It's on State Road 84 and about 5 miles from the port. There isn't much around there but marinas and business buildings. Lester's Diner is on State Road 84, about 3 miles from the hotel, so a cab ride wouldn't be too expensive. The water taxi does not go out that far, it runs on the intracostal which is near the ocean. It's not a bad area, but close to the airport, so you may hear jets landing and taking off, depending on which way the wind is blowing. If it's coming in from the west, they'll be landing over the port. If not, they'll be on your side of I95. There's a nice park on the corner of 10th avenue and State Road 84, it is behind the cemetery. Then there's another one a little further up near Croissant Park Elementary School. They do have bus service in Ft. Lauderdale, but I don't know the buses you would need to take, so either a cab or a rental car could be necessary. The beach is about 8 miles away.
Hope this helps a little.