We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The people were nice. The sheets were clean. The motel is...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Bahia Cabana Beach Resort

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
You added Bahia Cabana Beach Resort to your Saves list
Bahia Cabana Beach Resort
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3001 Harbor Drive (A1A), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Formerly Days Inn Bahia Cabana)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #96 of 135 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Write a Review

727 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (92)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband, son and I were in Ft. Lauderdale for a convention (over 500 members), we stayed near the Bahia Cabana. Other members of the convention were raving about the breakfast at the Bahia Cabana so we planned to eat there during our trip. We arrived one morning a few minutes after 11 am, but they had stopped serving breakfast at 11. We went ahead and ordered lunch from the female server, who seemed pretty indifferent about us. She wasn't polite at all and seemed to be very rushed. When she brought out our food, I was sitting farthest from her which meant she needed to hand me my plate instead of putting it down in front of me on the table. When she handed the plate to me, it hit the glass of water on the table and it spilled all over the table, down the front of me (including my legs and feet) and all over my bench seat. She grabbed some napkins and started wiping the table. I asked her for some paper towels and she took two napkins from the holder on the table and handed them to me. When I tell you that water was all over, we're talking approximately 22 ounces of it....at no point did she look at me or say anything to me. She did not even acknowledge being responsible for the spill, let alone an apology. The food was excellent.

On our 2nd visit, we ordered breakfast. The food, again, was excellent but the service lacked (again). We had a male server who quickly took our order and again, seemed rushed. The breakfast we all had was delicious. As it was approaching 11 am a table of 10 entered. The server graciously informed them that breakfast was about to end so he took 3 of their breakfast orders as the rest wanted lunch. By this time, we were sitting there waiting for our dishes to be cleared. Apparently, our server was going off shift at 11 and another server was taking over. I only know this because he introduced her to the table of 10 and informed them of this. He proceeded to clear 4 other tables and give them their bill as we sat there waiting for him to clear our table. He was standing at the register several times which was only about 10 feet from us but made no eye contact with us at all to even acknowledge us, our dirty dishes or the fact we really needed our check so we could get to the airport and catch our plane. When he finally came over to clear our dishes my husband politely mentioned we were ready to go and the server made the comment, "me too"...and still....NO check!

As it turned out, he finally brought our check and the server made out with well OVER 20% gratuity...we didn't have the time to stick around and wait to make change.

Even though this was within walking distance of our resort, if we visit again, we WILL NOT eat at this restaurant again. Food was delicious, great outdoor patio dining, but the service, quite frankly STINKS! Living in a tourist town myself, this is totally unacceptable service!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I arrived and found that my room was nowhere near looking over the ocean. They mustn't have gotten my memo. And every time I had to use the bathroom, I'd have to manually make sure the lever on the float in the tank would go up or the water would stay running. Pretty annoying. Other than that, the room was pretty decent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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

Review collected in partnership with Days Inn

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
99 hotel reviews
Reviews in 139 cities Reviews in 139 cities
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Location is awesome, right across from beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach. The folks at the front desk were nice - they dont have a ice machine, and we tried to get ice at the bar/restaurant - those folks were rude and told us we'd have to buy, but the folks at the front desk not only hooked us up but got us a "loaner" cooler. There is also a little "go-cart" like electric shuttle that is free and operates all day and drops you where ever you want up the strip. Room was clean and spacious. Only problem was the beds were comically caved in so the sleep wasnt the best. Would stay here again for the price and what you get.

G Man

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oceanside, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We booked this for a group of Scouts, before a bus ride to Florida Sea Base. The booking process was okay. The price was good and it was convenient for the shuttle from the hotel and the bus to FSB, but the hotel room was the worst I have been in for awhile. It was really old and did not seem clean. The bathroom had no counter space in a room meant for at least 4 people. There was a trail of weird ants in the kitchen. I reported the infestation, but the front desk was distracted breaking up a domestic violence situation in another building and he said he would look after we checked out. The hotel was across the street from a great beach park.
The girls did enjoy the barstools on the balcony of our room and the air conditioning worked well.

We did really enjoy dinner in the restaurant and they gave us a discount. Several people raved about the fish tacos and we enjoyed the view and music. Breakfast was included in our package and was very good too. Most staff was friendly, but one waitress was cranky.

Room Tip: The room with the two queens and sofa sleeper in the living room was old and grimy.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Bahia Cabana Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bahia Cabana Beach Resort

Address: 3001 Harbor Drive (A1A), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Formerly Days Inn Bahia Cabana)
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bahia Cabana Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bahia Cabana Resort provides guests with the perfect location to enjoy the excitement of Ft. Lauderdale Beach and our world-famous marina bar and restaurant. Walk across A1A to famous Ft. Lauderdale beach and enjoy a day in the sun, or experience a variety of beach adventures located just outside the door! Guest amenities include: • A variety of comfortable, spacious rooms with kitchenettes and suites. • Valet Parking(fee) • Outdoor, heated pool and hot tub • Stay connected - Complimentary modern WIFI internet access throughout the hotel, restaurant and guest accommodations. • Waterfront Restaurant & bar serving casual International cuisine with spectacular views of Ft. Lauderdale's largest Marina. • Experienced, friendly staff offering personalized guest services. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, Wyndham, Cheap Tickets, Hotwire, Hotels.com, BookIt.com, Despegar.com, Orbitz, Agoda, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Bahia Cabana Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Days Inn Bahia Cabana Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Bahia Cabana Days Inn
Days Inn Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Days Inn

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bahia Cabana Beach Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.