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“Second Time Around Not Near as Good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port

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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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“Second Time Around Not Near as Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. The first was well beyond our expectations. the second visit was not near as good. Their shuttle service from the airport and to the cruise port was great. Staff were generally very pleasant.

Our room this time around had severe issues with the air conditioner. Simply put it did not produce cool air in 85 degree weather plus. When reported to the front desk we were told that it would be looked into (at end of our visit) but we did not get the impression from the desk personnel that this would really happen.

Our biggest concern is two fold. The computer system was down during our entire stay and everything was recorded on paper and then manually inputted. When we returned home and received our credit card statement we have been double charged for our stay. When I contacted the hotel directly we were told that "Diego" (finance manager) had to take care of this issue. We were told he would not be back for 3 days. I called back and eventually got to his voice mail and left him a long description of the problem including our invoice number. I asked him to return my call. Diego, a week later, has never returned my call. The issue is now in the hands of our credit card company and they report that they have not received any documentation from him either.

We really have enjoyed this hotel up until this happened to us. We referred good friends or ours to this hotel and they had a poor experience with a moldy bathroom. Don't know if I would stay here again with cruising from Fort Lauderdale. I only really am asking for our bill to be straightened out and don't understand why the hotel has never called us back.

Room Tip: We were on the parking lot. It was quiet but ask for a room facing the pool.
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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day room option is sweet - they pick you up from the airport and take you back. The rooms weren't fancy, but everything was clean. Burgers in the bar are good and the pool area is nice.

I deducted a star for the strictly managed, kind of lame continental breakfast and a star because you sometimes have to wait in a long line at the front desk as other reviewers have mentioned.

Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife & I stayed here the night before our cruise, and were very pleased with our stay. The complimentary shuttle service from the airport & to the cruise port was very nice, and we had no problems with either service. The hotel is very pleasant, and has a nice garden area to sit and relax in. Our dinner at the restaurant was good, and we enjoyed the casual atmosphere. Check in was a little slow, but it was VERY busy when we got there, and there were at least 4 clerks at the desk trying to get everyone checked in as quickly as possible. Great value for the price - we would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Offered free shuttle to/from airport to cruiseport. Free shuttle had limited availability. Hotel is older, but maintained. Not located convenient to grocery or drugstore. Arranged for paid shuttle service to grocery and drugstore. Average breakfast for hotel of this type. On-site mini-mall is overpriced but well-stocked. On-site restaurant served mainly fried foods.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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izzy f, BASIC Manager at Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Basically it was Great to have you here! You save a lot of money and got door to door shuttle service Very Smart. We do thank you for staying with us and writing a BASIC review about our staff, FREE shuttle service and Clean rooms with many great amenities! Yes we are the only cruise port hotel that has a very nice gift and snack shop in the lobby that also sells wine. The price by the way are 20-35% cheaper than on the cruise ship or the Caribbean. The MARINA84 Restaurant has less than 28% of the menu item there are fried they specialize on grilling with Made to order plates!. The shuttle service has more trips than any other hotel in the area for free.(we are also the only hotel to have all guest onboard for the lunch buffet. There is a shopping center and over 10 restaurants with in a 5 block walking distance. But I know that if you can’t see the place from the lobby it is consider far. We accommodate many guests each evening, and we strive to make their stay a satisfying one. What make us great is for the value that we offer is a BUDGET FRIENDLY FULL SERVICE HOTEL specializing in the pre & post cruise stay. We recently renovate as such what make us great is for the value of a quality room you get super location next to the port, great service and transportation with many great amenities. We offer a restaurants and a sports bar & grill, car rental all onsite, gift and snack shop onsite. Most hotels charge for breakfast, Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to/from cruise port about $10 per person each way to the cruise port and some do not even pick up! We are still free.
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. What make us great is for the value of a quality renovated clean room you get a budget friendly full service hotel at a super Location next to the airport/cruise port, great service and complementary transportation with many great amenities. Hope to see you soon Thank you for traveling! BOOK DIRECT ALWAYS!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here before and after a cruise. Good place to stay for the price. Free shuttle service worked out great. Short wait times to and from all places even when the port was very busy. The restaurant is average. Live band that was there was pretty good, just too loud for my liking. Did not swim, but the pool looked clean and inviting. Breakfast is average for this type of hotel. Overall a good place to stay before and after a cruise.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked a Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale and hoped to find a hotel where we could spend the night before embarking while parking our car there. Everything we looked at (including the packages offered by our cruise line) cost almost as much as our cruise! We were pretty discouraged until we read the reviews on Tripadvisor of this location. We had never stayed in a Rodeway Inn before and had previously (and wrongly) thought of it as a motel for truckers. This location was just what we needed. We had a nice clean room, a complimentary breakfast, parking for 9 nights plus a shuttle back and forth from the cruise terminal. Friendly, but efficient front desk staff were knowledgeable and courteous. The hotel has a very nice, well-stocked gift shop with very reasonable prices. The shuttle service was a real life-saver. (We had never been to Fort Lauderdale and would have great difficulty in negotiating the mammoth Port Everglades port in a car by ourselves. Besides, it was pouring rain when we embarked and it was a great stress reliever to be driven right up to where we needed to go.) Upon our return, all we had to do was call the shuttle and we were picked up and returned to the hotel so quickly that we were able to get a few more hours on the road home than we had originally planned. Another great perk was that by showing our room key, we got a 10% discount at a local Cuban restaurant (Don Arturo's) which was excellent. If we cruise from Fort Lauderdale again, and we certainly hope to, we will definitely stay at the Rodeway Inn and Suites.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port

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:
Ranked #66 of 135 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port 2.5*
Number of rooms: 158
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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