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Villa Sinclair Beach Suites & Spa
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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed December 25, 2005

Spent a weak at Villa Sinclair with my partner. Very conveniently located near FLL airport and away from the cookie-cutter four-star hotels. Fair value, even considering its many cheezy and over-stated aspects. Be sure that you go there understanding the following:

It is NOT beach front. There is a narrow view of beach that can be seen from a football field's distance. Ocean-front businesses block all but the view down the center of Polk Street, on which Villa Sinclair is located.

The owner appears to be a real estate agent that bought a rundown place and is trying to sell it as a thriving, quaint, French Hotel. Villa Sinclair is to quaint and French what George Bush is to spontaneous and articulate.

Decor? Think bordello reds and blacks mixed with some relatively nice artwork and furnishings--mostly. Funny example: garish disco light (actually rotated) in the bedroom. The housekeeper was kind enough to turn it on for us one evening when we were out.

A number of things did not work: The outside BBQ (no gas), the radio in the room (broken antenna), the outside radio in the BBQ area, the kitchen chairs coming apart.

Really poor quality of workmanship in converting previous house to in-suite rooms. Small, in-window a/c units, poor quality of blinds on windows. Kitchen and refrigerator small, funky and completely filled with a large array of for-sale "minibar" items that had to be moved out before we could prepare meals.

Bathroom was a real patch job. Never did figure out logic behind adjusting shower water pressure/temperature.

Lastly, don't expect things to be as presented in the copious materials on the Villa Sinclair web site. The only telephone in the room was an old fax machine.
We never saw the promised bottle of wine or pineapple. After we realized what our week's fate at Villa Sinclair comprised, we had no interest in receiving anything free from them.

You've been warned. Wish we had been.

  • Stayed: December 2005
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Kansas City
Reviewed September 19, 2005

After putting in a long week for company business in Ft. Lauderdale my significant other flew in to meet me so we could spend a long weekend at the Villa Sinclair. Hughes and Lydia were the most amazing hosts. Their European flair for hospitality and attention to details coupled with their French passion which exudes the love is in the air behind the scenes magic - made for the most delightful, relaxing and romantic "vacations" we could have ever squeezed into a weekend. We were pampered, yet given time and space for one another. Everything you could want or need is there or within walking distance. The welcoming party and bbq was wonderful. We made sure we tried a little of everthing while we stayed - the beach, the hammock, the hot tub, the whipped cream, the candles, the bubbly bath, the wine, the massage....and each other. We fell in love deeper and hotter than we were before. We had such a rich and memorable experience. If you are ever in the area, I would highly recommend that you forsake the large, impersonal hotel chains and enjoy this treasure. Put yourselves in the capable hands of Hughes, Lydia and their associates. We will remember our time at Villa Sinclair always and can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed: March 2005, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 15, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: September 2016, traveled with family
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Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Villa Sinclair Beach Suites & Spa

Address: 317 Polk Street, Hollywood, FL 33019
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #19 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Hollywood
Price Range: $138 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Sinclair Beach Suites & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rated 3 Diamonds AAA,3.5 Emeralds SSHVW, SEH, HBBA & first & Only BBB A+ Rated Hotel Rating since 2005 in Hollywood Beach Florida. Villa Sinclair offers oversized Studios, 1 & 2 Bedroom Beach suites very well appointed all with Full equipped Kitchen, full Bath, 32" Flat Screen TV-DVD-CD-IPod-IPhone Docking-Phone-Fax-Fast Internet. Rates include a lot of free goodies like complimentary welcome pineapple, chocolates on the bed, sun cream lotion, Beach towels, Beach chairs Cooler, Coffee, Tea, Creamer, Coconut Shampoo & conditioner & Soap, Candles, 200 FREE cable Channels, 40 FREE Dvds movies in suite, 2000 to exchange, 10 FREE Cds to listen to & 1 Hour per day/suite detailed FREE Daily Maid Service. 100 Feet from the Beach & Boardwalk, Property features 6,000SQF of Tropical Lounge, Hot tub, Sauna, 2 Outside Showers, 5 BBQs, 2 fire places, 2 Hammocks, 5 Beachside Cabanas, Outside Bathroom & Sundeck, a covered IPad Cafe Beach Lounge with FREE WIFI, IPad Rental, Espresso, Cappuccino, Teas, Bar d'Eaux, Soft Bar, with 50" Flat Screen TV Outside with cable & Netflix, 6 feet Wide Movie screen with Projector, Bicycles Rental, Free Beach toys for the kids, Laundry with washer, dryer & Iron & Iron board, VIP City wide Parking Pass or VIP Reserved Parking on Property & Property owner on site almost 24/7 to respond to all guests needs. ... more   less 
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