Ok, so I've stayed in South Florida plenty of times. I've stayed at the Loew's Miami Beach, Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach resort, and the Oceanpoint resort, so I wasn't overly exicted about the Hampton Hallandale Beach. I was pleasantly surprised.
The Hampton has free parking, what a treat for South Florida! The rooms are clean. The linens are soft. The TV has great choices. The breakfast (free) was acceptable. All I had was coffee and a bagel which was great for a get-up-and-go. They have FREE, yes FREE, WIFI in your room. What hotel does that? And the internet here was faster than mine at home.
Across the street is a racetrack and casino. That didn't excite me, but it did have great shopping and dining with Crate and Barrel, the Container Store, and Pottery Barn. The restauarants were great too. My favorite was the Yard House. We ate there twice. Try the Ahi Poke appetizer, it was as good as the Mai Tai bar in Honolulu.
If you are looking for a clean room with great beds/linens and a hot shower with free parking and free wifi, this is the place for you. It is a stones throw from all the great restaurants and shopping at Aventura, as well. If you have a cruise or flight from Ft. Lauderdale, you can get there in about 10 minutes to 25 minutes depending on traffic.
Good job Hampton, we'll be back!!!