Tropic Cay Beach Resort
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Last night's hallway baggage collection evolved into the typical disembarkation gaggle. Those of us not in a hurry to get off gathered in our regular spots for coffee and breakfast to await our call times to leave Legend of the Seas.
I booked a 3:05 non-stop flight to Kansas City from Fort Lauderdale. The Legend docked at 7:00am. So, instead of ...
... to have very good luck reserving from Carmel limo. Arrived at my favorite hotel, the Hyatt Regency Pier 66. I absolutely love this place and the service is outstanding here. I've never encountered more helpful people than here. Wow, and the same people that work out front at the drive up and the bell desk are still here and remember me from my last trip back in October 2012. While I was waiting for my room to get ready ...
... friend and a German guy looking for the 'Calle Ocho' Cuban street festival I had heard about and wanted to check out, only to find I had the wrong day - opps! Luckily it was a cloudy day so no crucial beach time was missed before we headed back to the hostel for Saturday nights free BBQ. That night we headed out to one of the biggest clubs Mansion and saw Sidney Samson DJ, famous for the song 'Riverside' a couple of years ago, and had a great night with the music ...
... my 7.5-week trip by meeting my friend Craig in the Caribbean for 2.5 weeks.
This is my fifth and final round of world travel since leaving my job in late March. I decided to take 10 months between jobs to further explore the planet. We just don’t get many chances in life to head out for an extended period of travel unencumbered by work responsibilities. So I’ve taken full advantage of this opportunity.
I’ve had quite a run ...
... out as all the nightlife – which there was plenty of – was all within walking distance. Duval Street is the epicentre of bars and clubs and we spent most nights here. On one of the days we
hired bikes to have a look around town and within hours there was of course a thunderstorm. I don't know why we expected anything else. We decided to visit a few of the bars during the day which turned into all night and although we were grateful not to have to walk home ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Tropic Cay Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale
I stay here every year in May for a week. I bring the girls down and we have a blast..great location across from the beach...it is not a 5 star hotel for sure, but I love it!!
Great place to party!
I stayed at the Gold Coast last year for SPRING BREAK and had a blast!
It is not really a place of luxury but tons of fun, so who cares right?!! I am planning to go back again this year! See ya there!
Disliked Tropic Cay
We love Fort Lauderdale. When we go we usually stay in a big resort hotel and spend a lot of money, so I tried to save some money by staying in a smaller property with less amenities. So we chose the Tropic Cay Hotel. I did my homework. The property had been approved as an SSL (superior small lodging) property, which means they had to go through certain inspections to be given that label. So I thought we were safe making a reservation there. Boy was I wrong. We lasted there two nights, then packed it up and went down the street to the Sheraton.
Priced Right for What you Got!
The owners were super nice to my girls. But I probably will not go back there with children. As far as me, it was fine for the price. I wish the pool was heated and I wish they would provide more towels but it is in walking distance to Beach Place about a 3/4 mile walk. I was fine and would go again only without children.
Its true walking into this hotel is like walking into a huge puddle of beer....but what could be more wonderful then that? We sure did keep our music loud all hours of the night and I highley recommend staying at this hotel. Where else could you throw the hotel furnishings off the top floor without getting kicked out?
This had to be the worst place my husband and I ever stayed......as a matter of fact we didn't ! I asked for a full refund and we fould someplace else to stay.
My husband and I sent for a brochure from this hotel after seeing their website. It arrived and was filled with beautiful photos and information. We were so looking forward to our vacation and arriving at The Tropic Cay. BAD MISTAKE! When we arrived, the front desk was our first clue that it's advertising was FALSE. However we went ahead and took the room...Momentarily. The room was disgusting, the air conditioner was leaking into a very large puddle on the filthy carpet, the broken window and furniture was repaired with DUCT TAPE! We sat on the bed without unpacking for about 20 minutes to gather ourselves and make a plan. We went back to the office, requested a credit to our credit card. The "desk clerk" informed us that we would NOT be welcome back at his establishment. We were very grateful for that little bit of information!
Wild place, Friendly People
I stayed at the Gold Coast for Spring Break just recently. It is a perfect hotel for spring breakers. I wouldn't recommend it for families during the month of march. There are always people out on the balcony and there is constant drinking going on. The beach is a short walk across the street. The location is great with a short walk to bars and clubs just down the strip. I recommend Primanti Brothers pizza for late night as it is open 24 hours. Stay at the Gold Coast and get wasted. The Gold Coast Cafe has $2 margaritas on T and TR. Take advantage of it. I wish I was still there now but my body would have broken down after a few more days of drinking.
The worst hotel i've ever stayed in
when our party of eight arrived, we were walking in beer. The noise of partying kids kept us up all night we slept in our clothes because the sheets were stained, the dresser was covered with sticky residue. the room smelled musty the floors hadn't been vacumed. The pools were filthy. A very rundown place.
According to the Expedia website, this hotel is a 3 star hotel. However, nothing could be further from the truth. This hotel is a dilapidated, rundown remnant of what once may have been a decent family hotel. However, that was a long time ago. Neglect and crime has turned this hotel in a scary place. Cracked windows, broken doors, dirty phone, sagging mattrasses, stained sheets, all the bad things you can think of, this hotel has it. I am not complaining of the appearance of the front desk. It should have been a warning, but the hallways and rooms beyond are much worse. The only thing that looked decent, from a distance, was the pool, the pool they show in their brochure. Believe me, this hotel is truly a dump.