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“Good place for a stopover” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1500 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309   |  
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Ranked #6 of 132 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Jacksonville, FL
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good place for a stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Traveling back home from Key West, we stayed here for one night.

PROS:
- Lobby, rooms, and common areas were all
very nice and recently renovated.
- Front desk staff was welcoming enough
- Entire hotel was very clean and well maintained
- Slept GREAT - the bed and pillows were very comfortable - and again, very clean.

CONS:
It’s about ½ mile from I-95, somewhat difficult to access (we missed the entrance which is somewhat oddly placed)
- Don't be confused - this is at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (NOT near the International Airport). The person who booked it for me said “at the airport” which lead me to believe it was at the international airport. It wasn't a problem for me, but could be for some.
- The only real gripe I had was that breakfast ended at 9:30. I travel often for work and pleasure and most hotels seem to end breakfast at 10, 10:30, or 11…I missed it completely…9:30 just seems quite early to end breakfast.

Besides the breakfast times, it was a pretty perfect stay and I would consider staying again. It’s a great place for one night on the road or layover at the executive airport.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear KerryBoat from Jacksonville,

Thank You for staying with us. Hope you had a great time in the Keys. We apprecieate all your comments for us and for future guests. Hope to see you soon!
Sincerely,
Jo Jean and Entire Staff
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Orlando, FL
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19 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I always stay here when I'm in the area and each time is as good as the first. This hotel is awesome and this stay was no exception to that. The suite was huge and had everything I needed. The rooms are updated and clean with a classy decor. I think the wall colors make this hotel feel so warm and inviting rather than just plain white. The staff is wonderful and make you feel right at home. I look forward to my next stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear Scorpiofl from Orlando,
We are so glad you stay with us!! Thanks for the great review. The information provided is very important to us as well as other guests that may stay here in the future. It is our pleasure having you here with us. Hope to see you soon. Take Care and Safe Travels !!
Jo Jean and Entire Staff
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Clarkston, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Awesome staff. We drove from Michigan, got to the hotel at 1, was told check in wasn't till 3, she was able to find us 1 out of our 2 rooms to check in early.

We told her we were going on a cruise, they have week day parking for cruisers for $5/day, and you can arrange a taxi or shuttle to come get you.

Great little convenient store down stairs, great suggestions for local dinner (went to flanigans,so good, decent pricing). Morning breakfast was fresh and really clean.

Rooms were clean, flat screen TV, nice bathroom, comfy pillows! Room even had a microwave and mini fridge. Outdoor pool, it was raining but it looked like a nice area.

Definitely worth the pay! I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear k_bonni from MI,
Thanks for the very nice review. We strive to make sure our guests are happy and comfortable. Glad you all liked Flannigans. It is a local place and has good food. Glad you were able to leave the car and take the Lauderdale Express Shuttle. He has great prices. Thanks for staying with us. Hope you all enjoyed the cruise. Hope to see you again.
Sincerely,
Jo Jean and entire staff
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Room is very spacious and clean. We arrived early and the front desk clerk checked us in early. We left at about 430 am and could not find anyone at the front desk to check us out so we just left. But the hotel is only minutes from the fll and from the casino. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Hello 'followmylead from Charlotte,
Thank You for the great review. So glad we could get you in early.. Come back and see us. Sorry that the clerk stepped away when you were leaving. We like to thank our guest arriving and departing. He must have been in the back office doing a report. Again, THANK YOU and come back soon.
Best Regards,
Jo Jean and entire staff
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Excellent short stay at this Holiday Inn Express on our way to Bahamas via the nearby Executive Airport. Hotel is immaculate and check in and service was like clockwork. Many thanks to the very attentive staff for making our stay such a pleasure. Jo Jean on the phone in advance, and Mike and Amanda at reception took care of every detail and made our overnight stop great. Thanks!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Dear Fynder from Toronto,
We are all very happy that you stayed with us. Having the 'Executive' Airport accross the street is so convienent. So glad we were all here to help. We will share your kind words with the entire staff. Hope you enjoyed the Bahamas!! Come back soon !
Many Thanks to You !!
Jo Jean, Mike, Amanda and the entire staff
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Merrick, New York
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed here for just a night but was impressed. Chose this hotel to be a crash pad not expecting much but was completely surprised by the attentiveness and helpfulness of the staff.

When we checked in we found that we had accidentally double booked ourselves through the corporate reservation system. Mike at the front desk was great helping us resolve the problem and went above and beyond to rectify the situation.

The hotel is clean and very well kept.

We stayed in a room facing West Commercial Blvd and the Executive Airport but did not hear a thing! Nice and quiet.

Definitely an addition to the stay here again if in the area list.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Good Morning gnm1962 from NY,

Thanks so much for the great review. So glad Mike stepped up and took good care of the situation. We are very proud of our staff. So glad you had a good nights sleep. The information is so important to other guests! We have shared your comments to the entire staff and of course Mike....
Have a great day,
Jo Jean, Mike and entire staff
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Franklin, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

All in all this place was just fantastic - the staff went the extra 2 miles for us - rooms are immaculate - hotel appears to be new - did I say that the staff was amazing? One of the nicest experiences i have EVER had at a hotel.
Just incredible!! Oh yes, the staff is amazing! I wish there was a rating above excellent

Room Tip: There are only fast food eating places in the area
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Darman W from Tennessee,
WOW !!! What a great guest !! We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay here and told Tripavisor about it. It is so important for the future guests. Our staff will be so pleased when we share your comments. They are the best crew in town !!
THANK YOU !!
Safe Travels and Come Back !!
Jo Jean and Entire Staff
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Hotel
University Hotel Fort Lauderdale
University Motel Fort Lauderdale
Address: 1500 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#9 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport 2.5*
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