Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Hotel Shaped Like a Cruise Ship

Built in 1956, the Yankee Clipper Hotel (renamed B Ocean) resembles the towering side and prow of an ocean-going cruise ship, at least on the side that faces the street.

B Ocean

Address:
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Directions:
The old Yankee Clipper Hotel. I-595 exit 12B. Drive north on US Hwy 1 for two miles. Turn right onto SE 17th St./Hwy A1A. Drive a little over two miles. You'll see the hotel on the right.
Admission:
Free
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Yankee Clipper Hotel.

Hotel Shaped Like a Cruise Ship

The 487-room Yankee Clipper Hotel was built in 1956 to resemble a huge cruise ship. It recently underwent a a major renovation both inside and out, and looks ship shape! Inside is the famous Wreck Bar, where patrons can look out underwater portals and watch a "live" mermaid perform every Friday and Saturday night. The building is a true head-turner and a welcome architectural oasis in a jungle of ugly cement condos and hotels.

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Wreck Bar Mermaid ShowWreck Bar Mermaid Show, Fort Lauderdale, FL - < 1 mi.
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