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La Casa Del Mar
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   3003 Granada Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Loved La Casa del Mar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

I was very impressed with La Casa del Mar. The staff there were wonderful and were willing to assist without hesitation. The grounds and pool were so nice and inviting. Our room was very nice and very quiet (which is something I always look for). The adjoining restaurant MEDITERANEO was a delightful surprise. It is a small, intimate, Moroccan restaurant. Albert, our host, was so warm and delightful. He made us feel as if we were at home with him in Casablanca. If you are visiting Ft. Lauderdale and looking for a small B&B a block from the beach, I would highly suggest La Casa del Mar.

  • Liked — The warmth and professionalism of the staff.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2007

What a nice quiet and Private and Clean Hidden Hideaway place this is to stay at. The owner and staff go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. My 3rd trip here and will be planning more trips for the rest of the year. It is in walking distance to the ocean and fine dining as well. Their pool is clean and cozy to relax in. The surroundings are very tropical and they have plenty of tables and shaded area's to relax and read a book or sit and chat. The soothing music in the back-ground puts you in a relaxed vacation mood. Great Vacation spot for some peace and quiet time and Privacy galore!!!! The Terrace landing off the rooms, is a great place to sit and be out of the hot sun and relax in the breeze and relax with a few coold drinks and just feel comfortable. All around this place is a Hidden-Charm to stay at.
Siggi

  • Liked — The Pool; Terrace and Privacy -- no kids!!!
  • Disliked — na
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2007

My partner and I stayed at La Casa Del Mar for three nights early April before taking off for a cruise. I had chosen this place because the pics looked nice and I wanted a quiet peaceful envrionment before our action packed cruise. We were very impressed with this small oasis and didn't want to leave! We spent a lot of time by the pool and enjoyed the quiet nature of La Casa Del Mar. I want to thank the owner Ohad again for all his help, he really went out of his way to accomodate us. He was great at giving us all the hot tips from what to eat to where to go on a Friday night and thanks to him we hardly ever left the restaurant Casablanca! It's a Must :) We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning next year. :) Jen and Diane, Toronto, Ontario

  • Liked — Friendly Staff
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Atlanta
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2007

This was our 2nd vacation at La Casa Del Mar. Conveniently located. Staff very helpful. We are returning in the summer.

Stayed April 2007
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New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2007

What a fabulous find! My partner and I recently returned from La Casa Del Mar after a five night stay and found the property to be beautifully maintained and the owner, Ohad, to be considerate and gracious. La Casa is charming, sweet and well located. We opened the doors to the ringing of wind chimes and soon found our way to our well appointed room. The next morning we discovered the beautiful terrace and pool area and we knew we had made the perfect choice. La Casa is literally steps from the beach and several restaurants along with being one block away from the water taxi that transported us to Las Alos Boulevard, filled with fun shops and restaurants! La Casa was so very peaceful that we spent much of our time just enjoying swimming in the pool surrounded by the gorgeous palms with the cool house music at an appropriate decibel, keeping the vibe in the background. The grounds, though small, are beautifully landscaped and add to the overall appeal of the hotel along with complementing the original architecture of the house, especially the eye catching staircase! A common deck is adjacent to all rooms, but we enjoyed the top floor for optimum relaxation. During our stay the clientele were gay men and lesbians from the U.S. and abroad and everyone was polite and friendly. Thanks again to Ohad, the owner for his sincere helpfulness and for accomodating us on our last day as we had a late flight out. Thank you Ohad, we will return!
J and P from Jersey!

  • Liked — Charming gay destination, well located, friendly host
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, VA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2007

I agree with other reviews. Very nice property, great staff and location. Owner was rude to staff and guests.

  • Liked — staff and pool area
  • Disliked — the owner
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Tucson, AZ
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2006

To summarize: The accomodations were clean and nice, the price was fair, the location was great and we would have planned a return trip had it not been for the owner's behavior after we attempted a refund for an incorrect charge on our credit card.

We booked four nights at this hotel in November at the specail $99 rate. After making the reservation Ohad called us back to inform us he could not give us the $99 rate on the fourth night which fell on 11/25 of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. We returned his call and canceled our reservation for 11/25.

We actually enjoyed our stay at La Casa Del Mar (although I agree with other reviewers that the breakfast was a joke). However, when we returned home we found we had been charged an additional $149.64 for the night of 11/25 which we had canceled immediately upon finding the price had changed.

We called Ohad and requested a refund - which we found difficult to do since he constantly interrupted us and would not listen. 3 weeks later the refund had still not shown up (he tried to tell us he had run the refund (which we are not sure is true) but that is can take up to 7 days (this is already 21 days later).

There were several calls to Ohad trying to clear this up becoming increasingly hostile with each phone call - we choose to dispute the claim wiht our credit card company as well as file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau - at which point we received a very caustic, hostile, sarcastic phone call from Ohad which seemed to imply that because we filed the complaint he was going to fight the disbuted charges because we didn't follow the "cancellation policy."

I called hime back to explain why we had chosen to go the route of the BBB and Credit Card company. However, we never got a chance to fully explain because he would not stop yelling at us over the phone - he continued on and on about how we were "ruining our society" (we assumed he meant lesbian society?" He was very angry and hostile and told us that he had now called every lesbian magazine both national and in florida to give our name, address and phone number to let them know we were "ruining it for our society - he had opened up the hotel to the girls and we were ruinging it and we no longer welcome." Not a way a mature business owner responds to a dispute.

We would have loved to stay there again had it not been for Ohad's questionable behavior with our credit card and inability to respond like and adult to a complaint.

  • Liked — Very quaint, cozy accomodations - great location
  • Disliked — Terrible customer service and an immature response to a legitimate complaint
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't stay here unless you are planning on paying cash!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Casa Del Mar

Address: 3003 Granada Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Casa Del Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to La Casa del Mar: a charming Spanish-Mediterranean style accommodation located on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the "Venice of America", where you can enjoy the sub-tropical climate, ocean, beach, sun and fun! La Casa Del Mar is situated in a charming, two-story Mediterranean villa, built early in this century by the famous architect William Vaughn for the Francis Colter family who resided there until it became a small hotel in the 1950s. ... more   less 
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