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“Still a reasonable hotel for short stays”

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Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Ranked #38 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews
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“Still a reasonable hotel for short stays”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

This Best Western is still a good choice for short-term stays, when in Fort Lauderdale on business, or if you're there for a cruise ship departure/arrival.
However: don't expect luxury. The rooms are beginning to seem a little worn, and the overall feel of the place is that it's 'high-turnover', any day of the week. Housekeeping is good, but Management needs to upgrade the rooms with fresh carpet, drapes, etc.
A small outdoor pool is located at the back of the hotel, but few guests seem to know about it. Also, it closes at dusk, so in the winter months that's usually too early for most of us who have been traveling all day. The pool should definitely be available until 9 or 10 pm, at least.
Breakfast is provided in the small lobby in the morning. Very minimal, but it may suffice if you're not too picky.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms feel much more secure. Outdoor pool is located at the back of the hotel: rarely...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We stayed at this Best Western from January 18-21, prior to going on a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. We found the hotel to be really quite good, right from check-in to check out. The room was really clean and the bed very comfortable.
The breakfast (complimentary) is one of the best I have had at hotels. Food was hot and fresh and there was many choices for cereals etc if you didn't want eggs and sausages.
The manager Mike, went above and beyond to assist me with the hotel safe. He seemed to work many hours, yet was always very pleasant and took the time to say hello (with a smile).
We used the hotel shuttle for pick-up at the airport as well as to the cruise port. Both were very efficient.
I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a hotel close to the airport and cruise port.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fort Wayne, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We took a cruise and chose to Priceline and got this hotel. The rooms are large and updated decorating. Microwave and small kitchenette area. The glitches: No clock radio (but you can set your cell, I guess). Called for a wake-up call, and the desk person apparently didn't get it entered correctly because no call came in the morning. Good thing we were pumped about the cruise, so we were awake. Finally, trying to get the shuttle to go back to the airport to get the next shuttle to the cruise shouldn't have been a big deal. The staff should have this mastered by now as the title of this hotel explains it is there for a cruise port, too. Well, no. Very disorganized. Goodness! Note: calling for the free shuttle from the airport to the hotel - be prepared to swing around the airport 3 - 4 times as the driver (if he has a thick French accent from the Bahamas) will try to pick up every guest. Even when it is clear that guest has made another option to not take this shuttle. We were on that mini-bus for just short of an hour when it's about a 12 minutes (maximum) drive from the airport to the hotel. Goodness again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2012

Young lady at desk when we arrived 1/12/12 pm (substituting for someone else, I believe) and again early 1/13/12 was outstanding. She assisted me in connecting my Nook to Internet in the lobby while responding to phone requests from people needing driving directions to the Best Western and/or an airport shuttle to the hotel. No sign of impatience and always smiling. Also, upon check-in on 1/12, the manager made effort to book us in a first floor room as elevator was out of order that evening.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2012

We had become Best Western fans over the past few years because they all seemed to be updated and nice. This BW Plus was small and dark. The room was small. The refrigerator was off, and we didn't realize that until the next morning and the food we'd put in was spoiled.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank RAMWashington
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HIManagement84, Manager at Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Thank you for sharing your comments with us through Trip Advisor. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay. We are very disappointed that we failed to provide you with the service which you expected. We can assure you that the satisfaction of each and every one of our guests is our number one priority. We completely understand how we greatly missed the mark regarding service provided during your stay. We are taking corrective steps, so this doesn’t happen again. Please allow us to regain your trust in our product and service on your next stay in our area.
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Kingston Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed here pre-cruise. Called from the airport picked up and taken directly to hotel. Speedy check in and bags up to the room and we booked our transfers to the ship,.. additional 8$ per person. The room was huge! Since it was after 10 pm at night, the McDonalds a few steps away was great for supper. The bed was very comfy and we slept well. Breakfast the next morning was fine. Quick and efficient trip to the port. Definitely will stay here again.. great value for the money!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Judi K
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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed here prior to a cruise in December 2011.

The Manager Mike Sacco was just super..certainly went the extra mile.

The rooms and the whole facility were very clean and well maintained.

There is a small shopping mall just behind the Macdonalds and it has a liquor store.

There is a free shuttle to and from the airport

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Address: 1221 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2349
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#39 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-Story Hotel, conveniently located in the heart Fort Lauderdale, minutes from Interstate 95, Convention Center and Airport. Ideally located in the heart of the Ft. Lauderdale Air and Cruise Port, the Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port provides comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travelers to the area. Each spacious, well-appointed room is fully equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and iron/ironing board. ... more   less 
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