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Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Ranked #37 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Manitoba
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a late flight arrival and were looking for something with complimentary airport pick up, clean, comfortable and a good advance booking rate, and we got all. We called from airport and pick up was about 20 mins later, stops are at other hotels, too, not direct, but didn't take that long. Room was clean and beds very comfortable. (There is a fairly strong fragrance about the hallways and room, but not bad, but if you issues with scents, this would likely be a problem.) Good enough breakfast to get us all going in the morning. I sat by the pool for a while before leaving and it looked nice, but didn't have time to use it. Another reason we stayed here was that we were picking up a rental car at Budget in the morning and wanted to be close to an off- airport office (it was a $13 taxi ride; Budget took $10 off the car rental cost).

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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California
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

The king bed was good, Room about average for the type we frequent, clean with good amenities. The location is great for pre/post cruises with free shuttle service to both airport and berths. A bit pricey for a best western, but location is everything. My family stayed here in November while I was in south beach for pre cruise layover. I was told the price was 40% less, timing is everything in life. This is peak season????

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
559 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

This hotel had very nice accomodations - the room was large, modern, and clean. It was a bit pricey, especially for a best western, but location is everything:) The complimentary breakfast was fine, too. Waffles, sausage, eggs, and lots of other stuff. Nothing great, but it was very good.

The complimentary airport shuttle was a nice touch, as well. All in all a good option when needing to stay close to the airport and cruise terminal.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Room with two double beds (not facing McDonalds) was very quiet and comfortable/clean. Shame about pool side! Rack for towels empty ALL day. Dirty overflowing ashtrays from the night/early smokers. Furniture needs repair/replacing. Heater in pool so hot no refreshing swim available

  • Stayed March 2013
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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138 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is the kind of service that you appreciate, because it is rarely this good. Front desk was outstanding. If cruising, take the shuttle ($8 per person), and get the return sticker, they will drop you at the airport after your cruise. The pick up at the airport is free. The free breakfast is pretty decent also.

Room Tip: If you want a quite room, just ask for it , they are very accomodating.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I read several mixed reviews about this property before our trip. I chose this hotel due to the favorable experiences with other Best Western hotels. It took quite a long time for the shuttle from the hotel to pick us up at the airport. There were many other shuttles for other hotels streaming through the pickup areas but not the Best Western shuttle. The cab lanes were nearby and we considered a cab. I called Best Western and they told me he would be there in 15 minutes or so. Once he arrived, I sat up front and asked why it took so long. He said that he was the only driver that night and he was working as fast as he could. In the mean time he told me of places near the hotel where to find sandwiches, etc. Nice fellow.

Upon arrival to the hotel the guests lined up to check in and that did take a bit of time. The staff was friendly and the delays were caused by guests and questions about the area. The staff maintained good customer service with the two people checking in the 6-7 groups.

The room was a King bed room and was very large and the bed was comfortable. The hallways did show some use but the room and bathroom was clean. There was no odd smell as some guests have reported.

The breakfast area was large enough with about ten tables with chairs and many guests were utilizing the waffle maker. The breakfast station offered a good varitey of complimentary breakfast items, including sausage, juices and milk. It was a clean area. The shuttle to the cruise port was reasonably priced at $10 and saved a lot of anxiety since the traffic into the cruise port area was a mess, squeezing several lanes of vehicles in to just a couple of lanes entering the port area. The driver was very nice and safe for the passengers.

Overall, our experience with the Best Western and its ammenities were very satisfying, allowing us to transition our way into vacation mode.

Room Tip: We chose the larger, King bed room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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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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