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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here the night before a cruise. Arrived in town early, hotel stored our suit cases for us at no charge. There is Ft. Lauderdale van service in the lobby for convenience. The hotel is expanding to add more rooms and a pool.

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

Patrick P. We appreciate you taking the time to share a review with others. We value you as a past guest and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay. We hope to have you back with us soon. Warmest regards, Gloria Williams General Manager

South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago

A basic place for a day or two before your cruise. First, do NOT take room 205 (& Im guessing 305) since the "view" is of a wall less than 10ft away. Not only feels like you are in a cave, but smells of it, too. That being said, the very friendly staff, accommodated our request and we moved to...

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

Paul B, We appreciate you taking the time to share a review with others. Although it is nice to hear your accommodations and our staff's customer service were satisfactory; I am concerned that you did not get to enjoy our famous pancakes. I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you and discuss your concerns further. Your comments are taken...

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front desk staff was very helpful and welcoming. We waited about half an hour to take the free shuttle from the airport, but this hotel is close enough to both the airport and cruise port for a short taxi ride ($10-15 in 2017?). Per other hotels in the area, this was a reasonable value. The property is starting to...

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

Live4VacationTrips, Thank you for sharing a review with others. We value you as a past guest and your comment is very important to us. I will share with our Team and mgmt. We hope to have you back with us to enjoy our new and improved hotel soon! Warmest regards, Gloria Williams General Manager

Hallettsville, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight here while awaiting our cruise the following morning. Booked HI Express due to past great experience and preference. First, the shuttle from the airport needs work. Several of us asked why the A/C wasn't working. The driver asked if we did indeed want A/C, then proceeded to roll down the window. He thought it funny, but the...

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

GC50MH56, It saddens me to hear your recent stay was less than satifactory. I am the General Manager and would have appreciated an opportunity to speak with you while you were inhouse. Our Team's daily goal is to provide a warm, clean and welcoming environment to all guests. We want all guests to enjoy their stay with us and build...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a stopover in Ft Lauderdale on our way back from the Bahamas. Booked this one because it is right next to the airport. Room was as expected, small and Not clean. What was unexpected was the very loud noise the air conditioning unit generated. It was a stand alone unit mounted under the window. It sounded like a...

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

JacqJ8888, I apologize for your less than satifactory stay recently. Our a/c units are checked daily for noise, loose covers, etc. as our goal is to provide all guests with a clean, quiet and comfortable night's sleep. I am so sorry that we may have failed during your visit. We value you as a past guest and your comments are...

Petal, Mississippi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here prior to a cruise in September 2016. Arriving at the FLL airport I used the courtesy phone and the van arrived in reasonable. The front desk was very helpful in signing me up for the cruise-port shuttle. There is a small fee for to the port. I was pleased with the room. The hot breakfast buffet was...

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

TacitushMS00, Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review with others. It is such a pleasure to hear your recent stay was enjoyable. I will be sure and share the good news with the Team. We value you as a past guest and look forward to you next visit. Warmest regards, Gloria Williams General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty handy to the cruise terminal but an older property with a musty smell in room 211 Offer a shuttle to the cruise port at 8.00 per person but I can get an uber lux for same cost not sure that's a bargain. Biggest concern was our complimentary bottled water seemed to have been opened and refilled. The caps were...

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Zerodia M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

Jim G Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We truly value the opinions of our guests and sincerely apologize that we did not meet all of your expectations. All concerns will be taken into consideration so to make any future stay great. We do purchase our bottled water from an outside company, and if the bottle...

atlanta,ga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 3rd pre cruise visit to the Holiday Inn on 1500 17th street. Nice hotel close to restaurants and shopping . Good breakfast and It is about a $5 cab ride to the port. The grounds are also very well kept and the room was clean. will be back

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Zerodia M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review. It is such a pleasure to hear all was well with your recent stay. We value you as a past guest and your comments are very important to us. We look forward to seeing you again. Warmest Regards, Zerodia Front Desk Supervisor

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was very nice. We arrived fairly late because we had rooms at the Days Inn North on Broward which was a nightmare. The staff was excellent. Very professional and accomodating for a last second booking. The breakfast was very good and was a hot meal. I would have given this hotel 5 stars if it weren't for the...

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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review

John K, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. I am so happy to hear that we were able to make things better for you. We value you as a past guest and your comment is very important to us. I will be sure and share the good news with the Team. They strive daily to provide...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for pre cruise layover. Close to shops likeTotal Wine, and Walgreens for last minute purchases. Lots of places to eat as well without having to take a cab. The room was clean, quiet, comfortable and modern. One complaint was the internet was horribly slow. Hopefully they correct that soon or they will lose business.

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Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Your feedback is very valuable to us, as we strive to improve and make each stay even better than the previous. We are very happy to hear that you were within reach of places of interest to you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest Regards, Zerodia Front...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

Address: 1500 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: €136 - €333 (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
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise Hotel
Holiday Inn Ft Lauderdale
Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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#21 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#22 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#26 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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“NOT 205 or above it unless you like to look at a wall!”
 of 5 bubbles paulbJ8022EQ, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Please improve the air conditioning so it isn't always kicking in so loudly.”
 of 5 bubbles Joannetanlines, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“From what I could tell, the hotel is solidly built, where I didn't hear any outside noise with the location being close to the airport.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any floor is okay. Sometimes 2nd floor is better to avoid the elevator rush.”
 of 5 bubbles JimK42, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't ask for a first floor room”
 of 5 bubbles jackwattjohannahallc, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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