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Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
Ranked #62 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 17 November 2013

the bugs turned me off- so my review may be a little harsh! arrived at night, the check-in and valet reps were both curtious and professional, as I unpacked I noticed a few bugs on my night table killed them off and went to bed. Our next morning's awakening was a little tougher to handle as we placed food on the main counter and it was crawling with bugs, took the bug infested food down to reception-they offered me another room-decided not to move, had to contend with killing bugs for the three days.... staff was great ( towel girl who gave us towels everyday, the valets, most of the bartenders{one was in the wrong profession}, the security staff, and the cleaning and maintance staff-great hires) they tried to charge us to use broken down beach chairs just outside the hotel( a little petty given thier condition) mini putt at 10$-take a look and decide for yourself if it is worth it- sorry not in my mind ....pool drinks were a tad expensive and resturant was empty due to being overpriced and having sub par food quality. location is great. views are great. rooms need an update!

Room Tip: our room was on the 9th fllor south side-a tad noisy
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for the nice words but also please advise if you have any issues of any kind and we can rectify them very quickly no matter what they are. We hope to see you again.

Thank you.
Paul Cahaly
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Having stayed in several hotels in Fort Lauterdale, I was pleasantly surprised about the Ocean Sky which is about 20-30 minutes from Fort Lauterdale Int. Airport.

So far, many hotels are not located directly on the Beach: you either have to cross the street; or walk over the bridge - to get to the beach.
Or you pay a lot of money to stay in the Marriott Harbor Beeach or Lago Mar...

The Ocean Sky has reasanable tarifs and: it´s located directly on the beach.
You walk out the door; or take the beach-elevator - walk over the pool area and you´re at the beach.
Superb location - with some eating options; supermarket and some fast food options in easy walking distance.

Parking: USD 19/day for valet parking.

Upon arrival: friendly staff, quick check in.
Nice and clean corridors; pleasantly air-conditioned.
Room: large. Bathroom: small.
The rooms could do with an update (both furniture and floor).
My room on the 4th floor was also close to the air-conditioning unit in front of the building which made it very noisy.


Minibar; coffeemaker and flatscreen TV.
Internet: slow (could also do with an update).

Breakfast: Slow service; relatively expensive for what you get; limited options.

Pool - relatively small; but you got a great beach just ahead.
Great whirlpool.
Beach/pool towels are complimentary; sunchairs at the pool as well.

Gym: OK; with a fair selection of cardio and weight training possibilities.
Unfortunately, they have automatic air fresheners with a disgusting perfume there; I hope they get removed soon.

If I will stay here again?
Definitely.
After my first stay in October, I also spent some days here early November.
And I´ll come back again.

Room Tip: Get a room far away from the air-conditioning units (see picture)
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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5  Thank tom_brd
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

You are obviously a veteran to our hotels down here in Ft Lauderdale and you are very right in that there are very few hotels directly on the beach and not across the street. Thank you for the feedback and nice review and we are thankful to know that you will be back with us soon!!

Best,
Paul Cahaly
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Ocean Sky Hotel. The room was spacious and clean with a great view of the ocean. The beach was beautiful with lots of lounge chairs for the guests. Similarly the pool area was clean with an abundance of chairs and loungers.

There is a restaurant on site but nobody seems to go there for dinner. There are lots of really good restaurants within walking distance.

Valet parking is $15 per day. The guys there are fast and courteous. Well worth the price.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Roger2105
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for the kind comments on the hotel, staff and valet.

We hope to see you again soon.

Many Thanks.
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

On the beach and there is a very nice pool and sun deck here too; lots of restaurants and stores are close by; there is hotel dining, okay, but you might step out for better food and service; rooms need some updating but all have at least a partial ocean view--

Room Tip: the closer to the ocean the better, also get a higher floor if possible for the best views
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank jerrytomsolo
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you so much for the nice review. It means alot to us all.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Looking for a place for a group of 30+ people to stay, before we went on our cruise, we found Ocean Sky on the beach. Vanessa Wells (Sales Manager) was who we spoke with. She made everything sound great, which made us a little nervous, but once we got to the hotel is was even better then what she explained. The staff was so helpful. We used their shuttle service everyday (4 days.) The employees were great with recommending places to eat or go shopping.
Loved the little shopping center within walking distance that included places to eat and buy food. The bar staff, next to the pool, was such a joy. Very friendly and social. Only down fall was that the pool bar closed at 10pm. We tried hard to keep them open but with no luck... so we walked next store to the other hotels bar which was open until 2am.
As for the room.... always clean and the view was great. You could see the city and the ocean from your balcony.
Overall and the best way to say it is... WE'LL BE BACK! Great price, great service, great staff, great place.... happy family!

Room Tip: Every room was great. Enjoy!!!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Lisa B
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

It was wonderful to read your review. Thank you for the great comments and Vanessa is very happy to attend to family reunions, weddings or any groups. Best part of your review is that you will be back with us.

All the best.
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We stayed at this hotel just before our cruise with Royal Caribbean. From the reviews we read, we expected great things. Unfortunately our experience wasn't great. First off, let me just say that the pros to this hotel are that it's right on the beachfront with a heated pool. Our toddler loved the pool/beach. The cons were the outdated rooms that needed work. The walls were paper thin and we were subjected to listening to the couple next door having sex all night. Even my toddler didn't sleep through it. The final straw was when our cleaning lady knocked at the door at 11.30am and became annoyed with us when we said we weren't ready to leave for 10 mins. We were still on Irish time with the baby and had been out early with the him. We came back to the room to get him dressed for the pool after our breakfast. The cleaning lady leaned against our door until we left. We were furious as this is our holiday and we should not be on her time schedule. When discussed with the manager, she said she would speak to her. We won't be booking again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank LellieLaois
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

We hope that you reconsider and decide to stay with us again. We are ideal for pre and post cruises as we are not too far from the port but yet are right on the beach. We have redone many aspects of the room, including new artwork, drapes, bed coverings, carpet and are now refinishing the furniture.

We hope to see you again in the future.
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

I can only say nice things about this hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach. We stayed for 3 nights in a comfortable room. The room was clean and had a small balcony with an ocean view.
The Staff was friendly, welcoming and helpful.
Ocean Sky is a little older hotel, but everything was clean and functioning and appeared to have been updated.
AC unit did a great job and was fairly quiet.
Nice working refrig and small microwave in the room - which we didn't expect!
All hotel areas were very clean. We ate lunch at the pool bar one day and the Taco Salad Bowl was quite good. The bartender was very friendly - however she was putting make up on at work which was not too professional.
On the beach they don't provide free chairs, but you can rent 2 chairs and an umbrella for $20 for the day. No bar service on the beach either - would be an improvement.
Hotel is located in a quieter area in Oct., but as snowbirds arrive it should become busier.
Overall good experience. Nice for all types of travelers

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lanesppa
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for the nice comments on friendly staff and cleanliness. We also appreciate the feel of upgrades as we have made several improvements to the property in the last year or two such as new balconies, new hallway carpeting and furnishings.

Hope to see you again soon.
Paul Cahaly
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Address: 4060 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6501
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £102 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the beach, Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort is perfectly situated minutes away from major attractions, restaurants and shopping. Rooms are equipped with mini-refrigerators, microwaves, hair-dryers, in room safes and coffee-makers. All standard rooms have a side-ocean view and open air balcony. Oceanfront view, 1 bedroom suites are also available. Our large pool deck features an oversized jacuzzi, heated pool, tiki bar and water sports. The resort also has an indoor/outdoor restaurant, fitness center, gift shop and mini golf course. ... more   less 
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