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“Unpleasant, dark, dirty and all around bad”
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Lafayette Motel
Ranked #115 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 2 December 2009

When staying at motels you generally run the risk of having a sub-par accommodations. This place was really, really sub-par. It was kind of nasty really. The whole building is dark and unwelcoming. The check in desk is a small stuffy "room". The person behind the front desk was friendly but that's about the highlight of this place.

The room is dark, the AC was not working, floors were dirty kind of sticky - definitely do not walk barefoot, I didn't even want to walk with my socks since I'd have to throw them away afterward. The bathroom was also just dingy feeling. There was a "kitchen", which I definitely didn't need, but it was there and it was the worst thing that you could imagine.

On the plus side there was free wireless and it was sort of close to the airport for my flight out in the morning.

Definitely would not stay in this place again!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

This was the absolute wost motel ever. Sticky and dirty floors, stained sheets, leaky pipes on tile floors, shower does not work properly, internet did not work from room as promised, bugs everywhere, and overall a dirty mess. if you value your health and that of your family or friends, stay elsewhere! Staff unresponsive and could not code entry cards properly, so had to have them recoded daily. Stressful visit.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank touristnow
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

It is old yes ,but it is clean and everything is in order.
The staff is so nice they do not know all the good they can do for you.They help you all the time.
The beach is 2 min. away and it is wonderful.
I can recommend this place, I was very happy that we should not live in the terrible noise in mid town Fort Lauderdale.
Many thanks for a good stay.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank Misling
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Reviewed 8 April 2009

Stayed 1 night here and yes, it is old motel, right on A1A which is a lot of traffic. We actually thought it was pretty ok for the 100 bucks that we paid for the night. The room was ok, pretty standard for the motels that are in the Fort Lauderdale area and that aren't new hotels built skyhigh. So - yes, we would stay there another time, but if you expect a brand new place with all new rooms, then this is not the place. If you need a place with an nice pool, and cheap room compared to some of the other motels here, then this is ok.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2009

Spend the few extra dollars and don,t be embarresed to your family like i was. This place is in total disrepair, dirty, mold, filth. Imagine the worst run down prostitute hotel in your city and this will compare. Don,t take your shoes off ! cause your feet will stick to the scumb covered tile floor. The fridge was disgusting and the bathroom ceilings had mold. Fire the maintance guy, cause he paints right over the light switches and door knobs. The front entry door had been kicked in a few times and was ready to fall off. This place is a health hazard with the mold on the bathroom ceilings. Watch for our pics to be uploaded.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank lar1she
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Reviewed 22 February 2009

I stayed at the Lafayette Motel for 4 nights in February 2009. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room itself is mediocre at best. You really don't feel 'clean' the whole time you are there. Thankfully we weren't in the room much. But, being students, you can't really ask for more than a bed, cold fridge, tv and shower. The property is decent. The view across the street at 'The Palms' condo's just makes you wish you were somewhere else. Anyways, for $100 a night, you probably won't find anything better on Ocean Blvd. I looked at prices for other 'nicer' hotels and they ran $180 U.S. a night and up. The hotel isn't really within walking distance to anything other than the beach. Just hotels, beautiful condos and more motels nearby.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2009

The room was very clean and there was free wireless in the room! Comes with a medium-size fridge, which was very convenient. It's right on Ocean Blvd (across the street from the beach), which was excellent.

The shower was kind of sucky, but it wasn't that hard to deal with it.
Good for friends looking for a place to crash. Probably not good for a romantic get-away.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Lafayette Motel

Address: 2231 N Ocean Blvd # (A1A, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-1997
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #115 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £53 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lafayette Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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