We wanted to extend our vacation for a few days after our cruise docked in Fort Lauderdale. We chose this hotel for value, proximity to Port Everglades and the airport, and its access to Fort Lauderdale Beach. This is an older but recently updated hotel, distinguished by a graceful curved facade that affords long, panoramic views of the ocean and beach. Our king room on the 12th floor was clean, quiet and quite comfortable. We appreciated the in-room Keurig, free WIFI, large flat-screen TV and 2 complimentary drink tickets that are provided.
There’s a small courtyard pool that proved a comfortable and welcome refuge from the wind, with attentive bar service and food available from the hotel's Steel Pan restaurant. Steel Pan also has an attractive open-air deck fronting the ocean which looks inviting except for a continuous flow of 5-lane traffic that detracts from the ambiance. Hotel guests enjoy a daily complimentary hors d’oeurves from 4-5 pm, and Happy Hour priced drinks in the Steel Pan bar from 4-7.
The Galleria Mall is a 10-min walk away with good shopping and upscale dining options. There are also a number of casual restaurants in the general vicinity for lunch or dinner, but you’ll walk quite a ways to find a full service breakfast option anywhere outside the hotel.More
- Free Wifi