This would definitely be rated a 5 in my book if two things could be addressed. First the staff was not very attentive and second the room needed some upgrades. Those were really all that I can nitpick about. This is an excellent location that is a small establishment in between mile after mile of large condo buildings. It is quiet, and close enough to walk to restaurants, bars, and shopping. This beach is literally within steps of your room.
I think that we had one of the two best rooms in the resort. Room 205 and 305 are closest to the beach and have a balcony that almost hangs over the sand. These two rooms are one on top of the other and are on the corner where you still have a slight view of the pool area too. The next best, in my humble opinion, based solely on location, would be rooms 204, 202, 201 and rooms 304,302, 301. Rooms 203 and 303 have an obstructed view with large palm trees, but would not be bad if that does not bother you.
This is currently October 2013 and there is some construction going on, so be aware and request a room away from the construction. It was not too bad, but it is definitely going on.
Now for a little whining. The room is dated and needs some fresh draperies, carpets, bedspreads, counter tops, etc. Next, each time that we had a request for staff, we were ignored. I try not to be a complainer, but sometimes it really annoys me. We requested clean sheets for the king size bed after the first night. A little too much "vacation" had made one of the roommates sick and clean sheets were required. After several days (3) and many requests, the maid changed the towels...not the sheets...the towels. Several more pleading (begging) requests fell on deaf ears. Twice a week, you get made service and we were finally allowed to sleep on clean sheets and not a bare mattress. The second request was less important but was more of a safety issue. Our phone did not work at all in the room. Several requests were met with a chuckle and a shoulder shrug. It was never fixed. Our cell phones are Verizon and they did not have service in most of the complex but were fine further down the street.
Everything considered, we would definitely go back. My complaints here are more aimed at management so that they can perfect an already wonderful resort.
- Also Known As:
- Costa Del Sol Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
- Costa Del Sol Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida