Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FLsalesguy home away from home
I travel the state for my job. I have been staying at his hotel for over 4 years averaging 8 nights per month. The front staff always greets me using my name. The room is always clean with plenty of working room. Breakfast is good and the staff is great.
The hotel is located within easy reach of the Turnpike, I 75 and downtown Miami. Lots of hotel choices in the area and this Holiday Inn is my home away from home when traveling in the Miami market.
March 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GrandpapaJonnie Between good and excellent
I would have rate this hotel a 5 star, but your land locked and nothing is close, they should provide transportation to the area restaurants and shopping, within 5 or 6 miles, also they will take you to the ships but don't pick you up, there bringing guest to the ships , why can't they also pick up new guest. This hotel has the potential to be a solid 5. Think outside the box.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toast short stay
We arrived late and were greeted warmly and expeditiously. The staff was very helpful. The room was perfect.
March 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by joe58 not a good stay
customer service was poor a best. breakfast forget it.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ADLER50 GREAT EXPERIENCE
WAS A NICE PLACE TO STAY , WILL DEFINATELY STAY HERE AGAIN NEXT TIME I'M IN THE AREA
February 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 65Chevy Passing Thru
We came in a day early for a cruise because we were coming in from the Northeast and was concerned about snow/ice, etc.
We found the shuttle drivers to be very fiendly and the staff to be most helpful. The room was great and ready for us even though we arrived just before noon!
We used the hot tub and spent time around the pool. The area was clean and hospitable
The only down side was limited restaurant & bar hours. We ended up eating off site with a cab ride because we were hungry and food wasn't available for a few hours! and when the restaurant was open in the morning, because of the crowd, we ended up waiting quite a while.
Again, shuttle drivers were great getting us on the move for our cruise in the morning!
A nice place to stay even with the limitations on bar & restaurant
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linda4 GREAT STAY
This was our 4th year in a row that we stayed at this Holiday Inn.
5 years ago we stayed at another hotel chain and were very disappointed. Since finding the Holiday Inn Sheridan we keep coming back. The rooms are always very clean with comfortable beds. The pool is warm and so inviting. We like the happy hour at the bar and the food is also good, especially the Chicken Cobb Salad and the Burgers.
The staff are always polite and helpful, especially Lucy at the front desk. We take the free shuttle from the airport and pay a small fee for the shuttle to cruise port, cheaper than a taxi.
Thanks Holiday Inn Sheridan. Look forward to seeing you all next January.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sha77 Great All-in-one Place to stay!
I love this hotel! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly! The pool and outside area was awesome! There is also a restaurant at the hotel that serves delicious food. Special thanks to Gaston for the wonderful service! Also really close to the cruise port and airport!
February 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Babs505 Overpriced and airport shuttle is a disgrace to brand
The hotel was ok...I could have stayed at a nicer hotel on Michigan ave in Chicago for the price...located in the middle of nowhere...police in front 24/7. The hotel shuttle for the airport was unexceptable...seats falling apart and ripped...we sat on the springs...windows filthy...old candy....no cover on interior light...check engine light was on...felt like we needed to shower after our ride in the shuttle. The outside look of shuttle is deceiving...
February 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Beetho Poor breakfast
Hot buffet breakfast wasn't available that morning. Didn't get any decent apology neither the option for at least partial refund.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mmpp only stayed 1 night
only stayed 1 night but it was the best.room very clean.the bed was more comfortable than mine at home.transportation provided was top of the line.
January 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dapinkmizt Great stay
My GF and I spent a night here last Dec. The room was awesome. Quiet place and very clean.
January 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarkandFamily Pleasantly Surprised
After reading some recent negative reviews, we were a bit concerned about our upcoming five-day stay, but we had no issues at all and were pleasantly suprised. In fact, the lobby and pool areas in particular probably deserve more of a 3+ rating and were nicer than some four-star hotels that we have previously stayed at. We didn't eat at the hotel and didn't require much assistance from staff so it is harder to assess that, although a front desk staff member was a bit clueless and unhelpful to my kids on one occasion. If you have a car, the location is not an issue and the proximity to the highway is quite convenient if you plan on touring around.
January 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Russell17 Centrally located
Visited in the area with family for Christmas. The property was clean. Older, but updated. Had an issue with the toilet overflowing, but the front desk offered to move us to another room. I declined since we were pretty well settled in and they brought up a fan to dry the carpet. I thought the price was a bit high for this property, however, did not do much comparision shopping. Seemed the amount would have been for a more upscale hotel. One of the two elevators had issues while there, but again, is an older property. Overall, the staff was friendly. The early morning plumbing incident found us at the mercy of a front desk person that was fairly new to the job, and did not know where items needed were located. In the end, it resolved.
January 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sandman1516 Loud Wedding Party out on the porch and horrible experience w/van.
We went to the bar to get a bite to eat and had to leave due to a wedding party on the patio. Children kept opening and closing the door on the patio, where they were playing loud music. We took our drinks and food to our room thinking we could enjoy our meal there. Below our bedroom window was the wedding party going on which was still playing loud music. The party was finally moved around 10pm. We used the van service to take us to the Port to our cruise. The van driver drove like a mad man, (fast, wove in and out of traffic). He was so busy talking to the group in the van (6 of Us) he missed the turn to the port and we ended up at the airport. He was sharing his political views and was concentrating on that instead of his driving. Very scary experience!
December 23, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike2012A Bad management
I have stayed in Hotels about 50-60 business nights this year, and thought this would be a nice place to take my wife.
The room was loud and they gave us double beds.
Check in staff was very good.
We waited over 45 minutes to be served Dinner- a hamberger for my wife and I.
Servers were complaining about getting no help while other workers were standing around- which was true. I noticed the manager just standing around instead of helping out.
You need "working managers".
TV did not work properly.
Last time I take my wife to a Holiday Inn.
December 17, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bostonbrad nice property managed poorly
Beautiful pool area, property and very safe. Poor food hours, although dinner menu has only 5 entrees the two dinners were excellent. I stayed twice with two separate check in; 1st excellent, 2nd terrrible. 2nd stay we needed pillows; they never arrived (despite in room flyer stating "PILLOWS" are our best!). The AC didn't work and they related no other rooms... wierd, if true why have no cooks on site? The maintance person really was awesome making two trips to fix AC, on second trip replacing entire unit.
Sunday -football Sunday- the only thing for food was hamburger or hot dog with manditory beer, I don't drink beer... The hotel manager and the bartender cooked the food. Cheap dollar store food by lousy cooks. terrible. Service was/is terrible.
I like Holyday Inn, stay in the Express, nearby. To bad, very nice place other than being poorly run.
December 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CruiseTraveler Will stay in Miami next time I cruise out for Fort Lauderdale
First and foremost, avoid this hotel and area at all costs. You are in the ghetto and there is a cop sitting in front of the hotel at all hours of the day and night. I arrived to stay one night and board a cruise the next morning. While the room itself was fine the location and front desk staff are horrible. I called this location to ensure they offered a free shuttle to the cruise ports. I was told that they do so I booked online through this site. When I arrived late in the day I was told they would not honor the free shuttle and that me and my guest had to each pay the $8 fee. I explained that even my printed out reservation said complimentary shuttle. I was then told by a Front Desk clerk that he was calm and I was not. At that point I asked to speak to a Manager as no one should be able to speak to a guest in a condescending tone like that. All I was asking for was something they advertise and that I confirmed they offered.
It was dark when we arrived and I didn't fully see the area. The next morning in the light of day I would never have picked this hotel. It is in a very run down area of town. I like the location online because it was very close to the cruise port and airport. I will never stay at this location again. I will find something a little further away in a better area of town.
The positives of this hotel are the rooms and the restaurant. The rooms are nice and clean with good towels and bedding. I did not have the air conditioning issue that another reviewer mentioned. The restaurant is a bit more upscale but the food was delicious and the wait staff was very courteous.
December 12, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by shadow1a Room exceptional and food fabulous!
Although this was a quick overnight stay at the end of our vacation, it was nice to have a good sleep and a great meal before we left on a 12 hour flight home.
the Star of our stay was our shuttle drivers who knew what guests needed, also the room was fabulous! big shower! and the restaurant was delicious..
Front desk staff was too busy and distracted so not answering guest questions...for example I called while on the road to confirm directions, staff answering the phone just wanted to ship my call to reservations...upon arrival, while training a new reception person
our check in was very scripted..for example...I asked for 5:30 AM shuttle reservation and a 4 AM wake up call...the I got instructions about complimentary breakfast starting at 6 AM ???
BTW only breakfast for one...really ? also my husband needed some advice about returning the car to the airport and catching the shuttle back...had to wait for shuttle driver as front desk did n't have the information...we were tierd and just wanted dinner & sleep..
but overall it was a nice property
December 9, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mrdoe1 PRICE WAS A BIT HIGH
I GOT THE THE SAME RM AND MY FRIENDS WAS $ 40.00 CHEAPER ON THE SAME NIGHT. BRING YOUR OWN PILLOWS ..OUR FLOORS WERE WET SO YOU MAY WANT TO BRING SOME FLIP FLOPS.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boatfixer Waiting for room service breakfast...
We put out our room service breakfast card at 10:00 pm, they forgot to pick it up, so the next morning our breakfast was delayed while they prepared it after I had to call it in. They apologized for missing the breakfast delivery, I had a priority club point voucher for restaurant dining that they said they would apply to it, but it was not applied. No Priority club newspaper again at this location. Must be a Florida thing.
Breakfast was great when it got there. Overall the rest of the stay was pleasant.
December 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Porky stop over before a cruise and return after
excellent position loveley hotel
It would appear to have been staff shortages and changes when we got there and you could feel the tension and lack of experience
We had shuttle port and because of numbers 2 vans were used and were put in van for the port as requested but ended up being taken to the airport before driver realised his error
We returned after cruise and staff position slightly improved although a bit slow still
I phoned down and booked table for 6 one hour early but still no table laid and staff were not too good on laying up the table then we were offered water glasses to drink our wine as they could not find any wine glasses yet no one else in the restaurant were using any
lot of locals in working clothes using bar for the 2 for 1 offer I assume
Food was excellent
I assume things will improve
November 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis18 Nice overall
Our room was very clean and so was the property. The pool was excellent. The front desk staff was helpful in getting a cab and shuttling us to the airport the next day.
November 17, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GDC2012 Food Service Quality and Availability
We arrived on a Saturday morning. Wanted to have lunch and enjoy the pool. No lunch availble. Had to go to Denny's accross the street.. Tried room service that night, pizza and wings. Wings good pizza was wrong toppings, took back added toppings and brought back. Terrible quality. Ordered more wings.
Got bill the next morning double billed $72 for two $10 order of wings, a $10 pizza we could not eat and a $2 coke.
Have attempted to get bill corrected four times nobody calls back.
October 26, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PBY62 Terrible air conditioning in room 218
I couldn't sleep much during my 3 night stay due to the air conditioning sensor in the room, when you sleep there is no motion so the sensor turns the air off and the room gets very warm very fast due to this I will not stay at this property again the Holiday Inn over at 1150 SR 84 is a much better place much more comfortable I regret not using them last week I always sleep good there the rooms are so much more comfortable.
October 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MJfla Air con leaves something to be desired....
Hotel and staff are wonderful. Great location and great customer service... The only thing wrong with this hotel is the air conditioners...
These units are on a sensor, when our leave the room for extended periods (or simply take a shower) the unit will turn off to conserve electricity taking the room up to 78°F.
There is no way to stop this from occurring. If you don't move much in your sleep, a/c shuts off.
Other than that, very nice hotel and excellent staff.
October 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave124 Great food & exceptional customer service
The food here is super (considering the reasonable prices). Buy the package with the breakfast included. Buffet is high quality - pancakes to die for (wait until a fresh batch is brought out) Bar food & happy hour excellent - get the special of the day. The Asst. Mgr is a workhorse - you will find him EVERYWHERE looking for ways to make your stay more enjoyable. The pool area is one of the nicest hotel (non-resort) pools we've seen - and crystal clear( I used to run a pool , so I know well kept water when I encounter it!)
Warning - if you're not into dinky pillows, bring your own
if you are cruising, you need to get your own transportation back to the hotel at the end of your cruise!
ALL employees were gracious, friendly, helpful, and really happy to be of service. We were impressed. Stayed on both ends of a cruise.
Oh, they have the best stay, park & criuse packaage in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sea76853 Great Hotel, Staff and Rooms
Myself and 2 friends were leaving out of the Port of Miami for a cruise so we decided to stay in the Fort Lauderdale area the night before the departure. This hotel was fabulous, the pool, hot tub, staff, were all great. The room was spacious, clean and the beds were comfortable. We had a wonderful breakfast in the morning prior to heading to our cruise. This hotel is only about 30 minutes away from the Port of Miami, well with Sunday morning traffic not sure how long it would take on any other day of the week. We were extremely happy with this hotel and if I ever am in that area again this is where I will stay. I would highly recommend this hotel.
October 4, 2012