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“Very nice pre-cruise stay” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Burlington, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Very nice pre-cruise stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were very impressed with the look of this hotel when we arrived in the shuttle from the airport. The exterior looked well tended and pretty. Check-in was friendly and efficient, and our room was very nice - comfortable bed and clean spacious room. The pool was very pretty with the waterfall, though the pool towels were a little skimpy. The two cats hanging around may not have been on staff but they looked like someone was showing them some care and compassion (saw evidence that someone was feeding them). It doesn't hurt to show some humanity. Anyway, we were told at the front desk that there was a shopping centre 1/4 mile away - it was waaaaaaaay longer than that and not through the best neighborhood - it was a little dark and, while not quite scary, not the most comfortable walk coming back. The hotel looked quite glamorous with its nighttime lighting and the pool was open late for another swim. The hot tub was just a little too hot. Breakfast was OK but nothing special (included with our room). The shuttle system to get everyone to their various cruise ships was very well organized with the driver playing a selection of cruise-related music to get everyone psyched. Altogether a nice one night stay pre-cruise but not close to anything if you wanted a longer Florida vacation.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayFLL, Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dusty008,

Thank you so much for staying with us and the wonderful review & star rating of our property. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the shuttle service to be of value. We can't wait to see you again!

Thank you,
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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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Florida
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I stayed here for two nights recently on business. I travel to this area frequently and like to try to try different hotels in the area. I had no major issues at all and the stay was very pleasant. Front desk staff were extremely polite and helpful. I did not eat at the restaurant or use the pool, so I cannot comment on those things. Hotel is right off of 95 and close to restaurants and shopping if you have a car. Denny's and McDonalds are within walking distance. Here is a brief rundown of the good and bad.

Pros:
Excellent wifi connection
Fridge, microwave and coffeemaker in room
USA today delivered every morning
Very good water pressure! Something that is hard to find in hotels.
Comfortable mattress
Quiet-I barely heard a peep inside my room
Fast elevators, which is a pet peeve of mine
Decent flat screen with good selection of channels
Towels were good quality and plentiful

Cons:
PILLOWS-omg these are the worst pillows I've ever slept on. They were pillow cases stuffed with foam pieces or something. They really need to get some real pillows. This was the worst thing about the stay.
Room was a bit crowded. I had a junior suite and it had too much furniture. There was barely room to set up my ironing board, and there was literally a foot and a half between the end of the bed and the wall to get to the bathroom.
Carpet was fairly worn and had a big spot in the middle. It looked like someone had a major spill there that they couldn't get out.

As you can see, minimal issues and overall a decent place. If they replaced the pillows, I would have no problem staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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HolidayFLL, Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Vegasluvr,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our property. We are pleased to inform you that every room in our hotel has had the pillows replaced with Holiday Inn's signature pillows. Now you will find a variety of pillows on each and every bed in our hotel. You will find 2 firm pillows (the pillow cases are embroidered to let you know which is which) and you will find 2 soft on each bed. We have been getting quite a few positive reviews on the new pillows, our guests love them!

With that being said, we hope to see you again in the very near future, and would hope that Holiday Inn Hollywood will become your home away from home.

Thank you,
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australia
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Check in was fast and friendly after our free airport shuttle. After being told there is a shuttle every half hour and waiting much longer we finally rang the hotel to tell them we were waiting and they arrived some 15 mins. later.
Finally we could walk across the road to McDonalds for a quick feed before it closed after our long flight from Australia. Also across road is a Petrol Station so we got a few refreshing beers to take back to the room.
NOTE ! If you are staying pre cruise, (like we were) you can get your allowable 2 bottles of wine there too for under $10 , small variety but good value
Room was quite large, had 2 queen beds , but rather strange big boxy pillows which we later learnt could be replaced with a choice of others. Bathroom has had an update and all was clean and tidy.
Breakfast wasn't included but only $9 for basics which was fine.
Hotel arranged transfer for us at a reasonable $10 each to the shipping terminal, a ride of only about 15 mins.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayFLL, Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Speaktruly,

Thank you very much for staying with us before your cruise. We are delighted that you found our facility to be both convenient and accommodating. Come back and see us again, soon!
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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15 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We reserved 4 rooms in February prior to our cruise. The hotel was nice and clean the pool area was great. Plus, it was a very competitive rate (even though it ended up costing me a lot more as you will read below). The only thing we wished was that the bar opened earlier than 5:00pm. The pool area was busy and we were there for several hours in the afternoon but you could not get a drink until 5:00. Think they are missing some easy revenue here.

Unfortunately, once our group left the pool I went to the room, noticed my wallet was missing, and IMMEDIATELY went back to our table . The table had been cleaned and chairs moved but there was no wallet. I asked at the front desk and bar and no one reported it turned in. We continued to search and finally found it in a trash can in the Men's room. Fortunately all my ID and payment cards were in it but over $400 in cash was missing. The mananger was helpful in that he viewed a camera leading into the men's room but did not apparently have a good angle. I just hope it was not the employee who cleared the table who did a quick cash grab but seems logical it could have been. But it is hard to accuse someone with no proof even if they had the opportunity.

So, other than a $400+ lesson it was a good stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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HolidayFLL, Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Blueboro,

We are happy to hear that for the most part you enjoyed your stay with us. We are saddened to hear that someone may have taken advantage of your wallet that was left out by the pool. I am happy to hear that our staff was able to locate the wallet for you, even though it was missing the cash.

Please come back and see us again.
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The room was clean and spacious. The staff were pleasant. The pool temp was very cold which was disappointing. Lots of noise and activity in the hallways at night which didnt allow for a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayFLL, Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
cybersue355,

We are very sorry to hear that our pool was cold. We have investigated this, and we have corrected this issue immediately. I am happy to report that our pool is back up to normal temperature of 86 degrees, and also the Jacuzzi is at a steaming 100 degrees.

We thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we do hope to see you again, soon!
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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

In general, this hotel was correct for a night transfert between two flights, hotel is old but confort is ok. You can have dinner there and also get the menu delivered in your room. Beware kitchen is closing at 10pm. We have ordered at 9h30 and 15 minutes later we get delivered. The food was good and the price correct. Nothing to say about that. The breakfast in the morning is also correct, you have the choice between continental or american buffet breakfast. the quality of the food is correct and the price also. The main concern for me was the long long waiting time for the shuttle at the airport. We wait for 1 hour before to try to get them on the phone to see was going on. After 7 minutes keeping me waiting in line (yes 7 minutes!!!) they told me that they just send the driver and that normally we have to phone to get picked up! Ok super I didn't know that and this is not written on the website and not written anywhere in fact. You should know it, incredible! So in total we have wait 1h30 to get the shuttle! On my arrival I explained the situation to the receptionnist but she said "yes I understand but you have to call". When I said to her, it is not stipulate somewhere she said yes I know. Ok nothing to expect from her... That's give a strange impression and for the price I paid I was expecting a little bit better service. So the shutlle is very practical but beware, call them UPON arrival to be sure you will not wait too much.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayFLL, Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Preciousdog:

We are very sorry to hear that our shuttle service was not prompt. Sometimes our shuttle service does run a little behind when the airport is very busy. Our complimentary shuttle service can only accommodate so many passengers at one time, for everyone's safety.

We are happy to hear that you found the restaurant to be of your liking. Please come back and see us again soon.

Thank you,
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Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Room was clean and quiet. Everyone on staff was friendly. Manager is available. Transportation from airport is convenient. Transportation from hotel to port is smooth and $10 per person. There is a Denny's and McDonalds across the road if you don't eat in hotel restaurant. A gas station/food mart is next door. We bought a case of water there to take on cruise with us. Hotel price was a bit high for us but typical for the hotels on Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale and we slept well rather than saving money on some "no-tell" motel. I recommend this Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed March 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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HolidayFLL, Manager at Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Donny,

Thank you so much for your review of our property. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found our shuttle transportation to be of value to get you to your cruise ship. We also hope that you enjoyed your cruise, and we greatly look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in the area.

Thank you,
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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*
Number of rooms: 150
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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