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Ramada Fort Lauderdale Oakland Park
Ranked #71 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay...Great place”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This little Oasis in Fort Lauderdale reminded me of a little Resort in itself within the city. As others suggested, the rooms are upgraded recently, large and clean. Within the rectangle of the 4 storey building, there's a nice pool with a lot of plants, beautifully lit at nights and well arranged during daytime. Within the rectangular balcony one could have some little walks or sit and watch below. The temporary bar within the tents is beautifully arranged and if you like your drinks in a peaceful, quite and a cozy area, this is the place outdoors!

I would not say a lot about breakfast...after all it was free and also considering the star level I chose, it was basic and I could not have asked for more except a little larger space. But I was quite amused by "Make your own waffles". This is well organized and the machine so well timed, I could make and eat the best tasting waffles ever!

Not a lot to talk about the front staff either...after all it is a motel and not a 5 star hotel. Also considering the lack of space to move around, they tend to rush which may result in negative experience. However, we did not have anything negative to talk about their attitudes or behaviour. They checked us in and out very efficiently.

Overall, it was a great place to stay and a memorable experience. The location is very convenient (Some of our friends used buses to commute) and parking is FREE! It was easy and within short distance to shopping, mall and plenty of places to eat and drink. Easy to drive to Wilton Manor, Downtown fort Lauderdale and the beach area.

I would definitely stay at this place again for the overall experience.

Room Tip: From outside, all rooms look the same way...does not matter which direction you chose!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

An older hotel with upgraded rooms of good quality. Bathrooms still in process of upgrade. Excellent pool and patio area, capable, attentive and friendly staff. Hot buffet breakfast was limited in choices, but of reasonable quality and well presented/served. Ample free parking for all kinds of vehicles. Would stay here anytime, passing through Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint John, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I stayed at this hotel pre/post cruise. The shuttle service took no time at all after calling them to let them know I was at the airport. On both occasions I arrived at the hotel before check in time (4pm) and was able to get my room.I found the rooms spacious and a great shower with lots of hot water.My room also had a mini fridge and microwave and working ac and a very comfortable bed. There is a mall within walking distance with a grocery store which I found handy to pick up some items for the room.It is a bit tricky crossing the road but the lights eventually change. you can also walk to the water taxi which is about a 15 min walk although the shuttle with take you if you want, you may need to pre book the shuttle. I choose to walk since I was so glad to see the sun. I would certainly stay here again.
Breakfast is included and had hot and cold items and went from 6am-9am.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Mesa, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This was a nice hotel for the $$, nice pool, nice outdoor bar/lounge in pool area. Beds very comfortable with spacious CLEAN rooms. Had all the amenities in the room too(microwave/fridge/coffe maker..). Used the business center for computer access 1 out of 2 computers up thanks to someone stealing the Ethernet cord. However, how much do they really cost to replace!? Cheap so hotel should have replaced, they could always "check out" Ethernet cords if that continued to be a problem. Fitness center stunk of mildew, so did NOT use it, otherwise I was going to (I reported it). Shuttle service lived up to previous posted reviews of being a problem. Its cheap $5.00 pp but not 100% dependable. Staff was very pleasant, nice and breakfast was very good/nice selection of items. So, overall the experience was still enjoyable for the $$. We stayed 1 night pre and post cruise. Walking distance to shopping etc...With traffic approx. 20 but less than 30 min. to Cruise Port.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

poor hvac, double billed, manager not around breakfast ok building is old, awnings need repair, air conditioner not working, breakfast good but guarded like it was precious, flow into and out of breakfast area was very poorly designed. it is the cheapest in the area for a reason. good shuttle service and shuttle drivers

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Des Moines
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2014

It was an older hotel but clean. We stayed there a couple days prior to our cruise. Tiki Bar by the pool was a nice touch and breakfast was good. It took longer to get from the airport then a thought it would. Traffic was bad and ended up with $43 fare and then a tip on top of that. Getting to the port the next day

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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syracuse, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2014

I thought I booked the airport/cruiseport Best Western but somehow got this one. We waited forever for the shuttle (had to call twice), was told that there was complementary shuttle service (it isn't) from the airport and the cruise port, is WAY too far from both "ports", they have some wacky hotel rules……… The positive is that it is close to a mall if you need to get things for the rest of your vacation.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Ramada Fort Lauderdale Oakland Park
Address: 3001 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1403 (Formerly Oakland Park Inn)
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #71 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Fort Lauderdale Oakland Park 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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