Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale
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Good evening everyone. We have arrived in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. We actually got here at 1400 today. We checked in and went for some lunch consisting of steak, lobster and carrot cake, then took a nap (long nap), and here I am. Since it's so late, I wanted to provide you with a web site that you can watch us depart the harbor tomorrow. The site …
Vivienschmitt stayed here on Sep 13, 2010 during their trip titled: Vivienschmitt's Great Adventure.
You know, you bring him along to have some fun but you can't keep him under control. He sat with us listening to the game on the internet but as soon as the game was over....out the door and down the hallway.
We searched and searched and and what do you know. He's sitting having his celebration drink on the outdoor patio.
Well, after a not so comfortable sleep at the Comfort Inn, we were up and trying to get mobile at 3:00AM. Got the shuttle (taxi) to the airport at 4:15.
Bad start as I have NO clue how to self-serve check-in and looked like a complete idiot trying to swipe my passport in the slot where the tickets are printed. After the Baggage …
... people though... That's when I learned to just go with it... Everything works out in the end.... Or that time when my bags were lost when I went to Argentina... Lost for 4 days,..... That's when I learned to pack ALL my underwear in my carry on.... Or the many times I have managed to fall asleep waiting for my plane only to be shook awake by some kind person wondering if I am the "Ms. Allen" they have been calling for the last 10 minutes over the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
It was good
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Had a great time! The happy hour was fun. The bartender was rude because he was rushed with all the madness of free drinks. The minute the free drinks was over, he became nice and chatty. Clearly, he needed help during this happy hour. Bed was very comfortable. Room was great.
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We are Hilton HHonors Diamond VIP members, and are accustomed to the sharp presentation of most of the Hilton-family properties. This place, while not horrible, has room for improvement.
I've stayed at this Embassy Suites a couple times in the last year. I think the Hotel is way over priced for what you get. Pros: Free breakfast is excellent. Rooms are spacious with separate sitting area. Cons: Room, parking, and food is too expensive. Also, during one of my says, I requested a non-smoking room and the room they gave me had very strong smell of smoke. When I requested to be moved, the lady at the front desk told me the hotel was totally booked and to check back with the front desk later in the week. She then proceeded to rudely tell me it's not the hotel's fault that guests smoke in non-smoking rooms and that I would just have to deal with it until later in the week when another room comes available. I don't care what went on in the room before I got there . . I wanted a room that did not smell like smoke and the Embassy Suites could not accomadate that. It began obvious to me during the two stays at the Embassy Suites that the employees don't enjoy there jobs and don't like dealing with guests. The service was bad and at times employees were rude.
Just returned from the Embassy in Ft Lauderdale and was very happy with the hotel. It's a good location if going on a cruise as it's maybe a 5 min taxi ride to the pier. Not good if you're going to spend time on the beach as it's more in town. We walked down to the Marriott and the marina to take the water taxi and it took us all of 10 min maybe to get there. And I found the guests at the hotel to be a mixture of families and conventions. Probably more business but that's mainly due to the location I would think (not on the beach).
After months and months of actually checking the reviews on this site, I'm actually doing one myself; and the previous reviews about this hotel (good and bad) are true, depending how fussy and picky you are.
Nice decor, bad service, not very clean
We stayed at this hotel during a weekend in January 2004. The rooms were beautifully decorated with contrasting pastel colors, and a second sink outside of the bathroom made it very convenient to get ready in the morning. The lobby was beautiful, with natural stone and clay tile, and the breakfast buffet was nice. However, there were mildew stains in the bathroom grout, and when the sheets slipped off of the corner of the mattress, we saw that the mattress had a large, filthy stain. And there is no chance that I would ever soak in that tub. The views were also bad -- our choices were some industrial tanks or a noisy street.
Also, they forgot to do my dry cleaning the first time I sent it in, so it wasn't ready on the day I wanted to wear my jacket.
Hated the Embassy Suite
We recently stayed at the Embassy Suites before a cruise. I do not reccomend this hotel. Poorly managed and we requested a non-smoking room only to be given a moldy stinky room. I called to complain and they did nothing. The cruise was wonderful and we will do it again but I will not stay here.
I'm a seasoned traveler and am patient about most things. However, the experience this last weekend compelled me to write about this hotel. It was pretty, we loved the breakfast and happy hour, but beyond that, the staff and management were very poor! The concierge told my friends that a shuttle to Sawgrass was 5 dollars. When they returned , they were charged 15 dollars a person! It was "blame whomever" with them, but no refunds. The room reservation was messed up and twice, the people at the desk either could not communicate with us, or figure out the computer. Hope I get no surprises on the bill. Our coffee maker wouldn't work- we called, they did nothing. The lady serving breakfast was snotty when I told her I wanted hash browns instead of bacon. I was nice, she wasn't. The cleaning lady hit the "Up" button instead of letting us go down first. It's all this that hints of an incompetent management team. One young bellman did go out of his way to help us with a cab snaffu. This hotel is not close to the beach or water taxi, so beware.It's also busy with events and conventions which seem to get priority. We had a non-smoking room (318) and it reeked of smoke. It may have been recently converted, but nobody bothered to wash the fabrics. Also, there were dirty shoe prints in our bathroom on the second day which showed us that the floor had not been cleaned.
Our "home" away from home
This is our favourite hotel in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Good price, perfect breakfast, nice staff, clean rooms and we (especially our kid) love the pool, which is kind of a tropical one. Near this place a good restaurants, many sushi-places and the beach is not far away. We can recommend and will be there in September 2003.
Nice hotel but pricey...especially not being on the beach...
This is not your typical Embassy Suites (nicer), but the rooms are. Nice and spacious and clean. My complaint was with the desk staff...the woman that checked me in was aloof and refused to offer me any special rates. It is pricey, folks, not worth it especially since it is not on the beach. Very crowded...lots of families (how do they afford it?). I liked the wireless internet access. Breakfast was standard ES and was very crowded with lines. I moved to the Radisson just across from the beach and was delighted. Half the cost (internet special) and just as nice with a view. From what I saved, I had breakfast, lunch and dinner "included"!
Honeymoon in paradise
My wife and I were living in West Palm Beach when we got married and didn't have the time for a real honeymoon so we went to Ft. Lauderdale and stayed at the Embassy. What a great place. I have stayed in some of the nicest hotels in the world and I can say that this was one of the better ones I've been to. The staff is friendly, the rooms are very nice and the food is great. We spent two days there and both were great.
The location is ideal for seeing the area. Right in the middle of Ft. Lauderdale so you can do some shopping in Palm Beach or go clubbing in Miami without more than an hours drive.