Pros

  • Mid-range, affordable hotel with a beach in walking distance
  • Fort Lauderdale location close to the cruise port and airport
  • Rooms have flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and mini-fridges; some with private balconies
  • Suites have living rooms, whirlpool tubs, and direct pool access
  • Casual breakfast room, with an outdoor terrace, and a bar
  • Outdoor pool and a second-floor sundeck
  • Gym with modern equipment and a flat-screen TV
  • Business corner offers two PCs and two printers
  • One meeting room and business services
  • ATM and a snack vending machine
  • On-site parking for a fee
  • Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Beach access detoured for special events and during off-season
  • Views sometimes obstructed by surrounding buildings
  • Some rooms don’t have private balconies, only a shared sundeck
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Bottom Line

The 101-room Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn is a mid-range, but contemporary property in Fort Lauderdale with beach access in walking distance. It offers airport transfer assistance, an outdoor pool, a second-floor sundeck, a small gym, a breakfast room and bar, a business corner, and one meeting room. Colorful, modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and private balconies in some; suites have sitting areas. Views, however, are often blocked by taller buildings surrounding the hotel. Continental breakfast and Wi-Fi are both free. The Pelican Grand Beach Resort, located on the beach, offers unobstructed sea views.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool

Oyster Hotel Review

Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn

Scene

Mid-range chain hotel near the beach, with an outdoor pool, a sundeck, and a gym

The Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn is geared toward budget-minded travelers seeking a clean, mid-range hotel in Fort Lauderdale that’s in close walking distance to the beach. Though it was built in 1972, the hotel received renovations to many of its common areas in 2015, and feels quite fresh for a typical budget chain hotel in Florida. A large outdoor pool, at the center of the five-floor hotel, features turquoise lounge chairs, rock fountains, and a shower on the brick-lined deck that’s partially shaded by palms. A wheelchair lift is also on the deck. The second floor sundeck, accessible via a staircase by the pool, offers more lounge chairs, umbrellas, and comfy patio furniture. A small gym -- with modern equipment and a flat-screen TV -- is also in the hotel.

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Location

On the Atlantic Coast in Fort Lauderdale

Behind the hotel is the beach, less than four minutes on foot, except during off-season when there’s a longer detour route. Next door is the Dos Caminos restaurant and in walking distance is E. Las Olas Boulevard, with more restaurants and bars. The Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex are also in walking distance. It’s a five-minute drive to the Broward County Convention Center. The Colonnade Outlets are a 30-minute drive. The Port Everglades is 10 minutes by car. Driving to the Miami International Airport takes 45 minutes. The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport is a 20-minute drive.

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Rooms

Contemporary rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and balconies; suites have sitting areas

The vibe in the rooms is modern, with teal upholstered headboards, striped textiles, lime green accent walls, patterned carpeting, and light wooden furniture. In-room features include flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, safes, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, irons/ironing boards, and private furnished balconies with glass railings or shared sundecks. Rooms have views of the pool, other buildings, and/or partial sea views. King Rooms have sitting areas. One-bedroom suites offer separate living rooms with sofa beds, whirlpool tubs and direct pool access. ADA accessible rooms come with roll-in showers. Clean, modern bathrooms have hairdryers, shower/tub combos, or showers.

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Features

On-site breakfast dining and cocktails, a business corner, and one meeting room 

Large windows facing the pool provide a lot of natural light in Island Grill, the casual and modern breakfast room. Buffet counters provide a microwave, waffle makers, coffee machines, and juice and cereal dispensers. The hotel has one meeting room that can fit up to 24 people. In the lobby there is a business corner with two PC computers and two printers. An ATM and snack vending machine are also in the lobby. Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn

Scene

Mid-range chain hotel near the beach, with an outdoor pool, a sundeck, and a gym

The Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn is geared toward budget-minded travelers seeking a clean, mid-range hotel in Fort Lauderdale that’s in close walking distance to the beach. Though it was built in 1972, the hotel received renovations to many of its common areas in 2015, and feels quite fresh for a typical budget chain hotel in Florida. A large outdoor pool, at the center of the five-floor hotel, features turquoise lounge chairs, rock fountains, and a shower on the brick-lined deck that’s partially shaded by palms. A wheelchair lift is also on the deck. The second floor sundeck, accessible via a staircase by the pool, offers more lounge chairs, umbrellas, and comfy patio furniture. A small gym -- with modern equipment and a flat-screen TV -- is also in the hotel.

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Location

On the Atlantic Coast in Fort Lauderdale

Behind the hotel is the beach, less than four minutes on foot, except during off-season when there’s a longer detour route. Next door is the Dos Caminos restaurant and in walking distance is E. Las Olas Boulevard, with more restaurants and bars. The Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex are also in walking distance. It’s a five-minute drive to the Broward County Convention Center. The Colonnade Outlets are a 30-minute drive. The Port Everglades is 10 minutes by car. Driving to the Miami International Airport takes 45 minutes. The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport is a 20-minute drive.

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Rooms

Contemporary rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and balconies; suites have sitting areas

The vibe in the rooms is modern, with teal upholstered headboards, striped textiles, lime green accent walls, patterned carpeting, and light wooden furniture. In-room features include flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, safes, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, irons/ironing boards, and private furnished balconies with glass railings or shared sundecks. Rooms have views of the pool, other buildings, and/or partial sea views. King Rooms have sitting areas. One-bedroom suites offer separate living rooms with sofa beds, whirlpool tubs and direct pool access. ADA accessible rooms come with roll-in showers. Clean, modern bathrooms have hairdryers, shower/tub combos, or showers.

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Features

On-site breakfast dining and cocktails, a business corner, and one meeting room 

Large windows facing the pool provide a lot of natural light in Island Grill, the casual and modern breakfast room. Buffet counters provide a microwave, waffle makers, coffee machines, and juice and cereal dispensers. The hotel has one meeting room that can fit up to 24 people. In the lobby there is a business corner with two PC computers and two printers. An ATM and snack vending machine are also in the lobby. Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Golf Course

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Tennis Court

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