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Travelodge Fort Lauderdale
Ranked #118 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
charlotte
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Please find a better one, and I am not kidding”
Reviewed 13 February 2009

One of the worst I have ever experienced. Where to start? The room was terrible, we could have checked out immediately, but it was too late in the night and we weren't sure of other options.

Our first shock came when I went to the bathroom and tried to flush, and...u guessed it, it didn't work. At least the water didn't overflow, so we called up the front desk and they said we have to wait until morning.

Okay, we hardly slept that night, with all that stench, urine smell, and don't even dare to touch that TV or the refrigerator, everything sticks and stinks.


Please, avoid this at any cost. I used to like Travelodge franchises before, but now, I avoid it, period!.

  • Disliked — CLEANLINESS, SMELL
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2007

My family and I stayed at this hotel for one night and we were appalled at the conditions of the room. The room had a strong odor of carpet deodorizer that gave me a headache. The sink in the bathroom was cracked and there was mold all over the shower walls. My son went into the bathroom in the middle of the night and saw the hugest cockroach ever in the sink.
The sheets had stains on them so we slept on top of the blankets and all of the furniture was ancient. The pool was old and looked dirty.
We plan on writing a letter to the corporate office to inform them of the horrible conditions. The only good part about this hotel was when we checked out!
I would not recommend this hotel to a homeless person.

PS. If you ride on the elevator, you take your life in your hands as part of the floor is completely rotted through.

  • Liked — Checking out
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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4 Thank tymas4
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Clayton, NC 27520
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2007

Because of the many bad reviews we went to the hotel to check and see just how bad it was. We were greeted with very good hospitality by Nadine at the desk and asked to see a a room with a fridge. (diabetic)
We were given the keys to room 3003 and opened the door to one of the nicest rooms we have stayed in at regular motels.
NEW carpet, NEW A/C with temp. control for room temp. Freshly painted walls, NEW clean bed clothes on king size bed. All furniture looked new. The vanity area had granite counter tops.
There was a new microwave and new small fridge in the room.
Nice large T/V with cable connection.
We plan to stay there again for our next cruise and look forward to the next trip.
Do not beleive every thing that others say in comments about this hotel.

Stayed May 2007
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Thank aplay58
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2007

Ended up there. After they had shut down the roads in Fort Lauredale and we had no access to the city.
The receptionist asked whether we needed a double bed or two twins (I assume by his question that he did indeed have king beds rooms vacant). We said that we needed a double bed. He saw two men and he said that they had none. Ignorance and homophobic behaviour is a shame for America.
Room smelt of curry!

  • Stayed May 2007
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4 Thank kyrikos
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Nashville
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2007

My buddy and I were looking to find a cheap place to stay and this worked out fine. Now if it were for myself and fiance, then probably would go somewhere else. Never felt like I was in danger, but have definitely stayed in better places. FYI, if you are flying in and staying for a few days, I would rent a car. This place is far enough from airport and beach to warrent.

  • Stayed May 2006
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1 Thank ReisK22
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Darwin, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2006

worst hotel i have EVER stayed in by far! and thats saying something!
do not stay in this dump whatever u do. funnily enough, the hotel right next door to this one which is just set back from the road is cheeper and much much better!

  • Stayed June 2006
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1 Thank dave B
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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
417 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2006

A nightmare! If you could sleep. Besides worrying about safety, the conditions were atrocious! The bathroom door was delaminating, so any attempt at functioning was accompanied by a horrendous noise. There were cigarette burns everywhere (linens, sink, tub) in a non smoking unit, as well as cigarettes (unsmoked) under the bed. We had to push the beds together since the rollaway we requested months in advance wasn't provided, and noone slept. The poor cleaning was evident upon moving the beds. The traffic noise was terrible, and the a/c unit was struggling to provide comfort even in a not so warm weather situation. My family protested vehemently about spending the night, but given our travel plans, we arrived too late to modify them. I would never stay at this location again.

  • Stayed April 2006
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4 Thank 5inavan
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Property: Travelodge Fort Lauderdale
Address: 1251 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-2810
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #118 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Fort Lauderdale 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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