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Best Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotels

Last updated on June 30th, 2021 at 11:14 am


Check out these great Fort Lauderdale hotels, which are favorites with cruise passengers, whether they offer parking or shuttle packages, or are located close to the port. Enjoy a bit of luxury and relaxation before you board!

Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale 17th Street

1100 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316 | 954-527-2700

Embassy Suites FL


The Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale – 17th Street is one of the most popular area cruise hotels. It’s just over a mile to the port and offers discounted shuttles to the airport and port.

As with all Embassy Suites, they offer spacious two room suites, a complimentary Evening Reception with snacks and beverages, and a hot, made to order breakfast in the morning.  Relax in the heated outdoor pool or workout in the modern fitness center before enjoying a meal beside the waterfall and koi pond in the E Restaurant. If you feel like exploring, the Embassy Suites is close to the beach and is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. For more information on the Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale – 17th Street, click here.

Miles to Port : 1.6

Airport Transfer : $

Port Transfer : $

Long-Term Parking : No

Breakfast : Hot

Swimming Pool : Outdoor

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304 | 954-414-2222

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


If you’re looking to spend a bit of pre-cruise time on Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful beach, look no further than Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. 

Relax in the sophisticated suites, the largest with sea views in the city, or dine at the closest ocean-front restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. WiFi is available throughout the resort if you want to stay connected, or unwind on the beach or in the infinity pool. Indulge with a mani-pedi or massage at the sumptuous Spa Q before taking a short walk to many shops and restaurants. For more information on the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, click here.

Miles to Port : 3

Airport Transfer : No

Port Transfer : No

Long-Term Parking : No

Breakfast :

Swimming Pool : Outdoor




The Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | 954-465-2300

Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Experience what luxury truly means by staying at the Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, the area’s only AAA Five-Diamond hotel, prior to your cruise.

All your needs will be catered to at this upscale resort, including beachfront infinity pool with dedicated service, elegant spa and expansive fitness center. Exquisite dining is available onsite or a short distance away on the famed Las Olas Boulevard, where you’ll also find one-of-a-kind boutiques and cafes. Click here for more information and great rates at the Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale.

Miles to Port : 1.3

Airport Transfer : No

Port Transfer : No

Long-Term Parking : No

Breakfast : $

Swimming Pool : Outdoor

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

1617 Southeast 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | 954-626-1700

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

If you are looking for a relaxing and refreshing stay at a hotel close to Port Everglades, look no further than the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, which is located across the street from the Eisenhower Blvd entrance to Port Everglades.  This hotel has been beautifully refurbished, with luxurious amenities including tropical outdoor pool with cabanas, a sauna and fitness center and the onsite restaurant, Bistro 17 offers delicious cuisine. Other restaurants and shopping are located within walking distance to the hotel. For more information on the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, click here. 

Miles to Port : 0.2

Airport Transfer : No

Port Transfer : No, but across the street

Long-Term Parking : No

Breakfast : $

Swimming Pool : Outdoor


Ft Lauderdale Moments

Last updated on January 5th, 2018 at 03:40 pm

On the surface, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida embodies a pretense of arrogance, but if one takes a moment to adventure deeper than only the spring break parties and cold exterior, there is to be discovered some incredible gems of people, places to eat, and things to do. Here are some highlights from the South Florida city.

Not To Miss

Sunrise on Ft. Lauderdale Beach

Although many believe that Ft. Lauderdale Beach is best for the night time party, the reality is that the bars and restaurants lack a level of class and comfort. What most miss is the gem of watching the sun ease over the horizon, peaking around the clouds to say ‘Good Morning’ to South Florida. This sunrise is the main attraction at the beach. After you see that, venture into another area of town.

Fort Lauderdale Sunrise

Go Healthy

Finding healthy meal options may not be a priority if it’s vacation, but these three restaurants are worth a visit, especially if you want to balance any night time beverage consumption with a dose of veggie or fruit juice. All three restaurants are conveniently located to trolley, bus, or Water Taxi stops.

Vegan Only Menu: Green Bar & Kitchen 1075 SE 17th St.

Popular Lunch Choice: Mayapaypa 1040 Bayview Dr #100

Dinner Pick: Sublime Restaurant 1431 N Federal Hwy.

Green Bar


Paddle boarding on the Inter-coastal: For a fun activity that only takes a few hours, take a tour of the inter-coastal, rightly dubbed ‘The Venice of America.’ See some of the most extravagant homes and learn a little about the history of the area from the perspective of a paddle board. In the evening, Ocean View Rickshaws, a bicycle cab to transport you from bar to bar.

Sunrise PaddleBoards 2520 N. Federal Hwy.

Sunrise Paddleboards

Best City Walk

Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown is a lovely street lined with trees, bars, restaurants, upscale shops, and art galleries. Spend an afternoon window shopping. When you tire, walk over to one of the park benches by the waterway or enjoy a bite to eat or drink at a cute cafe.

Las Olas

Chic Gastropub

Tap 42

With craft beer, signature cocktails, $5 burgers on Monday nights, and a bottomless Mimosa Brunch on Sundays, there is always something good to be found at Tap, whether that be the food or the attractive crowd that frequents the place.

Tap 42

Favorite Coffee Spot Close To Downtown

There is a great coffee spot in Oakland Park called The Alchemist, but due to the distance away from the cruise-port, a more conveniently located, and yet still unique place to grab a morning coffee and croissant is Brew Urban Cafe Next Door. Sharing the space with C+I Studios, a catch-all creative firm specializing in media, film, advertising and more, the warehouse space that housing the company’s office gifts a large room to the public with comfy couches, vintage looking decor, and walls lined with books. There is even an old Airstream Trailer that lays claim to one corner of the space. On evening weekends, the coffee counter turns into a bar where baristas mix up specialty cocktails from a handwritten notebook menu.

Brew Urban Cafe Next Door 537 NW 1st Ave


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