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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport
Ranked #29 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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“Comfortable and clean, with friendly and helpful staff.”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

This summer was our third time in less than a year, staying here. We find the location convenient and close to all that are necessary for a comfortable stay. The rooms are always clean and the staffs are always pleasant.

The front desk staffs were always friendly and willing to assist with answers to questions, and suggestions to available services and activities within the area.

The breakfast was relatively good and fresh; our only disappointment is the juice that is serviced with breakfast, the orange juice should really be REAL Orange juice, not water-down imitation. We would probably expect this in an area that has a hard time getting fresh produce, but Florida is known as the Garden State and the top producer of oranges, so this was a bit of a surprise us.

The other thing that we noticed this time around was that most of the children TV channels were taken off the TV. This can and has been a let-down for children who look forward to hanging-out and relaxing after a long day at the beach before heading out to dinner.

None-the-less we would readily stay here again and definitely tell our friends about it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. I am pleased to hear that you have stayed with us before and that you continue to return because of our location and service. Our staff strive daily to provide all guests with the excellent service they expect and deserve while staying at our Hotel.

What you experienced with the orange juice may have been an isolated situation where the juice needed to be refilled. I do apologize. I will look into the situation and make the necessary improvements.

Also, we now have the children TV channels available (Nickleon, Disney and Cartoon).

I look forward to your return visit and hope to meet you during your stay.

Warmest Regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Not fancy, but extremely functional. The HIE is well located near the airport and Port Everglades. The staff really make the difference. People are friendly and helpful. There is a computer and printer to print boarding passes,free breakfast and free airport shuttle. We stayed here before and after our cruise and would stay here again. Clean, functional room. Nothing fancy, but well worth it for the low rate. Free airport shuttle and breakfast free wifi.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. All of us here at the Holiday Inn Express Convention Center/Cruise Port hotel strive daily to provide our guests with the excellent service the deserve during their stay. It nice to hear that we succeeded. Our hotel is the perfect location for pre/post cruisers as well as business travelers. We are surrounded by over 16 restaurants and shops... all within walking distance from the hotel! Our front desk staff and shuttle services are available 24 hours.
I will share your comment with our staff. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you during your next stay.

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Gloria Williams
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Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here in between cruises and after our second cruise. It was very conveniently located, with The BoatHouse restaurant, Ross and WalGreens super close and the Trolley to Macy's at the front door. We walked a couple of blocks to catch the bus to Aventura Mall.
Staff were super helpful and friendly. The breakfast was well worth it as was the free airport shuttle. Pity that the cruise shuttle was $8 each given that it was so close.
A ground floor room was much more convenient than battling he luggage in the lift.
Would stay again.

Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. We take great pride in the service we provide our guests on a daily basis. Our location is perfect for pre/post cruisers and I am happy to hear you were able to enjoy the easy access to shops and restaurants.

Please note that an alternate means of transportation to the cruise port from our hotel is by taxi. They are readily available and the charge is approximately $10 per car load (average of 4 people) plus luggage. Our staff will make the call for you!
Again, thank you so much for your kind words and I look forward to having you back again and again.

Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The hotel is very close to the convention center. Good rooms, kind staff, couple of restaurants nearby. I attended an event in the convention center an found the location convenient. Not too close to shopping malls.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2012

An easy 3 block walk to the convention center. Free parking and a decent free hot breakfast. Hotel was quiet and well run. Great for conference attendees looking to keep their costs down. Oh yeah, no pool!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed 7/21/12 in room 313 one night prior to our cruise on the Allure. I called them from FLL airport when my flight arrived and they sent the free shuttle to get us. Tipped the female driver $8. Much cheaper than a cab. Lobby is small but very tastefully done. The two ladies at the front desk are friendly and welcoming. Our room was not ready, they were booked solid.Even the lobby was packed. So no early check in. Visited Ross and nearby shopping center while we waited. I loved that Panera Bread was nearby. Walgreens is also within walking distance. No need to rent car. Room was ready before 3 PM. Room was clean and nice. Loved the bathroom. Hated the tub faucet, took some figuring out. Bed was comfy. TV was a nice flat screen. The free breakfast was decent. Staff was attentive and helpful. Breakfast room was small and filled up fast. But the staff replenished the items often. As a Priority Rewards member I opted for late check out.
Since I had read other reviews. I declined there $8 per person shuttle to the cruise port. Instead took a cab for less. And the cab waited for me while I went into walgreens to get my case of bottled water to take on the ship.
Will recommend this hotel. Only dislike was that when booking had to pay extra as a Priority member to earn my points for the stay.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

perfectly located for a cruise departure! With many services close to hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport
Address: 1500 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1702
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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 Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#22 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#26 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale hotel, an unsurpassed option among hotels near the Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. We are located in the heart of it all and offer a 24 hour complimentary airport shuttle. We are located one block from the north entrance of Port Everglades. Dozens of great restaurants are within walking distance. Our premiere location is also just 2 blks. From the Broward County Convention Center and adjacent to two large shopping centers. For only $1.75 Per person, any guest may catch the bus to Fort Lauderdale Beach or to the Galleria Mall right from the front of our hotel! Enjoy a tour of the Venice of America on the Water Taxi. We are a 3 minute walk to the nearest stop. We are the closest Holiday Inn to the Las Olas Riverfront & Shops at Las Olas. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. Each room is equipped with the comforts of home-- in-room coffeemaker, hairdryer, refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, 32'' remote controlled cable TV (70 channels with HBO), and complimentary WiFi. Enjoy a unique hot buffet breakfast experience at our new Express Start breakfast bar served every morning in our lobby from 6:30am-9:30am weekday and 6:30am-10:00am weekends. We feature a great selection of fruit, juices, cereals, bagels, muffins, omelets or scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, yogurt, fluffy biscuits and hot pancakes. Relax in comfort in our 100% non-smoking facility. ... more   less 
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