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“Great view - right on the beach!” 3 of 5 stars
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Windjammer Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   4244 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308   |  
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Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great view - right on the beach!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Well, there's good news and not so good. Room 308 is the best room in the entire complex by far. It's on the top floor with private balcony, overlooking the pool and beach. Nicely furnished and clean. Let's talk about the room - well stocked kitchen with plenty of utensils and linens, and dishes, but no paper towels - a nice, empty holder. I guess you bring your own. Has a dishwasher but no disposal. Two electric burners but no oven. Huge microwave. Kitchen is a one-person spot. Nice fridge, but no ice-maker. The dining table seats 4 and is right by the patio door - great spot. The recliner makes into a single bed, and the sofa makes into a bed as well - both are very firm. The bathroom is small; great shower, no tub, plenty of linens. The whole area is tiled. The bedroom is adequate with a large dresser and two night stands. The bed is very mushy, sort of like sleeping on a marshmallow if that's your thing. A small tv is on the dresser. Living room has a larger mounted flat screen. The lights on the wall are way too bright - a table lamp or floor lamp would be better. The air-conditioning is super - two separate units with remote controls - terrific. The wi-fi is strong out on the balcony - sitting on the sofa, it barely registers. And it's slow, slow. Generally less than 5 megabits - I have 50 at home, so it's an issue with me. Cell coverage - I have Verizon - is spotty, unless you're outside. Good size closet, but both doors are broken - surprised no one in the past told maintenance. The pool area below is nice, and the maintenance man is a cleaning crazy person. Pool is good size from 3 to 6 feet. The property is in a good location, one block from the Anglin Pier and restaurants. They're all good. A 7-11 is one block away as is a Walgreens that has a decent food mart. Staff here is friendly, but not intrusive. Maids are helpful and courteous. If you want quiet and rest, you might think again. This is a family place which means kids, which means noise. All of the pool noise comes right up your way. Same thing with smoking. People smoke around the pool and unless there's a strong breeze, you'll get it right up to the balcony. Parking is right next to the building and there's an elevator. It would be nice if people respected a "quiet time" after 10 or 11 - our neighbors across the way were out on the common patio until late, drinking and having a good time. I'm all for a party, but come on. Beach is terrific, they clean it daily. There are chairs you can take down to the beach for no charge. Would I come back? Maybe. Our week was nice enough, but the weather wasn't that great. But for the $$$ we paid, I'd look just a little harder. If you have kids, this is a great place. But for two of you who want sun, sand, and some peace, uh, you might want an adults only place. I'm a grandparent and if my kids behaved as poorly as some that were here, you can be sure some discipline would be in order. 'Nuff said. The welcome basket with wine was very much appreciated and quickly consumed. All in all, it's a good place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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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Coral Springs, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I had the recent pleasure of spending a few nights at the Windjammer in Lauderdale by the Sea. My wife and I found the hotel extremely clean and the staff went out of their way to be helpful. the location was perfect on the beach and very close to the nearby bars and restaurants. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 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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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We recently spent four nights in the Windjammer. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well maintained and the rates are very reasonable. The resort has two lovely swimming pools, direct access to a beautiful beach and is within walking distance of lots of bars and eateries. A perfect place for a quiet, relaxing beach getaway.

  • Stayed December 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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Walpole, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We recently spent a long weekend at the Windjammer. We enjoyed the resort. I thought the basket when we arrived was a nice touch. I would suggest if they are going to do it, they should two of the items in basket, ie. two breakfast bars, not one.
The resort was clean with terrific views.
Our room was spacious and clean.
We plan to return.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This property is just perfect!
The rooms were clean and beds were comfy. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful
We loved the location. They had everything you needed for a great vacation.
The pools were warm and clean. Had great beach chairs to use at the beach. Really loved that you could use the pool anytime. We had a 12 year old with us that loves to swim. We didn't have to worry about returning late from dinner because he could swim 24/7 if he wanted to.
Would definitely stay here again. Location is perfect. Beach beautiful!
Can't say enough!

Thanks again,

The Kellner Family

Room Tip: Room 103 was nice. Had own seating area right outside the door by the pool. No steps!!
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  • Stayed December 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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Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

From the time we arrived until we left we were made to feel comfortable and appreciated. A basket awaited us in our one bedroom accommodations with wine, snacks, coffee. Francine and Gabby in the office and our housekeeper Virginia made for a great stay. Rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. We are now booked to return for New Years!

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  • Stayed November 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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Carmel, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Excellent customer service! Employee named Gabby at front desk gets an A+. Rooms were very clean. Nice welcome basket in the room. Reservation process was easy by phone. Within walking distance to restaurants.
Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Windjammer Resort

Address: 4244 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#4 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Windjammer Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Windjammer Resort Hotel is located away from the crowds and sits on a wide and gorgeous palm-lined beach. Modern suites, all with kitchens, provide guests with superb views of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to a pristine uncrowded beach. One block away is Pelican Square, the center of activity in the charming and secure seaside town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, on the east side of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Relaxation and comfort are assured with a pristine uncrowded beach, two heated pools, a well maintained facility, friendly staff and very clean apartments. Our beachfront property is a White Glove Award recipient from the Superior Small Lodging Association eight years in a row. Unique to the Windjammer Resort Hotel is that from our beach you can snorkel or dive to a renowned coral reef, walk to the best fishing/sightseeing pier in South Florida and to a variety of shopping, restaurants and bars. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Windjammer Resort And Beach Club
Windjammer Resort & Beach Club Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Windjammer Resort Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

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