Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano Formerly: Il Lugano

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Relax in style at this quiet modern hotel
Il Lugano, now a Marriott, landed on the gay map thanks to hosting numerous gay parties and fundraisers. Close enough to the sights, but far enough to be tranquil, this "condo-hotel" features fully equipped rooms with gourmet kitchens and in-room spa treatments. The pool isn't big, but the hotel offers free transportation within a three-mile radius, so go to the beach.