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3005 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.9 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 111 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.2
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.8
  • Neighborhood
    4.6
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent Stay"
Staff was very helpful, accommodating, and warm with us for the entire stay. The location was perfect- a 2 or 3 minute walk to the beach and ocean front restaurants and bars. The hotel itself is small and cozy, with a nice, private outdoor seating area. The rooms were tidy and well kept. It was a great deal for the price. Reginal and Al were hospital and always happy to provide. We would certainly recommend and return for another stay at this hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Dec 30, 2014
Cvetko
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good potential"
Nicely renovated, amateur management/staff, need interior deadbolts in rooms
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 27, 2014
Stephanie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"more than what was expected"
The place is great if you are looking for a cozy place to sleep and relax, from the reviews I read I was kind of nervous thinking it was going to be dingy, but it was not, the bed comfortable, and the room smelt fresh, there is not many amenities offered there is coffee and bagels in the morning which is great to get the day started but the beach is right down the street a three minute walk and shops and restaurants a 10 minute walk, it was a nice hotel and I would recommend it and would stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 5, 2014
William
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Weekend getaway"
It was wonderful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 28, 2014
Thomas
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Newly refurbished, nice small hotel"
We stayed at the Drift Hotel in Nov. 2014. The hotel must have been renovated this summer, everything was like it looked on the pictures of the hotel, big bed, lots of pillows, white blinds, dark floor. Parking was available in front of the hotel. The staff was very kind, always open for a little chat. The hotel is located close to the beach, it's only a short walk. Also, there's a stop for the water taxi closeby. In the evenings, we walked to restaurants and bars in the area. The hotel staff gave us a map with all the important stuff, it was very convenient. The hotel breakfast was similar to the breakfast we received in most other US hotels: A lot of food and drinks came in plastic containers. If the space of the kitchen allows it, it would be great if some of the plastic containers could be replaced with glass in the future, makes the juice taste better :) If in the area again, we'll definitely pick this hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 1, 2014
Bella
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good to stay, pretty staff , good location"
Extremely positive management and stuff. But more facilities needed like security. Also, Hotel entrance should have solid flooring . Tile flooring singing when laguage wheels running on. Air condition fan coils placed not good and noisy. No hair drier.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
Turhan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Piece of Heaven"
We stayed at the Drift Hotel for a long weekend to get away from the cold weather in NY. The Hotel was recently renovated and was perfect for what we wanted, a place to stay near the beach and restaurants/activities. We had thought that not having a pool would be a issue as my husband gets very antsy just sitting at the beach, but the location allowed us to visit the local pubs, bike, fish, and eat great! Complimentary parking was a plus, but a car is not necessary in the Fort Lauderdale beach area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Nov 14, 2014
Jackie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Drift is a Perfect Location!!!"
Perfect location, friendly staff and great rooms. The rooms were upgraded, the linens were clean, very quaint!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 18, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Drift Hotel was Great?"
Here for one night stay following return from a cruise, Hotel staff was very helpful as well as cheerful. Enjoyed the convenient location.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 1, 2014
Judith
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Cute and Clean"
This is a little mom and pop place that provides a nice clean place to stay. No frills , but close to the beach and places to eat.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Oct 30, 2014
christopher
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Would stay there again"
Close enough walking distance to bars n eatery. Bathroom was small no sink/counter space for your stuff had to use toilet seat lid. No fridge to keep water bottles. No breakfast. Thin walls you can hear everything. But other than that very clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 11, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice new Boutique hotel on the beach"
Pleasantly surprised to find and quiet and restored Florida art deco hotel a few steps from the beach. Lots of improvements in all areas of the hotel - and the room price was good value - the rooms are nicely done - i would say appropriate for the hotel and everything in the room was functional. Finally the location cannot be beat. Drift hotel is all good in my books!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 3, 2014
NOAH
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Great Location for Ft. Lauderdale Beach Strip"
When I picked Gigi's I read the reviews before hand. I knew the location was great and close to where I needed to be. I also knew that I would only need to stay there for a place to sleep one night. If you plan on staying there for any time other than sleeping - don't do it. If you need an affordable place to stay within walking distance of the heart of the Ft. Lauderdale strip, and you are not an absolute clean freak, then it may be worth the money you save. FLL strip is not cheap, so saving money on the hotel was worth it to me.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 24, 2014
Lisa
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Sand fleas on dresser in bedroom also in bathroom"
My wife says it was disgusting bed skirt was filthy very. Old looking we just came back from st Martin and needed a place to sleep for the night my wife wanted to leave but it was late we could not sleep very we'll try somebody else
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Old school Florida hotel"
Gigi's is like a beach hotel I used to go to in the 80's. It is small and nice. If you want a Hyatt, look elsewhere. It does have need some work in places but we still loved it. Our favorite thing was breakfast. It is very simple but everyone just eats around a single table in the shady courtyard. We met such nice people.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 4, 2014
George
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"need to improve"
close to beach but place needs lots of updates, room was not clean, place needs lots of repairs, lacks amenities, seek others before booking here.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Feb 3, 2014
J. Choi
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Gigi's London Room"
My husband and I stayed here only for one night it was such a cute place the owner is a very nice man who lives on site. We woke up in the morning to fresh coffee and bagels. Overall the experience was great.We would stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Feb 16, 2014
Shannon
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Hotel manager was very rude. Room was not all that clean. But location is difficult to beat. Would not stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 1, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A More Quiet South Beach-like Location"
I was impressed with the location overall. They were more than happy to let me do a late check in, the room was quaint, much like it would be better suited to be an apartment. The neighborhood was great, wonderful food, the boardwalk, we had a real nice time.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Dec 13, 2013
Christopher
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent location for price"
The location is superb. Free parking is a huge plus for the area! The employee was super nice. However, the room I was in needs a DEEP cleaning. For the price, an excellent value but be prepared to do a little cleaning yourself when you arrive.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 16, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Terrible"
Not clean, old, never going back nor suggesting
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Aug 11, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Gigi's what a deal"
We had a wonderful get away weekend all to ourselves at Gigi's, or that is how it felt. We don't need fancy to be satisfied and that's a good thing. Not fancy, simple and wonderful, much more our style!!! Manager was beyond awesome, making coffee early for us once he realized we were up and going prior to scheduled breakfast time. The best grapes I have ever had.... Will do it again!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Apr 18, 2013
Marnie
US
2.0 / 5Fair
hotel manager was very nice other then that place needs a major upgrade
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Feb 8, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Best value. Best location"
We changed hotels mid trip due to horrible conditions at our other hotel. This one was along the same price range so we took advantage of this place. Rooms were very unique, quaint, and relaxing. A bit lacking in the maintenance overall but for the value and location to Fort Lauderdale Beach I could see us staying here again. The family that runs this was very friendly and accommodating. Showed us rooms so we could pick out which we liked. Had a small kitchen. Certainly not the best you will find but I did find it very cozy and affordable. Worth trying!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 12, 2013
Ray
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Truly not a resort"
The hotels in Ft. Lauderdale are ridiculously expensive due to few options for travelers. This hotel was beneath the expectations of what was paid for the stay. The room was in poor maintenance and the views were of a parking lot and an alley. The staff was pleasant and helpful and the parking was free, but this hotel was shoe horned in between two other buildings so it felt like a dungeon. It stated it was a non-smoking site, but smoking is allowed in the garden area and when that occurs the entire compound reeks of smoke. Our room was on the bottom floor and we had to hold our breath to go from our room out to the street. My advice: If your going to spend this kind of money, spend a little more and get a nicer place!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 8, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
Bagel & coffee does not equal breakfast ..!! Shower was unbearable with 2 pin holes for the water to come out which felt like the water was cutting your skin..!! Towel rack falling off the wall... Mold around air conditioner & wall deteriorating...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Jan 17, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Un satisfied!"
I was very disappointed with the overall condition of the hotel. It's not the worst I've ever seen, but for the price and the location I was expecting more. There was no phone in my room and the one outside barely worked. The free breakfast was very unhealthy and didn't look sanitary or fresh. The hotel staff was very unprofessional and mean spirited. However, things got better on the second day. The hotel is perfectly situated on the beach, walking distance to everything which is why I chose it in the first place. If you can overlook the small stuff as I did, this isn't a bad place to stay. Very secure and quiet.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jan 14, 2013
Drod76
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Funky but very comfortable and very nice ownership"
I enjoyed this room very much. Great location. Very nice owner. Very funky motel but clean and convienent.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jan 12, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
Hotel was fine, a little dated but the owners were great.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 6, 2012
Bob
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"THIS HOTEL IS HORRIBLE DONT WASTE YOUR TIME&MONEY"
the windows were broken, AC not working with cracks in the walls and what looked to be molding on the windows. Owner told me and I quote "Window is not broken its just cracked" REALLY!! there is a piece of the window missing!! horrible we went to the Westin near the beach best decision ever dont let Gigis ruin your vacation
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 25, 2012
R. Spikes
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"dissapointed"
No one was there when we arraived.we check the room and it s smells and every thing was old.the breakfast was terrible.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Sep 20, 2012
marappan
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great boutique hotel near the beach"
Great hotel. Clean room, comfortable bed and wonderful service. The free breakfast from 8-9:30 was good. Al and Regina were VERY nice, they really made you feel at home. The Drift also has free beach towels to borrow and being only 1 block from the beach. They have an outdoor shower and offered to hold our bags so we could enjoy the beach even after we checked out. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, though it may not be great for families with young kids.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Mar 13, 2015
Daniel
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely small hotel, great location"
A perfect base from which to explore Ft Lauderdale or to recover from a cruise. Very close to beaches and restaurants (the very popular Casablanca is less than 100 yards away on the same street). Walking distance to shops and boat trips or water taxi. Extremely helpful owner, Chris, gave us a room even though we arrived well ahead of normal check-in time, then stored our luggage and gave us a room to change, ahead of of an evening flight. Breakfast in the courtyard was ideal. Wi-fi available there but hit & miss in the room. Very clean and comfortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 11, 2015
Richard
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Charming hotel in great location."
Great stay in a lovely hotel. Beautiful setting and location to the beach was amazing.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Feb 16, 2015
Nicholas
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great small hotel in the heart of the Beachfront"
Great little hotel ... just like the pictures ... full of character and charm. Beautiful courtyard for complementary breakfast, midday relaxation and evening cocktails. Two blocks to the beach with free beach towels and chairs available. Wifi best in courtyard. Will definitely stay there on our next trip to Fort Lauderdale.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 30, 2015
A Traveler
AS
1.0 / 5Poor
"Filthy hotel"
Had booked for 4 nights, checked out before. Room was not clean, had to ask for towels. They delivered a face cloth so discoloured it was gross. The bed was uncomfortable and caved in the middle. There were bugs crawling on the bathroom floor. Gigi's never again! Expedia, you should not sell this hotel!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 20, 2014
Suzie
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Good position"
Good location, friendly helpful staff, in need of some upgrading on the room front.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 5, 2013
A Traveler
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"worst ever"
Do not believe the pictures or descriptions. This place is dirty, rundown and not at all what I expected. Do not stay here it is nasty, rotten floor boards moldy walls with holes, rust stained tub and filthy. Do not stay here.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Nov 24, 2012
Disappointed
CA

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ótimo atendimento!!"
Hotel muito bem localizado, perto da praia, restaurantes, e centros comerciais. O quarto muito limpo e o hotel esta recem reformado, ótima qualidade no atendimento. Reconhecimento especial a Regina e Al, me fizeram sentir em casa e foram meus concierge pessoal a todo momento recomendando todos os lugares, indicações e cuidando de mim e de todo o que precisava, além do inglés falam português e espanhol. Dica: pedir o quarto 24, bem amplo e com cama king.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Jul 31, 2015
Andres A
BR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Superbra hotel!"
Vi var två tjejer som behövde ett ställe nära stranden för en natt. Hotellet låg jättebra, nära till stranden och nära till "där allt skedde" men ändå lite avskilt så man fick lugn och ro. Rummet var väldigt fräscht. Personalen al och regina gjorde allt för att vi skulle trivas och det gjorde vi verkligen :) Det här är ett ställe att återvända till :)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jul 3, 2015
Daniela
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Personlig service"
Hotellet ligger bara ett stenkast från stranden och strandpromenaden, ett lite speciellt hotell men mycket bra personlig service.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jun 14, 2015
Mats
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Flott service, god beliggenhet."
Bodde 1 natt før cruise. Enkelt og kjempetrivelig hotel med utrolig god service. Veldig hyggelig og hjelpsomme ansatte Al og Regina.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 1, 2015
Rune
NO
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Trevligt småhotell"
Kanontrevligt mysigt hotell nära till strand
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 6, 2015
Bjorn
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Bon rapport qualité prix"
Nous sommes resté au Drift avant de partir en croisière, petit motel super chaleureux et très comfortable. Situé à 2minutes de la plage, restaurant et magasin tout près. Je recommande cet hotel sans hésitation.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 26, 2015
Marie-France
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Två som trivdes fint."
Fantastiskt läge, nära strand, restauranger och shopping. Hotellet är gammalt men fint restaurerat. Rummet har bra standard och är rent och prydligt. En sak vi saknade var handdusch. Fanns bara takdusch. Fin och lummig uteplats. Bra frukost, gott kaffe. Kaffe fanns tillgängligt under hela dagen i receptionen. Lugnt och tyst på nätterna. Ett hotell, litet och mysigt med en mycket serviceinriktad ägare och personal.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
10 night family trip Feb 19, 2015
Siv
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"the drift"
Ett mycket bra och trivsamt hotell nära stranden o restauranger. Hjälpsam och mycket trevlig personal. Inga problem med sen incheckning. Vi kommer absolut att bo här igen. Tips på en bra restaurang i närheten 150 meter imot havet. Casablanca
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Feb 4, 2015
Mathias
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Flott beliggenhet til en fin pris."
Fin pris og perfekt beliggenhet. 2 minutter til den beste delen av stranden (syntes vi, da ettermiddagssolen her ikke ble sperret av de store hotellene). Mannen du møter da du sjekker inn er så søt og behjelpelig med alt. Rommene er store nok og det føltes helt ok rent og ordentlig. Fin ventilasjon. Frokosten var ingen høydare men ok som magefyll før du rekker fram til lunsj. Dusjen vi hadde (bodde på Marokko-rommet - alle rommene har forskjellige navn og tema) trenger definitivt et nytt dusjhode. Var så lite trykk at vi ikke klarte å spyle bort all sanda fra kroppen en gang.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jan 27, 2014
A Traveler
NO
1.0 / 5Poor
"The worst ever"
We knew it wasn't a 4 Star hotel, but was still surpprised, that a hotel could be so dirty. The breakfast was a laugh. We had paid for 3 nights but did only stay for 1 Night. We have been around the world and stayed in over 200 hotels. This was the worst ever.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Dec 27, 2013
Claus
DK
3.0 / 5Good
"Prachtige ligging, de service is slecht"
Netheid was slecht, kwaliteit was beneden pijl de locatie was perfect
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
13 night romance trip Apr 20, 2013
A Traveler
NL
5.0 / 5Outstanding
tres bien reçu mais dommage car le frigo dans la chambre est bruyant
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 6, 2013
ferry
FR
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