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BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1180 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316   |  
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Ranked #55 of 133 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Love this hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I've stayed here on a few separate occasions and every time i do the hotel continues to impress me. Great location close to ocean drive, clean rooms and friendly staff make this hotel a great pick! The bw chain of hotels are top notch and rooms are priced right

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Gary,
On behalf of our staff and Best Western we thank you for your continue patronage. It is guest like you that make our day great. Thank you for the lovely review. Looking forward to meeting you during your next visit.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Short taxi ride from the cruise port. Perfect location for pre or post cruise stay. Steps from the beach, many restaurants and shops, lots of activity. Great area for walking. Only downside of this hotel was the air conditioning which hopefully they will look into, it was noisy, looked old and ran all night which contributed to interrupted sleep. On our second night, we left the door ajar in order to get some air flowing through. Pool side is the best location for a room. Good breakfast and on nice days pleasant to eat outside.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Maddie,
We are delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy the beach and all that the area has to offer. Thank you very much for taking the time to write about it. I apologize for the noisy a/c we are looking into this and changing them as needed.
We hope we get the opportunity to serve you again soon.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Spent six days in this well located hotel. The staff are helpful and everything is spotlessly clean. On site parking is a bonus. The included breakfast is plentiful and a reasonable choice of hot and cold food is available. The swimming pool is clean and well maintained. Will not hesitate to stay again.

Room Tip: Ask for second floor on the sun deck overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The hotel may appear a little run-down (it is a Best Western after all, not the Sheraton (which is next door) or the Marriott down the street, but don't let looks deceive you. You walk the same path as the Marriott guests down the street do to get to the beach, which is probably about a 3 minute walk from the back of the hotel. The front desk staff is very accommodating. The included breakfast has the most items I have ever seen in a hotel breakfast - the food is spread out nicely, so there are rarely any crowds at any one station. The food choices also rotate, so you don't get the same food from one day to the next. None of the rooms have an oceanview, but you may get a sliver from the shared balcony (basically the balcony is a shared walkway) depending on which side of the hotel you're on. The locks on some of the balcony doors are questionable, so just a warning if this is a concern. The pool area never got loud when we were there in November. Parking spaces at the hotel (for a fee) are very tight. There is a small bar/lounge in the hotel which offers some room service items. Overall, a good value for what you get. Also, thanks to the previous poster who warned of the construction work next door at the Sheraton and the tip to request a room on the opposite side of the building.

Room Tip: Some 1st floor rooms are poolside; some 2nd floor rooms are on sundeck.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This hotel was recommended sight unseen. For the price and location, it was an excellent choice. The rooms were very clean, a hot breakfast was included, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is old in areas, but it looks like they are updating the areas a little at a time. The bathroom was a decent size, very clean, the beds were comfortable. This was a 2 day stop before cruising. We were within walking distance to the Jungle Queen, the water taxi, a store and a restaurant. The beach was within a 5 minute walk. And the trolley stops nearby to take you downtown to the beaches and restaurants. Well worth the money

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Donna,
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, specially since it was recommended to you. We continue to make improvements and enjoy reading our guest comments and suggestions.
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write about us. We hope to see you again in the future.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This hotel was the worst I have EVER stayed in during a visit to the US, and my advice is stay elsewhere. We booked a sun deck room, if you must stay here make sure you get one of these, as they are the only ones worth having . Having said that to get to them means traversing the dark seedy alley from car park to elevator, the depressing foyer, and dingy corridors. The staff were the most incredibly inept I have ever had the misfortune to come across. They messed up our booking bad style. When we arrived in the tacky foyer, a very miserable and combative trainee called paulina gave us a taste of what was to come. She insisted she couldn't find our booking demanding a confirmation which we gave her ,15 mins later still standing there tired an. d confused. No apology, or reassurance that she had now found it, she started to book us in . She was contradictory and was just hopeless and unpleasant. We asked to see the duty manager, eventually she called her after us insisting that we were unhappy. The manager Teresa came and was apologetic, and took over booking us in , unfortunately under someone elses booking details . This resulted in an "upgrade" that actually downgraded us from our booked sun deck room to a pool view room that was a lower grade than room we booked. When we realised what had happened I rang down and the mistake was discovered. It then took a further 30 minutes to get into the room we had booked and paid for, that was an hour and a half in total from our
arrival.
Our room was just OK, the sun deck was a filthy tiled verandah shared by the odd numbered rooms on second floor ( don't accept 209) with steps down to pool level unfortunately for us out of use due to painting. Talk about faulty towers, situation just went from bad to worse, Teresa gave ya a free drink ticket which I took to bar. There was no one behind bar just an elderly gent sat at the bar reading a paper. I asked him if the bar tender was around, to which he replied that he was the bar tender. No kidding ! He was unsmiling, and it was like I was disturbing him unreasonably to expect him to get us a drink. This place was just laughably bad, and we hated it. It's hemmed in all round and I am sure you could do much better.
By this time we had lost the daylight which impacted on our short stay in fort lauderdale.
The only positive about this hotel s location, but be aware you cannot see the ocean despite the name of the hotel.

Room Tip: Sun deck but ask them to mop round your table and chairs as the guy who s supposed to do it does not...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Cheshirecaz59,
My sincerest apology for the negative experience you had at our hotel. The lack of quality service you received is not normal and definetely not up to our standards. Unfortunately the trainee got flustered and made huge mistakes including not getting the supevisor involved promptly. I have shared with the staff all your comments and have taken steps to prevent situations like yours in the future. Once again my apologies.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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Address: 1180 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#39 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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