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Plunge Beach Resort:Fort Lauderdale Hotel Review

Plunge Beach Resort:Fort Lauderdale Hotel Review

Fort Lauderdale, Hotels

I had such a blast staying at Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea! Keep reading for my full hotel review.


Located about five miles north of Fort Lauderdale Beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Plunge Beach Resort is right on the beach, without a busy road, so you get a truly private beach experience while you stay here.

You’ll also find numerous shops, bars, cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk. There’s also Anglin’s Fishing Pier — Lauderdale-by-the-sea’s wooden fishing pier close by.

If you’d like to explore a little further, head to Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, to discover streets lined with bars and upscale restaurants. Or if you are seeking endless entertainment opportunities, visit Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, just to name a few.

About Plunge Beach Resort

The hotel is comprised of three buildings, a beach bar (Backflip), restaurant (Octopus), coffee shop (Bean & Barnacle) and 2 outdoor swimming pools.

Three buildings:
Island Building: Main Lobby, Coffee Shop and Restaurant
Beach Building: Beach & Backflip Bar
Bungalow: Guest rooms with Kitchenettes

Bonus: There’s never a dull moment at Plunge Beach Resort – there are regularly scheduled events or experiences for you, your friends and your pets.


Check-in was easy breezy and delivered with a smile.

My Room


View from Room


Resort Services & Amenities
Beach activities and shore excursions
Onsite Restaurant, Coffee Shop and Beach Bar
24-hour Fitness Center
WiFi available throughout the hotel including guest rooms, pool and bar area

Room Amenities
King- or queen-bedded rooms with pillow-top mattresses
Air Conditioning
Kitchenettes (Bungalow Building)
Furnished balcony (some rooms)
Clock radio with bluetooth connectivity
Samsung LED HD TV’s
All rooms are non-smoking
Dining and sitting areas (Bungalow Building)
In-room safe *In all rooms except Bungalow Rooms


The Restaurant: Octopus

There are several dining options while at Plunge Beach Resort. For an indoor experience from seafood and everything in between, there is the Octopus Restaurant. If you are looking for a more chill vibe outdoors,with live entertainment and a view of the ocean, Backflip is your spot. And when you are craving coffee, snacks, gelato and baked goods, head over to Bean & Barnacle.

Dining Area

Bar Area



The Coffee Shop

Fitness Center


Plunge Beach Resort is a laid-back, unpretentious fun hotel for you and your friends, your family (including pets)!

The vibe that I absolutely loved at Plunge Beach Resort is it’s fun, vibrant atmosphere and regular scheduled experiences and events. From pet-friendly food trucks, arts events, karaoke nights, morning beach yoga, weekly beach bbq, or DJ sets by the beach bar, there is always something fun to do!

I definitely recommend Plunge Beach Resort to not only tourists, but locals as well. I know I will be back very soon!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Plunge Beach Resort. All opinions are my own.

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