Get an overview of this hotelArt Deco Fort Lauderdale hotel in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, near Port Everglades


Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Funderdome and Port Everglades. Stranahan House and Las Olas Riverfront are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a meeting room, and concierge services are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 78 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Event facilities measure 600 square feet (56 square meters). A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests (available 24 hours). This Art Deco hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 78 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • One meeting room 
  • Garden 
  • Year Built 1987 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 600 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 56 
  • Free self parking 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Long-term parking (surcharge), Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.


Start your day with a free buffet breakfast, available daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50.00
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Early check-in fee: USD 20.00
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Express Center
  • Holiday Inn Express Convention
  • Holiday Inn Express Convention Center
  • Holiday Inn Express Convention Center Fort Lauderdale
  • Holiday Inn Express Convention Center Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Convention Center Hotel Fort Lauderdale
  • Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Cruise-Airport Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Cruise-Airport
  • Holiday Inn Ft Lauderdale
  • Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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4.2 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
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Convenient location

4 out of 5
by from lasalle Ontario
Posted Feb 14, 2017
This is one busy place! I know there were 5 cruises that came in on the day of our arrival and it was a popular hotel for cruise travelers. Had to wait 2 hours for our room to be ready, however we arrived before check in. Lobby is small and doesn't have a lot of seating. Staff was friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions. Shuttle serve worked fine however both shuttles we used were dirty and in need of replacing. Room was large, overall looked nice. The carpet and curtains make it look more dated than it is. Same with the bathroom, every wall was a different colour. If the colour had been consistent I think it would have looked nicer. Same with the paint in the hallway, I think I counted 4 different colours. Overall it was fairly clean, some dust and dirt in the corners of bathroom but nothing terrible. I know they are in the process of building an newer addition and what they plan looks very nice. Please note they do NOT currently have a pool. Was a good stay for one night after a cruise. Breakfast was average, but filled us up for our flight home. Walked down the street for dinner at carabas and then down to the river for a water taxi tour of million dollar homes and yachts. Would stay here again
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by
Thank you so much for sharing a review with others. We value you as a past guest and your comments are very important to us. Our location is great for all travelers as we are located just blocks from the cruise port entrance and the Broward County Convention Center. The Fort Lauderdale airport is only 3.5 miles away. The Team strives daily to provide our guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while staying with us. I will be sure and share the news with them. We look forward to your return visit soon. Warmest regards, Gloria Williams General Manager
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 26, 2017
Front desk clerk was very helpful and nice 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by
Anonymous, Thank you for sharing a nice compliment. Our Team strives daily to provide all guests with the exceptional service they expect and deserve while stay with us. I will be sure and share the good news with our Team! Warmest regards, Gloria Williams General Manager
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Easy access from cruise ship

4 out of 5
by from Hudson Valley, NY
Posted Dec 29, 2016
Pros: Staff. Breakfast. Help in locating area restaurants within walking distance
Cons: Room carpet appeared not to have been shampooed in a while
This hotel was an easy drive from the cruise ship. It was quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was very good and we were not rushed to get a shuttle to the airport. Staff was helpful in letting us check in early rather than waiting in the lobby until 3 PM. Especially helpful since my husband is ill and needed to rest.
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Close to cruise port.

5 out of 5
by from c
Posted Dec 24, 2016
Lots of places to eat around the hotel. You can catch the bus right outside the hotel to get to mall. Very close to cruise port and wonderful staff! Some construction going on in back of hotel.
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Nice stay

4 out of 5
by from Kansas City
Posted Dec 12, 2016
Cons: Hot water.
One of the best hotels we have stayed at. We had just gotten off a cruise and stayed here overnight. It is real close to the cruise ships and they have transportation services to the airport. The only issue we had was there was no hot water in our shower and the hotel was completely booked so they could not move us to another room.
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convenient to port

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 6, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff, convenient to port, free breakfast.
Cons: not much
Location: convenient to port for our cruise
Hotel shuttle was at airport in shorter time than we were told. Fast service.
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Bad odor

2 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 11, 2016
The lobby had a terrible odor as soon as we entered, and our room was no better. Faint smell sort of like urine which made the room feel unclean. Not likely to stay there again despite its convenience to the port.
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Good hotel prior to a Cruise

4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 3, 2016
Pros: The location of this Hotel is very convenient; there are several restaurants at walking distance, a couple of shops, ant it is very close to the Port, therefore, it is a good option if you are looking for a place to stay before a cruise.
Cons: The hotel is looking a bit dated, and there was a construction right next to it.
Location: Close to the Port Carraba Italian Restaurant
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Not impressed

3 out of 5
Posted Oct 18, 2016
I understand that there is construction going on but overall was not impressed with the hotel. The carpet felt slightly damp and this carpet is the same for the room and hallway. The card reader for my door was quite old and appears to be coming off. Overall many small things in the room just made it feel outdated and not up to proper function sadly. Location was great but that was about it. Parking lot was a nightmare and breakfast was subpar.
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4 out of 5
by from PHX, AZ
Posted Oct 17, 2016
Just a brief overnight stay between flights. The room was comfortable, clean and had room for all three in our party. The staff was really welcoming and friendly. Thank you!
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