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3030 Bayshore Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4209
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 19/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 141 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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The Elita Hotel is the Crown Jewel of the Gzella Collection. Opened since Mid August 2016, this property has a style and feel that is one of a kind. Designed by Blanche Garcia of "Hotel Impossible," the guest rooms are sleek and sophisticated, while offering state of the art refrigerators and multifunctional spaces that fit every guest's needs. Elita is the quintessential boutique hotel, located steps from Fort Lauderdale's amazing beaches. Offering a tropical poolside experience, breathtaking living room for guests to enjoy and only the highest quality amenities, Elita is perfect for even the most discerning of guests. What truly sets the Gzella Collection apart from a lot of the larger properties is our ability to create truly personalized experiences for every guest. Our Team Members take guest satisfaction personally, and with a company culture that cherishes hospitality and a product that is newly renovated and one of a kind, The Elita is everything travelers are looking for.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Baggage storage
Concierge
Express check-in / check-out
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Keli I wrote a review 11 Apr
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The location was great, room spacious, property extremely clean. Would highly recommend. Close to beach, views of beach, quiet, small hotel, courtyard, nice staff, accommodating to our 12AM check in. Free parking.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ilona Vitalis- Castro, Sales at Elita Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Keli, We are so happy that you loved our nice staff, location and our free parking ta The Elita Hotel. We can see you had a great stay, and we are glad we could offer you you an early check-in. Please come back real soon. We look forward to your next stay. Kind regards, Ilona, Sales and Guest Relations Coordinator
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Megan A wrote a review 9 Apr
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We stayed in the Penthouse 1 with our 4 kids and it was perfect. Beautiful room and view. Just there one night and wind was crazy, so we couldn't take as much advantage of the pool and proximity to the beach as we would have liked, but the hotel and room were just great.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Ilona Vitalis- Castro, Sales at Elita Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Megan, Thank you so much for taking time to leave us your feedback regarding your stay at The Elita Hotel. We are happy that you and all your 4 kids had an awesome time at ourHotel. We hope you will come back real soon as a repeat guest. Sincerely, Ilona, Sales and Guest Relations Coordinator
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Michael T wrote a review 3 Apr
Avon, Indiana159 contributions27 helpful votes
A small three story place just off A1A but walking distance to the beach. Parking was surprisingly not an issue. Check-in and reservations were easy. The facility is fairly new but wear is starting to show. It could use a refresh on some of the worn furniture in the rooms and outdoors. The shower facet was loose and difficult to get hot water at first. Otherwise this is a great place. Limited views of the city and ocean. A pool and outdoor living space were pretty awesome. While the space is shared it was never really crowded.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ilona Vitalis- Castro, Sales at Elita Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Michael, We can't thank you enough for scoring us 5 out of 5 stars. We thank you for letting us know where we are doing great and where we have room for improvement . We look forward to your next stay. Sincerely, Ilona, Sales and Guest Relations Coordinator.
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Teressa G wrote a review Mar 2021
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We had a great experience. This place was clean, quite and steps from the beach. I could Door Dash and walk up in a minute to grab the food. Many restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance on the ocean strip. We stayed in a two room suite which was spacious enough for our three boys two which are teenagers. This is a little gem. We will be staying again for sure!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ilona Vitalis- Castro, Sales at Elita Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Teressa, Thank for letting us know that you had a great time with your family and letting us know through this platform. We are glad you loved our location and we hope you will come back real soon to visit us. Kind regards, Ilona, Sales and Guest Relations Coordinator
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Tonja M wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was beautiful and very comfortable. The staff was nice and accommodating. My only criticism is that due to Covid there were no housekeeping services. As instructed, I requested housekeeping one of the five days during my stay and was told it would occur the following day, but it never happened. Additionally, the rooms have sinks with plates and and flatware, but we had to request supplies to wash our own dishes. Due to the setup and no real housekeeping, rooms should be equipped with some cleaning supplies to avoid rooms getting too dirty.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ilona Vitalis- Castro, Sales at Elita Hotel
Responded 9 Mar 2021
Tonja, Thank you for scoring us 5 out of 5 stars. We appreciate it for you letting us know, where we are doing great, and where we have room to improve. We are not sure if the Front Desk informed you during check-in that due to Covid-19 , we are running on limited services. Meaning when a guest stays longer than 3 consecutive days to request the Front Desk on every second day to get a full room cleaning the next morning. We have the bare essentials in the room to prevent from contamination, but we can always provide you with the missing items in your room upon request. We are unsure why we neglected your room request, so we sincerely apologize for that. We hope you will give us another chance in the near future . We love to welcome you back. Sincerely, Ilona, Sales, and Guest Relations Coordinator.
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PRICE RANGE
US$144 - US$327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the shell hotel fort lauderdale
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Shell Resort
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaBroward CountyFort LauderdaleCentral Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elita Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Elita Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Brynja Beach Shop (0.5 km), Village Shoppe (0.4 km), and Village Design Art Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elita Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Elita Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Elita Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elita Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tinta, Lona Cocina & Tequileria, and Steak 954.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elita Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elita Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Elita Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting History Fort Lauderdale (4.2 km) and Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum (5.0 km).
Does Elita Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Elita Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.