The Drift Hotel

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Beach nearby
Suite, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds | Living room | Flat-screen TV

Overview of The Drift Hotel

The Drift Hotel

2.5-star property
Adults-only hotel within easy reach of Fort Lauderdale Beach

7.8/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
3005 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In East Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach - 2 min walk
  • Las Olas Beach - 6 min walk
  • Las Olas Boulevard - 31 min walk
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park - 2 min drive
  • Bahia Mar Marina - 2 min drive
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center - 11 min drive
  • Port Everglades - 19 min drive
  • Hollywood Beach - 22 min drive
  • Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood - 24 min drive
  • Nova Southeastern University - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport (FLL) - 14 min drive
  • Miami, FL (OPF-Opa Locka Executive) - 33 min drive
  • Boca Raton, FL (BCT) - 36 min drive
  • Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base) - 36 min drive
  • Miami Intl. Airport (MIA) - 43 min drive
  • Hollywood Station - 17 min drive
  • Fort Lauderdale Station - 18 min drive
  • Fort Lauderdale Airport Station - 20 min drive

About this property

The Drift Hotel

Hotel near Fort Lauderdale Beach
The Drift Hotel provides amenities like a garden and laundry facilities. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, a front desk safe, and express check-out
  • Tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews say good things about the beach locale and overall value
Room features
All guestrooms at The Drift Hotel have thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and shower/tub combinations
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Private yards, refrigerators, and ceiling fans


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1941
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Gigi's Beach
Gigi's Beach Resort
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Gigi's Resort Beach
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The Drift Hotel Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Drift Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Drift Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Drift Hotel?
As of 4 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Drift Hotel on 5 October 2022 start from ₹6,959, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Drift Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Drift Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Drift Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Drift Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Drift Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Isle Casino and Racing (18-min drive) and The Casino at Dania Beach (19-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Drift Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and jet skiing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. The Drift Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Drift Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lona (4-min walk), Via Luna (5-min walk), and Lulu's Bait Shack (5-min walk).
Does The Drift Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio and a yard.
What's the area around The Drift Hotel like?
The Drift Hotel is located near Fort Lauderdale Beach in East Fort Lauderdale, a short 18-minute walk from Bahia Mar Marina and 6 minutes' walk from Las Olas Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Free coffee and tea but in office that did not open until 9am. We were blocked in parking so cold not get out for breakfast
Richard, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Was full of potential and has turned completely wratchet should be on Fed Hwy somewhere in sketchy neighborhood now.
Isaac, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Manage expectations
Great location, friendly staff (everyone really friendly and nice!), parking was an issue at times but they did what they could to accommodate. Rooms are sparse and have been updated but still need work (I had no bathroom mirror) - I really sense they are trying but needs work still. I got an iron but no ironing board. There was a cockroach in my room, things like that. BUT very reasonable rates considering it is less than a block to the beach!
JONATHAN, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Not enough parking, woke up to cars parked 6 deep so you couldn't leave until people woke up and moved their cars. Alarm went off both nights and kept going off all night because nobody works the hotel after 7pm, no way to contact anyone either, phone goes to an answering service and voicemail box is full. No tv signal, no wifi, rooms are noisy... you can hear everything from every room. Hotel was just horrible
Kenneth, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great service, great place nice area.
The front desk attendant was amazing. This is my 3rd time staying at this property and I have had the opportunity to interact with her. All 3 experiences were simply wonderful with 5 star for customer service. I think her name may have been Colleen or something like that. But she did very well.
Christopher, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alice, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Clare, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very fair
Very nice thanks for your service
Simon, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

When i got there had no parking had to park way down street my flight as delayed so i was tired and i just wanted to sleep the mattres had springs on my back was so uncomfortable no face or wash cloths in my room the ater woukd not get hot it was nice ppl friendly they anted to help but coldnt
Deshanndra, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was fine for what it is, a bit overpriced.
1-night trip with friends
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