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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise
Ranked #13 of 131 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Con: It's expensive and there is no shuttle to the airport (that I knew of)

Pros: The hotel was very clean and the service was excellent. I thought the staff was very friendly and Joseph was especially accommodating. He was efficient in helping me with a minor issue and was very professional. Overall, a very good experience.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you the best!

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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

I was treated so nicely at this hotel (thanks, Alina), and everyone was so helpful! I was super early for my checkin, but they were able to get me an earlier one, and we're just so nice about everything! Great hotel and service; I'd definitely stay again!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
Thank kmullady
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We will make sure to share your comments with our staff at our weekly staff meeting. We wish you the best.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We stayed here before a cruise, and this was a wonderful place! The room was great--clean, large, well-furnished with a microwave and refrigerator. There is a large space between the bed and the door, so you hear nothing in the hall. Nice pool area. Good breakfast. We loved the opportunity to use the shuttle to take us to a nearby hotel for dinner. I can't remember the hotel, but it is advertised in the hotel. If you are on a budget, the hotel is a couple of blocks from a grocery store. Fast food across the street, German restaurant about two blocks. This is a great place and had exceptional customer service.

Room Tip: The back side faces the pool and might prevent highway noise.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

Thank you for writing about your experience at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to the continued successful delivery of exceptional guest service. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to your future return. Warm regards.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I stayed at this property several times over the past year as business took me to Port Everglades. The front desk staff was always courteous and friendly. The rooms are clean and updated with modern finishes and furnishings. The beds are comfortable. The lobby breakfast offered a nice selection of items that varied slightly day to day. The breakfast attendant did a fantastic job keeping the dishes replenished with fresh food and the counters and tables tidy. The parking is ample, well lit. I never felt unsafe traveling here alone.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank KES1126
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2014

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We will make sure to share your comments with our staff at our weekly staff meeting. We wish you the best.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Our family stayed here for one night prior to a cruise vacation. The hotel is well kept, the breakfast was as expected, the staff was very friendly, and we enjoyed our stay. The location is walking distance to a number of shops and restaurants (Total Wine and local eateries), but realize that you probably won't see anything out your window except another very close building.

Considering the value, we will certainly consider staying here again for a pre-cruise overnight.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the street so that you have some view. We did, but unfortunately didn't ge...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Live4VacationTrips
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We will make sure to share your comments with our staff at our weekly staff meeting. We wish you the best.

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Hotel itself is nice, clean and in the good location. We pop in in the morning, but the room wasn't ready yet. The young lady employee at the front desk was very nice, and she offer us coffee and some baking goods. She also help us with information, as well as print the directions to Key West, where we where going for the day. We stayed at this hotel 1 night after our cruise. We booked far in advance Queen suite ( 2 queen size beds and sofa bed ) but additionally we requested rollaway bed for the 4th person. It was 4 of us, all ladies and we don't share beds. When we check in that day later in the evening, after coming back from our trip, we was told that the policy of the hotel not allowed additional bed. I asked why I was promised one at the time of booking and have the confirmation for it. Very rude, unpleasant and unprofessional young front desk employee told us that he don't care what we was promised, because that's the rules. Manager over heard the conversation and step in, first repeating the same policy and telling us that when we make reservation not directly with the hotel, we wont get what was promised to us. Fortunately our booking was directly with the hotel and our request for extra bed was confirmed. When he realized that, he apologize to us and we get the extra bed. However all of this could be avoided if employee was better trained for the job and handle the situation more professionally from the start. His approach was totally unacceptable.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay with us and hope you will accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay with us. We take these remarks very seriously and are presently working to ensure this does not happen again.

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

This hotel is very clean and the staff is extremely nice especially the manager.
I think his name is Ray. There was a problem with my daily rate and he fixed it
immediately. When we asked for extra towels, toothbrush, etc the staff personnel
was at our door with the items within 10 minutes. They also have a shuttle to take
you to and from the airport. They serve breakfast in the morning which is good and
additional items can be purchased if you get hungry later on in the day. There
is an Outback Steakhouse 10 minutes away, McDonalds and Wendy's across the street.
Yes, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Jai G
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TAManagement, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We will make sure to share your comments with our staff at our weekly staff meeting. We wish you the best.

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Address: 1150 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2436
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#19 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#24 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £106 - £266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a Virtual Tour of the hotel.The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port is located near the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Int'l Airport, Port Everglades Cruise Port & Broward County Convention Center - the perfect choice for a business or leisure stay. The beaches, Shops of Las Olas, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment district, downtown, Museums, Theaters, Malls and a variety of restaurants & local attractions are all within a short drive.The hotel pampers guests daily by serving a complimentary 'Express Start breakfast bar' along with USA Today news. Free high-speed Internet access is available in all guest rooms & suites plus free local calls, microwave/fridge, & coffee maker. The Marina Mile Meeting Room, Express Board Room & business center features high-speed Internet access. Adding to the many guest amenities & services to assure your stay is comfortable & pleasant an exercise room with state-of-the-art equipment, Coin laundry room, and outdoor heated pool in a tropical garden setting are on-site.A complimentary shuttle is available from 5:30 AM to midnight to and from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Int'l Airport. Drop-off transportation to Port Everglades cruise port is available on a complimentary basis. 'A completely non-smoking hotel.' ... more   less 
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