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Tropicaire Motel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed there two weeks ago. TV didn’t work, coffee maker had mold in it. Towels looked like they where from a thrift shop. Allot of noise. The “ onsite manager “ was not only rude to me but another guest, he said “ you don’t like it ? Leave” which we did . Will never go back.

My wife and I had booked a room for a week in Feb. We left after 2days . The reasons? No hot water in the shower. No silverware or dish ware. They showed us a different room and that room had no hot water in the shower. Tv in the bedroom. I asked to have it moved to the living room. No response. Toaster didn’t work. Do not waste your money. These people are crooks.

we booked one night here for new years eve, and it was pleasant enough, comfortable room, within a five minute walk to the sea and the restaurants, only used the bed basically, but there is a pool there, and the management seemed friendly enough

This was the first time we stayed at the Tropicaire and we were very pleasantly surprised!. The property is small and cute and Robert the front desk manager was very friendly and helpful! We appreciated his advice on what to do in the surrounding area and was always available for a quick chat. The beach is a quick 4 min walk and chairs were provided which was great instead of having to bring our own chairs or rent them. We stayed in room 111 which was perfect for our needs. Would deff recommend

We needed a 1 night stay for an event. I called ahead and advised I would be checking in late, I was told the room would be in and the key inside. When we arrived, the room was not open & the housekeeper had no idea we were coming. We were given Room 107, which appears to be the laundry, storage and pet area. We had to walk a narrow path of laundry heaped upon chairs, a bunny in a cage, what appeared to be a dog bed as well as miscellaneous things strewn and stored about get to our room door. When I returned from my event at 3 am, the area was very dark and hard to navigate around the laundry etc. I fell trying to find my way to the door. (*I do not drink alcohol, so it was not a drunken stumble) The wind had apparently blew some bed sheets off the chairs they were piled on and my foot became tangled in them. Leaving me with a bruised,sore ankle. (At least I hope that's all) This morning, 45 mins before the posted check-out time, there was a knock on the door. Someone was asking us to leave, saying it was 11:15am, when in fact it was 10:15 am. appears people live there full-time and that was not stated in the listing for this room. I find it hard to believe that "down on their luck" folks could afford to pay the $127.65 per night that I just did. I would not be upset if this was a $50 a night room, I would expect the shady circumstances. However, at the price I paid...I should not have been injured,woke up, rushed out and downright disappointed. I would not recommend this place for tourists. Locals without a home in desperate times..maybe.

I booked this room over two weeks ago through a booking site, and the day of the booking, I sent a message asking about early check in. A week later, no response, I called the hotel and was sent to voicemail. Left a message asking about early check-in mentioning the date that I was staying. A week later, no response, so I called again, and left a voicemail. It's four days until I am supposed to stay in this hotel, and TODAY I get a call from Robert telling me to call him at a different phone number than the one he called from - that number repeatedly went to voicemail. I dialed the original phone number to learn that they somehow double booked and only realized it now, but don't worry, there are other hotels in the area with supposedly bigger (better?) rooms for the same price. There aren't. Supposedly I am getting a full refund. Thank you for making my upcoming weekend twice the price than it should be, Tropicaire Resort. I have not seen what your hotel looks like, but with that customer service, quite frankly, I'm relieved.

When i made my reservation, this motel took a 997$ deposit on my credit card. Unfortunatly, i had to cancel my reservation. It was done early enought to avoid any penalty. But the Motel refused to refund me!! They never answered my emails. Lucky for me, my reservation was made throught Peuple there where so helpful. Without them, i ´m sure i ´ll still wait for my money. So avoid this Motel.

My wife and I stayed at the Tropicaire Motel and decided to book the following year. We gave them a $300 deposit with the acknowledgement that if my wife's cancer treatment prevented us coming , we would get a refund. We let the management know 4 months in advance that the treatments would prevent us from going. After 2 years of phone calls and messages left we have still not gotten a refund or a return call. Whatever you do, do not leave a cash deposit because you will never see the money in a refund. Find another motel nearby. There are many and they are competitively priced.

I have spent 6 years at this motel with 3 different owners during the years. This season 2017, it's a new owner (that I never met) and the same manager Misty. Previous owner Lars did all the nice upgrades to this motel :) I know many regulars have left the motel to stay elsewhere in 2018, so this time I decided to contact the motel way ahead, before making my flight reservation. After 3 mails and serveral phonecalls, NO respons!! I had to confirm my booking before the end of September, so I saw no other choice than to cancel my reservation to have the possibility to get my deposit back. I did send a cancelation mail (still NO respons!!) so I guess I just have to wait and see. When I paid my deposit last year, I was also (as many others) told that it would be no problem to get the deposit back, if I would have to cancel. With all my tries to contact the motel, it is possible the motel is CLOSED, as no one is responing mail or phone calls!!

We loved the resort. We(my husband and I) were there for 2 nights. The room was ready when we arrived, everything there was very clean. The people that work there, especially Misty, were very kind. Misty treated us like family. The pool and other areas of the resort were clean; the barbecue service was available. We enjoyed our stay. We recommend the Tropicaire Resort as a nice place to spend fabulous days with family and friends.

4553 Bougainvilla Dr Lauderdale-by-the-Sea FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a 5-minute walk of El Prado Park, Tropicaire Motel is within a 15-minute stroll of Anglins Fishing Pier. This 14-room motel has an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a kitchen, a refrigerator, and a microwave. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Tropicaire Motel features an outdoor pool and laundry facilities. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours/tickets and dry cleaning/laundry.

Room options

Extra Large Queen Room with Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Hotel room with 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Apartment 1 Queen and 1 Full bed, Room 203

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 66 reviews