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Cheston House Gay Resort
Reviewed 6 January 2016

My partner and I just spent 5 perfect nights at the Cheston House from December 27 to January 1. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family. Our hosts, Larry, Lawrence, and Chuck, were outstanding and were always available for questions, advice, restaurant and bar suggestions and directions.

The property is impeccable and welcoming. Rooms are contemporary, immaculate and larger than most. Breakfast was fresh, healthy and quite ample.
It has a charm and ambience that is unique and well suited to anyone looking for a sophisticated yet subtle place to unwind. It is the perfect combination of small and personalized, yet friendly and sociable....and it is centrally located. We have been there twice now and plan to return at the end of this year.
We met some wonderful people and wished we had stayed here longer. This is how a vacation should be.

Room Tip: Rooms on second floor are quieter-we loved being on the first floor near the pool and tables.
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank charles f
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chestonmanager, General Manager at Cheston House Gay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

Thank you Charles for your beautifully written response. The best advertisement we could hope for. You captured the essence of what we do best. We look forward to your return visit to Cheston House. With Warm Regards, Chuck, Lawrence and Larry.

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

I booked a 4-day stay. I was greeted by an infestation of ants and insects in the bathroom area. The bedroom area had an old, musty-smelling rug on the floor that needed to be replaced. The furnishings were mis-matched and badly needed updating. The wood molding in the bath, next to the shower was warped from water and pulling away from the wall. There was NO resort staff of any kind on the premesis from 7 p.m. until 8 a.m. each day. If guests had an issue they were asked to call a phone number! The containers of coffee creamer were spoiled and curdled and obviously kept past their expiration date. There were framed, typewritten notices, hung on the walls of the rooms by the housekeeping staff requesting that tips be made to them at the end of the stay. The day prior to checkout a pre-printed envelope was placed on the bed with a typewritten message indicating that the guest's tip was to be left in that envelope for the housekeeping staff! There were many electrical extension cords strung throughout the room indicating inadequate outlets and electrical service. Outdoor pool with partial sun but NO HOT TUB! Book with caution and your eyes open!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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7  Thank Roger M
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chestonmanager, General Manager at Cheston House Gay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

There's a book written by a CEO of a major airline, his best quote was, "the customer's not always right." When a guest submits constructive and useful reviews, we listen and we appreciate the feedback. It helps us improve our product and services. Your review was questionable. If you would have submitted the dates of stay and room number, that information would have been of value to determine if there was any legitimacy to your review. We then could have addressed your concerns. Either way, your review is highly exaggerated. I can tell you the time between your stay and now, 10 of our 14 rooms have been renovated. This major improvement was on our schedule. We listen to our guests suggestions and take it seriously. Obviously, a HOT TUB is an important feature for you. To be clear, we've never had one and never advertised having one. We do advertise our large, sparkling, outdoor HEATED pool, which has a "southern" sun exposure, our "warm hospitality" and other amenities. The amount of sun hours will vary by season, hence, December having the shortest daylight hours and June has the longest. You should consider this when choosing your vacation dates in a "warm winter destination." Listening to our guest's feedback, our website has been updated and our mobile platform has been launched. You have choices when choosing a gay hospitality establishment on Fort Lauderdale Beach, you'd be best suited at one of the other establishments. With Warm Regards...............

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

My husband and I planned a weekend get away so we went to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Chuck the manager was wonderful, friendly and a pleasure to talk with. The hotel is clean, safe, and friendly. We had a nice time and recommend this to others.

Stayed: December 2015
2  Thank OccassionalVisit2r
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chestonmanager, General Manager at Cheston House Gay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

Thank You guys for your review. We, (I) appreciate guest feedback. I and the Staff look forward to your future visit to Cheston House. As of this date, we've almost completed room renovations. I'm sure you'll like the improvements. Check the website for new room photos and our mobile site is up and running. With Warm Regards.......................

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

I stayed for two nights June 2015. Lovely place. Quiet. It's a small, may be 10-12 room hotel, spacious rooms including coffee making facilities, TV. It features a nice pool. Walking distance to beach. Staff were friendly and professional. Basic continental breakfast and wi-fi are included in your booking fee. Parking is ten dollars daily. The one drawback I encountered was that the windows shades were outdated and some areas of were not covered, getting early sunlight. Folks who have trouble sleeping under such conditions might find that issue a bit of a problem.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled solo
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8  Thank cmjusino
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

I've stayed here before and is always clean, welcoming and friendly. Great location close to the beach I usually get the 1 bedroom so I have a full kitchen to cook. One reason why I like it is the clean pool that is 8 ft deep. Very nice! One thing I would suggest leave the music around pool playing at a lower sound level after office closes at 7 PM so people can enjoy it at night.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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8  Thank Travelingczechman
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Additional Information about Cheston House Gay Resort

Address: 520 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4043
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: RM435 - RM930 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheston House Gay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cheston House, an intimate, all male gay resort, located 2 blocks from Ft. Lauderdale beach. Friendly staff, warm hospitality and spacious accommodations awaits you. Experience our immaculate lush tropical surroundings along with a swim in our heated, clothing optional pool. Whether you choose a guest room, suite or apartment we bring you all the comforts of home. See for yourself why our guests keep coming back time after time. ... more   less 
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