The Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale West-Sawgrass/Tamarac, FL hotel is half an hour from downtown Fort Lauderdale, and provides pet-friendly hourly rooms with free Wi-Fi and free parking. Guests can also enjoy the use of an outdoor pool, plus fitness and business centers, with local attractions including the BB&T Center and Sawgrass Mills.
Diverse Dining – There’s a global assortment of culinary establishments within easy reach of the day rooms, with fans of raw fish catered for at the nearby Sushi Raku. There are generous portions of Italian classics served up at Mannino’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, whilst Dominican delights are on the menu at Pollo El Cojido Restaurant. If you’re after a vibrant atmosphere and Caribbean cuisine then pay Chelly’s Jamaican Restaurant a visit, where you’ll find fare such as brown stew chicken and ackee and saltfish. Other local styles include American, Thai, Argentine, Vietnamese, and more.
BB&T Center – Head southwest from the hotel door to find the BB&T Center. This events venue is home of the Florida Panthers of the NHL, and also hosts other forms of live entertainment including martial arts, and a wide range of concerts, from Barbara Streisand to Iron Maiden.
Sawgrass Mills – Right by the BB&T Center is Sawgrass Mills, an extensive shopping mall with stores selling everything from watches and accessories to perfume and toys. There are many dining options for those taking a break from a bout of retail therapy, and it’s a great place to pick up a gift for kith and kin back home (or yourself).
- Fort Lauderdale – Eastward lies Fort Lauderdale, where visitors can choose between lazing in the sun to wandering the beautiful Bonnet House Museum and Gardens (with the Flamingo Gardens south of the hotel). Budding boffins can explore the bounds of human knowledge at the Museum of Discovery and Science, and those with an eye for betting can head for the casino and see if Lady Luck has smiled on them that day.
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Pet-friendly rooms (fee required).