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Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4060 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (Formerly "Ramada Plaza Beach Resort") (Central Beach)   |  
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Ranked #62 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Toronto
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“Nice Nice beach ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I arrived on Dec 5th And am still staying here for another 11 days. The beach is gorgeous, the rooms are standard. The only complaint I would have is that the beds are very soft and uncomfortable, very hard to sleep.
The Internet does not work at all in the room. Probably would come back because it is right on the beach and the price is great. Lots of lawn chairs and very pretty area by the tiki bar and hot tub. Parking is $15 a night, a little high but I guess you have to pay for parking at every hotel. And for the same price your car can be valet parked and the valet guys are so nice. My room had a beautiful view from the balcony.
All and all the rooms were clean and your right on the beach. Just the beds and internet were an issue.
Would I come back ? For this price and on the beach YES

Stayed December 2013
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
We continue to make improvements all the time. We are very glad to know that you will be coming back.

Paul Cahaly
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The last time I was at this property it was 1981, it was a Hilton Inn and I was a dinning room waiter. After 32 years I wanted to go back the place where I had the time of my life, worked with guys who would become lifelong friends, and where I learned many life lessons.
When booking I was hopeing for the best but expecting otherwise. I am happy to report the stay couldn't have been better. This hotel met and exceeded all my expectations. The lobby was clean and modern and the front desk staff were very professional helpful. Our room was 720 on the north side. We had views of the ocean, a good bed and real coffee in the morning.
As an example of service, I noticed that the toilet tend to run a bit through the night, with the air condition on it never bothered us though, I happened to see the head of maintenance in the elevator the first morning as we were headed down to the lobby and mentioned the problem to him. There was a guy in the room to fix it within 20 minutes. These guys mean business when it comes to service and want to take care of you.
I got to meet the General Manager Paul Cahaly who has been in charge for 12 plus years. He operates this hotel like he owns it and takes real pride in the operation and his people. I could sense that feeling of pride of ownership throughout the rest of the staff as well.
Yes there are more modern hotels in Fort Lauderdale that have bigger rooms and bigger bathrooms, but because of the upgrades and recent renovations, the central location on the beach, and the excellent service, you would be hard pressed to find a better value for the rate they charge.
The only thing I wasn't initially happy with was having to pay 15 dollars a day to park the car, that was until I found out that the going rate for parking at other hotels is almost twice the price.

If you are looking for good value and great service, an on the beach location with a lovely pool and hot tub, this is the place to stay.
Highly recommended.
John and Jane, Victoria BC

Room Tip: South side would be best for extra afternoon sun.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
It was great to meet you both. Thank you for the great review. We really hope that you come back and see us again this year.

Paul Cahaly
General Manager
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Have been here twice and each time was excellent. This hotel is right on the beach - you cannot get any closer. The pool, Tiki Bar, and hot tub are about 20 feet from the beach.

The best part is that everyone here makes sure you have a great time. The entire staff is courteous, attentive, and helpful.

The hotel is in a quieter area off of A1A and on the beach. It is near to many attractions and stores and the area is much less congested than other parts of Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

The pool is super clean and there are tons of chairs and towels. The staff makes sure the place is clean and you can get a snack or drink at the restaurant or Tiki Bar. We stayed for 5 nights but wish we could have stayed much longer. The staff made us feel very welcome.

I've been to hotels that cost much more - some two and three times as much - but have not gotten better service anywhere! The people that work here take customer satisfaction seriously.

I can't wait to get back here.

Room Tip: Many rooms have a great ocean view - ask when reserving if it's important.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
We are so glad to have had you back with us. Tremendous review and our pleasure to know that you will be coming back!

Paul Cahaly
General Manager
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springfield,ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights, could not have had a better time, staff was super nice, the room was clean , and you cannot beat the ocean front location, pool and tiki bar and plenty of chairs make it a home run....I will be staying here again ...

Room Tip: higher up rooms, closer to ocean 822, 922
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thank you so much. We really appreciate the kind words.

So glad to know that you will be coming back.

Paul Cahaly
General Manager
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We booked this hotel through Hotel Tonight (use invite code lhuebner5 for $25 off your first booking) and what a gem of a find! We were on the sixth floor and our balcony (all balconies) had a view of the ocean between the neighboring building. Not a full on view, but enough to enjoy as you sat in the Adirondack chairs provided on each balcony. The room was clean, with a small fridge and microwave and adequate space in the bathroom. We had a nice breakfast in the outside eating area overlooking the ocean - the view was worth the few extra dollars it cost us to have an omelet here instead of grabbing breakfast at the nearby McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts. The pool area is well kept and they have plenty of free lounge chairs for you to soak up the sun while listening to the waves of the ocean. Or just ten steps off the pool deck you can find an umbrella and lounge chairs for your use and you can put your toes in the ocean. There is also jet ski and kayak rental right there. And best of all you are right on Ft. Lauderdale beach - a long stretch of clean sand (we only saw one jelly fish) and clear water to swim or play in. Also, there is a Winn Dixie just two blocks south of the hotel, as well as McD's, Dunkin, and a few other small shops and restaurants. We would stay here again when visiting Ft. Lauderdale.

Room Tip: We were on the sixth floor and had a great view, although rooms closer to the beach end of the build...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Tremendous review. Thank you so much.

We are very grateful to have you back with us any time.
Paul Cahaly
General Manager
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

After reading some of the other reviews..................I booked a room for 3 nights. I wish we could longer. Everything was wonderful. The room was very clean. Coffee maker had real coffee mugs. The partial view of the ocean was great. Everyone we came in connect with went out of the way to make us feel special and glad that we were there. We did not eat on sit.....brought food from home. Did walk (make a left out of the parking lot)
to a pizza place called DaVinci,s...........................best pizza ever!!

The pool/hot tub were very clean and so were the hallways.

Yes.....$15.00 a day is high for parking.............

The grandkids did play mini-golf...............they loved it so paying the $10.00 each for them to play was well worth it.

WE will come back!

  • Stayed November 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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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Your very kind words mean more to us than you know.

Thank you!
Paul Cahaly
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The staff was friendly! The hotel had a very clean feeling! Smelt like fresh carpet and definetly was just remodeled! Pool and hot tub were clean! Right on the beach! Had a nice balcony where to the right I had a great view of the beach! I would stay here again and again!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thank you very much. Your great review means alot to all of us here.

We look forward to seeing you again.
Paul Cahaly
General Manager
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Additional Information about Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort

Address: 4060 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (Formerly "Ramada Plaza Beach Resort")
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the beach, Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort is perfectly situated minutes away from major attractions, restaurants and shopping. Newly renovated rooms are equipped with mini-refrigerators, microwaves, hair-dryers, in room safes, dataports and coffee-makers. All standard rooms have a side-oceanview, open air balcony. Oceanfront view, 1 bedroom suites are also available. Our large pool deck features an oversized jacuzzi, heated pool, tiki bar, watersports and cabanas. The resort also has an indoor/outdoor restaurant, fitness center, gift shop, nightclub and lobby bar. ... more   less 
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