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“Clean and okay, but I would only use it for an overnighter”

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Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Dania Beach
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“Clean and okay, but I would only use it for an overnighter”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

I LOVE Hilton Garden Inns! LOVE them! I like how consistent they are. I like knowing that when I book into a Hilton Garden Inn in a strange city, that I can count on a pleasant stay.

That said, the Hilton Garden Inn in Dania/Fort Lauderdale was a little "tired". I found everything about it a little drab and worn. The food in the restaurant was terrible. It took too long and when it arrived it was cold and burnt.

The room was clean. The bed was fresh and comfortable. The water was yellow... I don't understand that, but it was probably just the color of the area's water in general? I hope?

A nice perk is they offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. They also offer complimentary shuttle service to local restaurants and shopping... which was very nice.

The location of the hotel is a *tad* unpleasant. They lock the front doors at night.

Again, we just needed somewhere to lay our head, and our bed was clean and comfortable, as is always the case with Hilton Garden Inns. We just would have like a nice dinner, etc, as we were weary travellers. Oh well. It was good for one night, but I would NEVER stay longer.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Stayed 2 nights before our cruise and would try somewhere else. Staff friendly but breakfast very overpriced and rooms clean but not to the standards I like. Close to shopping but found sleeping hard due to the train whistles that blew thru the night, All in all not a bad place but I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights prior to a cruise. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The location was very convenient across the street from many stores and restaurants. The shuttle will take you to nearby locations for free and others for a small fee. The hotel was very clean, has a nice pool area and restaurant/bar area (a little pricey I thought). Overall a very good experience. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Being the middle of cruise season, the hotel was very busy and seemed crowded. The rooms are standard HGI and very comfortable. The restaurant has a limited menu (as compared to other HGI properties that I have stayed at) and portion sizes were small, while prices were large. Also, the price of cocktails and wine in the restaurant is well above standard. Definitely go the little plaza out on Stirling for bagel breakfast, and the many restaurants down Oakwood for dinner...the shuttle will take you there and pick you up. Cruise shuttle is a reasonable $8 per person.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Enjoyed our stay, room was nice, pool and hot tub were excellent.
Convenient and great price.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

While this is an older HGI property, still the rooms and public areas are well maintained, and we found our three night's stay here to be comfortable and fine for my wife and myself. Arriving about 1 PM, we had to wait for half an hour for our room (note that regular checkin time is 3 PM) and we were assigned a room on the second floor, as our smoking preference was noted (we're both cigarette smokers), and our request for extra coffee and sugar in the room was always there each day. Room was kept clean and neat by housekeeping, and the HGI bed was excellent for a good night's sleep. No adjustment of the bed's firmness needed, and my wife commented on how comfortable it was.

Breakfast in the hotel dining area was complimentary for us (Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond members get the comped breakfast), while other guests pay, I think, $12.95 per person. Standard buffet breakfast, with choices of egg dishes. pancakes, waffles, and all the breakfast meats and breads. Tip: If you like "eggs over", order them over well, as our orders of eggs over medium brought eggs that were too runny, and not cooked to the "medium" style we like.
Otherwise the restaurant staff were friendly and helpful and efficient.
Evening dinner in the restaurant had a limited menu, but sufficient if you didn't have a car or didn't want to search for a restaurant nearby.

We found all the staff to be professional, courteous, and helpful throughout our stay, with a smile and hello each time.

Several fast food outlets close by, and a small shopping mall across the street, but nothing immediately near if you want larger malls or restaurants, so you'll need a car, although the airport shuttle driver said they would take you to nearby restaurants after 4 PM for no charge (tip expected of course), and pick you up from them after your meal.

Didn't see lots of "cruise people" during our three night stay during the week, but on Friday when we were checking out, the lobby was filled with lots of people arriving for their overnight stay before their Saturday cruises, so note that the lobby and checkin can be very busy during those times. We also saw some airline's flight deck crew staying at the hotel, probably because of its proximity to the airport.

The cookies in the lobby after 5 PM are delicious, and we wish they were left out earlier for a snack.

All in all, a good stay, with a comfortable, clean room and a friendly, helpful staff, at a reasonable rate for this time of year in Florida. Not near all the "action" of Fort Lauderdale, so you'll need a car for exploring, but still good for cruise people or if you have business in the area.

Room Tip: High speed internet is free for Hilton Gold and Diamond members, as is the breakfast buffet. Shuttle...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

Relatively close to the airport and the port from which to start a cruise. Very clean and friendly stuff. Breakfast is continental and I'd suggest fast food around, which would be much cheaper. Missing: no food for lunch in a small local restaurant. Not cheap.
The area is hard to navigate without a car; we got a package that included a car - recommended!
There is the shuttle from/to the hotel, but it is NOT wheelchair accessible, so be prepared to spend $21 each way for a taxi.

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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port
Address: 180 SW 18th Ave, Dania Beach, Dania Beach, FL 33004-3105
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Dania Beach
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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dania Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Dania Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Dania Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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