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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Ranked #21 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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London, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic Pre-Cruise Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

Super friendly staff and a great, clean and comfortable hotel. We stayed here for 2 nights pre-cruise and chose the Holiday Inn mostly for its price, sharing a room with 2 queen beds amongst the four of us. With a car, this hotel is only a 20 minute drive from the Port, and only a few minutes drive to restaurants and shopping. They have a nice pool and a great hot breakfast including a really cool "pancake making machine".

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Dear London, Canada Broomboyz..

Thank You for staying with us on your way to your cruise. ( Hope you had a great time on the cruise)! We appreciate the great review and look forward to seeing you in the future. Glad you enjoyed the pancake machine (best new item on our breakfast buffet!)
Come back and see us in the future.
Sincerely
Jo Jean & Staff
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Sarasota,FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way to Mexico, and would definitely return. The location is great. Very close to route 95 and the airport. Also, not far from Lauderdale- by-the-Sea, which is a good spot for cocktails and dinner. The room was immaculate and very spacious, with a separate sitting area, beautiful bathroom, and very comfortable king bed. Breakfast the next day was continental but offered many varied choices. The frontdesk staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The hotel entrance isn't the easiest to see, so you should turn at the stoplight right before the hotel and proceed around the block to the entrance.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Saras0tagirl
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Dear 'SarasotaGirl'

Thank You for the great review. We are glad you chose to stay with us. Come back the next time you visit or are passing through...(PS...Sarasota is such a beautiful place)
Hope you enjoyed your Mexican trip.
Best Regards
Jo Jean & Staff
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toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

Stayed here as we weren't checking into our beach hotel until Monday! What a great hotel right off the highway if you are driving. All personnel were very friendly and helpful. Nice pool area. Great breakfast in the morning! Only 15 minutes down Commercial Blvd. to the beach with lots of restaurants. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, February 5, 2012
Dear Ms Doris from Toronto

We are so glad you stayed with us. Thanks for the great review. We appreciate all our guests and like to hear how you stay was. Hope to see you in the future on your travels to Fort Lauderdale....
Sincerely
Jo Jean and Staff
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Having spent my life in the travel business I have inspected and reviewed many hundreds of hotels. This is one of the best in the world. Many of the big, expensive, hotels have no character and the employees are made of stone. You could stay there for 6 weeks and the front desk staff still would not know you. I have also staid in 3 Holiday Inns in Fort Lauderdale. None compares or even comes close to this one.

When you walk in the door one or two eager happy faces greet you from the front desk and every time you pass the desk there are more smiles and greetings. All the other staff members are just as alert and helpful as those on the front desk and all of this is due to the General Manager Jo Jean Allen.

The hotel is fairly close to several good restaurants and is in a nice neighborhood. They also have the best breakfast buffet I have seen in any Holiday Inn Express. usually my reports have some negatives - not this one. Everything was VERY positive

I hope I have not been too enthusiastic because I want to be sure I can get a room here next time I come in from my home in Costa Rica. This fine hotel should be full every night of the year. But I hope they always have one room left for me.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, February 3, 2012
Dear Valued Guests,

WOW...what can I say? THANKS for the great review. We love our guests and want each and every guest to feel at home and comfy. We think your enthusiasium is refreshing !! So, please come back and see us next time you are in the Ft Lauderdale area.
Best Regards
Jo Jean and Staff
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Hampton Roads, VA
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128 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed at this hotel on both sides of a Ft. Lauderdale cruise. This property is very clean and well managed. The staff were friendly and helpful in every way. Price was fair, convenient to the airport, cruise terminal, and beach. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, February 1, 2012
Dear Hampton Roads Guests,

Just wanted to say 'Thanks' for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to be of service to you during your stay here before and after your cruise. Hope to see you on the next trip to Ft Lauderdale, whether for a cruise or just to relax in the warm FLA weather.

Best Regards
Jo Jean and Staff
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Bay Shore, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

Just spent 4 nights at the HIE FLEA and came away with nothing but a positive experience. Nice clean and safe hotel in a good location. Close to all and very affordable. Friendly staff, nice breakfast. Overall a great value. Will highly recommend...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank amerikaan314
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, January 31, 2012
Dear Guest from Bay Shore

Thank You for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all your comments. Please come back to see us in the future when visiting sunny FLA... I will pass on your kind words to our staff members
Simcerely,
Jo Jean and Staff
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

We were looking for a hotel close to the Ft. lauderdale airport to catch a flight home in the morning. Trip Advisor had rated this one highly and we were not disappointed.
It was immaculately clean, the front desk was both friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and well lit, and the bed comfortable.
It was a bit difficult getting into this place because there's no signage once you get off Commercial Boulevard and you partially drive through an office park.
The fitness room lacks weights. Breakfast does not start until 6:30 so we missed it due to an early flight. Caveat: the photo of the bathroom on the website was not in our room.
Nonetheless a very good value. Thanks Trip Advisor.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
Dear Raymond from Connecticut

Thanks for staying with us at our hotel. We appreciate all our guest and thank you for taking the time to review us. We have submitted a requested for a permit to put a new drive on the 15th Street side of our hotel, so if you make a turn at 15th, you will not have to go around the back through the office park. It should be approved by summer and installed soon after. This will make it easier to drive right in.
Glad the hotel was comfy and hope to see you in the future. Although we do not have regular weights, we do have many 'bands' for resistance exercise. We also have 'in-room' sets at the front desk with the door handle set up so you can exercise in your room.
PS (There are 2 different bath photos on the site) The one with the walk in shower is located in our 16 suites.
Best Regards
Jo Jean and Staff
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Property: Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
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
#12 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#20 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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