Exterior of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, hotel, street view
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Groupon Getaway: The Hotel

After our two-hour spa retreat and our delicious lunch, we drove to the hotel.
We already had our Groupon to stay for one night.* 

Hotel Parking

We arrived at the Hilton Ft Lauderdale Beach Resort and the valet, Kathy, let us know that parking was available as valet only and costs $39 plus tax per night, but that we can go in and out as we please (The cost of parking was mentioned in the e-mail when we booked the hotel, but who reads emails anymore?). We gave Kathy our car, and headed for the lobby.

Hotel Lobby

Smoking Oasis, Four Diamond Award, my husband, pizza shirt
We didn’t get a chance to check out the “‘smoking oasis,’” but it did pique our interest.

It wasn’t a huge lobby, but it looked clean and smelled fancy. We waited for our turn to check in. The pleasant woman checking us in at the front desk explained that our room wasn’t ready yet, but that she’s upgrading us two tiers — to a suite.
My husband and I smiled at one another.
We were even more pleased when she handed us a voucher for two free drinks at the bar inside the restaurant of the hotel.
Yay!! An upgrade and free booze?
My husband and I began giggling like excited schoolchildren.
She walked us through the rest of the benefits we got with our stay and handed us a card that explained everything:

20% off at the spa
10% off at the shop
2 free bottles of water per day
at the cafe
2 hrs of bike riding per day (they provide the helmets)
2 Beach chairs and towels per day

We stowed our bags for free in the lobby until our room was ready.

The Pool

It was raining out, so we decided to get our free drinks while we waited for our room to become available.

The outdoor pool of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach with Ocean View in the background, palm trees, pool lounging chairs, hotel patrons in the pool, raining outside
At the beautiful pool with a view to the beach. I brightened the pic up a bit before posting it, but the sky was gray and overcast.


The outdoor pool of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach with Ocean View in the background, palm trees, pool lounging chairs, hotel patrons in the pool, raining outside
Hubby at the pool.

Hotel Bar

My husband and I at the bar with our drinks, pizza shirt, drinks, pina colada with some strawberry flavor
With our delicious drinks. Cheers!

Pina colada with some strawberry flavor, strawberry garnish on the rim of the glass


Shout out to our bartender (who moonlights as a DJ) for being fun and making us some delicious drinks!
We were almost done with our drinks, when my husband got a call that our room was ready.

Hotel Room

We were very pleasantly surprised by our room.
Balcony, chairs on the balcony, The Conrad Hotel, Ocean/beach view
The balcony.

The Conrad Hotel seen from our balcony
Here’s the view from the balcony.
Ocean view from our Hotel Room Balcony, empty lot next door, cloudy sky
We looked to the right and had an ocean view.
The Kitchenette, microwave, sink, two heating elements, coffee maker, mugs, ice bucket, glasses, mini refrigerator, drawers, paper towels
The kitchenette.


TV, coffee table, lamp, chair, view of balcony
The living room.
Our luggage, sleeper couch, coffee table, chair, lamp on end table, pictures hung on the wall
The other side of the living room.


King sized bed, pillows, headboard, nightstands, blue lamps, picture frame on wall
The bed.


Full length mirror, desk, desk lamp, office chair, pictures hung, television
The desk.
two doors leading to the closet, full length mirror, me, hello
Closet doors and full-length mirror. Hi!

The bathroom was spacious.


The tub, towels on a rack, body wash
The bathroom: tub,
Stand-in shower, toilet, towels on rack
toilet and shower,
Stand-in shower
Sink, ample counter space, Mirror, me in the mirror, hello
mirror, sink with lots of counter space, and me. Hi, again! 

Settling In to Our Room

We got to the room and decided to watch a movie.
We ordered Kong, and paused the movie a few times to reminisce about the King Kong ride at Universal Studios, Florida when we were kids.
King Kong Animatronic, Fire, bridge, King Kong Ride
Remember this guy? *le sigh* Photo taken from: https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3120/2597924080_665561bc11_b.jpg

Room Service

Then we got hungry for dinner, so we ordered room service. I ordered the four cheese Mac n cheese (from the adult menu) and my husband got the chicken strips and fries from the kids’ menu, and two giant chocolate chip cookies with milk. Everything tasted delicious!

Bowl of Mac n Cheese with breadcrumbs on top, fork, water bottle
Four cheese mac n cheese.
Chicken Tenders, fries, honey mustard sauce in a ramekin, ketchup in a ramekin, cloth napkin with silverware tucked inside
Chicken tenders with fries, honey mustard, and ketchup.

It was such a pleasant and relaxing stay.

We didn’t take advantage of some of the benefits because it was raining. We did get the free water bottles the day we arrived, and the day we left. And we bought some things at the shop, so we did get that 10% discount.

The Sign for the Shop at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach , The Q Shop


Oka-B sandals beige with turquoise stones and beading
I bought these pretty, and extremely comfortable, sandals at the shop.

Thank you, Hilton Ft Lauderdale Beach Resort, for a thoroughly wonderful experience!
Me cheesing for the camera on the balcony of our suite
Before heading home, we make a pit stop
You just read Part Three of our Groupon Getaway.
If you’re interested in reading Part One, “Groupon Getaway: The Spa,” you can click here.
If you’re interested in reading Part Two, “Groupon Getaway: The Restaurant,” you can click here.
And to end the series: click here to read Part Four, “Groupon Getaway: The Pit Stop.”


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