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. What a gorgeous hotel! That pool looks divine.

  2. I’ve stayed at the one in LA and loved it. It’s a great hotel chain and this one looks beautiful!

  3. OOh now that sounds like an amazing hotel! I’d love to head to Ft. Lauderdale, will definitely keep this hotel on my mind! ;)

  4. 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.

  5. What a nice place! Love how comfy it all looks. And I want to jump into that pool right now!

  6. I would mind staying there for a whole weekend….without kiddos. :)

  7. What a great room! I love Hilton, I don’t think I have EVER had a bad experience at any of their hotels!

  8. That pool definitely looks inviting!

  9. I want to jump in that pool right now! So beautiful and sunny.

  10. That looks like a nice hotel, I’ll have to remember this one next time we leave that port. Thanks!

  11. I love all the orange they have in their decor. A nice warm color for a warm destination!

  12. 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!

  13. That looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love to take a dip in that pool!

  14. What a great looking hotel. The modern furniture is amazing. Glad you had a great place to stay!

  15. That looks so pretty and inviting!!! I would like to take a dip in that pool, too!

  16. The pool looks beautiful! I love a hotel with a nice pool!

  17. Wow what a beautiful hotel! If I’m ever in that area, I’m staying there.

  18. OMG, this looks amazing. :) I definitely have to visit Ft. Lauderdale next time I’m in FL.

  19. For the convenience to both the port and the airport, sounds like this can’t be beat. Looks awfully pretty inside too!

  20. That’s a beautiful place. These are the Hilton’s we like staying at!

  21. 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.

  22. That room looks huge! I love lemonade, I could probably spend my whole stay in the lobby!

  23. I could use a weekend escape and I’ve always enjoyed staying at the Hilton.

  24. 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.

  25. Ft. Lauderdale is only an hour south of me, this looks like a great place to get away!

  26. This is great to know. We have taken many cruises and I always wonder where we should stay. I love that it is so close to the port terminal.

  27. Looks like a beautiful hotel! I’d like to stay there and visit my friends in Fort Lauderdale!

  28. Now that’s a nice, relaxing hotel! I want to stay there.

  29. What a beautiful room! Hopefully I will get to go on a cruise soon.

  30. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    i like the contemporary look of the hotel

  31. 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.

  32. Wow, such a beautiful hotel!

  33. This is just the sort of place I would want to stay.

  34. 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.

  35. ellen beck says:

    That is gorgeous! I would think I died and went to heaven with a place like that!

  36. Looks like a great and comfortable place to stay. Love that lobby design.

  37. It looks like a beautiful hotel.

  38. 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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