10 miles from the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport.
How close is the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West near a public beach?
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is located approximately 12 miles west of the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park / Dania Beach Pier and within 15 miles to Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge when staying at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West?
There are no resort fees for guests staying at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West but overnight parking costs $10.00 per day.
Is there a pool at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West?
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West features a fair-sized outdoor pool at the rear of the hotel adjacent to a tranquil lake and covered patio area.
What are the food & beverage options at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West?
There is an on-site lobby bar and restaurant called Bin 595 Eclectic Grille & Wine Bar which is open for dinner service. In addition, the hotel features a buffet breakfast, an on-site marketplace and private VIP club for certain Marriott members.
What is the check-in and check-out time at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West?
The check in-time at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is 4:00 PM and check out time is at 11:00 AM.
What is the pet policy at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West?
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West does not allow pets.
How many Marriott Bonvoy points is needed to stay for free at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West?
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Category 5 hotel where 30,000 points are needed during off peak times, 35,000 points are needed during standard times and 50,000 points are needed during peak times.
About the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West
Originally constructed in 2002 and last renovated in 2019, the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is a full-service hotel that is located in the heart of the western Fort Lauderdale / Broward County area.
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West
1230 South Pine Island Road
Plantation, Florida 33324
The hotel is close to a number of shopping, dining and entertainment venues including the Broward Mall, the Sawgrass Mills Mall and the FLA Live Arena. There are a number of business parks as well as the main campus of Nova Southeastern University just minutes away.
Some of the closest public beaches to the hotel include the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park / Dania Beach Pier and the world famous Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is formerly known as the John U. Lloyd Beach State Park and is a beachside oasis just south of Port Everglades. This park is if open from 8:00 AM to sunset and costs $6.00 per vehicle for entry. There are nature trails and local boaters often “beach” themselves at the park. It is also well liked for swimming, fishing, hiking, bicycling and picnicking.
Fort Lauderdale beach is one of the most popular beaches not only in South Florida but also throughout the State of Florida. In fact, US News & World Report ranked Fort Lauderdale beach as #1 in Best Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale. Great places to visit include the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. And if you get thirsty, visit the Elbo Room Beach Bar which was originally founded in 1938. This Florida landmark was featured in the 1060 movie Where the Boys Are and is located at the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A.
The nearest major international airport is the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport. It will take about 20 to 30 minutes to get to the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West from the airport.
Amenities and Dining Options
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is a full-service hotel located in a suburban setting. While this hotel may not have the level of amenities that many “resort” properties feature, what they offer is more than acceptable for a hotel at this price point.
The main amenity is a fair-sized heated outdoor pool and large patio deck. The patio deck has ample seating and there is a covered patio area just adjacent to the pool. In addition to the pool, the hotel features a modern fitness center that includes resistance training equipment as well as cardiovascular equipment.
An additional amenity which is reserved for certain Marriott Bonvoy is the concierge lounge which is located on the top floor of the hotel. The lounge was not open during the time of our visit but it was indicated to offer an array of drinks and snacks throughout the day. There is also a breakfast offered as well as a variety of hot and cold appetizers during evening hours.
Dining options are limited to Bin 595 Eclectic Grille & Wine Bar which is located just off the hotel lobby. This venue is open for both breakfast and dinner service.
A full American breakfast buffet is offered for $15.00 per person as well as a continental breakfast which is offered for $8.50 per person. Dinner service starts in the early evening hours.
There is also a marketplace next to the front desk which sells drinks and snacks.
The Rooms and Nightly Rates at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West
There are seven different room types offered at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West which are as follows:
- Standard Room with one king bed
- Standard Room with two queen beds
- Lake View Room with one king bed
- Lake View Room with two queen beds
- Club Level Room with one king bed
- Club Level Room with two queen beds
- One-Bedroom Executive Suite with Balcony
All rooms have flat panel televisions with cable television, free Wi-Fi, a work desk with chair, alarm clock, hair dryer, in room safe and an iron/ironing board. Club rooms have access to the concierge lounge which is located on the top floor of the hotel.
Important Note: the Wi-Fi service was found to be adequate.
Like most hotels in the greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County area, rates at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West are highly seasonal and we have found that rates and availability do vary quite considerably throughout the year.
The rates shown below are the best available rate for two adults in three of the seven different room types offered at this hotel. These rates were obtained directly from the hotel web site at the time of publication. Please note that nightly rates can change at any time.
|Rates for 2022||March 15th||July 15th||October 15th|
|Standard Room – One King||$229.00||$299.00||$299.00|
|Standard Room – Two Queen Beds||$229.00||$304.00||$304.00|
|Lake View Room – 1 King||$239.00||$309.00||$309.00|
There are no resort fees but parking charges are $10.00 per night.
If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member you earn or can use points to stay at this hotel. Category 5 hotels require 25,000 during off peak nights, 30,000 during standard nights and 35,000 during peak nights.
What We Liked about The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West:
There are a number of things to like about the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West. Following are some of the highlights:
- Great value for the price
- Close to local area amenities
- Clean, modern and well decorated
What We Didn’t Like about The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West:
There are some things about the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West we do not like which include:
- Traffic in the immediate area
- Limited on-site dining options
- Closed concierge lounge (hopefully temporary)
What We Think The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is perfect for:
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West is a nice hotel and we find it perfect for:
- Personal visits to the local area
- Overnight Stays for concerts at the FLA Live Arena
- Business travelers
- Guests seeking a full-service hotel at a moderate price
Our Endless Summer Hotel Rating
We gave the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West a 4.0 out of a possible 5 stars during our visit. Although this hotel is in our general local area, we have never stayed overnight and came away very impressed.