by Whitney Rife
Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale is perfect for larger families who need plenty of space to spread out. The all-suite property offers units with kitchenettes, two flat-screen televisions and separate living rooms with sleeper sofas. The hotel serves a complimentary American breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception every day. The E Spot Restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner. To save money, walk to two groceries in the area and stock your suite’s refrigerator. Room service is also available.
A free-form outdoor swimming pool and hot tub are surrounded by palm trees and man-made, rock waterfalls. Nearby, families can have a blast at Funderdome — a new family facilities chock full of mazes, toddler zones, rock climbing and indoor playgrounds. Embassy Suites is also only two miles from the beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Taking a cruise? The hotel is great for a one-night stay before or after your trip, and its only four blocks from the Fort Lauderdale cruise port.
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Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool and hot tub with rock waterfalls
- Complimentary breakfast and evening reception
- Near cruise port and beaches
Telephoned the hotel directly, spoke with Cynthia, regarding shuttle service to/from airport and cruise ship. (The entire phone call could have been avoided had this been addressed on their WEB site). She indicated that there was a $9.00 per person shuttle service as the hotel hires a 3rd party vendor. We have 3 small children traveling with our party, and I asked if there was a charge for them. Her attitude and altogether nastiness in justifying this fee gave me enough reason to cancel our reservations. She abruptly hung up after making this remark. Perhaps, it was a bad Monday morning, or perhaps, Cynthia needs more lesson in "hospitality."
In the E Spot Restaurant, a water glass was served with a chip and a crack. Later, a glass of wine was ordered and delivered in a filthy glass with a fresh lipstick mark on it. Asked for help with A/C. No help came. Front desk staff curt and impatient. Overpriced.