We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 30 Lauderdale by the Sea hotels

Great Escape Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4620 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 (Formerly Great Escape Hotel)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Book Early Special!
Save Saved
You added Great Escape Inn to your Saves list
Great Escape Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
  • Reviews (94)
  • Photos (56)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (27)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

94 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Fort Lauderdale and when my family came down for a visit we put them, and ourselves, up at the Great Escape Inn. We could not have been happier. Staff was extremely friendly and very attentive. They supplied chairs and umbrellas for the beach, it is in a great location with great restaurants, a Publix grocery and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just came back after spending 5 nights at the Great Escape,June 7 to 12. Just like its name, it was a great escape for both of us.The place is quiet, we were able to sit out and enjoy our lunch and supper at one of the outside tables almost everyday. We felt so safe taking walks... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I recently stayed at the Great Escape for 7 nights, Sayaka and Mark are very friendly, make you feel at home, chair and towels for the beach, one block behind Inn. I was lucky enough to get to stay in the room with kitchen and it was great to have Publix and CVS one block north. The main area of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Romsey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

stayed here on April for 10 nights in one bed apartment. Good location - a block from the beach and short walk to bars and restaurants in resort centre and Publix supermarket. Apartment clean and functional with comfy bed and plenty of storage space. All staff were very friendly and helpful, even providing beach chairs and umbrellas free of charge.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oakville, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice large clean room with a full kitchen and full size refrigerator. conveniently located, near beach, restaurants and grocery (publix) store. Only pool needs to be cleaner since leaves and palm frond always floating

Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hamar, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice people, great service, nice suite-room (free upgrade). It was not on the beach, but near (4 minute walk). Nice little pool. They have umbrellas and beach chairs for their guests to bring to the beach. Lovely stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Was not to happy at first due to no coffee provided in room. Quick stop at publix fixed this. Room was lovely. Very clean and comfortable. Spent some time at the pool with was great. Our room was beside the pool which I liked. Staff were very nice and pleasent. Short walk to beach and main square. Would recommend. Xx

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brecon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
73 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on the 3rd May 2014 for1 night, but nearly didn't. We booked this Inn on the 26th April 2014 on Hotels.com, but as the website said "Only one King available" we phoned Hotels.com and booked, their confirmation being received within minutes. When we arrived at about 2.30.pm the check-in guy said tat he had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Mark H, General Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. We apologize for the room confusion. When a customer goes on a third party travel website instead of coming directly through our hotels website the "bedding" selection cannot always be guaranteed unless specified by the number of people in the room. Hotels.com did apologize for the confusion on their end, and we apologize that it directly... More

Quebec City, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I rented one bedroom apartment for one week. The apartment is very clean although the bathroom is very small. The staff is very efficient and very friendly. They can provide you with towels and beach chairs. The beach is within walking distance, Publix, Pharmacy is a very short walk. You have several restaurants very close to the hotel. A very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miami, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Second time at the Great Escape Inn. I was attending a conference (CLIA) at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center and knew the prices in the hotels near it were very high. Since I had such a great stay the last time I decided that I could stay here again and drive to the convention center. I booked the Penthouse suite/2... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Great Escape Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Great Escape Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Great Escape Inn

Address: 4620 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 (Formerly Great Escape Hotel)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Great Escape Inn 2.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Great Escape Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Great Escape Inn Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

56 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (27)
Room/suite (5)
Bathroom (2)
Pool/beach area (3)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (30)
Room/suite (21)
Dining (7)
Bathroom (1)
Other (1)


Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#6 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea #6 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea #7 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only a block away from the beach, the Great Escape Inn is conveniently located in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a picturesque seaside village nestled between Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. Guests at the Inn enjoy a heated pool, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, and TVs with cable. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer