Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 176
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by katey Excellent service
Staff very accommodating, and good location to airport and cruise ports. Nice a clean and comfortable. Little noisy in hallways.
March 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JasonV321 Nice Stay Before Cruise
Free Shuttle from Airport - Had to wait a little while, but its FREE.
Room was clean - Bathroom was a little worn, but nothing bad.
Location was good, but not great - felt a little weird walking around at night.
They partner with an outside company to shuttle you to the cruise the next day. You could take a cab, but I would just do the shuttle. They bill it to your room, and then you are all set.
Overall, its a good choice if you need a night before the cruise. I'm not sure I would stay here for a vacation in FL just because of the location.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jonsnana Pre-cruise stay
HI Express Ft Lauderdale made our stay comfortable and by extension, made our cruise more pleasurable by providing transportation from the airport to the hotel, the hotel to the ship and the ship to the airport! We'll be back.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JLAlbrecht88 Excellent hotel and staff
The hotel and staff were AMAZING! The rooms were exactly as advertised, the pool was clean and had plenty of seating with either lounge chairs or tables. The breakfast buffet was your typical hotel fare, but all was hot and fully stocked. The employees running the breakfast were constantly replenishing and keeping everything clean and orderly. Angie at the front desk was very helpful and had recomendations of where to go to for good food and was quick to call for a cab or shuttle when needed. When we came back the day after getting off the cruise, she recognized us immediately and got us into our room well before normal check in time. I would definitely come back to this hotel and recommend it to all of my friends.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sasha2013 excellent hotel
For cruise ship passengers and those needing to be close to airport this is an excellent place to stay - hotel has a very modern look, rooms were bright, cherry and beds extremely comfortable. Clean and affordable - pleasantly surprised. Shopping and restaurants nearby.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredCanadian Excellent Service, excellent location
This was our first visit to this location as we were going on a cruise. After many reviews for cost, location, services offered... we chose the Holiday Inn Express Airport Cruise location. Everything was excellent! The only comment I may add is that instead of booking on the cruise shuttle for $10.00 per person, we chose to get a taxi which cost us about $14.00 total plus tip, and we arrived much quicker than the shuttle. Other than that everything the hotel offered was fantastic! In fact, when we returned from our cruise we stayed another day at the same hotel. We arrived about 4 hours prior to their scheduled check-in time, and they held our luggage in a locked room, served us coffee in their breakfast area while they quickly got our room ready for us. Their shuttle to the airport is also complimentory. Excellent all around and will return there again on our next cruise.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Abalone what we expected
My wife and I have confidence in the Holiday Inn/Express product. They, Holiday Inn, provide a clean, comfortable, pleasant place to rest our bones on whatever kind of trip we happen to take. We'll be back!
March 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blfdpaw Great Property
Just wanted to say that the property and the staff were wonderful. Even with the incredible flow of cruise traffic, we were able to ask questions and have our needs attended to.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and we had all the amenities we needed.
The breakfast was a little lean, but that was probably due to the fact that we came down toward the end of service.
The pool is outdoor, and although we used it, it was a bit chilly.
March 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jilld1970 Great hotel for lay over for travel
We chose this hotel and location to stay pre and post cruise. It was clean, nice decorations, nice pool and close to cruise port and airport. The staff was friendly and helpful. We ask for recommendations for eating dinner out and for transportation. They were both great too..
March 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hecko Nice hotel
We like Holiday Inn Express and this one was a great one for our purposes: needing to stay overnight in Ft. Lauderdale before our cruise ship departed the next day. The shuttle service picked us up without hesitation even though our flight did not arrive until midnight. Room clean and comfortable (particularly like that controlled temp by thermostat and not fan by the window). Breakfast was good. Front desk staff was helpful and friendly.
March 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kejo stay at the HIE
I stayed at this HIE on 2/22 and was greatly disappointed. The room was dirty. The bed ruffle had hugh dirty spots on it. The bathroom floor was dirty, as was the bathroom countertop and sink. The tub had hair in it. We were exhausted from traveling for several hours . We were only staying overnight , so therefore we endured.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cbowm Great rate, great service, great location.
We have always enjoyed staying at the Holiday Inn Expres Ft. Lauderdale when we are flying in/out of Ft Lauderdale. You always provide excellent shuttle service to/from the airport, a great breakfast, have a nice pool, great service, great rates, and nice, clean rooms. You are one of our favorite go to's and nice location either with/without a rental car.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wiley3699 Very Comfortable
The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast had a great variety of food and great coffee!
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FamilyOfFour1015 Nice stopover on the way to a cruise.
We only stayed one night on our way to a cruise but it was a very nice place with free hot breakfast. I wouldn't recommend the Old Heidelberg for dinner which is down the street. I also would have the hotel call a taxi to get you to your cruise port instead of the shuttle service which is slower. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
February 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sam1927 clean
This is one of the cleanest hotels that we have ever been in.
The staff were great. Great location for cruisers, very close to airport and the cruise port.
February 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CloJo No early check-in
If you get off your cruise before 1PM, don't expect to check in early. The breakfast area was full of guests waiting to check in when we got there at 11AM. we finally got to our room around 1:30.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chucky65 Great service and location
Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise is by far one of the great hotels to book your stay while in Ft. Lauderdale for business or vacation. The location alone is worth booking this gem, not to mention the great customer service, complimentary shuttle to the airport and cruise terminal and great breakfast selection.
February 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arturo48 A pleasurable oasis
We had the opportunity to spend a couple of days twice at 1150 State Rd. 84 and both visits were great. From the front desk to the breakfast attendant everything was more then satisfactory. The pool is very relaxing and they have a nice fitness center. They are located near several good restaurants. This will be our first stopping point when going or returning from a cruise.
February 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 2friends Enjoyed our stay!
We found this facility very comfortable, clean, safe and very accomodating to our specific needs! The friendly staff and the quiet non smoking atmosphere, will probably be the factors that convince us to return if in the area, we would recommend this location to family and friends without hesitation!
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomsom Great service
My wife and I stayed at Ft Lauderdale before a 28 day cruise. after arriving at the ship I noticed that I had left some medication back at the hotel.. I phoned the hotel from the ship and told them what had happened..They had found my medication and had it delivered ito the cruise terminal in 20 minuites after I hung up from talking to the Manager. Thank you so much!!!
February 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dumbo Nightly rates
My rate per night went from $144/night to $154/night to $199/night all in the same week. Adjustments were made but only after several phone calls.
Suggest you alert your cleks to remind guests that rates are changing. Doubt if I will ever use this property again.
I have been a Priority Club member since 1983 and that is the first time this has ever happened.
February 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JZ52 Where to begin
Stayed here twice within a weeks time due to unfamiliarity with area and booking online. The first time the staff was accommodating and helpful allowing us to sit out by the pool while we waited for our check in time.
Note that there are a very limited number of restaurants (a couple of fast food & a German restaurant within walking distance) about 1/4 to 1/2 mile each way assuming you use the crosswalk which I recommend due to the traffic on State Rd 84. Also, there appears to be an arrangement with a Crown Plaza in the area where you can get a shuttle to take you to the restaurant there and back.
Second stay was not nearly as pleasant. Kids running up and down the hallway, yelling and screaming past our room till nearly 11:00pm. Adults talking loudly to each other outside the rooms. Doors slamming shut (assume this to be the kids) and loud banging noises till late (11:00pm ish).
Asked for a 3:15 wake up call to allow time to get ready to be able to catch the 4:00 shuttle due to an early flight. Received call at 3:28.
Then found out our room had virtually no hot water while trying to shower and when I turned on strictly the hot water in the shower the pressure dropped off. Never did get a truly hot shower, it remained luke warm.
Staff was not familiar with airport times as we found out after taking an earlier shuttle to the airport based on a conversation with the hotels front desk employee the night before. Found out we arrived at our airline before they opened for business for the day. Also found the TSA check point was not open when we arrived. Wound up sitting around in the airport for nearly an hour waiting for TSA to open for business. In fairness to the staff, it probably is not their responsibility to know what times airlines and the TSA open for business but then again, why run a shuttle from 3:00am on....
The hotel itself appears to be one of the older facilities that is about due for some major remodeling. Wasn't that it was terribly dirty, just older and starting to show its wear.
I could go on but the bottom line is that I will not stay at this location again.
February 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OklaHilltoppers Great as always!
We stay here before our cruise. The rooms are clean,staff is helpful. The shuttle to the cruise port is convenient . McDonald's and Wendy's right across the street as well as a super market to buy anything for the cruise. We will be back!
January 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sniffles997 Good Value and Pleasant Stay
We stayed at this hotel after returning from a cruise. We had booked a cruise excursion from the ship that eventually dropped us at the airport and we called for the hotel shuttle to pick us up there to bring us to the resort. Our booking was prepaid and check in was quick and painless (Priority Club Members). The hotel was clean and the breakfast area was spacious. The room was comfortable although we did end up turning the air conditioning down. The water was hot and the water pressure was great. Everything in the room worked. It was later in the day by the time we got there so we did not make use of the great pool but it looked very inviting and there were several people sitting and reading on the pool patio. We got diner from a Chinese restaurant close by and brought it in. We forgot to get plates and a visit to the desk got us what we needed with no hassles. We asked for a wake up call to ensure we made it back to the airport in the morning and the call came exactly on time. There was even a back up call about 5 minutes later. Small thing but a nice touch. The airport shuttle was held up and the desk person was right on top of it. We had allowed ourselves lots of time but it was nice to see the extra concern from the desk staff. All in all a very nice stay and we would recommend this hotel to others - especially pre or post cruise.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaB57 Room was conventiently located,able to check in early
I was very pleased with my stay staff was excellent, nice room, chance to catch up on work
January 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EGIF2017 Truly A Wonderful Stay!
After full day of travel, it was nice to arrive and be welcomed by a cheerful face and upgraded to a nicer room at no extra cost. I will definitely make this my choice whenever I am in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL, area.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian52 Home Away From Home
I stay quite often on business in Fort Lauderdale and i feel safe and comfortable every time. the hospitality is great.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bowersfamily quick and easy late checkin
A shuttle was sent quickly to pick us up at airport. Check in was quick and easy. The room was roomy and clean. Had a problem with TV, called down to the desk and the desk clerk came right up and fixed the problem. Breakfast was great. make sure you try the cinnamon buns.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by forarocker Excellent Location and Service
They provided free airport shuttle , picked us up promptly.. Driver was extremely cordial and provided us information on food and entertainment options. They allowed early check in. Room was comfortable and they provided us a last minute rollaway bed for an unexpected guest..
The hotel is situated close to airport/port and had numerous food/shopping/bars/entertainment options all within walking distance...
I would definitely stay there again. Thanks
January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by msrn GREAT SERVICE
We were on a 16 day trip to Puerto Rico and left our vehicle at the Holiday Inn, where we would stay upon return. The manager was very accommodating in making the arrangements for us to do that. Excellent airport transportation to and from the hotel. The staff are very friendly! Breakfast was very good with a large assortment of hot things. Very very clean!!
January 16, 2013