First of all, I flew into FTL and made my way to the shuttle stop area. This area has a turn-around, where most of the hotel shuttle busses/vans stopped. I waited over 40 minutes for the Crowne Plaza van, just to see it pass by twice on the farhest outside lane- no where near the shuttle stop. I phoned the hotel to request pick-up twice also. After over an hour in the hot Florida sun, I took a taxi to the hotel.
The taxi dropped me right near at the front desk area. There was no Porter to assist with my bags, so I trudged along. At check-in I told the Clerk about the long wait for a shuttle that never stopped. She gave me coupons for 2 free drinks at the Bar.
The room was decent and clean with 2 queen beds and a sofabed. The size was good and the furniture contemporary, the colors were cool blues and greens. The bathroom was smallish but decent. Across from the bathroom was a half-size fridge, microwave and coffee/tea set-up.
As I had arrived before my sister and 2 nieces (that were driving), I went down to the Bar/Restaurant. I sat at a table and was promptly served by the waiter with a menu and glass of water. I requested a Margarita while I checked out the menu. It was mainly Latin dishes with some American dishes. I ordered steak tacos with rice and beans and the dish was very good, more like what I have eaten in Mexico. The drink was great also;)
Ater dinner, I checked out the hotel and the outdoor areas. There was a large seating are where you could see the port area. The pool was ok, medium-sized.
Overall, the stay was comfortable and convienent, beds were very comfy, shower pressure good, and the restaurant very good. I would stay there again if cruising out of Port Everglades
- 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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