Arriving early from our cruise we were of course told we would have to wait for our room. The bellman checked our luggage for the day so we could roam. The grounds and lobby are beautiful but the room could have used some updating. We were able to check in 3 hours later and were met by the housekeeper who informed us the prior night the occupant had said he smoked on the balcony so we were delayed in getting our room until she could air it out. The room smelled. She asked permission to spray a room deodorant and it helped to some extent. We kept the doors open for several hours - no privacy. Maintenance showed up later and used an ionizer while we were out to dinner. The room still smelled. On check out, the desk person tells us we were put on a smoking floor in a smoking room and should have been informed of that. In the end, she waived our bill (over $200.00) and that was acceptable to us. We had made our reservations months in advance and arrived 4 hours before check-in so I do not understand why we were given this room in the first place.
The breakfast was top notch. The evening reception is very nice. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The hotel was full of college kids for some kind of a tournament but the hotel was still quiet. Location is fabulous. You could almost walk to the cruiseport. A large mall was behind us and restaurants were everywhere! We were a $6.00 taxi ride from the port and the hotel had a shuttle to the airport for $21. (that may have been $7.per person)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the convenient location of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street hotel surrounded by shopping and dining options. This all-suite hotel is close to Fort Lauderdale attractions including Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Relax in a two-room suite and experience more living area, a kitchenette and work space to catch up on business. Expect a number of great amenities such as a heated outdoor pool and a modern fitness center. You can even bring the family pet. Start the day with a complimentary cooked-to-order full breakfast and savor cocktails, soft drinks and light snacks at our nightly complimentary Evening Reception (Must be legal drinking age). ... more less
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