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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about booking this place. I was afraid it was going to be a roach motel, but I was pleasantly surprised. The rate was low with close proximity to the beach and restaurants. The room was very clean and came with free WIFI too. I didn't take advantage of the two pools on property because there...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about our hotel. We look forward to you returning to stay with us again!!

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 June 2015

So, I was originally supposed to go to Atlantic City for a birthday trip, but changed it to Fort Lauderdale. I found this place a very great rate. The only reason I booked it was because of the great reviews. Danielle even gave me an upgraded room. It was right by the beach and close to stops and restaurants. Traffic...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so happy that you were able to enjoy your birthday here with us. We hope that you will return again next year and make Blue Strawberry your birthday getaway every year!

Tulsa
Reviewed 31 May 2015

I believe this little gem has the potential to be a boutique hotel with the new management, continued renovations and upgrades in standards. We spent two nights in an un-renovated suite with a kitchen, and it was comfortable, quiet and spacious enough, and better than many of the unbranded hotels/motels in the immediate area. Since it is an older property,...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed review and for your helpful suggestions. We wish to assure you that ALL of our dishes are removed from the cabinets and thoroughly washed and dried by our housekeeping staff after each guest. We would never rely on the guests to wash the dishes for the next arriving guests. We apologize if you were...

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I was very satisfied with my choice of hotel. Danielle the manager was great, very friendly and very nice. She is even someone I consider a friend in fort lauderdale. The rooms were clean and very comfy. The pool areas were clean and the pool was clean too. The staff was friendly and diligent in there cleaning and upkeep. I...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We, too, consider you a friend and part of the Blue Strawberry family. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and also that you noticed the attention we pay to the overall cleanliness of our hotel. We hope that you will be back to visit us soon!

Detroit, MI
Reviewed 20 May 2015

First off the hotel is centrally located. 3 minute walk to beach and all the shops/restaurants. Upon arriving, we were early, our room was still occupied. So instead of making us wait, Alba opted to put us in another room, which had been recently remodeled. Which was awesome, it had a nice little kitchen nook, which made our stay even...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Whenever possible we will always try to accommodate our guests who arrive early. Its your vacation and we want you to start relaxing and enjoying yourself as soon as possible! We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 6 May 2015

I am relocating to Florida and the apartment that was set up for me fell through. last minute i had to find a place to stay. i was given the name of the Blue Strawberry by the Sea from Chamber of commerce. Danielle Roussel the new manager there could not have been more accomodating. Not only did she make availability...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful comments about our hotel. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning to stay with us again...this time with your family. We are so happy that you have decided to make Lauderdale by the Sea your new home. Welcome to the neighborhood!

York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 April 2015

I made a one night reservation for this hotel through a third party site in September for travels in February 2015. It was guaranteed for late arrival etc. When I arrive at the Ft. Lauderdale airport at 9pm I have a voice mail that they are overbooked and I have no where to stay. I spent time on the phone...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about the trouble you experienced with your reservations here at our hotel. We did experience a problem with overbookings in February, 2015, and had problems with the previous management of the hotel, but we have since changed staff and overbooking has not been a problem since. We know that there is nothing we can...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The Blue Strawberry by the Sea is a great place to stay. It is an older small motel but it is extremely clean and being updated. The 2pools were crystal clear and warm. It is a 5 minute walk to the A1A and Commercial Pier and ten restaurants , bike rental,fishing etc. A very short walk to the Ocean and...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to post a review about our hotel. You are absolutely right that you cant beat the location. We are very lucky to be right in the heart of everything there is to do here, in beautiful Lauderdale by the Sea. We hope you will return to stay with us again so...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Danielle, the manager was terrific, as was her assistant Alba. They were very accommodating to me and my friends. They made our stay comfortable and I found Danielle and her staff very refreshing and ready to make sure our needs were taken care of, very professional in their manners and work ethic. It was nice to see. The rooms were...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write such a beautiful review of our hotel. Our goal is to make sure that every guest has the best vacation possible and we are so glad that you did. We hope you will come back to stay with us again soon!

Wilton, New York
Reviewed 31 March 2015

My daughter and I stayed here from March 11th-17th. It was a last minute trip and I was skeptical from some of the reviews I read. When we arrived and were shown to our room I was pleasantly surprised. The room was newly remodeled, clean, modern and had TILE flooring which is a big plus for me. Alba, the hotel...

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BStrawberryMgr, Manager at Blue Strawberry by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We welcome all guests to tell us about their stay and suggest improvements as our goal is to continually improve our property and overall guest experience. While we cannot do anything about the structure of the property and the fact that guests will walk by the windows, we absolutely can change...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Blue Strawberry by the Sea

Address: 4220/4208 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (Formerly Paradise By The Sea Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $123 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Strawberry by the Sea 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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Paradise By The Sea Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea
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#11 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#23 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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“The hotel is just in front of a busy avenue. Try to don't get rooms overlooking the swimming pool.”
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