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Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Ranked #40 of 127 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 15 March 2009

We arrived at the airport after midnight (12:20) - called hotel, was told that the shuttle was still available, would arrive in about 10 minutes - which it did! Check-in went very easy. Breakfast buffet was acceptable - free shuttle to ship the next morning. Our rate was a little pricey ($140) but the best that we could find in Ft. Lauderdale during spring break. Wouldn't want to stay in this location for an extended vacation - not much in the area - but worked out perfect for the night before our Fantastic(!!) cruise. Would definitely stay again. There were other hotels right in our area that all looked nice too, but don't know the rates.

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Reviewed 9 March 2009

What can i say people stay here to catch a cruise.

The hotel itself is dated and front staff rude.

Nothing around the area if u arrive early to entertain urself

even had to pay to go to the boat after an expensive night at the hotel

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2009

This is what a got when we got there Saturday!

Not only did we get this kind of crap ( see below pictures ) for $265.29 a night, we also got attitude from the evening manager. Not to friendly. He did not look like a guy that likes is job. He did tell me to wear a shirt when I got out of the room and this did not offend me. I had forgotten my credit card at the front desk and rushed back to get it without a shirt. But when I asked him for restaurants menus, a couple of hours later, I felt that he just wanted to get rid of me. I am an outside salesman and I travel a lot and was never treated this way by nobody that works in the hotel business.

We did get a friendly smile and a lot of cooperation from Carl Dorvil ( the night manager ) this morning. At least, he made us feel welcome.

I was not impressed by Best Western at all.

I believed that you could only get this kind of quality from a dump at $45.00 a night.

Jean Asselin
Montreal, Canada

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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2  Thank jean1958
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Best_Western_Ftl, Manager at Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2009

I would like to apoligize for housekeeping not catching the coffee stain on the box springs. The stain has been removed since your stay and the hotel has taken precautions to make sure this won't happen to another guest. Thank you for your input on the hotel. Here at Best Western we are striving to deliver the best service possible. The staff and I use this information to create an enjoyable experience for each and everyone of our guests. We hope you will stay here again.

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Reviewed 16 February 2009

This was an excellent choice for a motel close to the cruise port. We stayed here for one night prior to departing for a cruise and the complimentary airport shuttle, shuttle to the cruise port, and breakfast were nice perks. The staff at the front desk were very helpful and the accommodations were clean. The high speed internet worked very well. The defroster in the microfridge in our room made a very loud noise and apparently was broken but the staff were very responsive to our bringing it to their attention. The one suggestion we have to improving the experience is that Best Western enlarge the size of the breakfast seating area as there is hardly anywhere for guests to sit while eating breakfast when the motel is full. Overall however the stay was very comfortable and was a good value for the price we paid and we were happy with our stay. We recommend this motel to cruisers and would stay here again should we cruise again from Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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3  Thank peacefultravelers
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Reviewed 16 February 2009

We have traveled a great deal for business and leisure. We have been at many Best Westerns that we loved. The front desk was not friendly. We waited 1 hour for the complimentary airport van after calling 3 times and getting poor directions on where to wait. Breakfast was not good. There are no good restaurants in the area. However, the room was clean, the bed was good, and it is located close to both the airport and the cruise port.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank YogaFriend
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Reviewed 23 January 2009

We had 3 rooms for 3 couples booked for a night before our cruise. We arrived early and they were able to let us book in early and still manage to give us our requested ground floor rooms, all together. Rooms were large and clean. Front desk guy was very busy with lots of people checking in/out -- would have been nice if he could have smiled. Wireless internet worked great. The other 2 couples liked the free breakfast. Hubby wasn't impressed so he went next door to get us something from McDonalds. Small pool area was very clean and didn't get much use. Lots of parking since most people were using the shuttles to/from airport and cruiseport. We thought it was overpriced but apparently there was not a room to be found in Fort Lauderdale so I guess we can't complain.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank LastMango
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Reviewed 2 January 2009

We stayed here for one night en-route from cruise terminal to airport.
The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. We did not have time to try the outdoor pool. The continental breakfast was above average. The location was excellent (equal distance from airport, cruise port and city).
The hotel airport shuttle is free but there is a charge for the cruise port shuttle. We had a rental car, but opted for a taxi to explore downtown. The taxi-service called by the hotel desk was really awful (rude, expensive, not to be recommended), so we used Yellow Cab on our return journey, which was much better.
It was a convenient hotel for our purposes and we would certainly stay here again if we revisited this area.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1221 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2349
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#39 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £73 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-Story Hotel, conveniently located in the heart Fort Lauderdale, minutes from Interstate 95, Convention Center and Airport. Ideally located in the heart of the Ft. Lauderdale Air and Cruise Port, the Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port provides comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travelers to the area. Each spacious, well-appointed room is fully equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and iron/ironing board. ... more   less 
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