Located along Highway 870 and about an 18-minute drive from the waterfront, Crossland Economy Studios Fort Lauderdale is suitable for travellers who require economical short- or long-term accommodations with extended kitchen amenities, easy highway access and free Wi-Fi.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette (including a stovetop and cooking utensils), a desk, a dining area, a sitting area and daily housekeeping. Hair dryers and irons and ironing boards are available upon request, as are rooms with wheelchair accessibility. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are offered.
The hotel also offers guest laundry, personalized voicemail, a business centre, vending machines and free parking. One pet (40 lbs maximum) per room is permitted for an additional $25 per pet, per day.
Old Towne Village Shopping Center is roughly a 2-minute drive away, while Fort Lauderdale Stadium is an 8-minute drive from the hotel. Pompano Beach is about 15 minutes away by car and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 1 pet/room $25/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 8, 2013)
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis showed positive responses towards the hotel's staff, location and rates.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's staff, and characterized them as friendly, efficient and accommodating. One patron remarked, "The staff is friendly and always willing to assist guests in any way possible. And I can't say enough about the current general manager, Guillermo. He is one of the most approachable people I have ever met. He goes out of his way to make sure his guests are satisfied".
The hotel's location was praised by numerous lodgers. They found it close to public transit, the beach, downtown Fort Lauderdale, the highway, restaurants, shopping, the airport, a grocery store and a gas station.
Several reviewers complimented the hotel's rates, describing them as affordable, reasonable and unbeatable. One guest noted, "You will be hard-pressed to find comparable accommodations at the same rates offered by Crossland".
Guest critiques consulted for this review showed negative responses towards the rooms and noise transfer.
Although some guests praised their clean and well-equipped rooms, some lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, worn decor, carpets and fixtures, small-sized rooms, cleaning issues and uncomfortable beds.
A few reviewers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noisy guests in the hallways, adjacent rooms and outside.
guest reviews rated the hotel 2.9 out of 5 with a 63% recommendation rate from 293 reviews.Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 2.8 out of 5 from 217 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #110 of 133 Fort Lauderdale hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 53 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 8, 2013 to verify some information.