Hotels Close to the Fort Lauderdale Port

by Matthew Knight

Port Everglades, located on the southern edge of downtown Fort Lauderdale, features a cruise port servicing several major cruise lines, including Disney Cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Visitors will find a few hotels nearby offering convenient access to the port, Fort Lauderdale International Airport and miles of golden sand beaches.

Hyatt Place

Centrally located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Hyatt Place Hotel is within minutes of many major attractions, including the cruise port and the Broward Convention Center, and it is adjacent to the Harbor Shops Shopping Center. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms with a separate living area, contemporary decor and state-of-the-art work center. Within the hotel's spacious lobby, guests will find several small meeting rooms with wireless Internet access, a coffee shop and cocktail lounge. Guests receive complimentary breakfast and across the street are a few eateries, including Coco Restaurant and Outback Steakhouse.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina sits on the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway and adjacent to Port Everglades. Guests enjoy walking access to the cruise port, Southport Shopping Plaza and the Atlantic Coast beaches. Luxurious guest rooms include furnished balconies, granite countertops and views of either downtown Fort Lauderdale or the harbor. One- and two-bedroom suites include multiple levels and a lanai. Hotel amenities include a large outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, a 33-slip marina and fitness center. Guests have their choice of three on-site restaurants, including two waterfront restaurants with dinner delivery to your room or yacht available.

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale

Renaissance Hotel, located two blocks from the Fort Lauderdale Port Everglades, offers walking access to the Broward Convention Center and South Harbor Shopping Plaza. The Colonial-Caribbean themed hotel offers guest rooms with a mini-bar, plasma TV and suites with separate living area. Guests can enjoy the concierge lounge with complimentary beverages, gift shop and outdoor swimming pool. The Lobby Lounge features cocktails and light fare both in the lobby and poolside. Bistro 17 located off the lobby features regional American cuisine in a tropical atmosphere.

Americas Best Inn

Americas Best Inn offers budget-friendly guest rooms within a half-mile of both the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades. Accommodations include standard guest rooms with a work desk and complimentary breakfast. The hotel features free on-site parking and a picnic area with barbecue grills and it is conveniently across the street from a car rental agency. Within walking distance of the hotel, guests will find several eateries, including Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Lester’s Diner.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.