We stayed here the night before a cruise. The hotel is in a great location, as it is in close proximity to the airport and cruise port. The hotel offers a free shuttle from the airport, simply call them when you land and they will pick you up. The hotel itself is very pretty. I was struck by how clean everything was, from the common areas to our room, everything was immaculate. The staff was very friendly - especially the housekeeping staff - who always offered a smile and "hello" whenever we encountered them. The pool area is very nice is well, and is located on the fifth floor (along with the restaurant and conference rooms). The fitness center and business center are open 24 hours a day, with the business center offering free internet and printing (great for printing cruise/flight documents). There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Our room was very clean, and had a cool retro vibe to it. The bed was very comfortable, and the room also had a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and 42" HDTV. The bathroom was very nice, with a sliding glass door shower.
Though the hotel is very close to the cruise port and airport, there is not a whole lot to do within walking proximity of the hotel. I would recommend going to Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza for dinner, this is just around the corner from the hotel and has excellent pizza with a fun atmosphere. If you are looking to go shop and eat on the ocean, the Beach Place is only a $15 taxi ride away. Here you will find a nice stretch of beach with lots of seaside restaurants and shops.The hotel offers a shuttle to the cruise port for $12/person I believe. We elected to take a taxi because it is only about $10 for that, so unless you are traveling by yourself I would suggest skipping the shuttle and taking a taxi.
Overall, this is a very pretty, clean hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice place to stay before or after their cruise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Fort Lauderdale's newest vibrant urban full service hotel! The Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port is modern, elegantly designed, chic, and centrally located to all Fort Lauderdale's South Florida events and attractions. Ideal for corporate or leisure and the most discerning traveler. The Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port is located at the entrance of Port Everglades Cruise Port and less than a mile from Fort Lauderdale Int'l Airport (FLL), Broward County Convention Center and 2 miles from Downtown Fort Lauderdale. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Odigeo and IHG so you can book your Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port Hotel Fort Lauderdale