Rated 3 out of 5 by StlJarhead Sheraton Fort Lauderdale needs improvements
The hotel lobby gives a good first impression. I was on the fifth floor located near the noisy air conditioner units. The hotel rooms I saw are out of date and don't match the welcoming look of the lobby.
The hotel staff was friendly and professional. No issues there. I would not recommend the hotel to vacationers because it sits in the middle of an industrial area. You can't walk to anything outside the hotel. It is conveniently located at highway 95 and easy driving distance to residential and mid level residential shopping and restaurants. Parking for hotel guest is severely impacted by events held at the hotel on weekends.
October 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SilvioAlonso Poor customer service
I received poor customer service at check in with an issue I needed help with. I had to speak to a Supervisor the next day at check out to resolve my issue regarding putting my payment on a different card than I had used to book the room on line. I found the demeanor of the staff that checked me in to be rude, lacking in knowledge, expertise and did not convey any desire to help me.
September 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MACP Staff
Hotel staff overall were very nice and responsive with the exception of my two trips to the front desk (check in and departure) At check-in, I confirmed my requests for a microwave and refrigerator and she stated it would be brought up shortly. After more than 2 hours I called and no one was aware of the requests. Facilities filled the request in less than 15 minutes and he was very pleasant/professional. At checkout, the front desk was not busy and again not a very happy person like other hotel staff.
Lastly, as I shared during my stay my room had a awful odor, smelled liked a wet animal. Could not wait to leave. In all my travels, I never had such bad exeperience. Once home my suitcase stayed in the garage and all clothes were washed twice.
September 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CaroleZ Stay somewhere else!
The best thing about this hotel was the lobby, and the room service employees, other than that, it is a complete disaster.
I stayed on the 7th floor. I can only draw the conclusion from the horrific smell of the entire floor ( reminds me of an old dingy bar with stale cigarettes and fried food ) that the 7th floor at some point was a 'smoking' floor. I went through two travel bottles of Febreeze and when leaving the elevator into the hallway, as well as going into my room, the smell still made me nauseous. I recommend they rip out everything to the studs and the carpet and start over to get rid of the smell. It permeates everything in the hallway and rooms.
Inside the room, when I arrived, there was no welcome book ( room 722 if someone wants to correct this ). I had to call the front desk and ask for a room service menu be brought there which took so long that I went down to the bar in the lobby to eat some dinner, where I sat for over 10 minutes before someone came to give me a glass of water and take my order. The liquor at this bar is about twice the price as you will pay at a restaurant.
Back to the room after that... where I noticed the lampshades were all very dusty, some even had dust cobwebs running around the top, and the bathroom shower has a lot of visible mold in the grout. I also let the front desk know that one of the phones in the room was broken. It was never repaired.
The only thing I enjoyed here was the politeness of the check in clerk, and the great service of the breakfast room service people. They had gluten free toast, and the food was very good.
I was hoping this would be the hotel I stay in for my one week long trip for work every 60 days, but I don't believe I'll be staying here again.
September 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by WeirDrive Attentive staff
Excellent service and airport proximity makes up for worn out room condition.
September 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zenzero Hotel Experience
This particular Sheraton needs improvements. There were lots of water on the floors due to the rain; wires from gym equipment were sitting in water; water pressure in the showers was awful.
I generally like Sheraton hotels, however, this particular one did not match up.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Professor1 My stay at the hotel from August 27 to September 6th
I overall enjoyed my stay. Extremely cordial reaction staff such as Andrew and derek. However I feel the valet parking staff should be trained thoroughly on how to deal with guests specially when they are busy. Unfortunately on one occasion a valet parking assistant was a bit insolent.
September 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CKCT Not a pleasant stay
We were here on 8/20/14. Because 1 of the hotel's van was not working we had to wait for awhile before we got picked up from the airport. The room had funny smell. The room needs to be aired out. Then we went to the bar to get something to eat; we had to wait for over an hour before we got our food. We checked in the same time with the airline people and the kitchen people were busy serving them. That was we were told by the bartender. He had to go to the kitchen himself to get our food for us. He did not offer to not charge us for the food. We complained to the front desk. Because we charged the food to our CC and not to the room so they couldn't comp us. Our stay was not very pleasant.
September 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hulk2015 Could have been better
I think renovations are needed to improve the overall quality of the hotel. The elevators, the jacuzzi, the workout area, the landscape were not inviting. The only thing I did enjoy was the staff and the location.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Philly2 this hotel has great features
we stayed here waiting to take our cruise and the service and food was excellent.
August 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CMOO001 Nicely done
Very welcoming and friendly. Great for a quick nights rest. Rooms are on the older side, but otherwise a great stay.
August 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by camilogc Old hotel
I like this hotel and I use it frequently, but some of the new front desk employees are not as nice as it use to be. No courtesy at all. (Not all).
August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeff1021 Quality Hotel
Very nice place to stay, good location, nice staff, clean hotel.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NurseSS Great Stay
I stayed at the hotel for a 3 day seminar. The bed was really comfortable. Room was clean. The food that the hotel provided each day at our class was excellent. Fresh salads, eggs and crisp bacon, good sandwiches. The desserts were delicious!
Easy check in. Helpful at guest services.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EHar Fort Lauderdale
Jock (driver) was GREAT!!! Very accommodating with the group I was with.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChillTravel A Gem near the Airport
My flight was canceled due to mechanical problems, and even though the airline offered me a discounted voucher somewhere else, this hotel was the same price, plus it's an SPG.
Not expecting much from an airport hotel, I was amazed by the pool area, the great restaurant bar, and the spacious lobby areas. No complaints about my stay, and for $99, you can't beat the price.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michellem3407 Great Choice in Fort Lauderdale
Enthusiastic, professional staff and immaculate, comfortable facility. Julio, Trudy, front desk staff, both very professional, customer service oriented. Appreciated their help with special requests, transportation, faxes. Restaurant had very good food and reasonable prices. This road warrior spends over 150 nights per year in hotels and would recommend this one enthusiastically.
August 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MCM61 Needs improvements
The shuttle took 45 minutes to get us from the airport to the hotel. The driver looped around three times to pick up people. Another shuttle would be helpful. The morning of our flight we took a taxi because we were nervous the shuttle wouldn't get us there in time.
We had to change rooms three times because they smelled like smoke.
August 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BenjaminD Attention to Detail
As a long time SPG traveler & almost lifetime platinum status I have been to numerous Sheratons and attention to detail was lacking.
From missing TV remote, no in room coffee or extremely poor water pressure for the shower. Internet charges that should have been automatically removed as a platinum consideration had be brought to the attention of the front desk.
The Club lounge attendant used the stack of breakfast plates that would normally use as serving plates as the place to store the serving spoon from the goo/casserole that was being served that morning. Needless to say we chose not to use any of those due to the mess that the spoon had created
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chat60 Very convenient to the airport
This hotel was very convenient to the airport. The rooms had light darkening shades and were quiet. It was just what we needed after a long flight from Europe.
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 1212 convienient to the airport.
Not bad for the price. Has nice restaurant and bar as well as meeting rooms. Rooms need renovation and updating. Bathroom shower had molded grout lines.
August 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by GKORS Ancient jacket and indifferent front desk manager.
Never had such a negative experience with any other SPG hotel.
We were left out in the rain for circa an hour waiting for a promised airport shuttle pick up. At the front desk, I met an arrogant, ice cold and indifferent Robert wearing an ancient, worn out Jacket and a tie that looked like a piece from an old brochure. This manager denied us check in and kept us waiting even that he knew about the shuttle delay incident. He could not care less for whatever we went through to reach his desk nor he called us up after a couple of hours. I learned later that there has been a clear possibility to check us on our arrival but the manager in the ancient jacket wanted to show power not help.
Did not even care the least about my Platinum membership, nor he offered any welcome amenities or points. The guy has probably been there for many years that he forgot that the customer is a bit important next to himself. The Customers service guy was polite and offered free drinks to compensate the trouble. Other staff were kind and responsive.
No offense, but if this guy represents the hotel then you really need a serious renovation.
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by henwheat74 This hotel has a great location
The bathroom requires some renovation particularly the toilets. The toilet is too low to the floor, more for kids. Not for seniors and people who may have joint problems.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JAD2014 Great Hotel for your group events
Great hotel and staff. From the minute you check -in you are met with professional and courteous service. The convention sales team was most helpful and accommodating for our family reunion.
July 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chell10 Unhappy with house keeping
House keeping was very lazy.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NatureBoy Good night sleep
Great place for one night or several. Very Comfortable
July 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dianniedvs Hotel has potential
I was not impressed by this hotel as compared to other Sheraton that I have stayed. The food is in need of major improvement. After a few improvements this hotel will be remarkable.
July 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by StLouis45 Disappointed
My experience was not horrible, just disappointing. First off: the hotel immediately hit one of the things that really annoy me; namely, charging for parking when I am a guest at the hotel. To me, that is akin to charging me for towels and toilet paper.
Second: in this day and age telling me they are generously giving me free Wi-Fi that would normally cost me $9.99. Really? I can get free Wi-Fi every day at most fast food places.
The bathroom was run down. The toilet seat was cracked and peeling.
I could hear my neighbors next door. Of course, the fact that neither one obviously couldn’t talk below a shriek probably had something to do with it. Still it was very annoying. Fortunately, they shut up around 11 p.m.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kappy63 Extremely Convenient
Clean, comfortable. Convenient shuttle to/from airport. Friendly Staff
July 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by crb425 Comfrotable for a weekend but with a few issues.
The hotel was comfortable and provided for my basic needs over my 3 day stay. The staff was friendly and the food at the restaurant was good.
However, I had a few issues:
1. It was difficult getting from the car park to the hotel lobby in the pouring rain.
2. The room service was inconsistent
3. There was only 1 complimentary bottle of water in the room that was booked for 2 people.
4. There was no-one waiting at the curbside to help with bags upon arrival.
July 7, 2014