Our visit to GEI was nothing short of fantastic. The owners were very kind and accommodating and the cleaners seemed to be mind readers. The walk to the beach was quick (under 2 minutes) with 3 kids in tow and we could walk to the shops/restaurants in under 10 minutes. Need groceries... the Publix is walk-able as well. In fact, we didn't touch the car until it was time to leave. The rooms were very clean and, in our opinion, rivalled the comfort and decor of most modern hotels. The pool was in excellent shape and served as a great place for a family swim after the beach and before walking to town for dinner. NYE was fantastic with bands, food drinks for kids and adults all out in the restaurant district. When our kids were tired out, we returned to the Inn where they enjoyed a quiet sleep while my wife and I sat right outside the door beside the pool chatting with other parents until the ball dropped. The whole experience reminded me of the old road trips I'd do with my dad before the proliferation of the large resorts and timeshares... you know, where you'd find a great little motel and enjoy the community rather than hunkering down in a resort facility. Only advice... enjoy every minute, it will be over before you know it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a block away from the beach, the Great Escape Inn is conveniently located in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a picturesque seaside village nestled between Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. Guests at the Inn enjoy a heated pool, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, and TVs with cable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Escape Inn Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida