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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1150 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316   |  
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Ranked #26 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Bryan, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Clean and good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Only stayed one night but hotel was clean and comfortable. All of hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. We did not use pool but it looked nice. Great German restaurant within walking distance. Old Heildelberg was the name of restaurant. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thanks so much for the great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We will share all your comments and suggestions with our entire staff. Please come back to visit when visiting Ft Lauderdale, or going on a cruise. We wish you the best.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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La Prairie, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Were there couple of weeks ago before leaving for our first cruise ever. Arrived before check in time and 20 minutes later we got our room. Large room and large bathroom, very clean, friendly staff. Many loungers around the pool, few umbrellas, towels available. Breakfast was good, crowded though, so we went around the pool to eat. We walked to a German restaurant the first night on the same side of the road and a thaï restaurant the second, across the highway, both were nice. We made a reservation for the port shuttle, $8 dollars per person plus tax, charged on the room bill, they offered us the 10 or 11 AM because it was a Friday so less shuttle. It was on time and about 15- 20 minutes later we got to the port. Booked them for the return trip to the airport, $10 each. I would definitely go back to this hotel again.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the highway and it was not noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Wow! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We will make sure to share your comments with our staff at our weekly staff meeting. We wish you the best.
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San Antonio, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We got to checkin early (thank you). front desk guy was nice and very helpful with info on getting to the airport and to the area with the restaurants.
room was clean, no problems.
breakfast was ok, like most HI Express'
perfect location to spend the night before the next day's morning flight.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for your recent review. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We strive to provide our guest with a clean and well maintained hotel. We wish you the best.
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Waltham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I booked this hotel for a two day pre cruise stay. There were 6 of us in our party, so it was a bit of a tight squeeze in the room, but it worked just fine. The room was clean and had everything we needed. I will say the sofa bed was not very comfortable, however to be fair, that can be said about most sofa beds. They offered a breakfast in the mornings from 6-10, and it had plenty of selections. There is a Winn Dixie in a strip mall across the highway, a bit of work to get across to it safely, but we did manage to get over there to pick up some last minute items. There are really not any good sit down restaurants within walking distance, but they do offer a shuttle to a restaurant in a property not far away. We went there for dinner, and it was good, but pricey. The morning of the cruise it was not more than a 5 minute drive to get to the cruise terminal. They offer a shuttle, but we had rented a car the day before to visit Deerfield Beach, so I dropped everyone off at the cruise terminal, then I drove the rental to the airport, also close by, and grabbed a taxi back. I would stay at this property again if (when!) we cruise again out of Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We will make sure to share your comments with our staff at our weekly staff meeting. We wish you the best.
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

we spent two nights at this hotel in Florida. Room was clean, comfortable, quiet and had the necessary amenities Staff was courteous and helpful. We were booked on a shuttle service to the airport the next morning. The grounds of the pool were amazing. We sat out there with our friends and felt were at a resort. So beautifully decorated and landscape. Very relaxing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We will make sure to share your comments with our staff at our weekly staff meeting. We wish you the best.
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Thomaston, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The entire facility is very nice. The rooms are very comfortable. The pool area is great with a waterfall, bubble tub, and kidney pool. There are plenty of lounge chairs and towels can we had from the front desk with room key. The drinks are served starting at 5pm and dinner is served starting at 6pm. Breakfast at 6am. We had shrimp scampi ($16 US) and it was very good but missed the Italian bread and extra Romano cheese. If you order a side salad make sure you say small portion. Two strawberry daiquiris cost me $15.

The garage next door sells beer, wine, and munchies.

Room Tip: Shuttle to port will cost you a small fee but to the airport no charge.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thanks so much for the great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We will share all your comments and suggestions with our entire staff. Please come back to visit when visiting Ft Lauderdale, or going on a cruise. We wish you the best.
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Greensboro, NC
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed one night prior to a cruise. We had a ground floor room which was very generous in size although a bit noisy being across from the fitness center. Everything in the room worked fine and we slept very well. The staff were friendly and booked us on the "All-Star" shuttle service to the port the next morning (I believe was $8/person added to the room bill).

Cruise morning, breakfast was busy but manageable with open tables. Try the cute pancake machine although the staff have to pamper it a bit to work. The lobby was busy pre-shuttle but the shuttle arrangements were very organized with lots of room for people and luggage, no worries about being left behind for a second trip.

We would stay here before any future cruises. Really did not evaluate for stays of other purposes. It is not cheap but meets the needs. The airport is in very close proximity to the port so if you are brave and confident that your luggage will arrive with you, just get an early flight and skip the overnight if you want to save the hotel cost. And BTW, the FLL airport is a bit crazy particularly for departure so allow a fair amount of time if leaving by air. Maybe it's just the Southwest gates but the security line was as crazy as we have ever seen, took 1 hour, quite disorganized.

Room Tip: Ground floor was a bit noisy from the interior.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for writing about your experience at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to the continued successful delivery of exceptional guest service. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to your future return. Warm regards.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise

Address: 1150 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#25 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#34 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a Virtual Tour of the hotel.The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port is located near the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Int'l Airport, Port Everglades Cruise Port & Broward County Convention Center - the perfect choice for a business or leisure stay. The beaches, Shops of Las Olas, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment district, downtown, Museums, Theaters, Malls and a variety of restaurants & local attractions are all within a short drive.The hotel pampers guests daily by serving a complimentary 'Express Start breakfast bar' along with USA Today news. Free high-speed Internet access is available in all guest rooms & suites plus free local calls, microwave/fridge, & coffee maker. The Marina Mile Meeting Room, Express Board Room & business center features high-speed Internet access. Adding to the many guest amenities & services to assure your stay is comfortable & pleasant an exercise room with state-of-the-art equipment, Coin laundry room, and outdoor heated pool in a tropical garden setting are on-site.A complimentary shuttle is available from 5:30 AM to midnight to and from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Int'l Airport. Drop-off transportation to Port Everglades cruise port is available on a complimentary basis. 'A completely non-smoking hotel.' ... more   less 
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