Rate based on Check-in: May 21, 2015 Check-out: May 22, 2015

Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

3 stars
View map of 1500 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
29 reviews
Awesome family trip

The hotel was very clean. Breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly. See full review

  • Joe D.
  • Feb 4, 2015
Great value

Spent the night to go to the boat show. Staff was professional and accommodating, facilities very... See full review

  • Knitsabout
  • Nov 5, 2013
Our Hotel's Ft. Lauderdale Property has a Great LocationWe are located just minutes from the airport and within walking distance of cruise port, our Holiday Inn Express® hotel is near everything in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Stay with us on your next trip to the city and we'll make sure your visit is carefree.We've designed our contemporary hotel with the corporate traveler in mind, which is why we offer free high-speed, wireless Internet access, as well as a business center with copy and print services. In addition, we're just a block from the Broward County Convention Center and only 3.5 miles from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. Business and leisure guests can save time and money by taking advantage of our free, 24-hour shuttle to and from the airport.Leisure guests are glad to know that we're so close to the cruise terminal in Fort Lauderdale for Port Everglades. Our hotel's near great shopping, too, like the Galleria Mall and South Port Center. Want to explore outdoors? Patrons can take a tour of Ft. Lauderdale's Waterway or go for a stroll along one of the many beautiful beaches near our hotel's property.In Ft. Lauderdale, FL, our guests enjoy quality amenities at a price they can afford. We serve a complimentary, hot Express Start breakfast bar every morning which features delicious cinnamon rolls, meat, eggs, fruit, 100% Arabica bean coffee and much more.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Casino
Children's activities
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

26.1004 -80.1275
Area served
FT. LAUDERDALE
Nearby airports
Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, (FLL), 3.00, MI, NE; Miami International Airport, (MIA), 30.00, MI, S;
Area description
Airport, airport

Nearby points of interest

  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 1 mi
  • New River: 1.2 mi
  • Stranahan House: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 1.6 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 1.7 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 1.7 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 1.8 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 1.9 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 1.9 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 2.2 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 2.7 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 2.8 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 1 mi
  • New River: 1.2 mi
  • Stranahan House: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 1.6 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 1.7 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 1.7 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 1.8 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 1.9 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 1.9 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 2.2 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 2.7 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 2.8 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 3 mi
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Secret Woods Nature Center: 3.3 mi
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 3.6 mi
  • Lockhart Stadium: 6.6 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 6.9 mi
  • Art Children's Museum: 11.4 mi
  • Tradewinds Park: 12.6 mi
  • Quiet Waters Park: 14.7 mi
  • Everglades Holiday Park: 19.8 mi
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park: 20.6 mi
  • Intercostal Waterway: 20.9 mi

Dining

Carlos and Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
Carlos and Pepe Mexican Cantina is just steps away and located one block west of the hotel. Enjoy the excellent cuisine with daily specials. The restaurant also features a full bar.
Bravo's Italian Restaurant
Excellent Italian meals!! Their award winning chef adds fresh local seafood into their daily specials. The seafood lasagna is a must!
Bimini Boatyard
Freshest local seafood. This restaurant is just across the street from our hotel and is located on the intercoastal waterway.
Kelly's Landing
Serving New England Seafood and Sandwiches, Maine Lobster, Ispwich Clams, Boston Scrod and more
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream... the best in town. Lots of great flavors and toppings.
Joe's Cafe
Located in the Harbor shops, Great little diner offering homemade soups and desserts. Excellent service and delicious food.
Duffy Sports Bar & Grill
Great sports bar located in the Harbor Shops, 5 minute walk away from the hotel. Daily happy hours. Casual atmosphere. Kick back and enjoy the huge TVs placed around the restaurant. The food is delicious. Serviing everything from wings, fish, wraps t
Starbucks Coffee
For the starbuck lovers, Starbucks is located right across the street. Everything from cookies, cakes, sandwiches to top of the line gourmet coffee's.
Outback Steakhouse
Excellent food, Great service, full liquor bar. Now serving lunch.
Siam House
Awsome thai food. Their lunch buffett is a must on Monday thru Fridays!! Located in the shopping center next door to our hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

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Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thomas S.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Pre-Cruise Stay

Fine hotel for a layover before or after a cruise. Comfortable, clean and a value. Good transportation network too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joe D.
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Awesome family trip

The hotel was very clean. Breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JCGeorge
Business
GLENVIEW
Jan 6, 2015

Pre-Cruise stay

Hotel is very convenient, about 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the cruise port. We stayed the night before sailing. The hotel gets a lot of traffc and it shows in some areas. Overall the lobby and rooms are bright and modern. In one of our rooms, the previous guests had caused the bath to overflow and the carpet was wet outside the door. We reported this when leaving for the afternoon and they had vacuumed the area and dried it by the time we goot back. Very responsive! The breakfast is very basic there's enough food to get you started for the day. At the right price point, this is a good choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of shopping on the 17th St. strip within an easy walk from the hotel. If you need last-minute items before your cruise, the location is good. There's a big drugstore a block east and a huge grocery about 2 blocks west.

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Norm from Quebec
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

QUICK STAY!

VERY SHORT STAY, ARRIVAL 12:30 A.M. GOING ON A CRUISE 10:30 A.M. COMFORTABLE ROOM, HOTEL NEEDS SOME TLC......... SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT! TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL, COMFORTABLE CLEAN BED, BREAKFAST COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER QUALITY BUT, EXCELLENT SERVICE, TRANSPORT TO THE SHIP .... ALL ON SCHEDULE THAT'S ALL WE NEEDED, WE WOULD GO BACK ANY TIME!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Knitsabout
Business
Fort Myers, florida
Nov 5, 2013

Great value

Spent the night to go to the boat show. Staff was professional and accommodating, facilities very nice, breakfast above average for what you typically get with your room. My only complaint was the softness of the beds as I like a firm mattress.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Fisheries Restaurant at the end of 15th on the ICW was a great meal and quite close by.

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mikelinda
Business
Me.
Sep 8, 2013

Very nice, great location

This was a perfect spot for an over night before the cruise. 15 min from airport and less to the cruise port. Special added value, was the great breakfast buffet, with room, we where not expecting this, Staff great, very clean and we will stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Near several mini malls and pharmacy's and the all important Liquor store. Plus many close by restaurants

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Propgt
Business
Clarkston, Michigan
Sep 2, 2013

Just ok

The desk person was very unprofessional in which I wrote a complaint to Hotel. The shuttle driver, Maria, was very professional, friendly, and helpful. The desk person yelled at Maria right in front of us for helping us. Maria would do great as the desk person and the desk person would do great as a custodial, in my opinion. The towels in the bathroom were stained, and the drain catch on the sink faucet was ripped and at first glance, I thought it was a "private part" piece of hair. The location to the cruise ships is very close but still need to us the shuttle service. I give the shuttle service an A PLUS.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants and stores are within walking distance.

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
youngster92
Business
Switzerland
Apr 14, 2013

clean good hotel

I was positively surprised about this hotel. Everything was so clean and comfortable. Even the locations was very central, it was not noisy at all. I can really recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chicago traveler first
Business
chicago
Mar 29, 2013

spring break

the hotel is very close to the airport. The first day and a half we had no internet access and we had to call the front desk several times. They had a technician come out to help fix the problem, eventually we had to change rooms. Room 209 is not the room to be in. Breakfast was good, had a variety of things to choose from. we rented a car so it was pretty easy to get around. the rooms were clean and that was one of the most important things to me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express FT. LAUDERDALE CRUISE-AIRPORT

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
6 Cents
Business
Marion, IL, USA
Apr 20, 2012

Decent, except for the weird smell.....

The hotel itself was fine, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We liked the location, and the rooms were clean, the bedding comfortable. The only thing that bothered us was the hotel is right next to the water purification plant. So while you stood outside waiting for your shuttle or taxi, the odor was almost enough to run you back inside. Not the hotels fault, but still, I made my husband wait outside for everything. haha.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a trolley that you catch right in front of the hotel that will take you on a one way ride to the Galleria Mall for .50 cents. You can get off anywhere on the route, which passes right by the beach. You just hop on and off for .50 cents each ride, or buy an all day pass for $2.

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