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“Fine for Republicans Who Don't Need Much Sleep” 2 of 5 stars
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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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“Fine for Republicans Who Don't Need Much Sleep”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Biggest diss of this hotel would be the lack of sound insulation, especially between rooms with a connecting door. If you have neighbours who like to stay up late and talk, or have the TV on, it will be tricky to get a good night's sleep. We didn't have a rental car and the hotel is miles from anything to do/see. Very limited restaurant options, but the next door bar had a decent menu, and cooked very well, at reasonable prices. Sports bar, though, so again, can be exuberant. The manager really organized transportation to the cruise ships well for the guests, arranging vans/buses and numbers of people for each type of service, using a microphone that could be easily heard. However, his entertainment between rides was sexual innuendo, poking fun at Holland America guests and continuous sniping at President Obama's administration. That line of humour got old real fast. I think he was kindly and helpful, but I wish he'd look for other comedic options. Pool area seemed nice. Place seemed clean, roomy enough. No elevators, so had to haul our cruise ship luggage up a set of outdoor steps to the second floor. Very large windows facing the pool, privacy glass, but could still see into rooms, so we kept our curtains closed during our stay. Free shuttle to/from cruise terminal. For the price, I could stay here for one night and put up with the negative jokes, luggage hauling, if I could chance a room without a connecting door and see if it would be quieter.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Izzy F, Entertainment Director at Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE CRUISE PORT. > The cute chubby guy, who talks on the microphone give lots of information about your cruises, port, shopping, tours, security, shuttles and even entertains the guest while they wait to board the shuttles. The entertainment is no different than watching Jay leno. All of our guest are on-board their ship on time for lunch! This is the number one reason we have such a high satisfaction and repeat guest. Unlike other hotels that are not as organized, give little to no announcements and make everybody wait in line outside for the shuttle. Thank you for the compliment about our clean rooms, breakfast and shuttle service. What make us great is for the value of a quality room you get super Location, service and transportation with many great amenities. We have the best organize shuttle service to and from the airport cruise port and our hotel. Most hotels charge for breakfast, WIFI, shuttle service to/from cruise port about $10 per person each way and won’t pick you up. We all strive for 100% guest satisfaction. Thank you for traveling see you soon! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: A COMEDY TO THE PORT!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Stayed here 3 overnights in Nov 2013. Reef Restaurant is good food and value. Motel rooms are standard and dated but clean and comfortable. Tube Tv's, fridge, microwave. Internet is so undercapacity that it is virtually unusable. Might take 1/2 hour just to check email. Forget airline on-line check-in. You will just time-out. Front desk staff are slow and seem to stare at computer screen forever just to do a simple task like check in. Usually 2 or 3 people on staff but only one line open. Airport shuttle is never on time. 8:00 am leaves at 8:20, etc. etc. Twice waited over 45 min. at airport and hotel is only 1.7 miles (7 minutes) away. Breakfast is simple carbs plus yoghurt and hard bioled egg. Clean and efficient but not memorable. Decent value but now have started charging an extra $5 "Administration fee" on pre-paid booking. Looks like just a cash grab for the unsuspecting. Will be my last stay here. Need better value and internet.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Izzy F, Public Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
FREE WIFI FREE SHUTTLE> We do thank you for staying with us! We accommodate many guests each evening, and we strive to make their stay a satisfying one. The check-in process can take a while because you’re not just checking in to a hotel room we arrange transportation to/from airport cruise port and parking. The principal goal of our hotel is to provide dependable service to all of our guests at reasonable prices. I want you to know that the comments and suggestions we receive from our guests are taken seriously. They tell us what we're doing right, what we're doing wrong and how we can improve. You were very smart and choose our hotel because you wanted a full service budget friendlily hotel. You saved lots of money by staying with us. What make us great is for the value of a quality renovated, clean room you get a full service hotel at a super Location next to the airport/cruise port, great service, Gift shop, Car rental, Restaurant, Bar/Grill and transportation, tours with many other great amenities. Most hotels charge $10 a person for the shuttle to the cruise port and do not pick up. We do ask that you have a cell phone so we can find you. We are upgrading our FREE WIFI in December. At Rodeway we strive for 100% guest satisfaction. We encourage our guests to contact any member of our staff, or hotel management during your stay should you need additional services, amenities or if we overlooked anything. We do look forward to coming back like many of our other guest do year after year. Thank you for traveling.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Booked this hotel for an overnight stay on our way back home from a holiday in Miami. I admit i like holiday inns but reviews of this property were very decent and we were just spending a night. BIG MISTAKE. First, this is not a hotel, i am not sure if it would meet motel standards. The rooms are dirty, old, and bathrooms are disgusting. This property needs a serious update. There are a lot of guests who stay there for cruises due to a close proximity but i am sure none of them return. The staff at the front desk are rude and could not care less. Total lack of any service. The hotel is in a shady part of town as well, if you want to see anything, don't stay there. The shuttle while free is unreliable. My wife and i waited 45 for one in the morning and when it came we almost didn't get on as lots of customers were waiting. I think the van fits 10 ppl and as soon as it came people stormed it with no respect to the customers waiting. The driver could not care less either. There is a free breakfast, but nothing to rave about. Most hotels have a free breakfast. Do yourself a four, pay 20 more and stay in a nice HOTEL and not this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Izzy F, Advissor at Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
BREATHLESS> We do thank you for staying with us! We accommodate many guests each evening, and we strive to make their stay a satisfying one. The principal goal of our hotel is to provide dependable service to all of our guests at reasonable prices. We are located in the Marina Mile area where billionaires have their Yacht made and service. Some could only wish they lived around here. HOTEL MOTEL HOLIDAY INN, What make us great is for the value of a quality renovated, clean room you get a full service hotel at a super Location next to the airport/cruise port, great service, Gift shop, Car rental, Restaurant, Bar/Grill and transportation, tours with many other great amenities. Our free shuttle are very reliable we did quote you the approximate wait was 35-45 minutes. You arrived at the same time 3 other large parties. We apologize if you waited a while for our free shuttle. Most hotels charge $10 a person for the shuttle to the cruise port and do not pick up. At our Café we offer both hot and cold items on our complementary continental breakfast buffet. Daily selections include made to order waffles whip cream, toppings, white and wheat toast, bagels or English muffins, cold cereals, oatmeal, Fresh Danish pastries. We offer only premium fruit juices and drinks, regular and decaf coffees, teas, and milk. I see this was the first time you ever wrote reviews. Unfortunately it is human nature for some disgruntled people to go out of their way to write a negative review for no reason at all. Our guests are extremely happy and keep coming back year after year mainly because of our service. We do not know what your intentions are in writing very inaccurate fact about our hotel but God Bless you.
At Rodeway we strive for 100% guest satisfaction. We encourage our guests to contact any member of our staff, or hotel management during your stay should you need additional services, amenities or if we overlooked anything. We do look forward to coming back like many of our other guest do year after year. Thank you for traveling.
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Lethbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were surprised to find this motel so nice and friendly. The staff was awesome and
the rooms we had were renovated and just fine. The prompt free shuttles to the airport and cruise port were great, and the breakfast as good as any.

Room Tip: Asked for a nice remodeled room and got it - very helpful staff. The shuttle drivers were awesome...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Izzy F, General Manager at Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
JUST FOR CRUISERS!! Thank you for staying with us and the compliment about our staff, clean rooms, round trip free shuttle service with many great amenities. Most hotels charge for breakfast, shuttle service to/from cruise port about $10 per person we are still free. YES FREE! You were very smart and chose our hotel because you wanted a full service budget friendlily hotel. You saved lots of money by staying with us. By the way we are the only hotel that gets every guest to the port early so they can eat the free lunch buffet onboard! What make us great is for the value of a quality renovated, clean room you get a full service hotel at a super Location next to the airport/cruise port, great service, Gift shop, Car rental, Restaurant, Bar/Grill and transportation, tours with many other great amenities. At Rodeway we strive for 100% guest satisfaction. See you soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a very convenient for cruise travelers. Room was comfortable and we were given our choice of being on the first floor. Breakfast bar was complimentary and very good. We had a free shuttle to the cruise ship. During our stay my wife ran out of medications and the hotel provided transportation to a local Pharmacy. Thank you Rodeway Inn we be staying with you again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Izzy F, Request Manager at Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
PRE AND POST STAY >We do thank you for staying with us and the compliment about our staff, Serta Pillow top bed mattress, and Clean rooms with many great amenities! Our staff try’s to accommodate all of our guest reasonable request. We were glad that you were able to pick up your emergency prescription at Walgreens near our hotel! We have the best organize shuttle service to and from the airport cruise port and our hotel. Other hotels charge $10 to go the port and won’t pick you up. We accommodate many guests each evening, and we strive to make their stay a satisfying one. You were very smart and choose our hotel because you wanted a full service budget friendlily hotel with free shuttle service. You saved lots of money by staying with us. I hope you had a great cruise look forward to seeing you again.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

i was traveling alone, just overnight and hoping for the best. for the price, it was the best! the staff were considerate, the shuttle punctual, and the manager was circulating to greet and check on guests. that kind of personal touch is unique these days! the room was basic but clean, comfortable and safe. the bed was particularly comfortable, also rare at budget prices.
i will use this as my ft.lauderdale "transit stop" for sure and do recommend highly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Izzy F, Happy Guest Guest Director at Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
CARIBBEAN CRUISING!! Thank you for staying with us and the compliment about our staff, Service clean rooms, round trip free shuttle service with many great amenities. Most hotels charge for breakfast, Wi-Fi, shuttle service to/from cruise port about $10 per person >> WE ARE STILL FREE. You were very smart and chose our hotel because you wanted a full service budget friendlily hotel. You saved lots of money by staying with us. By the way we are the only hotel that gets every guest to the port early so they can eat the free lunch buffet onboard! We do have great food made to order and dining here is allot less money and time going to any other local restaurant. This is the number one reason we have such a high satisfaction and repeat guest. At Rodeway HOTEL NEAR PORT EVERGLADES CRUISE PORT we strive for 100% guest satisfaction. We encourage our guests to contact any member of our staff, or hotel management during your stay should you need additional services, amenities or if we overlooked anything. Always Book Direct Please!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Like many others, we came to take advantage of the stay and park package. We had booked our room almost a year ahead on the Choice Hotels web site. We checked on the reservation about 3 weeks out and saw no issues. Thus we were very surprised when we arrived and be told that the room rate was $75.00 more than our confirmation. We were advised that it was boat show weekend. I showed them my printed confirmation from Choice Hotels but they would not budge on the higher rate. I then used their public computer to check the Choice Hotels web site and found my reservation gone but I still had my confirmation #. I then called Choice Hotels and gave them my confirmation #. I was advised that the hotel had canceled my reservation. I explained that the hotel did not want to honor the rate I had been given when making the reservation. To make a long story short, it took about an hour but eventually, and only with the help from Choice Hotels, they honored the rate I was given when I made the reservation. They are shysters as far as I am concerned and they are not fit to be part of Choice Hotels

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Izzy F, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
PARK STAY CRUISE BOOK DIRECT> Thank you very much for this review taken totally out of context. I totally understand you wrote this out of frustration due to a simple miss understanding with your reservation. You were extremely intelligent to book direct with our hotel website. When you book your hotel stay you click and booked a deluxe room not the park and cruise package that is on the site. This is why we were charging you the $10 a day for parking which is still cheaper than $20.00 at Port everglades and have to walk far away. We did correct your booking and adjusted to a Park and cruse package to save you money. I am sorry that this was you first and only review you have written. I am surprise that with all of this frustration you forgot to mention our staff, Serta Pillow top bed mattress, and Clean rooms with many great amenities with free shuttle service! We do apologize for JACK using A slang word shyster in an unappropriated way as in no time did we attempt to do any acts in a unethical, or unscrupulous way in fact we would rather try to correct any misunderstanding. We have try to contact you but your email is unverifiable. We encourage our guests to contact any member of our staff, or hotel management during you. We have tried to contact you. I can see this was your first hotel review we look forward to you coming back and see what our other satisfied guest see.
ALWAYS BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE!
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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
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#61 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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