Not sure why someone would choose to stay in Weston when it is so far from the beaches, airport and action further east. Our reason was we wanted a cheap, clean hotel that was close to our family in Weston--so we visit them and we decoided to stay an extra night and day instead of making a short drive home. The hotel certainly lived up to those minimal expectations but certainly did not wow, and had a bunch of small issues that I will recount below. But first a caveat, the Hyatt sold this hotel to Bonaventure on the first night of our stay, so maybe that explains some of the issues we had--change of ownership. Though I think I understand why Hyatt sold this property.
So I learned at check in at the main part of the hotel that the hotel is broken down into different buildings. Our 1 bedroom suite was in building two, just a short drive--so dont take out your luggage as I did for check in. The staff was friendly and nice and recognized my booking instruction for a crib, which was great, except it never came. Also my door mechanism jammed making it difficult to open the door without a special pull towards me and a kick. It later failed to close fully on me, and a very nice security guard notified me of my ajar door just minutes after I finished a shower. I was happy for that though. The units are garden style so they open out to the open air and parkign lot. you can self park your car in front of the building two area. Valet is available at the main bldg but not at bldg 2 where you are on your own. Also the adjoining interior hotel door was left wide open (presumably by hotel staff) and connected my room with the untenanted unit next to me. At first I thought I had a two bedroom suite by mistake but then I noticed the dual kitchens and mini bars and figured it out. I presume management had to close the adjoining door, as I didnt have time to wait around. The interior of the suite was very nicely appointed and clean and would def get high marks. Except we had a tropical storm (almost hurricane) the weekend before, so my bedroom smelled of wet, dank mildew. This was the worst part, and we decided not to spend the second night as a result. We did not ask for any concessions from the hotel though we did tell mgt. The response: "Oh no!" (literally) and that was it. Nothing more. We didnt ask for anything, so that was were we left it. The next issue was that I was not informed at check in that I would need a parkign pass, though they did give me great driving directions for how to drive my car from the main bldg to bldg two. I called them at night after learnign about it in a handout they priovided me at check in warning about parking passes. I asked for the favor of hotel staff to drop it off. It never came. Of course that was the night of the ownership change, so maybe thats why. [We have 3 over tired kids that I was trying to get washed for bedtime, so I didnt relish walking to the main bldg myself to do it]. the bed were not very comfy and the sofa bed was stiff. Again the room was musty and a bit damp still.
So the nexy afternoon we decided to spend some time at the pool. Unfortunately, all the lounge chairs were taken. The pool area was packed. Apparently, there was a NA (narcotics anonymous) convention at the hotel and they were all out in force at the pool, tatoos and all. The people werent a problem, except for the football that was being thrown over our kids heads at the pool for at least a half hour, and hotel management did nothign to stop it or enforce the pool rules. Well, atleast no one was drinking, so it was not out of hand by any means, just a couple people who didnt care about their neighbors at the pool. We ate at the pool bar and eventually went home a day early. In sum, it was an unremarkable stay. I know the hotel seems to have some restaurants on property that look nice. And our room did have a nice view of the golf course, which was nice. It was pretty quiet too, so all in all it served our initial purpose. we didnt use the spa but it looks like it could be pretty nice. Free breakfast was included for us, but we didnt parttake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Home to Ft. Lauderdale’s largest spa and surrounded by championship golf and world-class shopping, the AAA Four-Diamond Bonaventure Resort & Spa provides endless opportunities for relaxation, recreation, and pure enjoyment. This renowned south Florida resort features spacious estate-style guestrooms and suites, four sun-drenched pools, 24-hr fitness center, lush gardens, and multiple dining options, including the locally acclaimed Ireland’s Steakhouse. Conveniently located to Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and just minutes from Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, the BB&T Center home to NHL, converts and special events, and Everglades Eco-adventures. Bonaventure features over 80,000 sq ft of newly renovated conference center space which showcases superior indoor, and vast outdoor, options for business and social engagements. Innovative food and beverage offerings complete the unexpected service all in an effort to provide the absolute best experience during your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Weston
- Hyatt Weston
- Bonaventure Resort Weston
- Bonaventure Spa Weston Florida
- Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Hotel
- Hyatt Spa Weston
- Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center And Spa