I had booked a 3 1/2 star hotel on hotwire - and was surprised to get the Holiday Inn (again).
This time, I had to walk a bit from reception to my room - and I had no "pool-view" as last time, but was looking towards the canal at the back side of the building.
The room though was OK with a comfortable bed; good and stable high-speed internet.
Just the bathtub could do with some maintenance - oxidation is not acceptable.
I was also surprised of not having any safety-box in my room.
Talking about safety:
The worst experience - and therefore I give a "poor" rating this time, was "SAFETY":
The wing where my room was located, was extremely noisy - but I felt like in a 1 star motel somewhere in Africa: some neighbours smokeded in their rooms; shouting at each other and some of them had at least one loud argument in the corridor and behind the hotel a day; threatening with arms.
I felt extremely unsafe and could not believe to be in a Holiday Inn in the western world...
It´s annoying that the hotel had no security personnel in place; and very little presence of the hotel staff on the corridors. Police showed up 2 times during my 3 day visit there.
Probably I had bad luck with the timing.... Let´s see, if it´s different again next time.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Sawgrass Mills
- Holiday Inn Sunrise
- Sunrise Holiday Inn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Sawgrass Mills. Conveniently located close to major highways and just minutes from the incredible Sawgrass Mills Mall , Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium, Florida Panthers BankAtlantic Center, the quaint shops of Las Olas, Sawgrass Corporate Park, cruise ship Port Everglades, and the Sun and Sand of South Florida Beaches. Guests of our Ft. Lauderdale hotel can enjoy an array of area attractions including the Museum of Science and Discovery, the Broward Performing Arts Center, and the Greater Sunrise / Plantation Area. Ft. Lauderdale beach is 20 minutes away, making a fun filled beach excursion part of your Ft. Lauderdale trip. Business travel is convenient at our Sunrise area hotel with Motorola, AT&T, IRS, Cigna, HealthSouth, IBM, McKesson, State Farm and Sawgrass Corporate Park all in our backyard. Our Fort Lauderdale area hotel offers choice amenities including free shuttle within 5 miles of the hotel plus Tramonto Cucina & Trattoria. Other features include free Wifi in Guest rooms and Meeting & Banquet Space, In Room Dining, Fitness Center, Business Center and Tropical Courtyard with Outdoor Pool. We feature our own World Class Soccer Training field and are the “home away from home” for training of many Professional, National and Olympic teams and the official hotel of the NASL’s Ft Lauderdale Strikers. We are just 20 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL), and Miami International Airport (MIA) is just 30 miles away ... more less
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