Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Sawgrass Mills
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... we did, quite a few times along the way. Oh well! It's a straight drive to where we want to go ….. Miami. We need to get the required oil change for Winnie - 700 miles overdue, (s'pose to be every 3000miles)Plus maybe find a Target to do some shopping of outstanding clothes.
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Sawgrass Mills Sunrise
We spent five nights at the Hilton Sunrise, because of its proximity to family. The room they gave us reeked of smoke - despite being designated non-smoking - and they gave us an upgrade, which was nice. Unfortunately, the housekeeping was terrible. Supplies such as coffees, shampoo and towels weren't replenished. The maid left the room only half-finished two days in a row - pillows piled haphazardly on the bed, the bolster across the room - as if she'd been interrupted and never came back! We called Housekeeping and were put on hold for ten minutes and then disconnected.
Should not have the Hilton name
I always stay at Hilton group hotels and in the past year this has to be the most dissapointing Hilton hotel I have come across. The staff are very unfriendly, the service is non existant in the restaurant. The rooms are old and tired and as another review states the air conditioning is grim.
The whole hotel smells of mold and you can see dark spots of mold everywhere. If you intend on using the wireless internet connection it is pathetic, I had to move my laptop around the room searching for a signal, and when I did it was a really poor signal so everything took forever. I am sure there are better hotels in the area and I will be looking for them next time I head down to Ft Lauderdale
Lots of Problems Here
I have stayed here a number of times because it is the closet hotel to where I have to go. However, the last time (Jan 2005), when I walked in, the staff was arguing with a customer who had made a reservation and traveled from South America to stay for a week. They had confirmed the resv and then overbooked. He, his wife, mother-in-law and three children had to then go find a place to stay elsewhere. The staff made no offer to assist. When I got to my room, there were several problems which never did get corrected. When I told them my reservation included a full breakfast coupon, they refused to provide it until I spoke with the manager the next morning. I think they were overworked and just irritable for that reason.
I stayed at this hotel for two weeks on business (4/24/05 thru 5/7/05). I travel very often for pleasure -- and have never received the kind of service anywhere in the country that I have at this location. There were a total of about 30 of my associates staying in this hotel at different times throughout the last month and a half (due to a company merger and many of us traveling to this area to train the new associates).
I had stayed at this hotel several years back and swore I would never stay here again. Well I got it on Priceline and the price was right, so there I was. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Last time I was there it was a dirty hotel with no customer service. Staff never smiled and couldn't have cared less.
Okay, but too many noisy footballers
Arrived after a wonderful trip down the gulf coast of florida to find the hotel was full of footballers as there was a tournament on. There were footballers everywhere, in all the corridors, wandering around in and out of each others rooms at all hours.
Instead of putting regular guests in a separate part of the hotel and keeping all the footballers together, the management obviously decided to disturb everyones peace and quiet. Not the best end to an otherwise excellent trip.
I would certainly advise checking with the hotel in advance if they are having a sports tournanment and avoid them if they are.
Have stayed here twice on business. Impressed with the large rooms with a living room area, much like Embassy Suites. Only drawbacks are no fridge or microwave in the room and a somewhat incovenient location if you have business outside of Western Broward County. My office is off of I-95 in north Ft. Lauderdale and it takes about 30 minutes to travel the 10 miles or so during rush hour. The pool and exercise rooms are also somewhat outdated. If you are a soccer fan, the national team stays here frequently and practices right across the parking lot.
i have stayed at this top-notch hilton on several occasions, and have always found it to be very pleasant and worthy of the hilton name. of interest, there are many soccer teams that stay and play soccer there. the waitress anastasia in the restaurant always had something nice to say every morning, and the front desk was utterly professional and accomodating.
Overall Nice Stay
This was a nice hotel. The location was good, close to everything. The room itself was nice, had a view of the pool area. The room was equipped w/everything needed, the king size bed was great. Housekeeping was very prompt with cleaning. The shower was a little small, and could have been a little cleaner. The staff was very friendly. The only negative thing I would say is parking is limited. Possibly there is a lot of business conducted via this hotel. I did stay in the middle of the week. I had a nice stay at this hotel, and I would definitely stay again.
My best friend and I stayed at the Florida Sunrise Hilton off of University Blvd and had a fabulous time! The room was spacious and we had a nice view of the pool and sunset. The bed was so comfortable and the bathroom was huge so it would be a good place for families. The hotel was also close to the interstate so it was a pretty central location for anything you wanted to do. The only down-side was that we were a drive to the beach. We were only 10 miles away, but with the all the stop lights and traffic it took us 45 mins to get to the beach! While you are in Ft Lauderdale, make sure you go on the Jungle Queen. It's a great time and good price...my kids will LOVE it next year!