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Great Escape Inn

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4620 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 (Formerly Great Escape Hotel)
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Great Escape Inn is an independent mom-and-pop place reminiscent of my long-ago youth. I was assigned here by Hotwire and think I may have found my new favorite place in the Ft. Lauderdale area. It's of modest size and lacks many of the "mod cons" (as the British say) many travelers expect or take for granted (no ice machine,... More 

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Venice, Florida
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Clean rooms, good linens, good furniture for the price. The mattresses were very hard for me so I adjusted myself with the extra pillows. Simple walk to everything. Staff is very friendly. Recommend for the price.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We've stayed at Great Escapes 3 times, including twice this year. The staff is friendly, the hotel has character and is very clean. There is a wonderful beach about a 2 minute walk away. The beds are comfy, wifi works great and the price is right. The place is small and you often get to know the folks who are... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I had the good fortune to pick by chance the Great Escape Inn for my stay in Lauderdale by the Sea. From my phone call to book my reservation to my check out, everything was perfect. Cindy, the owner, was as accommodating as she could be when I arrived and requested a different room as the room I was booked... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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104 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a small cozy, quiet place walking distance from the beach. We had a one bedroom apartment. The sofa bed mattress was lumpy. The two beds in the bedroom were hard and small (short and narrow). They might have been full or 3/4 size so not too good for two. This was the only place we stayed in FL... More 

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birmingham
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103 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

very good location close to restaurants, beach and shopping facilities. Easy trip to airport. Nice clean facilities, very friendly staff, pool area usually quiet and plenty of beds/towels. Rooms spacious, Recommend for couple of days if travelling on to rest up. No bar/ restaurant etc as its quite small so not sure best choice for longer stays but fo a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Perfect place to stay when in Fort Lauderdale for business. Excellent service, clean rooms(I had the 2bd suite). The Inn is withing walking distance to the beach and plenty of restaurants but at the same time relaxing and accomodating. Eventhough the road is right in front of the Inn, I did not hear any noise. Will come again over and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was a gem of a find! We stayed in the 2 bedroom room, it was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. The kitchen was basically stocked, but had everything we needed. The service was exceptional. Anything we needed they went out of their way to meet our needs. Clean towels, fresh sheets, beach toys for our kids, chairs... More 

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Boston, ma
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed at the Great Escape for two days before our cruise. It is in a great location, less than a block from the beach. The room we had looked like it was recently renovated, spacious, and clean. Service was top notch and the pool was good enough. The only negative was the mattress was a bit hard, but even... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a quaint road side Inn on the main road only 2 blocks from a great beach access. Our room was very clean. We stayed in the one bedroom suite that was quite large. Nice pool area. Only negative, the road noise from the traffic.

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