We stayed at the Sleep Inn in Dania. They offer a shuttle from the airport and to the pier. There is a free breakfast offered at the hotel. There is a Walgreen's right next door - we purchased our toothpaste, deodorant etc there instead of carrying it on the plane. There is a strip mall across the street with a Publix grocery store, a dollar store and three restaurants (we had excellant Cuban / Mexican dinner there). It was less expensive than staying close to the pier. The rooms were clean, the staff extremely helpful. I would definitely stay there again if we sail from Ft Lauderdale again. Enjoy your cruise.