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“5* for the hotel, but 3* for the location”

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Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port
Ranked #23 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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Toledo, OH
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346 reviews
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“5* for the hotel, but 3* for the location”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

This was one of our shortest hotel stays ever. We checked in and out within a 6 hour period. We won this on Hotwire for around $100. It was rated 3 1/2*, near the airport, with a 95% recommendation rating. We called for the hotel's shuttle to pick us up. They said they'd be there within 15 minutes, but it was at least 30 minutes before we were picked up, at around 11:30pm. We were not charged for shuttle service, but I'm not sure that standard. The hotel is new and very nice. I love the contemporary design and decorating. Unfortunately, we arrived hungry and there were no restaurants within sight. The nearest restaurant is at least a 15 minute walk. One of the two desk personel handed us a menu for an Italian restaurant that delivers. That worked out great and the food was actually good. The morning shuttle only ran every two hours. Unfortunately that meant we had to take the 5am shuttle for a 7am flight. The shuttle left on time, making a stop at the Holiday Inn down the road, and then the airport, 10 minutes later. This place is fine for short stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

We chose this hotel after an evening flight and late arrival into Fort Lauderdale. The shuttle was prompt, and its a quick ride to the hotel from the airport. Our room was large, very clean, and nicely decorated. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The pool area was quite nice. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Solomons
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

I have been a Platinum Holiday Inn member for many years and selected this hotel primarily for the free parking offered to Platinum guests and the proximity to the cruise port. Check in was a little surprising because there is no "lobby" as in most hotels. You enter through the parking entrance and there were two podium desks and people to check you in. With no lines, check in was quick and we were shown to a very nice room offered as an upgrade. While the short distance to the cruise port was an advantage, if you are there as a local tourist the local area did not appear to offer much nearby. For our purposes it was fine - a small bar/restaurant, adjacent convenience store (including good cookies and muffins in the morning) and a nice pool deck with view off the port. The hotel will arrange shuttle service to the port or the airport, which proved efficient getting to the ship. On return, the easiest option was the long line of waiting taxis as we left the ship and customs area.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Strongsville, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

My husband is from Fort Lauderdale and we are very picky about where we stay. We tried this hotel because we decided to arrive a day early. What a great hotel. Very modern and clean. Pool was a nice little area with a patio for drinks connected. Parking was convenient ($10.00 charge, but worth it) Room was clean and spacious. Could not have asked for more!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2012 via mobile

We stayed here pre-cruise....comfortable room, good breakfast, clean and modern room. Nothing really within walking distance but a very efficient shuttle service to the cruise port.

Stayed April 2012
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chicago
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed here following our cruise. Updated modern rooms and design of the hotel. The room and entire facility was clean. Nice pool area. The staff was very accommodating as they allowed us to use the pool prior to our room being ready, as well as before our late flight the next day. If you are using the hotel following or prior to a cruise, make sure you have transportation from the port to the hotel...was misleading, but a cheap cab ride from port to hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2012 via mobile

My wife and I had an overnight stay here before departing for a cruise so it was a brief stay and I'm glad we were not there any longer.
Pros: ???? Oh decent room and bed, a good Mexican meal in the on-site restaurant and a nice sea view from the bedroom.
Cons: our accommodation was on the other side of a highway from the reception which was accessed via an enclosed footbridge....it felt like miles dragging our cases, and it meant going in two lifts. Check-in was really slow, and the hotel is mikes from real civilisation, i.e. shops, etc, you've got to hail a cab!

That's about it. Would I stay there again, no, not by choice. (stay was pre-booked by Royal Caribbean)

Stayed January 2012
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port, responded to this review, 31 May 2012
Dear Hugh C,

Thank you for staying with us and leaving such a detailed review. We hope you were happy with your room accommodations. We are deeply sorry you found the location of your room less than satisfactory. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve.

If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask.


Sincerely,
Jaime W
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Property: Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port
Address: 455 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#21 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#22 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Fort Lauderdale's newest vibrant urban full service hotel! The Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port is modern, elegantly designed, chic, and centrally located to all Fort Lauderdale's South Florida events and attractions. Ideal for corporate or leisure and the most discerning traveler. The Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport / Cruise Port is located at the entrance of Port Everglades Cruise Port and less than a mile from Fort Lauderdale Int'l Airport (FLL), Broward County Convention Center and 2 miles from Downtown Fort Lauderdale. ... more   less 
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