Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center
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... Chuck and Mary Smith. I had met Mary briefly in the past, and similarly with Chuck, so this was an awesome opportunity to get to know them. They fed us delicious food, and welcomed us (and Lola) warmly. We had anticipated spending a pleasant evening with the Smith's and then heading to Andy and Willa Diemer's winter home just north of where we were, but the conversation and company was so good, that we ...
... and bahama mama. Then it was back to our hostel for final preparations for the long trip home and some sleep. The sleep part proved quite difficult when I was woken by a commotion outside our window (yet again!). A man had been hit by a car right outside our hostel. Neither he nor the car looked to be in a good condition. There was quite a bit of blood but he was moving so it didn't seem critical. Needless to say, it made our stay in Miami that bit more ...
... we finally got on board Our room is 7023 which is the second highest on the ship We are positioned forward on the ship this time whereas last time we were more mid to aft Room inside is the same as last time We met our English couple Les and Leslie from the hotel and would you believe their room is three down from us. No doubt we will be in touch with them throughout the cruise We went to the ...
... of interest in Miami. Things like the home stadium of the Miami Heat, the rich part of town (which is actually an artificially made island inlet) and Miami Ink (from the show). Like I mentioned before, the traffic on the way home was rough. When we got back to Fort Lauderdale, we stopped in for dinner at this Mexican place called "Lime" and then grabbed some alcohol at a place called a "Total Wines". This is their equivalent of Dan Murphy's but cheaper. I bought a bottle of Jim ...
... grand tour.
We got to see Downtown Miami, a beautiful sight at night with the buildings lit up........four times...... from every side and from across the bay twice. It wasn't until we found ourselves heading towards the Florida Keys and running out of petrol that he finally gave in and accepted help.
Might have been best if weŽd not found the hotel though. The creaky bunkbed mattresses were covered in plastic, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center Fort Lauderdale
Very happy with in house laundry at $1.50 wash and $1.50 drier. Has a pool and small gym. Good breakfast and helpful staff. Only real complaint is a soft double bed.
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Overnight before a cruise. The mob to take the "free shuttle" to the port isn't worth it. There is no order, no attempts to organize, and yahoos will push you out of the way to break line. Take a taxi.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center Fort Lauderdale
Made things right
We have stayed in this property several times and always had a clean, reasonably priced room with a free breakfast. We just returned from two nights stay Jan 4 & 5. The first room we got was in terrible shape and the shower didn't work. The shower was fixed but we asked for a new room and got it. Plus a $60 credit back for the previous night's fiasco. The breakfast was fine and we have always enjoyed it. Would suggest you check out the room and make sure it meets your standards before you put in your luggage.
Just what we needed...
This hotel is what we needed for our recent (11/06/04)pre-cruise stay in Fort Lauderdale. It was very convenient to restaurants and convenience stores. It also has airport & pier transportation which we did not use since our car rental offered shuttle service to the pier. Our room was recently remodeled & very clean. When we first walked into the room it did smell damp, but considering they are in Ft Lauderdale it didn't bother me too bad. The continental breakfast was more than filling with lots of options. The outdoor pool & fitness were adequate. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
A Good Choice
Look folks, if you are looking for a good hotel for a short stay (perhaps before or after a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale), Amerisuites is just fine. Their shuttle was timely, the breakfast was full of good choices and well prepared, the rooms were clean, and the management did their job. Additionally, the hotel is located near many restaurants. What more could you want? For a short stay it is quite sufficient - I have no complaints at all. If you are staying longer than two nights and are expecting a little more luxury, well spend a lot more and find yourself a a resort with more amenities. If you are just passing through Ft. Lauderdale and want a clean, comfortable place to stay, this is definitely a good choice, especially because it includes the free shuttle (airport and cruise port), and a good breakfast. Tip: Entertainment Card rates can get you a suite here for as low as $54 a night!
Not the greatest... go elsewhere
Stayed here one night pre-cruise. Took FOREVER for the shuttle driver to pick us up at FLL. Not enough front desk staff - one one person, there must have been 20 people waiting to check-in. Reserved two rooms, one for the kids and one for us, got there, found rooms on two different floors and they would not change them! No bellhop, getting bags to rooms on two diffrent floors was a pain. Worst thing, next AM shuttle to Port Everglades - the wait time was 3+ hours, people cutting in the shuttle line, no help from hotel staff. Finally called a cab, when it arrived, we had to fight off others just to get to it - good thing the cab company had out last name, otherwise we'd have been forced to let someone else take it. HIGHLY unorganized for a cruise Saturday - staff is of no help whatsover. Do yourself a favor - stay at the Embassy Suites or Pier 66.
Ants in the Room.
We stayed at this hotel after a cruise from Port Everglades. When we got to the room, we noticed it was a bit run down, but didn't complain because it was only one night. But, when we got to the bed and turned on the light, we noticed that an ARMY of tiny ants was making its way across the wall and behind the bed. We called to complain and asked to move to another room. The front desk staff told us that the hotel was full and we couldn't move. So, we asked, what do we do about all these bugs in the room. Are they tiny ants? the front desk clerk asked? (Clearly they had heard this complaint before.) They offered to send someone up to spray insecticide all over the room. We refused that, not wanting to sleep in a chemical fog all night. So, they sent two men up to wipe the walls down with some kind of orange oil. We ended up pulling the beds out from the wall and sleeping with the lights on all night as that seemed to discourage some of the ant traffic. We did not ask for a refund, just chalking this up to a less than great travel experience that we will not repeat.
Not what expected
My husband and I stayed at the Amerisuites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale FL prior to departing on a cruise. I choose the hotel not only because of the price and airport transfers, but also because it was an Amerisuites Hotel.
The hotel itself was nice, however, the location was not desireable. It was off the main street within walking distance to restaurants, however, walking through the neighborhood where it was located was a bit scary.
The bed was horrible! The springs were literally popping through the one side of the bed so much that my husband had to change me sides in the middle of the night just so I could get some rest. The next day his back hurt so much.
I would not stay at this hotel again just because of the beds!
An Excellent Choice
I have just returned from a 4 day golfing trip to Florida and used Amersuites as our base.First class in every sense as the hotel was clean, tidy and modern, rooms spacious with two double beds and a fold down bed as well.Also included were microwave and fridge.The staff were helpful and friendly and the complimentary breakfast was great and started the day off a treat.Recommended as a good place to stay.
My husband and I stayed for 2 nights back in Aug '03. Walking distance of plenty of eateries and convenience stores. Only a quick drive to the beachfront. I would definitely stay again!!!
Wonderful, relaxed stay....
I got a great rate for this hotel (budget rates) and was worried that things were going to be bad, but I was pleasantly surprised with a HUGE suite that was nicely furnished and clean. Although no room service, many local resturants delivered and were quick. Free airport shuttle, free parking, public bus a block away for the beach (3 minute bus ride). Granted there is no view of the beach, but I spent the daytime AT the beach! Also, great continental breakfast. Love their waffel iron!
We stayed here prior to our cruise in Apr/2003. This is a good and clean hotel.