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A Little Inn By The Sea

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   4546 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

THIS HOTEL HAS CLOSED!!! My parents had reservations to stay here from 3/18-4/7 of this year. I live in Fort Lauderdale and just happened to be in Lauderdale By The Sea for lunch. I decided to drive by and there were no cars in the parking lot at all. On the door was a sign "This hotel has closed until... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Been coming here for many many years. Loved it so much, got married between two palm trees on the beach. My husband and I will only choose A Little Inn By The Sea when we come to visit Florida. Everyone is so friendly and acommodating. Renee, Misty, Dean and Remy, always has a friendly hello and smile to give your... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My family and I come every year at this time and feel right at home! We love the breakfast and Renee and staff are always over accommodating. We look forward to the renovations and coming back next year! This place is Very family friendly!!!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We were charged an outrageous amount (actually not even worth a very small amount) for a place that needs to be torn down-plaster falling, paint peeling, concrete smashed, curtains torn, place dirty, and in ill repair, fridge had something spilled in it and leftover food, and drawers not cleaned out, chairs in room were stained and couldn't use, door lock... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

After cruise, wife wanted to spend a couple of days on beach. This place was only one under $250 daily ($116 + $10? Daily). Property is dearly in need of maintenance, inside and out! Cheap beach access is only redeeming factor. Continental breakfast is joke. Staff is, at best, untrained and surly. Next time, I will spend the difference in... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A Little Inn deserves a little faith. My husband and I have stayed at A Little Inn by the Sea off and on over the past 15 years and we just finished a five night stay. We love it because the location is simply stunning. Where else can you sit on a rocking chair on your private balcony overlooking the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We booked this trip back in May of 2013. We were to arrive 12/19/13, 2 couples for a family vacation during Christmas. Booked and paid for flights and a charter fishing trip. We called to confirm the rooms and were told the property was sold and will not be open on the dates we booked. We were given an option... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Very dirty and musty front desk person not pleasant at all. I would say very rude the pictures must of been taken 10 years ago looks nothing like the pictures! We ended up leaving and not staying. Just to let you know we stay at many different places from different low cost inns to big hotels and nothing was ever... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Two of my friends and me (from Montreal, Canada) decided to go to Fort Lauderdale for fishing. Our friends suggested us to stay on El Mar Drive in Fort Lauderdale bye the sea. We analyzed hotels in that area on the internet and targeted 3 hotels. When we arrived Little in was more suitable than the others: perfect location, right... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

After battling most of the day with traffic, and a slightly challenged Garmin we decided to shut down the auto pilot. Our first instinct, "head towards the beach" and that we did ending up on El Mar Dr. With a few ours of beach time left we wanted to stop and find a room quickly. We passed several places along... More

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Address: 4546 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — A Little Inn By The Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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