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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport
Ranked #38 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Very convenient to cruise ports. Excellent shuttle service everywhere! Good breakfast! Recommend this hotel for stay while in Ft Lauderdale. Very helpful staff. Excellent post cruise service to airport!1

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

AudreyL,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent stay with others. We appreciate your kind words of compliment. I have shared the good news with the Team.
It's nice to hear that our location worked well for you. We hope to have you back with us
soon. Please stop by the desk to say, "hello".
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed here pre cruise, excellent service, fast check in, close to the port and many restaurants, catch a hop on hop off bus right outside the hotel and explore the area. special thanks to Everett at the front desk for helping us secure a room post cruise after our flights were cancelled, we were able to check in as soon as we got off the cruise and the staff were very accommodating, will stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

Averygrace,
Thank you for your kind words of compliment. I will be sure and share the good news with Everett and the rest of our Team! It's nice to know that your recent stay with us went well. The staff strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying at the Holiday Inn Express Convention Center-Cruise Port hotel. Our location is perfect for all travelers as we are just blocks from the cruise port and convention center. We are located only 3.5 miles from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Our hotel is surrounded by over 20 restaurants and shops... all within walking distance.
We value you as a past guest and hope to have you back with us soon.
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ms. Williams, the manager has a high morale staff. A greeting by Everett is always warm and effusive.
We have had several stays at the hotel and each has been delightful.
The transfers to and from our cruise ship were well handled

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

Izzyandal,
What a compliment! Thank you so much. What a pleasure to hear that we were successful in providing you with the excellent service you expect and deserve while staying with us. Our team take great pride in preparing for our guest arrival daily. Thank you for your kind words.
I will be sure and share the good news with Everett and the rest of our team. We value you as past guests in our hotel and look forward to your next visit. Be sure and say, "hello"!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We decided to stay here due to its proximity to the cruise port. Check-in process was a breeze and the staff were friendly. Our room was quite large and clean, which was all we needed for a 1 night's stay. We didn't get up early enough to use the breakfast facilities but I recommend this hotel to those who want a quick night's sleep before boarding a cruise ship.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

B3RMUD4,
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. It's nice to hear that our location worked well for you. However, I am sorry to hear that you missed our complimentary hot buffet breakfast... you would have enjoy it! The Holiday Inn Express Convention Center Cruise Port hotel is the perfect location for all travelers. We are surrounded by so many restaurants and shops... all within walking distance. Again, thank you and we hope to have you stay with us again soon!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed here for one night before a cruise. It was very convenient to the cruise terminal at Port Everglades. It was a bit crowded with most other guests staying there for the same purpose, so make reservations early. Hotel was clean and room was well laid out with plenty of counter space in the bath and bed areas. We will stay there again!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Pat J.,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. We value you as a past guest in our hotel and I am so happy to hear that all went well. I will be sure and share the good news with the Team! The Holiday Inn Express Convention Center Cruise Port hotel is conveniently located for all travelers. We are just blocks from the cruise port entrance and the Broward County Convention Center. The Fort Lauderdale airport is only 3.5 miles away. Our Team strive daily to provide all guests with the excellent service they expect and deserve while staying with us. We look forward to your next visit. Please stop by the desk to
say, "hello"!

Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We had wonderful service at this Holiday Inn Express. The front counter receptionist did everything we expected and more for a busy place. She was able to meet our need to check in early, handled our bags thoughtfully and gave us directions and suggestions for lunch and dinner.
Also, Margaret was on top of everything needed for a good breakfast at a HIE and she did a great job of keeping everything needed for the many guests at the hotel. Later, she was also most pleasant as she drove us to the airport in the hotel shuttle. Great service from all the staff. A very good experience all round and we certainly will return. The area around the hotel had a wide variety of eating places and other goods you might need either going or coming on a cruise.
Only issue was that the TV had a short in the cable connection and needed a small adjustment.
Expect to pay more being so close to the cruise port! It is within walking distance for many of the docks.

Room Tip: King bed rooms have good space.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Douglas S.,
Thank you for sharing your recent experience with others. It is such a pleasure to hear that all went well during your stay. I will share your kind words of compliment with Margaret and the rest of our Team. The staff work so very hard daily to ensure all guests are completely satisfied by providing them with a warm, clean and welcoming environment. We value you as a past guest and your comments are greatly appreciated. We hope to have you back with us
soon.
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We chose this hotel because we wanted to be close to our cruise dock. I believe this was the closest. We landed at the airport and called the hotel when we were ready to get picked up. They were there in minutes. Pleasant driver and very nice front desk employee. Tamara could not have been more accommodating to our needs. There is a bus that you can hop on and hop off anywhere for a dollar. I would highly recommend staying there and will do so again when we cruise again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank 348anneg
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

Anne G,
Thank you so much for sharing your experience while staying with us recently. It is nice to hear that all went well. I will be sure and share the good news with Tamara and the rest of our team. They all strive daily to provide the best service possible to all guests. Thank you for the recognition. The Holiday Inn Express Convention is the perfect location for all travelers as we are only 3.5 miles from the Fort Lauderdale airport and we are surrounded by so much great restaurants and shops... all within walking distance.
We hope to have you back with us soon.
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager

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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
#25 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $138 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise Hotel
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