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Old 12-09-2009, 02:16 PM
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Hi guys,
Im at the stage now where I would like to book a hotel near to the port. Any recommendations. im not looking for any thing too luxurious as we will only be there for a night!

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:40 PM
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I can't help with this one. Every time I've stayed in a hotel at Fort Lauderdale it has been in one of the upscale places. The Hilton on 17th street is great because it gives stunning views of the port. It really gets your cruise blood flowing.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:52 PM
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Hi Corkgirl,

Can you use Priceline from Ireland ?

I normally book a 3 star hotel at my budget, and then bid for 5-stars closer to the date.

I have stayed at the Pier 66, for $125/night and the Yankee Clipper for less.

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:58 PM
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thanks guys maybe I'll splash out!!!

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If you check the "Embarkation Ports, hotels, and transfers" thread under the "Port Chat" section, and do a search, you may find some helpful advice.
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If it's not important to stay at/near the port, we just stayed at the Sleep Inn in Dania. They have free shuttle pickup from the airport and to the pier. There is a Walgreens pharmacy literally next door - we didn't pack any of those things that are restricted at the security checks - shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.- we just bought it when we got there. There was a wonderful Cuban / Mexican restaurant right across the street in the Publix grocery store shopping center; there is also Italian and Chinese restaurants there. The hotel offers free "continental" breakfast - cereal, oatmean, make-yourself-waffles, coffee juice, bagels, toast, etc. The hotel was really nice, clean and affordable. The hotels close to the pier are expensive.
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I've read many positive reports about the Sleep Inn at Dania. If you don't like those restaurants, getting a freshly made sub sandwich at the Publix deli is another great idea. They have those wonderful Boar's Head cold cuts!
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And we got a really good Cuban sandwich there - you know, the ones you always see on the travel shows about Miami ? ? ?
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Also - - - I forgot - - - I learned about this hotel on this forum. The folks here really do know their stuff. Thanks, everyone.
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oh that sounds good, I'll check out sleep inn then! there may even be some shopping centres close by so I can avail of the good euro - dollar rate!!

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