The Royal Palms Resort & Spa @ a Glance

When Richard Gray opened The Royal Palms doors in 1991, it kicked aside the last remnants of Fort Lauderdale's reputation as an out-of-control spring break destination and heralded the gay sea change to come. Now, this groundbreaking property is an anchor for one of the world's top-rated gay resort destinations.

Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 150 gay-operated businesses, many of which are concentrated in the clearly defined gayborhood of cafes, bars and shops along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. The sands at Sebastian Street mark the city's official gay beach, a swath of oceanfront that playfully reinvents the Where the Boys Are motif of yesteryear for modern travelers. (It's an easy 10-minute walk south of the Royal Palms.)

Few other destinations can compare to the diversity of gay nightlife here – from casual sports pubs to downtown dance clubs, leather bars to drag cabaret – and it's all attitude-free. Throw into the mix chic seaside restaurants, expansive shopping, and a wildly beautiful subtropical wilderness and it's an irresistible package. Now you just need to figure out how to add more days to your vacation…

Come experience the difference at the Village Spa

An unforgettable, soothing experience awaits you… Here we nurture mind, body and spirit with luxurious treatments from the best therapists around. Whether you seek to relax, renew or revitalize, we offer an array of distinctive services:

  • Massage
    Let tension melt away with a massage by our expert therapists. Enhance your massage even more with our add-on services, including aromatherapy, hot stones and reflexology.
  • Facial Care
    Our licensed estheticians will use their expertise to formulate a treatment plan customized for your skin’s specific needs.
  • Body Care
    Immerse your whole being in an ocean of pampering with one of our body treatments to exfoliate, rehydrate and detoxify.

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Bar & Grill

Soak up the resort's tropical-cool vibe while enjoying relaxed American fare at our poolside café with indoor/outdoor seating. Enjoy a perfectly made cocktail paired with a delectable selection from our menu, just a short stroll from your room. Our poolside bar provides a sexy oasis for laid-back libations while you’re preparing for a night on the town or soaking up the sun.

View our Breakfast Menu (Updated 07/27)

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Fitness Center

Live the chic south Florida lifestyle at Royal Palms Resort & Spa. Our onsite fitness center, heated outdoor pools and easy beach access support your active lifestyle. We will help make fitness fun. Whether it's rigorous strength training, yoga, running on the beach, swimming or just lounging by the pool, we've got you covered.

The fitness center features:

  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical machines
  • Full selection of free weights and bench
  • Exercise ball and stepper
  • Pulley weight machine

Village Yoga
Offered twice weekly at Beach Gardens Hotel, just blocks away, at one of our sister properties. This class takes place in a peaceful, tropical garden, surrounded by mango and grapefruit trees. You will experience gentle sea breezes that create a retreat from hectic lifestyles. Classes are subject to weather conditions.

The Royal Palms Fitness Center is also a Dennis Dean Gallery.

Monday - Sunday: 7 AM - 10 PM


If you would like to consider Royal Palms Resort, or one of other boutique hotel properties in our collection, for a wedding, family reunion, or birthday, our special events team can plan every detail; from decorations, catering, to music and more. You can simply make your selections, and we will do the rest. The possibilities are endless. It is our mission to turn your dreams into everlasting memories. Come share your special occasion with us. It will be an event to remember.

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Prepare to indulge in the re-imagined Royal Palms: all of the decadent amenities, superior service, and luxe rooms that you love combined with a sleek, contemporary makeover that includes 50 rooms, a Bar, Grill, Spa and a Fitness Center. Gay Fort Lauderdale's hottest new boutique property.

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