We stayed overnight before our cruise and a couple of weeks later before flying home. We were satisfied because of the free shuttle service both to the cruise port and to the airport. Yes the motel is dated and it sits beside a busy freeway, but if you are budget minded, this is the place.
It is not that convenient to shopping or restaurants but they have a shuttle operating during a short timeframe that will take you to a few places. I would not recommend walking, the closest restaurant is about 1/2 mile away. The Ramada has a restaurant. The free breakfast buffet was adequate for our needs with the typical fanfare. We ate dinner there before our cruise. It was a little pricey but not out of line. The bar was busy and we had good conversation with others since many of the guests were also there the day before their cruise.
They have a little kiosk set up so you can book tours and also pre-pay for a shuttle from the cruiseline to the airport and not have to grab a taxi. We did this. It was cheaper than the taxi and very organized and again convenient.
The Ramada has a computer room for personal use and you can print your boarding pass. The printer was broken but they kindly let us use their office printer.
We did not take advantage of the pool but many people sat around it. The motel was full so we were glad we booked a couple of months in advance. Both rooms we stayed in smelled good not musty given the age of the motel and was spacious for all of our luggage...2 weeks worth of clothes.
There is a small store on site with a little of everything including beer & wine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 1.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 2 miles from Port Everglades Cruise Port. This hotel also provides free shuttle service to and from The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades Cruise Port, and the Broward County Convention center. Pre and Post Port of Miami Cruise Packages, with ground transportation, are also available.This Full Service Ramada provides amenities such as a Free Continental Breakfast Buffet, High Speed Wireless Internet Access, Meeting/Banquet Facilities and Two Full Service restaurants with room service, a Pub and Poolside Tiki Bar. No pets allowed. ... more less
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