Ratings based on 167 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
Alright for a quick one night stayPosted Mar 13, 2014
Pros: Outdoor space
AC didn't work - however they did move us to new room - but burned out lamp, and shower didn't work....
for Everyoneby Kay
Pre-Cruise AccommodationsPosted Mar 11, 2014
Pros: Easy access to Port Everglades
Cons: Older TVs and need better internet connection.
Location: Walked to a corner cafe for an early dinner and was pleasantly surprised at low prices, quality and quantity of food. Would not walk after dark.
When we first arrive I was worried, especially for the price that we paid, that this would not be the best choice I could have made based on the neighborhood and because of the outdoor access rooms in this facility. However, the woman behind the counter and her daughter were very friendly and their service was excellent including helping me print my flight boarding passes. The building is old and simple for sure, but the owners have taken care in the painting, furnishing, and landscaping as well as the cleanliness of both the room and the grounds that I quickly changed my initial opinion. We used their free airport shuttle as well as their $5pp port shuttle and were very pleased with the timeliness and care of our luggage. Wi Fi is spotty but free and there is a free meager offering for breakfast, but the coffee was good! Walked to a corner cafe for an early dinner and was pleasantly surprised at low prices, quality and quantity of food. First impressions aren't everything and I would gladly stay here again.
by John & Magic from West Coast, USA
Free shuttle is the only plus.Posted Mar 11, 2014
Pros: Free shuttle
Cons: The weekend price; charging too much for what you're getting.
Location: Semi-residential; no businesses or transportation nearby
Flying from the west coast. There were storms, delays, and 3 connections. Arrived at hotel very late. Tired and hungry. We must have gotten the worst room, having come in so late, even when we booked way, way, in advance. There are no restaurants or stores nearby to walk to, so we had to go to bed hungry. For the price they charged (weekend rates, due to the tourist cruise ships), the room was awful. Blinds bent, wall-to-wall rug dirty, door would not lock properly, so we propped a chair against the door handle. The light bulbs were only 25 watt, so the room was very dim. The tub drain was clogged, so you had to take a shower in a pool of dirty water. Our room was next to the office on the 1st floor facing the street. We could hear noise from the office (chairs scrapping, drawers slamming, loud air-conditioner, etc, and noise from the street. On the plus side...the sheets were clean. The morning breakfast not the best, but glad there was a little something to munch on, seeing as we had had nothing to eat since the previous morning. As I mentioned above, the hotel gets a point for their free shuttle to airport..
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Clean and reasonable.Posted Feb 28, 2014
The hotel shuttle took a little while but the hotel staff was very welcoming and friendly. The room was nice enough. Clean and perfect for our one night before the cruise. They have a $5 per person shuttle to the cruise port which was right on time and very reasonably priced. Continental breakfast was fine. Overall, we were pleased and would recommend it.
for Everyoneby Julie from Saskatchewan, Canada
Nice stay, will stay againPosted Feb 26, 2014
Pros: Nice sized rooms.
Cons: The bathroom is a little worse for wear although it has been painted.
Location: Not much to do nearby but if just using for a home base or as a transition to or from a cruise ship it is fine.
Older motel that has been quite nicely updated. Pretty location and adequate for a stay prior to the cruise. Shuttle from the airport was convenient. You need to call to let them know that you are waiting for the shuttle. We also used the shuttle to get to the cruiseport for a reasonable. $5.00 per person fee.
by lena from bahamas
Location greatPosted Feb 23, 2014
I booked in advanced and paid for non-smoking room.Only upon check-in I was placed in 202.When I went inside I called the front desk immediately and informed them that the room was smokey.He came and said he smelled something,but it was not smoke.I informed him my allergy reacts to smoke,dirty carpets.etc. He turned the a/c on and said let him called his manager,who said they have no more rooms available.But to my surprise they had two others vacant!!!!. They he said his manager,could reverse the charges no penalty???? Why would there be any penalty when I paid for a non-smoking room and they placed me in a smokey unit-..He then said well he smell smoke. So my best advice is that this is not a company that stands by what you pay for.Bathroom had mildews stains/wall under face basin was dirty.And toilet was not clean/Sheets were also not clean...Their standard had dropped dramatically...
for Everyoneby dani from bc canada
Easy going staff, good airport shuttle servicePosted Feb 3, 2014
Shuttle to/ from airport ok, good for layover, we had 6 people and they didn't say anything. Beds were only double and just a shower
by A verified traveler
Hotel was Convienient for a one night stay.Posted Feb 2, 2014
We stayed one night before our cruise. The airport shuttle that was advertised was misleading. You have to arrange for a shuttle. So when we wanted to go back to the airport we didn't know we has to schedule in advance and did not get the time frame we wanted. Other than that it was very basic.
for Everyoneby JohnC from Winnipeg, Canada
Econo-Lodge Fort LauderdalePosted Jan 29, 2014
Pros: Location was good and rooms were spacious. Safe and fridge in room. Staff generally are friendly and helpful.
Cons: No elevator or porter so seniors and disabled could not use 2nd floor. Tap in bathroom sink needed replacing as you could not adjust temperature.
Location: See initial comments. Nice Mexican restaurant across the street.
We spent two nights at the hotel before our cruise. Shuttle arrived at airport within 40 minutes of being called. No charge for airport shuttle (a plus). Check-in was efficient and night clerk was pleasant and helpful. Our request to have a ground floor room was accommodated. Bonus of large safe in room (big enough to hold a 17" laptop) with no surcharge. Fridge also provided although it was showing its age. Room was clean and spacious. Location was good (several restaurants and convenience stores nearby. Bus stop less than a block away. Our room pointed to inside of courtyard and was quiet. Only downside was the shuttle to the cruise port. Price was very reasonable at $5.00 per person. However, our driver was a bit of a speed maniac. He would goose it only to slow down a few seconds later. He cut in line in front of a cab and was within inches of hitting the cab. We got there safe and sound but felt like we had been on a roller coaster ride. The shuttle itself was nice and clean and very reasonably priced, We would go back if we were taking another cruise from Fort Lauderdale.
by Debbie from Michigan
HOTEL TO STAY AT BEFORE PORT EVERGLADES CRUISEPosted Jan 10, 2014
Pros: It was clean and offered transportation from the airport and to the cruise ship at a nominal charge.
Cons: Someone needs to help elderly and disabled get their luggage upstairs.
Two story with no porter service and no elevators to transport luggage. Not in the best area of town. Continental breakfast was just cereal and doughnuts.