A Little Gem
Posted May 10, 2012
Stayed at the Ed Lugo Resort while attending a conference in Ft. Lauderdale. It is just a 10-minute drive from the Broward Conference Center.
The "resort" is really just a small group of ranch houses, which have been converted into hotel-style rooms. In the backyard of one of the houses is a cute pool (plenty big enough for relaxing, but not for serious swimming) and a hot tub. There are also some lounge chairs, set on a slightly unkempt lawn area.
The surprise at Ed Lugo is the quality of the furnishings and Ed's attentive, personal service. The bathroom towels, for example, are gorgeous, oversized and soft, embroidered extravagantly with the Ed Lugo logo. The bed sheets are crisp and comfortable, and the rooms come with free everything - premium TV, internet, water, soda, coffee, snacks.
Ed himself welcomes you to the resort, proffering a glass of wine and a big smile. He is clearly highly motivated to make sure you have a great experience, and, for me at least, it certainly worked!
If you don't mind being a few minutes' drive from the beaches and downtown Ft. Lauderdale, like luxury and service, but don't have a Ritz-Carlton budget, Ed Lugo is just the ticket.