November 24, 2009
Report from Sean, November 24, 2009
Note: the following report refers to two casinos; the Seminole Hollywood and the Seminole Hard Rock. Underlined by me for emphasis.
We're in Fort Lauderdale tonight (staying at Isle Pompano), and thus had occasion to call and speak with security at *both* Seminole casinos in the area, the Seminole Hard Rock, and the Seminole Hollywood.
First, as we posted to your site and in our blog back in February of 2006, per security, the Seminole Hollywood does *not* permit overnight parking; back in 2006, they would not even allow us to park for the day. When I called security tonight, they confirmed there is no RV parking on property. This would contradict the RV status listed on the site as "supposed to be OK" as well as the "Yes(U1)" in the Florida page table, For whatever reason, our comment back in 2006 ended up in the Hard Rock listing, but it was definitely the Hollywood casino we we talking about: http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2006/02/on-intracoastal-hallandale-beach.html
I can not speak to the RV park across the street, but no one at the casino mentioned it on the phone; I suspect they are unrelated businesses.
After security at the Hollywood told me we could not park there, they offered to transfer me to the Hard Rock. Security at the Hard Rock informed me they had oversized vehicle parking available, but *no* overnight stays are allowed. They claimed that they check for this in the morning. Here again, this would contradict reports from Susan, Emily, and maybe others.
So, to clarify: overnight RV parking is prohibited at BOTH Seminole casino properties in Fort Lauderdale. Per security as of November, 2009.
Just trying to set the record straight, and maybe save someone from a mid-night knock.