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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The shuttle picked us up at the airport ~15 minutes after I called. Check-in is fast. It is nice that they even have pancakes, coffee/tea, bottle water available in the evening. We were tired after the flight and we could just grab something to eat without going out. Room is clean and breakfast is good. The wifi is a bit... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't think I have one complaint about my one-night stay here. I find I usually like Holiday Inns (I like the small details...the soap products, the bathroom includes a shower cap, and the cinnamon rolls at breakfast). It's in a great location. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. The room was lovely and spacious. The breakfast was also much... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words of compliments. We value you as a past guest and your comments are very important to us. It is such a pleasure to hear that all went well during your recent stay. We look forward to having you back wth us soon! Warmest regards, Gloria Williams General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has great service and very clean rooms that seemed to be renovated recently, but pretty expensive for a one night stay . It's not on the beach there is no pool and it backs on to an Industrial Park and you can get some pretty awful smells depending where the wind is blowing. I would recommend this as a... More 

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

John S, We appreciate you taking the time to share a review. I am pleased to hear that you were pleased with the service received and the cleanliness of our rooms. The staff strives daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying at the Holiday Inn Express Cruise-Airport. I will be sure and... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very easy to find and is central to a lot of good restaurants. The hotel is very clean has a really nice breakfast and even had Pancakes at night for the month of August. We were very impressed. The hotel staff was amazing they were very helpful and welcoming. They helped us will all of our questions... More 

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

Dujunneau B, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. I am pleased to hear that all went well during your recent stay. We value you as a past guest and your comment is very important to us. The staff strives daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying at the... More 

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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel as it is located near the cruise ship pier. There is no pool, no nice outdoor space to sit, a really small lobby and a tiny breakfast area. Our room was standard Holiday Inn but overall we were disappointed that it wasn't more accommodating for guests who want to sit outside. We were also surprised that... More 

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

GECG Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Although I am pleased to hear that our location work well for you, I am concern that you were not completely satisfied. The shuttle service to the cruise port is offered to all guests as an option. Our staff will also call cabs for guests who choose not to... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family recently stayed here for one night as a pre cruise stay. Quick, easy check in and all 3 rooms were ready. Rooms had a modern decor and were imaculate. Comfortable mattress ensured a good rest. Plenty of dining options just a short walk away. Breakfast was the normal HIE buffet fare with a wonderful staff member tending. We... More 

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

JaSnake16, Thank you for your kind words of compliment! It is our pleasure to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying with us. We value your business and your comments are very important to us. It was nice meeting your family. I hope that all was well during your cruise. We look forward to... More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While everyone else was focused on conference hotels I was focused on economical travel! At the end of the day - I got the better deal! FREE - hot breakfast, parking and hotel shuttle! When I arrived in the airport I called for a shuttle and within 15 minutes I was greeted by Garrick and a great shuttle ride to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

Tony F, Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words of compliment. We appreciate you taking the time to share a review with others. It is such a pleasure to hear that our location and service provided were very satisfying. We value you as a past guest and we certainly hope to have you back with us soon. I... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here for three nights following a stay at the Bahia Mar right on the beach. It was almost like we went another place and not just five minutes upp the street. The lobby area, food area, business section and fitness center were all pretty quaint. Check in was a breeze. Be advised if you reserve... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

Brittany P., Thank you so much for your kind words of compliment. It is such a pleasure to hear that our location and service work well for you. We strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying with us. I will be sure and share the good news with our Team! Our... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I are from Miami and had tickets to a late show in Fort Lauderdale - we picked this hotel to spend the night. Gloria, the front desk concierge, was delightful. She lead us to their business center and allowed us to print our tickets, free of charge. Our room was impeccable and breakfast was great (ample variety... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

Bibiana A, Thank you so much for your kind words of compliment. It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay. We strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying with us. I will be sure and share the good news with our Team! Our location is perfect... More 

Metairie, Louisiana
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 days pre cruise and 1 post. Post cruise we came in early (11) and asked for as early as possible check in. Freddie at front desk gave rooms to two other families that came in after us. We had several very tired little ones who were miserable sitting in lobby over an 1 1/2 hrs. We had much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

SassyKay, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. I am sorry to hear that you were not able to check in as early as you requested. I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with and discuss your concerns personally. I can be reached at 954-728-2577. We strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they... More 

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  • Shuttle service(5)
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