Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 142
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cruise1 Feel Like Royalty
The room was awesome, the location was great, the staff was attentive. If you are looking for a place to lay your head, relax or just chill out then this is the place for you. The pool is on the 5th floor so you can have your privacy and look down on the traffic but not be a part of the traffic. Fitness, fun and food is all at your fingertips. The staff was more than happy to help and answer any questions. It was great to know that the shuttle service was complimentary to get us to the cruise ship and for a small fee they picked us up at the ship and delivered us to the airport. Will definitely use them again on our next trip back.
November 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GrahamW Very helpful & friendly staff
The beds were very comfortable. Although close to the airport, the room was very quiet (we particularly liked the notice in the corridor asking people to respect other guests’ need for quiet – “no marching bands or circus animals”).
The staff were extremely helpful, in particular Melinda went to a lot of trouble to arrange a 7am cab to get me to Hollywood Beach for a meeting. The free shuttle to the airport was very convenient.
The Sundry Store is well-stocked (including some nice Californian wine).
Kiki’s restaurant is pleasant enough and the food is OK.
The hotel is not that convenient for downtown Fort Lauderdale or the seafront, although there’s a Hertz rental facility onsite and there are bus stops around the corner on Highway 1 from where you can get a No1 bus northwards to downtown Fort Lauderdale or southwards to Hollywood, connecting with a No 4 bus toward and along the Hollywood seafront. The nearest supermarket (Publix) is 20mins walk away and there are some restaurants within a similar distance.
We ordered Margaritas in Kiki’s restaurant but they were pre-mixed.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jojo77 will stay again!
Great valet; great room; great staff. Loved it! Terrific location and a great value.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gerri62 Good Location for Cruise Port
We found this location excellent for the Cruise Port at FTL.
From the parking lot attendants, Front Desk and the housekeeping Staff, every one were cordial which we found quite pleasant.
November 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigRed3 Convience to Cruise Port
Booked this hotel due to the convience to cruise port. Very beautiful hotel and food at resturant KiKI's was outstanding. We had a group of 10 of us and everyone had a nice stay. Would highly recommend this hotel.
November 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pierre777 Comfortable rooms
Checking was impersonal and could NOT understand the check in clerk.
No paper in the morning although am a Club member.
Plus $10 a day for parking is disgusting.I have checked 4 other hotels wirhin a mile from the CP and they do NOT charge for parking.
Plus breakfast is extra!
Do not recommend this property.
November 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Saljon Convenient and good but noisy aircon!
Overall we were happy with our stay. The rental car return in the hotel was really handy and the facilities such as pool etc were fine. Ours was a cheaper room so a little on the small side, well appointed but let down by a really noisy aircon unit right next to the bed so you were either freezing or deafened, other than that, all good. One request would be a decent coffee machine in the cafe or somewhereI.e. fresh espresso etc rather than instant that you could buy in the shop.
October 30, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Atreyu59 Great Value, Great Convenience
This hotel is the closest to the Cruise Terminal & within a reasonable proximity to the Airport
I found this hotel very nice, more than I expected & the shuttle was a definite + since this close you generally don't find any amenities such as great dining places ,but the shuttle; airport - hotel was great. There is a fee for the shuttle to the cruise terminal which is simply a stones throw away - get rid of the fee & offer free shuttle service.
October 28, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cne66 no extra efforts
for platinum members at igh I would expect something extra (a bottle of water - room upgrade etc) however NOTHING.
Poor attitude from staff.
Hotel modern and clean.
October 27, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gforce Hidden value
I usually stay for business further into town. This trip I was arriving on a late flight, wanted to eat and go to bed asap after landing to get ready for full day of meetings next day. Crowne Plaza was excellent choice, great price. Was it luxury to the max? Nope. Was it well done and just right for a traveling biz person? ; for sure for sure. Sat at the bar after 9pm enjoyed a nice meal and watched baseball on the flat panel in the bar while eating; my king bed room was well sized, nice TV and work area, I was very happy. I intend to use this property in the future for business; and my family takes a cruise about once a year, this is now on my wife's short list to check out for our use pre and post cruise. Good job Crowne Plaza Ft Lauderdale Airport.
October 24, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Fsuga Barely, Sort Of, Perhaps, OK
The biggest problem with this hotel, aside from the decaying bathroom fixtures, is the lack of customer care.
I contacted Crowne Plaza customer service regarding the terrible condition of our room immediately following our stay, after getting nowhere with management at the hotel, and have yet to hear back months later. I even took the post-stay survey they sent me, again detailing all of the issues, with no response. Here's the scoop on the hotel:
There are pictures attached to this posting that show the condition of the room. Unfortunately, it seems that the pictures I have showing handwriting all over my shower walls are too big to post on this site. That was the strangest part of the stay too. Trust me, it was there.
In addition to that, there were also stains in bright yellow on the shower walls. Like somebody went coloring with a highlighter all over the place. Just to check, I scrubbed the heck out of one of them and after a few minutes of serious elbow grease, was able to get it to fade substantially. This tells me that housekeeping made no effort at all to remove them. That's terrible.
Also, the handle to the shower door was literally falling apart to the touch. Chunks fell off literally every time it was touched. I informed the front desk of this, and nothing was done for my entire stay. See pic.
The hotel is very close to the FLL airport and Port Everglades, which would make it convenient for those in on business or about to take a cruise. Access to the hotel is a bit tricky as you really can't see the entrance to the parking garage and it it immediately after an intersection. There is also no left turn out of the garage, so getting back to Federal Highway 1 (the main road) requires going up the street and making a U-turn.
Our room was OK, a bit on the small side, but manageable. Nice modern-ish decor with a small LCD TV. The TV does not get HD programming though, so of course, the standard definition channels look terrible on it. I don't know why the lower-mid range chains spend money on the flat screens and then send lousy pictures to them.
The area is quite industrial, so if you want a room with a view, this is not the place.
There is a tiny pool that was not clean on our stay. A lot of debris/leaves at the bottom for the duration. As I said, it's an industrial area, so there aren't exactly a ton of trees around to dump leaves, which again leads me to believe it is not cleaned daily. Or perhaps weekly.
The lobby is very tiny, right off the parking garage on the lowest level, but clean and modern. You are required to pay daily for valet or self parking. There is nowhere nearby to park your car otherwise. Neither option was cheap, but I remember laughing when the guy told me the price to valet.
They do have a small fitness room, a convenience store, and restaurant that was literally always empty when I walked by.
All in all, I wouldn't stay here again. And I wouldn't advise anybody else to. Just overall lack of concern from the staff, all the way to corporate is enough to turn me off.
October 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Camerabuff Superb Surprise
What a wonderful redo of an older building. Inspired decor and awesome restaurant. Ambiance and atmosphere. Color and 60's inspired. Clean and WOW.
October 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bigbill327 great location for cruisers
Great staff and locvation and rooms
Just a few minutes away from the cruise terminals.
Just a few blocks from the Ft Lauderdale beaches and bars.
Make it point to take the inter coastal water taxi tour of the canal homes..WOW plus tons and tons of yachts
October 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Desertconcierge A restful night!
I knew what to expect by choosing the Crowne Plaza brand & enjoyed the overnight as I knew I would.
The breakfast area was bright & cheery as was the staff.
I would recommend this property to anyone.
October 5, 2012