Introduction to the Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale Cruise-Airport
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The Holiday Inn Express is right at the northern end of Port Everglades.
You are within walking distance of cruise terminals 2 and 4 as well as several popular restaurants and shops along 17th Street.
To explore further you can hop on the Sun Trolley bus (stop near the hotel) or the famous water taxi which docks near the Hilton a few blocks east.
The hotel is about 4.2 miles from Fort Lauderdale Airport and plan on 15-20 minutes travel time.
Does the hotel offer shuttle services to and from Fort Lauderdale Airport?
Yes, a free shuttle.
Metered Taxi – $14 plus
UberX – $10
UberXL – $16.50
Lyft – $9.50
Lyft Plus – $16.50
The hotel is about 1.6 miles from the furthest terminals at Port Everglades and plan on 10-15 minutes travel time.
Does the hotel offer shuttle services to and from Port Everglades?
No, but the front desk can arrange shuttles at extra costs via ACE Tours Transportation. $8 per person.
Metered Taxi – $7 plus
UberX – $6.50
UberXL – $10
Lyft – $7
Lyft Plus – $10
Does the hotel offer free parking during a stay?
Does the hotel offer parking during a cruise?
Not at this time but you can park nearby as described on our Cruise Parking pages. A 3-level parking garage is under construction behind the hotel for future park and cruise guests!
Restaurants and Bars
Does the hotel offer onsite dining and entertainment?
Yes, the usual free Express Start hot breakfast and the Bistro & Bar.
Just walk out the door and explore 17th Street for many other options! The Harbor Cafe is just around the corner (walk towards the back of the Extended Stay hotel and follow the signs)
Checkout – 11am
There are two main types of rooms (rollaway beds available $10 but may not fit smallest rooms).
Be aware rooms xx2-xx9 on every floor (example 202, 508) are facing the building next door with a wall just 6 feet away! There are no views whatsoever!
The elevator at the front desk is small and very slow. If you do not like stairs then book rooms on floor 2! It is an issue when on the 5th floor! The new elevator further back will be faster they say!
- Either a King or Two Queen Beds.
- A King Bed and a with sleeper couch
Does the hotel offer pools?
Yes but after the construction is completed in late 2018.