My husband and I stayed at the Merriweather for a week for the first time at the end of May. The furnishings in the rooms are slightly dated, but the entire resort, including the rooms, is spotless. The resort allows dogs, which is why we chose the Merriweather. We brought our small dog with us and it worked out great. The resort charged $25 for the dog for the week, which is very reasonable. Since we had a dog with us, we were required to have our room cleaned three times during the week. This was not a problem as the cleaning staff were very friendly and accommodating. There was not charge for the cleaning. The front desk staff was friendly, although there were times when we needed to speak with someone, and no one was in the office. We had a problem with one of the showers not draining, and a maintenance person was sent right away to take care of it. The rooms are quite spacious, and our one bedroom even had two bathrooms.
The only problem we had during the week was with the internet. There is "free" internet included, but it was very sporadic and temperamental. The office staff couldn't really help me other than to tell me that the internet was working for her. She advised me to come into the office to see if my internet would work right next to the router. My iPad found the signal, but my lap top didn't. Throughout the rest of the week, the internet would work off and on, which was frustrating. My guess is that the resort is using an old router, and they need to upgrade. Routers aren't that expensive, and a new router would probably make a big difference.
The pool at the resort was very clean, and there were plenty of chairs for everyone who wanted to use the pool. It was nice to be right across the street from the beach, and the office had extra chairs and umbrellas for guests to use.
Overall, we had a great experience at the Merriweather, and will definitely come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach where everything from a swim in the sea to an adventure in the Everglades are at your fingertips. The hotel is located just blocks north of the famed Las Olas Boulevard where exciting nightlife, eclectic shops and fantastic dining are plentiful. We pride ourselves in our cozy home away from home atmosphere. Whether you are a family with children, traveling for business, or just looking to relax, you will feel as though you are at your second home at the beach. We offer free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, and a full kitchen in every room. We are confident that you will enjoy our little piece of paradise for your next trip to Fort Lauderdale! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Merriweather Hotel Fort Lauderdale