While this is an older HI property, they have done a nice job updating / upgrading the furnishings, bedding, flooring, paint and bathrooms. Everything is fresh and clean, the modern furnishings very nice and the bathrooms are redone as well. The bed is comfy and there are many selections for pillows. You should sleep like a baby! The ceilings are still low (not a lot you can do about that!) and the hallways could use some ventilation, but overall a great improvement over a few years ago. It is a great place to stay before a cruise, Port Everglades is right around the corner, & they offer a shuttle to the pier for $8/pp. (You take a taxi it is about 1/2 that, something you may want to consider). They will hold your bags for you if you do not want to go to the pier at 11AM - a really nice feature!! The hotel is with in walking distance of tons of shops, including a total wine store and lots and lots of bars and restaurants. Everyone at the front desk was super friendly and I personally think you cannot go wrong staying at this facility and we will stay again next time without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale hotel, an unsurpassed option among hotels near the Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. We are located in the heart of it all and offer a 24 hour complimentary airport shuttle. We are located one block from the north entrance of Port Everglades. Dozens of great restaurants are within walking distance. Our premiere location is also just 2 blks. From the Broward County Convention Center and adjacent to two large shopping centers. For only $1.75 Per person, any guest may catch the bus to Fort Lauderdale Beach or to the Galleria Mall right from the front of our hotel! Enjoy a tour of the Venice of America on the Water Taxi. We are a 3 minute walk to the nearest stop. We are the closest Holiday Inn to the Las Olas Riverfront & Shops at Las Olas. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. Each room is equipped with the comforts of home-- in-room coffeemaker, hairdryer, refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, 32'' remote controlled cable TV (70 channels with HBO), and complimentary WiFi. Enjoy a unique hot buffet breakfast experience at our new Express Start breakfast bar served every morning in our lobby from 6:30am-9:30am weekday and 6:30am-10:00am weekends. We feature a great selection of fruit, juices, cereals, bagels, muffins, omelets or scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, yogurt, fluffy biscuits and hot pancakes. Relax in comfort in our 100% non-smoking facility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center-Cruise Hotel
- Holiday Inn Ft Lauderdale
- Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Lauderdale Holiday Inn