I selected this hotel based on positive Trip Advisor ratings, the lowest price by far for a hgh rated hotel in the area, and proximity to the beach.
The good: Spacious rooms, 5 minute drive to the beach, plenty of parking, adjacent to a drug store and strip mall across the road with grocery store and dine-in and take-out restaurants, easy 10 minute drive to FLL airport, nice breakfast that included the usual pre-cooked eggs and sausage patties and make-your-own waffles, nice area, shuttle service (did not use), quiet rooms.
The bad: Pay attention to the check-in sheet you sign, otherwise they will charge you $1.50 a day for a safe, yet there they post multiple warnings that they are not responsible if the safe if broken into. Make sure you challenge the charge at check-in if you don't plan to use the safe.
The ugly: When I got off the elevator the first time, the hallway smelled like skunk. The smell did not penetrate into my room. When I left a half hour later, I told the clerk. When I returned 2 hours later, the smell was reduced substantially and they had blowers (purifiers?) running in the hall. I then left for 6 hours and returned around midnight and they had removed the blowers and the smell was back to its original obnoxious strength. Again, the room did not smell so I went to bed. By morning, the smell was beginning to seep into the room. Talked to a different clerk and he acted like this had just happened, that there was not a smell problem yesterday. Second problem is that the bedspread had many large dark stains so I took it off and threw it into a corner on the floor. The rest of the bedding and room appeared to be clean. I mentioned the bad smell and dirty bedspread to the clerk at check-out. Said he was sorry but did not offer any compensation.
It's doubtful I'd stay there again.
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- Also Known As:
- Sleep Inn Ft. Lauderdale International Airport Hotel Dania Beach
- Sleep Inn Dania Beach
- Dania Beach Sleep Inn
- Dania Sleep Inn