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“Sit back and relax” 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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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Sit back and relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I just came back after spending 5 nights at the Great Escape,June 7 to 12. Just like its name, it was a great escape for both of us.The place is quiet, we were able to sit out and enjoy our lunch and supper at one of the outside tables almost everyday. We felt so safe taking walks on the beach at night and walking around.Just like the other reviews mentioned, the place is clean inside & outside, close to beach and shopping and restaurants.Everything is here for your convenience, chairs, umbrella, BBQ, even sun screen.Mark and Robin & the other staff are very friendly and made our stay enjoyable. Hopefully next time we will stay longer.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I recently stayed at the Great Escape for 7 nights, Sayaka and Mark are very friendly, make you feel at home, chair and towels for the beach, one block behind Inn. I was lucky enough to get to stay in the room with kitchen and it was great to have Publix and CVS one block north. The main area of Lauderdale-by-the-sea was maybe 3 blocks south where there are many great restaurants and shops, music in the street every weekend. Great Escape is a "sure bet" in that area, prices are very affordable, and there is a Pent House suite for only $195 night, 2 bdrm, bath, LR, kitchen, private patio up top!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Romsey, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

stayed here on April for 10 nights in one bed apartment. Good location - a block from the beach and short walk to bars and restaurants in resort centre and Publix supermarket. Apartment clean and functional with comfy bed and plenty of storage space. All staff were very friendly and helpful, even providing beach chairs and umbrellas free of charge. Only downside was that we had a ground floor apartment in the corner that did not get much light and the people that had the flat above us sometimes sounded like they were doing impressions of herds of wilderbeast across the floor. That said would stay here again. Good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice large clean room with a full kitchen and full size refrigerator. conveniently located, near beach, restaurants and grocery (publix) store. Only pool needs to be cleaner since leaves and palm frond always floating

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Hamar, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice people, great service, nice suite-room (free upgrade).
It was not on the beach, but near (4 minute walk). Nice little pool. They have umbrellas and beach chairs for their guests to bring to the beach.
Lovely stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Was not to happy at first due to no coffee provided in room. Quick stop at publix fixed this. Room was lovely. Very clean and comfortable. Spent some time at the pool with was great. Our room was beside the pool which I liked. Staff were very nice and pleasent. Short walk to beach and main square. Would recommend. Xx

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on the 3rd May 2014 for1 night, but nearly didn't. We booked this Inn on the 26th April 2014 on Hotels.com, but as the website said "Only one King available" we phoned Hotels.com and booked, their confirmation being received within minutes. When we arrived at about 2.30.pm the check-in guy said tat he had no reservation for us for a King room, and anyway there were nob available. Now the check-in area is little bigger than a cupboard, so we had no option that to g to room 108 (Two doubles) and check my email confirmation. Yes I was right, we had a confirmed King Bed room. I challenged the Check-in guy who then revealed that they don't reserve specific room for Hotels.com. So we're piggy in the middle then. I phoned Hotels.com, and after 1.5 hours on the phone, and having spoken to 6, yes 6 different agents, we got nowhere. What a shambles.
The review, The Inn is a small building one block from the beach, but on a noisy road. There bits a swimming pool which also fronts the road. Our room was spotlessly clean and had a tiled floor, which we find more acceptable than carpets. The decoration is pastel walls and the windows front and back make for a very light room. There is a ceiling fan and remote controlled high mounted aircon unit. The bathroom is small, but again spotlessly clean. There is a fridge but microwave by request (Why - put one in all rooms), strangely although there is a coffee maker, the Inn doesn't supply any coffee or tea -Why? coming to anew area without knowing where to purchase a very small amount of coffee/tea? The plusses are a guest available gas BBQ by the pool and a washer/dryer facility. The site with the pool near the road and sitting area behind forming a courtyard does make voices carry. We tried to get an early night, but "spirited" talk and laughter from some Canadians disturbed my wife.
The whole issue about the room booking did taint our stay, but a the average score is well justified and could be easily improved.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mark H, General Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
We appreciate your review. We apologize for the room confusion. When a customer goes on a third party travel website instead of coming directly through our hotels website the "bedding" selection cannot always be guaranteed unless specified by the number of people in the room. Hotels.com did apologize for the confusion on their end, and we apologize that it directly affected your stay. Prior to your parties check-in our front desk personal informed the guest that the room available had two full beds instead of 1 king size bed. The guest agreed upon the room type. As to why the guest quickly decided to change his mind, we are not sure. We try our best to accommodate everyone's preference. Next time you decide to visit Lauderdale by the sea, we will take care of you since your first stay didn't live up to expectations.
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Additional Information about Great Escape Inn

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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#8 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*
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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