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.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 3.8km
  • Airport: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International - 7.4km, Executive - 10.5km
  • Train Station: Fort Lauderdale Broward Station - 6.5km, Cypress Creek Station - 9.8km
  • Bus stop - 100 m

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

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Car rental
  • Tour desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Internet

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

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
Dining facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business library
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace

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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
    Bed type: 1 King or 1 Queen Bed

    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
      Bed type: 1 King or 1 Queen Bed

      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.

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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.

        Attractions for Tourists
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          3.7km
        General
        Convention Centers
        Monuments and Landmarks
        Historical sites
        • Broward County Main Library
          3.8km
        Museums
        • International Swimming Hall of Fame
          700 m
        • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
          1.4km
        • Seldom Seen Gallery
          3.0km
        • Museum of Art
          3.8km
        • Fort Lauderdale Historical
          4.0km
        • Gold Coast Jazz Society
          4.0km
        Parks
        • Birch State Park
          1.5km
        • George English Park
          1.9km
        • Colohatchee Park Information
          4.0km
        Universities, Institutes
        • Florida Metropolitan Univ
          1.8km
        • FL Community College Software
          3.3km
        • Broward Community College
          3.5km
        • 3.6km
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • Fort Lauderdale Hospital
          2.2km
        • Kindred Hosp-Fort Lauderdale
          2.3km
        Casinos
        • Sun International
          2.8km

        Local Attractions

        • Intracoastal Waterway
          1.5km
          Fort Lauderdale, FL
        • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
          1.6km
          1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
        • Ride Rocketman South Florida
          2.1km
          2201 Northwest 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
        • Las Olas Boulevard
          2.4km
          Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
        • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
          2.3km
          3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

        Near the hotel

        • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
          170 m
          Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
        • The Gallery at Beach Place
          240 m
          17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
        • Las Olas Beach
          480 m
          S Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
        • International Swimming Hall of Fame
          820 m
          One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Casablanca Cafe

          64% likes this, based on 1230 reviews
          Price Range: USD 14 - USD 42

          220 m
          3049 Alhambra St

          Phone: 954-764-3500

        • Secret Garden at Pillars Hotel

          82% likes this, based on 62 reviews
          Food: Mediterranean
          Price Range: USD 60 - USD 80

          30 m
          111 N. Birch Road

          Phone: 954-467-9639

        • Via Luna

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

          160 m
          1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd

          Phone: 954-465-2300

        • Hooters

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

          200 m
          17 S Atlantic Blvd Ste 304

          Phone: (954) 767-0014

        • Lu Lu's Bait Shack

          62% likes this, based on 145 reviews

          220 m
          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

        8.4
        out of 10
        Exceptional
        Based on 65 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        8.3
        Service
        7.7
        Value
        8.6
        Dining
        8.6
        Location
        9.4

        Individual guest reviews

        • Public areas are very nice and absolutely one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The staff is very attentive, the rooms are very comfortable and the pool chairs are fabulous.

          The expensive bathroom products.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.6
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            8
          • Value
            10
        • The location is perfect and very helpful staff pleasant welcome drink on arrival. The rooms are lovely, the breakfast is nice and again way over priced.

          This place needs dimmer switches badly and the maid service was poor. The bath was cramped and had only a shower, the wine we ordered was oxidized.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            7.2
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            8
          • Service
            3
          • Value
            9
          • Dining
            6
        • The location is great, the staff goes out of its way to make your stay enjoyable and the pool is salt water and truly beautiful. The restaurant is terrific as well.

          This place is like no other in ft and too small bed for 2 people in one room. Breakfast is overpriced.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.0
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            8
          • Value
            10
          • Dining
            8
        • Shops and other restaurants, water taxi picking you up right there, beautiful pool and enjoy breakfast at a table on the Canal. This hotel is just perfect and the lobby is very welcoming. The staff is extremly friendly, service is very efficient, and rooms are pleasant and well equipped bathroom somewhat small.

          No place to hang a wet bathing suit really.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.8
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            9
        • The view from the waterfront is gorgeous and this small, luxurious hotel is an oasis in the middle of bustling Ft. The staff couldn't be more helpful.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.4
          • Location
            8
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            10
        • The pool area is the best, the Pillars Hotel is a fantastic hotel and the staff could not be more friendly.

          We arrived very early on saturday our room was not ready.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.8
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            9
          • Value
            10
        • Great food, amazing view and soooo romantic, wonderful stay, the staff were accommodating and friendly. The rooms were comfortable.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            8.6
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            4
        • Great linens, bathroom, pool, patio areas and chef, very nice hotel, staff were really attentive and pleasant. Room was clean and comfortable.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.6
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            8
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            10
        • Location the best and nice room decor. The staff were very helpful, the bed and the linens were exquisite.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            10.0
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            10
        • Great location on the intracoastal waterway and quiet, private place. Staff were quiet and discrete, room was nice.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            8.6
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            9
          • Service
            5
          • Value
            10
        • Excellent location on the intercoastal waterway, just a block from the ocean and whole place very clean, loved the music iPods in rooms. The staff were great, linens and bedding were very good.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.6
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            8
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            10
        • The rooms are luxurious and the pool area is very nice, the location of the hotel is good. The front desk staff is very helpful and pleasant, and extremely professional.

          Wet bar, wardrobe, and very well presented and stocked bathroom.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            8.6
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            10
          • Value
            4
        • Location was perfect and the setting was gorgeous. The staff were lovely and the room was beautiful. The pool was not i would call heated.

          This hotel comes full of old world charm and elegance.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            8.6
          • Location
            8
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            6
          • Value
            10
        • Beautiful surroundings and convenient for the beach. Hotel staff were very pleasant, beds were fantastic and the food was excellent too. Jessica, caroline, and the owner, michael, were always accommodating, pool was heated and clean.

          Our room smelled like wet gym socks we arrived.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            9.4
          • Location
            10
          • Rooms
            10
          • Service
            9
          • Value
            8
          • Dining
            10
        • Great location, boat Parade Weekend Was Fantastic at The Pillars and the Pillars At New River Sound had elegant intimacy. The hotel staff were informative and excellent service at The Pillars more than made up for. Bed was really comfortable, breakfast served on the dock every morning was lovely and wine tasting once a week was also very popular.

          My room was too small.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            7.8
          • Location
            8
          • Rooms
            9
          • Service
            6
          • Value
            8
          • Dining
            8
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