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The Reef

505 Orton Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly Rainbow Beach Resort)
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1 room 1 adult
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I requested assistance with arranging transportation to the Metrorail station. The registration clerk suggested "a shuttle would be better." She called a transportation service from her cell phone and made the transportation arrangement for myself and my companion. Shortly thereafter, the "shuttle van," arrived. The driver hollered, "You're going the Metrorail Station." He came down and opened the door to... More 

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Thank Yamina M
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a bit hard to find, thankfully we had GPS on our phones. The parking was confusing and you paid for it and it didn't seem very safe. It was in a neighborhood. so no lighted parking lot like at normal hotels. The picture of the front of the hotel makes it look up to date. sort of deceiving,... More 

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Thank Susanna D
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Stayed here two nights with my teenage daughter. Arrived late (flight was delayed), about midnight. Check-in staff were not present at Beach Gardens next door but were out at another property (they manage close to 20, I believe). I was tired and asked Junior if he could get over soon and he promised "5-10 minutes." 9 minutes later, he arrived.... More 

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Thank 2011Italy
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The Reef is simple accomodations at a value price. It had everything we needed for the weekend: free parking, 3 blocks to beach, clean room with king size bed and close to everything. It had a swimming pool,lounge chairs and eveything you would might need. Is it the HILTON, no but you are not paying HILTON prices either.

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Thank seavon1950
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Location was great was able to walk to the beach and places nearby. Staff super friendly and accommodating. Was in town for 1 night following a cruise and there was an open room so they let us check in early which was very helpful.

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Thank Andrew P
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are big and good looking. The kitchen was Nice to have. There is no elevator. The pool may need some extra cleaning. We did not swim in it because it didnt look very clean. Beach is a few blocks walking distance. The WiFi is bad. Keeps disconnecting. They tried to fix it... More 

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Thank Kimstel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The staff is very friendly, especially Junior and Mateo.(Matthew) We highly recommend this or any of the hotels that belong to this administration. It is well located, close to the beach and restaurants.

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Thank Lili L
Ithaca, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Overall, the hotel was perfectly located a couple blocks away from the beach and only a few miles from downtown. It was cute and simple and just what we needed. Unfortunately housekeeping tried to ruin our time there. They first came in while we were sleeping and began cleaning with no regards. Also when I asked them to make the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was quiet and quaint...rooms were clean and they came with full kitchen. Very close to the beach...about 2 blocks! Hotel lobby was in hotel next door. This hotel is part of North bay village which owns a fee hotels in the vicinity. You are able to use pools of all their hotel and all the different amenities in... More 

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3 Thank mckin4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A great hotel in a quiet street. Only five minutes walk to the beach. Room is spacious, clean and has a good bed. Staff is friendly. You share the reception with an other nearby hotel but it's no problem, they will come when you've a question.

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