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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 #18 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“after cruise stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We stayed here for two days after our cruise since it is close to the airport and we had an early flight. Room was good, pool was gorgeous. The pleasant young woman who checked us in early was very accommodating since we had lots of luggage post cruise and didn't want to cart it around in our car all day. Even though she said initially she didn't have a room for us at 10am and that there was no where to store our luggage, within a couple of minutes she managed to perform a miracle and found us a room that was clean and ready! We were very grateful. Breakfast was $8.95, but there is a fridge and we bought milk and cereal and yogurt to have our own breakfast in our room. No shopping nearby.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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ERivera1, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, July 20, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The staff is outstanding. I was recognized as a platinum member and given a goodie bag. I did get a corner room. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The breakfast buffet was a bit high but you do get two or three egg choices. Nice business center. the coffee in the lobby was a bit rough.

  • Stayed March 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 19, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We recently stayed at this hotel after a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. The rooms were large and clean and modern. The pool and outside patio bar and large seating area are very nice. Staff at the front desk very helpful. Lobby large and open. The hotel was good value for the dollar based on the onsite premises. The evening menu looked nice with a variety of choices. I did not get to try the breakfast due to our early departure.

Now just a couple of issues to take away that last star. If you arrive without a car, there is no easy access to shopping or dining. You can walk about a mile crossing extremely busy intersections to get to multiple dining choices but you run the gambit of encountering unsavoury drunken street people like I did. I would take a cab for the short ride next time. Live and learn.

Also the airport shuttle is not offered around the clock so if you have a very early morning flight, it is taxi time and that will run you about $25.00.

So by car, all good, on foot not so much. Still overall a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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 20, 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. Oakwood Plaza about 1.2 miles away from our hotel. A taxi cab will coast $8 to $10. I apologize you had a hard time finding transportation. Our front office staff is very knowledgable in this area. To meet the needs of our guests they can offer many transportation companies. 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The hotel was nice. It was clean and the staff were very friendly. The food at the restaurant is good - except for the burgers. There are no convenient fast food or restaurants around - there is a Denny's across the street but it was old and run down. Be sure you have a rental car if you stay here for any length of time, the limited menu at the restaurant is expensive and get's old fast. The restaurant does offer a very nice breakfast buffet for a price.

Also, I found the sound proofing in the rooms NON-EXISTANT. I could literally hear the man in the room next to me snoring all night <sigh>. You hear doors open and slam close all night and people in the hallways at all hours. Bring a white noise machine or ear plugs to drown out the sounds or you will never sleep.

Room Tip: Sorry no tips, just be sure to bring ear plugs or a white noise maker since you can hear every sound...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We chose this hotel because of its great reviews. We stayed here one night before leaving for Miami. The bed is insanely comfortable, the room was clean and we were able to check in earlier than expected. The bathroom we had looked newly remodeled, and was also very clean. Bill at the front desk was awesome, and made sure we had everything we needed. Everyone here was nice and helpful. The pool and hot tub were very nice, the back yard is absolutely beautiful. Breakfast was great the food tasted fresh and was well prepared. Definitely would stay again.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the back, and bring a sweater in the hallways, they're freezing.
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 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. 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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New Jersey
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

after a slight snafu on where to stand at the airport to catch the free shuttle we arrived. lovely rooms on the top floor. sat at the pool enjoying frozen drinks to get in the cruise/vacation mood. great weather,waterfall, palm trees - whats not to like. had an enjoyable dinner at the hotel restaurant- great service. ate there in the am as it was included with out room price- bkf buffet. paid for shuttle to the cruise pier. door to door service. not a complaint about this facility except for the bed. neither my husband or i could find any comfortable position. roomswere clean, nice large bathroom - with a phone. great way to start our vacation week.

Room Tip: top floor facing the pool is more desirable than looking at the traffic pool area was lovely
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 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. 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I was not happy with my recent stay at this hotel. There are just too many other hotels to stay prior to leaving on a cruise. For over $200.00 a night I would think they would at least include a continental breakfast but this is not the case. Yep, thats right you pay $6.95 just for coffee and some so so danish etc. If you wanted a full breakfast the price was much higher.
I made the mistake of having dinner in their restaurant. Nothing fancy just a cheeseburger and fries for me and chicken parm for my wife. IT TOOK CLOSE TO 2 HRS FOR DINNER TO ARRIVE. The topper was I had to sent the fries back because they were ice cold. Oh yeah, the cheeseburger was like $15.00
I understand the concept of supply and demand. There were many cruises leaving the next day so they can make prices pretty much what they want but I was expecting a better experience for the dollas paid. If you are looking for a precruise hotel I would look at another hotel chain.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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BillBakerGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Please accept my sincere apology about your not enjoying your stay. I'm concerned about the issues you have raised and I find myself letting guests know that a Holiday Inn concept is a full service hotel that does not give a complimentary breakfast like the limited service hotel concept like Holiday Inn Express. I have researched your stay and have addressed the issue in the restaurant. Thank you for your comments.

Sincerely,

Bill Baker
General Manager
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel features 42' 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).Shuttle service to the Port Everglades available for a nominal fee. ... more   less 
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