Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 95 on-ramp and overlooking Hampton Creek, The Westin Fort Lauderdale is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer a dog-friendly hotel with easy highway access, an outdoor pool and on-site dining.
This hotel has 293 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering cable TV, an in-room safe, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a kitchenette and a dining area are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Wi-Fi is available for an additional $9.95 per day.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, a gift shop, laundry facilities and free parking. Two dogs up to 40 lbs are permitted free of charge per room, and owners must sign a waiver upon checking in (please contact the hotel for details).
On-site dining is offered at Alfiere's Mediterranean Bistro, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and Lobby Lounge Bistro, which serves lunch and dinner daily.
Pompano Beach is roughly a 6-minute drive northward, while Northridge Shopping Center is a 5-minute drive south of the hotel. Palm-Aire Country Club is about a 7-minute drive northwest and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is approximately a 20-minute drive south. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $9.95/day, free parking, 2 dogs permitted free of charge, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 29, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and food.
Many reviewers praised the hotel's staff, finding them to be professional, friendly, accommodating and efficient.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by numerous patrons of the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern, well appointed and quiet, with good Wi-Fi and comfortable beds and pillows. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
Several guests enjoyed the hotel's restaurants. They described the food as delicious, excellent and attractively presented, with a large variety of choices and great staff.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few lodgers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn furniture and some plumbing issues.
Noise disruptions were mentioned by a few guests. They reported highway noise, noise from guests in the hallways and plumbing noise.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #63 of 133
Fort Lauderdale hotels with a 3.5 out of 5 average rating from 479 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with an 83% recommendation rate from 471 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 73 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 29, 2013 to verify some information.