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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Holiday Inn on 17th Street for one night, before leaving on a cruise the next day. The walk-up to this Holiday Inn is typical: the building and lobby are in good repair and are clean, but it doesn't appear as anything special. The interior hallways, in particular, are a bit uninspiring - somewhat dim and worn.... More 

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

Travelling_Bluenoser, Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review. We value you as a past guest with us and your comments are very important to us. I will be sure and share your kind words of compliment with Everett and the rest of our Team! I will share your suggestion of considering a name change to... More 

Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always stay at Holiday Inn Express while cruising out of Ft Lauderdale. This last cruise, we were sailing out of Miami but still for the location (Ft.Lauderdale) , restaurants and beaches, and the room price, we decided to still stay in Ft.Lauderdale. The next day, we drove to Miami , being only about 30 minutes away.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review. It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us! We value you as a past guest and your comments are very important to us. I will be sure and share your kind words of compliment with our Team! We look forward to... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and stayed here for 1 night while coming back through Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. The hotel is very nice - it seems that the rooms are updated and very comfy beds / pillows - and there are a lot of restaurants and shops within walking distance. The staff is very friendly. A great option if just passing through... More 

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

260 Mike, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. It is such a pleasure to hear that your recent stay went well. However, I am sorry to hear of the confusion with shuttle service from the airport. We normally give the name of our driver to our guest. This is to ensure they take the proper shuttle... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed here the [Saturday] night before our cruise. The staff member at the front desk was very nice and helpful. We needed a cab twice during our stay and he quickly called for a cab to pick us up. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance from the hotel, but the beach is a 20 minute walk... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay. It is such a pleasure to hear that all went well. We are the perfect location for all travelers as we are just blocks from the convention center and the cruise port entrance. The Fort Lauderdale airport is 3.5 mile away and the beautiful beaches are... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was great especially Everett. He was helpful and knowable of the area and was able to answer our our questions in regards to the best places to eat, where to go, and cheapest mode of transportation. He even took the time out to call companies to find the cheapest mode of transportation. Roger, the shuttle guy was fun... More 

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

Sheliahm, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. It is such a pleasure to hear that your recent stay went well. I will be sure and share the good news with Everett and the rest of our Team! We are the perfect location for all travelers as we are just blocks from the convention center... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night pre-cruise. Firstly, the front desk staff were extremely friendly and very helpful, no question was too dumb, no request to much trouble. The room was superb, what more could one want? The free wifi was fast. The included breakfast was top notch, the lady working the dining room was also very helpful. The location... More 

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

Nicola, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. It is such a pleasure to hear that your recent stay went well. We are the perfect location for all travelers as we are just blocks from the convention center and the cruise port entrance. The Fort Lauderdale airport is 3.5 mile away and the beautiful beaches are less... More 

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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing special about this HI Express except it is quick and easy for a stay when you are going on a cruise. They have the standard buffet which is fine for my family of 4 with two teens. It will cost you around $17 for a taxi from the FLL airport for a family of 4 but the... More 

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

Townby, Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review. We are the perfect location for all travelers as we are just blocks from the cruise port and convention center. The Fort Lauderdale airport is 3.5 miles away. We value you as a past guest with us and we look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards,... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night prior to our cruise. We really enjoyed the location! We walked to the wine store, a Mexican restaurant that served us Vegan food (yay!) and we even walked to the pier. The hotel contracted with a service for fee to ride to the pier, but we wanted to walk- it was that close. The only complaint... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review. We appreciate you kind words of compliment. However, I am sorry to hear that your bathroom experience was not up to par. It's nice to know that it was taken care of once reported. We value you as a past guest with us and we look forward to... More 

Belleville, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big shout out to Joseph the shuttle driver, very professional, very polite great driver. To David checked me in at the front desk, very professional, friendly and very sweet, and last but not least Everett, at the front desk in the morning, very friendly very professional to all of the guests he dealt with on this morning. The room was... More 

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

judytravels084, Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review. We appreciate you kind words of compliment. I will be sure and share the good news with David, Joseph and Everett! We value you as a past guest with us and we look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, Gloria Williams General Manager More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband and I stayed the night before our Feb. cruise. Room was large and clean. Only drawback was no view from window. We were looking at another building. Breakfast being provided was a plus and was decent with pretty good selection. Was not kept stocked during the busy time and not enough tables is the only complaint I had. The... More 

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

GladysF, Thank you for taking the time to share a kind review. It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and that you will be returning. We value you as a past guest and your comments are very important to us. I share share your concerns regarding the breakfast food being replenished and the limited... More 

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