New boutique hotel with a rooftop pool and lounge in downtown Hollywood, 2 miles from the beach
Hotel at a Glance: CIRC Hotel
Circ Hotel is just 2 miles from the beach, but this boutique hotel is its own hot spot. In the mornings, there’s grab-n-go treats at Presto Coffee House to get started and, for meals later in the day, Olivia Restaurant and Bar serves authentic Italian cuisine and fresh mozzarella. On the rooftop, skyline views compliment craft cocktails at MUSE lounge leading to just beyond the lounge’s plush couches where guests can relax and unwind in a sparkling pool. Throughout your stay, the friendly staff ensures guests feel pampered and will guide you through your experience.
- Stylish guest rooms have 330–450 square feet of space, plus mini fridges and free WiFi.
- Italian food: Olivia Restaurant & Bar serves up porcini mushrooms risotto and pappardelle with short rib ragu.
- Refresh yourself with a dip in the rooftop pool.
Hollywood, Florida: Quiet Coastal Town with Beachfront Boardwalk
Hollywood is situated just a few miles south of Fort Lauderdale and about a half-hour drive north of Miami, but it’s quite a bit more relaxed than both. The town’s beach boardwalk—named one of the country’s best by Travel + Leisure—stretches along the Atlantic Ocean for 2.5 miles, attracting joggers, bicyclists, and shoppers. To get to the boardwalk from downtown, hop aboard the old-timey trolley that makes runs to the beach. Other Hollywood attractions include the Anne Kolb Nature Center, a 1,500-acre wetland where you can kayak through tidal channels or take walking trails through red-mangrove forests.
The tempo picks up in neighboring Fort Lauderdale, a city famous for its beaches and boats. During the day, water taxis cruise the Intracoastal Waterway, offering up-close views of waterfront mansions and anchored yachts. At night, hit up the upscale bars and restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard.