We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Great Escape Inn

0.4 miles from Lauderdale by the Sea center
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Save
Enter dates to see best deals
Check In Check Out
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
More options
View Deals
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
1 room 2 adults 0 children
View Deals
Close 
4620 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3620
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 129: English reviews
Start your review of Great Escape Inn
 Click to rate
Longport, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Inn was really bad...rooms look way different on-line...ceiling had cracks, ceiling fan was had all black dirt on there and under the counter I asked the hotel rep why it looked the way it did, she said it was from exterminator spray which made it worse. Bathrooms really old and no hooks to put robes or room for anything...even...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Gina509
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

The pictures on our website are current. We had some furniture and artwork upgrades to our larger rooms, and we continue to make improvements to all of our hotel rooms. We replace our mattresses as needed. We have added brand new ironing boards and irons to each of the rooms. Due to guest requests, we have also now added microwaves...

Utah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This motel was the perfect fit for us. The room was clean and well laid out. It's so nice to have a kitchen stocked with all the pans and plates etc. The pool was a little cool but clean. The ocean is a short walk (1 min) to the east. They have beach towels and chairs available for free at...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank brizi
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and writing this wonderful review!

Sainte-Therese, Quebec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Lauderdale-by-the-sea many times but a first at this motel last January. It was one of my favorite so far. I had booked a deluxe room with two double beds and it was just perfect for my first week alone and the second one when my best friend joined me. It was spacious enough, well stocked for our...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kimlS2643OO
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are very grateful to have you as our guest!

Oostkamp, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there for 10 days. The motel was situated on a great location, very close to the beach and restaurants. It was directly situated on the main road but this did not bother us, because we are used to busy roads. We found the motel a bit dated, but as we booked it via hotwire we knew it would...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ve_prive
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We continue to work to improve our guests vacation experience. Understanding how crucial excellent housekeeping is, we will implement new rules to put our housekeeping back in excellent. We offer complementary beach chairs and umbrellas. There is a replacement fee if they are lost. We want our guests to be...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to stay here because of the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence and our love for this city. But our stay left much to be desired. Twice we had the housekeeping staff burst into our room, invading our privacy. There's no security chain or anything to keep them out and they can and do unlock the deadbolt! The...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank wannabeislander1232
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We continue to work on improving our guest's comfort. -We value our guest's privacy and room entree procedures were reinforced with our staff. We will be modifying our door locks for added security. There are housekeeping "do not disturb" signs for the doors in each room and we encourage our guests to use them....

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We stayed in the penthouse suite and it was lovely!. The 2 bedrooms were large, plenty of closet space with hangers, bureaus to store clothing, luggage racks to place suitcases on. The kitchen was large and fully stocked with cooking tools (though all we did was reheat pizza!); full size fridge for drinks, leftovers, etc. The living room was large...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lovetotravel2618
Monica W, General Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review!

Haverhill, Massachusetts
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The Inn is a bit dated, our room was small, and the bathroom needed an upgrade. Pool is nice and comfortable, with grilling capabilitues. Easy to get to, prime location walking distance to most sights around Commercial Blvd.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank JoeyG47
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are continuing to modernize our rooms and facility to make our guests stay more comfortable.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed September 25, 2016

5 stars is meant to be exceptional. With this said, Great Escape Inn is a comfortable, clean and welcoming place. The staff are gracious and attentive, although we did not require much attention they were always available and helpful when we require or ask for it. Met the owners who are equally nice and who apologized for some remodeling that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kevin K
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review!

Milton, Florida
Reviewed June 15, 2016

This building is showing its age but the room was very clean and the bed linens were great. Considering what we paid and how close it is to the beach, I feel like its an excellent value! We got in afterhours and found an envelope with our name taped to the door with instructions how to access our room. They...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank shanebarnes1978
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed June 11, 2016

I had such a great time at this place. It's a small place but the room was a perfect size. The pool was clean and a good spot to sunbathe. It's closet to convenience spots and breakfast and a 10 minute walk to the main bars and restaurants. Literally around the corner from the beach and they provide towels and...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank virginiarolon
Monica W, Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this review

Thank you!

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

69 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (39)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Lauderdale by the Sea hotels
0.2 mi away
Castle by the Sea
Castle by the Sea
#12 of 28 in Lauderdale by the Sea
120 reviews
0.3 mi away
Shore Haven Resort Inn
Shore Haven Resort Inn
#13 of 28 in Lauderdale by the Sea
259 reviews
0.0 mi away
Best Florida Resort
Best Florida Resort
#11 of 28 in Lauderdale by the Sea
377 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Blue Seas Courtyard
Blue Seas Courtyard
#4 of 28 in Lauderdale by the Sea
363 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Seacrest
Hotel Seacrest
#2 of 28 in Lauderdale by the Sea
361 reviews
0.6 mi away
Horizon By The Sea Inn
Horizon By The Sea Inn
#19 of 28 in Lauderdale by the Sea
43 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Great Escape Inn

Address: 4620 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3620 (Formerly Great Escape Hotel)
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range: $90 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Great Escape Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com and Travelocity so you can book your Great Escape Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Great Escape Inn Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#8 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Great Escape Inn staff and other travelers.
10 questions
Ask a question
Glasgow, United Kingdom
10 months ago
Streamwood, Illinois
Helsinki, Finland
over a year ago
Illinois USA

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Great Escape Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Room upstairs quieter”
 of 5 bubbles kimlS2643OO, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We got the king room upstairs which was very large.”
 of 5 bubbles danfox594, Apr 15, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room off the main roadway”
 of 5 bubbles larrywL9031FM, May 30, 2015 | Read review
“room 101 is by the road and can be noisy get further back if possible”
 of 5 bubbles gerryr875, May 18, 2015 | Read review
“If you want to save $; have a desire to use the kitchen; and stay at the beach or away from the motel perhaps acceptable. AVOID the end room”
 of 5 bubbles artmom60, Mar 23, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question