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Old June 3rd, 2008, 12:29 PM
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Default Hotel w/shuttle in Ft. Lauderdale

We are going on a cruise in a few months and will stay one night in Ft. Lauderdale before cruise. Want to leave car there if our hotel has a shuttle or if there parking at the cruise terminal we would probably go that route since we will be heading home right away. Any ideas?
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I do know that the Ramada Inn offers this for free. Keep your car there until end of cruise and shuttle from hotel to port and shuttle from airport to hotel. I haven't stayed there as we changed our reservations to stay in Miami since we were porting out of Miami. But even with that they were only going to charge us to shuttle us to Port of Miami for 15.00. Pretty cheap.
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I think the Hampton Inn near the Airport has a shuttle from the airport to the hotel, and a shuttle from the hotel to the port.
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Rates verified via internet on Sept. 14, 2008 @ 10:00 AM (PST)

Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport-North
1851 SE 10th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Phone: 954 763 7670
Fax: 954 763 6269
http://ftlauderdaleairport.place.hya...lace/index.jsp
AAA Promo Rate
Check-in: Sat 29 Nov, 2008 - Check-out: Sun 30 Nov, 2008
2 Adults 1 Room
$132.09 Includes Taxes
Cancellation Policy:
Cancel By 4 PM Day of Arrival
Located just 3 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 1.25 miles to Port Everglades.
Complimentry shuttle Service Airport/Port Everglades 6:30 am to Midnight. Hyatt Place guests will have a guestroom with a 42" flat panel high-definition television, signature Hyatt Grand Bed™, a sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping area.
Free access to a public internet linked computer and printer. Hyatt Place cafe has signature hot breakfast entrees for a charge along with Starbucks® specialty coffees or enjoy a free continental breakfast. Hyatt Place cafe also sales made-to-order entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads and pizza which guests can order 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a touch screen menu below.
http://ftlauderdaleairport.place.hya...place_menu.pdf
The complimentary Stay Fit® fitness center
, the cardio machines let users watch their TV programming while exercising.
Rooms have WiFi, refirgerator and coffee maker

Hyatt guarantees to provide the lowest on-line bookable rate for room reservations at Hyatt Hotels available to the general public on the Internet, subject to the following terms and conditions:
If you find a publicly available and immediately bookable room-only rate on the Internet for a Hyatt Hotel ("Competing Rate") that is lower than the room rate available for the same reservation on http://www.hyatt.com (i.e., same hotel, same type of room, same number of guests, same dates of stay and same length of stay), then prior to or within 24 hours of booking the reservation on http://www.hyatt.com, please call Hyatt Hotels & Resorts at 1-888-96 HYATT (1-888-964-9288) or 402-593-5445.
Once Hyatt confirms the availability of the Competing Rate on the Internet, subject to room availability at the applicable Hyatt Hotel, Hyatt agrees to match the Competing Rate for the same reservation, plus discount an additional twenty percent (20%) off the room rate for the duration of the stay being so reserved.
This Guarantee does not apply to: Priceline and Hotwire.
Qualified discount rates including, but not limited to, Government, AAA or Senior Citizen Discounts
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These restaurants are with-in 5 to15 minutes walking distance of Hyatt Place:

Chuck's Steak House
1207 SE 17th St. FT.Lauderdale FL 33316
Phone (954) 764-3333
http://www.chucksflorida.com/

Out Back Steak House
1801 SE 10th Ave. FT Lauderdale FL 33316
Phone (954) 523-5600 Call in reservation, this place gets packed on Sat. night
http://www.outback.com/

Tokyo Sushi
1499 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone (954) 767-9922
http://www.southflorida.com/dining/2...,4009531.venue

Quarter Deck Sports Bar
1541 Cordova Road FT. Lauderdale FL. 33316
Phone (954) 524-6163
http://www.quarterdeckrestaurant.com/

Carlo's and Pepe's
1302 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1708
Phone: (954) 467-7192 Note: Poor reviews
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...e_Florida.html

Bistro Mezzaluna
741 SE 17th Street | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Phone (954) 522-9191 $$$$
http://bistromezzaluna.com/

South Port Raw Bar
1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale
(Download 10% discount online)
Phone (954) 525-CLAM
http://www.southportrawbar.com/index.phtml

R J Gators Bistro
1901 Cordova Rd. FT. Lauderdale, FL. 33316
Phone (954)524-1458 Seafood, chicken, pasta. menu.
http://www.rjgators.com/
They have complementry mirmosa's on Sunday's before noon with breakfest.

Giorgio's
1499 Southeast 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Telephone: 954-767-8300 (Delivery to Hotel)
Itilian Food most pasta dishes are under $12
(Locate in same strip center as Toyko Sushi).
http://allmenus.com/menus/16044/#Gio...ection-%20Fish




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AIRPORT BUS SERVICE
http://www.broward.org/
Broward County Transit = (BCT)
Links to interactive maps/schedules, fares and routs..
FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(BCT) Route # 1 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The bus stops on the ground level at Arrival Terminal #1, 2 and 3. Service is available 7 days a week including holidays

Sun Trolley does not operate at the airport. When you get to the route of operation for Sun Trolleys, Just wave to the Sun Trolley Driver, they will stop for you.
The Sun Trolley has a stop 1-block from Port Everglades North enterance, at the Convention Center.......
http://www.suntrolley.com/
Regular One-Way Fare $1.25
All day pass $3.25
10-ride pass $11.50 (expires on 10th ride).

WATER TAXI SERVICE
http://www.watertaxi.com/FortLauderdale/FLLHome.Asp
(Effective May 5, 2008)
Family All-Day Pass $48.00
Includes 2 regular fares and up to 3 youth/senior tickets.
Regular All-Day Pass $13.00 Unlimited rides all day.
Senior/Youth/Disabled All-Day Pass $ 10.00
Seniors 65 and over, Youth 12 and under.
Proof of age / disability is required.
After 7pm Pass $ 7.00 Must be purchased on board after 7pm.
Web Site has complete datails on operations including Maps and stops.

Fort Lauderdale Information and Planner
http://www.sunny.org/static/index.cfm?contentID=3
Get your FREE vacation planner, Go to above link for
Hotels, Restaurants, Tours, Entertainment, Maps and more.
Note: Go online and order the coolest map around!

Port Everglades
http://www.broward.org/port/cruise.htm
Quick Links to Passenger Info, Ship Schedule & Cruise Lines.



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Default Taxi fares in Fort Lauderdale

Taxi Fares in Fort Lauderdale as of July 2008

All information is based on current availible web-sites and google maps.
Your cost may vary depending on all varible circumstances with traffic and street routes traveled.

Fuel Surcharge Add $1.00 per passenger, fees for metered fares are as follows: $4.50 for the first 1/6 mile, (includes the $2.00 airport origination fee) and $.40 each additional 1/6 mile which equals $6.90 for the first mile and $2.40 for each additional mile. Waiting time is $.40 per minute. Make sure the taxi driver does not set the meter to include the airport origination if your cruising around town.

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The Sun Trolley for cruising around Port Everglades. They stop at Shopping Centers, Restaurants, Day Spa's, Bars.
Just wave to the Sun Trolley driver, they will stop for you, $1.25 per person per ride or day pass $3.25

Note: The private shuttle vans at Port Everglades charge approximatly the same as taxi's, avoid them, you'll wait while they fill the entire van and load everybodys luggage, same when they unload, if your luggage is buried in the back of the shuttle van, you'll wait again for them to retrive your bags.
If your flight is in the last terminal, you'll wait again while they drop off everybody at the closer terminals.




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