I can also give another thumbs up for Embassy Suites. Booked it on Hotwire for either $62 or $65 a night for a pre-cruise stay in December. We had a terrific view of the port on the 12th floor, wonderful breakfasts, free shuttles, and easy walking distance to restaurants/groceries/Eckerds/sightseeing. We had flown into FLL.
The hotel's website: http://www.ftlauderdale.embsuites.com/