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Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

Discussion in 'Holland America Line' started by joohea, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. joohea

    joohea Active Member

    I am thinking of doing a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale next year and was wondering if anyone could suggest a nice place to stay for a 1 night pre-cruise stay? Thanks
  2. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    We have stayed many time both pre and post cruise at the Embassy Suites on 17th Street.

    They have a manager's cocktail hour and free full breakfast.

    There is also a gym.

    The Embassy Suites has a new restaurant -- E-Spot -- it is really great.

    The Harnor Shops are close by -- short walking distance that has lots of shops and restaurants. Many people go to Total Wine and pick up wine there to take on the ship. Also there is a Publix there -- pick up anything you may have forgotten to pack.
  3. Einstein

    Einstein Well-Known Member

    Might have to try Embassy Suites as it sounds like I might like their restaurant. :D

  4. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    If you are looking for a cheap but nice place to stay. There is the Comfort Inn on Sterling road , There is a free breakfast in the morning, and free shuttle to the port and they will pick you at the airport at no cost.
    There is a shopping center near by and lots of fast food stores near by.
  5. rentlady

    rentlady Active Member

    We recomend The Comfort Suites at 1800 s. Federal Hwy, Ft lauderdalte. The number there is 954-767-8700.It is only 2 miles to the port and you can see the ships from your window, if you get above the 3rd floor.Be sure to request a room on this side of the hotel. We will be staying there Oct 23 when we catch the Eurodam.The place is usually filled with fellow crusers. There are a lot of places to eat in walking distance and they serve a free breakfast. Tip, there are several comfort Inns/Suites in Ft Lauderdale so be sure and check the location.Enjoy your cruise!
  6. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    Rentlady! first off welcome aboard!! I have stayed at the Comfort inn on Sterling road 2 times. It is very affordable and a nice shopping center near by. The reason this time I am not staying there is because I want a hotel on the beach.
  7. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Welcome to Cruise @ddicts.

    Stop by this section
    and introduce yourself.
  8. Jack-

    Jack- Active Member

    I have stayed in fort Lauderdale in the

    red carpet 2460 State Road 84
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    (954) 792-4700
    and free shuttle to the port
    It was ceap clean and nice people
  9. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    We have stay at Embassy Suites many times over the years in many cities. Enjoyed it every time. However, lately when we cruise out of Ft Lauderdale or Miami we look for a 3 or 4 star hotel on hotwire or priceline and never regretted the price to combinations
  10. seamom

    seamom Well-Known Member

    Keep an eye on Hyatt Place.......after Einstein's recommendation, we did and found a great price and a very comfortable stay with breakfast right next to a mall with the biggest liquor store we've ever seen! (Canajens are easily impressed by the size of American ones and their prices :) )
  11. plainjane

    plainjane Active Member

    Do any of these Ft. Lauderdale hotels offer parking during the cruise?
  12. S&M in Pgh

    S&M in Pgh Well-Known Member

    We are partial to the Renissance Hotel on 17th. Literally across the street from the port.

    It can be a bit pricey at certain time of the year, but have had great luck getting it on Priceline.

  13. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Embassy Suites (where I usually stay), mentioned in several posts above, has offered parking in the past. I would suggest you contact them or check their website to be sure.
  14. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    I have stayed at both the Renaissance and the Hyatt Place. Both were nice with an edge to the Renaissance as it has a nicer pool and a bar. The Hyatt Place offers a free shuttle and breakfast. I'm not sure about parking as we have always flown in to Fort Lauderdale. I have gotten the Renaissance thru Hotwire and Priceline and the Hyatt Place thru Valuetrips.
  15. Ryne08Rich47

    Ryne08Rich47 Active Member

    We also like the Embassy Suites great location with all the benefits mention in the above posts. The following convients are in walking distance to the hotel: a water taxi, a liquor & wine, a mini shopping mall, several drugs stores and a grocery store are near
  16. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    The Harbor Shops in Ft Lauderdale:

    Ft Lauderdale Harbor Shops


    Angelo's Pizza & Pasta
    Barnie's Coffee & Tea
    Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
    Carvel Ice Cream
    Coco Asian Bistro & Bar
    Natural Chicken Grill
    Original Steakhouse
    Tropical Smoothie
    Blue Water Books & Charts
    Boaters World
    Charlie's Locker
    Daja Boutique
    E B Garnes
    Essentials Boutique
    J'Seas Clothing
    Harbor Cove Jewelers
    Harlequin Decor
    Global Satellites
    La Kasbah
    Let's Talk Cellular
    Nature's Remedy
    Sprint Superstore
    Total Wine & More
    XTreme Yacht Products
    American Home Mortage
    Cavendish White Yacht Brokers
    Cellular Masters & Beepers
    ERA Oceanside
    Harbor Breeze & Dry Cleaners
    Washington Mutual Bank
    Beauty Stuff
    Great Clips
    Jacques Dessange Salon & Spa
    Nails Port
    Payless Shoes
    Firehouse Subs

    Moe's Southwestern Grill
    5 Guys Burgers & Fries
    R J Gator's Grill & Bar
  17. maw

    maw Wordsmith

    We have had free parking in past years at Hyatt Place. We have been happy with it. Shuttle from airport and to the port also.
  18. robcool

    robcool Banned

    The Hyatt Place does charge for parking during the cruise, $12 a day, I believe.

    I got a great rate on this hotel for my pre-cruise stay in January. $89/night via Hotwire. Check out betterbidding.com for help on bidding Hotwire hotels. The offer free shuttles from the airport, to the port, and free breakfast. I am looking forward to my stay.
  19. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    Last month at the Westin beach resort they were offering parking
    but it was very costly.

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