10 Best Cruise Port Hotels in the Heart of Fort Lauderdale

Discover the difference in staying at one of Florida's best hotels near Fort Lauderdale's famous Port Everglades and near the busy Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. These top-notch properties cater to visitors and know exactly how to welcome them and make their stay here a pleasant one, and an experience that will make them want to come back. For example, the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six is a legendary hotel just a short cab ride from either port and sets a high standard of excellence for this city's hotels. Other properties of this caliber like the Lago Mar Resort and Club is an oasis of tropical luxury in an urban setting. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruiseport will accommodate all of a guest's needs during their stay with the quality service they're known for, and conveniently located just as you leave Port Everglades. You will be impressed with hotels like the Bahia Mar Beach Resort where even the tiniest details are taken care of, leaving guests feeling welcomed and pampered. Venture out to the Candlewood Suites Airport Fort Lauderdale just a few miles from Downtown for a comfortable stay and family-friendly amenities and just steps from last-minute shopping and a quick lunch options. Fort Lauderdale is well-equipped for every visitor, every price range and every expectation. Welcome!


Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
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The Comfort Suites Airport and Cruise Port offers one of the best bargains in Fort Lauderdale. The hotel's location places guests near the cruise port and the airport alike, and complimentary shuttle service to both makes getting around that much easier. Start your mornings off with an invigorating workout in the on-site fitness center, and then enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast with delicious options of eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, along with a free weekday newspaper. An outdoor pool is also available, as is fast and free internet access. Business class floor is available to accommodate up to 40 people for most events and business functions.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Guests stay in comfort and convenience with a guest shuttle to the cruise port or the airport, complimentary breakfast and free internet service.

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Just a few miles from Port Everglades and Downtown is the Candlewood Suites Airport Fort Lauderdale. This modern and comfortable hotel is the ideal location for spending a few days on vacation with the family or for a business trip. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with convenient kitchenettes with utensils, a community room for late night snacks, a relaxing, sparkling pool and friendly and professional staff. Located a short drive from the beaches, Las Olas Boulevard, Sawgrass Mills, the Everglades or an excusion to Miami. Also within walking distance for convenient shopping for last-minute items and a quick breakfast or lunch.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: A great place to unpack, relax and enjoy all the great things in Fort Lauderdale, from the beach to shopping to restaurants to nightlife.

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This Mediterranean-style hotel features 358 two-room suites, all overlooking a beautiful center atrium. High Speed Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast is served every morning, as well as an evening manager's cocktail reception. Enjoy the E Spot Bar & Lounge or dine in the 12-story atrium restaurant. Located two miles from the beach, airport, and downtown, this hotel offers ease of access to area attractions, shopping, nightlife and noted dining establishments. Top-notch amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a modern fitness center. 12,000 square feet of meeting space can accommodate up to 450 people. Oh, and don't forget to bring the family pet!

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: The trusted name of Embassy Suites welcomes visitors to Fort Lauderdale. Close to all the popular restaurants and nightlife.

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Amazingly secluded on sixteen waterfront acres, the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa is a choice property for those who desire the finest in service and amenities. If it's steps from this property's private beach you're looking for, this is it. With three restaurants including the popular modern American seafood eatery, 3030 Ocean, as well The Spa on Harbor Beach where you will experience the therapies of Europe and the Far East, mind-body wellness activities, and a renewed sense of oneness with nature. Suites are designed with rich fabrics, colors and a modern design for the utmost in comfort and sophistication. Your stay in Fort Lauderdale will be the utmost in elegance, class and style.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: An amazing property with the finest in amenities and services, as well as the local favorite restaurant, 3030 Ocean.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South
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Welcoming and inviting, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South, has proven to be convenient, a mile from the airport and keeping with the standards of quality and service Holiday Inn has been known for for many years. Located on State Road 84, this hotel offers free shuttle service, making it even more convenient. Also offered is a shuttle service to and from the Broward County Convention Center. Relax here in their outdoor heated pool and take advantage of their convenient fitness center. In the morning enjoy a complimentary hote Express Starr Breakfast Bar and a free USA Today.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Convenient to find and close to the cruise port. Professional and a home away from home.

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Bahia Cabana Beach Resort
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As long as you're looking for a great hotel that's affordable, and one that speaks Florida, you'll find it at the Days Inn Bahia Cabana Beach Resort. Situated on the beautiful and playful Intracoastal Waterway, this resort offers a relaxed setting where memories will be made. The brightly decorated and comfortably equipped guest rooms contain cable TV, refrigerator and in-room safe. Additional amenities include two pools, a playground for the kids, beach access, a restaurant and a bar. Located opposite the beach, 15 minutes from downtown, and five miles from the airport. Offering pre and post cruise packages, consider extending your vacation right here.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Beautifully located right on the Intracoastal Waterway with all the expected amenities, great service and even a playground for the kids.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruiseport
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Standing tall and proud right across from the entrance to Port Everglades, and just a quick ride from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. Guests will not find a better facility to spend a days. This state-of-the-art hot hotel offers 148 stylish guest rooms, sparkling outdoor conveniently located on the 5th floor, spacious outdoor lounge and dining area, 24-hour fitness center, business center and Kiki's Restaurant and Bar which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This facility also offers free airport and convention center shuttle (remember, not all hotels here do), room service, shoe shine, dry cleaning and all rooms are non-smoking.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Welcoming you home just as you leave Port Everglades. Sophisticated elegance here with stylish rooms and over-the-top amenities and services.

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The legendary Lago Mar Resort and Club is beautifully situated on thirteen tropical acres between Mayan Lake and the Atlantic ocean. This spectacular Fort Lauderdale resort offers guests contemporary and comfortable rooms, numerous amenities and a friendly and efficient staff. Guest rooms contain kitchenettes, wet bars and amazing views. On-site facilities include spectacular, sparkling pools, of which the Olympic-size is the smallest, tennis courts, a near-by private beach and a popular fitness center, as well as complimentary miniature golf, beachfront volleyball and shuffleboard. Complimentary parking and valet service is available. A contemporary and spacious meeting space is equipped to accommodate 350.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Relaxing and the perfect place before or after a cruise. Everything from an Olympic-size pool, miniature golf and a private beach awaits.

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Surrounded on three sides by the Intracoastal Waterway, the Bahia Mar Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale near the cruise port offers easy access to major attractions plus excellent accommodations and services. With comfortable rooms and impeccable service, you can spend time here working out in the fitness center, playing a game tennis, soaking up the sunshine on Bahia Mar's pristine private beaches, stroll across the on-site skywalk to take in some of the area's best views of the ocean and the marina, and be sure to take advantage of the upscale shopping and dining options on nearby Las Olas Boulevard.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: A legendary property a quick cab ride from the port and very close to the beach.

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The legendary Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six boasts a premium Fort Lauderdale locale. The hotel's guests are near the cruise port, the airport and the dazzling Intracoastal Waterway, amazing shopping and dining and sizzling nightclubs. Each sophisticated accommodation is beautifully appointed and equipped with an HDTV, private balcony and wet bar. The hotel also features a picturesque 142-slip marina, a convenient fitness center, full-service spa, tennis courts, three pools and five on-site restaurants, including the popular Grill 66 & Bar, bars and lounges. Ask about guest privileges at the nearby Grand Oakes Golf Club, and check their website for great savings before you book!

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: A landmark world-class luxurious hotel so close to the port.

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Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale