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Review of Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

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Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport
Ranked #28 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Jacksboro, Tennessee
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Awesome place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

My family of 4 stayed here for 2 nights, pre-cruise stay. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable. The rooms were very clean and well maintained. You cannot beat the location as there is a shopping area right across the street and a Walgreens just a few blocks down. Right in front of the hotel is a Sun Trolley stop and you can ride it to the beach or Galleria Mall or many more places for $1.00 round trip! The breakfast in the morning is very much worth the price - FREE! There were plenty of food choices and no one went hungry. I have stayed at the Embassy Suites which is right up the street before, but I will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale every time from now on. If you stay anywhere else, you are just wasting money!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Arthur H
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Arthur H,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience during your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express-Cruise-Airport. We value you as a past guest and your comment is very important to us. Our location is perfect for all travelers. We are just minutes from the cruise port entrance and the convention center. The hotel is surrounded by over 25 restaurants and shops... all within walking distance. We look forward to having you back with us soon!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This review is for the Holiday Inn Express Ft Lauderdale Cruise-Airport. This is a really nice hotel - new and clean. Everything works as it should, and it is elegant as well. The price we paid was remarkably low for such a nice place. The area is quite good also - plenty of restaurants within walking distance. It is not hard to reach from I95. This is the hotel at 1500 SE 17th Street Causeway (there are lots of Holiday Inns in this area). For this part of the world, this hotel is definitely now my first and probably only choice.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Quantum12345
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Quantum12345,
Thank you so much for your kind words of compliment. It is a pleasure to hear that all went well during your recent stay with us. We value you as a past guest and your comment is very important to us. The Team strives daily to provide our guests with the excellent service they expect and deserve during their stay. I hope to have you back with us soon!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

stayed here pre cruise for one night in may. such a perfect hotel because of its location.
so many food options jus across. they also have a mall right across.
the shuttle to cruise port took under 10 minutes.
room was clean and spacious.
breakfast was included in the price was worth it only because of that. if i had to pay for breakfast i would hav rather eaten outside.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank usheeta
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Usheeta,
I am happy to hear that our location worked well for you. The Holiday Inn Express Cruise-Airport hotel is the perfect location for all travelers. We are 3.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale airport, less than 2 miles from downtown and the beach. The Broward County Convention Center is just blocks away. The entrance of Port Everglades cruise port is within walking distance. Over 25 restaurants and shops are all within walking distance. We value you as a past guest and we certainly hope to have you back with us soon.
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Ive always enjoyed staying at holiday inn express, this one wasn't any different. Tamara at the front desk really made the whole experience great. She made sure we were taken care of in terms of our room being clean, telling us about things to do and the hot spot resturaunts, scheduling the shuttle for pick up etc. I'll definitely be booking here when I come again!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Janine D
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Janine D.,
Thank you for sharing your recent experience while staying at the Holiday Inn Express-Airport-Cruise hotel. We value you as a past guest and your comments are very important to us. I will be sure and share you kind words of compliment with Tamara and the rest of our Team. They work very hard to ensure that all guests are completely satisfied with their stay. We look forward to your next visit. Be sure and stop by the desk to say hello!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Had a 9 hour layover in Fort Lauderdale on way to Europe. Pricelined this hotel and was completely satisfied with our stay. The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating from first impressions to the minute we left.
The facilities were clean, well kept and comfortable. 5 stars to this location! Thank you!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
Helpful?
1 Thank CHARLESandMICHELLE
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
CHARLESandMICHELLE,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. Our entire staff strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying with us. We value you as a past guest and your comments are very important to us. I will share your kind words of compliment with the Team! We look forward to your next visit to south Florida!
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Meridian, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I stayed in the hotel the night before the cruise and left the vehicle parked at the hotel for the duration of the cruise. Everyone was very nice and the accommodations were excellent. My car battery was dead when we got back so I went inside to see if anyone could help jump start the car (I had jumper cables). Tamara was working the front desk and she immediately got someone to cover the front desk so that she could pull her car over to mine. Less than 10 minutes later, I was on my way home. I am so very thankful that Tamara was willing to go out of her way to help me get my car started.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Dbuck4433
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
DBuck4433,
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. It's nice to hear that all went well during your stay. I will be sure and share your kind words of compliment with Tamara and the rest of our Team. We strive daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying with us. We hope to have you back with us soon.
Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

This is a great little hotel stayed here the night before our cruise boat was set to sail. Good price and includes breakfast, the breakfast area is a bit small and it's only one elevator in the building and it runs very slow the hotel hallway's are very hot, or than that the staff was great the rooms are clean and nice. Then is no pool but we were only there for a night, lots of places in walking distance to shop and eat and from what I hear the beach is about two miles away from the hotel but we didn't make it there. This hotel also has a shuttle to take guest to the cruise port and other areas its a three party company for a extra cost of eight dollars per person, there also have a hotel shuttle for airport drop off and pick ups. Overall great stay and I would stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
3 Thank Brandy P
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ExpressCC17, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Brandy P.,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share you recent experience while staying at the Holiday Inn Express Cruise-Airport Hotel. It is such a pleasure to hear that all went well. Our location is perfect for all travelers as we are just minutes from the entrance of Port Everglades
Cruise port and Broward County Convention Center. The Fort Lauderdale airport is only 3.5 miles from us and the beach is just across the bridge (1.5 miles). We are surrounded by over 25 great restaurants and shops... all within walking distance! We hope to have you back with us real soon.

Warmest regards,
Gloria Williams
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport
Address: 1500 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone Number:
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 Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#22 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#26 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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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