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Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale /Downtown Las Olas Area
Ranked #31 of 132 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Reviewed April 9, 2008

I spent a night here before my drive down to Key West. It was exactly what I was looking for, a clean, comfortable place to spend the night, relatively close to I-95, and a good complimentary breakfast. Parking is provided in a gated parking garage.

Check-in was fast and courteous. The hotel is located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants along the RIverwalk. The hotel is located a fair distance from the beach, so if the beach is your primary destination, this won't be the most convenient lcoation for you.

This was the first hotel I've been in that actually required a room key to operate the elevator, so there are additional safety features.

The complimentary breakfast was well-stocked and had a decent variety. The breakfast area was fairly spacious and finding somewhere to sit wasn't a problem.

I had a few minor issues, but nothing insurmountable. I went to use the vending machine on my floor to get a soda, and it wasn't stocked, so I went down to the next floor. (I used the stairs and my room key worked.) Same scenario, so I ended up trying twice more before I was successful. A minor inconvenience, but not the end of the world.

Also, the parking garage ramp curves are TIGHT! I realize that parking garages aren't known for wide circulation lanes, but these are some of the narrowest I've seen, and it doesn't help when they have columns in the middle of them either. Aside from a few very careful turns, parking is covered and conveniently attached to the hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled solo
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1  Thank huskyhoops
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Reviewed March 31, 2008

Excellent covered and gated non-valet parking. A free trolley appears every 20 minutes to take you to the main shopping and restaurant district (important because parking space is very scarce in Ft. Lauderdale). The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms and baths are large and clean. Wifi internet access is available in the rooms, and reaches to at least the 7th floor. There is a good and varied free breakfast available on the 2nd floor breakfast promenade. Slightly pricey, but costs only about 1/3 the very pretentious luxury resort hotel we visited, which did not provide free amenities this hotel provided. We would stay there again.

Stayed: March 2008
1  Thank muttnjeff
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Reviewed March 13, 2008

Considering the high price for hotels in Fort Lauderdale this hotel is good value. While not on or near the beaches it is a good choice for a precruise night if finances are a consideration. The rooms are very clean and the beds/linens wonderful. They offer a hearty buffet breakfast from 6-10 a.m. consisting of fruit/yogurt/muffins,breads,toast/cereals, eggs with biscuits and gravy - another added value. There is a Publix a few blocks away if you have forgotten anything for your trip and they do offer a shuttle to the cruise port in the morning. We called a cab, however as the lineup for the shuttle seemed very long. Staff was friendly and courteous and we would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with friends
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2  Thank jaynak
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Reviewed March 10, 2008

Pros: good rates, clean rooms, friendly staff, free self-parking in gated garage, many safety measures (room key needed to use elevators). Free hot breakfast, small fridge and microwave in room, small fitness room open 24 hours a day. One half mile walking distance to Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas blvd with all the great shopping and restaurants (ie Mancini's,Cheese Cake Factory, Riley Mcdermott's) . Close to i-95.

Mixed: has "heated " pool (too cold for my liking). Trolly to town runs” every twenty minutes"(not always on time)

Cons: in room safe not working (even after several attempts for engineering to fix it) ice machine not working on our floor (but they had time to print up a fancy "out of order" sign) laundry dryer didn't dry well.

All in all it was a good experience. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 12, 2008

Just returned from 3 nights at Hampton Inn. We found it clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient. Everyone at the front desk was very nice (even when we arrived at midnight). It is a couple of blocks off a main street so there was no traffic noise, and we never once heard our neighbors (which I found amazing on a weekend). There is plenty of parking and the location is convenient to everything. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank TexasRose003
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Reviewed January 7, 2008

We flew in from Italy for a 5 day pre- cruise holiday and were not disappointed, this hotel is in a great location with all facilities around them from shops, malls, cafes,restaurants,bars, banks, however the hotel itself is self contained with everything you need.All room rates include breakfast and what a breakfast- never seen the likes as much as you can eat and if you are on the run out the door a packed breakfast is provided.
The staff were of the highest standard, friendly, efficient and nothing was to much trouble Reception had coffee and cookies on the go all day.
The rooms were large , clean and with all you need, tv, fridge, tea making, internet, hair dryer- very comfortable beds too
One point i will raise is that the aircon could not be switched off/ and you could not open the window, we like to sleep with the window open at night, however this did not spoil a great break and this hotel has everything and is in a safe area.
Definately recommend to others and stay again if in the area

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank jockSansepolcroItaly
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Reviewed January 1, 2008

We recently stayed here for a night after returning from a cruise. The hotel was very reasonably priced, especially for Fort Lauderdale. Our room was very clean & comfortable. The staff was friendly. There was ample free parking, a rare thing in Fort Lauderdale. And the Hampton Inn free breakfast. The hotel is located downtown fairly close to the Riverwalk area. We had hoped for walking distance to restaurants & shopping, but it was too far, and I was leery of the neighborhood. There was however, a trolley stop right at the front door, so it was easy to get to restaurants, shopping & the beach. If you want to stay right in the thick of things, this is not the place. If you a want comfortable lodging with a reasonable price tag, don't hesitate to book a room here.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Address: 250 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1015
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#25 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#30 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $128 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale /Downtown Las Olas Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dynamically located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale exciting downtown district, easy access to Las Olas shopping and entertainment district, Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int'l Airport and beaches. We feature 156 appointed guestrooms featuring FREE HIGH-SPEED internet access, FREE HOT BREAKFAST, FREE local calls, FREE parking w/gated & covered parking available, in-room safe, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, 2 telephones w/voice mail, TV w/extended cable, business center, outdoor pool/whirlpool, exercise room, convenience store, coin laundry, hospitality suite, and meeting facilities. ... more   less 
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