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The Drift Hotel

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Beach nearby
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Flat-screen TV

Overview of The Drift Hotel

The Drift Hotel

2.5 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
3005 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFort Lauderdale Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationLas Olas Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationFort Lauderdale Beach Park16 min walk
  • AirportFort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.)14 min drive

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About this area

Fort Lauderdale

The Drift Hotel is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Bahia Mar Marina and Jungle Queen Riverboat. Funderdome and Museum of Discovery and Science are also worth visiting. Jet skiing, kayaking, and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach - 2 min walk
  • Sebastian Street Beach - 2 min walk
  • The Gallery at Beach Place - 5 min walk
  • Las Olas Beach - 6 min walk
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Fort Lauderdale Cypress Creek Station - 15 min drive
  • Hollywood International Airport (FLL) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • Shula's on the Beach — 4 min walk
  • Burlock Coast — 5 min walk
  • Lulu's Bait Shack — 5 min walk
  • Steak 954 — 7 min walk
  • Sun Surf Sand — 8 min walk

About this property

The Drift Hotel

Adults-only Fort Lauderdale hotel in East Fort Lauderdale with free parking
Laundry facilities, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, multilingual staff, a garden, and a front-desk safe are onsite. All 23 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include patios and refrigerators.
The Drift Hotel offers 23 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Garden

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Patio
  • Yard

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

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Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 7:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Gigi's Beach
Gigi's Beach Resort
Gigi's Resort
Gigi's Resort Beach
Gigi`s Resort By The Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Drift Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Drift Hotel
Drift Fort Lauderdale
The Drift Hotel Hotel
The Drift Hotel Fort Lauderdale
The Drift Hotel Hotel Fort Lauderdale

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Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 405 out of 961 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 324 out of 961 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 106 out of 961 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 62 out of 961 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 64 out of 961 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.5/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Outdoor living space has a "rustic inspiration" w/green hipster beachy vibe. Simple Basic Convenient & a work in progress. Grounds need some polish & better decor; (bags & debris) Room was clean & fairly modern but no "work desk" for business travel. 2.5 stars but has potential for growth. Lets face it, the (beach) has always been an easy sell, but tough to maintain. Competition and demographic increases in population are evolving the price points and gentrification of locals and affordability. These "quaint retreats" offer travelers & staycationers an opportunity to visit the space in venues of the past next to the skyscrapers with overpriced inventory. Thankfully, the "modernity" in iconic expression has not yet reached the sand & sea, but given time, we'll all be blowing bubbles along wind-swept shores of warm climates and inevitable changes. PS: a BBQ Grille would be a nice addition here? Guests could "scent the room" & remind neighbors @ the Ritz, quality experiences are grounded in Vintage Perspectives! Salt Life & Happy Trails 😎🌊🏖
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Property standards are very low at this hotel mattress was very uncomfortable all around was very dirty had some throw pillow on the bed that smelled like body Oder on the second day of staying we decided to just leave and pay for a new hotel
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was a cute room walking distance from the beach. Next time we stay there, we would ask for a room that isn’t 2 feet from the lobby lol
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good new hotel close to the beach ..
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The lack of parking is a deal breaker for me. We didn't like the fact that once u leave u are pretty much fighting for a parking spot.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021