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Haven Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Airport
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3001 SE 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Formerly America's Best Inn Ft. Lauderdale - South)   |  
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Ranked #88 of 135 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Westport, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Stayed for just one night, before flying out the next day. Found hotel from Hotels.com and although was a bit skeptical decided to try it. The location is fine but the hotel itself is easy to miss, I drove right past it.
Check-in was a snap and the owner was very friendly. Got to the room and was surprised at how small it was but could see that they'd tried to do some updates. The carpet is pretty nasty though so make sure to keep your shoes on. Bathroom is tiny too, but this building was built in the late 30's so the size is understandable.
All in all the motel is fine, but I wouldn't stay for longer than one night.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

I travel a lot and stay more than 250 nights a year in Hotels, i booked this room for $ 51,50 upon arrivel they showed me a smelly room terrible, this Hotel is a $ 20 usd hotel not more , or change and make it into a Dog Hotel! i left and lost money.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

I travel a lot and never had run across this hotel on Hotels.com before. Gave it a shot and it was just really, really nice. Clean room, great price, the staff are over-the-top in friendliness and service.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

This is a great place to stay for one night or if you need to be near the airport. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. When you check in, they give you a free drink including beer. There is free breakfast and free internet service.
The rooms are a little small and the pull out couch in our room was broken.
Overall, this is a great place for the price you pay but it's not a place to vacation in.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

If you want 5-star Hilton, stay away! If you want an old-fashioned, down-home American motel, with clean rooms, very friendly and helpful staff, right there in downtown Fort Lauderdale, close to the airport and Port Everglades, you won't find better value than this.

If you want glitz and glam and flunkies, you won't find it here. If you want nice people and great value, this is the place for you!

Just so you know, in the last 12 months I've had about 20 hotel stays, in the UK, USA, Malaysia, Thailand, from the poshest, to the cheapest. This was the friendliest!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

Inexpensive motel, with that being said its not the best quality but it is okay. Staff is very friendly, cable tv, microwave, small fridge, coffee maker. Let us check in at 11am. Location isn't great because too far to walk to main attractions (mall, restaurants, etc).

  • Stayed January 2011
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Thank kll3253
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Got this hotel through Hot Wire and the price was not that cheap. We were hoping for a decent stay since the reviews here were mostly positive. Well, it turned out to be our worst motel experience ever. We are world travelers and have been traveling frequently, and I can honestly say that this one was absolutely the worst. I basically fled from this place.

1. Worst customer service - the hotel staff Chris was a total joke. He ignored us at 3 different times because he was so into talking on the phone instead of helping his customers. He made us wait between 5-10 minutes each time at check-in, check-out and breakfast (door was locked and he wouldn't come to the door to open it because he was on the phone). Why he couldn't just put the phone on hold and take care of us is beyond me. There is also supposed to be another motel staff (Mia?), and she never came out to help when he was busy on the phone.
2. Room - the first one he checked us into had a toilet that wouldn't flush. The second one we moved into with a phone that does not have a dial tone. We just gave up after that and stayed put.
3. Closet - smells like something died in it. Moldy and stinky. We couldn't put anything in it.
4. Bed - lumpy and uneven. The foot of the bed is higher than the head of the bed.
5. Sheets - we found other people's hair on the sheets.
6. When we checked in at 5:15 pm, there was nothing in the office that shows a "happy hour". We had to ask before Chris offered ONE can of soda for the two of us to share.
7. The breakfast only had 3 things to choose from: packaged donnetts like those from the vending machine, fresh fruits (not peeled or anything, just whole oranges and bananas), and some type of breakfast bars. The coffee pot was empty. No milk and cereal or danish. I have been to many motels at 2-star rating with much decent selections. We basically left witout eating anything.

To me, this is truly the worst motel ever. I think we were really unfortunate to have gotten this motel from Hot Wire.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Haven Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Airport
Address: 3001 SE 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Formerly America's Best Inn Ft. Lauderdale - South)
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 135 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Haven Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Haven Hotel is located in the heart of one of America's favorite vacation playgrounds; Sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This historical Haven Hotel was built in 1937 as a road side motel on Federal Highway, a two lane road between Port Everglades and the International Airport. This major thoroughfare, known as US-1, consists of eight lanes today and old Federal Highway is a quiet side street. The hotel has also seen some changes since the thirties. Major renovations were completed in the last years, updating the entire building and its interior, adding modern technology, such as free Wireless Internet and digital cable television to the charm of old Fort Lauderdale. If you're vacationing on one of the 3,000-plus cruises leaving Port Everglades annually, no other hotel can provide lodging closer to both airport and cruise terminal, just .5 miles from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and .3 miles from Port Everglades. A family run hotel where the customer’s needs come first. ... more   less 
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