Trip....I'm not all that familiar with Downtown FLL. I'm going to give Priceline a try and look for a 4 star hotel in the downtown area. I have the priceline map showing different areas by number. I'm looking at #10 or #6, but not sure if this is what you would consider downtown. Going on a cruise in March of 2014 and would like to stay overnight the Friday before the cruise.
Also, the one and only time we went through FLL, the airport on Saturday when we returned was PACKED! Since we are returning from our cruise in March/2014 on a Saturday, I wondered if this was still the case at the airport on the weekends? Shall we plan to stay post cruise in Ft. Lauderdale?