Lauderdale By The Sea Resort

Address: 4116 N. Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the East Fort Lauderdale area of Fort Lauderdale, is near Discovery Day Cruise to Freeport Bahamas, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Heliflite Too, and Lèche-Vitrines Art Alliance, Inc..
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Lauderdale By The Sea Resort Fort Lauderdale

      Not a 5 star, but a good value!

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      First, just because it says Holiday Inn really has no bearing on the facility. I have seen Holiday Inn's across the country...some good, some poor. The staff was attentive and fast when anything was needed. Lenny the pool manager was also a pleasure and a wealth of information. Is it right on the beach? No. But a quick strut across an inner street and you were there. Nice beach and conveniently located away from the busy commercial areas. Sure, you might find a crack in the bathroom tile but when you are on vacation in South Florida how long do you stay in your room. The only down side was the room was a little musty, but opening the door on the balcony solved that. We were there six nights and we had the opportunity to find another place through expedia if it was not satisfactory. Our overall experience was a 7.5 and would recommend it to our friends.

      Beautiful sunrises and beach

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      We stayed for 5 days in March 2004. The hotel is older but clean and neat. We had a room on the 5th floor which had a spectacular view of the ocean. The beach was very nice. Shops, cafes, and bars are all a short stroll away.

      Older Hotel, Good Value For Your Money

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      We stayed at the Holiday Inn March 8 - 13, 2004. It was a great value for our money. We requested an ocean view room (4th & 5th floors) on the northeast side of the hotel. The view was fantastic!! If your main reason to stay at this hotel is the view, then get one of these rooms or you will be disappointed. The hotel is older but has been renovated.

      Our room was clean and nicely furnished. The bathroom was good as well - the toilet was old and cracked along the bottom but was caulked.

      Basically, what you would expect from a renovated hotel. There is a Denny's downstairs which is a nice feature. There are also some really good restaurants on Commercial Ave. (a 5 minute walk) Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

      Highly recommended for Lauderdale by the Sea vacation

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      Stayed her Feb 19-20-21 and found the stay comfortable and friendly.

      (Please note the previous review refers to madeira Beach - This isn't the same hotel). We had booked two nights and ended up staying a third.

      Although we had a fifth floor room on the extreme corner, it had an ocean view and the sunrises were spectacular. The room had a small balcony that overlooked El Mar Drive, which had more walkers and joggers than trafiic. You just had to cross El Mar and you were on a clean, quiet and beautiful beach that stretched for miles. We were only a few blocks south of the end of Commercial Ave which ends at the pier.

      Holiday Inn staff were friendly, had a Denny's on site - great breakfast and large parking lot.Pool area was well kept and provided an alternative to the beach.Rooms had a microwave and refridgerator, laundry, ice, and pop machines on each floor.We would definitely book this site again if we do a Lauderdale By the Sea vacation. It offers all one needs - great rates if booked in advance, great location and staff. Can I also get a plug in for a great restaurant just up the Street called Sea Watch - Long wait - one hour but food and service was first rate. - Best dining experience in Florida on this trip.

      Never again

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      I don't know where others stayed on the reviews for this hotel but it wasn't the same staff or hotel. We won't return to Forida again due to the way we and others in the lobby were treated by front desk staff here and at Madeira Beach Holiday Inn. I have never been met with such rudeness by all in the hotel. I can't believe we paid to stay there.

      This one really needs to be torn down. The bathrooms, adjoining room doors, the carpets, the ceilings, and the elevator were scary. There was a great Cuban restaurant about a mile south that had great food & happy friendly people. We were glad we only stayed one night here, it was more than enough.

      Don't you just LOVE a bargain?!

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      I found the hotel to be wonderful. Don't expect the Ritz, this is a hotel for the traveler on a budget. But for the price of this hotel- it was a bargain! The rooms were clean (no bugs in our room!) and we got new soap, shampoo, sheets ect. every day. The pool area provided towels, a heated pool, bar that was open every day, and enough chairs for everyone. The beach was perfect! You could rent a chair and enjoy the sound of the waves without hearing traffic (the Ft. Lauderdale beach up the road is right on the road, this beach has hotels on it). The hotel was walking distance from restaurants and the Denny's provided us travelers on a budget with cheap eating options all day long! For the person on a budget this hotel was ideal!

      Great Value

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      This Holiday Inn is an older design but has been updated and was very clean. It is a great value compared with the older delapidated hotels and inns that dot the beach along Lauderdale-by-the-sea. Rooms were spacious and included a refirdgerator and microwave. It sits at the lower end of the lauderdale-by the-sea beach area and is far enough away from Commercial Avenue that you don't have late night roudies making noise. It is, however, within walking distance to this area if that's what you want. I spent six nights here and was very pleased.

      Friendly Staff

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      Overall Nice stay. Room requests were honored: connecting, pool-side (for children). Housekeeping staff that we encountered were all friendly and warm. They give you eye--contact and a greeting. Requests were acted upon in a very efficient manner. Evening front desk clerks sounded rushed when I placed a call. Check-out was fast and clerk was very friendly. Rooms do need a face-lift...especially the bathrooms (tubs, floors). Suggestion: Offer hotel guests discounts for the restaurant (Denny's).

      Doesn't live up to the Holiday Inn reputation

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      We reserved 2 rooms at the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Holiday Inn because we read good reviews on this web site. It was our biggest mistake.

      The 1st room we were given did not have the beds made and we waited for someone to clean the room (we could deal with that...everyone makes mistakes). The adjoining room that we reserved had very small bugs crawling all through it. (We were told that they were sugar ants). The balcony door also didn't close tight.

      We were shown to a 2nd room where the bathroom mirror was falling off the wall and exposing the plastered wall behind it.

      The only positive thing about this hotel was the staff. They were friendly, and I would guess that if this hotel has returning guests, it is only because of it's staff.

      Friendly staff

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      Great location, super friendly and accomodating staff. Great restaurants nearby, nice beach. Poolside bar really nice. Overall had an excellent time there, could use some general cosmetic changes, unsure where the terrible reviews came from but certainly not my experience last month!

      TripAdvisor Reviews Lauderdale By The Sea Resort Fort Lauderdale

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