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Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
Ranked #56 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Minnesota
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54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

I stayed awhile ago (2009, i had to put april 2011 for this review because thats the farthest out it would let me choose) so my review may not be totally up to date, I see they remodeled the balconys and updated the rooms. The location was just alright. the big plus being RIGHT ON THE OCEAN OF COURSE. it was close to a few food places (mcdonalds) and a grocery store which was GREAT! and a souvinuer shop was also right across the street. the hotel pool area was great.. nice big pool with several chairs to layout and tan.. cabana rentals by pool and on beach.. the ocean was amazing of course.. and they had numerous water activites for rental. the lobby was nice, had a gift shop and a cab service up front. the hotel next door had a ocean bar/lounge area that played music at night.. that was amazing! the ocean sky had a smaller bar/cabana type place by the pool as well but there wasnt a party atmosphere there at all. the room was pretty small.. the microwave was in the wall on a shelf next to the bed which was hard to get to, the bathroom was also small. but the room was clean and comfortable and that is what matters to me.. we spent most of our time on the balcony so who cares how big the room was.. the HUGE plus for the room was the balcony with a view of the ocean to the side. (the balcony updates look amazing!!!) we spent alot of time out there drinking and smoking and no one else really went out on theirs so it wasnt weird being there is ZERO privacy on the deck. i would definetley go back to this hotel, espcially seeing all the upgrades done!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
We would love to see you here again if it has been that long. It would be great for you to see our many updates since your last trip here. Thanks for the comments.

Paul Cahaly
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stay at the Ocean sky towards the end of Jan 2012. The hotel staff is extremely attentive and quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we had. I have a infant and loved the fact that the pool was heated. We chose to rent a cabana but you really dont need to. The hotel provides plenty of lounge chairs. They also have nice size tiki bar that served food and drinks. Anyone traveling with small children and infants know that they always need something so having the tiki bar was great. It saved us the trouble of having to go in and out for drinks n food. The beach is right there and you can go from pool to beach quickly. The hotel is clean and newly renovated. My favorite part was the beach/pool elevator. It saved me from a long trek through the hotel. Anyone who is traveling with small kids would truly apprentice this. We all know they have a lot of pool n beach stuff that they want to bring. It made it easy to get in there with much less walking.
The location is prime with tons of stores and restaurants to chose from. We truly had the best time and look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Thank you so much for the great review and for noticing our recent renovation. It would be our pleasure to have you and your family see us for many years.

Thank you.
Paul Cahaly
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Ok where should i start...let me start with the positives.... the lobby was very well put togther and the location of the hotel was right on the money. Walk in the back and your on the beach. You can also walk to a little plaza with a DD and some small stores. The refrigerator in the is always a bonus to have. The idea of a balcony was also good to have. Also you are able to rent jetskis on site instead of going through a 3rd party.

Ok the negatives...first they charge you 12 dollars a day for parking, you have to rent the beach chairs for 5 dollars per chair and the umbrella is 10 dollars...i don't understand why it wouldnt be part of the hotel. Now in the room the shower pressure was not strong, the door to lead to the balcony was hard to open and their really isnt any privacy on the balcony..you can literally hop over the balcony. The iron did not work and the ironing board was very flimsy. There was a knob missing from one of the drawers in the room. I didnt like how in order to get a ocean view room you had to pay extra AND it only comes with one bed...my girlfriend and i only wanted a one bed room but the guy said those are suites and the rest of the rooms comes with 2 beds. Didnt like that to much. I also didnt like how there isnt a late service staff to come and assist you with your needs. If your looking for a midnight snack then you will have to hop in your car.

Overall if you are just looking for somwhere to rest your head for cheap and dont mind paying for little extra stuff that should be complimentary then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2012

This is the second time we stayed here. Mainly for the easy access to the beach and the nice pool area. The rooms however are very bad. More like a motel. Here is the disappointing part. When we visited last year, we received very BAD service. I left a bad review, and the GM even left a comment. But the service is still BAD. You really don't feel wanted. There really is a GREAT NEED for customer service training.

This resort can be something huge, if only the staff provided nice service. The rooms can even be overlooked. The hotel hires the staff mostly so they can communicate with the French Canadians that flock down here in South Florida. But they have to really provide good service. I know that the GM monitors the reviews, but whats the use if he does not do anything about it???

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Pool & beach are great. Restaurant is a little overpriced, but good food. Rooms could use an update. Beds comfortable with lots of pillows. Great location. Staff friendly & helpful. Great price.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Rachel R
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Thank you for the nice review, we greatly appreciate it. We are continually updating our rooms. We hope that you will enjoy the changes on a return visit!

Thank you.
Paul Cahaly
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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2012

This is a great place to stay.Grocery store and eateries close by. Housekeeping great. Beach and pool right there. The hotel is kept clean. If you are really on vaca this will work for you.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank Jenniene M
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Oceanskyhotel, General Manager at Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Thank you very much for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon.

Paul Cahaly
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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Had a chance to stay at the Ocean Sky Hotel during a stop over in Ft Lauderdale in March. First off, the location on the Galt Beach strip of Hotels is a mixed blessing. The Ocean Sky is wedged between a number of high rise hotels and condos which front the ocean. My 'partial ocean view' was indeed partially of the ocean and mostly of the condo next door. But the big attraction should be the beach: and frankly there is not much of it. You can expect a thin strip of sand and high rises in both directions. The hotel itself is modest and clean and the interior hallways resemble an older hotel. I found the beds to be comfortable. The first floor architecture is kind of misguided: there are lots of columns and marble but the low ceilings make the lobby and entrance look cluttered. The pool and deck area are pleasant and afford a number of places to avoid sunburn. There is a small 'tiki bar' near the pool, but most people prefer the larger and more lively bar located in the hotel next door. I really enjoyed taking a walk up and down Galt Ave which is lined with palm trees and lavicously landscaped. Use the valet parking: it is the same price as self parking plus your car will be in a more protected location.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort
Address: 4060 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6501
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the beach, Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort is perfectly situated minutes away from major attractions, restaurants and shopping. Rooms are equipped with mini-refrigerators, microwaves, hair-dryers, in room safes and coffee-makers. All standard rooms have a side-ocean view and open air balcony. Oceanfront view, 1 bedroom suites are also available. Our large pool deck features an oversized jacuzzi, heated pool, tiki bar and water sports. The resort also has an indoor/outdoor restaurant, fitness center, gift shop and mini golf course. ... more   less 
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