Well dave i just spoke to the receptionist at Hyatt Regency and was told its a quarter of a mile away which isnt far. I have been in that area in Fort Lauderdale so I'm very well aware of the distance.
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By the way...do the hotels in the area allow cruisers to keep their vehicles parked at the hotel during the cruise? If so, is there a charge?
Not all hotels allow cruisers to park while they are on the ship. I do know that the Hilton Garden Inn/Ft Lauderdale Airport has a cruise/park package which allows up to two weeks of parking if you stay at the hotel before and/or after the cruise.
Has anybody ever stayed at the Renaissance hotel near port? Is it a nice hotel? We had two rooms reserved for our March cruise. Can anyone please tell me the cost for a taxi from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to port, for six people? Thank you!
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I am from Ft. Lauderdale, born and raised. The Hyatt Pier 66 is across the bridge and on the other side of the port. The Renaissance is across the street and about 2 blocks west of the intracoastal waterway. We've stayed at both the Renaissance and Pier 66. They're both great places, the rooms are very nice, comfy beds, and Pier 66 Bar and Grill is a great restaurant. You can't walk to the pier from any hotel unless you're planning on hiking. The entrance to the pier is off of 17th street causeway or US1, there used to be a back entrance off of Griffin Road but I think they closed that. All the berths are quite a few miles to get to. The Embassy Suites is also another nice place. They were renovating the Grand Floridian the last time I was there, so they may have good rates. The Sheraton Yankee Clipper is right on the beach (a section of it) which is about 8 miles from the port. In July I stayed at the Sea Club on A1A. It's about 10 miles from the port and the rooms were nice and clean. It's an old hotel, but the rate was $79/plus tax. During the winter it goes to $96/plus tax. They have an open air restaurant that faces the ocean. Any hotel on 17th Street Causeway will be close to the port. Hope this helps some.