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“Watching the manatees -in luxery!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

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GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Ranked #33 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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“Watching the manatees -in luxery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2011

Although not advertised as a hotel amenity, watching the manetees, in the Ft Lauderdale inter-coastal waters, from our seventh-floor balcony was the highlight of our US visit. The hotel is very-well appointed (unless your desperate to be 'on the beach') being, as it is, a water-taxi stop and walking distance from the Galleria Mall and restaurants such as the Blue Martini and the superb P F Chang's China Bistro.
Our suite was excellent , clean and roomy with all amenities needed by 'post cruisers' and the staff helpful and efficient.
There is a small swimming pool and fitness facilities, too.
We'll go again!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dexter,GA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2011

Stayed here one night 1-22-11 prior to cruise. Bathroom floor literally covered in hair. I wiped up a grapefruit size wad with a towel. Front desk sent maid to clean again but by that time I was completely disgusted with the place. To cap things off the next morning a big, burly valet actually SMOKED in my never before smoked in Acura TL. I would never again set foot in this dump.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2011

I was staying at this hotel for almost two weeks - simply couldn't go elsewhere - it is a great hotel at a perfect location (intracoastal waterway and few minute from the beach), The rooms are beautiful. Staff was really friendly and helpful. I want to go back now ...

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2011

I stayed at the hotel on January 2011 and the experience wasn't pleasant. To start with, the staff at the reception desk is the most unwelcoming staff I have encountered after years of traveling, not even saying hello when you walk into the hotel. Regarding the cleanliness, the rooms where not vacuumed during my entire stay, I mean I would see the same crumbs left by me the day before! The carpets were worn out, even with a yellow stain, the appliances and paint seemed very used and what was once a nice decor is now worn out. (Btw good luck even getting the room done!)
There were even strange (and disgusting!) smells in the corridors.
If you are bothered by noises, do not even think of this hotel. There is a fire station just 2 blocks away and trucks constantly go through.
The location is nice, just 3 blocks from the beach, but you can find better in Fort Lauderdale, where some hotels have direct access to the beach! (and are much better, believe me!)
The gym is very dark, with no working air conditioner and with little channels on its tvs.
The only positive things about the hotel are the pool and outside services, which tough a little unkept are nicely decorated and the heated pool.
All in all I would seriously recommend choosing another hotel!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Ormond Beach
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2011

Try to get a room with a view of the intracoastal waterway and watch the boats go by.
The higher up you are the better your distant ocean views are. This location offers a little bit for everyyone. My wife enjoyed being across the street from the upscale mall and I enjoyed being just a couple hundred yards from the state park entrance for a morning walk. The water taxi (they have a depot at the Hotel) is the easiest way to get down to Los Olas or any of the other "go to" spots in the area. It's also alot more fun to hop on the boat and see the area from the water. This is a nice Hotel in a great spot and I would certainly return. The parking fee is complete BS and unfortunately very common at all of the hotels in Lauderdale and Miami. They should do a better job of disclosing it to unsuspecting guests so that they are not caught of gaurd. This results in a negetive experience at check in before you have had the opportunity to see all the nice things that the hotel has to offer.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sailpending
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washington, dc
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126 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2011

Really liked this hotel. We were upgraded to a room on top floor with great view of the intercoastal waterway. The rooms and the public spaces are beautiful. Breakfast was excellent. Fitness room was very good. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Valet staff had trouble explaining the parking options, though they tried and they did not push the valet option. I still do not understand it fully, but even self parking is $20 a night. Overall a top hotel, with great cookies.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank advisorj
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2011

We stayed coincidentally during the Christmas boat parade. What fun! Our room was stylish and comfortable. A family of 5, sharing the bathroom got a little tight. Only critique, was no bathtub. We brought an inflatable baby tub for our 2 year old. Lovely bathroom, but wished the door swang out, not in.

We walked across the street to cvs or down the street to 7-11 on route to home from the beach to get supplies for kitchen.

Beach only a 5 minute walk and totally under rated. Quiet sparkling, despite being a city beach.

Pool was beautiful, the "beach" area of the hotel had chic lawn furniture, and water taxi at your door.

Be warned if you have small kids. Do not plan to spend time at their beach area, as it's open un-fenced boat dock. Pool also more adult friendly. But loved the decor.

If you go for the boat parade be forewarned, they block off close up viewing areas and a good 2/3 of access to the parade view, unless you pay a steep cover for their
"private party area".

People whom booked to watch the parade were angry about this.
We came precruise, so no tears about this. We did however the area surrounding very much. We saw a manatee and iguanas right from the hotel property!

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank squirrelnibbler
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Property: GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Address: 2670 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3206
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#29 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#35 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 231
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated on the main Intracoastal Waterway, GALLERYone DoubleTree Suites by Hilton , is the city's premier boutique hotel that exemplifies the casual elegance and sophistication. In a superb location, Gallery One is an easy three block walk to Fort Lauderdale's beautiful sandy beaches and blue Atlantic Ocean, directly adjacent to Galleria Mall - an upscale mall that boasts Neiman Marcus, Saks, Macy's, Dillards, and over 120 special stores PLUS Capital Grille, Seasons 52, P.F. Chang's, and Blue Martini! ... more   less 
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