Am a local who lives in the Everglades. Just had a beach party for my 15 yr old knowing that the fab ol'resturant around the pool was closed. They brought us everything we needed to the beach. Plus...the water sports are non-stop fun. Costs $$ like anywhere else. We only went in the pool once for a few minutes. As far as noise, well...go find a small boutique hotel instead or beach is wide & deep to go find a quiet spot. This is still the best location (right ON the beach, not ACROSS from beach like further N. up A1A) in Ft laud to hang w/a bunch of young teenagers. Lobby bar always fun, too, & resturant expensive, but fab off lobby too, but ...u can always catch a quick meal at the ol' Bahia Cabana just down the street near Bahia Mar for 50% less & is on the water w/live musician.Marriott may be a little old in the lobby, but...location ON beach u can't beat or... head to Hollywood to the Diplomat but who wants to be in Hollywood??? Would rather go to South Beach hotels, if going to Hollywood..... Ft Laud is minutes from airport, too & fav restaurant in town "Casa D'angelo's on Fed Hwy, just N. of Sunrise! Have fun!PS: The water sports trampoline is awesome..they say u go for a 1/2 hr, but we easily got an hrs use out of it. Oh the spa is fab, too.