We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“IN SHOCK” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dee Jay Beach Resort

Dee Jay Beach Resort
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Dee Jay Beach Resort to your Saves list
Dee Jay Beach Resort
4617 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308   |  
Hotel amenities
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“IN SHOCK”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We live in the area of the hotel and decided to book a room on the beach for the weekend, pulled up and looked fairly clean and quaint.When I walked into the room it was a one bedroom apartment , a little old but clean.Then I realize there's no Air Conditioning in the bedroom this is s.fla. With the temperature of 92° I've lived in s.fla 25 years and was in shock.As I looked around found out there was no tv in the bedroom either the only t.v. was a 19 inch t.v. one the living room with a 30 year old pull out couch.I immediately told them that this is unacceptable and they told me they were gonna char my credit card 85$ for cancelling wife and I were devastated, for this was to be a romantic weekend getaway. They also told us the room was 5 feet off the beach which it was not it's across the street with no beach access or beach view. If you never been to s.fla.believe one thing you do not want to spend the night anywhere where there is no A.C. that is totally insane.Thank God I went over to the hotel across the street which is on the beach the had one room available which they highly discounted for us because they felt so bad...so now I get to spend the next few days arguing with my credit card to remove these charges

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
5 Thank Wally O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

26 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We love the El Mar Area and it is so hard to get a nice place at a reasonable price. We were 2 blocks north of the Pier and right by 2 Beach Portals so it was easy to get to the water.
Maria went out of her way to make our stay excellent and she succeeded! We were only there for 2 nights over the weekend but there were no problems with anything!

Room Tip: We stayed on the ground floor front Room 3n and it was excellent as there was a ramp for the luggage...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank MarkAndrewsRugby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My husband and I found this place online and called to book it. Pictures online looked ok, but they must have been 15 years old. Maria, who we spoke to and checked us in was very nice, but the place was very old, run down, dirty and not what it looked like online. The price was high for the shape of the establishment.

The floors were filthy, the kitchen grimy, ( had to wipe out fridge and counters. Top of fridge wasn't cleaned for months). Bathroom was a bit scummy and bed sheets were stained. The pool area was slum looking and the BBQ grill was gross and the lid was broken off. They desperately need some good housekeepers and a handy man around there.

We stayed the first night, and had to find a new place to stay as I felt so dirty and icky and couldn't stay any more. We checked out, canceled out stay and checked into another place way better for a bit more money per night.

Upon checking out I was informed that this was the cleanest hotel on the strip. Seriously, they need to check out some of the other places, as this was by far a clean place!

I can't handle ick, and this place was just that.

Room Tip: If you are not a clean freak, or care about cleanliness... anything here will suit you just fine.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Sheilarae71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Lauderdale by the Sea hotels

5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4 of 5 stars
Show Prices
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My family and I have been staying at this motel for years, specially for spring break or Independence Day weekend. We usually get about 3/4 different rooms. We absolutely love it here. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. But the privacy they give is incredible.

The pool is amazing.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank sagua1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jackson
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

I was so pleasantly surprised by this place. Yes it's old. But our room was immaculate and there was plenty of room for two adults a child and two dogs. They do have tiled rooms (just a handful) that are rented to pet owners. But above all, the owners were friendly and responsive to all of our needs. And if you want a beach vacation on a budget, you can't beat it. Several of the surrounding properties had no vacancies and those that did wanted a lot more money for a comparable space. It's so close to everything--easy walking distances to restaurants and the publix. We loved it and wish we'd spent all of our vacation here.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mimora
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Wow wow wow it was simply great, totally wonderful, the best service ever, i have been to fort lauderdale many many times and stayed in a few places but Dee Jay Beach Resort was simply outstanding in every single way, greatest attention to detail, our rooom was so big it felt like a home, and completely spotlessly clean, daily service with a smile, Management taking utmost pride in their job. The pool huge and clean and totally refreshing, and the location of Dee Jay truly the best, from our room we look onto the ocean and just top class by far, the best on El Mar Drive, It was a total pleasure staying here and everyone i spoke to agrees and the price unbeatable for the 7 Star service that we received, we loved it and the Management and Owner made us feel so welcome and was always at any time eager to assist us in any way, Thank you Dee Jay for the best holiday and we will see you everytime we visit fort lauderdale !!!! we have friends staying here and they have already pre-booked for next year simply because it was the best in every way !!!! for great great value you will get 7 star treatment !!! Dee Jay's by far the best in Lauderdale by the Sea.

Room Tip: corner suites are large and sunny
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank mandyvs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boulder
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I have had the worst most violating experience with this hotel. They gave my personal information from my check-in and name, address, phone and credit card info to a friend of the hotel employees.

Do not go. they will violate your privacy.

Ruined my vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Heather F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
deejaymotel, Owner at Dee Jay Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2012
The personal and credit card information obtained during registration is for hotel use only. This information is not and has never been distributed or divulged to anyone. This guest is seriously mistaken!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Lauderdale by the Sea hotels
0.0 mi away
Great Escape Inn
Great Escape Inn
#10 of 29 in Lauderdale by the Sea
4.5 of 5 stars 138 reviews
0.0 mi away
Best Florida Resort
Best Florida Resort
#16 of 29 in Lauderdale by the Sea
4.5 of 5 stars 292 reviews
0.0 mi away
A Sea Garden Resort
A Sea Garden Resort
#22 of 29 in Lauderdale by the Sea
4.0 of 5 stars 47 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Dolphin Harbor Inn
Dolphin Harbor Inn
#29 of 29 in Lauderdale by the Sea
3.5 of 5 stars 16 reviews
0.1 mi away
Blue Seas Courtyard
Blue Seas Courtyard
#5 of 29 in Lauderdale by the Sea
5.0 of 5 stars 298 reviews
0.2 mi away
Castle by the Sea
Castle by the Sea
#13 of 29 in Lauderdale by the Sea
4.5 of 5 stars 80 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Dee Jay Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dee Jay Beach Resort

Address: 4617 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
Location: United States > Florida > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 29 Hotels in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious one bedroom apartments with full kitchen; can accommodate up to 4-5 people. only steps to the beach; walking distance to stores and restaurants. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Dee Jay Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Dee Jay Beach Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Dee Jay Beach Resort Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing