The Reef

505 Orton AvenueFort LauderdaleFL 33304USA
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About The Reef

Located on the coast of Fort Lauderdale just a stone’s throw from the shores of Central Beach, The Reef Hotel offers self-catering accommodations and puts guests within minutes of local attractions and outdoor activities.

Recently-renovated studios feature bright and airy décor along with kitchenettes, dining areas, refrigerators, and queen or king beds. Visitors can also enjoy flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel grounds contain a gated outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities. Staff can assist with bike rentals as well.

A few North Beach Village eateries within walking distance include Village Cafe, Steak 954, and S3 Sun Surf Sand Restaurant, among many others.

The Reef Hotel is one half-mile from the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and the Gallery at Beach Place. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park are all within one mile of the hotel.


505 Orton Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, FL 33304, USA
Telephone: +1(954)5655790 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Good location near the beach and local businesses.

Guests raved about the hotel's location in North Beach Village, with many citing it as the highlight of their stay. Reviews noted that the area is quiet and that the establishment is within walking distance of the beach and many great local restaurants.

Studios are spacious and clean.

Reviewers found their studios to be spacious and very clean upon arrival. People stated that the rooms have very good beds and showers and that the upgraded apartments are well-appointed with good kitchens for self-catering.

A solid value for money.

Owing to the great location, spacious accommodations, and convenient self-catering facilities, visitors felt that the hotel gives travellers a lot of bang for their buck. Guests commented that the establishment is a good choice for budget-conscious travellers to visit and explore Fort Lauderdale.

Negative Reviews

Room décor is a bit Spartan.

Although spacious and clean, the studios were said to feature rather minimalist and Spartan décor. Guests said that the walls were bare, the furniture was simple, and that the accommodations lacked storage space for clothes.

Some comfort issues in the studios.

A number of travellers noticed some issues in their rooms which needed attention. Among the biggest concerns were noise from adjacent studios and a lack of curtains which prevented the window blinds from blocking out bright sunlight in the morning.

Lack of on-site staff and reception.

Visitors arrived to discover no staff on-site, stating that the hotel's reception area is in another nearby property. Many reported that employees and management are difficult to get a hold of by phone when needed as well, adding that response times were annoyingly slow.

Rating Overview

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7.4 out of 10 based on 624 reviews