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“Another Excellent Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Worthington Guest House

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The Worthington Guest House
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Ontario
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Another Excellent Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Yet another great stay at the Worthington. The kitchen in the office is now totally renovated with glass tiles, stainless steel appliances and beautiful counter top. Breakfast is even more efficient. This resort has many repeat guests we see every time we visit - they have a very loyal following. The resort is successful I believe due to the hands on approach by the owners. My fear is the company that is buying up properties throughout the neighborhood will get this resort and make it superficial, impersonal and corporate. It truly feels like home away from home and hope it stays that way for many years. The room attendants have become like family. Always sad to leave.
Book early as it appears to be getting busier and maybe harder to get a room on short notice. Nice to see that there are no fake reviews too. Crazy how this resort has been in existence for years and "new" gay resorts have 3X the amount of reviews in a period of months, all glowing reviews like out of a brochure - very suspicious!!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank fllshipcruiser
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jdurhanFt_Lauderdale, Owner at The Worthington Guest House, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Thank you for your kind words, I am always happy to hear guest comments. I can assure you I have no plans to sell the resort to Pan Capital,llc, the Swedish group that has purchased quite a few of the Gay resorts on the Beach. We love our resort and all the long time guests and new ones we meet on a daily basis. We stay busy year round, you will always find a nice group of people.

I must agree with your comments regarding so many reviews in a short amount of time for the "New" gay resorts, I find strange that most of the reviewers are first timers. They sound more like a commercial than a review. I'm glad you noticed. Hope to see you back here soon.
Thank you,
Jim Durhan
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

You can’t go wrong staying at the Worthington

From the first minute you step though the door you are treated like you’re the only guest! From the owner down to the housekeeping staff everyone is very welcoming.

What you will find at the Worthington is a guesthouse that is well maintained, comfortable guest room and a nice mix of people. I found many of the guests return here year after year after year. I don’t know a greater endorsement of a place that that.

You can’t go wrong staying at the Worthington; it’s a great room at a nice price surrounded by some nice people!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

I spent four nights at the Worthington/Alcazar last week on my first trip to Fort Lauderdale. It was difficult to find a travel mate to join me at a clothing-optional resort but I chanced it alone and am glad for it. The resort is extremely welcoming, both in terms of the staff and the clientele. I found companionship easy throughout my stay. Friendliness abounded between men of various ages (mostly 40s-50s) and a festive, but mature, party atmosphere was enjoyed at all times. The beautiful and well maintained grounds did much to foster the positive mood. My room was without pretensions but comfortable, clean and well appointed. I especially appreciated the room safe and refrigerator. The attendants made the bed and replaced towels by 10:30 each morning. The two separate sides of the resort allow guests to choose to participate in or avoid the "scene". Much information about the city is provided in the room guide and by the friendly staff. Breakfast is serviceable and copious. The coffee is quite good! A note to those without a car: the Galleria Mall and Publix supermarket are accessible on foot but are not exactly in the neighborhood. It's a brisk and largely uninspiring 20 minute walk (although walking over the canal is pretty). I recommend the Worthington side if you tend to make frequent room runs and the second floor if you prefer to be a bit away from the noise. Overall, a great resort that I will return to!

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor of the Worthington side have varnished wood plank floors, giving these roo...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, WA
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Staff were very friendly and the property was very clean & well-kept. Close to the beach but set back enough from the highway that you didn't hear any traffic. Tile floors in the bedrooms were a nice change from grungy hotel carpets. Didn't use the pool or hot tub, but it looked pleasant enough. Breakfast was basic but adequate. "Deluxe" room was spacious, although there was a very large empty space in the middle room that was crying for a small sofa or area rug.

Wouldn't go out of our way to stay here again, but weren't disappointed with our stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cheshire, UK
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Had 4 nights here, firstly was disappointed that after paying for a 'better' room we discovered that we we're up 3 stories, rather than poolside. The room was ok, basic but clean. Needs updating, I mean who needs a CD player in a room these days? Where is the Ipod dock? The wifi was incredibly patchy and slow which was frustrating as I needed to work. There was NO tea or coffee facilities in the room, which is OK during the day, but you're screwed if you want a drink in the evening when reception is locked.

Pool area nice, if a little cramped, the sunbeds leave virtually no room for walking past them.

The taxi ride to Wilton Drive is $15 - $20 and hard to hail a cab.

Probably wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Worthington Guest House

Property: The Worthington Guest House
Address: 543 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,328 - ₹ 15,526
Hotel Class:3 star — The Worthington Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Worthington is the largest Gay clothing optional men's resort in North America. Three buildings, 63 rooms, 3 pools, two Hot tubs, free Continental breakfast, free parking, and just steps to the Beach. ... more   less 
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The Worthington Guest House Hotel Fort Lauderdale

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