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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Ranked #26 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

We had reserved a suite, when we arrived the receptionist was very friendly, gave the kids cookies, we went to our suite (parents and 3 teenage boys) and were very plesantly surprised. what a great room and very clean and tidy. Would recomend to anyone to stay for hte noght (or several noghts). Thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank jazzytap
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theresagio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2011

Dear Holiday Inn Express Valued Guest,
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your summer visit to the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport hotel. Your thoughtful comments are truly appreciated. We are always extremely delighted to hear such positive feedback from our guests.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you to Fort Lauderdale.

Warm regards,

JoJean Allen
General Manager

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Reviewed September 20, 2011

I stayed in this hotel ten years ago when it was named the University Inn. Then it was showing its age and drab. On subsequent business trips to Fort Lauderdale, I stayed at the La Quinta on the other side of the Executive Airport. The La Quinta gradually went down hill so I was pleasantly surprised to read the tripadvisor reviews of this hotel.

PROS: I can't say enough good things about this hotel and the changes it's gone through. The lobby is bright and modern with an attentive front desk clerk. The parking lot was well lit and patrolled by a guard in a golf cart. The king non-smoking room was large, spotless and did not have that taletell smell of covered-up cigarette smoke found in some hotels (and the hallway was smoke free as well). The bed had five pillows ranging from soft to firm (labeled on the pillow cases). The lamps on the bedside tables had electrical outlets (making it easy to recharge a cell phone and keep it close to the bed). There was a easy chair with ottoman and a couch, plus a desk and chair. There was a 32" flat screen HD TV (this means non-HD channels were a bit fuzzy), a microwave, refrigerator and safe big enough for a 17" laptop (note to anyone whose seen the YouTube video showing hotel safes easily opened by entering a series of zeros, it didn't work on this safe). There were plenty of towels and washcloths. Big showerhead in the tub and, get this, a real exhaust fan. No ceiling mold, waterstains or discolored tile grout. And all this for around $90/night, including taxes (with AAA discount).

CONS: When the next door neighbor slammed his door, the headboard vibrated. There was a split in the upholstery on one of the sofa's arms.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank EdRoyOdem
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theresagio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2011

Dear Ed,
Thank you for selecting our hotel during your recent business travel and for this most positive review. We are pleased that you found our hotel worthy of such praise.
Last year, we completed a renovation of the entire hotel and we are delighted that you were able to experience our wonderful new property.
I appreciate all of the compliments regarding the accommodations and our staff.
We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations and I thank you again for taking the time to write such a thorough review of our hotel.
We hope to have you back soon!

Warm regards,

JoJean Allen
General Manager
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Hotel

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Reviewed September 19, 2011

I have been coming to FXE for the last 10 years on my visits to my home office. In all these years I have stayed in almost every hotel within a 5 mile radius of the airport and was I pleasantly surprised when this facility opened. By far it is the cleanest hotel with the friendliest staff I have encountered in the area. Great breakfasts are the norm and security that actually works the entire property and not just the lobby. It is well worth the stay......

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank usmctnlrat
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theresagio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2011

Dear Valued Holiday Inn Express Guest,
We are glad to read that you had a wonderful experience at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Hotel.
I am delighted that you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations and our delicious complimentary hot breakfast.
Thank you for your kind words regarding the cleanliness of your room, as it is great to see the hard work of our Housekeeping staff recognized so nicely in your review.
Our goal is to provide excellent service to all guests and I am thrilled that our staff exceeded your expectations.
When you travel again to the Fort Lauderdale area, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back!

Warm Regards,

JoJean Allen
General Manager

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Reviewed September 19, 2011

We stayed here on Saturday night after traveling from the Daytona Beach area to go to the Ohio State/Miami game. This hotel was perfect for our 1-night trip. It was recently renovated with beautiful granite in the bathrooms, updated lighting, tv, carpet and paint. It was extremely modern and done in great taste. Our bathroom was way nice than what we have at home. We were certainly impressed and this hotel has definitely stepped up its game. The hot breakfast in the morning was great - hot scrambled eggs, bacon, muffins, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, cereal...anything you could ever want and it was included in the price. Great hotel at a great price. If we're ever in the area again, we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Thanks!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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theresagio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2011

Dear Steph and Bobby,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review and it is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at our property.
So glad our convenient location close to both the Florida Turnpike and I-95, worked out well for your travel down south to Miami.
We love to hear that you enjoyed our fabulous accommodations and wonderful complimentary hot breakfast.
Thank you again for taking the time to post your review and we look forward to your next stay with us.

Warm regards,

JoJean Allen
General Manager
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed overnight while in Ft. Lauderdale. Hotel is about 15 minutes or so from the beach areas. Nice clan hotel easy access and located near fast food and casual restaurants. Nice and convenient if you do not want to spend a fortune in lodging and you do not mind the 15 min. drive to the airport or beach area. Hotel is very clean and rooms are nice. Small outdoor pool but ok for some relaxation. Free parking and complimentary internet. Very friendly staff. Asked for a wake-up call but never received it. Overall it is a good hotel and a great value.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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theresagio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2011

Dear Holiday Inn Express Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time from your busy day to share your most recent experience with us while staying Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Hotel.
We love to hear that enjoyed our fabulous accommodations and I thank you for your comments regarding the cleanliness; as it is great to see the hard work of our Housekeeping staff recognized so nicely in your review.
Our goal is to provide excellent service to all guests and I am delighted that we exceeded your expectations during your stay.
I hope you will let me know when you are returning as I would like to make that wake up call mishap to you!
Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your stay on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

JoJean Allen
General Manager

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Reviewed September 10, 2011

I stay in this hotel on each of my business trips to Ft. Lauderdale and have never been disappointed. It is well-maintained, and the customer service is the best!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank Sandra7Florida
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theresagio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2011

Dear Sandra,
I am so pleased that you have enjoyed your visits to our hotel. Your thoughtful comments are truly appreciated. We are always extremely delighted to hear such positive feedback from our guests.
Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm regards,

JoJean Allen
General Manager
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Hotel

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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Staff very friendly.

Good for both families and business travelers alike.

Rooms are spacious. Air conditioning unit worked very well. Medium size refridgerator is great. Coffee maker in the room. Toiletries I voided a shower cap, moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, soaps. Shower: wonderful shower head and curved shower rod. Blow dryer was great! And that is a rare find.

Very economical and 2 minutes away from FXA, Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Breakfast had variety and food was good, especially the cinnamon buns.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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theresagio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2011

Dear Holiday Inn Express Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking time to write a review. Testimonies such as yours.... is our goal!!! We have a great staff that cares. It is nice to hear you enjoyed our complimentary hot breakfast and our wonderful accommodations and amenities. Thanks again and make a trip back soon.

Warm regards,

JoJean Allen
General Manager
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Hotel

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Address: 1500 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-3010
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#11 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#12 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#20 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $129 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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