Fort Lauderdale Hotel Review Ritz Carlton

Keeping it Romantic in Fort Lauderdale, a Hotel Review

I fly in and out of Fort Lauderdale more frequently than I’d like to admit. I never though of Fort Lauderdale as a romantic getaway type of destination, usually the city is associated with retirement communities and kids and families flocking to the many attractions within the city limits. Trust me, I work the flight so I know exactly who is coming in and out of that city and it is not fun to clean up after those crowds. But I digress. Romance in the city of Fort Lauderdale. Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

With Marriott reward points in my pocket (best credit card ever), I checked into the Ritz Carlton with my boyfriend. If you’ve stayed at a Ritz Carlton estate before, you know they’re generally super accommodating and make you feel like you’re at a home amongst friends. Friends with fancy furnishings and decadent cuisine. Luckily for us Marriott Rewards members, the companies recently merged and not the luxury Ritz Carlton Brand is now included in the Marriott family.

Let me say that my stay at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton was booked last minute. We’re talking an hour prior to my arrival on the doorstep of the resort. And yet when I arrived, everyone knew exactly what kind of accommodations I wanted, addressed me by name like an old friend, and apologized that on such short notice they couldn’t provide me with a full oceanfront view.

I was not disappointed. When my travel partner and I stepped foot into our room, a view even better than I could’ve asked for awaited us. To the right off our expansive balcony stretched Hollywood Beach, where tourists still tried to catch the last rays of sunshine. To the left off our deck lie the calm waters of the canal, casting a perfect reflection of the sunset, marred only by the expensive yachts owned by locals.

 

 

Upon arrival

Fort Lauderdale Hotel Review Ritz Carlton

Upon awaking

Fort Lauderdale Hotel Review Ritz Carlton

 

If the view wasn’t enough to make me fall in love with this hotel, the food certainly was. Our first night, we both went with burgers (which just sounded like it would hit the spot after ten hours of air travel) and we were not disappointed. We dined al fresco on our balcony and savored every bite, and every last shade of sunset until the stars began taking over the Fort Lauderdale sky.

Creme Brûlée from the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Car

 

Dinner was impeccable, but it’s the dessert at the Ritz Carlton that ‘ll never forget. If you follow my blog, you know I’m a francophile and that I love me some creme brûlée. I have it just about everywhere I go and never leave Paris without delighting on some. But let me tell you, this creme brûlée at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton is the best creme brûlée I’ve ever had. Even without the romantic, edible gold leafing and yellow rose that accompanied my dessert, the thick and creamy custard stole the show. With the perfect amount of crunch and sweetness, my tastebuds were taken captive. If you love creme brûlée, don’t leave Hollywood beach without stopping by the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton and treating yourself.

 

 

Dining al fresco from our room with a view at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale

 

The Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is the key to your romantic Florida getaway

The Ritz Carlton had a full array of spa service that we planned on making use of, but ended up running out of time. Why did we run short of time? It may or may not have been because we spent way too much time in the giant, oversized marble tub. Did I mention this hotel is pretty romantic? Nothing says romance like an oversized bathroom with a soaker tub.

 

 

My tip: Bring your own stash of alcohol like we did. Bringing your own champagne, wine, whatever is your pleasure will save you SO much money because of course, at a luxury resort like the Ritz Carlton, everything costs a little bit more. The staff at the hotel were incredibly accommodating and even brought us an additional mini fridge. The high caliber of customer service at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale is incredible and you won’t be disappointed with you stay. No buzz-kill at this hotel!

 

Getting there

 

If you’re arriving by plane, you’ll have to arrange for transportation, either a taxi, or Uber as the hotel does not provide transportation to or from the resort. I took Uber, which ran me around twenty dollars each way and was about a fifteen minute ride. Expect a similar duration to get to the cruise harbor. Gotta love those cruises out of Fort Lauderdale! Check out my review of my amazing seven day getaway on Holland America from Fort Lauderdale and get some serious travel inspo for cruising!

 

Tip:  If you’re new to uber, always make sure you do a fare estimate first just to make sure you’re not going to be surprised when you arrive at your destination.

 

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Beach Florida

 

In conclusion

 

Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Room with a viewI have been to Fort Lauderdale many times, but this trip in which I stayed at the Ritz Carlton is the stay which left me longing to return to the gorgeous Florida city. The Ritz Carlton, due to it’d dreamy location, sweeping views, and amazing hospitality, has me ready to plan my next trip to Fort Lauderdale. Whether you’re traveling solo for business, or looking for a romantic getaway with your honey, the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is sure to leave you satisfied. I know I was!

 

Have you been to Fort Lauderdale? Did you also fall in love with the city?

 

XOXO

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The Most Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, a Hotel Review

 

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My Flight Attendant Makeup Obsession…Can’t Fly Without It

Not to toot my own horn (prepare for horn tooting), but passengers ask me all the time what lip stick I’m wearing. Why do they ask? Well, I like to think it looks good, but usually my passengers notice that it’s still perfectly in place, un-faded, un-smudged and ultra-glamorous.

Okay, you probably know at least one friend that is obsessed with LipSense…but I don’t think anyone can truly vouch for the product like a flight attendant. Here are three reasons why:

  1. Flight Attendants sometimes work over 14 hour days, constantly in front of passengers, with little or no time to touch up my makeup.
  2. Flight Attendants need to stay perky somehow, usually it’s by drinking obscene quantities of coffee or tea. Definitely coffee in my case, and nothing is more embarrassing than holding a cup with bright red lipstick marks. Major party foul.
  3. Flight Attendants gotta eat too, but usually if we get the chance, we have to gobble that food down as quickly as possible before some passenger approaches us needing something. My airport food go-to is hands down, big burritos with lots of guac. With LipSense, I can stuff my face with a giant burrito and afterward, my lips with be perfectly in place. Still working on the cilantro in my teeth problem…

What is LipSense?

 

Glamour

 

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I have three glosses that are my go-to depending on the occasion. For flying, I use Glossy gloss for maximum glamour and shine and maximum moisturizing. Every girl should own a glossy gloss, even if just to wear it alone for the great moisturizing benefits. For a more subtle look, sometimes I reach for the matte gloss. When I’m wearing a lighter color like Bombshell, sometimes I kick it up a notch with the Bougainvillea gloss, it has a slight pink tint to it.

 

Want to see some of my favorite colors for when I’m flying?

 

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LipSense Lipcolor from Jetsetter Glamour

 

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Let me know in the comments, what color is your favorite?

 

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XOXO

THE LUV AVIATRIX

 

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