Lago Mar Resort & Club
For boutique-style elegance and sophistication along the shoreline in Fort Lauderdale, it would be difficult to top Lago Mar, owned and operated by the Banks family since the early '50s. This romantic resort, the scene of oo-la-la destination weddings and near Port Everglades' cruise ship entrance, provides 500 feet of private beach and 24-hour room service. Accommodations include 164 suites and 40 over-sized guestrooms, with amenities such as clock radios with iPod docks and Keurig coffee makers. Besides four tennis courts, a children's playground and a lagoon-style pool for freestyle frolic, a pool near the ocean is suitable for laps. The Palm Garden Dining Room/Seagrape Terrace serves buffet breakfast and ala carte lunch, the Soda Shop tempts with sundaes and smoothies and Acquario specializes in bistro cuisine for dinner.