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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

2.5 out of 5.0

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Renovation suck,the whole entrace blocked. Shuttle bus is a joke. We booked the shuttle to back to the airport at 5am, showed up at 05:02 and they already left 😒

This hotel was decent. My room was very clean, and the shuttle took me to the airport. Construction was going on when I got there, so finding the entrance was a task.

This hotel is a bit tired but is undergoing renovations which should help. The new pool will be nice as well, it doesn't currently have one. No noise noted from the construction while we were there. Breakfast was good, the refrigerator and microwave in the room is a plus.

Simply perfect for the price and the service they have for one nite waiting for the Carnival Cruise Ship. So convenience and easy access to the port. You are great!!!

Staff was very friendly and made an effort to have our rooms ready early. Rooms were clean and spacious. Great hotel for the price.

We were not told that the hotel is under construction. One reason we got this hotel was we wanted to park our car and leave it at the hotel during our cruise. Construction began at 7 AM. We had to drive to another lot during our cruise.

Overall ok, but overpriced. And a really slow Internet connection.

Fine hotel for a layover before or after a cruise. Comfortable, clean and a value. Good transportation network too.

The hotel was very clean. Breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly.

Hotel is very convenient, about 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the cruise port. We stayed the night before sailing. The hotel gets a lot of traffc and it shows in some areas. Overall the lobby and rooms are bright and modern. In one of our rooms, the previous guests had caused the bath to overflow and the carpet was wet outside the door. We reported this when leaving for the afternoon and they had vacuumed the area and dried it by the time we goot back. Very responsive! The breakfast is very basic there's enough food to get you started for the day. At the right price point, this is a good choice.

VERY SHORT STAY, ARRIVAL 12:30 A.M. GOING ON A CRUISE 10:30 A.M. COMFORTABLE ROOM, HOTEL NEEDS SOME TLC......... SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT! TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL, COMFORTABLE CLEAN BED, BREAKFAST COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER QUALITY BUT, EXCELLENT SERVICE, TRANSPORT TO THE SHIP .... ALL ON SCHEDULE THAT'S ALL WE NEEDED, WE WOULD GO BACK ANY TIME!

Spent the night to go to the boat show. Staff was professional and accommodating, facilities very nice, breakfast above average for what you typically get with your room. My only complaint was the softness of the beds as I like a firm mattress.

This was a perfect spot for an over night before the cruise. 15 min from airport and less to the cruise port. Special added value, was the great breakfast buffet, with room, we where not expecting this, Staff great, very clean and we will stay here again.

The desk person was very unprofessional in which I wrote a complaint to Hotel. The shuttle driver, Maria, was very professional, friendly, and helpful. The desk person yelled at Maria right in front of us for helping us. Maria would do great as the desk person and the desk person would do great as a custodial, in my opinion. The towels in the bathroom were stained, and the drain catch on the sink faucet was ripped and at first glance, I thought it was a "private part" piece of hair. The location to the cruise ships is very close but still need to us the shuttle service. I give the shuttle service an A PLUS.

I was positively surprised about this hotel. Everything was so clean and comfortable. Even the locations was very central, it was not noisy at all. I can really recommend this hotel.

the hotel is very close to the airport. The first day and a half we had no internet access and we had to call the front desk several times. They had a technician come out to help fix the problem, eventually we had to change rooms. Room 209 is not the room to be in. Breakfast was good, had a variety of things to choose from. we rented a car so it was pretty easy to get around. the rooms were clean and that was one of the most important things to me.

The hotel itself was fine, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We liked the location, and the rooms were clean, the bedding comfortable. The only thing that bothered us was the hotel is right next to the water purification plant. So while you stood outside waiting for your shuttle or taxi, the odor was almost enough to run you back inside. Not the hotels fault, but still, I made my husband wait outside for everything. haha.

Room was perfect, bed was great, nice and quiet, staff went ABOVE AND BEYOND to be helpful, great free hot/cold breakfast, shopping and eateries close by, convenient (cheap) trolly to beach or additional shopping, short walk to water taxi. A great, reasonably priced hotel. We will be staying there again.

It is close to Port Everglades, and many restaurants within walking distance. Free pick-up from the airport is ok; free breakfast is great. Taxi to the port costs less than $15.

The location is fanatastic. This hotel has free shuttle sevice to and from the airport. It also has continental breakfast. There is a beach nearby. Also, there is a wine and liqour store at a couple of minutes walkiing distance with fair prices.

1500 SE 17th Causeway Fort Lauderdale FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale within a short walk of Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center, Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Port Everglades. This 78-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Fort Lauderdale Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park are also near this Fort Lauderdale hotel.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-out.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

Everyone (7) Couples (15) Business (5) Family (6) Friends (2)
3

don’t stay there

Everyone

Renovation suck,the whole entrace blocked. Shuttle bus is a joke. We booked the shuttle to back to the airport at 5am, showed up at 05:02 and they already left 😒

By on Sep 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2018

Dear Anonymous: We are sorry our renovations impacted your stay we are working very hard to compete them as quickly as possible. We are also sorry you missed the shuttle bus, we do our best to stay on time as a consideration to our guest who have flight to catch. Thanks

4

nice hotel close to airport

Everyone

This hotel was decent. My room was very clean, and the shuttle took me to the airport. Construction was going on when I got there, so finding the entrance was a task.

By , from West Palm Beach on Nov 19, 2017

4

under construction

Everyone

This hotel is a bit tired but is undergoing renovations which should help. The new pool will be nice as well, it doesn't currently have one. No noise noted from the construction while we were there. Breakfast was good, the refrigerator and microwave in the room is a plus.

By on Aug 25, 2017

5
Everyone

Simply perfect for the price and the service they have for one nite waiting for the Carnival Cruise Ship. So convenience and easy access to the port. You are great!!!

By , from washington state on Jul 17, 2017

5

nice and clean hotel

Everyone

Staff was very friendly and made an effort to have our rooms ready early. Rooms were clean and spacious. Great hotel for the price.

By on Mar 29, 2017

3

hotel under construction

Everyone

We were not told that the hotel is under construction. One reason we got this hotel was we wanted to park our car and leave it at the hotel during our cruise. Construction began at 7 AM. We had to drive to another lot during our cruise.

By , from Colorado on Feb 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 7, 2017

Walter on Orbitz, Thank you for sharing a review. I apologize for any inconvenience caused by the construction. We are excited about the new additions be made and hope that you will return to enjoy the new rooms, pool, etc. Warmest regards, Gloria Williams General Manager

3

wi-fi was incredibly slow.

Everyone

Overall ok, but overpriced. And a really slow Internet connection.

By , from Washington DC on Jan 7, 2017

4

pre-cruise stay

Couples

Fine hotel for a layover before or after a cruise. Comfortable, clean and a value. Good transportation network too.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

awesome family trip

BusinessTravelers

The hotel was very clean. Breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly.

By on Feb 4, 2015

3

pre-cruise stay

Families

Hotel is very convenient, about 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the cruise port. We stayed the night before sailing. The hotel gets a lot of traffc and it shows in some areas. Overall the lobby and rooms are bright and modern. In one of our rooms, the previous guests had caused the bath to overflow and the carpet was wet outside the door. We reported this when leaving for the afternoon and they had vacuumed the area and dried it by the time we goot back. Very responsive! The breakfast is very basic there's enough food to get you started for the day. At the right price point, this is a good choice.

By on Jan 6, 2015

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

1500 SE 17th Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316