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Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I wanted a quick getaway from Miami beach with my girl and found the hotel through Expedia mystery deal. The gambled paid off. Upon arriving I was greeted by valet then on to front desk to the smiles of Kesheem, Tenneal and Zerodia. They were very helpful and made sure I was happy with the room. Overall service was excellent...

Thank Addy G
Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We used this property for a one night pew cruise stay. It is certainly convenient to the port, and I liked the fact that you could make arrangements for transfer to the port on property. I also liked that they did not make you wait while they loaded a bus full of people. The rooms were clean, good restaurants close.

1Thank larry_kak
Vernon, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night, Friday to Saturday. Upon entering we thought "wow" this is a great place. It was good, but turned out to be only average. The room was clean and comfortable. I went to the lobby in the evening hoping to be able to get a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, but found they don't provide...

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Lori L, General Manager at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us recently during your trip to Fort Lauderdale. I apologize that our offerings did not meet your expectations. We do offer complimentary coffee every morning and have coffee available in our restaurant and bar during evening hours. We also offer flavored water in the lobby – I will inquire as to why this was not...

Reviewed 21 June 2014

Marriott may call this a Renaissance but you will discover quickly that it is nothing of the sort. Service poor (the check in clerk) Travis made Norman Bates look good. Rooms outdated. No hair dryer, iron, bathrobes in room. One of two elevators constantly out of order. I am a huge fan of Marriott generally but they should be ashamed...

2Thank Clifford G
Lori L, General Manager at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and feedback. I trust that our ongoing communication over the past few days has assured you that these issues have been addressed and corrected. As I mentioned, the hotel will be undergoing renovations, which have already begun (the elevator upgrade was one of them). We will also be upgrading all of our guest rooms, pool,...

Coral Gables, Florida
Reviewed 6 June 2014

In early May, I returned to the Fort Lauderdale Renaissance for a one-night, pre-cruise stay. Drawing me back was the hotel's close location to the port and the abundance of restaurants in the immediate area which made it convenient for area friends to meet us for dinner. Upon arrival I worried when I saw that one of the two hotel...

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Emma S, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your continued loyalty and staying with us once again! I apologize we had an issue with the elevators upon your check in. As you mentioned when issues like this occur in the hotel we work tirelessly to fix the issue immediately and I am pleased you noticed this! We hope you will stay with us...

North Carolina
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This hotel is located close to the port, so obviously many of the customers will be going to or returning from cruises. Having said that, the hotel didn't seem overly busy when I was there, which was nice. Check in was fast and efficient, and the agent was ready with excellent dinner suggestions. The room was standard Marriott, which is...

1Thank Dorkus
Emma S, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us in Fort Lauderdale! We are happy that you received excellent service from our front desk team and your room was up the standard of other Marriott properties you have visited. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Fort Lauderdale! Sincerely, Emma S Guest Relations Manager

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We spent a short night here after flying into Ft. Lauderdale and driving over to Marco Island, FL, the next morning. Their customer service was excellent at the front desk, and while I was waiting for my husband to check-in I was greeted by another employee and asked if there was anything I needed. The lobby was very contemporary, almost...

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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I booked this room through hotels.com over the holiday weekend and was very excited to stay here based on all the positive reviews. Upon arriving I saw that hotel guests had to pay $25 a night to park their car! Needless to say, I wasn't very impressed with that fact upon arrival. Once I got to the check-in desk I...

1Thank Keys M
Lori L, General Manager at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings, I am terribly sorry for the issue regarding your payment. Please contact me directly and we will get the issue resolved immediately. Regards, Lori

Florence, Oregon
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We enjoyed our overnight stay before our cruise. I don't think you can find a hotel closer to the cruise port. The hotel does not offer transfers to the port. You must wait for a taxi. This took about 20 minutes on a busy Sunday as there were several parties ahead of us and taxis were in short supply. The...

Thank Gary H
Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Rooms are spacious and beds are comfortable. We stayed for three nights prior to our cruise and easily explored Ft. Lauderdale by foot from this location. We walked to great restaurants and shopping areas. The hotel is across the street from the Culinary Institute where we dined on a great meal very inexpensively.


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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

Address: 1617 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $189 - $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 236
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#37 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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