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Summerland Suites
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This hotel was one of three on the same property (owned by same person??) so the grounds were expansive and shared by all. There were 4 pools (the one closest to the office is heated), lounge chairs, bar-b-q's, picnic tables, even a bocce game area and laundry facilities. The room was spacious with kitchenette and separate bedroom. There were two air conditioners, one in kitchen and one in bedroom. Yes, they were noisy, as I read in other reviews, but when we went to bed we shut off the one in the bedroom and left the kitchen one on - it cooled enough to reach the bedroom and the noise didn't bother. WiFi was available and free but a little hard to access - mostly you could go outside and connect.
The hosts were so nice and very helpful - if you need anything, just ASK. They have anything you'd need - like beach towels so you don't have to pack one. There is no hairdryer in the room but... just ask, they will supply one. There are used books that you can borrow too (wish I'd known...or asked.... I only realized it on our last day).
This hotel was a short walk to the beach, the main drag, and bus/trolley stops. We were able to get anywhere from Summerland. We had a most relaxing stay - loved it!

Room Tip: I would have liked an upper room to sit out on a balcony, but the hotel was booked full when I booked our room. If you book early enough, try for the room type of your choice... if you don't book early enough, enjoy what you get.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank icaretravel53
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Hi guys -- We stayed at Birch Patio, one of their sister properties, earlier in our trip. So on the way back through we called to make rezzies there, but they didn't have anything available. That's how we ended up at Summerland Suites.

I much prefer Summerland.

Our room was spacious. Sparsely furnished but adequate for our needs. As with the Birch Patio, the pillows are flat and the air con is sort of noisy.

The entire experience makes you feel like you are visiting a relative with mismatched furniture -- everything is super clean and you feel at home.

I love that when you stay at Summerland, Birch Patio, or their other sister hotel (can't remember the name right now) you have access to all 3 pools. But it's so close to the ocean (a mere 2 blocks) that you might just want to hop over to the beach.

Special shout out to Angela. She is AMAZING and really and truly made our stay special. Thanks, Angela! :)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank GroovingOnTheBliss
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Apartment 305 (left of the parasol): spacious living room with (separate) nice bedroom, little bathroom and complete equipped kitchen. There was (luckily) a tiled floor (unlike Americans we do not like carpet) that like the rest of the apartment and the outside were cleaned in tip-top condition. There was Wi-Fi, we had 2 TV's, a nice sitting area (couch and armchair), an a/c in the living room and one in the bedroom and the pool was clean and warm. And the hostess and her staff were very friendly – quite important too! There are always of course a few minus points, like in this case the kitchen unit that was repainted and the rust was coming through the new layer of paint. That was not so hygienic. And we did not like the ugly synthetic couch and chair covers in an indefinable color who could not be fastened properly, but they could be cleaned easily of course (...). The capacity of the hot water boiler was only just enough. But that are only insignificant details. Most important for us was the fact that the apartment was spacious and clean and that the beach was very close. And we could park the (rental) car without charge in front of the door – when you want to see more of (the south of) Florida you need that car, because distances are huge here. In short, this stay is for us repeatable!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Edith-Zaicsek
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Summerland Suites was the only hotel I could find in Ft. Lauderdale that met all of my requirements. Those being: A suite with at least one bedroom and a separate sitting/TV room, a kitchen with fridge and stove, able to rent for a short 3 night stay, an easy walk to the beach (2 blocks) and access to nightlife (about a mile walk to Las Olas Blvd). Lastly, reasonable price.

There are lots of hotel options in Ft. Lauderdale that met some of my requirements, but few that meet all. For example there are lots of condos for rent that had private bedrooms and a kitchen, but they need you to rent for a full week. Also, there are lots of standard hotels with good beach and nightlife access, but few suites. And there are are other hotels offering suites that met my requirements, but not for $120/night + tax.

The Summerland Suites was well landscaped, but the building has an older "motel" feel to it. While the walk to the nightlife is only a mile, it does get a little exhausting after a while and although taxis are plentiful, the fares do start to add up. It would be better if it was located closer to Las Olas. That said, the outdated finishes and the farther distance are probably why it rents for such a reasonable price.

The front desk attendant was very helpful and friendly. One morning the maintenance crew was running a saw at 10 A.M. which woke us up. I would have preferred they waited until later in the day to do that, but it was only one morning out of three. Another kind of odd thing was there were a lot of elderly people at our hotel. For such a lively area, it surprised me to see so many "old folks." We are 20-30's so I felt like we kind of stuck out, but it wasn't really a huge deal as we were mostly at the beach or out partying on Las Olas.

Overall this was a good stay and i am glad I selected Summerland Suites.

Room Tip: No problems with suite 302.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank evilmosquito
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed there for two nights during the Boat Show - this is maybe why the room was overpriced for what it offered. The studio was wide enough, but ugly enough - it looked like an hospital, few old furniture scattered around the place with no taste at all, a place without any atmosphere.
The beds were comfortable, but the bedroom windows could not be closed properly and seemed to collapse on the bed with the wind (and we experienced hurricane Sally there...quite scary).
Two window air con units, both sooo noisy - earplugs needed!
Basic bathroom, fresh towels but just basic toiletries provided.
Though, everything was very clean, and the management was nice and friendly; another good side was the free parking available at all time, around the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BiBi493
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