W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 954.414.8200, marriott.com
The most Instagrammable hotel on the beach? Got to be the W. The ultra-modern luxury property has everything that screams “hashtaggable” – the neon signs, the ocean views, the beautifully plated food, you name it. One of the best parts of this award-winning hotel is that it’s constantly evolving and adding new features so that each visit is different. Take the AWAY Spa. It was revamped a few years ago and they just recently introduced the Sacred Nature Facial, a powerful facial treatment with Cosmos organic-certified formulations featuring the proprietary antioxidant Scientific Garden Extract. The W’s also become a popular wedding spot; they have Marriott Certified wedding planners who help with everything from setting a budget to deciding on a menu, table settings, finding photographers, florists and entertainment.
Ritz & Blitz
Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 954.465.2300, ritzcarlton.com
This Ritz-Carlton gets Fort Lauderdale. They pay an homage to the yachting capital of the world with subtle designs throughout, like the elevated pool inspired by a ship’s bow and a spa inspired by the sea. Speaking of the spa, check out the Intuitive Ocean treatment using sea salts to smooth the skin before warm marine mud is wrapped around the body to nourish the skin.
The Pool in the Village
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown, 721 N Federal Hwy., 954.766.8800
The centerpiece of a massive new development in Flagler Village, this hotel sits directly across Federal from Parker Playhouse and the main Holiday Park entrance. The hotel’s most popular feature? The Easton rooftop pool and lounge. The day club is popular among locals, who go to experience party fun such as Vegas-style poolside DJ sets. They also have evening happy hours during the week so you can feel like you’re taking a mini-vacation after a long workday. And when you need to get your body right after all those good times, the Easton also hosts rooftop yoga sessions every Sunday.