This was my first time staying at the Dee Jay Resort, and what a pleasant surprise! The hotel is right across the street from the ocean, there's free parking, lots of patio seating, Spacious rooms with a full-sized kitchenette including, fridge, stove, microwave, sink, dishes, coffee maker, etc... It's a lot bigger than first glance, and includes four separate buildings with a small pool in the middle. Each room is actually like a small apartment which explains why a few of the guests I spoke with had extended their stays. All of the guests were so friendly! Was like a small community.
This is a home style, friendly establishment, and definitely not a chain hotel. The manager, Mary, is always onsite to help you with any needs.
Emphasis on NOT a chain hotel, so don't expect the regular amenities and cookie cutter decorations and furnishings. My room was decorated with vintage paintings. The bathroom was obviously original to the building(60's, give or take a decade?). And it showed. Fully functional, but not what you'd get with a chain. The kitchen had been renovated/modernized, and the tile flooring was definitely newer. Like any older building on the beach, you're going to have some moisture issues. The window A/C did a great job, though, and came with a convenient remote control.
Did I mention Location Location Location?!?! Right across the street from the beach and a 15 minute stroll to great restaurants, shops, and outdoor events. There's also a trolley that will take you to the grocery store(stock your kitchenette!). You won't need a car. I didn't use my car The whole time I was here.
Overall, you won't find a better value than this home style hotel. With super low rates and friendly atmosphere, you'll be happy you chose the Dee Jay Resort.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dee Jay Beach Hotel Lauderdale By The Sea