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“Good rooms, near the beach, great value!” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #53 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Stockholm, Sweden
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Good rooms, near the beach, great value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

After reading reviews here we decided to book 3 nights at this hotel and we're very pleased we did so. The rooms are fresh and clean. The beds are spacious and at last a hotel that has 4 good pillows instead of one flat. The staff is cordial.
Breakfast buffet is included which is great! The breakfast is good with bagels, cheese, ham, hamburger, aotmeal etc and awesome waffles that you can make yourself with chocolate syrup and the orange juice actually tastes like it's supposed. (Often at buffets it's a little watery.)
And the parking is only 10$/day whichbis not bad at all.
The beach is 2-3 minutes walk from the hotel.
The only downside for us (if someone at Best western reads) was that there are too many sports channel on the TV. Other than that we dont have any complains at all! Good value for your money.

Last tip: have lunch at Bahia Cabana which is across the street like 3 minutes walk. Awesome food and great staff there!

Room Tip: Dont book a room by the pool, people hang there at all times of day. You'll have to keep the cur...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you, for the nice review. I am delighted to hear that you had a nice stay, and enjoyed our hospitality. We are working on upgrading our satellite provider and adding more channels, as well as more High definition. I hope you tell your friends and family about us. Please let us know if we can better serve you in the future.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Staff was courteous. Room was clean. Hotel is a few steps from Fort Lauderdale beach and boardwalk. Ideal for pre cruise stay or beach vacation. Shuttle to cruiseport stopped by the hotel ($10 per person paid to driver). Breakfast was nice with waffles, eggs, fruits, and juice... There are a few restaurants and hotels nearby.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 4, 2013
Dear Royalti,

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I will make sure to pass on your compliments to the staff. I hope you visit us again in the future.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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North Vancouver, BC
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Best Westerns are usually pretty good and this one was adequate re the room and cleanliness. However, we checked in our baggage for a few hours before departing for the airport. They lost my husbands binoculars. We called but were told sorry nowhere to be found and really not much interest. Customer service needs to be better.


  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Harmony,

I am sorry to hear that you were dissapointed with our customer service. I have checked our lost and found department, unfortunately no record of a found binoculars. I apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you give us another opportunity in the future.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
General Manager
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Ocala, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My wife and I were planning a cruise and decided to start here. The hotel location was perfect, and the staff as friendly, and the warm cookies at night and hot breakfast before parking our car in the lot and being driven to the ship was wonderful. We will do it again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear James,

We are lucky to have had a chance to have you stay with us. Thank you for writing this nice review. We hope you had a wonderful Panama cruise.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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Sseattle, WA
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is the 3rd or 4th time I have stayed at this particular Best Western. The pool was closed due to a "problem the guest had" for one day, but no problem as we were super busy anyway.
The hot breakfast was typical for this category of hotel with make it yourself waffles, eggs, sausage or ham, and many cold choices plus beverage choices.
I wouldn't pay extra for a "poolside room." We did, walked into it, and then went to the front desk to request another room. Our new room was on the far end of the 4th floor and was better.
Easy walking distance to several other places to eat, to the beach (1/2 block away), and to the water taxi pickup point.

Room Tip: Breakfast at the hotel is OK, but suggest you go elsewhere for any other food. The food is pre cook...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, January 16, 2013
Dear VPMarketing,
Thank you for staying with us once again. We appreciate you taking the time to write this great review, and hope that you continue to stay with us when visiting Fort Lauderdale. Looking forward to the next opportunity to serve you.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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Fraser Valley, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We recently spent one night at the Best Western Oceanside Inn, prior to embarking on a cruise.
We had had a less than great stay at another BW hotel the year before, but this hotel turned out to be quite different! We loved it, and would stay there again without hesitation.

The hotel is nicely placed less than half a block from the beach, where we spent several hours the next morning. The building is pleasant, nice lobby, and a very nice breakfast room and patio/pool area. Our room was spacious, clean, well appointed and we loved the little balcony area. We could hear the waves if we listened carefully. The staff was great, pleasant, courteous and helpful, they answered all our questions.
While it is not as close to the airport as some other hotels, this is not a bad thing. There are shuttles close by to take you to the cruise port in the morning. We asked if we could stop to pick up our wine order from Total Wine, and this was not a problem as we were the only people on the shuttle.
Breakfast was very good, we enjoyed it outside next to the pool, in the pleasant garden area.
We would love to come and stay there again should the opportunity arise.
This hotel was excellent value.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Winter Vacationers,
Thank you first of all for giving us a chance and staying with us. We are deligthed to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you continue to visit us in the future. Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy 2013
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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SW Ontario
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great location, decent furnishings and bathrooms but the hotel bomes need renovation. Our bathroom and room was redone, but the balcony and windows - ouch!!! Don't look too close. Friendly staff, good breakfast that can be enjoyed poolside. Our room was very small, for North America it was very tight!!! However, we would stay again, actually we wanted to stay longer but there was no availability.

Room Tip: Ask for a spacious room, seems that some are a bit tight.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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, February 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write about us. Your opinion is very important to us, as we are in the planning stages to renovate and hopefully make all the changes that are important to our guests. We hope you look us up again in the near future.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
General Manager
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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
#35 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#39 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn 3*
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