Stayed here prior to departing on a cruise. Very nice helpful & professional staff. Chose this property primarily due to proximity to the cruise port & free shuttles from airport & to cruise ship terminal. After arrival in Fort Lauderdale & retrieving our baggage called the hotel for shuttle pick up. They directed me to the proper waiting area & was picked up within 15 minutes.Check-in was smooth & the young man behind the desk was very cordial. within 1/2 an hour after finding our room the phone rang & it was the front desk asking if everything was ok in our room. INCREDIBLE!!! & yes it was...nice touch that I hadn't experienced in much pricier hotels. The room was clean & smelled fresh. Bed was very comfortable.
The property is circa 1960's but it has obviously been updated. Our room faced the pool & beautiful lush, tropical, courtyard.
That evening we stayed on site as we were departing on our cruise the next day. They have recently opened a seafood restaurant at the hotel & we decided to have dinner there. The prices were moderate & the service & food were delicious. My wife had a shrimp cocktail appetizer which had 5 Jumbo shrimp. I had the crab cakes which are my favorite! I have had them many times in many places & although I set my expectations low, they were excellent! Full of crab meat with almost no breading, rivaling in flavor & texture much pricier restaurants. Stuufed Shrimp & lobster tails were our entrees & they were also delicious.
The next morning we took advantage of the free breakfast buffet, which was very nice & much more extensive than we expected. Eggs, Sausages, selecttion of fresh fruits, cereals,breads, etc etc.
We took the shuttle to the cruise ship terminal the next day < u need to sign up when u check in> & were soon off on our cruise. I would stay here again without hesitation. Great value & location if u need a stay before or after a cruise. Friendly staff also a plus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 1.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 2 miles from Port Everglades Cruise Port. This hotel also provides free shuttle service to and from The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades Cruise Port, and the Broward County Convention center. Pre and Post Port of Miami Cruise Packages, with ground transportation, are also available.This Full Service Ramada provides amenities such as a Free Hot Breakfast, High Speed Wireless Internet Access, Meeting/Banquet Facilities and Two Full Service restaurants with room service, a Pub and Poolside Tiki Bar. No pets allowed. ... more less
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