Embassy Suites Boca Raton
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Did lunch at an English pub (The English Tap) and dinner at an over priced Mexican (Rocco's Taco's).
Lazy day of nothing really, we are just counting down the days now until Kelly and John's wedding in Aruba.
Upon arriving in the Miami airport it took us awhile to find the Tri-rail stop after being misdirected a number of times but we eventually found it, boarded the train northbound, we hoped . . . there was no signage north or south but a gentleman did confirm we were on the correct train. In Fort Lauderdale we expected to take a shuttle from the Tri-rail stop to the airport and then pick up the hotel shuttle to the Marriott but I had a vague recollection of seeing a ...
... of choice in the Everglades.
Avan felt quite at home when two Dolphins turned up on our 10000 islands tour and began surfing the boats wake. We were told they were Lennards Bottle Nosed Dolphin, however a search of the internet has not produced this Species, perhaps this is the local name for the Common Bottle Nose Dolphin.
Footnote: Everglades National Park is UNESCO World Heritage Listed.
... waves are less than 1 metre and the catamaran, under power from presumably twin diesels, handles the quartering seas pretty well, with not too much discomfort to the passengers, but definitely not the most ideal.
We pass an old fort at the harbour entrance, then the offshore oil terminal, then the Sisters rocks, one of which has been blown to dangerous half-tide rocks by the Poms when they left after WW2.
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GREAT FOR THE FAMILY
My husband & I took our 3 children here this summer. We have a 5, 7 & 9 year old. This was to be their vacation. The Embassy Suites was fabulous. The rooms were spacious & clean. Beds were very comfortable. The fact that this hotel offers all 2 bathroom suites is just another added bonus. The nightly managers reception just another perk. Every night they made virgin "slushies" for the kids! Addtionally they have a program called "Funky Fish" where they offer daily programs for the kids. From 10 - 3 daily. You drop your kids off and they learn things like boogie boarding, skim boarding and snorkeling. The kids have a blast, meet some friend and you get a bit of adult time. We loved our stay & woudl definately return.
We arrived at the holtel about 1:30am. With four kids we knew it would not be easy getting in so late. We were greeted at the door by the night security and when I went to check in I was surprise that the staff was so nice.... She checked us in quickly and when we were taking out our luggage they told us that we can park in the valet parking so we didn't have to seach for a parking spot. On the way in our 6 year old woke up and started crying I was trying to calm her down so she would wake up any of the guests. The security guards felt bad for her and gave her a package of chocolate chip cookies. We finally got settled into our room which was spacious. I liked the fact that the bedroom was seperated from the living room area. My son said that the sofa bed was very comfortable.
We did take advantage of the free cook to order breakfast and was quite please with it.
The outdoor pool was heated and the kids enjoyed it.
The only thing that I was not happy with was the size of the beds. They were full size and when you are use to a king size bed it wasn't as comfortable.
I would definately stay here again.
This old hotel needs renovation
My family and I stayed at the Embassy Suites this past weekend, Feb 18 - 21. I will start with the positives because there were only about two. The staff was certainly nice and pleasant and the breakfast was good. Now for the things that aren't so good about this property. Details: The sink and shower/tub took 5+ minutes to drain; The grout was mildewed and stained in various places around the bathroom; there were reminants of the previous guest still in the bathroom on our arrival; the couch had many stains on the arms and pillows; the carpet had stains in both rooms in various locations; the bed spread was obviously old and torn; one of the elevators wasn't working creating long wait times especially in the evening while there was a party; the water pressure on the upper floors was more of a dribble from the shower and finally the overall cleanliness of the hotel was lacking. I don't know if the owners intend on renovating this property, but I would think long and hard before staying at this hotel. This is not a review of just one of the rooms, this was 4 different rooms on different floors, all had similar complaints. I have stayed at Embassy Suites in the past this property certainly didn't live up to my expectations set by other Embassy Suites properties!
Mediocre suburban business hotel
The 5-star reviews and a low rate attracted us, but unfortunately this hotel did not live up to the excellent luck I've had with other Embassy Suites. The hotel is at an age when things begin to look a little worn, and it's clear expenses on updating have been put off. The atrium is drab and needs new paint. The outdoor pool had debris in it. The balcony sliding door in our room was bent and would not fully close. The bathtub was rusted in the lower corner at the floor. The toilet flushed poorly. The walls had been sloppily patched and painted over in places. The TV remote did not work properly. The mattress was old and soft. Hors d'oeuvres at the happy hour were awful; popcorn. Other hotels have free happy hours with much better food. On the plus side, the breakfast was up to the usual excellent Embassy Suite standards, and the staff was nice. The hotel is located right next to the Tri-Rail commuter train station, which will take you all the way to Miami. Summary: Adequate for a short stay and a good breakfast, if you don't expect much else.
Boca Raton perfection
I had this hotel provide accomodations for all of my out of town guests the week of my wedding. What a fabulous experience for my husband and I. Every detail was taken care of and all of my guests were happy !!! Thanks !
Great Value Business or Leisure
I have stayed here on a number of occasions (probably 7 or 8 times) both when travelling for business and have also taken the family.
Don't be put of with the damp smell when you first go in, it's because there is an indoor pond that runs around the ground floor with a number of fountains.
Breakfast is excellent, room rate I have always had included breakfast for all room occupants. When we took the family they would have a late breakfast and then not normally eat until the evening.
Rooms are clean and tidy, you get a living room with Sofa, table, fridge & TV and then a bedroom with TV and one or two beds. Bathroom located in between the two rooms, but accessible from the bedroom. They were quite happy to provide us a crib / cot and it was a proper one not the travel variety.
Happy hour in the bar in an evening free drinks, restaurant fine for everyday use.
Swimming pool is a nice size and is really warm, great for the kids. Normally the pool is empty so you have it to yourself.
You can have valet parking if you want it, and the guys will take your luggage to your room if required - great when you have flown transatlantic with two children under three and all the bags that go with it.
It's easy to find from the I95, use the Yamato Rd exit.
Boca Town Centre Mall is one junction down the I95 for shopping and there is a supermarket and pharmacy near by. There are a couple of beaches within 10 minute drive.
I'd certainly use this place again.
If you like trains....
This hotel was older and seemed to be kept up; however, the biggest drawback was that there was a train that went by the hotel three times during the night and woke us all up. It was extremely loud. We asked for a quiet room. I have a feeling it can be heard from all the rooms. Restaurant was very nice and the food was good. Price was reasonable, but because of the train going by several times at night I would never stay there again and would not recommend it to anyone. We all had an awful night sleep.
Stay was excellent
This hotel was extremely nice. Rooms were big and clean. The service was good and food and beverage service were very satisfactory. Overall a very good value
Loved the Embassy Suites
Great hotel. Good hot breakfast every morning and cocktails and snacks at night. Good location near I-95 but it is relatively quiet location except for a passing train occasionally. The suites are very spacious with a microwave and refrigerator but they don't give you any paper plates or silverware for use. We had to bring some plates upstairs from the restaurant to use. The pool is beautiful and they have a great hot tub and gym. It is a worthwhile place to stay while in Boca!
Very Pleasant Stay
I stayed three nights at this hotel in November 2002. A very nice hotel. Location isn't close to the beach and isn't really close to the mall. Is pretty much in between the two which aren't far of a drive.
Outstanding made-to-order complimentary breakfast buffet and complimentary cocktail hour in their soothing atrium. Rooms are very nice with seperate sitting room and two tvs. Also included fridge and microwave. A wonderful stay and highly recommended espically if you want to stay away from the busy spots.