The last time we sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale, we stayed at the Marriott Courtyard Airport/Cruiseport. Very convenient to both. We used Marriott Rewards points, so can't comment about pricing. With 14 people in your party, I'm sure you could get a group rate.
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In my opinion the closest, and most convenient place to say in Fll, is, A1A, 17th St. area, right by the port..You have Pier 66, Bahia Mar, The old Ameisuites, is now Hyatt Place, Embassy Suites, and the Holiday Inn Express.all right there, and many more close by...Shops and restaurants and the Southport Shopping area is justt across the side steet, from Hyatt Place. Ther eyou have Publix Supermarket to get all your last minute needs...