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Great Escape Inn
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Stay-cay on the beach was the plan.Thought local motel to save money and didn't expect to have so many of the little details you get at the big hotels.The customer care was amazing down to the smallest details ! giving beach chairs ,towels and lotion helping with the bags .Very clean beautiful little get away .Near the best local resturants in the area real jamacian music and nightlife! and a stones through to the beach .The nicest people on the staff ..always asking if you need anything.. I can't wait to go back! The owner on premise and very active in making everyones stay the best!

Room Tip: I had the full room with kitchen .I think its a great way to go!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

we originally booked for one night to help break the trip between Orlando,miami beach and Key West,and as we had had enough of Orlando,we called them and luckily they had a room free so we left Orlando and drove down.....after a long drive we received a warm welcome,immediate directions to the beach and local shops etc. We were supplied with beach towels,beach chairs and umbrella and we headed straight to the beach about 5 mins away...great! It was only when we returned to the Great Escape that we had a good look at the room....it was spotlessly clean and fresh with a good sized flatscreen tv.We were on the ground floor,just a few steps from the pool which was just the right temperature for a dip and with sun loungers all around.The little courtyard outside with tables and chairs and also umbrellas to give some shade to chill and have a cool drink. The Great Escape is well named,as that is exactly what it felt like! We will be staying there again on our last night before heading back to the UK after Miami Beach and Key West...top marks to Great Escape......Great Value,attention to detail,but most of all....spotlessly clean

Room Tip: If you smoke,choose a ground floor room with just a few steps to the courtyard with tables and chair...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband Dana and I stayed 5 nights recently at the Great Escape Inn. What led us to choose the hotel was the fact that it was a family owned business and not a chain. Let me tell you that from the moment we stepped foot onto the property we were greeted and treated like we were family as well. Cindy the owner and her son Mark were so accommodating and friendly. We were brought to our room and it was VERY clean and the room was updated, bright and delightful. We were extremely pleased that it also had a full kitchen with a eat-in table area. The bathroom was a great size and clean towels as were provided daily as well as shampoo and lotion. We had a king size bed which very comfortable and a new flat screen tv. We utilized the kitchen to its fullest! We were offered beach chairs, beach towels and a umbrella at NO additional charge as well as a basket of sunblock for our use. Now you would NEVER get this treatment at a chain hotel!! The beach was around the corner and and extremely clean with families all about. The pool was cleaned daily as well as the chairs, tables, etc. There is a washer/dryer on the premises which are a $1.50 for a wash or dry and Cindy even puts a bottle of laundry detergent out as well for hotel guests to use. There is also a gas b-b-q grill for your use should you choose to use it. I have to give a shout out to Robin who took care of cleaning our rooms while we were there. She was wonderful and took the time to talk with us whenever she saw us. So with all this said I would RUN as fast as you can and book a room with Great Escape Inn. The secret is out and this will be one of the top hotels shortly. Enjoy your stay as we did and we will be returning. Thank you again to the staff at GREAT ESCAPE INN.

Room Tip: Every room is wonderful.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our 7 night stay. Very Clean updated rooms...Full kitchen and comfortable bed. Very friendly staff and owners. Beach chairs available and beach towels daily...even put a basket of suntan lotion near pool if needed.Short walk to beautiful beach(which we did everyday!) Grocery store, other shops, restaurants and fishing pier (yes we did some fishing too and loved it!) all within walking distance. Overall.. would highly recommend this Inn to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable, and friendly stay in Lauderdale by the sea.. We will definately be returning...hopefully in October.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor (all the 1 bedroom apartments are on the ground floor) and my parents had a studio room upstairs.
The rooms are clean, fresh and bright and look newly decorated. The kitchen has a full oven, fridge/freezer and microwave and has enough cutlery and crockery. No kettle but there is a coffee filter machine.
The bed was a king size and had good cotton bedding and was very comfortable. The 1 bed apartment was spacious.
Reasonable sized pool which we enjoyed using.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, even tumble drying our swimming costumes on our last day before we left to catch our flight back home. As mentioned by other reviewers, beach chairs, umbrella and towels were provided and there is even a basket of sun tan cream by the pool - what a nice touch!
Yes it is on a busy road and we felt a bit odd walking back from the beach with swimwear on, but it was only a short walk. Our rooms were set back from the road so we didnt notice the traffic noise. Convenient Publix just along the road and restaurants in the town - we liked the Blue Moon.

Room Tip: Ask for a room back from the road. 1 bed apts are on the ground floor, studios upstairs.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Just checking out from 3 night stay. Motel is right round the corner from the beach ( staff provide free beach chairs and pool towels). Room was bright, clean and spacious. Full kitchen and grocery store a 3 min walk. It is beside a busy street so traffic can be noisy, but at night I just turned the AC fan up to #3 which muffled any outside noise and slept great.
Lovely little courtyard and all guests very friendly.
Would def return.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hotel had many pluses, mainly it was close to the beach. The room was very clean, it had plenty of space, nice kitchen. The staff was friendly and helpful, got us beach chairs and beach towels at no charge, very good service. The only complaint was that it was on a very busy street so if you sat by the pool which is right next to the road, it was traffic noisy. Just would suggest they put up a privacy fence. It was pricy but it was also high season.

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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: $107 - $196 (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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