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“In a good location but overpriced with a few problem areas.” 2 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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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“In a good location but overpriced with a few problem areas.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This hotel is located in popular area and is easy to get to and from. The hotel has its own parking underneath that they charge for which I think as a guest should be free. Unfortunately we had thunderstorms while we were there and the parking areas flooded, our feet got soaked getting in and out of our car. (obviously designed incorrectly) The staff were friendly throughout our visit even it a bit uncertain when we had a noise problem. The breakfast was adequate (not as good as other BWs) and got very busy at certain times. The Room was okay but the bathroom was small and the floor was dirty on occassions. Balcony door was drafty and the curtains didn't cut out a lot of light. Had main problem with next door (we were in an intercommunicating room) noise 2 evenings out of our 3, firstly left their television on loud from Noon to Midnight without even being there, had to get a (reluctant) staff member to come and enter the room to turn it off. We had to get staff to tell the new occupants 2 days later to turn their television sound down as well.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Georgetown
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114 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed here 1 night before we flew home after a visit to Ft. Myers. The hotel is very clean and in working order.... but it's old... think 1960s and 1970s. The room itself was comfortable and the bed was firm, although the linens were a little thin. Our room had a refrigerator and microwave and seem to be in good condition. By old, I mean the layout... halls with low ceilings and ice makers in the hall. The elevators were slow. Good parking and right across the street from the beach. Eating options aren't particularly close except for the Marriott and Sheraton next door.

Morning breakfast was good as far as free breakfasts go... waffles, biscuits and gravy, cereal and fruit. I think there were some eggs too. All eaten on disposable dishes. Staff was nice and helpful.

Overall, I liked it. It's not the Marriott but then again, we used points and our rate was low.

Room Tip: We were in the back next to the elevator on the 5th floor... we had a balcony and we could see the w...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saddleworth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We recently stayed 3 nights at Best Western Oceanside before going on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale. We picked Cocoa Beach as our stopover because we didn't want to travel too far on our first night. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was really good to start the day. As we checked in we were told about a meet and greet the next day, which was a get together of guests and staff for an hour with free beer, wine and hot and cold nibbles. We thought this an excellent gesture and really enjoyed it. The hotel is in an excellent position right next to the pier.

Room Tip: We asked for a sea view and thought it was worth the extra paid. The only negative for me was that t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Tacoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We would stay again if going on a cruise. Hotel is clean but outdated. Breakfast is good to get you started in the morning. Staff is nice and everyone was helpful except Pauline at the front desk, she needs to smile more and be more helpful. She seemed to be not very caring and bored with her job.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Staying here for the second time (first time was Oct 2011) and everything is as good as it was then: convenient pool, great location (3 min walk to the beach), breakfast waaay improved (it used to be just a variety of break 1.5 yrs ago, now they have bacon, cheese, cutlets, fruits, tomatoes, scrambled eggs, corn flakes), comfortable beds, large parking lot ($10/night though). Suggestions for improvements? Just one thing: change the whole reception team, they are rude, unfriendly and unwelcoming.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marquette, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We had a great time the bartender was fun, Free breakfast, the rooms were clean and the pool was nice. It is going to be remodeled soon. Walking distance to stores, bars. There is a trolley for 50 cents each way that takes you to the malls. Taxi is average 15 to 20 dollars from the airport. The beach is about 2 blocks away.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor it was quiet
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We chose this Best Western facility because of our past experiences with this chain and were not dissappointed. Although there were new guests arriving every day our rooms were ready when we checked in. The rooms were large, comfortable & clean. The staff was pleasant and helpful, from the front desk to the service staff. The location is great - near to shops, restaurants, the beach & airport.
The breakfast buffet had ample choices and the dining area was comfortable although sometimes there was a wait to be seated. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#40 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#46 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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