My son and I stayed here when attending my aunt's funeral. We had a 2 bedroom suite which was great. Not only was it roomy, there was space to sit and get some work done. The kitchen had an oven in addition to a stove, full size fridge, microwave and dishwasher. I have stayed in other Residence Inns and none of them had an oven. There were three televisions, one in each bedroom, and one in the living area. And there was a bathroom for each bedroom.
The pool was outdoor and was a nice size. It was heated and clean. Every morning a staff member straightened up, opened all the umbrellas and put towels on every lounge chair.
Breakfast was good, a nice selection of food, and the eggs were cooked well. I was not there during the week so I do not know how the manager's evening events were.
The location was fine, the hotel is kind of hidden by a Macaroni Grill if you don't know where it is. It was about 10-15 minutes from the airport. There is a mall right down the street and plenty of restaurants nearby.
This hotel had a very different layout than other Residence Inns, and you had to go outside to get from one area to another. I only found one elevator which surprised me, considering how spread out everything was, so I was glad I was on the first floor.
The room did not get cleaned until after 3PM. And the maid didn't appear to notice that at some point during the day the power went out because all of the clocks were flashing. I figured it wasn't our job to reset the clocks so we just used our cell phones for timekeeping and alarms.
There were a lot of bugs in the bathroom, but I am thinking that might just be a Florida thing?
Everyone was very nice, and the manager walked around at breakfast every morning to make sure everyone's stay was meeting their expectations. I would like to go back sometime when I can just relax and enjoy my stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Plantation has brand-new suites and features the ideal amenities to make it the perfect extended stay Fort Lauderdale hotel. Conveniently located off I-595, our Plantation hotel is just 15 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Ports. Guests appreciate the close proximity to travel destinations such as the BB&T Center, Sun Life Stadium, and downtown Miami. Our new, pet-friendly suites include free WiFi, separate living area with pullout sofa, stylish furnishings and 50% more space than rooms at other Planation hotels. The highlight of every suite is the fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances. We even have free grocery delivery to help stock your fridge. If you don't want to cook, enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning with a variety of fruits, cereals, and entrees including Belgian waffles. Maintain an active lifestyle in our 24-hour fitness center or outdoor Sport Court or just relax at our outdoor pool. Local travel is easy with the free shuttle service, making this the perfect Fort Lauderdale/Plantation Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Ft. Lauderdale Plantation Hotel Plantation
- Residence Inn Plantation
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