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“2nd time round still happy” 4 of 5 stars
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The Winterset
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2801 Terramar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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“2nd time round still happy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

They are getting so popular that it's getting difficult to book. Still clean, affordable and very accommodating. Next time you repaint make it pink again! I needed extra service and Amanda was extremely kind to comply. We always feel comfortable here.

Room Tip: Room 3's air conditioner is too loud but the fan was enough to keep room cool.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Info1000, Owner at The Winterset, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
MariaOttowa,
We'll always have a place for you, no matter how popular we get. With over 12 boutique hotels and 500 rooms, there's always room in North Beach Village! Just give us a call and we'll take care of the rest. Thanks so much for your review.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I booked through Expedia, and was not notified that the hotel office is closed after 7:00 p.m...I didn't see this posted anywhere on the Winterset's site either :(

After arriving at 7:15 on December 18th via Taxi, I found a printed letter on the office door instructing guests to call another hotel, the Aqua, for all needs. I called, and was notified that I could pick up my keys there. I had to lug 2 heavy bags approximately 1/4 mile away to pick up the keys...had to lug them back as well! Office attendant at the Aqua was apologetic, but didn't offer me a water or a drive back :(

It would be helpful if the MGMT of the Winterset would post their check in policies somewhere so this doesn't keep happening...I see from reading various reviews on the internet that I'm not the first.

Also...employee at the Aqua Hotel was not familiar with the different rooms at the Winterset, and could not answer questions I had at check in.

Bottom line...I felt that there was nobody to help me after 7:00 p.m. :(

Room Tip: First room I was placed in, 111 was very small, and in a back corner. Felt like a converted garage...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Info1000, Owner at The Winterset, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Imbooradly,
We're pleased to announce that we have already made changes to our check in policy. Next time you visit, you'll notice that detailed check-in procedures have been added to the guest confirmations. Also, we are just steps away from our own shuttle service. We are always trying to improve and appreciate your feedback.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We just stayed at The Winterset and loved it. It was such a convenience to be within walking distance from the beach and to have a fridge and microwave. The room was immaculate. I loved the simple Ikea furnishings. The only complaint would be our loud neighbors that let their children run by our first floor room screaming loudly as we were trying to rest. Fortunately they were in their room by 10 PM every night. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Info1000, Owner at The Winterset, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
sunchaser22,
Thanks so much for your review. We are looking forward to your next visit. We know that there are a lot of choices of hotels in Fort Lauderdale, and we're so happy that you chose us! See you soon, NBV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this mid-century 2 story motel for three nights and we very pleased by the rooms and the staff. The rooms were imaculate and the bed comfortable. The IKEA furniture is simple but stylish and appropiate to the location. We did not use the pools as the beach is so close but we did barbeque on the well maintaimed deck amid the pleasant palm trees. The kitchen was well equiped with utensils and pots and pans but there are no condiments. Ask for extra salt, pepper and sugar packets at every fast food stop before coming. My reservation through Bookings.com was botched up, but I was given the originaly requested room at the Bookings rate which was very low indeed.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Info1000, Owner at The Winterset, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
ned2384,
Thanks for the descriptive review. We're are so happy that you were pleased with the Winterset and hope that you will visit us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We were supposed to be at the Tropirocks but were moved due to renovation work. We were upgraded to a one bed appartment suite. It looked really great but was let down by cheap tacky white IKEA furniture throughout. The floors have been made quite unlevel by subsidance over the years so it was downhill from the bedroom to the bathroom and uphill from the kitchen to the living room! Bit like a funhouse!
The appartment was spotlessly clean and the main officestaff (Amanda & Stephanie) were very charming, polite and helpful ladies. They couldn't do enough for us and it was nice to chat to then each day. Great work, guys.
The location is fantastic - an easy walk to the seafront beaches and bars.

Room Tip: The floors are all marble so being in a room on the ground floor picks up lots of noise from people...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Info1000, Owner at The Winterset, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
hotbeare15,
Thanks for staying with us. You'll be happy to hear that the newly refreshed Tropirock is now open and ready for your next visit. We hope that you can come back again soon to see it. Thanks you for your review, we really appreciate your feedback!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Wow!!! North Beach Village really did it right with the newly acquired properties,our favorite was The Winterset with the Three pools and hot tub, the gardens where beautiful!!! we had not been to Ft.Lauderdale for 10 years and tried to stay at our Tropi Rock but it was bought by NBV and was being renovated,Can't wait till its done!!! We had a very relaxing time during our stay and will be back!!! The ocean is beautiful as allways and the water clear as bath water,and warm ,we decided to stay 5 days and it was Awesome!!!

Room Tip: 2nd floor is the best view!!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Info1000, Owner at The Winterset, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
GaryWJohnson,
We would like to say wow back, thanks so such a nice review. We've worked hard to improve the Winterset and the entire North Beach Area, and it is so nice to hear that our guests are happy. Thanks for staying with us. We hope to see you soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Our fourth stay at The Winterset. Big surprice when checking in, new magnagement and staff and nice renovated rooms. Clean in and out. Really friendly and helpful staff.
We´ll be back!
Alex and Gun-Britt from Sweden

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Info1000, Owner at The Winterset, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Alex N,
We are already looking forward to your 5th stay at The Winterset! With the recent addition, this family friendly hotel now has 3 buildings and 3 pools, making it an awesome place for large parties, like weddings or family reunions. We know that guests have a choice of hotels in Fort Lauderdale and we always appreciate you choosing The Winterset! See you next time!
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Address: 2801 Terramar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Winterset 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
O.K. - Everyone knows that Fort Lauderdale Beach is one of the best places in Florida for an unforgettable family beach getaway, but where's the very best place on our tropical barrier island and miles of golden beaches? North Beach Village is Fort Lauderdale's legendary borough, offering an ideal locale from which to explore but also unmatched boutique hotel value. With the Intracoastal Waterway and sandy beaches just a few minutes' walk away - it's easy to spark uncommon happiness and feel deeply reconnected and refreshed. And Winterset's spacious 36-rooms and three sparkling heated pools is perfect for soothing minds or mindless fun! Our updated rooms have state-of-the-art kitchens, flat screens and cozy furnishings. Rooms have a cool, Caribbean decor plus Wi-Fi, coffee and sunshine is included. We never charge resort fees. Ultimately, guests rave about Winterset and return because our above and beyond concierge-like services inspire recuperation and relaxation. Whether you dream away in our steamy hot-tub under twinkling stars, take your family on a water taxi ride to beachy restaurants or bedazzle with watersport adventures - everybody will love Winterset. ... more   less 
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