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“Charming Accommodations, Friendly Service, Great Location”
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Great Escape Inn
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We booked our one night stay online and got an excellent rate. The office staff was friendly and efficient, and our room was neat and appealing. The beach was about a 2 minute walk away. Beds were comfortable, parking was convenient, and the room was quiet. We would like to stay again should we return to Lauderdale by the Sea.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor, which was a relief since we had several pieces of luggage. No elevators...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I love Lauderdale by the Sea. I've been vacationing there for over thirty years. There is no place down there that has a nicer staff. The owner's Cindy and Steve and their son Mark are always looking to please. Everything is new and so clean. The location is close to everything.
For being the "new kids" on the block I hope you give all the others (hotels) a run for the money!
Cindy.... the popcorn didn't burn. Thanks for the new microwave. Hope to see you next year. Keep doing what you're doing.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Had stayed nearby previously while attending a conference but saw the Great Escape Inn and knew I had to try it. Well worth it. Very impressed with the courteous staff, nicely appointed kitchenette equipped suite, proximity to grocery store, eateries & entertainment, as well as the easy walk around the corner to the beach. Liked it so much I immediately booked an even bigger suite with living room and eat-in kitchen for next year! Highly recommend the Great Escape Inn!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Family of four on March Break with tween and teen in Fort Lauderdale for first time. So glad we chose this area and the Great Escape Inn--friendly staff..and loved our bright, clean, and spacious fully equipped unit upstairs in 110 and the complimentary beach towels, beach chairs, and sunscreens and aloe vera gel and the heated pool. WiFi excellent. Shorter walk (2 minutes) than expected and easy access to the safe, clean beach (great for flying kites) and fishing pier and to Publix, CVC, and restaurants like Aruba Cafe (on beach) and Azteca Mexican Grill (all fresh ingredients) and Kilwins (fudge and ice cream) highly recommended. Enjoyed the St. Patricks' bands playing in the block party. Short drive to main busy Fort Lauderdale beach and Galleria Mall. Yes there's roadside noise...even when we were in the Keys at the other motel. It is South Florida after all.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed here on two separate occasions, and both times were extremely pleased. All of the staff were extremely helpful and very, very nice. The inside of the rooms were absolutely spotless. This is without a doubt the cleanest hotel I have seen. The beach is right around the corner, and it's a short walk to restaurants, shopping, and the pier. I could not be happier with my stays at the Great Escape Inn.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a great place. Nice, clean, rooms. Good wi fi. The only downside was the location of our room. We were right in the front with the parking lot and street right in front of us. The bed is along the wall where people walk by on the sidewalk and since it seems to be safe and popular place to walk, this goes on till late. The traffic noise is also ongoing. We were only there one night, or would have requested another room. Otherwise, great location, etc.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed here just overnight on our way to the Keys. The manager, Mark, was friendly, but when I tried to call the office about 9:00 pm to get the code for the WiFi no one answered. We did meet a very nice couple and their daughter that were staying here from Nova Scotia. The street is very busy, but there was parking right in front of the motel.

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Mark H, General Manager at Great Escape Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2013

Hello. We apologize for the inconvenience about our office hours. We close at 7PM EST. There is a phone next to office which is used to contact myself or other staff close to the hotel property. If you would have called us, I'm sure someone or myself would have been more then happy to assist you. We hope everything else was great.

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Additional Information about Great Escape Inn

Address: 4620 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3620 (Formerly Great Escape Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#8 Family Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range: $106 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Great Escape Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only a block away from the beach, the Great Escape Inn is conveniently located in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a picturesque seaside village nestled between Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. Guests at the Inn enjoy a heated pool, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, and TVs with cable. ... more   less 
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