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Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2905 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33020   |  
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Ranked #22 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
Tampa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very nice property, friendly staff and great location. <3”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed there for MLK Weekend and we had a great time. The staff was nice and friendly they did everything to accommodate my visit; the room were beautiful, spacious and clean. The view from my room was gorgeous. It's a little pricey but it is worth it. The only thing is that the breakfast is a little overpriced but it sure does taste good. :) Planning on going back in march.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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ERivera1, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the Holiday Inn Airport and Cruise Port. We value your feedback. Your kind words are encouraging. They are a reflection of hard work and dedication from our staff. It will be a pleasure to have you stay with us again. We are eager to making your next visit award winning.

Best Regards,

Ernesto Rivera
Guest Service Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Conowingo, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Excellent staff! Room was very clean. Would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone. Outside pool, hot tub and surroundings on the property were well maintained and gorgeous. Ernesto the manager was top shelf! Unfortunately, the only "close" restuarant other than the Holiday Inn restuarant was a Denny's which was across the road. This Denny's was not too appealing, reason why we went to eat elsewhere. Cab fare is expensive!

Room Tip: Second floor has no vending machines which was good for us, less traffic. All other floors have ven...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Burbank, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This hotel is much nicer than the Seminole Hard Rock hotel and a whole lot less expensive. The staff was very nice, very helpful. Fast service and very accomodating, they are obviously very well trained. Room was large, immaculate, spotlessly clean and everything worked. Very comfortable beds and pillows. Restaurant was very nice with attractive decor and a friendly wait staff. The lobster bisque was outstanding, as was my wife's pork chop. My only complaint was my prime rib. It was the toughest, most gristly, worst prime rib I have every had in my entire life. I could not even cut it with a sharp steak knife. When I tore off a piece and chewed it for several minutes it was tasteless. I don't know how the chef was able to slice off a piece. They should have never served anything like this. I did not send it back or ask for anything else as I have worked in restaurants going through college and you really don't want to know what they do when you send something back. Other than the prime rib, this hotel is outstanding. Hopefully, when you order the prime rib it will be delicious. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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ERivera1, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the Holiday Inn Airport and Cruise Port. We value your feedback. Your kind words are encouraging. They are a reflection of hard work and dedication from our staff. We have corrected the issue mentioned. It will be a pleasure to have you stay with us again. We are eager to making your next visit award winning.

Best Regards,

Ernesto Rivera
Guest Service Manager
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Ste. Anne, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is a nice hotel, which seems to be new. The common areas are sized nicely, and the hallways to the rooms are extra wide, which is nice if you're passing people with your bags in tow. The room is over sized from the norm that I am used to, and the TV is a new flat screen which is much larger than normal for a hotel room.

Our room however was facing the freeway, and the sound coming through the sliding door was excessive. I got up twice to check if the window was open, but it wasn't. That was the only drawback.

We didn't use the restaurant or the pool

Room Tip: Get a room facing away from road noise
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ERivera1, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the Holiday Inn Airport and Cruise Port. We value your feedback. Your kind words are encouraging. They are a reflection of hard work and dedication from our staff. It will be a pleasure to have you stay with us again. We are eager to making your next visit award winning.

Best Regards,

Ernesto Rivera
Guest Service Manager
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

• We were a family of four (2 adults and 2 teenage girls). First-time at this location. Stayed one night for a pre-cruise, then transferred to Port of Miami.

• Hotel Location:
Good: Easily accessible from I95. Attractive entrance. Denny’s restaurant across the street. We walked around a little and never felt unsafe.
Bad: Hotel website never said the FLL airport shuttle stops working at midnight. So we had to take a cab to get to the hotel. Go to the taxi hub outside the terminal doors, and use the “official” airport cab company. Costs $30 for ride to hotel at that hour.

• Lobby:
Large, clean & tastefully decorated, nice central sitting area.

• Check-In:
Notified hotel of midnight arrival. Room was ready. Jonathon (Front Desk) was very quick, friendly & helpful. Reservation had an error, but the issue was immediately resolved. We were all given a fruit (apple), snack bar & water upon checkin. Receive 500 point coupon for restaurant, on purchases over $15.

• Room:
Room 506
Bedroom:
Good: Room looks newly renovated. Relatively quiet, couldn’t hear traffic outside. Nice view overlooking pool area, waterway & freeway. Room was large & open (with enough room for another bed/cot), clean (no stains on the carpet or bedding) & tastefully decorated in earth-tones (browns, beiges, yellows & whites), with wooden furniture, and crown moulding. Accessories included: 2 queen-size beds, neither too hard nor too soft; 42 inch TV; a large wooden TV stand (with four-drawers and two large storage areas (one containing a large (empty) fridge); about 50+ TV channels, including HBO; large wooden desk & chair; sitting area includes 2 chairs and a round wooden table; large wooden luggage stand; a wooden nightstand; large closet; a bathroom sink (in the bedroom area); security bar on door. Attention paid to small details in the room. Amenities: Stable and strong wifi connection; iron/board; fridge; coffee machine; hairdryer; alarm clock; various mirrors, ice bucket, and standard toiletries.
Bad: Could occasionally hear the neighbouring rooms’ water running. Square bed pillows were too small. No comforters. Limited number of electrical plugs (only 3 that were easily accessible – two by the bathroom sink & one on the desk lamp). Air conditioning unit could be loud. Hotel at the intersection of two major highways, could hear early morning traffic.

Bathroom:
Good: Marble tiles on walls and flooring. Only contained a tub/shower combo and toilet. Bathroom sink was in the bedroom area. Bathroom was large and had enough space for wheelchair maneuverability. Tub contained a support bar. Shower had good water pressure, and a multiple-pressure shower head.
Bad: No exhaust fan

• Suggestion For Those Transferring To Port of Miami:
The next morning we took the hotel shuttle back to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL) Airport, and got off at the hotel shuttle bus stop – free of charge. Then we took a licensed airport ‘GO’ taxi from FLL to the Port of Miami for $75, which took about 30-45 min (during a noon-hour on a weekday).

• Overall Review:
Good: Hotel and room are very spacious, & clean. Friendly staff. Pleasant experience. Enjoyable stay. We would definitely return.

• Suggestions For Hotel Management: Hotel should provide shuttle service to Port of Miami, or be able to arrange private transportation for hotel guests.

Room Tip: Request a higher level room facing the pool (back). It's quieter then facing the front of the ho...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ERivera1, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the Holiday Inn Airport and Cruise Port. We value your feedback. Your kind words are encouraging. They are a reflection of hard work and dedication from our staff. Our front office staff can reserve privet transportation to Miami and other locations in South Florida. It will be a pleasure to have you stay with us again. We are eager to making your next visit award winning.
Best Regards,
Ernesto Rivera
Guest Service Manager
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I booked my Holiday Inn over priceline, and was told the transportation was free from the hotel to the cruise port, and I did get my complimentary transportation tixs the night I checked in. However, I still got charged the next day when I got on the bus. I don't think I will stay with this hotel anymore.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Jin Y,

Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. It is regrettable you were not satisfied with the service you received. I would like to address this with you further. I have sent you a private message to obtain more information about your stay. I look forward to hearing from you and being of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Karen C
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed here 2 nights pre cruise,while the hotel is wonderfule the only downside is the location. It is a few miles from the airport but you have to take a taxi or bus to see anything.
There is a police car sitting out by the road, but the 2 days we were there I never saw a police officer sitting in the car. Since it was out by the road I took it as a deterrent to speeders since there is a heavily traveled 4 lane road to the side of the hotel.
The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful to us, giving us directions and taxi cab phone numbers and helpful hints on getting around since we did not have a car.
The bar tender/waitress in The Aquatic Cafe was great, wish I could remember her name, but she took care of the bar by herself. I hope they pay her enough, because she is a real asset to the hotel. Our first night 11-10-12 there was a large party of kids and adults out at the pool, she was taking care of them and handeling the inside of the bar. We got cheeseburgers and fries the first night after we got off the plane and they tasted excellent. That was the only meal we ate at the hotel. There is a Denny's across the street, where we got breakfast
Our room was great, flat screen TV, nice tiled bathroom with the sink and mirror outside of the bathroom area.
We had the cruise shuttle take us to the port, the gentlement was very nice and patient since it was our first time in this port.
The only thing I would suggest for them to have is a bus map and schedule available for the customers. Taking a taxi and outragiously expense, we paid $15 with out tip to go to Hollywood Beach which was a 10 minute trip

Room Tip: There a rooms facing the pool, the highway, or the Denny's. We didn't request a place and f...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 2905 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33020
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel features 32' LCD flat screen TVs, microwave and refrigerators in all rooms. Overlook our stunning new tropical pool area with a large heated pool, Jacuzzi and pool bar. Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport is perfect for corporate travelers and families alike, the hotel is conveniently located near Ft. Lauderdale , Port Everglades, Dolphin Stadium and just 15 minutes north of Miami. There's Hollywood Beach, where you can indulge yourself in the wonderful sunshine and explore the famous Boardwalk. Also, don't forget the nearby attractions of Fort Lauderdale which bring visitors from around the world. Enjoy superb dining at our indoor/outdoor Cafe Aquatica or in the Rendezvous Reef Lounge with it's great atmosphere, whether inside or out on the terrace which overlooks our refreshing tropical pool area and waterfall. Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport is located at I-95 and Sheridan Street. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (Daily 5:00 AM - 11:59 PM).Complimentary Shuttle service to the Port Everglades available (Daily 5:00 AM - 11:59 PM). ... more   less 
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