It was me, my husband, and our 2 boys ages 5 and 7 that stayed here March 13th, one night before our 6 -night cruise on Royal Caribbean that left the following day. I booked online before this hotel had even opened, it is brand new. Upon arrival at the airport, I called the hotel to let them know we needed a shuttle. They said once we got our bags, to call back again because it wouldn't take long. The free shuttle was there within 10 minutes, on a busy Saturday during Spring Break.
Check-in was easy and fast, no problems. It was nice that they had a pool, after a long day of traveling the kids jumped right in and get some energy out. The pool was cold but they didn't care. We had drinks while they swam, the waiter was super nice and brought our drinks outside. The hotel is not by the beach but we wouldn't have had time for that anyway.
The rooms were fine, kind of basic and pretty small but fine for one night.
We asked for a rec. for dinner that night and found a gem- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is right around the corner, within walking distance, only about a block away and was absolutely fantastic!! You must eat there if you stay here! We all loved it.
We ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant the next morning and it was good.
After that we were ready to get a shuttle to the cruise port (also free). I had forgotten to tell them the day before what time we needed and the lobby was packed. I was worried we wouldn't get out for a long time, but the guy who recommended Anthony's saw me and he got us on the first shuttle out that morning, awesome!
This was our first cruise and we were very pleased that things went smoothly from the get-go, and this hotel was one of the reasons why. It isn't super fancy or posh but that was not important to us, it was clean and it made our traveling easier. I would stay here again.
- 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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