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My last world travel adventure is underway! I'm here in Fort Lauderdale spending the night before boarding Celebrity Infinity tomorrow for a 15-night South America cruise through the Panama Canal to Valparaiso, Chile. My friend Mike will meet me in Valparaiso and we’ll board Star Princess for a 13-night cruise around Cape Horn (the …
... and a decent Internet connection for pasting stories into the appropriate day entries. There probably won't be many pictures until we get to Buenos Aires. Reviews of tour operators, restaurants, sights, etc. will be posted to TripAdvisor later, probably in December.
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... I guess. My cheap a cheerful option meant I got to see a few more things though including the various weirdos, present company excluded, who travel on public transport here.
When the rain stopped I headed over to check out the beach and get a couple of pics. The beach is amazing. Beautiful white sand and you could hire deck chairs and beach umbrellas if you wanted to.
All that public transport and sitting with ...
... a squirty of Marc Jacobs Dot at the Duty Free, think I may get some on the way home. Didn't buy anything though as it's much cheaper to buy it in the US. At the gate it was obvious that it was going to be a full flight. No chance of an upgrade this ...
... imagined. I also want to thank my fellow travelers for their many contributions to making this trip a success. I appreciated your insight, companionship, shared laughter, dancing skills and shared cervezas at the end of the day. I'm inspired to start planning my next adventure with Road ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Red Carpet Inn Fort Lauderdale
GOOD VALUE FOR PRICE
very good value for the price. there is a shopping center within walking distance.there is free shuttle service to and from airport and cruise ship terminals
This motel looked like a room from the CSI Crime Scene Show. First of all 32 of us booked this room from the website and the website didn't tell us that this motel should be shut down. After checking in we discovered the following:
What a dump!! My wife and I have been doing quite a bit of traveling the past few years and this was far and away the worst place we have ever stayed. The check in process was very slow and conducted by people who had absolutely no people skills. The room appeared to be clean, but was poorly maintained. The light fixtures were just about to fall off the walls, numerous patches in the drywall were clearly visible and TV reception was poor. The bathroom door was damaged but not properly repaired, just painted over. The result was a door that would not stay closed unless one was willing to stand or sit with a foot against the door. Day two was no better. After a long day of shopping and sightseeing, we were unable to get in our room, the electronic key would not work. Unfortunately, that meant another trip to the front desk. There were 10-12 people in line already, many with the same problem I had, and only 1 slow, uncaring person to help us. Could not wait to leave.
I will never refer nor visit a Red Carpet Inn anywhere in the United States. During my mothers visit to the state of Florida, I reserved her a room at Red Carpet Inn assuming they would be a suitable choice for her.
Not as bad as the reviews
The hotel is not as bad as the reviews but it is no luxury hotel either. The room was clean and well appointed. Clean and new tile, sink and tub with no odor. A newspaper was there in the morning as well as the shuttle van to the airport. The negatives were the shuttle stops at 10pm and the counter help is unfriendly. The hotel needs landscape and upkeep help but not bad but I recommend a different hotel for the price.
My stay in this pit lasted about 10 minutes after I found that my pillow was covered in hair from the previous occupant. Generally pretty disgusting! On a positive note they did refund my money.
Run away fast as you can
This place is a total dump. Do not stay there. It is filthy. We stayed there one night before our cruise and will never stay again. I took a shower and brown water came out of the faucet after a few minutes. I freaked. I felt very unsafe.
Avoid at all costs
The worst hotel I have ever stayed at anywhere in the world. The reception was cold, bordering on hostile, the room dirty, the overall vibe of the place edgy and threatening. I should have left when I was asked to sign the waiver for theft or 'any personal injury' on the premises. Half a star to the cheery shuttle driver who brought me from the airport, singing Temptations songs all the way - deducted for not warning me what I was getting into.
Dirty and sleezy
We checked into the Red Carpet Inn in February 2001. We have stopped at a Visitor's Centre and had received a coupon book. The price for the Inn was too good to be true. The run-down room we checked into had not been cleaned since the last prostitue and her customer had used it. We checked out right away.
Watch Out !Stayed at this dirty run down motel in a crime infested area for 2 nights while visiting the FLL boat show. Paid in full for my stay at the time of booking with a company called Lodging. they billed my credit card for all charges. After I checked out of the hotel, the hotel billed my card again. Extremely poor customer service and no one seems to want to rectify. I believe this may be a scam that they run on a regular basis.Watch Out!