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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Ranked #25 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights for work. I arrived early and the staff was more than helpful and tried to accommodate me with an early check-in. The rooms have been recently remodeled and are nicely done. I stayed in a deluxe king size room with a pull out couch. It was than spacious with a modern executive look. The bathroom was remodeled but you could tell the counter was reused. The breakfast is minimal and lacked taste but had variety. The gym is a 10 x 10 room with 3 machines.

The location Is what stands out. If you are taking a cruise or just staying in the area, there are plenty of places in walking distance to go to. You are a quick drive to the A1A area and to the highways. Sawgrass Mills is a 20 minute drive away for your shopping pleasure. Miami is just 20 minutes away depending on traffic. Great location.

One thing to watch out for - cruise groups do stayed at this hotel because it is close to the terminal so the lobby can be extremely crowded when they are checking in and out.

  • Stayed: April 2014, 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 reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Dear Gringppr from San Juan,
Thank you so much for staying with Holiday Inn Express. We are located 1500 W Commercial Blvd. We appreciate all your kind words and information about the hotel. This might be our sister hotel as we have a gym that is 16x24 and have 2 treadmills, 2 eliptical bikes, a climber, free weights and much more in our fitness room. We are not next to the port, but do have some cruise guests.
Again, Thak You for the great review
Jo Jean and Entire staff

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

My family and I stayed here after a change in our travel plans, and we were very happy. They were able to accommodate us on very short notice, and the check-in was easy, even though it was very late at night. The room was very clean, and if we needed a place to stay again in the future, we would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank kbear24
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Dear kbear24 ny,
Thank You for the great review and for choosing our hotel. We appreciate all your kind words and will share them with the staff. We hope you visit us soon. So glad we could take care of your family while here in the area.
Safe Travels,
Jo Jean and Entire Staff

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were very happy with the hotel we chose before cruising. The only thing I should have looked at more closely was the location to the ports. We had to take a taxi and the cost was $25. The breakfast and the staff who served it were excellent. Around 11:00 am - when the breakfast had already been closed - my husband needed to take some medication and I needed a small glass of water. One of the attendants that was cleaning up the breakfast area was very kind and stopped what she was doing and brought the water to us.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank WeddingPlanner35
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jojeanallen, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Dear WeddingPlanner35,
Happy Anniversary !! Thank You for staying with us and the great 5-Star Review! We are 11 miles from Port Everglades and the International Airport. We will share all your kind words with the staff (and especially Sharon, BB attendant). Hope you enjoyed the cruise.
Our Best Regards,
Jo Jean and Staff

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We just returned after staying here with another couple from a 15 night cruise. We took advantage of the Park N Cruise package. What a great deal. The cost savings was significant. Parking at the cruise terminal is $15 per day. The fee for the shuttle to the cruise terminal is $35 for up to a party of four. We took a taxi back from the airport which cost $30 including tip. So even though you pay for your transportation back and forth it is worth it for long trips. The hotel itself is in very good shape. Although there is some road noise if you are street side of the building. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is more than adequate. We intend to stay here again on our next cruise.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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jojeanallen, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Dear vsattui123,
Thank You for the 5-star review and most of all, thanks for staying with us!! So happy you found us! We appreciate all the info for future cruisers. We will share all your review with the staff.
Hope you all enjoyed your cruise.
Warm Regards,
Jo Jean and Entire Staff

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Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This place is great! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was very, very clean and had a nice scent. They gave us several menus that deliver. We choose a pizza and sandwich shop, I'm writing this days after and forgot the name, it was so good (Chicken, bacon ranch wrap!!) thank you for the hospitality!

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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2014

Dear Angiem987,
Thank You so much for staying with us! (and for the 5-Star review). We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do keep many menus of the best delivery around us for our guests. We know you have many choices out there and again, thank you for choosing our hotel. Hope to see you next time you visit Ft Lauderdale.
We will share your comments with the entire staff.
Come Back Soon !
Jo Jean & Staff

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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

I always stay at a holiday Inn express. Just like many others this one also is my favorite. Clean rooms, great room service, and wonderful breakfast. My daughter and girlfriend loved every moment of their stay. Will be back soon from the Virgin Islands

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Da-Daddy L
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Jo Jean A, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2014

Dear Da-Daddy L
WOW!! Thanks for the great 5-Star Review. Thank You for choosing our Holiday Inn Express !! We appreciate our guests and we are glad you are coming back! Hope you are enjoying the Virgin Islands!!
See You Soon!
Jo Jean and Staff

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

This year we were heading to Fort Lauderdale a couple days before a cruise departure on Saturday March 8th (one of the busiest days for the port). In prior years, on the same weekend, we had taken the “free shuttle” from the airport to a nearby hotel (also a HI Express). With the shuttle we had found that there were large crowds of people doing the same and staying at hotels around the airport. The hotels were crowded and not well suited for the “March weekend pre-cruise crowd).
This year we looked into staying a bit farther from the airport and were amazed at the difference. First we found the HI Express FLL Exec Airport to be priced between 25% and 40% lower than the “mob” hotels around the FLL airport. Its location about seven miles north of the airport is just enough to make it a gem. We rented a car and found the hotel a short ride (up Hwy 95 to exit 32) but a taxi ride would probably be reasonably reasonable. Even with the car rental cost, the hotel was still 10 – 25% less expensive than the “airport hotels”.
We arrived by ourselves and received full attention of the desk clerk. Our room was excellent. Even though we faced West Commercial, there was no traffic noise to bother us. We went down for the HI Express breakfast which was a very complete offering and even on Saturday morning, when the hotel was probably full, there were still seats available (vs the line ups to get into the breakfast room at the other hotels).
We drove our rental car to the port and dropped off our bags before returning the car to the airport and taking a taxi (with our carry ons) to the port. The one learning we had was that some car rental firms will rent you a car at the airport and let you return it at the port (which would have saved us one taxi ride).
If we are cruising out of Fort Lauderdale in the future, we will definitely check availability at the HI Express Fort Lauderdale Exec Airport before any others.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, 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 reviewResponded March 28, 2014

Dear ebigmac from Vancouver,
We want to first say Thank You for staying with us!! We all really appreciate all the information you posted about our hotel and how much you enjoyed your stay. So glad you found us and gave us a try. 5-Star reviews are so nice for all our staff too. We will share this great review with the entire staff.
Hope to see you next tine! Hope you had a fabulous cruise.
Best Regards,
Jo Jean and Entire Staff

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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
#12 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#20 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $147 - $252 (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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