Days Inn Bahia Cabana
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We will be arriving a few days early, just to enjoy the heat (we hope).
Stayed here several times over the years, and enjoyed it every time.
Don't expect 4 or 5 star stuff...simple but effective hotel with no bugs in the room.
The restaurant overlooks the harbour, and the water taxi docks right there.
Well, with much excitement, we headed to Ft Lauderdale airport, where much to our surprise we ended up spending the day. Our 12:20 flight didn't go out until 5. Fortunately, there was wifi for Matt to be occupied, and a close bar for some leisure adult beverages. On the flight, we had some nice front row upgrades and spent the flight comfortably napping and playing Tap ...
Wow, what a weekend! Friday evening I went out with Ellen, Nick and Lindsay. We went to Waxy's and Tap 42. I didn't stay for too long, I was exhausted! Saturday morning Sherri and I went to North Miami... My first daywork on a 100' yacht called Aria. We polished the wood, cleaned and got the bar ready. The chef made the crew the most delicious lunch! The two guests arrived at around 2. We went out to sea for about 20 miles. We served ...
... Ocean near FLL. It is now sunny and hot. We have a snack at the Oasis Café – known for their rocking chair booths. Casey bids a fond farewell to the beach. We arrive home to 30 degree weather with a forecast of snow in the near future. I’m wondering... should we have purchased some of the “I survived Spring Break 2013” Tee Shirts? ...
... great meal, again equally unhealthy! We had a great few days here and although disappointed not to stay in Miami, we really really liked Fort Lauderdale (and it’s food!)
By a shuttle bus, we were picked up and taken to Orlando (about 3 or so hours from Fort L). The shuttle dropped us at the airport where we then jumped on to another shuttle operated ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Wonderful stay. Do not want to say too much or else there won't be any accomodations left for us, next time *lol*
Great staff, wonderful harbour-side restaurant, and only steps from the beautiful Ft Lauderdale beach. Who needs Miami <-:
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highly recommend this hotel
nice location,friendly stuff,best restaurant in town streight on the canals,water taxes stop in front,beach from the other side,close to harbour and not far away from airport
first time staying in motel type hotel and i love it
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDays Inn Bahia Cabana Fort Lauderdale
Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn Bahia Cabana Fort Lauderdale
Horrible Management, Dirty Rooms, Mildew Smell!
We planned to stay at this hotel for a week, but the room had a TERRIBLE mildew smell, was not cleaned very well and the bathroom needed repair. Hotel management did not seem to care. The wall unit airconditioner was extremely loud! We moved to a different hotel with much better accommodations. The Bahia Cabana was at best - a hotel in need of a major renovation. Also, before you eat there... take one real good look into the cleanliness of the kitchen. Just a warning!
We returned yesterday (8/31/04) from a 3-night stay at the Bahia Cabana. It was a terrific surprise. When we first saw the outside of the hotel I was worried, but I knew we'd made the right decision when we got inside. The hotel staff was incredibly helpful, polite and friendly. The room was clean, comfortable and cheery. Parking was easy. The location was absolutely awesome! Everything you want to do is just a very short walk away. Michael at the front desk went way out of his way to help us make plans for dinner and activities. He was so friendly and helpful, I wish he worked for me! The entertainment in the bar was great, as well.
Nice Nice and Nice
I and my girlfriend were guests of the hotel in Aug. We were really surprised at the low cost and nice location of the hotel. Right across the street is the beach and Airport is only 5 mins away. There are eating accomendations right in the hotel and you can enjoy all the activities the hotel has to offer. Hotel has a nice view and lively spirit all nite and day. Not a five star hotel but who needs a 5 star, when this hotel will be perfect for just about anyone!
Character!! There was something about this place that made us feel at home. It is tucked away beside the fire department and overshadowed by the Yankee hotel. The entrance is non-descript, the front desk gives you the sense that you picked the wrong place. But once you walk through the glass doors, you are in another world. All the hotel rooms open to the outside and we were on the 2nd floor. We could walk out and look over into the 20-person jacuzzi. Beside every door was a small bench that you could sit out on and listen to the music from the outdoor bar. The room was a little small but it had a refrigerator and we spent most of the time at the hotel sitting somewhere at the bar watching the boats, the water taxis, and the Jungle cruise (which is hailed by patrons of the bar during it's late return!) The hotel has a very tropical feel. It's almost like they built the hotel and the thatch hut bar around the trees. Jimmy Buffett played here!!! If that doesn't sell you---the statutes of the Blues Brothers sitting beside the jacuzzi will!!
Looks Are Deceiving
We had a great time. The staff was wonderful. We spent more time there than we thought we would. When we pulled up we thought "It doesn't matter what it looks like we are just going to be sleeping here." When we got inside it was totally different. It was like home, if you have fun at home. We spent alot of time there. The food was great. The prices were average. We will be going back.
My husband & I recently stayed @ the Bahia Cabana.. The front desk staff was very nice when we checked in (as well as the valet..very nice feature). Unfortunately, I had requested a poolside room..(I didn't realize that a poolside room would put me in the SAME location as one of the hotel bars!). Basically, if I walked out of our room,...we were in the bar. I went to the front desk & requested another room... which I received...no problems..across the street in their bright yellow annex building. The room was dark, but seemed OK. Until I decided to take a shower & ran out of hot water! The TV reception kept flashing in/out (I had to wiggle the wires on the back of the TV to get it to come in). The bed/mattress was HORRIBLE. My husband could barely walk the next day. The hotel restaurant (excellent location..right on the marina) was horrible for breakfast...very slow service..took us over an hour to get an egg sandwich..& it wasn't even that good!). The only thing that saved this hotel for me was the staff...very nice front desk people, bartenders & valet... besides that, spend a little more $$ & stay across the street @ the Sheraton Yankee Clipper (which by the way had a decent breakfast buffet for $10).
Bahia Cabana sucks!
I went to Bahia Cabana, and I ordered the shrimp scampi. I was fine for a few hours then I began throwing up. What exactly was wrong? I got food poisoning! It was so fun, I got to fly back to Cali while throwing up non stop. If you go to Bahia don't order the shrimp. Another thing is Bahia has really loud music and if you stay there, I hope you don't plan on sleeping.
Bohemian at its Best
First impressions are often wrong. I was devastated when I first entered the hotel as I was expecting a "normal" hotel (other family member setup this location for a reunion). It took all of one hour to become enamored with the place. The bar/restaurant (all outside) became our living room, family room and back yard all in one. Great sevice, good food, nightly entertainment and a view of the intercostal. The beach is just across the street. The room was spare, comfortable and a bright lime green. All a part of the "charm" of the Bahia Cabana which I hope to revisit.
this place was so much fun! Michael, at the desk is incredibly helpful and fun. The entire staff for that matter. We didn't even have to leave to have a great time all day and all night! A great atmosphere, great food, great music every night! Especially thursday night, I think they were called Skyline. Very festive, very fun place. Valet parking was awesome and very accomodating.
Bahia is great hang out
Didn't stay there, but did visit the tiki bar. The conch fritters were the best and make sure you grab a seat with the locals around the famous tiki bar. There is a hot tub right by the bar that holds 15 people so be sure to be there late for when things really "heat" up.
The outside of the hotel and public areas aren't very nice. Just very old. So if you are looking for value and fun, this could be your kinda place.
If not, at least stop by for lunch.