Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

Address: 1617 SE 17th Street , Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the East Fort Lauderdale area of Fort Lauderdale, is near Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, 15th Street Fisheries, Port Everglades, and Action Sportfishing Florida.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRenaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

    Reviewed by jas20j

    Great Location

    Reviewed Nov 9, 2013
    by (9 reviews) Port Macquarie , Australia Flag of Australia

    Great location in Fort Lauderdale. Close to the airport and Port Everglades. just a short trip on the 50 cent Sun Trolley to the beaches and shopping.
    Staff are very helpful and efficient.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

    Classy place!

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    We stayed here from 18th through 21st Oct 2004 and really enjoyed ourselves. The quality of the room was high, bed very comfortable, everything worked, the daily cleaning immaculate. Used the bar a couple of times which was reasonably priced with excellent service. Parking @ $12/night, either Valet or self, is high but with the lot opposite belonging to the shops being watched by an eagle-eyed attendant from early in the morning, there isn't much alternative close by.

    The location is good with 2 good restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance (try the Bimini Boatyard) + a good Publix supermarket just as close. We bought fruit and a danish there for breakfast as hotel prices were a bit steep, even for a coffee. The water taxis are also very close but frequency makes them more difficult to use as public transport rather than just sightseeing.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this hotel and Fort Lauderdale.

    A Fine Hotel

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    The Renaissance is a fine hotel, the kind a business traveler would appreciate. It is in a great location near the Convention Center and many restaurants. The rooms are attractively decorated and the service is good. I got a discount rate of about $84.00 a night and I would say it was a good value for the money. Rates can be considerably higher, however, so you would be advised to book early and check discounts for AARP, AAA, etc. You won't be disappointed, but who wants to spend more than they have to? All in all - no complaints.

    4 Stars !!!!

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    We just spent a night here pre-cruise and thought the hotel room was very clean and comfortable. Excellent location for pre-cruise. Got it for $85 on Priceline and it was worth every penny. We would stay here again.

    Nice Place

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    Stayed here as an upgrade through a florida agency (timeshare i think) for six days. Very nice place and very friendly staff.Good pool and restaurant (expensive!!). Many shops/take aways/restaurants within easy walking distance and water taxi stop 5-10. mins. away.Only critisism of hotel is that they charge $12/night for parking and although the daily room cleaning was fine the room in general required a good "deep clean" as desk/phone/t.v. etc. had layers of dust. Otherwise no problems with this place.

    Definitely worth it!

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    Absolutely no complaints. From the time we arrived to the moment we checked out, the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. All in all, it is a beautiful hotel that is well maintained and staffed with wonderful people. Also within walking distance to the Broward Convention Center a wide choice of restaurants. You cannot go wrong with this hotel.

    Beautiful Hotel, Excellent Service

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    What a gorgeous hotel! We bid on priceline and were very pleased to see such a nice hotel. We stayed one night prior to leaving for our cruise. The staff is very accomodating and friendly. The rooms were clean and roomy. No complaints! They even had a shuttle for $3 to the port. A taxi would have been more.

    Highly reccommend!

    Disappointed

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    Stayed at the Renaissance last month for one night, after a very stressful week in Florida for a family matter. Needed our last night to be very relaxing and stress-free. Figured the Renaissance has a great reputation, and the Renaissance hotels I have stayed in previously have, generally, been wonderful. Let's just say our stay here was less than I had hoped for. Our room was immediately outside the elevators - a bit noisy. The toilet had a high-pitched whine when flushed, the bathroom light/fan rattled and screeched, the room was not as well decorated as many Renaissance hotels I have stayed in, and seemed a bit plain. Had we been staying more than one night, I definitely would have complained and/or asked to be moved. (Probably should have anyway.) The saving grace was the bar - wonderful bartender who made an elegant martini, and arranged for our dinner from the hotel restaurant to be served in the bar. In a property with the reputation of Renaissance, and at a price that was not cheap, I expected a bit more.

    Worth It!

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    A wonderful stay! Clean rooms, warm & friendly staff. Great location. A fine dining experience in the hotel at Bin595. What can I say but the best.Thank you.P.S. will be back later in '04.

    Very good experience in Ft Lauderdale

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    Arrive for convention..... Though bit pricy as compared to neighboring hotels, roomw were neat and very clean and front desk staff was very friendly. Love the decor and the pool area. Only drawback was not much neighboring restaurants or stores but is very close to the convention center

    This is a great hotel

    from

    Now this is a wondeful hotel. The front desk was very friendly, rooms were clean and pleasant and the location is very good in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. We stayed here in August 2003 and the only thing we would change is the fact that the hotel offers valet parking only despite the fact there appears to be a large parking garage next to it.

    I think what we enjoyed the most was the fact that the large, clean and warm pool and business center with free internet access were open 24 hrs everyday. Nice touch. It seemed to us that Renaissance asked their guests what they enjoy/want the most during their stays and they delivered. We would highly recommend this hotel. There are many restaurants, grocery stores, bagel shops, etc within walking distance.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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