The Worthington Guest House
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Last night my laptop died right in the middle of an email - I was just about to send it. I'd forgotten to take the leads out of the car so rather than call Jean and Dean at 11.30pm – as if I would do that - I called them around 8.15am - just a little before we arranged to me to go for breakfast.
Dean kindly got the leads for me so I plugged in the computer to re-charge it while we went to breakfast with Dean and Jean ...
... hands with a paper looking for something. This was so easy, no waiting, no lines, no nothing. Before we knew it, we were at our gate. This was the fastest time yet.
Our flight had a 30 minute delay, but soon we took off and were flying at 34,000 feet. It was a good flight and we landed around 10:30. Our room was not ready so we went across the street to ...
... called and we quickly transacted our business...I reluctantly left my passport, knowing that I would have to wait several days for it's replacement. Luckily I had copies for my interview with the Consul because of course it was the first thing they asked to see!
Lars and I were leaving the agency before 9 AM happy to cross that item off our "Need to Do" list!
Our next mission, the drive to Fort Lauderdale. We had plenty of ...
... took 3rd.
After two hours of this "fun" activity we stormed out of there and took the birthday girl to Cancun restaurant (http://www.cancungrillmiamilakes.com/) in Miami Lakes, where she had a Mexican birthday celebration. Ariba Ariba Jennifer.
Happy Birthday ...
... though! Sunday all the girls from the crew house went for brunch at Tap 42. Bottomless champaign... Well yes, you can imagine what the day turned out to be. We had so much fun!!! We got home and swam. I ended up in the pool, not by choice. We went out to Bahia Cabana, Treasure Trove and The Elbow Room. Rough night... Today a few new people moved in, we all chilled together. We're a house of 12. Love living here! Have to get a job this week ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Worthington Guest House Fort Lauderdale
Fantastic As Ever
I stayed at the Worthington in June of this year, my second time at this gay complex and the experience was every bit as good this time too.
Upon my arrival I was upgraded to a suite (having booked a standard room, which from my previous visit is also excellent). My suite was first class with large lounge area, separate kitchen with dining table and chairs (and included full size refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker), bathroom, bedroom and small dressing / clothes room with iron, ironing board and in room safe. Both the lounge and bedroom were equipped with TV and VCR (there are free to hire videos available at Reception). Air conditioning and ceiling fans were also a welcome (although standard) addition.
Breakfasts were fine: coffee, pastries, cereals, juices and sensibly, trays are provided which makes life easier for those who want to take breakfast back to enjoy in the room.
Visiting this time on my own, the staff made a real fuss of me and made me feel welcome and included in everything.
The grounds, lush and tropical, with excellent pool and hot tub are well maintained as are the rooms. Toiletries (including mouthwash and body lotions) are provided regularly during the stay and housekeeping ensure that the rooms are cleaned to the highest standards.
The only problem I found (as did a few other guests) was the loudness of the music round the pool, which in fairness, once it was mentioned to the guys on Reception was lowered to a more acceptable volume.
I would not hesitate to stay at the Worthington again and would recommend the place without any worries at all.
Thanks again, I hope to see you back soon
A Great Place to Stay
My Partner and I both enjoyed our stay between Christmas and New Years. Our room was clean and the staff very accomodating. The grounds were well maintained. However, the one clincher for us were the friendly people. From all over the US, we enjoyed the company that made up the Worthington. Everyone there got to know one and other, all the while respecting each others privacy. My only one critisism was that they could have cleaned the jacuzzi more often. But this was a small problem that was easy to over look, given the time of year and considering the cleanliness and attention to detail in the rest of the hotel. It was definitely worth the expense. We will be back!
Have a great day,
Loved It !!!
OMG this hotel is amazing. not only is it clean and tidy, great pool and spa but the staff are great as well. yes it might be a little more than other gay/friendly hotels around that area but it is definately worth it. it isnt one of those hotels where if you leave the door open, or curtain open a certain distance it means something, just friendly and relaxed people there to have a good time.
the rooms are cleaned every day and nice rooms as well, great setting, near the ocean about a two minute walk, not even. loved it there!!
Beautiful grounds, great rates, all round excellent stay
We found The Worthington to be a comfortable, clean and beautiful place to spend our vacation. We hardly ever left the resort. The rooms were so comfortable and warmly decorated. The fellow guests were all so nice, and alot of them have been coming to The Worthington year after year. Well we have joined them and made our reservation for next year already. What a great resort!
Shawn & Kent
Absolutly Beautiful, A tropical Paradise
this was probally the most beautiful resort we have stayed at, the grounds well manicured. Large pool, Jacuzzi and nice courtyard waterfall. we found the rooms to well appointed and comfortable. The ownwers and the entire staff very friendly and helpful with respect were to go and things to do. Definently a must place to stay.
To much for too little
Way overpriced. The rooms have had some touch ups, but still...
The owners are greedy and try to milk yu for every cent, like phone calls and the like. When you're paying $200 a night for a bed you would think they would throw in a local call.
Very small quarters so you hear every sound from every room
Very nice and relaxing
My friend and I stayed there for a week in April and have nothing but positive things to say about the place,The staff were friendly and helpful/Rooms and beds were very comfortable and clean,The pool area was great and it's just a short two block walk to the beach.Wifi access would be a nice touch for people traveling with there laptops,If the owners happen to read this :)
If you have never been to Ft. Lauderdale,Renting a car is a must,As getting a cab in Ft Lauderdale is next to impossibe,The bars/clubs are spread out all over the place.
The rooms were ok and the grounds quite nice. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful upon my check-in; but the gentleman they have in charge of the place that weekend while the owners were away was extremely unwelcoming and downright rude. Rumor has it he's there to attract potential guests, but what he really ends up doing is to prevent those already there from returning or recommending the place to others.
Awesome little place
This is a great little boutique resort for gay men. The rooms are modern and very very clean. The grounds are immaculate and the pool is beautiful! Just a short walk to the great beaches of Ft lauderdale, the staff is very polite and the rates very reasonable.