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Hilton Marina Vs. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Sonesta

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Hi - Looking for thoughts on these two hotels. We're doing two nights post cruise. I'm traveling with husband and two sons, ages 14 and 4. I'm a beach person, but the boys really are much more pool people. Both hotels are in our price point, although Sonesta is a bit more expensive. Seems like Hilton has a better pool, but Sonesta is closer to beach and maybe a bit spiffier? Any thoughts?


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Most definitely the beach.  Much prettier area than 17th Street and a lot more to do.


However, I'm a beach person so I'm biased.

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Anything by the beach is better then the 17th street area.  I would go for the Sonesta.  I have not stayed there but it looks nice.  We always stay at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.  We love that area, great restaurants in walking distance. 

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Thank you very much - I saw pics of the HFLM and thought my kids might enjoy the pool and seeing all those boats, but I've never been there and the advice that the beach really is (duh) so much nicer is what I needed to hear. Booked the Sonesta. Thanks.


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