The Ocean Gate in Fort Lauderdale was a great choice for a low-key beach weekend. It's in a low-rise building and feels more like apartments than a hotel.
We stayed in a deluxe studio which was just right for 2 adults and 1 kid. There were 2 beds, living area with TV, bathroom and a full kitchen. It was really clean and everything was in like new condition. The price was also very reasonable at $110 a night.
The Ocean Gate is a 5 minute walk to the beach, but if you're feeling lazy there's also a small pool right there.
The staff were really friendly and I'd definitely stay here again.