Ed Lugo Resort

 
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Gay-friendly guesthouse
The rooms are very nice, and some feature full kitchens and living rooms, but it's all about the beautiful pool at Ed Lugo Resort. Enjoy the view from your tropical shower. Not a men-only resort, but located in Wilton Manors and very gay-friendly.

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    • nycvacationer
      nycvacationer Over a year ago

      My husband and I booked the garden king suite with the private outdoor showers and we had a truly extraordinary and unparalleled experience. We cannot wait to book a return trip to Ed Lugo Resort. The resort is comprised of several buildings on both sides of NE 8th St, and our accommodations were across the street from those surrounding the beautiful, heated pool & waterfall. No matter, though, as our room had access to other private, beautifully landscaped grounds full of mature, tropical foliage and well-appointed outdoor furniture. Plus private outdoor showers! I'm not one to get naked outdoors, but let me tell you- it's quite a unique & cathartic experience to shower under palm trees and the Florida sky (behind the privacy of high fencing, of course). The main grounds were wonderful. It was uncharacteristically cold when we visited Ft. Lauderdale, but it didn't stop us from enjoying the heated pool each night. The pool was lit beautifully and heated well, so we were able to take a dip even at 2am (with outdoor temperatures in the 50s). Interiors-wise, the suite had a great big kitchen (we didn't really get to use it, so many great restaurants and things to do in the area!) and plenty of space. It had a decidedly home-y field, instead of the usual corporate hotel decor. We really liked it. Service was great and Ed personally walked us through the grounds and the room. All around: A+ experience.

    • Ed and his staff make you feel like you are staying at their own home. Chilled shot at check in followed by a personal tour of the resort and finally a tour of your room complete with fresh warm cookies waiting for you. It's just a few minute walk from many restaurants and bars and if you are looking for anything, just ask Ed! He is a wealth of knowledge about the area from drink specials to beach hangouts. We will be back soon!

    • Maskerade2
      Maskerade2 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wonderful gaycation
      I had never been to Fort Lauderdale, so I was really taking a leap of faith with all my choices. This resort has such an overwhelming number of positive reviews, I figured it was a safe bet and it paid off big time. Colleen was super attentive and accommodating, and I really felt like I was at home away from home. My room was beautifully decorated and well maintained, and you're literally steps away from the pool. I ventured out a little bit here and there, and everything you could want is within walking distance (grocery store, restaurants, bars, nightclubs), but I spent most of my time quietly enjoying this little oasis. I'm looking forward to my next trip here. Thank you so much!

    • jayness
      jayness Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Excellent Location; Gorgeous Hotel.
      Upon my arrival the very friendly owner of this resort, Ed, welcomed me to his hotel with an alcoholic drink of my choice. A genuinely lovely person. My room was very spacious, including a dining area and a kitchen. The bathroom was very modern and I felt at home. The bed was SUPER comfortable and the Christmas decorations outside were fabulous. The beautiful waterfall pool was heated to the perfect temperature and I couldn't help but have several swims a day. It was wonderful! I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel and can't wait until I come back. You know it's a good hotel when you can't wait to come back. :)

    • Mark111
      Mark111 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Mark and Alan's review.
      Me and my partner Alan stayed here for three nights at the end of January before going on the Atlantis Caribbean cruise from Port Everglades. We had a great time. All the apartments are different and are very nicely furnished. Fridge, snacks and coffee in your room. Lots of room in the grounds for sunbathing and there is a wonderful pool with a fountain and a hot tub too. The resort is located 5 minutes walk to the shops, bars and restaurants of Wilton Manors. Very nice stay. Thanks Ed. We hope to come to come back.

    • mikebardet
      mikebardet Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Lovely place!!
      My boyfriend and I were visiting Fort Lauderdale for the first time in December 2014 and found a room at Ed Lugo for 3 nights. We did not have any expectation as we found the hotel randomly on google but it turned out to be a perfect guess. We got to the resort late and exhausted as our flight was delayed but the owner (Edouard Lugo) gave us an amazing welcome with complementary drinks and the most beautiful smile. The place is really nice and clean, perfect for a romantic stay and next to where everything is happening in Wilton Maners. There is a jaccuzi in the backyard and our favorite, a heated pool with a waterfall. Our fridge was full of free drinks and Ed even baked us cookies :) Needless to say we had a great time. Everything is at walking distance, bars restaurants,etc. For sure we'll be back soon. Thanks again Ed,Chris and Darleen for this wonderful time. Mike and David

    • CWMH7475
      CWMH7475 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wonderful
      From the moment we called in to make the reservation until we checked out the staff was super friendly and helpful. We felt nothing but welcomed for our two night stay. The resort was nothing but a relaxing experience - sunning in the private lush tropical backyard, swimming in the wonderful pool or using the hot tub - everything was wonderful and perfect. The accommodations were excellent - comfortable bed and a very clean room, excellent. The location is perfect - walking distance to everything restaurants, shopping, nightlife. Have drinks and no worries about driving as everything is centrally located. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The owner Ed really takes care of you and he was always checking to see if we needed anything, no other places would do that... We have only great things to say about this wonderful resort and we will be back. Mike and Craig

    • Jamesv33
      Jamesv33 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Time at Eds
      My boyfriend & I recently stayed at the resort and had a great time! The staff was friendly & courteous plus a riot after a few complimentary drinks. The rooms & grounds are decorated tastefully & I've never stayed at a place where I felt so free to be myself. Add that to the fact that you are within walking distance to many of the Wilton Manors bars & only a short drive to the beach made it a truly wonderful experience. Love it & will be returning again soon.

    • Johnny.S
      Johnny.S Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Absolutely divine!
      Hi Ed, I'm not sure if you remember me or not. I stayed at your resort during the weekend of February 9th with my boyfriend and another couple. I wanted to thank you so much for your great hospitality. Not only was your resort beautiful from beginning to end, the hospitality was truly exceptional. You really personalized your service for us and we all wanted to say how much we appreciate it. We all had an amazing time. Thank You!

    • Monkey0fframp
      Monkey0fframp Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Just returned from our first stay with Ed Lugo.
      Having a birthday that falls during spring break, SUCKS unless you're staying with Ed. My partner and I spent spring break at this wonderful little oasis just off the strip of Wilton Manors. Ed arranged everything we needed for a peaceful trip, from stocking our fridge with complimentary drinks and snacks to arranging a massuese in our secluded private courtyard. He had all the info on which bar or restaurant to go to, but more importantly, where NOT to go. We were not dissapointed with any aspect of our trip, we felt like locals.

    • harryinfl
      harryinfl Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great place
      had great time and was great price

    • Rachel82
      Rachel82 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very Satisfied Honeymooners! Will return!
      My husband & I just returned from our honeymoon stay in villa 2406 (2 bedroom, full kitchen, dining & living room areas). We really couldn't be any happier with our stay. I found it while researching online and emailed the resort back in February before booking to ask if we could bring my small dog. I received a quick response with a friendly message from Ed giving his permission. Upon checking in, Ed greeted us with a glass of wine and chit chat. The office is decorated beautifully with fresh flowers everywhere. Ed was warm and genuine, offering up reccommendations for nearby restaurants. He introduced us to Lourdes, who showed us around the pool area & to our villa located about 5 steps from the pool- it is absolutely gorgeous! Especially at night, the pictures & reviews do not lie. The decor inside the villa was boutique-like, tastefully done and very nice. There were fresh flowers throughout, robes, chocolates, complimentary snacks & drinks, a nice display of chilled champagne with glasses and chocolate dipped strawberries. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you'd need to cook in. The first night we used thier outdoor grill & had dinner on the back patio, which was beautiful. The heated pool is lit up very nicely at night, and paired with the waterfall & exotic foilage everywhere, it is simply stunning. Everything screams romance and relaxation! We spent time lounging in the hammock & hottub. We also pretty much had the pool to ourselves most of the time, which was great because I could have been perfectly content never leaving this property during our entire honeymoon. A nice touch is their outdoor shower made private by more trees & various foilage. Lourdes took great care of us, checking on us daily, bringing extra towels, etc. Although we refused daily housekeeping, it was offered to us. She even offered to walk our dog! There was someone on the property 24/7 if we needed anything. This place is so uniquely private & so close to everything at the same time. We reccommend visiting Le Patio restaurant if you're looking for a romantic dinner out, a 5 minute walk from the resort (amongst various other close by restaurants). There are plenty of things to do in town & the resort is a 10 minute drive from the beach as well. All in all, we loved this place & will be back. The value, hospitality and personalized touches you get for the price can't be matched. While coming home yesterday (we live on the other coast), we had driven about an hour when I realized I left some clothes in our unit by mistake. We called Ed & he kindly offered to mail them to us. If you are considering this place for a private getaway with your significant other, DO IT! You won't be disappointed. I highly reccommend 2406 for it's amenities and location by the pool. You could comfortably have 2 couples stay in this unit without it being too cramped, which is exactly what we hope to do in the future. Thanks again Ed & Lourdes! You guys are wonderful hosts!

    • donedelphi
      donedelphi Over a year ago
      Loves it

      best kept secret in ft lauderdale
      Excellent accomadations!!We had a 2 room house that was absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous pool area.I have stayed at every gay overpriced guesthouse in Ft luderdale and have found my new home at ED LUGOS !!! as the saying goes LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION !

    • adhouse
      adhouse Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fantastic relaxing friendly resort!!
      So this was our first time in Fort Lauderdale and I can honestly say that I chose the best place to stay as far as I'm concerned. Ed and Lourdes are the most friendly welcoming hosts, they ply you with drink as soon as you arrive and show you around the beautiful garden and pool area. The pool is cool in the day but in the evening it is heated which is great for that late night swim. There is a hot tub too and private shower. The rooms are perfect - they stock up the fridge with beer, coca cola and water and there are also snacks - all of which are complimentary. Rooms are really comfortable and clean and inviting. They do their best to make you feel welcome, giving you advice on where to go for nights out etc. We stayed for 3 nights and then travelled to Key West but had to break up the return journey so stayed at Ed Lugo's again for another night as we loved it so much. We did not want to leave!!! Unfortunately, I was stupid enough to leave my camera and necklace in one of the bedroom drawers and they called me to tell me. I was already in Orlando so they agreed to post it to me at home in the UK - and wouldn't take any money for doing so. Where would you get that kind of service in the UK????!!!! Thanks so much - I will definitely be returning, hopefully next year for my big 40... If you're gonna stay in Ft Lauderdale and want to be right where the gay village is (and I mean just across the road but being far enough away to feel like you are on your own private tropical island), then you HAVE to stay here!!!

    • Zekej23
      Zekej23 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Best Place In Town
      I went on my first vacation in 8 years. I looked up a few places and Ed Lugo was kind enough to accommodate me and my friend. They went above and beyond with excellent customer service. The care that they give their residents is just perfect. They create such an inviting and peaceful living space. The pool area is so exclusive and it feels like it's your own tropical backyard. The area is perfect for walking everywhere and it's super close to Ft Ld Beach and only about 25 min from Miami. I hope to make it down next year!! This place gets a 2 thumbs up from me!