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By Eddy Motel
1021 NE 13th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304   |  
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Ranked #3 of 133 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding mom and pop lodging”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

All of the reviews I read about this place are accurate. Very friendly owners with large clean rooms. Great value to stay here. We stayed one night prior to our cruise leaving Ft. Lauderdale. They made great recommendations on where to eat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Eureka, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

By Eddy provided a quiet, comfortable retreat in a busy city. The courtyard was lovely and the manager very accommodating. The rooms were very large and well equipped for cooking.
We did rent a vehicle as we were further than walking distance from the beach and other sights.
The morning coffee was excellent.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taos, New Mexico
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed at By Eddy before leaving for a cruise last week. The room was an excellent value, which is why I give it a rating of "Excellent". True, it does not have the amenities of a luxury hotel...but it had everything we needed and it was affordable. The room was large and clean. The owners were friendly and accommodating. I originally booked a room on the second floor not realizing that they didn't have an elevator. When we arrived with 5 large bags, the owner was happy to switch us to a room on the first floor to make it easier. We walked a short distance to the Galleria mall, which also has restaurants and we saw a movie at the movie theater just a few blocks away. It felt safe to walk back to the motel at midnight when the movie ended. It is in a great location. I have previously stayed just a few blocks away for 3 times the price, and the places I have stayed were NOT 3 times more luxurious. I will happily stay here again when I visit Fort Lauderdale!!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fairview, Oregon
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed at By Eddy on both ends of a trip to Key West. The rooms are spotless, adequately furnished and comfortable. We enjoyed talking with the management team, they are friendly and had some good suggestions for us. The pool area is really nice and there is a bbq for use by guests. Each room has a kitchen or kitchenette and a dining area. The property is especially suitable for longer stays. The beach is about 2 miles away and easy to drive to. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

What can I say about my stay if this is helpful! I have stayed at this motel for a few years and it just gets better every year! The last stay in January was excellent the rooms are clean the people running the motel were such sweethearts and if anything was needed they were there! Pricing was reasonable especially how expensive some of these motels/hotels can be around fort lauderdale. You are only a 7 minute drive to the beach and great shopping around the neihborhood! There should not be any negative reviews because honestly this has been one of my favorite place to stay! All around this a superb place to stay especially how expensive it is southflorida! :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Please understand this is one person's opinion: #1) I don't believe all the reviews are legit - YOU better not or YOU may be sorry, like I was. The reviews make the place sound like its one of the best hotels in Ft Lauderdale. Ranking it with the best hotels at ANY price. REALLY?? I bit, I booked a room. REALITY CHECK: This is a one star facilty. My opinion is the reviews may have been made to rent rooms and to get twice what the room rate should be. MY opinion. #2) No carpeting - tile floors - in a top 5 rated hotel? Really?? #3) white floor, white walls, long narrow room. #4) No elevator, tug your bags up the stairs. #5) Use a cup for water, wash and dry it or get billed $30 extra. Really, a stranger washing dishes I'M going to use? REALLY? #6) Wife turns water on in bathroom sink and handle falls off. #7) Room STINKS like bleach or industrial cleaner. My nose starts running because of the smell. #8) Cabinet doors were all open when we entered the room - apparently to air them out. WHY?? A top 5 hotel doing this? This place is a $39 Motel X hotel cleverly marketed by almost 100 reviews almost all 4 & 5 star reviews. And we're the first one's to question this? I wanted to leave and spend the night at a major chain known for "No Surprises" that is only $37 more, $138 total. They include free breakfast - and they do the dishes. You choose.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights prior to a cruise from Fort Lauderdale. We rented a car from the airport and it was a short easy drive to the motel. The motel is located on a side street, off a busy road. Beyond the motel the side street is blocked off so there is no through traffic, and it is quiet. Easy free car parking at the front or back of the motel. We were in room 12 which is on the ground (first) level near to the entrance. It was quiet. I would describe the motel as an original small 1950’s style, 2 storey, with a heated pool and a lovely courtyard with tables and chairs, and an aviary. There're beach chairs and an umbrella available to take to the beach, and beach towels. There was complementary good coffee ready from early in the morning. Our room had a kitchenette, which was more than adequate for us. Well equipped in terms of mugs, pans etc. A spacious room with 2 double beds, good linens and fluffy towels. The bathroom was modern. The room had been very nicely updated. There was an in wall a/c unit which was effective at cooling. The wifi was very good, I could use my iPad in the room and in the courtyard. The housekeeper was exceptional and the room was very clean. Our mattresses and pillows could probably use replacement, they were somewhat less than supportive.
The husband and wife manager team were very friendly and kind. They had our room ready for us at 11:30am, and when we checked out at 10am they kept the room door open for us so we could use the bathroom while we stayed and had a leisurely breakfast in the courtyard.
It's a pleasant short walk to Publix where we got many meals, we were trying to eat small and healthy before our cruise. A short drive to the beach and some good bars. Dropped the car off at the Avis Hyatt port location. A relaxing, quiet and inexpensive stay before our cruise, just what we wanted. By Eddy motel is a hidden gem. :)

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1021 NE 13th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#3 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#32 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very clean,large rooms,some with kitchen, heated pool, washer dryer, free Wifi internet. Walking distance of shopping, grocery store and restaurant. It is a cozy garden with touch of luxury, in the very heart of Fort Lauderdale. ... more   less 
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