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“Friendly staff, clean hotel.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

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Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Ranked #36 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Friendly staff, clean hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

Stayed a weekend here and had a GREAT time! The staff was super friendly, from valet, to the desk, bar and restaurant employees. Room was very clean, looks like there was an overhaul recently because the hotel is beautiful. Food was good, ate both dinner and breakfast there. For lunch, we wanted to go to the beach so we asked the desk for suggestions and they gave us good intel and perfect directions. Seems like a good location for access to downtown, Las Olas and A1A Beachfront. Overall, I would definitely recommend my friends and family visit here. I'll be back too!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2010

On my recent trip to Ft. Lauderdale I had the pleasure of staying at the Renaissance. From the lovely and delightful ladies at the Front Desk to the wonderful bartender. I was up on the 11th floor and had wonderful view.
I loved the big vanity in the bathroom and the terry clothe shower curtain! The GM clearly puts his passion into the hotel and it is reflective in all of his staff and feel of the hotel. Great job Mr. Sistare!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oakville, Canada
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147 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

We recently spent one week at the Renaissance Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
This trip was to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Having spent four days at the nearby Hilton Marina in November, we knew the area and the price on Hotwire was great.
This property is a clean, well-organized hotel, which caters mainly to business travellers. There were also some very large families there celebrating reunions.
The rooms and lobby at this property could benefit from updating.They are bland and dated.
Also, the atmosphere, or lack thereof in the lobby and bar areas are not condusive to leisure or romance.
The pool is small and is situated very close to the road, so there is road noise.
There were a lot of very noisy people at this pool everyday-not the hotel's fault, obviously, but not good for a relaxing holiday.
The front employees here are top notch, especially Hollis and Patti(I hope I got here name right)-very pleasant and helpful
This was just not the right match for us, who were craving quiet and relaxation.
The Hilton Marina next door is a much better choice and their pool area is beautiful.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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florida
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2010

Nice hotel , not sure if it qualifies as a 4 star property though, location is good, pool is Ok, room was comfortable except for wallpaper peeling off walls and very thin walls so its a little noisy. Staff was nice. My biggest complaint was $20 a day to park plus tax and $13 a day for wireless internet . Come on! & no not all hotels in the area charge for this service. Probably wouldn't stay again because of all the extra charges.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, FL
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2010

The only good thing about this hotel was the staff, who went out of their way to help out (in particular, a man at the front desk). As for the room, nice layout and all.. but we found that the top of the ice bucket had dried up spaghetti sauce on it.. GROSS!! The walls are so thin that I was woken up at 8 a.m. by people having sex in another room.. it was very loud! The parking was extremely annoying. First, when I tried to find the parking garage, I got lost, as it is very awkward. You have to park on the second floor, take an elevator down, walk around (outside in the rain or hot sun) to get into the hotel, then more of a walk to the elevators, which were extremely crowded when we were there, sometimes to the point that we had to wait for another one (only 2 elevators in the building). It really wouldn't have been that bad if it wasn't $20 per day!! For that much, I would expect a little easier of an experience to get to/from the car. The pool and hot tub were nice, but as previous reviews mention, the traffic noise from the street is a bit distracting when you want to relax. You can walk to a Walgreens across the street.. that is about it. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, although very overpriced. The French bakery right behind the hotel was the most overpriced I've ever seen... $10 for a bacon/egg croissant, almost $4 for a plain croissant!! No free WIFI, which is a little ridiculous for a "4 star hotel." The coffee maker in the room only allows for one cup at a time to be made. I could go on and on...

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2010

Great place to stay, one block from Port Everglades. We arrived at 9am in the morning which we knew was super early but we had just disembarked from our ship. We stored our luggage at the hotel, our cell phone numbers were taken and we were told we would be called as soon as a room became available! We never heard from them! I called a little after 2 and they said that a room had just become available. I found that a little hard to believe! The desk clerk had provided me with a map/discount book of Ft. Lauderdale so we made a great day of it even though we were exhausted and wanted to rest post cruise! We took the Carrie B tour of the Intercoastal waterway and Millionaire's Row, had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory which was right around the corner from the Carrie B and then a little shopping! So, after a week long cruise and a full day in that beautiful Florida sunshine, we were ready for our room! Room was great. Overall location was convenient, I felt we were fairly central to many things. Lots of places to eat nearby. We had a fabulous dinner at Bimini's on the Intercoastal Waterway right beside the hotel. And enjoyed lunch the next day the French Bakery right behind the hotel. We did not eat at the hotels because of the reviews I had read. Wish we had had more time there! Would definitely stay there again for pre/post cruise. We booked this thinking it was a 4 star, but don't believe it falls in that category of hotels.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2010

Stayed here for one night post-cruise. Location couldnt be beat for coming off a cruise ship. It was probably the closest hotel and our cab driver was noticeably disappointed when accepting our fare from the cruise port to the hotel. We were literally checked into the hotel by 9 am, because they had rooms available.
Decor is modern, sleek and clean. Service was good but unimpressive, especially in the restaurant.
My favorite thing about this hotel was the pool. They have a great pool with very comfortable pool beds that are covered. We ordered room service out to the pool and spent the day relaxing.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Address: 1617 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#37 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 236
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