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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel

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1500 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1702
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#59 of 139 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.2
Value
4.0
Within Minutes to Port Everglades Cruise Port and Convention Center Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Cruise Airport Hotel. We are within walking distance to the Port Everglades Cruise Port entrance and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Our hotel is the perfect location for business and leisure travelers. Located just minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Beach, and Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of Fort Lauderdale between Miami and West Palm Beach. We are close to many things to do in Fort Lauderdale including the Beach, the shops, restaurants, and the Waterways. Guests can take a stroll to many local favorite restaurants, jump on the Sun Trolley and go to the beach or the Galleria Mall, or enjoy the Water Taxi on Intercoastal waterways. Other To-Do attractions include Museum of Discovery and Science, Jungle Queen Riverboats, Swimming Hall of Fame, and the Riverwalk.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fence around pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Beaufort, South Carolina70 contributions8 helpful votes
I've been staying here for a long time even after they out of the garage and the other wing. The snack section could have been refilled on a Friday afternoon they were all out of ice cream and chips and crackers and it was real skinny. Breakfast was pretty good it's not as good as most Holiday inns I've been to but it's it's all right it'll pass. Bed was comfortable I was on the port side they said but all I could see was concrete. And that's about it I've been staying I'll always stay I'll come down half a dozen times a year or more and always stay there if I can. The staff is friendly and and I used to live in Fort Lauderdale so I know my way around.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Gwen Thurman, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jul 7, 2022
Thanks for choosing us time and time again. Thank you for sharing your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Allen B wrote a review Jun 2022
Muskegon, Michigan958 contributions534 helpful votes
Great location, friendly staff, very good breakfast, clean room, comfortable bed. We had a maintenance issue with the window blind but it was fixed promptly. Only complaints would be low water pressure in the shower and those amazing disappearing pillows that go flat and are so uncomfortable that are being used by all the IHG HIE hotels now. Otherwise, this is a good place to stay for the price.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Gwen Thurman, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jul 7, 2022
We are so pleased you found our staff to be great your breakfast to be great at our location to be great. Thank you for the great review
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Elaine N wrote a review Jun 2022
Petawawa, Canada9 contributions1 helpful vote
What was good: The staff: David the shuttle bus driver, front desk was lovely and super helpful at both check in and check out; breakfast ladies were fantastic -- great job everyone. What wasn’t fantastic: so noisy. We slept but were awakened with every door slam and every group of guests yakking it up in the corridor. This is a travel hotel so be considerate of your neighbours. We had a bit later check out and had two knocks on the door and two phone calls in the morning. I feel like the staff are trying really hard and are very positive in their work. The shuttle bus lady was bossy as heck. Left a bad taste for me see her bossing David to “get out of the way!” The bus costs $ 15-20 USD pp and is pretty gross. It’s just over a New York minute to the port, so take a cab instead. It was raining and I got totally soaked from water running INSIDE the shuttle. The driver was helpful with bags but impatient with other drivers. The shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary; the one to the cruise port IS NOT. It costs companies a lot of $$ to have entry into the port so this is always a pay item no matter what. Would I stay here again. It’s not likely but never say never.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gwen Thurman, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jun 6, 2022
We love that our staff provided you with excellent service. We will address your concerns with our staff and we thank you for your feedback.
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Geri L wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent, top notch customer service from the front desk receptionist Marie. One of the best services I’ve ever had at a hotel. She tried her best to accommodate us and help us and was nothing but friendly and caring and professional. We did have problems with the hotel shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Two shuttles passed us saying that another shuttle will get us but never did. After waiting for 30 minutes in the hot, humid air with a crying 1 year old, we gave up and ended up using Uber. They also didn’t have a crib for us, but our son was able to sleep with us in the bed. (The pullout bed was not comfortable at all). Breakfast was simple, but good. Hotel is in a great location, walking distance to many stores and restaurants.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Take Uber
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Responded Jun 6, 2022
We love that our staff provided you with Top Notch service and you enjoyed your stay. Thank you
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Dave A wrote a review May 2022
Baltimore, Maryland48 contributions16 helpful votes
I stayed in a room with 2 queen beds for 6 nights. Room was clean, nicely decorated. Mattresses were comfortable although approaching time for replacement. Great breakfast with lots of variety. However breakfast items such as fruit and milk frequently were depleted early and staff responded they did not have replacements. Front desk staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. My only criticism is that the room is very cramped and has a serious storage problem. It might work better as a room with just a single king bed. If I was staying for just a night or two the storage issue would not have been a problem. But the 2 limited size drawers were clearly inadequate for a week's stay for one person much less for 2. The room has a rolling table that pulls out from under the counter for a desk-height surface. While it was usable, when the table is pulled out, there is no room between the end of the bed and the counter for a desk chair. I made it work by placing the rolling table at a 90 degree angle, but it was contorted.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Gwen Thurman, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jun 6, 2022
Glad you found your room to be clean and comfortable and enjoyed a great breakfast to start your day. Thank you
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TravelLady724 wrote a review May 2022
Sun City, Arizona439 contributions50 helpful votes
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Very nice hotel close to the airport. King room was very large and comfortable. There was a microwave and refrigerator. Good size bathroom. Plenty of room for 2 people to get ready in the morning. Nice selection of breakfast items with a server. Secure parking garage. Will stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gwen Thurman, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded May 5, 2022
On behalf of our entire team we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. We are so very pleased that you found a room to be spacious and you enjoyed your stay. Thank you
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Selena G wrote a review Apr 2022
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The location is great. Hard to contact a hotel for a ride when you are cheap and don't want to turn on your phone to call them. The hotel was wonderful and would stay here again. We were placed in the older part of the hotel and it was ok. Our room attendant forgot to leave some amenities but I was able to get more items at the front desk. Breakfast worked wonderfully. We got an Uber to the cruise port. Got an XL for $14. It's close but not walkable. Was able to walk to the bridge and look at our ship before boarding. The shopping complex is great. When to the burger place in the shopping center it was yummy. Plan on staying again in 2024.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Gwen Thurman, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded Apr 24, 2022
Thank you for your your great review. Thank you for your feedback
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william wrote a review Apr 2022
Marlton, New Jersey4 contributions
Clean rooms and pool. Front desk staff was very helpful. Shuttle to airport at 5 am is a bonus. Would stay here again. BTW shopping center across street has some undesirable characters. Supermarket has ready to go food and booze. Pita place in shopping center was great.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gwen Thurman, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded Apr 24, 2022
On behalf of our Entire staff we are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we exceeded your expectations. Thank you
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John wrote a review Mar 2022
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Stayed at hotel for cruise. Hotel was fine but transportation AFTER cruise was a LIE and they stole our money. Waited at cruise terminal to airport for over 1.5 hours and nothing came. All the phone numbers given to us weren’t working or no one picked up. Luckily didn’t miss flight as we went ahead and booked a Lyft…other people weren’t so lucky. Go with LYFT or UBER or Taxi.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gwen Thurman, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded Apr 24, 2022
We are terribly sorry you had issues with your return shuttle. Unfortunately it is a third-party company but we would love to help you if we can. Thank you
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Dar642015 wrote a review Mar 2022
North Vancouver, Canada39 contributions4 helpful votes
We checked in at the Holiday Inn at Astoria Oregon Super friendly receptionist Peggy Sue loved her. very disappointing when we checked in our room and it was filthy. So sad. We complained and Peggy Sue upgraded us and bought us each a small but so appreciate it bottle of wine. Peggy Sue made our experience fabulous. Thank you Peggy Sue and may they make you manager
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Responded Mar 25, 2022
Hi Dar642015, Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport thanks you for your stay. Here we strive to provide a quality stay in an environment of peace with a quick pick-me-up breakfast. I received your remarks, and I am sorry for the problems with our cleaning services. I know this is not what you expected from a quality chain like ours. I shared your comments with our managers and took action to avoid this from happening again. I invite you to come and visit us on your next travel and get the service of excellence characteristic of our chain. Great wishes, Oscar C. Case Manager IHG Service
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$134 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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holiday inn express ft. lauderdale convention center-cruise hotel, holiday inn ft lauderdale, holiday inn fort lauderdale, fort lauderdale holiday inn
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United StatesFloridaBroward CountyFort Lauderdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lagerhead Cycleboats (0.2 miles), Funderdome (0.07 miles), and Harbor Shops Mall (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laspada's Hoagies, Gilbert's 17th Street Grill, and Fresh First.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.