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We are cruising out of Fort Lauderdale in Nov. and are starting to research hotels. We hope to spend 3 nights pre cruise there and would really like a nice hotel (4 stars or more)on the beach for a.m. and p.m. walks.

Would love to hear any recommendations .

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We stayed at the Sheraton Yankee Clipper and it was right on the beach. I don't know if it's an official 4 star but I'd say at least 3.5 and it was a nice stay. They have a restaurant, store, etc and it's a 5 minute taxi ride to the port. It's also in walking distance to Las Olas nightlife/restaurants.

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Stayed at Hollywood Beach last time. Weather wasn't so good, so wasn't able to enjoy the beach or "boardwalk", but hotels were nice.

 

You are pretty much limited to hotels for restaurants. Cab fare from FLL airport was about $22 and then it was about $26 to the pier, which was more than I had budgeted.

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Lago Mar is pretty nearly perfect. On a beautiful beach, you can walk down to the channel entrance to the port, and practically touch the cruise ships as they enter or exit.

We got up early (like 5:30) the morning of our cruise, sat on our Lago Mar balcony with our coffee, and watched the Caribbean Princess, all lit up like a Christmas tree, come into port. It gave me goosebumps.

The hotel is beautiful, the service cannot be matched, and the lagoon pool is fun for the children. A really nice bar/restaurant at the lagoon pool, a neat coffee shop, and a terrific restaurant where we had a great buffet breakfast. What a way to start a cruise. You cannot walk to shops from the hotel though, if you dont have a car. They have a website, give it a look.

 

Karen

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Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa...just spent 4 days there in November. It was just renovated, its beautiful always was!

 

 

Thank you for sharing your comments on the Harbor Beach Marriott.....we are staying there next week prior to embarkation on the Emerald. Looking forward to it! :)

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We will be (03/30) at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort. It is new and beautiful and beachfront...!!! :)

 

We are staying here this Thursday 19th for 3 nights pre Island Princess on Sunday 22nd. :D We have a 1 bed ocean view with a request for a high floor. It looks beautiful on the web site. Do you know the cab cost please to the port from the hotel

 

Thanks

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Loved this place! Ate both supper (early dinner special) and breakfast on their huge veranda overlooking the ocean. Spacious room. Warm outdoor pool (we arrived Dec. 21st) and a lazy river with inner tubes.

Booked with hotwire 4 star.

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You may want to check to see if the motel you decide to stay at offers parking for your auto while you are cruising. Some motels offer free parking for up to 7 days and a free shuttle to and from the port. Parking would be much cheaper that way.

 

Just something else to think about!:)

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You may want to check to see if the motel you decide to stay at offers parking for your auto while you are cruising. Some motels offer free parking for up to 7 days and a free shuttle to and from the port. Parking would be much cheaper that way.

 

Just something else to think about!:)

FYI there are no free shuttles from Marriot Hollywood Beach Hotel. See cab fares posted below.:(
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