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“Highly recommended place near the beach to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
FL
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Highly recommended place near the beach to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I went on a three day get away at the Great Escape Inn towards the end of august 2013. The experience was superb with friendly staff willing to help guest in any way possible. I was marveled by how the room was spacious,elegant,quiet,and spotless. I noticed a lot of restaurants by this hotel are within walking distance. This place is highly recommended for a relaxing stay and it is only one block away from the beach.

  • Stayed August 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed with my daughter and granddaughter the night after our cruise. We arrived too early to check in, but they allowed us to leave our luggage in the office. Located close to the beach and some shopping and eating establishments within walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

we spent the last week of our vacations in Great Escape and it was unquestionably good choice
the room was clean and spacious just enough for our four, the beach just minute away, the staff friendly and helpful
on strong side - quiet surroundings, well equiped kitchen, pool and laundromat :)
on weaker side - bathroom's limited space

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on the way to Key West to break up the journey.
From the outside it does not appear to be much but it is a secret gem of a place.

We found the outside of the motel clean and the staff very friendly.
The rooms are very clean and obviously recently updated. The motel has beach towels for you to use and a fridge and decent sized and very comfortable double beds.

We had reserved a double bed room and it is adequately sized for a short stay for a family of four.
The tv would not display channels but this was fixed within a minute of mentioning it. The staff are excellent and helpful. The air conditioning was a little loud but worked fine as it was such a hot night.

It is 2 mins to the beautiful beach where our kids played for several hours with fish swimming all around them. Restaraunts and shops are walking distance and there is ample parking.

We stayed here on our return trip and were very happy to do so.

Don't bother with more expensive apartments or motels in main Ft Lauderdale. This is the place for a relaxing stay on a road trip to the keys.

  • Stayed August 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed at the Great Escape in early August. I have to say that I was more than happy with our stay. The hotel inside and out was kept clean and tidy. The staff was friendly and always willing to answer a question. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

After searching for an updated and highly rated property in Lauderdale by the Sea, I found this wonderful motel on Tripadvisor. My sister and I stayed here early this year and we loved it. We didn't need much so we stayed in the 2 Bed motel room. A refrigerator is provided. So convenient to the beach, Aruba (A restaurant) and the Publix market and Dunkin Donuts (easily walkable). It was very clean and the people were very nice and friendly. We will return this January.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My Wife and I stayed there from June 17 - July 18, 2013. The experience was EXCELLENT in all areas. I checked the reviews and photos before booking and the pictures on their web site are accurate. The rooms are immaculate and kept clean by the staff daily. We had a one bedroom apartment, which was beautiful. We saw all the rooms and they were all spotless and have beautiful furniture. The staff are Robyn, Sakaya and Nadine. At the Inn the Staff and Management, Mark & Cindy, are very friendly and there to help in any way possible. The Inn has a pool, kept clean, and a barbaque plus outside tables with umberallas and a nice fountain. They supply beach chairs, umberalla and beach towels. Definatelly returning to this Inn and highly recommend this Inn. The beach is two minutes away. Restaurants and night life are within walking distance plus Publix is a minute walk. The best place we have ever stayed because of cleaniless and friendly staff and rates. We made new friends with the staff, thank you. Highly recommend!!!

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  • Stayed July 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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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
#7 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*
Number of rooms: 12
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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Great Escape Inn Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

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