It's a good value, in a great location, and has one of my favorite Ft Lauderdale tiki bars (if it's good enough for locals to go, it's really good). It is an older hotel, and it shows a bit of it's age. As long as you're not expecting modern design, it's very nice and clean. And when they say the beach is across the street, they mean that literally. Enjoy!
Life's a beach, I'm just playin in the sand
Carnival- Freedom- December 2008
Royal Caribbean- Navigator of the Seas- February 2011