Ocean Sky Hotel

, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Ocean Sky Hotel

, Fort Lauderdale
3 star
4060 Galt Ocean Dr - Fort Lauderdale - Florida - 33308 - United States 954-565-6611
546 Traveller

Reviews - Ocean Sky Hotel

Waterfront Location, dingy interiors
Submitted by: Harriet Grimm in 06/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
The beach location was nice but the physical condition of the hotel was decrepit. After one night, I moved on to the inland Embassy Suites.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Ocean Sky Hotel

Better than expected

from A TripAdvisor Member
My two friends and I stayed at the Ramada for the Memorial Day Weekend. We thought it was a very nice hotel. The room was clean, it had a balcony and the bathroom was very clean. We had choose this hotel through a package deal. We were a bit worried after reading some of the reviews, but to our surprise it was much nicer than we had expected. The beach was beautiful and the pool area with the Tiki bar was a nice touch. We would come back in a flash. We had a super time and can't wait to come again.

old,cold,and boring

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I arrived after a long flight from california. We had one of the four rooms that actually opened up to the beach. the shower room was filled with black mold and smelled. The buffet that we had (joke), consisted of the same thing for breakfast everyday. Eggs, potatoes, french toast, and bacon or sausage. By the time you sit down, the food was cold. For lunch the menu did change. It wasn't great, but it wasn,t that bad either. What ever food you had for lunch,count on something the same for dinner e.g. corn for lunch, corn chowder for dinner. broccoli then cream of broccoli for dinner. chicken for lunch ,add red sauce to it for dinner. When my wife and I came back from our cruise, we were put up across the street. The elevator took thirty-three "bumps" to stop at our floor. The view was of a green canal, the ocean was nowhere to be seen. In my opinion. this is an old motel with adequate accomadations. Don"t think you are staying anywhere special.
Management Response from A TripAdvisor Member
In response to "old, cold and boring", we asked Trip Advisor to eliminate this review because we are sure that it is of a similarly named hotel in the city and not us. We are sure because our hotel is not by a canal(green or any color) and we definitely do not have rooms across the street. Not to mention that we never have a buffet with lunch or dinner items served to the public. Because Trip Advisor won't remove it, I again want to caution the readers that not only may some of these reviews not be truthful, many times they are not even of the same hotel! Just another thing to think about when reading these.
Hope to see you here soon!

Great for the price!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We were there end of April 2004. I have to say I was hesitant after reading some of the previous reviews on here. However, we were very pleasantly surprised with this facility. Beautiful beach location, sandy, not rocky. The tiki bar was a great time. And the hot tub was perfect on one of the days that was somewhat cloudy! The room was very clean, no bugs. Housekeeping came later in the afternoon than we had wanted. However, she was thorough and pleasant. Oh and the waverunners right on the beach were our highlight!!!!! The only complaint I have is the Polo lounge. We are in our late 30's and the piano bar playing Tony Bennet is not our thing. We were hoping for this hopping nightclub, but it was really a much older crowd with music fitting it. So, overall, we would go back in a flash!

Nice atmosphere

from A TripAdvisor Member
The stay at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort in August 2003 was great once we were able to get our room (The computer system was down). The resort itself was lovely. I loved that the pool and the hot tub were right next to the beach. My six year old daughter and I were able to spend all day out in the pool area. The prices at the resturant were a little high for the quality of food, but there is a Mcdonalds across the street which came in handy having brought a child to the resort. The rooms were nice, clean and bug free. The ocean view is not the best because the balconies are located on the side of the building and you hear the air conditioners large motor running constantly(you eventually are able to block out the sound). The staff in the bar were extremely friendly, but the front desk management could learn more about customer hospitality. All in all I would go back as long as their prices stay reasonable.

Hated the cold breakfast

from A TripAdvisor Member
My Wife & I stayed at the ramada Plaza Beach Resort from Feb.9th to feb.16th 2004. We were very disappointed at the service we received from the front desk personell,and especially the Dining room. the personel that kept our room clean was above excellent. She was friendly and most importantly, very polite. This was our 3rd year at this hotel, and quite frankly our last. A great disappointment to say the least.

A very pleasant surprise!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort! The hotel staff were all very friendly, from the valet and the front desk staff, to the congierge, restaurant and housekeeping staff. Our room had a good view of the ocean from the balcony, and the room was clean and bug free. It's nice to have a refrigerator and microwave in the room, too. The pool and pooldeck and jacuzzi and Tiki Bar (where you can charge drinks and food right to the room) all add to the resort atmosphere. The kids especially liked the ability to rent jet ski's right on the beach in front of the hotel. The manager is very friendly, and we would definitely recommend this hotel to others and would come again!

Very nice hotel.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our stay was fine. Room was nice, oversized Jacuzzi was great, staff was very nice, I liked how the beach was only a few steps away, and lobby was pretty. No bug problems at all. I would come back.

Horrible Hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Do not stay at this hotel! Please, heed the warnings of the others who
have gone before you. We wish that we had.

Here is the low down. First of all, don't be fooled by the lobby. If
you look closely, however, you will notice that the "A" in the Ramada
sign is burned out and the windows of the hotel are filthy.

The restaurant, is rather unclean and when we sat down for breakfast on our first day, my husband picked up his coffee cup only to find that it was unclean with an empty package of sugar glued to the inside of the cup. The chairs in the dining room were filthy with food splattered several of them.

Our room was marginally clean but very unappealing. The kitchen sink
was tiny and there was no place to put any toiltetries with the
exception of our tooth brushes and a tube of tooth paste. The bathing
facilities were very unsatisfactory. It appears that the bathtub had
been ripped out of the former bathtub/shower and a tattered shower
curtain with a hole in it took the place of the shower door.

The beds were absolutely the worst we have ever slept on. The matress
was soft in the middle and hard on the edges. The sheets had definately
seen better days and were nubby from being washed and washed and

The pool area is rather decent but not worth putting up with the rest.

In summary: STAY AWAY!!!! STAY AWAY!!

Never again

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am deeply upset by the terrible service- When we arrived to check in on Wed, 3/10, there was a gentleman guest confronting the front desk employees about a missing $100 from his room, to which they responded by contacting security and escorting him out. The following day, we left a "do not disturb" sign on the door, and when we returned from the beach in the early afternoon (@ 2:00pm), housekeeping was in my room and had moved my cousin's possessions off her bed onto mine to make the bed and clearly acknowledged the sign on the door when we confronted her, but said "she needed to replace our coffee mugs in the room". I also requested a 5:00am wake up call (on Friday afternoon) for the morning of Saturday, 3/13 as well as set the alarm on the clock in the room (I had a 7:10am flight), and I received neither the wake up call nor did the alarm go off at all (it was absolutely set correctly). I had even called the front desk late Friday evening to confirm the wake up call at 5:00am. I woke up at 6:00am, called the front desk for a cab, and they said there would be one in 5 minutes or by the time I got down to the front entrance. I waited for 15 minutes, and went back to the Front Desk and the employee insisted he called the taxi. I waited another five minutes, and called the taxi myself (954.777.7777) who said there was no record of a call from my hotel for a pickup. Needless to say, I missed my flight and I will recommend to everyone that I know that they do not stay at that location nor do business with Ramada altogether. I work for a large academic institution in which I plan international meetings and symposiums, and the treatment we received was disgraceful and unprofessional.

Value 4 the Money

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the hotel in mid-February. We specifically picked this hotel for the price and because it was on the beach. One of the only ones in that specific are that is. The staff was very friendly, the room always cleaned and well stocked, and came with the added bonuses of a microwave, coffee pot and refrigerator. This is not a 5 star hotel, but then you don t pay for that either. This is a decent value for the money spent. It has a great beach, nice pool and a wonderful extra large hot tub. The hotel was designed so that each room could have a partial ocean view off its balcony. The Polo lounge there at the hotel is a great party spot for the 50 plus crowd, great live music and some very good dancers. The bartenders are proficient, the drinks well poured; and our favorite waitress Lisa had our drinks memorized by the second round. She was always cheerful and efficient no matter how busy she got. And it does heat up in there after about 10 p.m. The hotel does have a couple of draw backs. Unfortunately, on one side of the hotel is the laundry room, so that rooms on that side have the minor annoyance of the dryer fans. The other side of the hotel has the late night sounds from the lounge. We opted for the dryer side and didn t find it that much of a distraction. Ask for a room above the 6th floor. I didn t care for the breakfast buffet at the hotel but we gave the restaurant one more try and had a very nice dinner. If like us, you arrive by taxi, there is a great car rental place just down the street next to Walgreen s. Lauderdale by the Sea, ask for Mark. We got a great deal on a convertible. Galt Drive is a quiet tree lined street, a nice place to walk. Like I said, the value was worth what was paid. Enjoy your stay!

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Other names for Ocean Sky Hotel

  • ocean sky resort
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  • ocean sky hotel & resort
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  • ocean sky fort lauderdale
  • fort lauderdale ramada
  • Address: 4060 Galt Ocean Dr - Fort Lauderdale - Florida - 33308 - United States
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