I needed to schedule a one night stay with very short notice and unfortunately, the W requires a two night minimum stay (total aside - that is a great hotel). I was also unable to get in at the Westin, so truth be told, the Sheraton was not high on my list - but I was in a bind and I generally have good experiences at starwoods properties.
When I checked in I was told I had been upgraded to a full ocean view room in the beach tower - so I was hopeful! Okay- literally, my view (no balcony) is of the building across the way, but if i press my forehead up to the glass and look left - yes, I can see a small piece of ocean (room 270). Does this really qualify as a full ocean view?
Also - the building is just super dated. Low, popcorn ceilings, long dark hallways, And the fixtures in the bathroom are strangely low to the ground - the sink and counter only come up to my mid-thigh. It is just weird.
I frequently travel solo for business and I have to say - I felt a little uncomfortable. Like the building and hallway are so far from the front desk and sort of feel remote and walking down the hallway I did feel a bit vulnerable.
Now - for the pros... it should be noted that each person I encountered was helpful. And it is possible that some of the furniture in the room is newer - so they may have done a bit of an "update" to the rooms. The property does have beach access. I suppose it just depends what you are looking for...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, a landmark destination. This stylish Fort Lauderdale resort is a haven of hospitality and is located directly on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yankee Clipper Hotel Florida
- Yankee Clipper Motel
- Sheraton Yankee Clipper Fort Lauderdale
- Sheraton Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Lauderdale Sheraton