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Great Escape Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4620 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 (Formerly Great Escape Hotel)   |  
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“Comfy place to stay for a couple of nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor (all the 1 bedroom apartments are on the ground floor) and my parents had a studio room upstairs.
The rooms are clean, fresh and bright and look newly decorated. The kitchen has a full oven, fridge/freezer and microwave and has enough cutlery and crockery. No kettle but there is a coffee filter machine.
The bed was a king size and had good cotton bedding and was very comfortable. The 1 bed apartment was spacious.
Reasonable sized pool which we enjoyed using.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, even tumble drying our swimming costumes on our last day before we left to catch our flight back home. As mentioned by other reviewers, beach chairs, umbrella and towels were provided and there is even a basket of sun tan cream by the pool - what a nice touch!
Yes it is on a busy road and we felt a bit odd walking back from the beach with swimwear on, but it was only a short walk. Our rooms were set back from the road so we didnt notice the traffic noise. Convenient Publix just along the road and restaurants in the town - we liked the Blue Moon.

Room Tip: Ask for a room back from the road. 1 bed apts are on the ground floor, studios upstairs.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Just checking out from 3 night stay. Motel is right round the corner from the beach ( staff provide free beach chairs and pool towels). Room was bright, clean and spacious. Full kitchen and grocery store a 3 min walk. It is beside a busy street so traffic can be noisy, but at night I just turned the AC fan up to #3 which muffled any outside noise and slept great.
Lovely little courtyard and all guests very friendly.
Would def return.

  • Stayed April 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hotel had many pluses, mainly it was close to the beach. The room was very clean, it had plenty of space, nice kitchen. The staff was friendly and helpful, got us beach chairs and beach towels at no charge, very good service. The only complaint was that it was on a very busy street so if you sat by the pool which is right next to the road, it was traffic noisy. Just would suggest they put up a privacy fence. It was pricy but it was also high season.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We booked our one night stay online and got an excellent rate. The office staff was friendly and efficient, and our room was neat and appealing. The beach was about a 2 minute walk away. Beds were comfortable, parking was convenient, and the room was quiet. We would like to stay again should we return to Lauderdale by the Sea.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor, which was a relief since we had several pieces of luggage. No elevators...
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  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I love Lauderdale by the Sea. I've been vacationing there for over thirty years. There is no place down there that has a nicer staff. The owner's Cindy and Steve and their son Mark are always looking to please. Everything is new and so clean. The location is close to everything.
For being the "new kids" on the block I hope you give all the others (hotels) a run for the money!
Cindy.... the popcorn didn't burn. Thanks for the new microwave. Hope to see you next year. Keep doing what you're doing.

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Had stayed nearby previously while attending a conference but saw the Great Escape Inn and knew I had to try it. Well worth it. Very impressed with the courteous staff, nicely appointed kitchenette equipped suite, proximity to grocery store, eateries & entertainment, as well as the easy walk around the corner to the beach. Liked it so much I immediately booked an even bigger suite with living room and eat-in kitchen for next year! Highly recommend the Great Escape Inn!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Family of four on March Break with tween and teen in Fort Lauderdale for first time. So glad we chose this area and the Great Escape Inn--friendly staff..and loved our bright, clean, and spacious fully equipped unit upstairs in 110 and the complimentary beach towels, beach chairs, and sunscreens and aloe vera gel and the heated pool. WiFi excellent. Shorter walk (2 minutes) than expected and easy access to the safe, clean beach (great for flying kites) and fishing pier and to Publix, CVC, and restaurants like Aruba Cafe (on beach) and Azteca Mexican Grill (all fresh ingredients) and Kilwins (fudge and ice cream) highly recommended. Enjoyed the St. Patricks' bands playing in the block party. Short drive to main busy Fort Lauderdale beach and Galleria Mall. Yes there's roadside noise...even when we were in the Keys at the other motel. It is South Florida after all.

  • Stayed March 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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Address: 4620 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 (Formerly Great Escape Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#7 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Great Escape Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only a block away from the beach, the Great Escape Inn is conveniently located in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a picturesque seaside village nestled between Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. Guests at the Inn enjoy a heated pool, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, and TVs with cable. ... more   less 
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