"Shady smelly cracked celing room"
Admittedly, the clerk was very nice in that we booked late and he waited for us to arrive. Yet, for a B and B breakfast was not served until 8 and we had to leave at 7 for a flight out of FLL. He said he would come down by 7 but we didn't see him when we were hurrying out away from the room around 7. The ceiling was cracked and chipping. It smelled […] like a hospital or nursing home. The air conditioner blew right on me in bed. The bathroom was very hot. We were so skeeved out we didn't even want to use the shower. It was definitely not worth $143 for nine hours of non-sleep because we were so freaked out by the place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not to be recommended"
The general condition and appearance of the hotel was poor. Our room was just acceptable. The bathroom was absolutely appalling! The ceiling had a large damp stain which was bulging. The toilet roll holder was broken and stained. The faucets were severely stained with limescale and goodness knows what else. There are broken wall tiles. Finally the presentation […] of breakfast was minimal in quantity, the facilities where to eat are poor. The only option was to eat outside and no provision for eating inside or under cover in adverse weather conditions. I would not recommend this hotel at all. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"My Opinion about Gigi's hotel"
The room was ugly and with moisture. I didn't like the hotel in general.Genuine Expedia guest review
hotel manager was very nice other then that place needs a major upgradeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst Hotel Ever"
Terrible experiance - When I arrived at hotel no one was in the office. The worst hotel I have ever seen. It should be taken off market. I blame Expedia for having this property as option. THE WORST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO Dirty -Genuine Expedia guest review
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
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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"very disappointing :("
The good thing about my stay here was that i just needed this hotel for 1 night because of a wedding i was attending and i didn't want to drive back home drunk. I understand when a place is old, but what i do not understand is when you let-the-place-go into shambles. I stayed in the Venice room, the roof was showing signs of mold and it was peeling […] off the ceiling, there was no wifi. For the price I paid here, i could've gone to a closer place from where the wedding was taking place and paid less, but i chose this one because it had 'nice pictures'. Never Again.. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was fine, a little dated but the owners were great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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 vacationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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
Gigi's was an historic inviting landing spot amidst the family oriented life of the Fort Lauderdale Beach community. The quaint quiet location was the perfect setting to rest your head comfortably at night ready to have a quick bite and head to the beach the next morning. Great location and excellent hospitality staff I will absolutely return for a […] stay when next I find myself in For Lauderdale. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"good place to stay"
the nicest staff imaginable. had a great experience!Genuine Expedia guest review
Gigi's was very friendly and convienant for the price we payed. The location was perfect! Walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shops. The hotel is old but clean and comfortable. I would definetely stay here again and would recommand this hotel to other guests. It's a great deal for the price. They also have a continental breakfast and free […] parking space. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"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
"hotel close to beach but needs reno"
wasn't as the photo shown very disappointed. Didn't have a good selection in breakfast varieties.The comfort was ok and ok sleep such as room size.BUT bathroom very old.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Could have been Cute"
Sort of art deco place with the potential to be really pretty and in an outstanding location. But drab, dull, rather grubby in a way that the owner's smile couldn't overcome. Breakfast was poor.Genuine Expedia guest review
"okay place to stay but a bit messy"
we booked this place for 3 nights for a two double bed room and arrived at 11PM. The staff was really nice and helpful. But room appears to be a bit small and floor was not too clean. Considering the price we paid, this is probably what we can get. Overall I would say it is an okay place to stay close to the beach if you don't have a better choice.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good location, friendly helpful staff, in need of some upgrading on the room front.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"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
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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. CasablancaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Für den Preis echt in Ordnung."
Es war jetzt nicht das beste Hotel in dem wir geschlafen haben aber unser Zimmer war total in Ordnung. Der Besitzer ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Ganz allgemein ist das Hotel für den Preis in einem guten Zustand. 1 Woche würde ich nicht bleiben aber für eine Nacht war es mehr als ausreichend. Man darf sich nur nicht allzu viel erwarten man bekommt […] kein Hilton! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
"Prachtige ligging, de service is slecht"
Netheid was slecht, kwaliteit was beneden pijl de locatie was perfectGenuine Hotels.com guest review
tres bien reçu mais dommage car le frigo dans la chambre est bruyantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"No todo lo que brilla es oro"
Muy mal estado los baños, el mantenimiento de las habitaciones acabado. Bien ubicado pero Muy costoso para lo que en realidad es... Soo bad.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pessima igiene, pessima colazione"
Camera e toilet molto sporche. Colazione misera e preparata solo con prodotti confezionati da supermercato, niente di fresco. Luogo silenzioso, quartiere tranquillo. PESSIMA SCELTA, mea culpa...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oh my god... never again!"
Ok... I'm trying to remember why did I book this place???? During our on the road travels we alraedy saw some disgusting places... but this... oh no! No thanks! The manager was really friendly, but that's the only positive thing I can say about this place! Our room was located on the second floor with a small lobby in front of the door... this was smelling […] of pee: really horrible! Than we entered the room... the first I though was "this looks like a room of an horror movie". I won't list everything that was bad (manily... everything!) but the worst was that the whole area (including the bad, the toilet, the floor, the tub, the sink... EVERYTHING REALLY) was covered with wings of a not specified insect! Not just few wings... they were really everywhere! And what about the "continental" breakfast???? No, really... make yourself a favor... everywhere else but here! And it wasn't really that cheap!!! A catastrophe!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nur die Lage ist genial."
Heruntergekommen und schmuddelig. Das Frühstück hat seinen Namen nicht verdient. Nur die Lage ist genial.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Gem of a Hotel"
05/04/15 Denise M Princeton, New Jersey
This is a gem of a hotel! Clean, quiet and completely renovated, close to the beach, a short 1 block walk, friendly owners, very nice breakfast, a great alternative to the big hotels along the strip. I would highly recommend The Drift Hotel and send friends and family to this wonderful hotel.
"Loved this Hotel"
05/03/15 sward2015 Coconut Creek, Florida
I loved this hotel for many reasons; everything was exceptionally clean and organized, the hotel is very close to the beach and the managers AL and Regina are the best of all!!! For the time I walk in to the time I walk out this very nice people were there to give us tips for the area, to make sure everything was ok and so on. I can’t wait to go back to this very cozy hotel that has so much personality in so many ways. I loved the place <3 Soraya Ward
05/03/15 voyagethrutheworld Dallas,texas
We loved our stay at The Drift Hotel. The staff was so accommodating, Regina was helpful and pleasant and Al was equally kind. We loved the room it was clean, up to date and everything was very stylish. We received a text the day before asking our arrival time. And because it was so late they had everything waiting for us. If we could add one thing to make it perfect it would be an .... Ice machine. Other then that can't say a bad word about it. We were left alone no housekeeping knocks, no kids running around. It was a true adult getaway!!
"Look no further"
04/19/15 Joe D
Cease and desist your painful hotel search and just come here. 1 block from beach. Complimentary beach towels and chairs. Complimentary light continental breakfast (with nice touches like granola and chia seeds for your yogurt). Spacious and airy room. Highlight is the courtyard with outdoor couches and tables and feels like a garden oasis. Free wifi in the courtyard as well. Reasonably priced and great service. It's always a good sign when every review knows the names of the staff... To top it off the location is superb. A few blocks away from the action keeps it quiet. Casablanca cafe is on the corner and is a wonderful stop for lunch and dinner.
04/13/15 Tarah M
We found this place on a whim and took a chance. Absolutely a must stay. Such a cozy and quiet atmosphere but the hospitality and location is awesome! Regina and Al were such a highlight to our trip. We felt very comfortable and could not be more pleased with our stay! Keep up the good work!! We were here on a couples/business stay. We would come back to Ft. Lauderdale in the future just to stay here. Thank you so much:)!!!! Looking forward to coming back.
"Close to the action - but very quiet."
04/09/15 TomFNY Canton, New York
Even though this hotel is easy walking distance to the clubs and restaurants of Fort Lauderdale Beach, it is just far enough away to seem like miles it is so quiet. The rooms are nice size, spotless and nicely appointed. The price is very fair and the owners were on site making sure things were going well. One heads up - no elevator so if carrying bags upstairs concerns you, make sure you get ground floor. Also no room wifi, but free wifi in the courtyard.
"What a find!"
04/06/15 richard w New Hartford, Connecticut
We were in town for a wedding and looking for a hotel close to the beach. This boutique hotel was a few buildings from the beach, a block from the strip with very friendly owners and staff. The room was nicely done with hardwood floors and pleasant appointments. The staff were so nice that they even came out with an umbrella and walked us to our room when it rained.
"Perfect location - Great Value!"
03/29/15 JohnMuskokaW Bala, Canada
Highly recommend this bed and breakfast retreat, which is perfectly located to enjoy the beach and all that is FUN by the beach. Great restaurants, like Casa Blanca and Coconuts to name two. The Elbow room if you want to party! All just down the streeet. The rooms are romantic, (i saw a few), and it's nicely quiet there, no downtown part noise.... and we loved the courtyard gardens (breakfast and chillin) giving you a sense of privately being in your own little resort. In the end, save money staying here and spend it eating in great restaurants and partying in the bars. Thanks to Regina who welcomed us and helped us enjoy our stay on Fort Lauderdale.
"Over the top friendly service"
03/29/15 Diane S Lincoln, Alabama, United States
This newly renovated hotel had nice clean rooms and a friendly staff. We met the owners and they were eager to please and were willing to listen to suggestions. We enjoyed our breakfast everyday on the patio. We would definitely stay here again!
"They know how to please you."
03/29/15 Edmundo P Lisbon, Portugal
The drift hotel it´s very well located, clean and cosy. The owners are good people and they know what they are doing. We´ve been there with our daughters and both Sofia and Inês love them, especially Al and Regina a couple from Brasil that works at the Drift and were very helpful. As a family we clearly recommend the Drift expecting to return back there soon.
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