Lauderdale By The Sea Resort

4116 N. Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308, United States | 3 star hotel
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And the Waves Rode Like Stallions

A travel blog entry by ninapennewell

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... But the views were lovely as were the homes and boats we saw. Palm Beach has some of the largest and most opulent homes and yachts we have seen thus far. Right now we are staying at an excellent marina. It is extremely clean, well managed with excellent help, floating docks, a restaurant, gym, laundry, transportation and one of the better stocked marine stores around in terms of snacks, ice cream, wine and liquor as opposed to mechanical supplies. They presented us with a bottle ...

Life Is Rough or Weird

A travel blog entry by lottyh

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... mate from last
year, Mailou, sat down a few minutes later, and she whispered,”
Charlotte, is that your new boyfriend?”



I replied with raised eyebrows and face
and said, “No way!” “Talk to him, “ she continued
teasingly. “I already said Hi to him but he didn't respond,” I
answered while we giggled like school girls at the same time. The
guy across from me pretended not to hear us, ...

Planning, planning, planning

A travel blog entry by adpoor

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... cruise, we will spend two weeks in Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is often called the Paris of the Southern Hemisphere, but it quickly becomes clear that it is not Paris. We hire a concierge, BA Cultural Concierge. We know we are in good hands as she helps us book an apartment in a neighborhood with the best kept sidewalks in town. That's not a factor that we would thought ...

Turning around

A travel blog entry by onighjoy

... should know which is the best restaurant onboard. Its definitely lighter than all the other restaurants which are super heavy on meat, potatoes, cream, bacon…all the food groups Americans love.

The sea and wind is much stronger than its been for the last 7 days. The boat is swaying a lot more but its still not enough to really notice. Hopefully this is as bad as it gets.

Ollie out. ...

Shop, Beach, Eat, Sleep - Must be in heaven!!

A travel blog entry by captain-slog

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... for ages but never knew they were called that!)

I am now quite full and still have half a rack of ribs in the fridge. Maybe a beer will help...

Tomorrow I join my cruise ship, leaving here at 11am, if not arrested for the willful murder of ...

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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 The Massage Cabana.
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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.

    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

    from

    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

    2.00 of 5 stars Fair