The Westin Fort Lauderdale
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nice Feb 15, 2013
i haven't stayed at a starwood in a few years but signed up for one of there credit cards and they gave me 36,000 starwood points.so i decided to spend a weekend there and i will say i love Hilton's but staying at some radisson and now Weston i was very pleased with my stay
i called starwood and told them I'm a diamond with Hilton so they matched my status and then checking in they upgraded me to a suite and the staff was very very nice
the room overlooked the canal next to Weston and i faced the nice fountain they had
i was very I'mpressed with the upgrade suite as it was very spacious as you can see by the pictures in this review
the beds were nice and they had a bed-like couch to relax and watch television
one of my favorite things that the star woods offer is a 4 p.m. checkout -i love that so i can go to the pool or beach for the day and come back and shower
i really love the starwood brand
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Great place to stay!! Mar 06, 2009
My stay at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale was awesome! One you arrive, you are "greeted" with a very large 3 or 4 story foyer, some couches and a small fountain that sits in the lobby. The hotel has a conference center (I think the night I arrived there was a wedding reception going on), a nice looking bar (which I never got a chance to visit), and a really cool pool with a waterfall.
The guestrooms are more or less your "typical" rooms. Large double beds that were seriously comfortable. There was a nice flat screen with local cable channels. The bathrooms were nice as well. The shower head was pretty nice too when you turned it to the "massage" setting. I think the best part about the room was the Starbucks coffee, Tazo tea and free bottled water that came everyday. There were also complimentary Wall Street Journals and local newspapers.
The location of the hotel isn't bad. I think the closest beach is about 15 minutes away (without traffic). Downtown Fort Lauderdale is about the same distance as the beach. The hotel is situated right next to I-95 so finding it isn't a problem.
I only found two things that I didn't like (but quickly got over). First, breakfast isn't free (unless you get it included in your room price). If you do want to eat breakfast there, the cost is $25.00. That seems a bit pricey for only breakfast (Don't worry.. there is a nice grocery store about 5 minutes from there where you can get some good food for much less!). The second thing that dissapointed me was the fact that is costs $10.00 a day to park your car there. If you are already paying that much for a hotel, I think the parking should be included!!
The price per night is around $188.00 We were fortunate enough to get the employee discount (Thanks Andrea!!!) and paid much less.
Overall the hotel is great. It's not for budget travellers because of the price and the fact that it isn't "close" to anything fun. However, if you want a really nice bed, good coffee, a sweet pool, and don't mind driving (and paying for it), it's a great place to stay!!
Part of the Fort Lauderdale/Miami mini-break travel blog
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The Westin Fort Lauderdale Overview
The Westin Hotel Fort Lauderdale is within a few minutes' drive of many golf courses and leisurely beach activities, such as snorkeling, surfing, parasailing, and scuba diving. For those who need to work while in town, the downtown financial, business, and commercial districts are within a short commute of the property as well. Popular destinations within close proximity to the hotel include the Los Amos Riverfront Entertainment District, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Dolphins Stadium, Lockhart Stadium, and Beach Place Entertainment Complex. Dining, entertainment, amusements, shopping, and nightlife are all plentiful in this area. The airport is a short distance from the Westin Hotel Fort Lauderdale, and car parking is available. There are multiple forms of public transportation in the area.
Each guestroom at the Westin Hotel Fort Lauderdale offers room service, satellite television, valet laundry, and wireless Internet access.
There are two dining options in a bistro style available at the Westin Hotel Fort Lauderdale, as well as a bar and lounge area, a sauna, a whirlpool, a swimming pool, and a dry steam room. The business facilities are generous as well.
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