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Dee Jay Beach Resort
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Dee Jay Beach Resort
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We love the El Mar Area and it is so hard to get a nice place at a reasonable price. We were 2 blocks north of the Pier and right by 2 Beach Portals so it was easy to get to the water.
Maria went out of her way to make our stay excellent and she succeeded! We were only there for 2 nights over the weekend but there were no problems with anything!

Room Tip: We stayed on the ground floor front Room 3n and it was excellent as there was a ramp for the luggage...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank MarkAndrewsRugby
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

My husband and I found this place online and called to book it. Pictures online looked ok, but they must have been 15 years old. Maria, who we spoke to and checked us in was very nice, but the place was very old, run down, dirty and not what it looked like online. The price was high for the shape of the establishment.

The floors were filthy, the kitchen grimy, ( had to wipe out fridge and counters. Top of fridge wasn't cleaned for months). Bathroom was a bit scummy and bed sheets were stained. The pool area was slum looking and the BBQ grill was gross and the lid was broken off. They desperately need some good housekeepers and a handy man around there.

We stayed the first night, and had to find a new place to stay as I felt so dirty and icky and couldn't stay any more. We checked out, canceled out stay and checked into another place way better for a bit more money per night.

Upon checking out I was informed that this was the cleanest hotel on the strip. Seriously, they need to check out some of the other places, as this was by far a clean place!

I can't handle ick, and this place was just that.

Room Tip: If you are not a clean freak, or care about cleanliness... anything here will suit you just fine.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Sheilarae71
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

My family and I have been staying at this motel for years, specially for spring break or Independence Day weekend. We usually get about 3/4 different rooms. We absolutely love it here. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. But the privacy they give is incredible.

The pool is amazing.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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3  Thank sagua1
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Reviewed 31 December 2012 via mobile

I was so pleasantly surprised by this place. Yes it's old. But our room was immaculate and there was plenty of room for two adults a child and two dogs. They do have tiled rooms (just a handful) that are rented to pet owners. But above all, the owners were friendly and responsive to all of our needs. And if you want a beach vacation on a budget, you can't beat it. Several of the surrounding properties had no vacancies and those that did wanted a lot more money for a comparable space. It's so close to everything--easy walking distances to restaurants and the publix. We loved it and wish we'd spent all of our vacation here.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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1  Thank Mimora
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Wow wow wow it was simply great, totally wonderful, the best service ever, i have been to fort lauderdale many many times and stayed in a few places but Dee Jay Beach Resort was simply outstanding in every single way, greatest attention to detail, our rooom was so big it felt like a home, and completely spotlessly clean, daily service with a smile, Management taking utmost pride in their job. The pool huge and clean and totally refreshing, and the location of Dee Jay truly the best, from our room we look onto the ocean and just top class by far, the best on El Mar Drive, It was a total pleasure staying here and everyone i spoke to agrees and the price unbeatable for the 7 Star service that we received, we loved it and the Management and Owner made us feel so welcome and was always at any time eager to assist us in any way, Thank you Dee Jay for the best holiday and we will see you everytime we visit fort lauderdale !!!! we have friends staying here and they have already pre-booked for next year simply because it was the best in every way !!!! for great great value you will get 7 star treatment !!! Dee Jay's by far the best in Lauderdale by the Sea.

Room Tip: corner suites are large and sunny
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank mandyvs
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

I have had the worst most violating experience with this hotel. They gave my personal information from my check-in and name, address, phone and credit card info to a friend of the hotel employees.

Do not go. they will violate your privacy.

Ruined my vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Heather F
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deejaymotel, Owner at Dee Jay Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

The personal and credit card information obtained during registration is for hotel use only. This information is not and has never been distributed or divulged to anyone. This guest is seriously mistaken!

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We stayed here for a month in July and they were not crowded (off season) with the exception of a couple weekends.

Location - Awesome with everything one could want right there. Beach across the street, shopping (Publix, Liquor store, strip mall) one block inland, Restaurants, the Pier, Scuba shop, tourist shopping all within easy walking distance around Commercial. We had a car but did not use it daily which was nice. LBTS is one of our favorites.

Hotel - Is outdated, but clean. We stayed in a couple of units in the front, and they were spacious and well equipped (One bedroom). Even had two walk in closets. Any thing we wanted for the kitchen we just asked. They had updated the bathroom and floor tile so things were getting remodeled. Some of the furniture could use replacing, but it was not falling apart. The dining room set was fairly recent. The sleeper couch was old and needed replacing but my son did not seem to loose any sleep.The Master bed was oldish but comfortable. No bugs that we saw and we were there for weeks. AC worked well as did the frig. Stove and microwave (recent) worked well also. We ate in maybe 80% of the time.....mmmm, fresh seafood! Overall EX+.

Overall - The owner was very nice and accommodating. We left the Motel and returned and they even stored some of my gear while we were in Orlando/Key Largo. When they are booked up/crowded you could end up in a very outdated room without a reservation. In summer that only happens on weekends. We paid under $400 a week so the value is excellent. Publix has good seafood values as do many markets in the area. The ocean breeze is nice so most evenings and even days are cooler than you may think. Inland is a different story. We had a great, and trouble free month.

Room Tip: Ask for an updated room if available. I think some in the back are in need of renovation, and pet ro...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Ron F
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Additional Information about Dee Jay Beach Resort

Address: 4617 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3635
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels in Lauderdale by the Sea
Price Range: $122 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious one bedroom apartments with full kitchen; can accommodate up to 4-5 people. only steps to the beach; walking distance to stores and restaurants. ... more   less 
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