Hilton Garden Inn is a Great Place to Stay Near the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port

I missed my morning flight a couple of weeks ago, when heading down to Ft. Lauderdale to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Panic set in. But I was able to catch a later flight. By the time I reached Ft. Lauderdale, it was past dinnertime and I was exhausted. Luckily, I was able to catch a $12 cab for the short ride to my hotel. My hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port, offered a free airport shuttle but I chose to not wait for it. After the day I had, it was nice to walk into the bright, tastefully decorated hotel and be greeted by the friendly hotel staff. If you are looking for a place to stay near the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port, I highly recommend the Hilton Garden Inn for both convenience and comfort. Read on to learn why.

Hilton Garden Inn is a Great Place to Stay Near the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port

The Hilton Garden Inn in Ft. Lauderdale offered everything I needed that night – a comfy bed, work space, free wifi, a place to read, and good room service. The room service was a bit of a spurge as I was hungry and tired, after all. I highly recommend ordering the Key Lime Pie from their menu. Strangely enough, the free internet didn’t get used much other than checking my email. After dinner, I took a stroll and paid a visit to the hotel bar.

Hilton Garden Inn is a Great Place to Stay Near the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port

In the hotel lobby, there were plenty of places to get cozy and enjoy your drink. I really liked the colorful, contemporary décor of the hotel. If a drink from the bar isn’t what you want, I recommend trying the complimentary fresh squeezed lemonade.

Hilton Garden Inn is a Great Place to Stay Near the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port

After an evening of watching television in bed and a great night’s sleep, I took a shuttle to Port Everglades. While the hotel doesn’t offer a free shuttle to the ports, I felt the $8 fee was very reasonable for the 15 minute ride. Be sure to reserve your spot on the shuttle at the front desk.

Hilton Garden Inn is a Great Place to Stay Near the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port

I wish I had the time to take a dip in this beautiful pool. Doesn’t it look inviting?

Located in Dania Beach, Florida just south of Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and a few minutes from Port Everglades Cruise Ship Terminal, the Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport – Cruise Port hotel offers convenience and comfort for those arriving and departing from the airport and for pre/post cruise stays. If you have a little time to kill while you’re there, plenty of beaches and shopping malls are nearby.

In my opinion the Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel is a great place to stay before and after your cruise. Visit the Hotel web site for reservations and additional information.

In full disclosure, I received a complimentary stay in exchange for sharing my opinions with you. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

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  1. says

    Between the orange, super comfy looking chair in the room and the beautiful scenery next to the pool, I am sold. That looks like a fabulous hotal.

  2. says

    Ah…I would love to go to Ft. Lauderdale someday. Just found you through Memories by the Mile. I’m a brand new blogger and I’m having so much fun finding new ladies in blogland. I’ll be back to read more!

  3. says

    We just went for a weekend get away; just the husband and me. While looking for hotels; the first thing the husband said was “look for a Hilton!” lol. We know what makes a good Hotel stay and so does HILTON! And yes, from your pictures; I’m so right! That place looks absolutely amazing.

  4. says

    Living in Orlando, we cruise often out of various Florida ports and it’s good to know a good place to stay near Ft Lauderdale for it’s close to drive there the same day, but the turnpike is notorious for accidents that cause a 3 hour drive to turn into 5 or 6, and then, you miss your boat. I’ll check this place out during my next stay.

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    This is a very attractive hotel lounge. swimming pool and room. We have stayed at a Hilton Inn and enjoyed the accomodations.

  6. says

    This looks like a great hotel! My family would love to take another cruise this year so I’ll keep it in mind if we opt to cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale.

  7. Shelly S says

    We’re going on our first cruise in January. We’re going on Royal Caribbean from Baltimore. Can’t wait. If we like it, we’ll probably book our next one out of Ft. Lauderdale. I’ll remember this hotel and look into staying there. Thanks!

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