Nice imposing facade with a front desk reminiscent of an auto rental desk. Lobby waiting area was very comfortable.
Tatiana, one of two front desk associates, was very friendly and competent. My check in was at 8 AM was smooth except there was no mention of an upgrade. When I asked I was told there was no chance even though I offered to wait until late in the day. Last month at the Washington D.C. Crowne Plaza I was upgraded to a beautiful one bedroom suite even though the city and hotel were jammed with 14,000 attendees to one of many conventions.
I called the phone operator from the airport for the airport at 6:15AM for the free shuttle service. Gerald (I think) assured me the driver would be "right there". At 7:45 AM I called again. The operator stated that the diver "was delayed by a train". At 7:15 the driver arrived telling me he starts work at 7AM and he saw no train. Take a cab...
The rooms are large and comfortable but decorated in aqua blue and green.... not attractive... the beds are very comfortable.
Bathrooms are very small.... You must close the door undertake any activity at the sink.
The resertaurant was average. Overall the hotel offers a satisfactory experience. I think it is most often used as a cruise stopover....
The hotel from the valet to the servers in the restaurant were very friendly and accommodating.
The showers are extremely large with no tubs. I found this an outstanding feature. Very spacious and SAFE.
Finally, if you are tv watcher you may be astonished by the dozens of QVC like channels. if you search and search you are likely to find your favorite cable station...
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port Hotel Fort Lauderdale