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, they often go out of their way to offer perks to customers. For cruisers, that can often mean shuttle service to Port Everglades, meaning that you can save on the cost of transportation to the cruise ship.
Below, we’ve listed a number of hotels that offer shuttle service to the port on cruise day. 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.
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Port Everglades Fort Lauderdale Hotels with Shuttles to the Cruise Port
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina
Price: $444 per night
One of the closest hotels to Port Everglades, 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.
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Price: $392 per night
Located near Port Everglades, the Renaissance offers a “Snooze Before Your Cruise” package that includes breakfast and transfer to the airport for two guests.
Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Price: $229 per night
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 $8 per person. If you drive and want to park, it’s only $10 per night — much cheaper than parking at the port.
Ramada Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Price: $186 per night
This Ramada hotel is about 15 minutes from the airport, but 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.
Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
Price: $219 per night
An affordable hotel, the Rodeway Inn is just west of Interstate 95 and roughly 10-15 minutes from the airport. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service for the airport and Port Everglades. In addition, there is service to the Miami cruise port for a fee.
Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/South Cruise Port
Price: $269 per night
About 15 minutes from the cruise port (and right near the airport), the Hampton Inn offers a shuttle to Port Everglades for $10 per person.
Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise
Price: $323 per night
A short ride away from the cruise ships, this hotel offers a one-way shuttle trip at $8 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.
Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise
Price: $303 per night
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 $8 per person. Packages are also available that offer parking and transportation to the port, but it’s cheaper to just pay the $8 if you don’t plan to drive to the port.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Price: $391 per night
Advertised as less than a mile from the cruise port, the Crowne Plaza provides shuttle service for $8 per person, one way. There is no return pickup. As well, there is free airport shuttle service for those who are flying in for their cruise.
Embassy Suites by Hilton 17th Street
Price: $303 per night
Embassy Suites is only four blocks from the cruise port and offers free cooked-to-order breakfast. While it’s plenty close to the port, they still charge $9 per person for a ride to the cruise port. Still, if you want an reasonably upscale room right near the heart of Port Everglades, you can’t beat this spot.
Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center
Price: $325 per night
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. The $7 fee is paid directly to the driver and you sign up at the front desk.