Hotels in Ft. Lauderdale on 17th Street are approximately 7 minutes from the pier:
Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina – 954 463 4000
Marriott Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel– This is nice as it is located on the marina on millionaire row. The hotel has a lovely pool area.
The water taxi is a fun way to get around to restaurants, the beach, shopping at Las Olas, and other areas of interest. Currently the cost is $5.00 all day for the Water Taxi. Questions? Call them at 954 467 6677 or go to www.watertaxi.com
Embassy Suites – 17th Street 954 527 2700 –
Features: a separate bedroom and living room with a pull out queen sofa bed. This is nice when 3 or 4 people are sharing a room. Currently this hotel offers free American hot/cold breakfast and free happy hour in the evening
Renaissance Hotel – 17th street 954 626 1700
Holiday Inn Express – 17th Street 954 728 2577 (couple steps down from the Marriott and Embassy Suits) Currently offers continental breakfast (bagels, cereal, coffee) No bell boys to carry your luggage to your room (you must wheel it yourself)
Extended Stay America – 17th street 954 761 9055 – If everything else is sold out, this is an option but I heard it was not very nice (no breakfast, no pool).
Holiday Inn Airport hotel – 954 828 9905 (about 10 minutes from the pier)
When you call the hotel for reservations, please ask them about their pool, breakfast, happy hour, etc… as their offers can change.