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“Great Pre Cruise Stopover” 4 of 5 stars
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Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   151 Southwest 18th Court, Dania Beach, FL 33004 (Formerly Stirling Suites Ft Lauderdale Airport)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Dania Beach
Dearborn, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Pre Cruise Stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

When going on a winter cruise, we always fly to Florida a day early. This time I was happy to find this property that will (1) pick you up at the airport and (2) take you to your ship.
It has many restaurants within easy walking distance as well as shops for any last minute pre-cruise purchases (like soda pop you can't take on an airplane).
Breakfast was very good
Airport pickup was OK, but you have to call the hotel once you have your luggage so it's a bit of a wait and you have to be sure to have their phone number (HINT!)
I was not overly pleased with the company that takes your to the ship. They should organize their groups based on the location of the ship, not to maximize the efficiency of their vans. Be sure to sign up for your ship transit when you check in.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin M, General Manager at Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your review of our hotel. I'm delighted your enjoyed your stay and I'm glad we were able to meet your needs. I hope we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing us and we hope you'll consider us for your next visit to the area.

Happy Cruising!

Sincerely,

Kevin McKay
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Des Moines, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night just prior to our cruise in mid-January. Convenience is the biggest advantage and value at this property. Free pick up from the airport was timely and saved us taxi fare. Free shuttle to port also saved us taxi fare. Free breakfast was a plus. However, the rooms are a bit worn both decoratively and in terms of maintenance. We were watching TV in our room and heard a dripping noise or running water. Turned out to be water dripping into our tub from the ceiling (possibly room upstairs or plumbing pipes in ceiling?). We called the front desk who sent a person up right away. He confirmed there was a problem (appreciate the validation). They offered to move us at midnight which we declined. I appreciate the responsiveness and the offer, but it really should not happen. The front desk gave us free treats and water bottles to take with us to compensate for the inconvenience. I appreciated that gesture as well. Sometimes the response to a problem says the most about the property. But I hope they make some investments in the property.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kevin M, General Manager at Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your review of our hotel. I'm glad the staff responded accordingly to the maintenance issues in your room. I hope in the other aspects of your stay, we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you again and we hope you'll consider us for your next visit to the area as well.

Happy Cruising!

Sincerely,

Kevin McKay
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Western, MN
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9 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here the night before boarding our cruise. It was perfect for our needs. Airport pick up and transportaion to the port. Rooms were clean and in a great walking location to fast food and basic shopping. I would choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin M, General Manager at Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your review of our hotel. I'm delighted your enjoyed your stay and I'm glad we were able to meet your needs. I hope we exceeded your expectations. Thank you again and we hope you'll consider us for your next visit to the area.

Happy Cruising!

Sincerely,

Kevin McKay
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights at Christmas time before going on a cruise. I called from the airport after retrieving our bags and the hotel shuttle van was there within 10 minutes. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful with our room selection at check in and provided directions to us for the beach/shopping. The room was clean and bed comfy. One minor issue we had was the remote did not work or the TV. I called the desk and maintence was up to replace it with in 15 minutes. The breakfast was very good with a lot of choices. The waffles were wonderful. Staff was working hard, replenishing what was needed. Dania beach was a 5 minute drive and SO beautiful!! There were lifeguards on duty. Also Seminole Hard Rock Casino is any easy 15 minute ride straight down the street. Lots of food venues there. Across the street from Springhill is a Big Lots, where you can buy a bottle of wine for $5, a Kmart, Old Navy, Home Goods and smaller stores. It's called Oakwood Plaza. The location for this hotel is good, ESP if you are going on a cruise. We enjoyed our stay here. The pool is heated, so we were ale to swim, which was great.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin M, General Manager at Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks also for your comments about our staff. They do work very hard. Thanks again and I really hope you'll consider us for your next visit to Fort Lauderdale.

Happy Cruising!

Sincerely,

Kevin McKay
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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed at this hotel the night before a cruise. Among the reasons we chose this specific hotel were that it offers suites suitable for a family of four, provides free shuttle service from the airport and to the cruise port. In addition, it is within walking distance (about 15 minutes through a shopping center) to restaurants. These features met our needs and so this hotel could be considered by those seeking something similar. However, there were some things which could have been better: 1) The rooms are not quite as nice or as large as those at some similar competing properties in the area where we have stayed in the past. 2) The breakfast was very crowded and not quite as good as that offered at some of the competing properties. 3) Although we didn't use it on this trip the pool area was not as nice as at some other properties. So the trade off here turned out to be the free transport to the cruise port (most of the hotels in the area offer airport transportation) but not quite as nice accomodations.

Room Tip: There are busy roads around this property. A room on a higher floor might have less noise. Rooms f...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin M, General Manager at Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy the benefits of our shuttle service. Thanks again and I really hope you'll consider us for your next visit to Fort Lauderdale.

Thanks again and Happy Cruising.

Sincerely,

Kevin McKay
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This property will pick you up with their free shuttle from the airport. They also offer a free shuttle to the port for those (most) who are going on a cruise. Make sure you sign up for the shuttle service as soon as you check in. Your ship will determine what time your shuttle leaves. In talking to the manager of the shuttle service they take from 400-700 cruisers to the port on any give Saturday or Sunday. They also do a very good job of it.

The shuttles are the typical smaller airport types that hold 25 people or so. They tow a small enclosed trailer where all the luggage is placed. Considering the number of people it is a very smooth operation. I have no criticism at alll.

Here is the thing though. A taxi to the port is about $18-20 fixed regardless of the number of people. If you want to lower the stress of using the shuttle and hundreds of bag associated with the process, consider a taxi. You will have all your stuff with you all the time.

The hotel is nice. If you need three beds you can get a room with two queens that also has a hideaway bed in the sofa.

The free breakfast buffet is better than most.

Room Tip: Across the busy street and a 15 minute walk will get you to Las Vegas Cuban restaurant which was ver...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin M, General Manager at Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your wonderful review of our hotel. I'm delighted your enjoyed your stay and I'm glad we were able to meet your needs. I hope we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing us this time and we hope you'll consider us for your next visit to the area as well.

Happy Cruising!

Sincerely,

Kevin McKay
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Toronto
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Very basic, very tired. Slow staff, took me 4 hours and 3 requests to get feather pillows, finally had to go down and get them my self.
Nicer, newer places in the area if your laying over for a cruise or a flight. we'll find somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin M, General Manager at Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay with us. Please feel free to contact me personally so that we may work together to find a way to rectify the situation.

Sincerely,

Kevin McKay
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Address: 151 Southwest 18th Court, Dania Beach, FL 33004 (Formerly Stirling Suites Ft Lauderdale Airport)
Location: United States > Florida > Dania Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Dania Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Springhill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All suite, non-smoking Marriott hotel offering large spacious work space and sleeping area with pull-out sofa, microwave, refrigerator and microwave. Perfect location for a pre-cruise stay, layovers, long-term stay or a quick getaway. The hotel is convenient to all major highways, beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment. Includes scheduled transportation to/from Fort Lauderdale Airport. Complimentary transportation to Port Everglades is available upon request. Return transportation from the cruise port is also provided for a small fee. ... more   less 
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