25+ Fort Lauderdale Hotels With Cruise Shuttles to the Port

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Fort Lauderdale & Port Everglades hotels with shuttles

While Miami usually gets all the headlines as the cruise capital of the world, nearby Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is just as busy a port. Each year literally millions of passengers embark from the port, with cruises sailing everywhere from the Caribbean to Europe.

In addition to being a cruise mecca, Fort Lauderdale is also a popular tourist destination. That means there is a thriving industry around catering to tourists. Case in point: hotels. The area has hundreds of options for you to stay at every price point.

And since competition is fierce among hotels near the port, they often go out of their way to offer perks to customers. For cruisers, that often includes shuttle service to Port Everglades, meaning that you can save on the cost of transportation to the cruise ship. In addition, most offer shuttles from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport as well.

The Importance of Staying Near the Cruise Port

In Fort Lauderdale, you have any number of hotel options. We recommend selecting one that’s near the port. South Florida is legendary for having bad traffic. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a ride of 2-3 miles to take 15 minutes or more. By selecting a hotel near the cruise terminals, you can ensure that you have plenty of time to board the ship.

Below, we’ve listed a number of hotels that offer shuttle service to the port on cruise day and are near the port. While this is a good starting point, there will be other hotels in the area with shuttle service. If you don’t see a hotel you’re interested in below, simply call the hotel you want to stay and ask if they offer service to the port.

(Looking for Fort Lauderdale hotels with parking specials? Here’s a list of hotels with ‘park and cruise’ offers.)

You can click each link below to read more about each hotel and get current pricing on Kayak.com. If a hotel has a package, then you may need to book directly.

Note: This article contains affiliate links to Kayak. We earn a commission for clicks made on their website, at no charge to you. Review ratings come from either Google or TripAdvisor and are rounded to the nearest half point.

Fort Lauderdale Hotels with Shuttles to the Port Everglades Cruise Port & Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Lauderdale

Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port
Hilton Garden Inn is near major thoroughfares, but being set back from the street and surrounded by trees gives it a bit of a secluded feeling. Here, you’re about 15 minutes from the cruise port. The hotel offers a free airport shuttle and has service to the port three times a day (10:45, 12:00, 1:30). Rides to the cruise ships cost $15 per person. That’s a bit pricey, but it is convenient to not have to worry about how you will get to your cruise.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Embassy Suites by Hilton 17th Street
Embassy Suites is only four blocks from the port. They offer a transfer from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport to the hotel. As well, a ride to port on cruise day is just $8 per person, each way. If you want an reasonably upscale room right near the heart of Port Everglades, you can’t beat this spot. In addition to being close to the port, it’s also close to many restaurants, shops, and a grocery store.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center
Just a five-minute ride from the port, the Hyatt Place offers a shuttle four times a day — hourly from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — for just $7 per person. No need to book a package, you sign up at the front desk. There is also a shuttle from the airport that runs every hour for only $2 per room.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Extended Stay America – Fort Lauderdale – Convention Center – Cruise Port*
A nice mix of convenience and budget (assuming you catch them during an off-peak time of year), the Extended Stay is within a decent walk of the cruise port. However, it offers a quick shuttle that’s included with your stay. It’s hard to beat the location right near the port. 

*This hotel had a shuttle before the health crisis, but it may not be back operating just yet.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
With “cruise port” in its name, you know this hotel has to cater to cruise passengers. It’s just about a block from the port entrance, but a few minutes’ drive to the ships. The high-end hotel offers a shuttle to the ships for just $7 per person. Note: Transport from the airport is not provided.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Looking for affordable accommodations in a good location? This hotel is just a couple of miles from both the airport and the cruise port and won’t break the bank. Cruise port transportation is offered at $10 per person. Simply let the staff know when you check in that you’ll need a ride to the cruise ships and they will accommodate you. Airport transportation is free.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

SpringHill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
Located in a cluster of similar-level hotels, SpringHill offers suites for those needing a little more space. The hotel is all suites, which run about 25% larger than a normal hotel room. As well there are a number of free perks like free breakfast and wi-fi.

The best news is that there is a shuttle to Port Everglades. The price runs $10 per person, each way. If you are flying in, there is also a complimentary airport shuttle.  You’re also only about 10-15 minutes from the ships at Port Everglades and the hotel is highly rated.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Advertised as less than a mile from the cruise port, the Crowne Plaza provides shuttle service with its “Cruise and Stay” package. This deal offers a room plus two shuttle vouchers to the port. As well, there is free airport shuttle service for those who are flying in for their cruise. If you want comfortable accommodations right near the port, this is one of your best options.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
This Ramada hotel is about only a few miles from both the airport and the cruise port, but the ride there takes about 15 minutes. The good news is that the hotel offers free shuttle service to Port Everglades and the airport. No special booking package is required, however, you should notify the front desk as soon as you can of wanting to take the shuttle.

  • Price: $
  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
While the expensive high-end hotels may offer luxury, the affordable hotels often have more free perks. Take the Rodeway Inn, just west of Interstate 95 and roughly 10-15 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport and the cruise ship terminals. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service for the airport and Port Everglades. The cruise port is a straight shot down Marina Mile Boulevard from the hotel.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/South Cruise Port*
Clean, comfortable, affordable, and highly rated, Hampton Inn is a solid choice for anyone taking a cruise from Port Everglades. About 15 minutes from the cruise port (and near the airport), the Hampton Inn offers a free airport shuttle and a shuttle to Port Everglades for $10 per person each way. Cruising from Miami? They also offer a shuttle for $75 for up to five people.

*This hotel had a shuttle before the health crisis, but it may not be back operating just yet.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise* 
Candlewood Suites is just about three miles from the cruise port and even closer to the airport. They offer a shuttle to the terminals for just $10 per person. You can simply let the front desk know that you need a ride when you check in. There is also a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel.

*This hotel had a shuttle before the health crisis, but it may not be back operating just yet.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Sitting near the intersection of State Highway 1 and A1A, the Four Points is in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. It’s also just a few minutes from the port and walking distance to restaurants, shops, and a Publix grocery store. They offer a complimentary airport shuttle and a transport to the port for $9 per person

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port
Sitting just north of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport near a small cluster of hotels due west of the port, the Hampton Inn offers two nice perks. First, there is a shuttle from the airport that is free. Second, you can book a shuttle to the cruise port for $10 per person. All you need to do is let the front desk know when you arrive that you’ll need the service.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Red Carpet Inn
Sometimes you simply want a place to stay without spending a fortune — especially when you are about to head out on a cruise ship. The Red Carpet Inn fits the bill. Rates are affordable (we’ve seen well under $100 per night) and best of all, they offer a free shuttle to both the cruise port and the airport. You can fly in and not spend a fortune before you get on the ship.

  • Price: $
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

Hampton Inn Downtown*
The hotels we’ve featured so far are all situated around the cruise port and the airport. This hotel is ideal if you want to stay at a comfortable place in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It offers the sort of clean, comfortable room you’d expect from Hampton Inn, along with a free airport shuttle and $10 per person transportation to Port Everglades.

*This hotel had a shuttle before the health crisis, but it may not be back operating just yet.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Holiday Inn Express Port Everglades

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise*
A short ride away from the ships, this hotel offers a one-way shuttle trip at $10 per person. You simply let the front desk know you’d like the shuttle service when you check in. The trip should only take about 10 minutes and the hotel is due west of the terminals. There is also a free airport shuttle to get you back and forth to your flight.

*This hotel had a shuttle before the health crisis, but it may not be back operating just yet.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Cambria Hotel Ft Lauderdale Airport South & Cruise Port
Staying south of the airport may put your a little farther from the cruise terminals, but there are some comfortable hotels in this area, like the Cambria. This hotel is tucked back away from the street, offering a little peace and quiet in the middle of the city. When it’s time to cruise, there is a $10 per person shuttle to the port. The hotel also has a free airport shuttle.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Home2 Suites Hotel Airport-Cruise Port*
By distance, this hotel is about seven miles from the cruise port, but only about 15 minutes from the ships. Well-reviewed, it also offers a complimentary shuttle from the airport. A ride to the ships will cost $10 per person — in line with many other hotels.

*This hotel had a shuttle before the health crisis, but it may not be back operating just yet.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Comfort Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South*
Another mid-range hotel, this is a good option for those who want to stay near the airport without breaking the budget. They also offer a $10 per person shuttle to Port Everglades. Getting back to the hotel you’ll need to arrange your own ride, but a quick Uber/Lyft trip won’t cost that much. There is also a free shuttle to and from the airport.

*This hotel had a shuttle before the health crisis, but it may not be back operating just yet.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 7 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
One of the best deals in Fort Lauderdale hotels with cruise parking, this hotel offers a free shuttle from the airport, and also a free shuttle to the port. You will need to find transportation back when your cruise comes home. You are also extremely close to backside of the airport, but it feels a world away. Lagoons on both sides of the road make the area feel more secluded despite being in the middle of the city.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hotel Dello Fort Lauderdale Airport
Sitting on Highway 1 due south of the airport, it’s a straight shot from Hotel Dello out to the beach, and just about 10 minutes out to the cruise ships. The design of the hotel is minimalist and modern, but in a fun “beachy” vibe instead of stuffy. An airport shuttle is provided. If you want a ride to Port Everglades, then they offer a shuttle for $15 per person. You can simply let them know when you arrive that you’ll want a lift to the port.  

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
Just looking for something clean, comfortable, and convenient? This unassuming hotel is a great option if you just care about having a decent place the night before your cruise. They offer a 24-hour airport shuttle. Headed to the port? They also have port transportation packages available with transfers from the hotel (round trip) or one way. Rates are reasonable, with many days being around $100 on weekdays, but more on the weekends.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Tru by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport
A new hotel, Tru is located on Highway 1, just south of the airport. It’s nearly across the street from Hotel Dello, which also features a shuttle to the ships. In this case, they offer an airport shuttle and a shuttle to the terminals for $8 per person. If you aren’t familiar with Tru, it offers simple accommodations with everything you’d expect from a modern hotel, but won’t break the bank. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Wyndham Garden Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port
Just minutes from the airport, you can take the free shuttle from your flight to the hotel when you land. Stay the night and you can then get a ride over to the cruise port for $10 per person. The shuttle departs every hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., giving you multiple times to fit your schedule. The Wyndham Garden is highly rated and also only about 10 minutes from the cruise terminals.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South
If flying in for your cruise, this spot is one of the closest to the airport. It’s just a couple of minutes south, located in Dania Beach. From here, you can catch the ride to the cruise port, which costs $10 per person. As for accommodations, the hotel get good reviews. The location is good if you have a car. If not, it’s still a good spot for a quick overnight trip before your cruise. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Comfort Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
Comfort Suites offers an airport shuttle from 5 a.m. to midnight that’s free for guests. When it’s time to cruise, they offer a ride to the ships for $12 per person. You simply let them know you’ll need a ride when you arrive. It’s hard to beat the mix of value, rating, and location for this spot. It won’t bust your budget, but you are convenient to the port and it gets strong reviews.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hyatt House Fort Lauderdale Airport – South & Cruise Port
Hyatt House is an all-suite hotel, making it a good option if you’re looking for somewhere with a little more space. It sits near the southwest corner of the Fort Lauderdale airport, or about 15 minutes from the cruise ships. The great news is that the hotel features free shuttles from the airport and to the cruise port for their guests. Nearby there are a number of restaurants within walking distance if you want to grab a bite to eat without a car.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Homewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port
This location offers a complimentary shuttle between the airport and hotel, but it’s a bit pricey to get to your cruise ship. In that case, Homewood Suites offers three departures a day to the port, costing $15 one-way. You simply let them know when you arrive that you’ll want a ride to the ship. The ride over should only take about 10-15 minutes as the hotel is just five miles from the terminals.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there hotels with both airport and cruise port shuttles?
Yes, just about every hotel with a cruise port shuttle also have a free shuttle that will pick you up from the airport. That makes it extremely convenient for cruise passengers. You can fly into the area, get a ride to the hotel, and then get a ride to the cruise port.

Are the cruise shuttles free?
That depends on the hotel. Many hotels charge about $8-10 per person for a ride. That said, there are many that offer transportation for free — or as part of a package. We’ve put shuttle prices in bold above so that you know exactly what you’ll pay for a ride to the port.

How do I get to the airport after my cruise?
If you notice, many of the hotels offer only one-way transportation to the cruise port. If you want to get somewhere after your trip — for instance the airport — then you’ll likely need to catch a taxi or use Uber/Lyft. The great news is that the cruise port, airport, and downtown are all near each other. Most people will only spend a few bucks getting wherever they need to go.

More on Cruising From Port Everglades

Getting to Port Everglades — Transportation options from airports and the area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Port Everglades Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.

Port Everglades Hotels with Cruise Parking — A number of hotels will offer you parking specials in return for a one-night stay. See the list of hotels here.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for the article! It was great!I have many clients including myself that where looking for this information in FLL.

  2. My husband and I have booked an 11-day cruise out of Fort Lauderdale in August. Your advice to find a hotel that will be close to our cruise port because the traffic can cause a 2-mile ride to last 15 minutes is very helpful. I think I would rather find a quality hotel first, then find a shuttle that travels between that hotel and our cruise port.

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