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Where to stay in Fort Lauderdale

joohea

Active Member
#1
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
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#2
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.
 

Einstein

Well-Known Member
#3
Might have to try Embassy Suites as it sounds like I might like their restaurant. :D


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.
 
#4
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.
 

rentlady

Active Member
#5
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!
 

earl_m

Social Host
#6
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.
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#7
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!
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Jack-

Active Member
#8
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
 

Jeanie

Well-Known Member
#9
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
 

seamom

Well-Known Member
#10
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 :) )
 

S&M in Pgh

Well-Known Member
#12
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.

Mike
 

Whimsy

Well-Known Member
#14
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
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
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#16
The Harbor Shops in Ft Lauderdale:

Ft Lauderdale Harbor Shops

Publix

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
Hallmark
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
Pakmail
Washington Mutual Bank
Beauty Stuff
Curves
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
 

maw

Wordsmith
#17
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
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.
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.