We stayed at the Sleep Inn Dania last November. It's far from any Ft Lauderdale doings, but if it's just for an overnight, it's great. Transportation from airport and to the pier, free breakfast, right next door to a Walgreens where we bought all of the "necessities" for which we didn't want to deal with TSA rules. There is a strip shopping center across the street with a grocery store, a dollar store and some good restaurants. It was a reasonable price. There were a lot of cruisers there, and the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.