Sleep Inn Ft. Lauderdale International Airport

1500 Southeast 5th Avenue, Dania, Florida, 33004, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 1500 Southeast 5th Avenue, Dania, is near Hollywood Beach, Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood North Beach Park, and Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sleep Inn Ft. Lauderdale International Airport Dania

    Great place!

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    We booked this hotel because they provided shuttles to/from airport and to/from cruise port. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Nicely located next to a drug store for those last minute cruise items. The continental breakfast was more than expected by including waffles, biscuits and gravy, bagels & cream cheese, along with all the expected items. Rooms were clean and adequate for all needs. Our family will continue to use this hotel in the future.

    Yuck!

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    We stayed here over the Easter weekend. We had booked 4 rooms - our family went to visit grandparents that live in the area. The location is great. The appearance is beautiful. Once inside, it's another story.

    I was given a room key at check in. The door to our room was open and one of the mattresses was leaning up against the bed, like it was being switched out or something. Went to the desk to ask about that and was given another room. I opened that door and SURPRISE! This one had a PERSON in it! After traveling all day with small kids, this was not what I had in mind.

    The third room was adequate, kinda.

    Not clean. Lots of mold and long black hair in the shower and sink area. I felt like it was cleaned by someone who just made a pass over the surfaces, if that.

    The pool was like a pot of sweat and was dirty. It literally tasted like body sweat. The temperature was so high that the kids couldn't even stay in it. We never went back to use the pool once in the 4 days we were there. And to get a pool towel, you have to BEG at the front desk.

    The worst part to me was the smell of the place. It smelled like Indian food. That may not bother some people, but it really made us sick.

    The breakfast was better than average. We all really enjoyed that every day.

    There is only one elevator that is slow and hot.

    We are all going back this Easter and will NOT be staying here.

    Excellent hotel.Very very accomodating.Staff is very very courteos

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    Very good hotel. Must stay if you are in Ft lauderdale.Very helpful staff. Slose to the beach and restuarants.

    Good Hotel

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    My wife and three grandchildren stayed here on April 6th after arriving late at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Because we got in late we didn't have the opportunity to use the pool or exercise room, so I can't comment on them. The rooms were new and clean. Breakfast was excellent, including good bagels and Belgian waffles. This would seem to be a good choice for anyone needing a hotel near the airport.

    Good hotel

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    Stayed at Sleep Inn prior to cruise, good clean hotel, excellent breakfast. The Italian restaurant and Chinese takeaway across the road are good. Could do with some more restaurants.

    Excellent for Pre/Post Cruise!

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    We...father, mother, adult son and his wife, stayed at the Sleep Inn in Dania (call it Ft. Lauderdale!) prior to a Celebrity Cruise. We had pre-booked for one night. Son and wife arrived by Sleep Inn complimentary van from the airport. My wife and I arrived from Miami via SuperShuttle at fee. Quick and courteous checkin. Average size room with comfortable bed and view of the swimming pool. A great place for about $80 per night per room including taxes. Very clean and like new.

    We did have concern as to the complimentary transport to the cruise port as reported in previous TripAdvisor reviews. I asked the desk clerks if they ever read TripAdvisor internet reviews...no! I told them they should do that so that they had a feel for how their customers viewed their stay. I told them about the report of people unable to board the Sleep Inn complimentary van due to "overbooking" of 10 people with 10 sets of luggage and how unhappy the customers were about the lack of concern by the Sleep Inn staff. In fact, I mentioned it (in good humor!) more than once. He said "no problem". Sure enough the next morning we awaited the Sleep Inn van and there were 10 people going to different ship ports with lots of luggage. I thought "no way" with the Sleep Inn van. What pulls up? A COMFORT

    INN " BIG " van and pulling behind it a trailer! Plenty of room for all of us. I propose that my conversation with the desk clerk successfully averted another incident of people/luggage being left behind. Bravo to the Sleep Inn staff for listening and taking the steps necessary. A great place to stay. You will not be sorry! Nice breakfast included too!

    Great 'night before a cruise' hotel

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    This is the third time my wife and I stayed in the Ft Lauderdale area the night before a cruise and this is the best hotel yet. Our previous hotels were 3 and 3.5 stars but this one had the most to offer. Free breakfast, high speed internet in the room, newspaper, and shuttle service. The room was very clean and above average in size. There is a Italian, Chinese, and American restraurant across the street from the hotel. My only complaint was the shuttle service. The complimentary shuttle van works for two hotels so expect delays. The van will take you to the cruise port but you may have to stop at the airport first. Also, the sign-up list for the shuttle at the hotel had eight people signed up for our time slot and it is wishful thinking to expect to squeeze eight people in one van with their luggage.

    Met our every expectation

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    Stayed in this very nice newer hotel 6/14/04. Room was clean and comfortable. There is a Walgreens across the parking lot which is handy. Not quite as close to the airport as we thought, but is still very convenient (1-2 miles?). Would stay here again.

    Pleasantly Surprised

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    I stayed here along with three friends for one night prior to leaving on a cruise. The hotel looked new and was very clean. The room was larger than expected and had a seperate seating area with sofa sleeper and easy chair. There was also a very nice desk with leather chair and a small table with two chairs. The hotel gave free shuttle from the airport and also to the cruise port. The desk clerk was very pleasant and helped with getting a lost bag delivered from the airport. We ate at an excellant Italian restrauant across the street. I would definately stay here again pre or post cruise.

    Don't be Fooled! Poor service after check in!

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    At first this hotel sounded great! A brand-new bldg with free airport and cruise port shuttles! The pictures of the room must have been taken with a trick camera, It was SOOO small that the edge of the bed practically hit the desk and the tv. Our free shuttle to the airport ended up being a disaster thanks to the poor handling of the shuttle service by the hotel staff. We were asked to sign up the night before for the time we wanted a shuttle to the cruise port (they have only one van - so space is limited). We chose 11:00. That time came and went as we were standing outside waiting for the shuttle. Around 11:45 it finally arrived, however by this time we were pushed out of the way by those guests who had signed up for the 12:00 shuttle and were early. After complaining at the front desk- they did NOTHING to resolve this, and even requested that a woman with her two young children hold them BOTH on her lap so there would be room for other guests. (I couldn't believe this!) FIRST - we made two stops at the ariport, and then the rest of us got off at the cruise terminal about a half hour later. The van was so packed with people and luggage - that my husband's garment bag was left tucked under some other luggage when we arrived. The driver hurriedly dropped all of us off with our luggage and quickly drove away. When we turned around, we realized he left with the garment bag...so we called from the cell phone and were told by the hotel manager that there was nothing he could do - it would be there when we got back next week!! Their mistake, and we had to do without our formal clothes for this cruise! My husband hailed a cab, and after a $35.00 cab fare and an hour later we had our garment bag and were back on the ship. The desk peron was rude, and even made us wait while he checked in guests at the counter before handing us the bag.... all the while the courtesy shuttle van was waiting outside with no one to transport.... and he told us it was too busy to circle back ith our bag! This is a family owned hotel, (the same guy also owns the Econolodge)and I would NOT recommend suporting them with your business!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sleep Inn Ft. Lauderdale International Airport Dania

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

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