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Old February 27th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Ended up with Pier 66 on Hotwire!

For 118.00 it seems like a great deal. Could only get the first 2 nights at that, and have to find an el cheapo for the Friday...price increased to 265 for that night!

I also would love to know about the Trolley! We used one in Ft Myers in November and loved it!
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http://www.suntrolley.com/

Easy to use and stops along A1A so you will have easy access to the beach.

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Old February 27th, 2013, 02:33 PM
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Easy to use and stops along A1A so you will have easy access to the beach.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 03:40 PM
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[quote=josie724;37052361]I've stayed at the DoubleTree on Sunrise, I like the property, it's a short walk to the beach, and there is a really nice mall next to it with some very good dining. All the rooms are suites with a nice kitchen area, stocked with cooking utensils and dishes. The Atlantic consistently gets good reviews as well.


Hey, We are booked here for the last 4 days after our cruise in Mar. This is a Hilton Property right? Any other info you want to offer would be great. This hotel is across the street from the mall.
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It's expensive, but if you want to be on the water and have a beach, the Marriott Harbor Beach has the best location. I think it is the only hotel in FLL, near PE, that is directly on the beach. Very nice hotel, with beautiful public areas. The rooms are typical Marriott.

Walk out the back door and there is a great pool area, followed by the beach. They have a "tiki hut" style bar on the beach as well as people to take care of your lounge chairs and food orders.

It's also fun to walk down the beach (about 1/2 mile) to the inlet and watch the ships sail out. It is about the same view as the Port Everglades Webcam.

The only downside to this property, is it really isn't within walking distance of any shops or restaurants. However, it is just a short cab ride away from everything, including about five minutes over to PE. It is always my first choice, due to location.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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It's expensive, but if you want to be on the water and have a beach, the Marriott Harbor Beach has the best location. I think it is the only hotel in FLL, near PE, that is directly on the beach. Very nice hotel, with beautiful public areas. The rooms are typical Marriott.

Walk out the back door and there is a great pool area, followed by the beach. They have a "tiki hut" style bar on the beach as well as people to take care of your lounge chairs and food orders.

It's also fun to walk down the beach (about 1/2 mile) to the inlet and watch the ships sail out. It is about the same view as the Port Everglades Webcam.

The only downside to this property, is it really isn't within walking distance of any shops or restaurants. However, it is just a short cab ride away from everything, including about five minutes over to PE. It is always my first choice, due to location.
Thank you jmkennett for the info (I had posted earlier today). I was beginning to think no one stayed there!! It looked like a nice place online. I know it is pricey, but it will be my "big 6-0" birthday on the pre-night (in November) and I wanted someplace a little special. Luckily HAL booked this place, although at a cost (). I had heard from another person who was from the UK a few weeks back on a "Wine Store" post that they have a shuttle to the shoppes that have the Publix and Total Wine store which would be very convenient. At least it would save the cab ride if they still have it. Thanks for your input about your experience. I will have to take that walk down the beach to see the Saturday night sailaway!
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We love the Atlantic Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale. It is right across from the street from the beach, but offers beautiful views of the beach and ocean. The food is delicious at their restaurant, and shopping and things to do are close by.
An excellent choice if your budget permits.

Embassy Suites on 17th is a good alternative.
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Thank you jmkennett for the info (I had posted earlier today). I was beginning to think no one stayed there!! It looked like a nice place online. I know it is pricey, but it will be my "big 6-0" birthday on the pre-night (in November) and I wanted someplace a little special. Luckily HAL booked this place, although at a cost (). I had heard from another person who was from the UK a few weeks back on a "Wine Store" post that they have a shuttle to the shoppes that have the Publix and Total Wine store which would be very convenient. At least it would save the cab ride if they still have it. Thanks for your input about your experience. I will have to take that walk down the beach to see the Saturday night sailaway!
You are welcome! Due to the beach loaction, I think it is the best. There are plenty of stores on the way to the entrance at PE, just across the drawbridge. Very convenient.

Definitely take the walk down to the beach. It's one of the few places I've seen to get this type of vantage point and see this number of ships, from such a great setting. It's an event that the locals in the condos are involved with as well. Ringing of bells, horns, etc. Good fun!

The bad side of staying at the Marriott at the end of your cruise, is seeing your ship sail out, without you on it!
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We really link the Westin right on the beach.
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Hey, We are booked here for the last 4 days after our cruise in Mar. This is a Hilton Property right? Any other info you want to offer would be great. This hotel is across the street from the mall.
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I've stayed at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is beautiful and right across the street from the beach. I've stayed at the Hilton Marina right near the Port, and I've stayed at the Double Tree which, overall I liked best. The Hilton Beach, and Hilton Marina, although both very beautiful properties with really nice pool areas the rooms were small. The location of the Hilton Beach was clearly my favorite, with a beautiful ocean front view.

The Double Tree I felt was very pretty with a small pool area that over looks the inter coastal. The rooms are all suites with a well stocked kitchenette. If you stay on one of the higher floors noise from the drawbridge should not be an issue. The rooms do not have a bathtub but rather a large shower, which for me was fine. The Galleria Mall is right next door with lots of restaurants. I think most if not all of the restaurants will deliver to the hotel. There is a Publix (grocery store) right across the street and a CVS (drug store). The beach is about 2 blocks and you have to walk over a draw bridge. Right along A1A you will also find a lot of restaurants and shops. You also have the option of taking the water taxi to Las Olas. There is a water taxi stop right at Double Tree Gallery One. If you plan on renting a car, it will cost you about $30 a day for valet parking, it's the only parking offered at the hotel. Most hotels in Fort Lauderdale charge about the same price for daily valet parking, some have cheaper rates for self service parking. If you have any further questions ask away, I hope I can give you the info you need.
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I have stayed at the Hyatt at Pier 66, theHilton Marina and the Renasssance on 17th and Eisenhower and liked all of them. I have also stayed at the Riverside on Las Olas and liked that place.
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Hey, We are booked here for the last 4 days after our cruise in Mar. This is a Hilton Property right? Any other info you want to offer would be great. This hotel is across the street from the mall.
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I've stayed at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is beautiful and right across the street from the beach. I've stayed at the Hilton Marina right near the Port, and I've stayed at the Double Tree which, overall I liked best. The Hilton Beach, and Hilton Marina, although both very beautiful properties with really nice pool areas the rooms were small. The location of the Hilton Beach was clearly my favorite, with a beautiful ocean front view.

The Double Tree I felt was very pretty with a small pool area that over looks the inter coastal. The rooms are all suites with a well stocked kitchenette. If you stay on one of the higher floors noise from the drawbridge should not be an issue. The rooms do not have a bathtub but rather a large shower, which for me was fine. The Galleria Mall is right next door with lots of restaurants. I think most if not all of the restaurants will deliver to the hotel. There is a Publix (grocery store) right across the street and a CVS (drug store). The beach is about 2 blocks and you have to walk over a draw bridge. Right along A1A you will also find a lot of restaurants and shops. You also have the option of taking the water taxi to Las Olas. There is a water taxi stop right at Double Tree Gallery One. If you plan on renting a car, it will cost you about $30 a day for valet parking, it's the only parking offered at the hotel. Most hotels in Fort Lauderdale charge about the same price for daily valet parking, some have cheaper rates for self service parking. If you have any further questions ask away, I hope I can give you the info you need.
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Josie, would there be another hotel on the same property (another name that has been taken over by Hilton?) I know we have free parking. That was one thing I was looking out for as we have a car rented. No sure if we are staying at the same place as you??? I have heard good things about both. We booked through Flight Network for this one and got a good deal.
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The Double Tree Inn/Gallery One is a Hilton property. The only other Double Tree that I know of in Fort Lauderdale is the Bahia Mar also owned by Hilton, which is closer to Port Everglades thanThe Gallery One. What is the complete name of the property you will be staying at? Alot of these places sound the same and may cause for confusion. I know that both these locations charge for parking, unless somehow it is included in your rate, but I have never seen that.

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The Double Tree Inn/Gallery One is a Hilton property. The only other Double Tree that I know of in Fort Lauderdale is the Bahia Mar also owned by Hilton, which is closer to Port Everglades thanThe Gallery One. What is the complete name of the property you will be staying at? Alot of these places sound the same and may cause for confusion. I know that both these locations charge for parking, unless somehow it is included in your rate, but I have never seen that.
Oh ok, just looked at our reservation and our hotel is in Sunrise Sorry about the confusion. This one also has the Mall across the street...lol
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Oh ok, just looked at our reservation and our hotel is in Sunrise Sorry about the confusion. This one also has the Mall across the street...lol
Thanks for the info though

Sorry....don't mean to add more to the confusion, but there is a DoubleTree Inn Sunrise which is across from The Saw Grass Mall, in Sunrise, Fl and there is a DoubleTree Inn/Gallery One on E. Sunrise Blvd, in Fort Lauderdale next to The Galleria Mall.

The Double Tree/Gallery One is two blocks from the beach and about 7 miles from Port Everglades. The Double Tree Sunrise is about 15 miles from the beach and about 17 miles from Port Everglades

The property I have been describing is The Double Tree Gallery One. I have never stayed at The Double Tree Sunrise across from the Sawgrass Mills Mall.

I hope I have cleared up any confusion.

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