We were in Ft. Lauderdale for one night before our cruise ship left port- decided we would try a Guest House instead of a large commercial hotel- we have one in key West that we love and thought we might find another...NOT this one!
The fact that it's off the main path and in a quieter neighborhood was actually nice...close to the beach and close to main road but not in the hustle and bustle.
The only staff person we encountered was nice enough...upon checking us in...he lead us up an outer stairway to our room...and he commented several times about the amount of luggage we had, but he never thought to rebook us into a first floor room...so we dragged it all upstairs. The hotel couldn't have been more than 25% full- saw very few people while we were there...might have thought he would have considered moving us before we dragged it all up the stairs.
Room was VERY dated!- clean enough but very out of style. Bathroom was pink- three colors and tile styles...of pink! Furniture was old- not terrible...just old. Carpet is stained. Air conditioner is small and noisy.
Can't say the place was awful- and maybe in season when there are more people around and you can really use the outdoor heated pool (it was too cold the day we checked in) this might be ok...but maybe I am also a bit of a hotel snob and would rather pay the extra price and stay in a place that invests in its property and makes improvements to keep up with the times.
I would skip this hot spot on any future visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cheston House, an intimate, all male gay resort, located 2 blocks from Ft. Lauderdale beach. Friendly staff, warm hospitality and spacious accommodations awaits you. Experience our immaculate lush tropical surroundings along with a swim in our heated, clothing optional pool. Whether you choose a guest room, suite or apartment we bring you all the comforts of home. See for yourself why our guests keep coming back time after time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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