Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale Hotel
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Hated itfrom kcribb1
The bed was horrible and no doubt the worst bed I have ever attempted to sleep... and I mean attempted! The rooms are not double paned, which should be on the top of their priority list.
Do yourself a favor and stay elsewhere.
Good for pre and post cruise staysfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Disappointed stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
However, all of my friends and I had difficulty with the comp airport shuttle and either ended up waiting at the airport for a long time (30 min-1 hr) or having to deal with rude staff.
When I got my luggage in baggage claim and called the hotel, they told me a shuttle would come within 15 minutes which was fine. As I was waiting at the very busy shuttle stop area, I noticed an Embassy Suites shuttle pass by me. I tried to flag the drive so he didn't see me. Since I wasn't sure if that was my pick-up or a different shuttle, I decided to wait another 15 min. before calling since they did tell me 15 min. and that shuttle came by within 10. The lady whom I spoke to on the phone the 2nd time at the hotel was extremely rude and interrupted me when I was trying to explain my situation to her. She immediately wanted to verify that I was standing in the right place, already making an assumption that I had made a mistake which is why I had to wait so long. When I told her I was standing exactly where the first hotel person instructed me to stand, she said another shuttle would come by in 15 minutes. I ended up waiting almost an hour before I got to the hotel, which was only 10 minutes or so from the airport!
It seemed that the hotel only had 1-2 shuttles running even though we saw other hotel shuttles circle around several times during our long wait and other people come n' go while we waited and waited.
Then, I didn't think the front desk person was very friendly either. I told her about my long wait and she didn't even apologize that I had to be inconvenienced in that way. Also, she didn't ask me if I needed assistance with my luggage!
My other friend also experienced rudeness from the hotel shuttle operator and the third friend had to wait a really, really long time for her shuttle even though the hotel told her they would be "right there."
I was very disappointed with the service at the Embassy Suites, which is supposed to be a hotel of some caliber. I have received much nicer, courteous service at Marriotts and Sheratons.
Also, there was only one poor guy working as the valet the next day and we had to wait quite a while for some assistance. They ought to hire more people and train them to be more service-oriented!
I doubt I'd want to stay here again!
People normally pay about $250 to stay here and I don't think it's worth it at all. The rooms are decent and good-sized and the breakfast was excellent, but the service was very disappointing.
Embassy Suites should know better!
t pay full price!from sp2001
We did take a taxi to the beach ($6 each way) and also walked to the water bus (took a taxi back afterwards, $4). I would stay here again if rooms were cheap, but if I had payed over $75 I would be very disappoined!
Enjoyed Our Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Hotel for cruise ship passengersfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The suites were large with 2 separate rooms, a living / dining room with a sofa bed, chair, dining table with 4 chairs, and a large TV. The bedroom has a king or 2 double beds, 2 large wardrobes with a dresser in between, nightstands and a smaller TV. In between the two rooms is a wet bar with a sink, microwave and minifridge. There are sliding glass doors from the bedroom opening to a very small balcony. The doors were very difficult to open, but that was OK because there was barely enough room for one person, much less two. The staff was very attentive and my wife and I enjoyed our stay.
good for one night but...from A TripAdvisor Member
On our pre cruise stay the room they gave us was all musty smelling and the carpets and sofa were wet with a fan on the floor trying to dry the floor.
They immediately changed when I brought this to there attention.
On our post cruise stay the carpet was soaked again in front of the sink and mini fridge in the room where the sofa is. We put towels on the floor and they stayed there the entire stay. The housekeeper never moved them or told management there was a problem. Room was never vacuumed our whole stay and blankets left on the sofa were never touched either.
This property has a lot of potential but management needs to get this place cleaned up. Carpets very dirty.
Also there was a teen who was drunk, probably from the happy hour, that got sick in the glass elevator. The glass was not cleaned as of our checkout time.
Food and happy hour are nice but I'd rather be in a clean place.
post cruise staysfrom Stella
The hotel itself is fine. It has the typical layout and amenities of an Embassy Suite, and is good for families. Has a nice swimming pool, small but decent gift shop.
The main reason we chose the hotel was the free shuttle to/from the cruise port and also to/from the airport. I can see from the luggage tags of many guests that it was a pretty popular choice for pre & post cruise stay.
The hotel is within walking distance to a few fast food and sit down restaurants.
We didn't bother getting a car for the day. Since the hotel isn't really near any attraction it's not a real great location as a homebase for doing touristy things. We had to walk about 20 minutes along a busy road to take the water taxi near the Marriott, which btw is a great way to do some sightseeing in Ft. Lauderdale.
Overall, recommended for short pre & post cruise stay. Otherwise I think the location is a bit questionable for extended stay for vacation.
Loved the hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
It is beautiful. the lobby is filled with beautiful plants, trees, small decorative bridges, ponds. We were there for 4 days. There was a wedding everyday but one. The lobby is so beautiful it is a perfect background for a wedding.
The pool is also beautiful with a waterfall also. However we were too busy with classes to ever get in the pool. Our room was great. The furniture looked new, it was well decorated. The maids did a great job cleaning everyday.
Being a travel agent I get to see a lot of different hotels. Some hotels I would not recommend to anyone. I believe a bad hotel can ruin a trip.
However I would highly recommend this hotel. The free breakfast was great also.
South Beachfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Traffic ease aside, the hotel is gorgeous, quite new, I loved the sauna and pool. The food is good and close to great restaurants.
Bottom line: you can stay on the beach, sure... but not at such a nice property that gives great service and puts in a position to go all over South Florida.
Top Local Tips for Fort Lauderdale
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- Address: 1100 Southeast 17th Street - Fort Lauderdale - Florida - 33316 - United States
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