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“Not a Good Experience” 1 of 5 stars
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Paradise By The Sea Resort
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4208 & 4220 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308   |  
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2004

We were going to the Air and Sea show, and wanted a place to to have a good time, shower and relax, which this place did not give. We checked in late Friday night. This is an old motel, and the pictures on the web site are deceiving, not on the beach and the room in the picture must belong to the owner, as the room I had was no where near that. When we checked in, first I was asked if I canceled my reservation, which I did not. Then I was told that the room I had asked for was not available and given another room. At first it appeared to be ok. But further review of the room made it a terrible experience. The bathroom was awful, the shower head looked like it was the end of garden hose. The bathroom window had a torn screen along the side, as if someone forgot their room key, or was locked out and came in through the bathroom window. The window did not close all the way, and this was in an alley way. So needless to say sleep was not restful, and the bathroom was always hot. The bathroom had hair on the floor, in the tub, in fact whoever cleaned the room must be going bald, as there was black hair all over the place. We stayed out of the room as much as possible, did not unpack, only took a quick shower to rinse off the saltwater from the beach, and checked out very early. From now on forgot the mom and pop motels. I will only stay in brand name hotels.

  • Stayed May 2004
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Paradise_Management, Owner at Paradise By The Sea Resort, responded to this review, July 9, 2007
We have some guests that reserve one type of room and request another room type upon arrival. We do everything we can to accomodate their request if there are other rooms available. But on a busy weekend such as the Air and Sea show, we are fully booked and there is little we can do.

Also, we occasionally have guests from neighboring towns that come to our hotel for events like the Air and Sea show. And not all rooms can accomodate more than 4 people. Unfortunately, some local guests invite their entire families to the hotel to use our facilities and have loud parties. Because we are a family friendly resort, we cannot allow this type of behavior.

Finally, our hotel is CONSTANTLY undergoing renovations and upgrades. We take great pride in offering our guests clean accomodations and friendly service at a great price.

This posting should be taken with a GRAIN OF SALT!
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Additional Information about Paradise By The Sea Resort

Address: 4208 & 4220 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 31 Hotels in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Paradise By The Sea Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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