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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our honeymoon trip staying in this hotel. It was what we were looking for, something small, close to the beach, beautiful decor. They even had a pleasant surprise waiting for us in the room. We liked it so much that we decided to come back and extend our vacation for few more days. We enjoyed every single corner...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you so much for the honor of hosting you on such a fun occasion. Our team truly values the guest relationship and I am so thrilled to hear that they made you as special as you deserved to feel! We can't wait to welcoming you back every year on your anniversary :-)

Majorca, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of Ikona next to the beach and Olas Blv is excellent. Service, Naomi in our case, very attentive. The bed is good quality. But some details could be improved: the night table lights are not independant to turn on-off, no shelves in the shower for shampoo and the size of the room is quite small, there is no...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! Hearing from our guests truly motivates the team and we are always looking for ways to improve (including some sort of breakfast package) We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Detroit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted a hotel close to the ocean and this one did not disappoint, with the ocean a mere a half block away and easily seen from the patio on the 2nd floor. The hotel is walking distance to many bars and restaurants, the beach, and many activities/shopping areas. We arrived later and ordered pizza in, but did go...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind review! Our Team Members are so passionate about the guest experience and it is awesome to hear that between the hotel and the team you were really able to enjoy your time in Fort Lauderdale! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice, smaller boutique hotel right in the middle of the action of Ft. Lauderdale beach. Just a short Uber ride to the nightlife of Las Olas. The decor is modern and chic. The bed was extremely comfortable The staff was friendly. Enjoyed the quaintness of this small hotel, which sits just beside the larger W and...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for taking the time to share your feedback! We are proud of the final outcome of our renovation. Creating an Escape in the Middle of it all allows our guests to rest while having all the amazing things Fort Lauderdale offers at your doorstep! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Chicago
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I debated between 3 & 4 stars (and went with 4 as the pros outweighed the cons). We stayed here from 02/03-02/05/2017 pre-cruise in a family 2 bedroom / 2 bath suite for 3 people. Once entering the property, it looked very modern and we're greeted by a very nice woman at the front desk. They had our room ready...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. As Fort Lauderdale's newest beachside boutique hotel we rely on our guest response to continue to improve and ensure we are providing every our guests need! Our Team Members are passionate about the guests experience and it is wonderful to hear that they made an impact! We look...

coronado
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This hotel was not average, but it was a very mixed experience. The hotel is right next to a hollowed-out shell of a building next door. When we arrived, the young man at the desk watched us struggle with the door and our luggage. He informed us that the hotel had no breakfast, no room service, and no restaurants in...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. As the newest beachside boutique hotels we count on your feedback in order to continue to improve. I am happy to tell you that we are in the process of rolling out a very cool communications technology to help our guests and have collateral for...

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I wish we could have stayed all 4 nights in this adorable place. The decor and Nespresso in the room reminded me of boutique hotels in Barcelona and Lisbon. Pristine and smelling oh so clean it was a pleasure to stay there! Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating . From pictures it might look a little bit like a motel...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was so important to us to honor the original architecture while creating an escape filled with the amenities our guests deserve! Our Team is delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2017

As we enter the office we were greeted by Tony, a very friendly an intelligent young man, he checked us in with ease and took us to our room in such a professional manner. The grounds and layout of this place is immaculate. Our room was large and spacious with a very comfortable king bed, looking out the window was...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind kind review. We love Tony and are thrilled to hear he really made your stay special! Our Team Members are passionate about the guest experience and are so happy to hear when we have succeeded! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Saint Charles, Missouri
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My wife and I stayed for 7 days in January in a Deluxe King and loved the room and the hotel. It's great to see some of the smaller properties being brought back to life and not torn down for another high rise condo which is happening way too much in Ft. Lauderdale. And the Ikona is a Gem of...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. As Fort Lauderdale's newest Beachside Boutique Hotels it is critical that we hear from our guests so we can continue to grow and improve. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you are looking to stay away from the typical chain hotel with the cookie-cutter room, this is the place! It is new, clean, and the staff is great! From check in to check out, they were friendly and helpful. The room was immaculate and modern. The location was great. Just a short 1/2 block walk to the beach and...

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Phillipa G, Director of Sales at Ikona Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very kind words. Fort Lauderdale makes a fantastic backdrop to our newly renovated beachside boutique escape. Our brand continues to grow and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ikona, our Crown Jewel, or any of our amazing Gzella Collection Properties!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ikona Hotel is the Crown Jewel of the Gzella Collection. Opened since Mid August 2016, this property has a style and feel that is one of a kind. Designed by Blanche Garcia of "Hotel Impossible," the guest rooms are sleek and sophisticated, while offering state of the art refrigerators and multifunctional spaces that fit every guest's needs. Ikona is the quintessential boutique hotel, located steps from Fort Lauderdale's amazing beaches. Offering a tropical poolside experience, breathtaking living room for guests to enjoy and only the highest quality amenities, Ikona is perfect for even the most discerning of guests. What truly sets the Gzella Collection apart from a lot of the larger properties is our ability to create truly personalized experiences for every guest. Our Team Members take guest satisfaction personally, and with a company culture that cherishes hospitality and a product that is newly renovated and one of a kind, The Ikona is everything travelers are looking for. Ikona offers only the highest quality finishes while maintaining its retro architecture and a service culture that sets us apart from the rest! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ikona Hotel

Address: 3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly The Shell Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Price Range: $273 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ikona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
The Shell Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Hotel Style:
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Best views from 2nd floor!”
 of 5 bubbles RLG37, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had one of the penthouse rooms which gives you an unobstructed view of the beach from the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles marllie, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on second floor, great ocean view and sundeck looking out the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles 693darrellw, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor will provide a little more view, but all rooms are well positioned.”
 of 5 bubbles 727philipw, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Small hotel with most rooms on 2 floors...2 penthouse rooms above roof. Any are great. Offer's adjoining rooms for families.”
 of 5 bubbles Smtilly, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
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