Curtis Inn is right on A1A just south of Ft Lauderdale airport. We stayed 3 nights which was likely 2 nights too many. On the surface, a nice option but some of the shortfalls become more obvious over time...
-- Rate was very reasonable.
-- The room was comfortable and spacious including good air conditioning, coffee set-up, fridge and microwave. The bed was comfortable with lots of pillows. Wireless internet was free tho a bit slow.
-- The facility also has a rather nice pool area sheltered from the main street with comfortable chairs and umbrellas for hanging out
-- Very close/convenient to Ft Lauderdale airport for an early flight.
The not so good:
-- No phone! Anytime you wanted to talk to the desk, you needed to go there. And we needed to talk with them several times (get coffee, soap, etc).
-- We asked for 2 keys: the "primary" key worked fine. The spare key was a pain: I was NEVER able to get it to work. A couple of the staff had a similar problem, though the "main" guy seemed to twist it a certain way and it would work. He told me I needed to try harder. HUH? Just give me a key that works!
-- Bath/shower was ok: Could use some updating.
-- The room décor is rather shabby and blah. Really nothing engaging,
-- When you pull back the room curtain for natural light, all privacy was lost with people walking back and forth. Need a privacy curtain.
- Further from a beach than we expected and not a very nice area.
-- Walls are pretty thin. At night, we could clearly hear the TV from the next room. We suspect it's 'cause our bed was up against the wall where the other room's TV was mounted.
-- The FLOOR of the room was not carpeted. After walking around barefoot, I noted our feet were BLACK with dirt. The floor looked clean, but it was not. There was no visible dirt or grit, but a little swipe of the floor with a damp towel was very telling. They sweep, but do not clean. We tried to wash our feet prior to bed so we did not dirty the sheets, but did get some grit on the bed. Sheets were not changed that next day. yuck!
Bottom line: OK for an overnight. Would not "vacation" here.
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