We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A real mixed bag!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port

Save Saved
You added Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2275 SR 84 Marina Mile Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save 15%; Earn 500 Points
Ranked #85 of 134 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Orem, Utah
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“A real mixed bag!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Ok, fellow travelers. This was a real mixed bag. I was trying to find something economical but nice so I tried this one and here is my experience. First of all the hotel looks like it was built in the 50's and never updated. It is a very old facility and although it is fairly clean, it is still very old. Our room still had a wall mounted soda bottle cap remover. Our bathroom door was warped from the humidity and it was hard to shut and open. The lobby is always filled with traveler's and all of their bags blocking the walk ways. Depending upon who waits upon you at the front desk you will either get good service or very poor service. (we stayed here one night before our cruise and one night after). There are a few things you need to know if you plan on staying here I would like to share with you. First, when I booked this hotel, one of the things I booked it for was the free shuttle service it offered for Cruisers to and from the cruise terminal. Since one normally takes a lot of luggage on cruises and since there were 4 of us and normal car might not be able to hold all of the luggage and 4 people. What they don't tell you is that if you are leaving from Miami (25 min. away) there is an extra fee to transport you. It is only if you are leaving the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise terminal that there are no transport charges. If you don't live in this area like me you might not know that there even was a cruise terminal in Ft. Lauderdale and many people fly into Ft. Lauderdale to go on cruises from Miami. The fee isn't terrible but was unexpected. The day we departed for the Cruise ship there were 12 people going to the Miami Cruise terminal and they were all surprised at this charge. In the lobby they have a tour/transport service from a company called KSA Tours. Pretty good a transport but very expensive on local tours. This was a company that wanted to charge me $65 per person to go to the everglades tour, but I ended up paying $18 per person for doing it myself. The second night we stayed after our cruise when I checked in they gave me free water for all 4 at the desk, on the first night we checked in prior to the cruise they gave us nothing. Another thing is that it includes a free breakfast.with your stay. What they don't tell you is right next to their spartan buffet breakfast is a "chargable" buffet (you almost cannot tell the difference since both are small and they sit together like just one buffet. If you get anything from the "chargable one" it is a $5 charge. Again, people were being charge who didn't know there was a difference. Although it is a fairly big hotel, they only have one ancient elevator that is very slow. Would I stay again. Probably not. I believe there are a lot of better options AND I noticed at the ship's terminal almost all the hotels have shuttle service to and from the ship terminal which was something I didn't know before.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor unit to make it easier on moving luggage around and so you don't have to...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

958 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    119
    213
    289
    186
    151
See reviews for
267
373
48
54
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (86)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Huxley, Iowa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were there for an overnight stay before a cruise with many other couples. The photos on the site seem bigger and brighter than when you are there. Our room was clean, but another couple complained about an unkept room. Everything just feels old and needs a facelift. The staff was very kind.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EDMONTON
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The pick up and drop off was very convenient. We were also delivered to the airport which was also important to us. We loved the bar maid-very personable, good sense of humour and made delicious margeuritas.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Ramada

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SPRINGFIELD
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We chose this hotel based on its close proximity to both the airport and cruiseport and its offer of free shuttle service to both locations, as we were leaving on a cruise the next day. Since it was just overnight accomodations that we needed we wanted a good value and cleanliness. This hotel has seen better days. It was dated and carpets, furniture, and tiles were worn. This would have been fine for the price, but the bathroom was inconvenient with no counter or place to put toiletries, and it was dirty. Walls were dirty/stained and the toilet was dirty. The door to our room looked as though it may have been "jimmied" open at one time, as there was a small gap between the door and wall in the vicinity of the lock/handle. We did have a bite to eat and a drink in the bar. Service and food quality was good. It was difficult to get a shuttle to the cruiseport at the time we wanted to leave. The person booking those reservations was unfriendly. The day of our departure the lobby was filled with people and their luggage waiting for shuttle service to the port. There was no place to put yourself, as we were required to check out of our rooms over an hour before the shuttle left, even with their late checkout option. We ended up calling a taxi to take us to the pier, and were on our ship having lunch before the shuttle was due to leave from the Ramada. I couldn't wait to leave, and wouldn't choose this hotel again or recommend it to a friend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Ramada

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port

Address: 2275 SR 84 Marina Mile Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#85 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port 2.5*
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, Wyndham, Orbitz, Tingo, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, BookingOdigeoWL, Hotels.com, Priceline, Venere and Otel so you can book your Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ramada Airport-Cruise Port Fort Lauderdale Hotel Fort Lauderdale

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.