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Buena Vista Hotel & Conference Center

4225 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to find a clean room, 2 double beds, newly painted and updated bathroom. We had a corner room with balcony. We had previously stayed at the main Courtyard Villa, which we enjoyed, but this was every bit as nice and much quieter. Although there is no one in lobby, the place is secure. Five digit code... More 

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montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

please dont go. i stayed last xmas and it cost me 170.00 per nite. when we arrived we were told that there was a leakage from rm above so be careful. upon opening the door to room which is located on the beach we found a room the size of my bedroom at home. the bed nearly touched the bureau... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Please do not stay here. Hotel doubles as a hotel and rehab. Appears lovely outside but beware. Very awkward setup. Do not think the building was meant to be a typical resort hotel. Hasn't been touched since it was built in the 99's. stained carpets, torn drapery and dirty bedspreads. Not to mention the rest. Had to buy my own... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Buena Vista Hotel represents itself as a Hotel. It's more than that. Not only is it Poorly run , but it doubles as a Drug and Alcohol rehab. Our room was located on the 3rd fl. The rehab was on the 2nd fl.We were told not to go there, but not why. I could go on about how you... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The place is outdated, dirty, overpriced, and most of all unsafe. The elevator inspection certificate was expired since 2010. I have never been at a hotel or motel without a telephone in the room. So unbelievable! There were no photos on the website of the rooms which I understand now why. It such a shame because from the outside the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Rooms smell musty and is very dirty. Management doesn't want to help with refund, discount or change of room, people that work here say that's how it's always been. This place needs a full reno ASAP!!! Disgusting .....

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Lucca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

When we arrived at the hotel it looked pretty modern on the outside. Then going inside we were shocked to find out how much of a dump it was. The place was built in the nineties and has never been renovated since. Now if they took care of the place it would prob hold up well but I was horrified... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

We found this hotel by chance, made a detour into this little town and were lucky enough to find a room that was clean, staff friendly and in walking distance of everything. Had only intended on spending one night but extended our stay for a few more nights. The hotel is only across the street from the ocean and the... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

We had many conversations with the hotel staff before arriving -I was with a friend and my elderly father. Shortly before arrival I was told there was a problem with the room -no details but they had a second floor 2 bedroom "suite" similar to the one we had booked. From the parking lot it looked like we were the... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We chose the Buena Vista because it was pet friendly. Thanks to our 2 greyhounds we found a wonderful place to stay. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the ocean, right across the street from a private beach, short walk to town. Spacious room ( even with 2 dog crates), friendly staff, very quiet.

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