I stayed here a few times in the 70's and when I returned to Ft Lauderdale 3 years ago while staying at the Ritz, I saw the Merriweather next door. Surprised that it was still there, I knew I would check it out at some point. Well, we stayed here for a night this trip before we spent the weekend at the Ritz for the weekend…. IT WAS FABULOUS! It has the old school charm that is lost now days in the midst of the big hotels.
Check in was a breeze. The owner and staff are all awesome…really really nice. We stayed in a one bedroom suite #101 with view of the ocean. We did not bring our pet but this motel is SUPER pet friendly. The entire unit and grounds were pristine clean in spite of the rooms being around for a LONG time. The kitchen was stocked with better supplies and items than our Residence Suite at the Ritz!! For real! The pans, coffee maker, glasses and utensils are all brand new and everything worked perfectly. There is everything you would need to stay for a long time! The towels were great and the bathroom was spotless. There was a pull out sofa in the living room for our daughter. The sheets were definitely not the Ritz but very soft and spotlessly clean. Pillows were so so and could be better. We had 2 small flatscreen T.V.'s in our unit. There was nothing fancy about this place but the old school charm and excellent location is what it is all about. It had a small but very clean pool with lots of toys for kids and it had a huge patio right outside our door (which seemed to be private) with umbrella tables and a grill. The original shuffle boards were still there with the sticks. It sits on a great location on Ft. Lauderdale beach. The only complaint I had about the room was our keys did not work well. We were there such a short time I did not complain and they had warned us of this. The decor is very old school right out of the 70's beach decor but that is part of the beach charm. The one bedroom suite was 150.00 a night…How can you beat that? We will definitely be back for a longer visit. Thank you!
- 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