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Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2440 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312   |  
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Pittsburgh
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“Want it? Izzy will get it for ya!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Tried to find a hotel the weekend of the Orange Bowl (lol) that had an airport and cruise port shuttle. This was all we could find with any openings. Took it just for the shuttle. So, so, SO glad that we did. Hotel room was clean and comfy with a fridge and microwave but it wasn't anything special. For one night it was fine. However, what made this experience fabulous was Izzy, the hotel manager. We came in on the shuttle with some previous guests. Izzy recognized them, welcomed them warmly, and announced "Free drinks" for them! Another guest at the desk needed to get to a grocery store, Izzy arranged a free ride for them. We were cruising out the next day and he gave us very valuable info to make our cruise better. He obviously loves people, loves to eat, and loves his job. The hotel restaurant was a surprise. We were tired when we got in so just ate there. Hotel restaurants aren't usually that good but this one was. Morning breakfast was hectic. We didn't want to fight the crowds for waffles and juice. We decided to skip the early shuttle and hang out at the pool as late as possible. The pool area was beautiful with lots of greenery surrounding it. Wish we could have stayed longer. Izzy entertained the waiting guests with hilarious, politically incorrect jokes. Of course, some intolerant people got offended and Izzy apologized profusely. He just likes people too much to let someone leave irritated. Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay for the night!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Ten ladies from ohio stayed the night before our cruise and had a great night, friendly staff good food and great new friends, also great rate. Thank You Izzy and your staff for making our stay a enjoyable one we will be back this December 2013

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarnia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Travelled with a group of 20. We arrived at different times. We all had the same experience with the hotel shuttle, a 1hour wait. One couple even had a different hotel company pick them up and bring them because the driver felt so bad they were waiting so long.
Dead bugs in the room. Nothing in the area to walk to, so you eat at the hotels restaurant which is very basic. They charge a $4.50 / day for the hotel services (your free breakfast and shuttle). There are hotels much closer to the port, with many dining options nearby that I would recomend over this hotel. One pro - Izzy, the manager, is entertaining.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We went to this hotel during the BCS Championship game so we had no intentions in spending a lot of time in the hotel. First impression - the front desk. 4 people - 1 girl on the phone - 1 girl rushing me through check in without so much as a hello and 2 others just standing around. I understand it was a crazy weekend. The room was just OK and pretty clean. The floors were ceramic tiled - no carpet. The bed was made up nicely - clean sheets but the mattress was a bit tired and not too comfortable. The bathroom was clean but a little mold around the caulking in the tub. The biggest issue with the room was the air conditioner - it was so loud it sounded like a helicopter landing every time it booted back on which it went on and off all night. Have TV remote in hand if you are trying to watch because you will need to turn it up and down the entire time!
Now the pros - the location. We were less than 2 miles from the FLL airport and although we were not cruising it wasn't much further to the cruise port. The hotel offered a shuttle to and from the cruise port which seemed to be pretty organized in the morning (i do not know if it was a fee for this service) We rented a car so it was pretty close for driving to restaurants. Now all the cruise announcements were on loudspeaker starting pretty early. We are early risers so this didn't bother us but it might bother other non cruisers that aren't so early risers. The hotel was also offering a shuttle to Sun Life stadium for a $25 RT fee. There was a breakfast that was OK - the usual waffles, cereal, bagels. The wi-fi connection was decent - free and we used it the entire time. 2nd night stay we came back to the room and the room key didn't work - went to the front desk to get it straightened out. Asked me my room number - repunched the keys and tossed them back on the counter without so much of a "sorry about that"! The guy (Izzy?)directing all the cruisers in the morning was very helpful and gave us a suggestion on the best beach and how to get there so that stepped up my service score a bit.
So this wasn't a top of the line place but for a quick stop over for a game or cruise - it was OK.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Burbank, California
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Izzy and his staff are great! They have this down pat. They have a free shuttle to pick you up at the airport and a free shuttle to get you to the cruise ship the next morning - door to door with minimal walking and you are on time, everytime. You never have to touch your bags again from the moment you get on the shuttle. Great, fast service. You have to get up early to catch the free breakfast but if you miss it - no big deal - you will be eating in no time on the ship. Very clean, quiet, comfortable rooms with food service call out with delivery right to your room. The most reasonable way and place to stay when leaving on a cruise. We spoke with one couple that had stayed here everytime they took a cruise - 35 times!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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17 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Have to say contrary to other reviewers, we highly advise not to chose this motel under any circumstances as our stay in Dec 2012 was littered with numerous problems from (a) the point of check in, which took almost 1/2 hour due to under-staffing to (b) our room having to be changed due to multiple maintenance issues not immediately solvable by evening staff to (c) Izzy (the Mgr/GM) causing us to be very nearly late for our cruise due to poor shuttle scheduling on his part - we had even pre-arranged a specific shuttle departure time in advance and still ended up leaving over an hour late that time. We even experienced (d) a very poor experience at the onsite restaurant (see separate review).

Yes, we did speak to staff & management numerous times during our one night stay. The evening staff at the desk was very efficient in getting us a different room when the original was not satisfactory but all other contact with management did not resolve anything and at times was actually quite patronizing.

As Diamond Level Choice Privileges members we travel extensively and are more then satisfied with the many levels of Choice Hotel Properties, and it is because of that affiliation we chose this property, however once in a while we make a poor choice and this was ours for 2012.

Best advise, stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Me and my husband spent in this hotel only one night. We arrived around 8pm. on second day of Christmas so we realised that over Christmas people are not working normally. We booked our room 4 months in advance. Receptionist (not extremaly nice) told us that she does not have a pre-booked room for us because room service is not working that day. Instead of upgrading our room for free which is a normal procedure in such situation, she told us that for a better room with need to pay additionally, which we did not want. So she gave us worse room. Room was very basic, just to survive one night. Floor was horrible in the bathroom. However, parking and Internet is for free. Well, this hotel is good option if you are going to spend in it only one night.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2440 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#62 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel near Port Everglades Cruise Port & Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Your Stay Includes Free Breakfast and High Speed Wi-Fi Internet with On-site Family Restaurant, Bar & Grill. We also Offer Park & Cruise Fly and Day Stay Packages with Free Shuttle. We offer tours and transportation to the world-famous Sawgrass Mills mall, Fort Lauderdale beaches, Hollywood beaches, Everglades Tours, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sun Life Stadium; home of the Miami Dolphins; and Las Olas Riverfront featuring a variety of restaurants, boutiques, bars and entertainment. The hotel features renovated rooms and beautiful gardens and landscaping. This Fort Lauderdale, FL hotel offers shuttle service to and from the following locations: Free shuttle to and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Free shuttle to and from Port Everglades Cruise Port, early pre-board availableo We also can arrange for private shuttles for family and early boarding at the cruise port. Free shuttle to and from Broward Convention Center. Shuttle service to and from Miami Cruise Ports (charge). Shuttle service to and from Miami International Airport (MIA) (charge) ... more   less 
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