Full List: Fort Lauderdale Hotels With Cruise Shuttles Near the Port

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 cruise passengers embark from the port, with cruises sailing everywhere from the Caribbean to Europe.

Of course, 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 and cruisers. 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 cruise 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 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 cruise 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 cruise parking specials? Here’s a list of hotels with park and cruise offers.)

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Hotels near the cruise port with shuttles

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Fort Lauderdale Hotels with Shuttles to the Port Everglades Cruise Port

Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina
One of the closest hotels to Port Everglades (the tower literally overlooks the cruise ships), the hotel offers transfers from the hotel to the cruise port for two guests when they book the “cruise and snooze” package. The package also includes breakfast, wi-fi, and a welcome drink.

  • 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 “Snooze Before Your Cruise” package. Book this deal and you’ll get a room, plus daily breakfast for two and transportation to the cruise port on embarkation day.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 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.

  • 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 best news is that there is a free shuttle to Port Everglades (but $12 return). You’re also only about 10-15 minutes from the ships at Port Everglades and the hotel is highly rated.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6.7 miles
  • 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 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 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 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: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Quality Inn & Suites Airport/Cruise Port South
While the Quality Inn might not have the highest ratings (it has a 3 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor), it does have two advantages. First, it’s affordable. Second, it offers a free shuttle to the cruise port. One thing we like is that the hotel is set off the main road and surrounded by trees to make it a bit more secluded and quiet.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 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.

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

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise
A short ride away from the cruise 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.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 2.5 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.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 2.5 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 for $10 per person. You simply sign up at the front desk when you check in. 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

Embassy Suites by Hilton 17th Street
Embassy Suites is only four blocks from the cruise port. They offer a “Cruise & Stay” package that offers a transfer from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport to the hotel, and then a ride to the hotel on cruise day. 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 half-hour for only $2 per room.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • 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 cruise port for $8 per person. If you drive, you can leave your car parked for $10 per day.

  • 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 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

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. We’ve seen rates as low as about $110 for an overnight stay. 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.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 7.1 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 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 even get on the ship.

  • Price: $
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 2.5 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 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 transportation package with roundtrip shuttle service. You can also park your car for 7 days if needed. 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 much more secluded despite being in the middle of the city.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5.3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Days Inn Fort Lauderdale Hollywood/Airport South
Located near the main artery through South Florida — I-95 — the Days Inn offers easy access to roads around the area. While not the highest-rated hotel in the area, it does offer affordable rates and there is a shuttle to the cruise port for a small fee.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 7.7 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 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 for just a few bucks per person. It’s hard to beat the location right near the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.8 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 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 hotel. 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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