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Old July 11th, 2005, 07:24 PM
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Default Motel near Ft Lauderdale port?

Any suggestions for a motel for Ft Lauderdale?

We are cruising on the Liberty 3/12/06.

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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:23 PM
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Try the Holiday Inn Express Convention Center. My group is staying there for our April 1 sailing.

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Old July 12th, 2005, 06:45 AM
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Our group is staying at the Ramada Inn near the air port-they pick you up when you get there and take you to the ship the next day.. All included.(airport cruiseport)
Looks nice on the web site.
We are on the Liberty March 4th 2006
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Old July 12th, 2005, 09:12 AM
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we love the Embassy Suites, its a great place. Very pretty, great pool, nice big rooms. Cocktail hour and full buffet breakfast included. They pick you up at the airport and they also have a shuttle from the hotel to the pier ( hint: book the shuttle as soon as you check in, it fills up fast). Its very convenient, grocery store across the street, strip mall next door, good restaurants within walking distance.
Another really nice place to stay is the Marriott Marina - it right on the water, big yachts docked right at the hotel, really nice pool area with a cool bar that sits on the edge of the waterway, folks dock their boats, walk up the ramp and sit down for a "cold one" and a good sandwich.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 09:19 AM
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HAS ANYBODY STAYED AT LA QUINTA BY THE AIRPORT OR THE HAMPTON INN?
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Old July 12th, 2005, 10:42 AM
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I have stayed at the Hampton Inn and it was nice. It was a typical Hampton Inn ..... large clean rooms with continental breakfast. The one on 17th St has transportation to and from the airport and pier. There are also restaurants and stores within walking distance of the hotel.

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Old July 12th, 2005, 07:18 PM
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If anyone stays at a hotel on 17th Street prior to their cruise, there is a good restaurant very close to all the hotels, Bimini Boatyard.
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Old July 16th, 2005, 05:18 PM
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We stay at the Hampton Inn Airport Fort Lauderdale NORTH.. 12 Ave.

This one was great. Our flight last year was delayed and we ended up getting in at 3AM..
The shuttle arrived so fast!!

They also take you to the PORT.. free..

Taxi is about $10.. to port..

Tip for 3 $3...

Their first shuttle leaves at 10:30 because the PORT does not officially open for us till that time.

We just called today to secure our room there this year for a cruise the same WEEK as last year.
Last year was the Valor on 12/19th.. This Year its the Liberty on 12/18...

The room was $107
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Old July 18th, 2005, 05:07 PM
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I'm also looking for a hotel close to the Ft. Lauderdale cruise port. This is what I found in my AAA travel book: Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites, Ramanda Inn, Comfort Inn, Best Western and Amerisuites.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 05:54 PM
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We got the Hyatt for $117 gov't rate for our pre-cruise stay. I think it's high because we are coming in Thanksgiving night and we couldn't get a good bid on Priceline. Then we bid on Priceline for a 3+* at $85 and got the Bahia Mar Beach Resort for our post-cruise day a week later.

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We're staying at LaQuinta next April. It seemed fine enough and it is for one night only.
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Im staying at Amerisuites 1 night pre and post cruise. Won it on priceline with a $50 bid. They pick you up from the airport and have a shuttle to the port. Plus free breakfast.

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We stayed at the Amerisuites and was VERY close to port & air terminal. Good prices too.
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