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One Night Pre-Cruise Fort Lauderdale

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What part of town would you suggest for one night pre-cruise? Downtown, Airport, Dania Beach, Plantation

And what is your go-to hotel in the area you prefer?

Thanks

RB

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If you look down the board, the 17th Street area is recommended almost daily. Many hotels, close to the port and airport, lots of restaurants.

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1 hour ago, rbslos18 said:

What part of town would you suggest for one night pre-cruise? Downtown, Airport, Dania Beach, Plantation

And what is your go-to hotel in the area you prefer?

Thanks

RB

Ours is Hyatt Place just off 17th Street...a great pre-cruise location next to the Harbor Shopping area with a Publix market, shops and restaurants...one of our favorite is Duffy's. Enjoy !!

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Agree - 17th street and the Embassy Suites and Hyatt are both very popular with cruisers.  Pull up the area on Google Maps to see other hotel options (there are many) and locations.  Have a great cruise!

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18 hours ago, rbslos18 said:

What part of town would you suggest for one night pre-cruise? Downtown, Airport, Dania Beach, Plantation

And what is your go-to hotel in the area you prefer?

Thanks

RB

 

One word, Riverside.  Close to shops, bars and restaurants.  Excellent hotel at a very reasonable price.

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My vote also goes to Riverside Hotel.

We ALWAYS stay at Riverside when departing from Fort Lauderdale.

Located on trendy Las Olas blvd.

Walking to restaurants and bars.

Hotel also has restaurants and bears within hotel.

Stay on the new section of hotel.  Much nicer.

 

Edited by Ravbo

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I usually have driven to  Fort Lauderdale when I take a cruise, so I prefer to stay away from areas near the Port.  I have stayed most frequently and recently at Fort Lauderdale Marriott North Hotel on Andrews Avenue near Cypress Creek Road.  Quick and easy to get on I-95 the morning of sailing,  hotel pricing--even in High Season--is reasonable even for a full service Marriott with free parking, and restaurants are not far away, some of which could be accessed by walking.  

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Hilton Inn Marina - get a nice high tower balcony room looking out to the cruise port and terminal 2 - very nice to see your ship arrive ( esp. Princess at terminal 2 knowing in a couple of hours you will be boarding 🍻 )

 

also a water taxi pickup / drop just steps away

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1 hour ago, voljeep said:

Hilton Inn Marina - get a nice high tower balcony room looking out to the cruise port and terminal 2 - very nice to see your ship arrive ( esp. Princess at terminal 2 knowing in a couple of hours you will be boarding 🍻 )

 

also a water taxi pickup / drop just steps away

We do the same thing.  Perfect way to start a cruise vacation.  We like to arrive early enough to watch the ships depart the previous evening.  
 

 

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3 minutes ago, jagoffee said:

We do the same thing.  Perfect way to start a cruise vacation.  We like to arrive early enough to watch the ships depart the previous evening.  
 

 

yep - we drive down early that morning , check in ( even if the room's not ready yet ) grab some lunch - Southport Raw Bar - then hang out on the balcony ... great way to start 

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We just put a reservation down for Wyndham Garden Fort Lauderdale. A hotel for us is a place to sleep. We will get there around 1PM and have to figure out what to do for the afternoon and evening. I know the casino and jai alai is around the corner which will be entertaining.

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Courtyard Marriott on Seabreeze and Las Olas, best location in Lauderdale, across the street from the beach. 3 minute walk to the Elbo Room, and all the restaurants on A1A. 

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We love the Sonesta in FLL.  That's where we always stay now.  Outstanding service, all oceanview rooms, many places within walking distance, including Galleria Mall.

 

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