On a recent trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a cruise holiday we were in need of a hotel for one-night pre-cruise — 3 rooms for 2 couples and 1 family of 4. We were on a budget but luckily we found a great bargain of a deal in Boca Raton. Yep, you read that correctly — Boca Raton at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center.

Located a short 20-minute drive North of Fort Lauderdale, this fabulous area is known for upscale living and great beaches proved to be the ideal place for this crazy group of longtime friends that we call family.

The hotel and location were awesome and we were able to stay stress-free and avoid the hustle and bustle of the crowds of cruisers that packed the hotels closer to the cruise port in Fort Lauderdale.

The distance was close enough for the quick morning drive to the cruise port, we were able to walk to MacDonald’s for breakfast (to keep the kids happy) and we were able to head down to Sawgrass Mills for some outlet mall shopping the night before.

This is what we experienced at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center

Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center - Review

Pathway from Boca Centre to Boca Raton Marriott


 
Entrance to Boca Center - Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center - Review

Entrance to Boca Center


 
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center - Review - Lobby

Check-in


 
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center - Review Lobby
 
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center - Review Outdoor Patio

Outdoor patio on the way to Boca Centre


 
Our Standard Room
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center - Review
 
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center - Desk Area

Desk Area


 
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center - Review - Room
 
Pros

  • Location – Boca Center has Panera Bread, MacDonalds as well as other restaurants, bars and shopping
  • Quiet
  • Comfortable room with all the standard ammenities
  • Fast, efficient check-in
  • Lobby bar/café
  • Business centre
  • Outside patio area
  • Outdoor pool
  • Staff was very friendly and helpful

Cons

  • Bathroom sink area was really small. Space was very limited on the counter top as both sides of the sink were filled with towels/soap etc. There was no shelf or rack to put the towels. We had to rearrange everything to place both our toiletry bags and even then it was really tight.

Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center Florida.

Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center

5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486, United States

I think we’ve found our new favourite hotel spot for our next trip to Fort Lauderdale. Next time, we’ll take some time out and visit the beach!
 

Have you visited Boca Raton, Florida before? Have you got any suggestions of must-sees to check out in the area? Share your suggestions below…