Best Western Oceanside Inn Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
Reviews - Best Western Oceanside Inn Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Best Western Oceanside Inn Hotel
Bad Experience for a Best Westernfrom Kalbany
The location of the hotel is fine, one block from the beach and close to many restaurants and the water bus stop. The rooms were quite adequate and clean with a coffeemaker, coffee, fridge and microwave. You won't find ocean views from this hotel as it is comletely surrounded by the Sheraton Clipper, but after all it is a budget accomodation.
The room rate does include a full hot breakfast which was quite good and a money saver as well, particularly for those travelling with kids.
It may have been that the hotel was short staffed over the holidys but the service was not good. I would not judge a hotel by one incident or unhelpful staff member, but really:
I arrived at the hotel with an abscessed tooth which started the last day of our cruise so I needed immediate emergency dental work. I checked with the front desk for information about a local clinic and they could not have been less helpful, couldn't even find me a phone book when I asked so I could look up a dentist myself. Fortunately we had friends already checked in and were able to call around using the book in their room to find help. Don't know what I would have done otherwise.
The first night of our stay we discovered that the frame on the bed was broken when it crashed to the ground in the middle of the night. It was fixed on the last night of our stay.
Despite numerous requests we were never able to have our room serviced prior to 5pm during our stay, which was really inconvenient. We spent alot of time hanging out downstairs waiting for this to be done.
One other word of warning, the service entrance to the Sheraton Clipper backs on to the hotel. We were awakened several times (3 am) by the sounds of the trash compactor smashing up the hotels garbage and bottles. Request a room away from this location! It is loud.
I have stayed at numerous Best Westerns and this one is not up to their usual standard of service. I will probably look for a different hotel in Ft. Lauderdale next time.
A dump !! Do not stay here - under major renovationfrom Munich2
The front entrance, reception, the restaurant and bar were all closed for major renovation work and it looked as if it had been going on for some time. Entrance was via the rear of the hotel and check-in, as well as breakfast, was in room 104 (minus the bed) adjacent to the pool area and terrace, also the chef cooked waffles/omlettes on the terrace for breakfast.
The pool area could not realistically be used due to the regular drilling of the construction workers during the day, they seemed to be renovating specific floors with guests allocated to the other floors.
We could only reach our room via a service elevator and shared it with the construction workers who were removing baths etc. from other rooms.
The room we had was very dark, but this hid the dirt, it was not clean, carpets were old and worn and we suspect they would be thrown away as part of the renovation..but who knows.
Microwave in the room, but it was filthy and unusable and never cleaned.
Who knows how it will be after completion of the renovation but the hotel should never have been taking bookings and should have been closed during the renvovation. We are now in dispute with our travel agent to obtain a refund of our costs.
Satisfied Customer!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great Location with Ocean Viewfrom babygame
Best Western Namefrom Daisy726
To make matters worse, I contacted Best Western via their general website and was told that they have NOTHING to so with this property. I don't know how they can use the Best Western name, or if this is true of all Best Western properties. BEWARE when you stay at a "Best Western", I do not think the chain exists as such.
My advice, stay at a hotel where the name can be trusted.
JM, Louisville, KY
I give this place A+from A TripAdvisor Member
Great dealfrom Ill.iceman
Not a bad Hotel for the moneyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The continental breakfast was one of the best features. (Eggs, Sausage, Ham, Toast, Waffles, Bagels, Toast, Muffins, Apples, Banana's, Coffee and Juice)This was served everyday.
The air conditioning unit in the room did not work very well. We had it on high the whole time and our room was not very cool.
The bathroom had no exhaust fan so it was very hard to get your hair to dry.
The rugs throughout the hotel were very stained and all and all the room could have been a lot more clean. Things appeared to be surface cleaned.
The claim on the website is that is was last renovated in 2004. If that was true I can't imagine what was renovated. This place could really use some sprucing up.
The pool area was very nice but did not get much sun in the afternoon.
The bartender (Mike) was GREAT
The windows in our room were extremely dirty.
The bed had steel pieces that stuck out a good 4 inches and I can't tell you how many times I scraped myself on them.
All things considered this is not a bad hotel for the money. If they cleaned it and spruced it up a bit it would really be a great economy hotel.
Bill & Karen Duplease, Fitchburg, MA
Great location, nice hotelfrom jas044
The pool was being resurfaced while we were there, but the Oceanside made arrangements with the Yankee Clipper to use their pools--a nice little bonus:)
watch out for thieves!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
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Distances Every thing is much further than it looks on the map - e.g. Sawgrass Mills - allow 30 mins to drive to this, The Swap Shop - allow 20 mins by car (from seafront), Billys Swamp buggy - about 1 hours drive away - Las OlasBoulavard - shops and dining - advertised as half a mile from the hotel - was more like 2 - 3 miles away
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- Address: 1180 Seabreeze Boulevard - Fort Lauderdale - Florida - 33316 - United States
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