View Full Version : Need Hotel Help in FLL
October 20th, 2004, 09:29 PM
We are going to stay in FLL on Nov 29th. We would like to find a hotel that will pick us up at the port (or close for a taxi) and take us to the hotel, then the next day have a shuttle to the airport.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
October 21st, 2004, 09:36 AM
Give priceline a try. Before you try it, read these two web sites: www.biddingforfun.com and www.biddingfortravel.com these explain how priceline works. I bid 3 * downtown Ft. Lauderdale, $75, my bid was accepted by the Marriott Hotel and Marina. They do not have a shuttle from the airport to the hotel, but the hotel is only about 2 miles or so from the airport. They do, however, have a shuttle from the hotel to the pier, but sign up for it early as I hear it fills up quickly. If the time is filled up, just take a cab, the pier is close to the hotel, as a matter of fact you can see the ships from the hotel.
If you don't want to try priceline, give this web site a try for the Amerisuites: www.valuetrips.com
Hope this has helped, good luck.
October 21st, 2004, 09:46 AM
Hi...Doone gave you some great advice:) ....there are lots of hotels near the port.....Embassy Suites, Amerisuites, the Marriott she mentioned too...also Hyatt Pier 66....and others a well.
October 21st, 2004, 09:59 AM
Hey Lois. I was always so leary about trying priceline, but finally did and now I am hooked on it. I also understand others being leary about it, but do give it a try, if you get your bid accepted, its well worth it and its only for one night, what the heck.
October 21st, 2004, 02:31 PM
We are staying at the Holiday Inn Express very close to the port (hotel website says it is one-tenth of a mile away) for a cruise leaving next weekend. They have free shuttle service to/from the airport and to/from the port, although you have to tell them ahead of time to pick you up. Continental breakfast is included too.
We had a hard time finding a room cheap because of a big boat show the weekend our cruise leaves. We are paying $161 plus tax, but that is because of the demand for that weekend. Many other hotels were completely booked or selling rooms for $300+ per night. I can't imagine that a room in November, on a Monday night, would be anywhere near that much.
Holiday Inn Express
FT. LAUDERDALE-CONV CTR
1500 South East 17th Street
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33316
October 21st, 2004, 10:56 PM
We are staying at La Quinta,Fort Lauderdale Airport. They have free shuttle service from airport and free shuttle service to hotel and free breakfast. Got it through Priceline for $42 a night for next April.It is 2star,Fort Lauderdale Airport.I think only that hotel or Summerfield Suites are 2star and I hear they are both nice.
October 21st, 2004, 11:26 PM
...you'e talking next April versus next weekend! Hopefully, the place is still intact next April!!! Of course prices are cheaper that far in advance, happens in a lot of circumstances.....