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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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Boise, Idaho
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“GREAT LOCATION!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in January 2013 with friends while awaiting a cruise. Our friends rented a car and for only $10.00 a night we had easy parking at the hotel in a gated security garage. Just a very short walk from the hotel is the beach and it's on the same side of the street as the hotel so no crossing the busy road. Lots of little restaurants and souvenir stores line the beach road. Beach is gorgeous and an added plus was watching ships leaving while walking on the beach.

The hotel staff was great in working out a deal for us after we discovered our friends who booked later than us got a much cheaper sale rate than we did yet we were the ones who convinced them to go. They matched the special deal our friends got and lowered our rate.

Breakfast is included and is more than most breakfast-included hotels we've stayed at. Scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, - much more than a muffin and juice. Good value for the cost and you can even eat out on the patio by the swimming pool.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 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 6, 2013
Dear Dexter,

It is a great pleasure to read your wonderful review. In particular I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the interaction with our staff. We are lucky to have such a great location. Looking forward to the opportunity of serving you and your friends again in the future.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
General Manager
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This hotel is PERFECT for cruisers.... I can't say enough about the staff and how accomidating they are. The girls at the front desk are great at managing people and rooms. We got in at 9am for a 3pm check in and they gave us towels to swim, allowed to to enjoy the free breakfast, made us feel very welcome. They got us in our room eary and arranged transport to the Cruise terminal.... they were FANTASTIC! Will be back!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the staff at the front desk (Aznie, Kathy, Sirena, & Paulina) I want to say thank you for staying with us and giving us the opportunity to serve you. I will make sure to share these great comments with the entire staff, and we hope to get an opportunity to see you again in the near future.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights before departing on a cruise. The rooms, to me, are somewhat pricy for a BW but are - from what I could tell - good value in Fort Lauderdale. It was a quick cab ride from FLL to the hotel, which is in comfortable walking distance from restaurants and shops and a lovely beach park. The service from the front desk staff and breakfast room staff was excellent. The hotel is rather tired in appearance, but but we didn't choose it for the decor and everything we saw looked clean - that's what matters. The breakfast offers a very good selection of items and, unlike many places we have stayed, has a good amount of seating and tables to accommodate the guests. The bartender was friendly and our frozen margaritas were tasty.

The beach is < five minute walk (hang a left upon exiting the lobby, walk past the Sheraton and you'll be in the beach park) and the water was lovely! We enjoyed dinner at Bahia Cabana (another close walk) and appies on the patio at Dos Caminos, which is in the Sheraton (you'll pass it on your way to the beach).

I would have no hesitation recommending this as a decent place to stay - you cannot beat the location; however, if you are more concerned about aesthetics or being "seen" in the "right" type of place, this hotel might not be a comfortable fit and you may want to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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 6, 2013
Dear Ecormark,

I wanted to first of all thank you for staying with us and second for taking the time to write about your experience to let us know how we are doing. It is particularly great to hear your comments about our staff. We are planning on some renovations this year, and your input is very valuable to us. Looking forward to the opportunity of serving you again in the future.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights after a cruise. The hotel is very convenient for the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal - we arrived at about 10.00am and were able to check into our clean and spacious room immediately. One block from the beach, with a few shops and restaurants nearby. Bus and trolley stops outside hotel and water taxi stops a few minutes away. Staff all friendly and helpful, and breakfast included is a bonus (very pleasant to eat it by the pool). Great value for the quality and the location - would happily stay here again.

  • 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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Carolina B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Brook,

Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendations. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you again in the future.
I will make sure to pass on your great comments to our staff.
Sincerely,
Carolina Bello
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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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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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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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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
#36 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn 3*
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