The Marriott is a lovely hotel, well worth the cost. Their hotel van
will take you to the pier; sign up when you check in. Ask for a room
overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway; it's fun to watch all the boats
go by. You can take the waterbus from the hotel to a number of
restaurants and walk around Ft. Lauderdale or the beach area. Lots more
to do, even for one night.