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“Very cheap but get what you pay for” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Lafayette Motel
Ranked #116 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very cheap but get what you pay for”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

Cheap place to stay but not good. Dirty out of date dark rooms. Not great service. Book at your own risk!

  • Stayed June 2011
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2 Thank Jenkinscm2001
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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2011

I Stayed here for 1 full day prior to taking a cruise. Although it was not right on the beach and not close to the party scene it was a pleasant stay. We were able to check in early, and then the next day check out late for a small fee. There is no food outlet or store right at the site, but there is plenty a short walk up the road, where we found a nice breakfast nook, pharmacy, and plenty of shops.
Pool was well kept, room had a large refrigerator, lots of eateries will deliver there.
Housekeeping staff were terrific, and manager was also very helpful.
If you are not into real big luxury, but want something of value for a good price got there.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2011

At least there were no bedbugs! But that may be because the roaches ate them. My mother stayed in the room next door and stayed up all night killing roaches. The front desk did give a can of bug spray to help. I'm just glad we didn't bring any home. The building is really old and needs updating. What can I say...you get what you pay for, nothing more.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank KariLex
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Dryden, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2011

The absolute worst "hotel" i've ever been to in my life! Our room clearly had not been cleaned before we got there, there were tags off the previous guests clothes on the floor so if the surface was not cleaned i know nothing had actualy been washed.

The sheets and comforter were full of sand
The floor was so dirty it turned your feet black
There was mold on the ceiling in the shower
We woke up to cockroaches everywhere
Hair all over the bathroom
The sink didnt work right .. in fact i felt i was going to be dirtier if i used the shower
not only was is nasty but the door didnt even lock.. with the door closed there were half inch gaps all the way around
its not exactly in the best area, so 4 girls far away from home i felt unsafe. when we complained the man behind the counter did nothing but get mad and acted very unprofessional and was no help at all

all in all .. worst trip ever..in fact i left for home the very next morning
stay far away!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2011

Staying in Fort Lauderdale proper for a reasonable rate in February is not an easy task, but the Lafayette Motel is an outstanding value for price and room size. The rooms are large, with the aforementioned stove/full size fridge, cupboards, etc. Yes they are somewhat rusty, but the appliances work, and that is the main thing.

The bathroom is good sized, and there is an additional sink on the outside of the room, which is nice. There is good water pressure in both the shower and the toilet flush.

The room air conditioner works okay, but does not get ice cold like I prefer. It is functional, though.

It is a two minute walk to the beach with easy access, i.e., no "private entrance" to negotiate.

There is a Hess gas station about a 15-20 minute walk north to stock up on snacks, beverages, and the like. It is on the same side of the road.

Las Olas Bld is a 5-7 minute drive south. We did not walk it, but it would a good distance, probably around 25-30 minutes.

The best part of the hotel was the staff. The owner was very friendly and helpful when the internet was not working in the lobby. He appreciates a kind word, and his Lafayette Motel is worthy of such. The other members of the staff were helpful as well, what with giving directions and such.

If you don't expect a five star hotel, the Lafayette Motel will fit the bill for most people.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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69 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2011

THE HOTEL WAS OLD AND OUTDATED.it smelled and was rundown. the refrigerator was moldy. the staff was helpful. wouldnt stay there again. it was a block from the beach. far from the main tourist area.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gary s
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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2010

After reading some of these reviews, I admit I was very skeptical as to if I wanted to stay here but with the budget I was on for my lengthy stay in south Florida, the money and location were perfect so I decided to experience it out for myself. A lot of people seem to complain on these reviews but as my father used to say "You can't drink champagne on a beer budget." You can't expect a 5 star hotel, but you can expect a safe place to lay your head, a helpful staff and a quiet place to temporarily call your own. The room was cozy and comfortable for my two week stay, the staff was more than happy to oblige with any requests for extra towels or whatnot. There was free parking under the building which made going to the beach a lot less stressful since we didn't have to worry about where to park and how much money we'd waste on metered parking. They also have a community grill downstairs by the pool which allowed us to save money on eating out since there's a Winn Dixie right down the street.

Everyone has an opinion and I've learned that a lot of people can takes things and blow them out of proportion. The place itself is a little dated, but the location is great. I went down to South Florida to enjoy the culture surrouding the area and I found the Lafayette to be right in the middle of it all. A short walk down the block from a quiet and uncongested part of Fort Lauderdale beach, however still only 5 minutes away from a populated part of the beach in front of BeachPlace (a beach-style strip mall with shops and restaurants) and Las Olas blvd which is known for it's energetic nightlife. The Las Olas Riverfront is only about 10 minutes away and it's a bar-hopper's delight with how many places are packed into a three block radius. The Galleria Mall was a shopping pleasure, and the Sawgrass Mills outlet mall was a blast. As for music, there was a small venue just down the ways called the Culture Room which featured live local music almost every night. There's also a few beautiful areas to enjoy nature very close, such as Hugh Birch State Park and the Bonnett House (which is a little peace of heaven in Florida's history, such artwork and beautiful gardens to behold). I would recommend this place to anyone who's looking to visit Fort Lauderdale beach and be close to everything.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Lafayette Motel
Address: 2231 North Ocean Blvd (A1A), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Lafayette Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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