A Little Inn By The Sea
Travel Blogs from Lauderdale by the Sea
... the motion of the ocean caused our toilet to flood the bathroom. Thank goodness we had the bath mat and towel on the floor to absorb it as this ship had no drain in there. What a shock to the half asleep system to step on a wet floor while your half awake. We awoke and went to breakfast in the garden cafe the buffet the only place open. We got a table and while I was getting my food an Asian woman that was fighting with ...
... excellent but very rich. We certainly don't eat like that any more but the lobster and the Grand Marnier soufflé were both excellent. It did make spin class harder this morning as well as the shifting time clock. Every 2 days we move our clocks forward by 1 hour. We will shift by 6 hours between Miami and Rome. It avoids the big jet lag but we do notice the loss of the hour ...
... Sydney we met on the ship,and so yesterday we shared transport with them to Saw Grass Mills a distance away, and took 4 hours to explore that, very hot here about 28o and doesn't vary much at night...until last night maybe...
This is really not us, after all the wonderful places we have been, and history we have learnt, the US is a bit ...well how can I say, loud and brassy,and the food is overwhelming,its such a focus...we have led such a ...
... the penultimate row, which I took.
Security was the usual nightmare – like boot camp. Little uniformed Hitlers ordering you around. No pleases, thank yous or smiles and also the indignity of going into the new scanner which reveals all! I suppose it was a bad idea to wear a T-shirt with chains on and metal stars and also a wired bra? It all kind of prolonged the ordeal.
At the gate I met up with some of the cruise people, Anne, Eileen and ...
So... I was a little wrong with my last statement yesterday. The sleep part. Our room has developed a squeek. The boat does move a little, and our shower is rubbing the wall, which makes a sound similar to someone slowly pinching a baloon; every 10 seconds. This really isn't major; but kinda like Chineese tourture. We (Tina and I) didn't fall asleep until well past 1:30 ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews A Little Inn By The Sea Lauderdale by the Sea
Enthusiastic reviews lured me to this totally so-so and overhyped motel. This is an "inn"? Give me a break. Our room was dirty and had a NOISY air-conditioner. Breakfast food was inedible. I didn't find it to be as awful as some other reviewers but it is definitely not the little paradise some people have found it to be.
My wife and I first encountered this hotel in 1995 - at that time it was very clean and well kept. We decided to return with another couple for 5 days in October 2003. When we arrived we could not believe how the place had deteriorated.
Little Inn Is Dank and Dirty
I live in Fort Lauderdale and have friend coming from out of town. I thought it would be fun for us to stay at nice ocean front hotel instead of my house. I read Fodor's review of the "Little Inn". It sounded perfect-a home away from home-on the ocean. So, today I stopped by to look at a couple rooms. OMG!!! If the "Fab 5" had to fix this place and its rooms!! They would quit their jobs! The rooms smelled of mold. There were dusty plastic plants in the common areas. The AC was rusty. The walls were covered with the worst 70's tropical pattern.. It is truly Old Florida: tacky and dirty. After seeing 2 rooms I left feeling gross. I found a lovely room at the Villa Caprice for not much more $$. VERY clean with smart style.
My husband and I stayed at the Little Inn in May 2003 for our 11th Anniversary.Hotel room was fair. We were on the 2nd floor and obviously placed in a room that was not part of the renovations that I'd read about somewhere else. Room had a musty smell, did not have enough lighting so it was dark, had washed out canopy over our bed, unpatched holes in the walls, petrified, dusty plants and dirty chairs on the balcony.Staff were very pleasant and helpful, though.Be prepared! Wackky (double) parking situation is unusual but it obviously works.Location was great! You could walk down to a lot of bars and restaurants near El Mar and Commercial Blvd.Nice patch of beach with free chairs. Really calm, clean water. Be warned: Depending on time of year when you go, and time of day you get out at the beach, it might be difficult to find an available beach chair."Upscale", continental breakfast was a disappointment. Seemed like a regular continental to me. Each day there was pastry, fruit, juice, tea & coffee.All in all, we found a lot to do outside our room so we only went to the room to sleep, shower or rest.Very pleased with the entertainment/recreation choices available in Lauderdale by the Sea
Relaxing, Quiet, Great location, Quaint
Right on the beach with old Lauderdale charm in quaint Lauderdale by the Sea area. Pool surrounded by lounge chairs & palm trees. Felt like a family run place with large open area indoors where free continental breakfast buffet is served 8-10 a.m. Free lounge chairs on the beach to use (some hotels charge rental). Room had lovely seaside decor (no bland hotel rooms here) & felt homey. An inn preserved nicely from the days before high rises took over.
Can i stay forever
wonderful friendly people, clean and nice sized rooms, sooooooooo relaxing, if you want some excitement ft lauderdale is close by...it is like your home away from home...we have been here several times and looking forward to returning.
this place is great good rooms great family staff. we have been staying there for many years now.
We LOVE this place!
I am 16, and my family has been back here for what will be our 4th time (we're leaving in 11 days to spend winter vacation there!) There are so many places to go, but I am lazy and just sit on the beach 24/7. The hotel man (Victor) is SO nice and everyone there is very hospitible. Even though last year had bad weather I still had fun.