I want to start off by saying that I am SHOCKED by all the negative reviews of this hotel. I am not associated with this hotel whatsoever so my review comes from first-hand experience. I am not expecting a free night's stay, I am just being honest. You can review other reviews I have written to see that I travel quite often. The only thing that I can attest is that I am a positive person so things tend to go my way. If you do your research, face life positively, then you will be rewarded. Staying at this hotel was no exception.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel prior to a cruise on April 19th and 20th. That gave us two nights to experience this wonderful hotel. We were picked up at the airport within five minutes of our phone call. The front desk staff was amazing each time we spoke with them. We never waited long. We were an hour early but still got our room early. We were expecting to sit at the bar, which we ended up doing anyway. We ate at the bar and the burger and cuban sandwich were absolutely delicious. The bartenders were very friendly. We used the taxi service to go to the Hard Rock Cafe which cost us $15 each way (plus tip). That was pretty reasonable. We also used a taxi the second evening to visit our friends who were staying at a different hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. Without giving the other hotel's name, they were staying at a cruise port hotel. Their hotel was approximately $20 less expensive than ours but did not carry half the amenities this hotel has. Granted, they were downtown and within walking distance to many restaurants. As I said, do your research. This is an airport hotel so you will most likely need to take a taxi to eat out. The hotel does offer the free shuttle to go to a local mall but we did not use it as we were visiting our friends.
I could not wait to come home to write this review because I want to steer people in the right direction.
We had to pay for breakfast which was $10 per person each day as we are SPG members. The buffet was decent and was definitely worth the money. It's not five star, but it's not a continental breakfast either. There are scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, toast, cofffee, juice, muffins, fruit, cereal, etc. If people do not think this is worth $10, then they are crazy. It's all about convenience.
We went to the pool and spent a lot of time relaxing there. It was very nice, warm, clean and a good size.
The little store in the hotel was very nice and the staff was very friendly there also. They do not sell alcohol in the store so you need to bring your own or buy it at a liquor store.
Our room was beautiful. The toilet ran the first night which we didn't mind because we normally sleep with a fan and need the noise to sleep. It wasn't too noisy. The bed was extremely comfortable and the television had a good variety of channels and was a perfect size for the room.
We were not on the club level but did still take advantage of the amenities. We got a snack the first night since they are open on weekdays in the evenings. There was soda, water and light wrapped snacks that we could enjoy. We didn't have to pay for water or soda in the soda machines. I bet people may complain about not being on the club level. There is this machine called an elevator that took us to the club level.
We arranged our transportation to the cruise port the evening before our cruise. Again, I have seen that people complained about this because they didn't plan ahead. Our ride to the cruise cost us $10 each. It was on time, great service and very comfortable.
The hotel lobby was beautiful and very inviting. This isn't a party hotel so the bar is located in the entrance where people can sit and enjoy a cocktail or have a delicious lunch.
Thank you so much for going above our expectations. We completely enjoyed our stay and will DEFINITELY come back when we are in the area!!! There are too many negative people that will bash this hotel and it's really too bad. Things happen, like a toilet running, but it's not a big deal.
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- Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport And Cruise Port
- Sheraton Dania Beach
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