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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1500 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Ranked #25 of 132 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
40 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Like most hotels in Fort Lauderdale this hotel is overpriced for what it is. This is because the hotels know exactly when the cruises depart and price accordingly. Room was clean and reasonably well equipped. Bed linen was awful...cheap low thread count scratchy sheets and polyester pillows. Breakfast in the morning okay. Pleasant staff. Free wifi.

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panama city
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249 reviews 249 reviews
67 hotel reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Express last year for one day and I liked the location so I stayed a week this time. Boy has the hotel received a whole new makeover. The new rooms are modern and sleek with so much storage. I would defiantly stay here over the old hilton any day. The breakfast was a nice hot breakfast... More

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

Travelwithmisty, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. We value you as a repeat guest and your comment is very important to us. I will be sure and share your words of compliment with our Team! We strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve during... More

South Weymouth, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for a night prior to a recent cruise. As others have mentioned, the front-desk staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived so we decided to go for a late lunch. The clerk provided us with some bottled water, restaurant suggestions and even a couple of free... More

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

Rcicruiser, Thank you for your comments in regards to your recent stay with us. It is so nice to hear that all went well. I will be sure and share the good news with our Team! For future visits please note that located at the front of our hotel are 2 benches for guests to enjoy sitting outside. I am... More

Clayton, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very helpful -- all except one gal in the breakfast buffet one morning, room was clean, and location was perfect. Rooms are not very soundproof, and you can hear every conversation up and down the hallway. Breakfast buffet was perfect. There are many shopping and eating venues close by. Free shuttle service to the airport was nice... More

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay with others. I am pleased to hear that your view from your room was nice and that overall you enjoyed your stay. I am concerned, however, that not all staff members were friendly and welcoming. I will be sure and share your comment with our Team and I assure... More

Mansfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we take a cruise from Fort Lauderdale, we have found that the Holiday Inn Express Convention Center/ Cruise Port fits our needs. The location is very close to the cruise port. We take a cab, although you can also sign up for their paid shuttle to the port. The place is basic, no pool, but well maintained and in... More

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

Hillsideeast, Thank you so much for sharing your recent stay with others. It's so nice to hear that all went well during your stay and that our location worked well for you. I will be sure and share the good news with Margaret Mack and the rest of our Team! We strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here overnight before boarding our ship. Very friendly staff. It is an older hotel, but refurbished and upgraded in general. Nice TV, good A/C. A little pricey but it is convenient. If we come to Ft. Lauderdale again, we'll probably stay here.

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

Mooney1, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure and share the good news with our Team! They strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying with us. The... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Updated bed and bath, refrigerator and microwave, free breakfast, free wifi, lot of shopping/retail in walking distance Room is dank/musty smelling,bed is not comfortable, poor pillow quality, no fan in bathroom, tv mounted but does not swivel, no comfortable seating in room, shuttle van does not display property name, fair breakfast, no pool

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

MK, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. While I am happy to read that you overall enjoyed your stay. I am concerned about the comment in regards to the condition of your room. Please note that this in not the norm. Our rooms are cleaned and inspected daily to ensure that our guests experience clean... More

Toronto, ON
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed an night prior to the cruise. The price was expensive but expected over spring break. We called the hotel upon our arrival at the airport for a pick up with their free shuttle. We were picked up after about a 10-15 minute wait. Overall the hotel is clean and the staff is polite. Breakfast was... More

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

Missyoulikegravey83, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. We absolutely value you as a past guest and your comments are important to us. We appreciate your kind words of compliment and I will be sure and share these with our Team! The Holiday Inn Express Convention Center/Cruise port hotel is the perfect location for... More

Lower Mainland B.C. Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 2 nights early March. Was not aware of having to call hotel for pickup at airport. However after 15 min. wait I grabbed a cab. arrived at Hotel at 1:30pm and expected to wait but they booked me in almost immediately. Room had been remodeled and was very clean. Bed was comfortable and slept well. Breakfast was help... More

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

Pstcrik, Thank you so much for your kind words of compliment. I will be sure and share the good news with our Team. They strive daily to provide all guests with the excellent service they expect and deserve while staying with us. We value you as a past guest and your comment is very important to us. We look forward... More

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are all lovely and upon check in very helpful!The room is a great size with a huge bed! Super comfy. Free breakfast includes a range of things, I needed late check out and they were more than happy to help! Would definitely stay again!!

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise, responded to this review

Kezzak25, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. We value you as a past guest and your comment is very important to us. Our Team strive daily to provide all guests with a warm, clean and fresh environment. It's nice to hear that we were successful during your stay. Our location is... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise Hotel
Holiday Inn Ft Lauderdale
Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Holiday Inn
Address: 1500 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#25 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#32 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale hotel, an unsurpassed option among hotels near the Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. We are located in the heart of it all and offer a 24 hour complimentary airport shuttle. We are located one block from the north entrance of Port Everglades. Dozens of great restaurants are within walking distance. Our premiere location is also just 2 blks. from the Broward County Convention Center and adjacent to two large shopping centers. For only $1.25 per person, any guest may catch the bus to Fort Lauderdale Beach or to the Galleria Mall right from the front of our hotel! Enjoy a tour of the Venice of America on the Water Taxi. We are a 3 minute walk to the nearest stop. We are the closest Holiday Inn to the Las Olas Riverfront & Shops at Las Olas. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. Each room is equipped with the comforts of home-- in-room coffeemaker, hairdryer, refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, 27'' remote controlled cable TV (70 channels with HBO), and complimentary WiFi. Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new Express Start breakfast bar served every morning in our lobby from 6am-10am. We feature a great selection of fruit, juices, cereals, bagels, muffins, omelets or scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, yogurt and fluffy biscuits. Relax in comfort in our 100% non-smoking facility. ... more   less 
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