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Location to dining was great . Hotel room was nice and big , hotel in general is just outdated .

For a friendly safe reliable place there is no better place than the Blue Strawberry. The rooms are not extravagant but the efficiency unit is perfect for a family of four.

Good location...to the town of Lauderdale by the Sea...older property, but new beds and mattresses..I always read reviews before I choose a property and I travel on business frequently; The Blue Strawberry has a restrictive check in window from 3-5, So I timed my travel accordingly after a 4-hour drive... I went to check in at 3:05 and there was a sign on the door with the on-site managers cell phone number; I called it twice and waited for a call back for 20 minutes in the sweltering heat of the lobby with no response... I was heading back to my car to find a alternate hotel when I saw an employee coming down from a room and she identified herself as the manager...I let her know I had called twice and she said she didn't have her cell phone with her (?).. I checked in the room was clean cool and comfortable and I had a question about the Wi-Fi so called the number again about 15 minutes later again with no response and had to walk across the property to the office, where she was chatting with another employee... I once again let her know I had called with no response to which she replied "I wasn't expecting any calls so I didn't have my phone"!?...from the eyes of someone who has been in the hospitality industry all of my life including owning a small hotel It appears that the absentee owners may not have their finger on the button!

I was informed the night before I was to arrive that check-in hours were ONLY between 3-5pm and if you didn’t make that time your reservation would be canceled. I explained to the office that I would be tied up with an event and friends in Miami and would not arrive until 8pm. I was told that since I was only staying one night why bother coming up to Fort Lauderdale. I told the gentleman that I don’t think that this was a place that I would want to stay and that he could go ahead and cancel my room now. Beware if you plan on arriving after 5pm!!!

The staff was extremely nice and made us feel like family.

The room was very large and close to the beach. We would absolutely stay here again!

Great stay I loved it people staying there were really family oriented and friendly close to good restaurants and the beach very clean and quiet place to relax will be there next year again

It was close enough to the beach and pier for the price. It was clean enough.

Booked this hotel stayed before it was old but orbitz showed renovated rooms thought we would try again we didn't get one if those rooms. Blinds were being held on with scotch tape no curtains light coming in thru the night the place needs total renovations when I inquired at check out was told I didn't pay for a renovated room misleading online wouldnt book again wouldn't

These rooms are very old and not kept updated. The pool was too dirty to use. If youre looking for something cheap to just lay your head you'll be ok. We are used to 3 star hotels and I can say this is not even 3 stars.

The room was very comfortable and pleasantly clean.

Nice place that is in need of updating for comfort. For example, electrical outlets did not work and not enough of them.

The front desk staff looked up at me but allowed me to wait in lobby approx 2 minutes before addressing me but not before I spoke first but the friendliness of a female manager made up for it. The room showed it's age though very clean. No modern upgrades in the room. Lamp didn't work, ceiling fan had 2 blown bulbs. Traffic is heavy in front of the hotel. It is a short 2 block walk to the beach.

Danielle was very helpful, and went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Definitely recommend this hotel to everyone.

The staff was helpful in coordinating with us despite a later than expected arrival after the office was closed. Our room was very basic and simply furnished. The room was clean and relatively comfortable. We did not spend a lot of time at the hotel other than sleeping. We were a bit concerned with the lack of secure locks on our door, there was one deadbolt that looked very easy to get past and it appeared there used to be a chain on the door that was no longer there. Parking was limited when we arrived late at night, but during the daytime was much more accessible. There seemed to be a lot of long-term guests staying at the hotel who gathered right outside our room and could be noisy. Overall it was a good value for the price, but it is pretty basic in amenities.

Perfect room at a great price!! I was pleasantly surprised with the recently updated room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & will not hesitate to book at Blue Strawberry By The Sea again.

I loved my stay at the Blue Strawberry. It is within walking distance from all the amazing restarsunts and a Walgreens. It is a 3 minute walk to the beach. The hotel provided beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas. The staff even helped me print our boarding passes for the flight. I felt safe and comfortable at this hotel.

North Ocean Drive Lauderdale-by-the-Sea FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Laundry facilities

Located in East Fort Lauderdale within a short walk of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Blue Strawberry by the Sea is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Lauderdale By The Sea Beach. Each of the 34 rooms at this hotel includes a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.


Rooms

All of Blue Strawberry by the Sea's 34 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Free local calls, ceiling fans, and ironing boards are also available. Weekly housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests staying at Blue Strawberry by the Sea enjoy 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. Limited parking is available. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Efficiency Double Deluxe

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Double

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Efficiency King Deluxe

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Blue Strawberry by the Sea

Everyone (8) Couples (5) Family (5) Friends (3)
4
Family with small children

Location to dining was great . Hotel room was nice and big , hotel in general is just outdated .

By on Jun 26, 2021

5
Family with small children Family

For a friendly safe reliable place there is no better place than the Blue Strawberry. The rooms are not extravagant but the efficiency unit is perfect for a family of four.

By on Apr 8, 2021

3
Business Business

Good location...to the town of Lauderdale by the Sea...older property, but new beds and mattresses..I always read reviews before I choose a property and I travel on business frequently; The Blue Strawberry has a restrictive check in window from 3-5, So I timed my travel accordingly after a 4-hour drive... I went to check in at 3:05 and there was a sign on the door with the on-site managers cell phone number; I called it twice and waited for a call back for 20 minutes in the sweltering heat of the lobby with no response... I was heading back to my car to find a alternate hotel when I saw an employee coming down from a room and she identified herself as the manager...I let her know I had called twice and she said she didn't have her cell phone with her (?).. I checked in the room was clean cool and comfortable and I had a question about the Wi-Fi so called the number again about 15 minutes later again with no response and had to walk across the property to the office, where she was chatting with another employee... I once again let her know I had called with no response to which she replied "I wasn't expecting any calls so I didn't have my phone"!?...from the eyes of someone who has been in the hospitality industry all of my life including owning a small hotel It appears that the absentee owners may not have their finger on the button!

By on Jan 27, 2021

1
Everyone

By on Apr 5, 2020

4
Everyone

By on Mar 17, 2020

1
Everyone

I was informed the night before I was to arrive that check-in hours were ONLY between 3-5pm and if you didn’t make that time your reservation would be canceled. I explained to the office that I would be tied up with an event and friends in Miami and would not arrive until 8pm. I was told that since I was only staying one night why bother coming up to Fort Lauderdale. I told the gentleman that I don’t think that this was a place that I would want to stay and that he could go ahead and cancel my room now. Beware if you plan on arriving after 5pm!!!

By , from Iowa on Feb 15, 2020

5
Friends

The staff was extremely nice and made us feel like family.

By on Sep 30, 2019

5
Everyone

By on May 4, 2019

4
Partner Couples

The room was very large and close to the beach. We would absolutely stay here again!

By on Apr 7, 2019

5

great place

Everyone

Great stay I loved it people staying there were really family oriented and friendly close to good restaurants and the beach very clean and quiet place to relax will be there next year again

By , from miami lakes on Aug 10, 2018

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