NJDewd saidHaha yes the Blue Dolphin (or so it was named when I stayed there on a chilly early Jan 2008 stay) actually had a line across the pool deck and I think into the pool whereby you had to actually sign an agreement stating that you wouldn't cross it naked!! I cant recall if there was a fine or whatever - Art Deco help? But that was where folks in the hi rise behind could see people at the Blue Dolphin (Art, what is it now please?)...Anyways, no nude anything my stay there as it was 39 degrees at night! Right after New Years 2008.
The Blue Dolphin is gone. I'm not sure if the business became Cheston House, which still operates. I had just arrived here. The former location of the Blue Dolphin seems to be a straight place now.
I'm not sure if the guest house would have fined you, but rather it was to relieve them of the liability. Meaning possibly the Fort Lauderdale Police could charge you and a court fine you, same as if your neighbor had reported you for openly sunning nude in your own yard. But the hotel hoped to be off the hook in the matter.
A number of the gay guest houses have limited clothing optional areas on their property, despite their optimistic online ads, and carefully cropped photos. It pays to phone and ask, if that's an important factor for you.
Last I checked the entire pool for the Grand requires suits, for instance. Not only because of the nearby high-rise, but their gated, intercom-controlled street entrance leads vendors & deliveries right past the pool to the office. And the USPS and various other companies don't want their female employees involuntarily exposed to male nudity.
So it's a patchwork quilt when it comes to "clothing optional" at Fort Lauderdale gay guest houses. You can be nude in this area, but not over there. Don't cross this space undressed from that nude area to this nude area. Like traversing a minefield. I sometimes wonder why they bother at all.