Bonaventure Resort & Spa
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bonaventure Resort & Spa Weston
This resort was recently taken over by Hyatt and they have done a great job. The lobby is beautiful. Staff were extremely helpful at reception, bar and restaurant. Even at breakfast the chef provided complimentary smoothies. They have an on site spa which is top notch. This is not your typical Hyatt - none of the rooms are in the main building and all in motel style buildings surrounding the main one. After the recent renovation all the rooms are very nice with large bathrooms with separate walk in shower. The central pool area is beautiful and the property is bounded by a golf course. The area is very residential and upscale and location is good for going to sawgrass mills, to see florida panthers etc but around 15-20 min drive from FtL and the ocean. Definitely recommended.
Awesome stay for Orange Bowl week
We booked this hotel through the Orange Bowl website and didn't really know what to expect. It was a fantastic hotel and pool/spa. The rooms were great with huge tile showers and very comfortable beds. The pool was fantastic and warm even in January. The conceirge staff was very helpful and accomodating in arranging tours of the Everglades for our large group. The only drawback I could think of is that it is all the way out West from downtown Ft. Lauderdale, but this is only about a 15 minute drive, so it isn't that bad. Well worth the $189 per night we paid for such luxurious accomodations. You do have to walk outside to get building to building so bring an umbrella for Florida showers.
Great Hotel Great Value $72 Priceline
Great Hotel. Spacious rooms. Staff friendly and courteous. Wireless didn't work in Bldg 5 had to utilize access in Lobby/Bar area. The spa facilities are an additional $25 a day. The pool and hot tub are free. Valet parking is $10 if you choose to use it. There was plenty of parking by the buildings where the rooms are. Very nice layout.
Loved This Place
I stayed at this hotel on December 9 and had a wonderful stay. The place is extremely nice and very clean. It looks like some of the guest houses were still being renovated but you couldnt even tell. I flew into the Fort Lauderdale airport and a private sedan took me to the hotel. It was about $40 one way. I know that they also have a shared shuttle that you can take from the airport as well which is much cheaper. I believe it took 20-30 minutes to get to the hotel. When I arrived at the hotel I was greeted by a bell hop. He told me that the guest room is in a different building form the lobby and that i should leave my bag with him while i check in. I checked in and then the bell hop took me and my bag in a golf cart and drove me to my room. the hotel lobel was great. clean, spacious, and extremely clean. in the lobby there are 2 big fish tanks with tropical fish in it and also the restaurant and the bar. my room was really nice. i booked a single king bed but it was not ready when i arrived so they asked if they can put me in a room with 2 queen beds. it was just me so i said sure as i only needed one bed anyway. the room looked brand new. in the room that i had there was a refrigarator, oven, microwave and of course coffee maker. the room had a flat screen television in it and i had a patio as well with a table and 2 chairs. the bathroom was also very nice. marble counters, and nice shampoo and stuff. The shower was also all marble. however, it was just a shower, not a bathtub. The pool to the hotel was also great. Nice big waterfall in it and plenty of chairs. they also had a poolside bar but it was not open when i went. there is also a hot tub as well. the place is also surrounded by waterfalls and trees and plants. very relaxing setting. they also had 2 swans in the pond. extremely relaxing place. they also have a 24 hour gym which was top notch. the hotel also has a spa there as well. however, the prices there can be a bit pricey. i did eat breakfast and dinner in the hotel and it was very good. the hotel was extremely empty. i felt no one was there. but they said they are still trying to get visitors. the hotel is in a nice area but in the middle of nowhere. if you dont have a car there is no place for you to go. however, its nice just to walk around the hotel. well thats my review. i had a very nice stay and i highly recommend this place.
Florida's Best $61 Hotel Room
Wow, I may have gotten the best $61 hotel room in Florida through Priceline!
This hotel was rated three stars by Priceline, but after $100 million in renovations, it is easily four stars or even resort category worthy. . .The layout is nine building clusters on 23 acres overlooking the Bonaventure Golf Course and various ponds.
The guest rooms are just gorgeous. . .flat screen TVs, great linens, and five fixture bathrooms--separate shower, tub, bidet, and marble throughout--as well as a walk-in closet. A few drawbacks. . .the hotel's location is a bit out there. . .it took about 40 minutes to Fort Lauderdale beach with no traffic, and there is little around the hotel itself--access to routes 595 and 75 is fairly proximate, however. The standard rooms have no balconies--unfortunate in Florida, where you want to be outside--and as a result, they are somewhat dark. Also, they would benefit from ceiling fans for circulation. (BTW, the rooms with balconies--considered an upgrade by the hotel--don't have the same spacious bathrooms or walk-in closets of the non-balconied rooms. . .though there is a small kitchenette; also some don't have flat screen TVs. . .)
There are three pools, and the main pool is lovely, complete with a roaring waterfall for tropical ambience. Spa is run by Elizabeth Arden Red Door, and sits nestled in a grove of tropical plantings and a water garden of sorts. Was appreciative that the hotel didn't nickel and dime on things. . .no resort fee, for example, and parking, wireless internet, and fitness center (beautiful one too. . .great and plentiful machines, nice layout, lovely locker rooms, etc.) all free. Other than an unfortunate check in--I did get the sense that I got a less than optimal room at first given my Priceline reservation--the staff was great, really eager to please, and went above and beyond to be helpful and accommodating.
Priceline provided a remarkable bargain. . .$61 when the lowest rate on hyatt.com was $139 same nights. . .and actually the $139 was low given the caliber of the place. Views can differ, so try to get a room with a front on view of golf, ponds, or pool, not the side views near the road.
Think once this hotel gets its legs, rates will soar. Right now, the place felt empty--no one by the pool, parking lots largely free of cars, etc.
Excellent for business stay
Business in west Ft. Lauderdale? Then stay at this incredible value 4 star hotel, at 1-2 star prices. And at that, a 4 star w/ gorgeous tropical surroundings, golf, new rooms, impecably clean, well decorated, quiet, good businees restaurants nearby, and 15 min. from FLL airport. The city of Weston is a step above Sunrise! and Plantation!, only 5 min. away from Sawgrass, and so on. Some site construction still going on, but no bother.
Hyatt Still has Some Bugs to Work Out
We stayed four nights at this hotel, which is a completely renovated property. The main building does not house any guests. There are many separate buildings on the property surrounding the main complex as well as Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Spa.
The hotel is located in a residental, quiet neighborhood and we felt safe (although I did put a bar stool up against the exterior door at night).
On our first morning we ate in the hotel's dining room, but the prices were high. The next three mornings we ate at a local breakfast/diner, which was hopping with the locals...inexpensive, and good. We did not eat dinner in the hotel, as we were out of the area doing our tourist thing.
Housekeeping needs to pay attention to details. For instance, hand towels weren't replaced, nor was soap, mouthwash, and facial tissues. I had to call the Housekeeping Department and they responded within an hour and a half.
It is very clean, but then again, it is a brand new facility. Lots of work is being done currently on the grounds and there is a section of buildings that are still under renovation on the property.
The largest pool with the waterfall is heated, but small pools on the property are not heated. The pool area is lovely, but someone (houskeeping?) should find a different way for the staff to wheel dirty clothes (or whatever is in the bin), back-and-forth across the pool area where guests are sunning themselves on lounges.
There is a computer station with a printer in the main lobby, but you cannot access the Internet. The only web sites you can access are the airlines, so that you can check-in on line and print your boarding pass.
IMHO, I think a hotel of this caliber should have Internet access for hotel guests who don't lug a laptop around with them. If this service was available, I would have be able to log in and find out our AA flight was delayed by two hours.
If they hang their Hyatt shingle out, they must start running this place like a true Hyatt property.
Unbelievable Stay at the Hyatt Bonaventure
We stayed at Hyatt Regency Bonaventure over Labor Day weekend. We had a large one bedroom suite over looking the golf course with a balcony. The staff explained to us Hyatt had just recently taken over managing the property. They were very energetic and excited about Hyatt, and of course all of the changes made to the building, even the Elizabeth Arden Spa had re-opened. We will certainly visit this hotel again when we are going on a short getaway from home.
Perfect Relaxing Get away
Amazing Get away
Ambient bar and Lobby
Tropical Pool area and Garden with real life Swans
Immaculate room with up to date amenities, including small Kitchen area complete with: Microwave, counter top, stools, sink, and fridge....
Pleasant Views of Golf Course, Lake, and Pool Area....
Royal treatment at Hotel, Spa, and Fitness center
Fitness center complete with all modern equipment...
Very Friendly Staff... Attentive and Considerate...
Renovated room looks beautiful! Wonderful staff!
It was a wonderful surprise to see all the improvements made to the resort. The newly renovated room, restaurant, and BarZen all look absolutely beautiful. So many improved amenities, too many to mention. According to the staff, there are not done, much more improvements being made all around the resort. Hyatt really cleaned up the place. Staff was also so attentive and friendly.
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Saturday we went on an airboat ride through the Everglades. Our guide was very interesting and we again saw lots of birds and a few alligators. Did you know cattails clean the water they grow it, plus the average alligator nest may produce 30 6-8" babies and only 1 or 2 may successfully reach maturity 12 years in the future. The airboat was fun, it did not go very fast but it was loud. Then ...
... having to use car ferries. The Keys are made up of 800 tiny islands, and only 30 of them are inhabited.
After the Hop On we went and saw Ernest Hemingway's house and did a tour. Very interesting man and life, he had 4 wives and he suffered from bi-polar which caused him to always want to be doing something new. We got to see his office where he did most of his story writing. He would have to write 700 words in the morning and then ...
... walked out on to watch guys and gals fishing. We saw LOTS of dolphins out in the ocean and needle fish in the waves. Excellent way to spend some time. Tom even tried his hand at fishing - his first cast he caught his hook on and rock or something and then when he tried to free it the tip of the rod broke and went out to sea. Bummer - off to Walmart to buy a new rod. lol
On Thursday we drove to see McKee Botanical Gardens and it was ...
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What a wonderful 50th birthday extravaganza this has been...
Down to Los Angeles to see dear friends and experience delightful surprises and adventures. Then over to Florida for a taste of Mickey, Harry and all the related fun (Dole Whip!) A reunion with Heidi - what a blast. And then ...
... the winters in Florida and the summers in New Jersey. Marge clearly ran the show - and the business. She was quick witted with a snappy answer for everything.
Both couples were well-traveled, interesting people, and we enjoyed their company very much. Every night we would stay at the table talking much to to the consternation of our waiter, Alvin, who had to prepare for the second seating.