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“Excellent Ocean View” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Costa del Sol
Oakland, California
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Ocean View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed at this location for 12 days. The first 7 days we had a first floor corner unit, with a partial view of the ocean, next to the pool. The unit was clean and comfortable. At 6'1" I found the bed to be a little short for me. On the other hand, the location is great. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The resort is right on the beach and close to shopping and various restaurants. The drive to Miami/South Beach is only about 30 miles. For the last part of our trip, we stayed in a second floor unit which had a balcony and a panoramic ocean view. We would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Second or third floors allows for a bit more privacy and a wonderful view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank JakeCarl
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great place, very quiet, heated pool which was great as temperature was cool. Restaurants are close, great coffee at the coffee shop on commercial boul. The sunrises are incredible and the ocean is 100 feet away. They also have free parking and free wi fi which was appreciated. Need to get an ocean view this close and this private at least once in your lifetime. The rooms are large, king size bed, fully furnished condos! Great

Comment for manager, i would definitely remove the flags, that way you would save taking them down on windy days, took a few pictures and in my opinion, flags are outdated in pictures without them make your hotel much classier and nicer to look at . Would also improve the view for some of the balconies and when sitting at pool to get ocean view and not have the noise of flags flustering in the wind. Alll in all very nice place to be quiet. Would definitely recommend.

Bob Major, Montreal, QC

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bridgewater
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69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Everything was just right. We had a queen-size one bedroom (Room 207) with an ocean "side view". The ocean view from our patio and living room was quite wide and very nice. The patio faced south and was nicely protected from the wind, relatively private and quiet. The Costa del Sol is not a high upscale resort, but it's of very good, comfortable quality and well kept. The elevator is a plus for those staying on upper floors. Although it's a time share, we just rented for the week. The quests during the first week of February were low-key, quiet and middle-aged to older, which made for a very nice relaxing atmosphere. It has a nice pool area and is just steps from the beautiful wide beach. Within walking distance to the shops and restaurants near Commercial Boulevard.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Somerset
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

WOW..this place is great! I can't believe this is one of my favorite vacations! This place only has one bedroom, one baths...but they have brand new commercial pull out sofas that are quite comfy! No granite counters, no high end decor..this feels like Fla from my childhood. Now, if that makes you think that this place is not for you...WOW, are you wrong!!! I'm used to the Marriott properties...gorgeous interiors and high end everything! However, this place is a diamond in the rough. The property is located directly on the ocean...no road or boardwalk between you and the ocean..just you, sand and water. Most units directly face the beach head on, some face the beach sideways, but all have the ocean in site. I prefer the direct facing units, make sure to request that view. The pool is beautiful and there is no reason to fight for a chaise lounge, there are plenty and they are new! I have not incurred screaming kids, everyone has always been polite. There is a professional grill with lighting for night cooking that is available for all, it's clean and huge. There is also a coffee shop that serves free coffee and you can reserve it for dinner get- togethers..groups will have Italian nites, steak dinners and I've even hosted a Greek nite. One visit here and you are hooked. The people all look out for one another, all ages, no bitter old people. here...there are old people - but they are positive child loving people.....what a change for Florida! There are scuba diving couples that dive right out from the resort. There is no absolute need for a car rental but I definitely prefer the freedom. Shopping on rainy days saves your sanity with two kids in tow. The kitchens are outfitted with all you need to cook every meal, however, a short 3 block walk away and you have the choice of at least 15 plus good restaurants. I can't stress how comfortable the units are and once again you can't find a better view...total privacy!!! I love it here and will come back each year with my family!!

Room Tip: King bed rooms are larger
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We've stay at Costa del Sol four times now -- three times with a timeshare and in October 2012, we rented directly from the property. It wasn't exactly cheap, but the rooms have a FANTASTIC view of the ocean and the closeness of restaurants/bars/grocery stores, etc. just cannot be beat! We don't have children, so we always vacation when school is in session (i.e. we never run into screaming kids at the pool or beach). The housekeeping staff is very nice and they do a really nice job on keeping the rooms clean. The fall is when the property does most of the major maintenance, so we've always run into some construction going on in September/October. Sometimes it has been a major inconvenience, sometimes it just minor. It's good to know they are keeping the property up, though -- that's a good sign. The kitchen is very well equipped, the bathroom and and bedroom are of a good size, and the balcony is very nice for 2 people to sit. We really love this place, which is why we keep coming back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Lisa S
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Richmond, Virginia
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144 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

We were worried about this place because it had only one current review. What a great surprise and great vacation. Try to get an end room, king size bed. The ocean view is great and the noise is less. These are older, but well kept and clean timeshare condos. Ref, Stove, microwave, toaster, blender...you get the point everything you need.
Maid service, not every day, but all you need.
The place has a new General Manager and he is good to the employees and his guests.
Nice pool, but too many screaming kids.They could offer nice beach chairs, but you can live with the old ones...
No restaurant, but the place is close to everything..

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Rocky423
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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

This property is right on the beach and is well maintained. Daily towel service and mid-week cleaning is provided. The area [Lauderdale by the Sea] is a small community but it is a few miles up the road from Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano, Miami etc, larger communities with more exciting stuff. The condo we had was well-appointed but if you want top-flight appliances, granite counter-tops and expensive furniture, this is not your place. My wife and I were well-pleased with the accommodations but we don't expect the "lap of luxury" when we vacation. There is a very nice pool at the resort that is well-maintained. A short walk from the complex gets you to the center of LBTS where you can get the basics you need [restaurants, souvenir shops, etc.]. This area is well know for the coral reefs but you have to snorkel or scuba. You need a car to really explore the area. Everglades air boating is not too far away, as well as tons of shopping [we went to the South Florida Flea Market--it was HUGE]. This place is a relaxing, well-maintained "get away" for people who want enjoy an uncrowded beach. Costa del Sol did not have many kids at the resort when we were there. Warning, this area of Florida is expensive but if you know this in advance, the cost is not too much of a turn off. Keep in mind that everything costs a lot from a can of black beans to a meal in a not-too-fancy restaurant. The more expensive restaurants are in the town center but my wife and I love to go to the little places that are on Commercial Boulevard. A shout out to Keeses, which looks "like a hole in the wall" but they really know how to turn out very good Mediterranean food. We went there three times. Most of all, at Costa del Solf, go for the beach; go for the nice resort. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms are on the ocean but about three don't face the ocean directly. The resort is...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Costa del Sol

Property: Costa del Sol
Address: 4220 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-5499
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 28 Hotels in Lauderdale by the Sea
Hotel Class:4 star — Costa del Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Costa Del Sol Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
Costa Del Sol Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida

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