The Best Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotels | FLL

Located a 45-minute drive (when there’s no traffic) up the coast from Miami, the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport is smaller and less glitzy than it’s Miami MIA airport cousin. Flights to and from FLL is also generally less expensive than MIA. And, if you are heading out on a cruise, FLL could also be more convenient. In fact, we’ve selected our best Ft. Lauderdale airport hotels mindful that many travelers will be looking for a convenient place to spend a night between their flight and their cruise.

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Best Overall Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel

Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport North The Best Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotels | FLL

The Hyatt, the Sheraton The Best Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotels | FLL and the Hilton have similar quality FLL airport properties. The Hyatt wins the Airport Hotel Guru’s “Best of” selection because it is the only one of the three to offer free in-room internet. The Hyatt has the largest televisions of the group (42-inch flatscreens vs 37-inch flatscreen at the Sheraton and 27-inch screens at the Hilton) and the most convenient airport transportation—simply call the hotel (954-763-7670) from baggage claim and they’ll come pick you up (between 5am and midnight). The Hyatt also offers compliment transportation to the cruise port, starting at 11am, located a mere 1/2 mile away. (The Hilton, in contrast, charges $9 for their van and from the Sheraton you’re stuck taking a taxi for $80!!).

That said, the Hilton has the best pool and the most resort-like feel of the three. (The Hyatt has an outdoor pool but it is a little sad). The Sheraton has the most comfortable beds and, while the in-room wifi will cost you $9.95 it is at least free in the lobby area.

Best Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel: Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport-North

Best Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel: Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport-North

Best Value FLL Airport Hotel

Comfort Inn Airport/Cruise Port South The Best Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotels | FLL

Comfort Inn Airport South is an excellent value! Not that the rooms are anything special. But they are clean enough, and comfortable enough, to make your stay pleasant. The hotel property has a small but serviceable pool located by the hotel’s tiki bar. Guests get a free buffet breakfast (with hot & cold items), free in-room wifi internet, free parking and local phone calls. A complimentary airport shuttle runs from 5am to 1am. There is a charge for the shuttle to/from the cruise terminals ($20) but they will time your shuttle to match your specific cruise ship schedule. All that’s pretty good for a hotel with a nightly rate in the $60~90 range.

Best Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel: Comfort Inn Airport South

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Airport Info

Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

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Priority Pass Lounges: The Best Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotels | FLL In the Delta Terminal: Delta Crown Room Club (next to the Gate Information Center, open 5am to 8pm daily). In Terminal 1: Continental Presidents Club (mid-level next to Gate C1, open 3:30am to 6pm daily). Priority Pass members have access to these lounges regardless of what airline they fly or what class they fly in.

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Miami & South Florida Travel Info

Best Miami FLL Airport Hotels

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Best Miami & South Florida Travel Guidebooks

Kindle 2 eBook Reader Best Miami Guidebook for the Kindle: Offbeat Guides has two Kindle offerings, one for the whole of Miami the other that concentrates on the South Beach / Miami Beach area. If your travels are taking you further afield check out the Florida Keys & Everglades Travel Adventures guide, Florida Off the Beaten Path and The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World.

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The Kindle is an electronic e-book reading device with a screen that mimics the look of the printed page. The device is as thin as a magazine, lighter than a paperback, holds at least 1,500 books (!). Highly suggested for frequent travelers.

Rough Guide to Miami & South Florida Best Miami Paper Guidebooks: For a general guide the best choice is the Rough Guide to Miami & Southern Florida. However, there are many specialty guidebooks that might work better for your particular trip. For advice on exploring Miami’s hip and glamorous side we are huge fans of Hedonist’s Guide To Miami. For restaurant reviews buy the Zagat Guide; the Streetwise laminated map will help you find your way there. Frommer’s has a good guidebook to the whole of Florida. The award-winning The Complete Walt Disney World is a superb guidebook to that theme park.
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Travel Ideas From

Don’t Head To Florida Without . . .

. . . a waterproof case for your iPod
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A good case will not only protect your iPod from water but also from sand, dust and drops. Check out this review of the best waterproof iPod cases for more information.

Waterproof iPod cases

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Zero 06.12.09 at 9:00 am

I also have a waterproof iPod case. I got this when my iPod went crazy. I haven’t dropped my iPod but because I always bring this when I travel, there are some dust and sand on it. The waterproof iPod case looks good but can it really protect our iPods from drops?

Guru 06.14.09 at 8:27 pm

This is probably a better question for the waterproof iPod case post on the travel blog we linked to.

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