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“A very convenient place to stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1500 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316   |  
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Adelaide, Australia
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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“A very convenient place to stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This hotel is in the right part of Ft Lauderdale, convenient for a stop over before a cruise, and shops near by.
We arrived late so our stays was limited however the room was clean, had a noisy air conditioner which we had to turn off, the bathroom clean and a hot shower.
The bed was comfortable but the pillows were terrible could have at least one feather pillow instead of the foam ones.
The breakfast buffet is not the best but if you only want a tea or coffee it is ok.
The wifi is excellent and free this has to be a plus.
The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Yes we will probably come back.

Room Tip: We were in a room on the fifth floor but the air conditioner was noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Helen N,
Thank you for sharing your recent experience with others. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The Team strive daily to provide all guests with exceptional service they expect and deserve while visiting us. We value you as past guests and hope to have you back with us real soon!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The beds were comfortable but the pillows were lumpy. There was a weird squeaking sound that kept me awake. It turned out to be fridge so I unplugged it. Nice sleep after that.
Went for breakfast and since no menus were offered and none were on the table I figured the only choice was the buffet. The buffet was nicely presented but the food was gross. The eggs were a gigantic glob that you had to carve off what you wanted, the bacon was cold and like cardboard, only fat free yogurt, the butter was hard as a rock etc. You get the picture. I expected a little more from Holiday Inn

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Mike F,
I appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with others. Although I am happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay; I am sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience during breakfast. Our complimentary hot buffet breakfast is a Holiday Inn Express standard and only quality food items are provided for our registered guests to enjoy. I welcome an opportunity to discuss your concerns with you further. We value you as a guest in our hotel and your comments are taken seriously. I assure you steps will be taken to ensure no other guest experience the same in regards to the breakfast buffet. I hope to hear from you soon.

Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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jackson, ms
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We loved our stay here before our cruise! Very convenient to restaurants and water way taxi. The staff was very excellent and accommodating. The rooms were clean and updated and the breakfast was very good with many choices.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
mimibj8g,
We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with others. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed our accommodations, breakfast and staff service. We strive daily to provide all guests with a "home away from home" experience. The Holiday Inn Express is a great location for all travelers. We are just minutes from the cruise port, convention center and the beach! The Fort Lauderdale airport is 3.5 miles from the hotel and our shuttle will pickup up our guests and drop them off... no charge. We value you as a past guest. Please know that your comments are very important to us. Again, thank you and we hope to have your back with us again soon.

Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Apex, North Carolina
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were looking for a nice hotel close to the cruise port that we could stay at without any need for a car. This hotel was perfect. Convenient free transportation from the airport (note: you need to call the hotel when you have your luggage to arrange pick up) and reasonably-priced hourly shuttle service to the port. There were several places to eat within a short walk of the hotel (we recommend the sushi place directly across the street). Tamara at the front desk was very friendly and went out of her way to really make us feel at home. I feel good about our choice to stay here.

  • 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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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Larry H,
Thank you for your kind words of compliment! I will be sure and share the good news with Tamara and the rest of the Team. They all strive daily to provide our guests with a warm, clean and welcoming environment. It's nice to hear we were successful during your visit. We value you as our guests and your comments mean so very much to us. We hope to have you back with us real soon.
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

lovely staff very helpful especially katianna.E
helps us find our way around the local area including recommending
all the best places to go for food and drink and booking taxis and transfers for us
thanks very much

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Jim M,
Thank you sharing your recent experience with others. I am happy to hear that our location worked well for you. The Holiday Inn Express Convention Center is the best location for all travelers as we are just blocks from the Convention Center and Cruise Port. The airport is only 3.5 miles from the hotel. There are so many great restaurants nearby... all within walking distance; and we're less than 2 miles from the beach. I will be sure and share your kind words of compliment with the Team. They strive daily to provide all guests with excellent customer service which you expect and deserve while staying with us.

Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Cairns, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Third stay here & certainly didn't disappoint.
Rooms are large, quiet & staff are always very helpful.
Location is brilliant - many great restaurants, Walgreens, Publix, etc, all within very easy walking distance.
Locally Sun Trolley bus stops outside the door, & for a $1, takes you to the beach, or Galleria shopping centre.
Includes wonderful buffet breakfast.
Will def stay again :)

Room Tip: Any room we've had here has been great.
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Snownsun1234,
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay with others. It's so nice to hear that you were, once again, pleased with your accommodations. We value you as a repeat guest. I will be sure and share the good news with our Team. Hope to have you with us again soon!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We loved our stay here, the location is great. Close to the pier, close to the transit and walking distance to shopping, restaurants and the water taxi. They have a free airport shuttle and they arranged for us to have a shuttle from the hotel to the port of Miami. The shuttle was great and only $15.00 per person for a party of 13.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words of compliment. It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I will be sure and share the good news with the Team. We value you as a past guest and hope to have you back with us real soon!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Address: 1500 SE 17th Street, 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#29 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#31 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale hotel, an unsurpassed option among hotels near the Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. We are located in the heart of it all and offer a 24 hour complimentary airport shuttle. We are located one block from the north entrance of Port Everglades. Dozens of great restaurants are within walking distance. Our premiere location is also just 2 blks. From the Broward County Convention Center and adjacent to two large shopping centers. For only $1.75 Per person, any guest may catch the bus to Fort Lauderdale Beach or to the Galleria Mall right from the front of our hotel! Enjoy a tour of the Venice of America on the Water Taxi. We are a 3 minute walk to the nearest stop. We are the closest Holiday Inn to the Las Olas Riverfront & Shops at Las Olas. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. Each room is equipped with the comforts of home-- in-room coffeemaker, hairdryer, refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, 32'' remote controlled cable TV (70 channels with HBO), and complimentary WiFi. Enjoy a unique hot buffet breakfast experience at our new Express Start breakfast bar served every morning in our lobby from 6:30am-9:30am weekday and 6:30am-10:00am weekends. We feature a great selection of fruit, juices, cereals, bagels, muffins, omelets or scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, yogurt, fluffy biscuits and hot pancakes. Relax in comfort in our 100% non-smoking facility. ... more   less 
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