The Pillars Hotel  4 stars

111 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33304  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Problems with the air conditioner - Cozy bed with beautiful bed linen - Food was really lovely
  • Free internet room access - Rooms comfortable - Updated bathrooms
  • Staff are so helpful - Walking distance to the beach - Nice continental breakfast
  • Pool is gorgeous - View is spectacular - Rooms are cheerful and well-furnished
  • Boutique hotel - Hotel itself were beautifully decorated - Staff was extremely attentive

Overview

The Pillars at New River Soundhotel was built in 1938 and was remodeled in 2001.

A peaceful hideaway in the Venice of America, The Pillars at New RiverSound is an eclectic mix of British colonial and island plantation styling with gourmet cuisine, tantalizing spa treatments, a lovely swimming pool and inviting views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Nestled around a central landscaped courtyard with a pool, many of the rooms and suites have views of the waterway and French doors opening on to a balcony or patio. Enjoy a massage in your room and then wander down to the dock, where you can order a drink and watch the passing yachts.

Take the Water Bus from the hotel’s private stop for a shopping excursion or head to Fort Lauderdale beach. If you are feeling adventurous, try kayaking by moonlight around the isles of Las Olas and return to dine in The Secret Garden, an exclusive restaurant where dinner is served under the stars overlooking the water.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   18.

City Center Fort Lauderdale - 2.4 mi
Airports Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) - 4.6 mi, Miami International Airport (MIA) - 25.4 mi
Train Stations Fort Lauderdale Broward Station - 4.0 mi, Cypress Creek Station - 6.1 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Secret Garden at Pillars Hotel (Cuisine: Mediterranean) - 100 ft, Casablanca Cafe - 800 ft
Beaches Fort Lauderdale Beachfront - 600 ft, Las Olas Beach - 1600 ft

Rooms

The hotel’s room types include standard king rooms, deluxe rooms, superior king rooms, suites, suite king, room assigned on arrival.

The Pillars rooms and suites evoke a sense of comfortable luxury that one might experience in a magnificent, yet unpretentious, beach home.

All hotel rooms and suites feature the finest in appointments and furnishings. For example, for sweeter dreams, guests are treated to down feather beds, duvets and fluffy pillows.

The rooms and suites’ features are as follows: luxury bathrobe, bedside alarm clock, flat screen TV and DVD player, full size accessorized hair dryer, complimentary high speed & wireless internet, in-room safe (laptop size), full size iron & ironing board, mini-bar, telephone with conference call capabilities, upscale toiletries, marble bathrooms and Frette sheets & towel.

American, Continental or Healthy Breakfast for 2 in the morning is included in room price.

Dining options

La Veranda: The elegant restaurant has wide windows overlooking the secular private park. It enhances the pleasures of the table with disches which mingle the creativity and the secrets of an excellent Tuscan cuisine.

The Giusti Bar: The Giusti Bar, next to the frescoed Giusti Hall, offers traditional cocktails and health drinks, including a wide selection of creative blends of teas and infusions.

The Bar at the Spa: Next to the spa hall, it offers coffee, cocktails and a wide range of snack.

The Bar by the Pool: Situated by the open air pool, it can literally refresh you with its special seats situated in the pool.

Secret Garden: Restaurant serves dinner either dockside or in the library. Hotel offers breakfast and lunch served poolside, dockside, or room service. The Secret Garden is Closed on Sundays and Mondays in the Summer months from June to October.

Breakfast and lunch are generally served only to hotel guests. In the evening dinner is served to hotel guests and members of the Secret Garden Society, the hotel’s private dining club.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs USD 15 per person per night.  A american breakfast is served at the price of USD 18 per person per night. 

Work

The Pillars' unique and special environment, level of privacy and outstanding personal service provide the perfect venue for executive retreats, board of directors' meetings, or high-level incentive meetings.

The meeting area accommodates up to 22 people, boardroom style and leads to the lobby lounge which is perfect for tea and coffee breaks.

Alternatively, breaks can be taken poolside or on the dock overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

The conference room offers a full range of audio-visual equipment with customized lunch and refreshment break menus.

High speed internet is available in the meeting room and throughout the property and is free of charge.

Leisure

Spa and wellness center takes care of your body and face, renders massage and other services. Besides, the hotel has a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.

Additional features

The additional amenities rendered at the hotel include: 24-hour reception, luggage storage, airport shuttle, laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services, car rental, tour desk etc.

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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Activities
  • Hiking
Services
  • Limousine service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
Room view
  • Garden view
  • Pool view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Microwave
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  4 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The hotel’s room types include standard king rooms, deluxe rooms, superior king rooms, suites, suite king, room assigned on arrival.

The Pillars rooms and suites evoke a sense of comfortable luxury that one might experience in a magnificent, yet unpretentious, beach home.

All hotel rooms and suites feature the finest in appointments and furnishings. For example, for sweeter dreams, guests are treated to down feather beds, duvets and fluffy pillows.

The rooms and suites’ features are as follows: luxury bathrobe, bedside alarm clock, flat screen TV and DVD player, full size accessorized hair dryer, complimentary high speed & wireless internet, in-room safe (laptop size), full size iron & ironing board, mini-bar, telephone with conference call capabilities, upscale toiletries, marble bathrooms and Frette sheets & towel.

American, Continental or Healthy Breakfast for 2 in the morning is included in room price.

Twin Superior Poolside Room
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The Pillars Hotel Twin Superior Poolside Room
The Pillars Hotel Twin Superior Poolside Room
The Pillars Hotel Twin Superior Poolside Room
Bed type: King Size Bed

This comfortable room is located poolside on the first and second floor. Casually elegant room features two Twin beds, working desk and a dedicated outdoor seating area.

Room facilities
    Queen Poolside Cabana Room
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    The Pillars Hotel Queen Poolside Cabana Room Twin Superior Poolside Room

    Comfortable room decorated in modern style offers a Queen size bed, cozy seating area, work area, TV and private bathroom with all amenities. This room features great views of the pool and the Intracoastal Waterway.

    King ADA Room
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    The Pillars Hotel King ADA Room Twin Superior Poolside Room

    Comfortable room decorated in modern style offers a King size bed, work area, TV and private bathroom with all amenities. This room is accessible for people with disabilities.

    Room facilities
      Queen North Birch Room
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      The Pillars Hotel Queen North Birch Room Twin Superior Poolside Room

      Comfortable room decorated in modern style offers a Queen size bed, cozy seating area, work area, TV and private bathroom with all amenities. The room is located on the second floor at the front of the building.

      Room facilities
        New River Suite
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        The Pillars Hotel New River Suite

        The New River suite is located on the second floor immediately overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. This newly redecorated one bedroom suite features a large and spacious bedroom with a separate comfortable living room area, great views of the pool and the Intracoastal, new updated marble bathroom, credenza bar, Queen size pull-out sofa, flat screen TV and DVD player and a private terrace with sitting and dining area.

        The Pillars Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        The nearby attractions include: Swimming Hall of Fame in 900m, Jungle Queen in 1.2km, Bahia Mar Yachting Center in 1.2km, Birch State Park in 1.5km, George English Park in 1.9km, Sun International Casino in 2.8km etc.

        Tourist attractions
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          2.3 mi
        Places of interest
        Convention centers
        Monuments and Landmarks
        Historical sites
        • Broward County Main Library
          2.4 mi
        Museums
        • International Swimming Hall of Fame
          2300 ft
        • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
          4600 ft
        • Seldom Seen Gallery
          1.9 mi
        • Museum of Art
          2.4 mi
        • Fort Lauderdale Historical
          2.5 mi
        • Gold Coast Jazz Society
          2.5 mi
        Parks
        • Birch State Park
          5000 ft
        • George English Park
          1.2 mi
        • Colohatchee Park Information
          2.5 mi
        Universities, Institutes
        • Florida Metropolitan Univ
          1.1 mi
        • FL Community College Software
          2.1 mi
        • Broward Community College
          2.2 mi
        • 2.2 mi
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • Fort Lauderdale Hospital
          1.4 mi
        • Kindred Hosp-Fort Lauderdale
          1.4 mi
        Casinos
        • Sun International
          1.7 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Intracoastal Waterway
          5000 ft
          Fort Lauderdale, FL
        • Las Olas Boulevard
          1.5 mi
          Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
        • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
          1.4 mi
          3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
        • Seldom Seen Gallery
          1.8 mi
          817 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
        • Stranahan House
          2.0 mi
          335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

        Near the hotel

        • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
          600 ft
          Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
        • The Gallery at Beach Place
          800 ft
          17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
        • Las Olas Beach
          1600 ft
          S Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
        • International Swimming Hall of Fame
          2700 ft
          One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Secret Garden at Pillars Hotel

          74% likes this, based on 50 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean
          Price Range: USD 62 - USD 82

          100 ft
          111 N. Birch Road

          Phone: 954-467-9639

        • Casablanca Cafe

          72% likes this, based on 1242 reviews
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 40

          800 ft
          3049 Alhambra St

          Phone: 954-764-3500

        • Via Luna

          79% likes this, based on 139 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: USD 35 - USD 65

          600 ft
          1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd

          Phone: 954-465-2300

        • Hooters

          59% likes this, based on 152 reviews
          Cuisine: Hamburgers

          700 ft
          17 S Atlantic Blvd Ste 304

          Phone: (954) 767-0014

        • Lu Lu's Bait Shack

          62% likes this, based on 145 reviews

          800 ft
          17 S Atlantic Blvd

          Phone: (954) 463-7425

        Getting there.

        The hotel is situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. A few short blocks from trendy Las Olas Boulevard.

        Fort Lauderdale Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

        Getting around.

        Public transport stops not far from hotel and provides convenient access to the places you are interested in.

        Free hotel parking is possible on site for the guests travelling by car.

        The Pillars Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Pillars Hotel

        Average guest rating

        8.6
        out of 10
        Exceptional
        Based on 46 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Dining
        8.6
        Location
        9.4
        Rooms
        8.3
        Service
        7.7
        Value
        8.6

        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends

          The staff goes out of its way to make your stay enjoyable, ready to assist you in anyway possible.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Older travelers

          It was nice and small.

          I found the staff to be snobby upon our arrival. The restaurant is nice, but very pretentious. The wine we ordered was oxidized. We had stayed at the Atlantic Hotel prior to our arrival at the Pillars and found the value to much better there.

          • Average rating
            6.2
        • Older travelers

          The hotel is right by shopping and restaurants and the beach but the minute you step inside you feel like you are a million miles away in your own private luxury mini-resort. And dining by the water is amazing -- beautiful, well staffed, excellent food, unrushed -- just a perfect dining experience. The staff was lovely, the grounds beautifully tended. Overall it was a fabulous experience and we have every intention of returning again and again.

          The only things we would have changed were the lack of a.c. in the bathroom (a very hot blow drying experience!!!), the lack of any real surfaces on which to rest anything in the bathroom and our inability to adjust our own thermostat. Everything else was truly perfection. The next time we visit, I'm bringing a fan along!!

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Couple

          helpful staff. welcome additional touches such as complimentary coffee in the morning, iced tea all day at the pool, complimentary newspaper at the door, and the water taxi stop at the private quay. the hotel is also close to the ocean.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Family with children

          The friendly staff as well as the size. It is a small hotel that makes you feel like your the only guest.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Older travelers

          Great location and tasty cuisine

          My room was too small.

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Older travelers

          If you are seeking a small oasis in Ft Lauderdale, then the Pillars is a perfect match. Great staff, impressive rooms, even though my last minute booking was not the room I would have preferred (twin beds) it was fine. The dining experience on the docks was great. Even though a block or so away Spring Break was in full gear, inside the courtyard it was a whole different world.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Older travelers

          looking beautiful, nice to live close to the water, nice outside, very nice yachtrip, easy parking, quiet

          need better fan at the bathrooms, too small bed for 2 people in one room

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Single

          the hotel staff was informative and extremely friendly and accommodationg. Jessica was excellent - connected with her prior to checking in.

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Group of friends

          Excellent service and good food. Pleasant rooms and a great location with easy free parking

          The towels in the room whilst of good quality were grey instead of white suggesting many or very poor washes. The room we had-116-was very small

          • Average rating
            8.4
        • Couple

          Absolutely lovely boutique hotel, an oasis in the bustle of Fort Lauderdale. Close to the beach, right on the waterway, with its own water taxi stop. Fabulous food, beautiful surroundings.

          A bit expensive, and the food is charged at an extra $5 if you want to eat it by the water, which is a real cheek, considering it is only 20m away!We found that irritating...

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Older travelers

          The staff was great and breakfast/dinner on the dock-side terrace was super. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. We'll keep going back.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Couple

          From the moment we arrived everyone was so lovely and helpful. The room was beautiful and bed was really comfortable. Although the room did not have tea /coffee maker there was complimentary coffee each morning in the reception area. Stunning location!!

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Older travelers

          This is a superb boutique luxury hotel with great location on the stunning intra coastal waterway - but also close to beach and shopping/city centre. Has a very handy water taxi stop which takes you to all areas of Fort Lauderdale. We stayed 2 nights had dinner one night which was excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful without being "pushy" - there are lots of nice touches in the rooms and around the hotel. The pool area is lovely too for relaxing with lovely water views. We would definitely return and highly recommend.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Couple

          Charming pool and dock area. Great foliage. Tranquil and relaxing. Note: it's not a beach front hotel ~ which is perfect because it is only a five minute walk to the beach yet thehotelhas a serene and tranquil courtyard.it is the best of both worlds.

          Breakfast is overpriced.

          • Average rating
            7.4
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