Great Escape Inn

Great Escape Inn...The Perfect Home Away from Home


  • July 16, 2020
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“Relax...You’re Here.” It’s more than the town’s slogan - it’s a way of life.

The Great Escape Inn, located in the peaceful and charming town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, is nestled on the southeast coast of Florida between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway - just steps away from the beach and other local attractions.

While bars and nightclubs must remain closed per the Department of Business & Regulation, many attractions, retail establishments, restaurants, parks, and beaches are open for your enjoyment. Whether you want to check our live music in one of the area restaurants, shop at our independent retailers, or sit on the beach and stare at the ocean, there’s a little something for everyone.

After a well rested night, you can greet the day by taking a short stroll to the Intercoastal Waterway or Commercial Boulevard, lined with beautiful marine sculptures. Along the Boulevard there are numerous locally-owned and -operated shops with artisan jewelry, clothing, and souvenirs- perfect for finding a memento to remember your vacation. If you’re feeling hungry, check out one of the bistro-style eateries or ice cream shops. From beachfront dining or a romantic dinner to family-friendly or catching up with a friend, there is a restaurant to please any appetite or occasion.

Once you have completed your shopping and grabbed a bite, take a load off at the Anglin’s Square, the heart of the business district. Named for Melvin I. Anglin, the first mayor of Lauderdale by the Sea, this public plaza - complete with colorful Adirondack chairs and umbrellas - was designed with relaxing (and the town’s motto) in mind. Enjoy an afternoon chatting with friends or people watching, playing outdoor games, or taking in live music.

Any vacation to a seaside wouldn’t be complete without visiting the water. Known as South Florida’s Beach Diving Capital, snorkeling or diving from our white, sandy beaches has never been easier. Less than 100 yards from the beach, you can find yourself face to face with turtles, fish, lobsters, and other marine life. For the more adventurous, a 10- minute swim will bring you views of some of the prettiest coral reefs in the Atlantic. For those who prefer to view fish from the land, stop by historic Anglin’s Pier. Opened in 1963, the pier offers sand and reef “rock” fishing for tourists and experienced fishermen.

After you’ve explored all the area attractions, you’ve earned some well-deserved beach time. Our beach is recognized as a Blue Wave Beach, a certification given to clean, healthy, and environmentally-responsible beach communities by the Clean Beach Coalition. Enjoy kayaking, wakeboarding, or paddleboarding right from the shore. For the more leisurely-minded, soak up some rays on the beach or poolside while taking the scented ocean breeze.

In conjunction with the  Center for Disease Control guidelines, the Great Escape Inn is taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. Each room is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to guest check-in. All furniture in outdoor common areas is disinfected daily as well as every time a guest leaves the area.

Newly renovated in 2018, the Great Escape Inn celebrated our grand re-opening in June 2020. Our deluxe accommodations are only a two minute walk to pristine beaches with warm tropical breezes. You’ll also have easy access to all the town’s nightlife, a fully functioning pier, and a vacation atmosphere year-round - making it the perfect destination for your next getaway!

Visit our website to learn more or call  954-772-2772  to book your stay! Ask us about our current specials!