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CAPTAIN SLOG STARDATE 66.14
I've had a busy day and am knacked!
My room was bloody freezing last night. I turned off the a/c earlier on but the room never warmed up. I ended up wearing my long sleeved top over the pjs. Very fetching.
Whilst I was freezing my bits off I decided that I needed to buy another holdall. There …
CAPTAIN SLOG STARDATE 65.13
Well, that was a ****** night's sleep. Thank God for my Jet Rest pillow! The pillows were all soft and squishy so had to abandon them. 6am came round far too soon and I dragged myself out of bed. One look at the breakfast sandwiches I'd brought with me was enough and they were consigned to the bin. I whipped the …
Lors de mon dernier message j'étais à l'aéroport de Québec. Le vol Québec-Toronto c'est bien passé: le temps de manger mes pretzel et de m'assoupir un peu et j'étais arrivée. Maintenant il fallait que je retrouve mon grand frère! Il me fallait pour cela trouver la section pour les transferts aux USA, ensuite retrouver ma valise, …
Flying all day Saturday from Regina to Calgary and then to Toronto with a 7 hour layover, then a late night flight to Fort Lauderdale . . . we are here. Finally got to bed at 2 a.m. and now ready for the big day to head to cruiseship. Our pickup ride should be here shortly. 82 degrees today in Fort Lauderdale (actually sweating).
... I guess. My cheap a cheerful option meant I got to see a few more things though including the various weirdos, present company excluded, who travel on public transport here.
When the rain stopped I headed over to check out the beach and get a couple of pics. The beach is amazing. Beautiful white sand and you could hire deck chairs and beach umbrellas if you wanted to.
All that public transport and sitting with ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Mine was a stay of 3 nights - pre cruise. It is not a cheap place to stay, nor is it luxurious, I would say adequate describes it to a T.
However it was clean and the staff were helpful and friendly. The free breakfast was a bit limited but again adequate, I've had a lot worse. The pool area is pleasant with some shade, the bar is small but friendly. I didn't eat there but across the road is a very nice little waterside restaurant at the Days Inn, which is highly recommended. If you go for the ribs, don't eat for at least 24 hours before!!
The nearest beach facilities were at the Sheraton next door, a whopping $25 for a sunbed and parasol for the day, including towels.
There is a little trolley bus and a local bus to get about on. The trolley bus was $0.50 a trip and the bus for me was free as his machine had broken down!!
Some noisy neighbours spoiled my stay, BW would be best refusing groups of single partying lads to stay with them, especially when they entertain lady guests all night too!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn Fort Lauderdale
The customer service given here was outstanding and believe me I don't say this about very many hotels.
Checked here at Tripadvisor first, and it sounded like a pretty good place, so we booked our first night in Ft. Lauderdale, and our last night at the BW Oceanside Inn (we went to the Keys in-between that).
We just returned on June 8 after a four-night stay at the Best Western Oceanside Inn in Fort Lauderdale. We are two married couples ages 47-56 and we were all very satisfied with this modest hotel. The service was good, the rooms were very clean and each contained a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker with regular and decaf coffee provided. Maid service was excellent and all requests were taken care of immediately. Each day a free breakfast buffet was provided which included scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, muffins, yogurt, fruit, bagels, toast, cereal, waffles, juice, coffee, tea, and milk. This was served each day from 7 am to 10:30 am. The buffet was well attended and the staff kept it replenished and kept the dining area clean. The pool area was very nice and the pool itself was sparkling clean. Pool/beach towels were provided at the front desk. I must say we were not really expecting to enjoy this property as much as we did. If you are looking for a reasonable place to stay with great beach access and a great location, I don't think you will be disappointed. Granted, it is an older property, but is kept up very well.
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Stayed for 6 nights. Great place for the price, friendly staff, good location - beach is very close. Nice pool and continental bnreakfast. Way better than expected, would definately stay there again.
We just got back from a 6 night stay and would go back there anytime.
The hotel is an older property but well cared for. The room was always clean and comfortable. Breakfast was included, and although spartan it was plenty for us. Choice of cereal, muffins, bannana, toast , coffee and juice. The staff was helpful and nice. This hotel is not on the beach but on the beach side of A1A and a short 3 min walk to the ocean.
I paid $145 /night for pool side and additioanl $5 for daily parking.
Not bad for Spring Break in Ft Lauderdale, nothing else in this type of hotel this close to the ocean was available for less
This hotel was just ok....Overall I would say I was disappointed. The hotel is totally surrounded by another hotel (The Yankee Clipper).
Not so great....
Not so great....despite the fact that our online reservation said we had an ocean view room, we actually had a view of the hotel between us and the ocean...it is convenient to the beach, but there is no such thing as an ocean-view room here...in all, the hotel was okay, but just not worth what we paid. I'd suggest anyone looking at this hotel try to the Sheraton Yankee Clipper instead.
Stayed Mon - Mon with wife + 2 yr old daughter. Booked on expedia for around $60 a night with 1 night free. Check-in 3 p.m. Check-out 11:a.m. Informal, but pleasant atmosphere (no valet, bell-hops, etc), with decent exterior + interior decor. Parking fee ($5. per day, but mine was in package). About 20 parking spots in the back of hotel, with about 50 in basement - both accessed with elec. room key. Very pleasant, professional, knowledgeable + attractive front desk personnel. In-house bar/diner personnel were very pleasant with "down South" hospitality. Requested mini fridge for room (came up to 37.00 for week), $1.50 per day for use of safe in the room. Had average size, but clean room on 2nd floor, with access to sun deck. Had some minor construction work next door, but were invited to relocate by staff to avoid disturbances. Free local calls, with data access ports in telephone to connect to the Internet (no charge once you use local access numbers by your ISP - AOL, Juno, MSN, etc.) TV had basic cable with a few movie channels, nice AC, and excellent daily housekeeping. 2 elevators + stairs at East + West sides of hotel. 24 hr prompt front desk + security, with selected cameras. Lobby has public access pc with pay per use Internet, and lots of brochures, guides, etc. 8-1/2 foot deep heated pool is outside of lounge, lobby, diner, + bar - each with view. Sun deck around pool + pool-side 2nd floor rooms. Wash pipe near pool. Immediate area is very tranquil, with mucho stores, restaurants, diners, groceries, attractions, etc, etc in any major direction. Beach is around the corner, without crossing any street. Many beach chairs + wash pipe, but not sure if they are for public use, or belong to water front hotels. No lockers, changing rooms, etc in this part, but there are some lower down. Water is clear and pleasantly warm. Beach is rather clean except some washed up seaweed. Regular schedule lifeguards, with nearby beach + US Coast Guard patrols. Sights of cruise ships in the distance, pulling into Port Everglades, which is 5 minutes from hotel. All water sports along beach for fees.
I stayed here for a conference. The service was AWEFUL!! The people were very RUDE.
I stayed for 4 nights at the Best Western Oceanside Inn. This hotel was a very good value for the price. It is right next to the Sheraton Yankee Clipper. It has about a two minute walk to the beach, which was less crowded and also wider than the beach closer to Beach Place and all that action. Rooms were a good size, although the bathrooms are tiny. Rooms are clean and daily housekeeping does a good job. There's a little lounge with a pool table and bar, as well as a cafe on the first floor. The pool is a good size with plenty of lounge chairs. Pool towels are available at the front desk. There is also internet access in the lobby. Complimentary breakfast is not really worth mentioning - just toast and muffins and juice and coffee. The clientele is a mix of spring breakers (it was never loud) and families with kids.The first night, we tried to walk to Las Olas Blvd. It is only 10-15 minutes to Las Olas, but the interesting downtown part of Las Olas takes about an hour to walk to. Recommend taking a taxi to go to Las Olas restaurants, Riverfront or Himmarshee area (about $8-10). Within walking distance of the hotel (10 min or less), there's a 7-11, a liquor store, the Int'l Swimming Hall of Fame, the Jungle Queen dock and some little cafes. The strip of souvenir shops along Ft. Lauderdale beach proper were about 15 minutes.We also ended up taking a bus to the Galleria mall. It's under renovation, and was totally dead when we went -- not really worth it. But the bus system is easy to use -- I think the #40 bus would've taken us back to the Oceanside. BTW, I had a very good experience with the Best Western customer reps - I never waited more than 2-3 rings before talking to a human being, and the reps helped me find the very best deals.