Fort Lauderdale Hotels On the Beach

Whether you are just passing through Fort Lauderdale on a short visit en route to a Caribbean cruise, or you are coming for a longer vacation to enjoy the spectacular climate and exciting activities in the area, you are probably planning to spend some time taking in the sun on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fort Lauderdale Beach hotels give you convenient access to this stunning beach, with some Fort Lauderdale accommodations being located directly on the beach with direct access from your hotel to the ocean, while others are just across the road from the beach with unobstructed ocean views and steps away from the warm sand.
Whatever your tastes and budget, the following Fort Lauderdale beach hotels should give you some great options for finding your ideal beach hotel:

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort is a Fort Lauderdale family resort and spa located on the largest private beach in south Florida.

Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel offers luxurious accommodations with a stunning location on Fort Lauderdale Beach, while also enjoying some views of the marina.

Courtyard By Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach is a Fort Lauderdale beach hotel while also enjoying a waterfront location on the Intrcoastal Waterway and is near the trendy Las Olas Boulevard.

The Westin Beach Resort is a Fort Lauderdale hotel on the beach with all the upscale amenities you would expect from a high end beach resort.

Marriott’s BeachPlace Towers offer beachfront Fort Lauderdale villa rentals with accommodations for up to 8 guests.

W Fort Lauderdale is a luxury designer hotel on the beach in Fort Lauderdale.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort offers luxury studios and suites with full kitchens on Fort Lauderdale’s North Beach.

Lauderdale Beachside Hotel is a relatively cheap hotel on the beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Bahia Mar Beach Resort And Yachting Center is a hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach set among the luxury yachts of an oceanfront marina on the Intracoastal Waterway just 2 blocks from Las Olas Boulevard.

The Lago Mar Resort And Club is a beach front Ft Lauderdale resort set on a private beach studded with palm trees in the Harbor Beach area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Days Inn Bahia Cabana Beach Resort is a moderately priced Fort Lauderdale hotel located on the marina near Fort Lauderdale Beach, just 1 mile from the Cruise Port and Convention Center.

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is one of the more contemporary Fort Lauderdale beach hotels just steps away from the golden sands and palm trees of Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Pelican Grand Beach Resort is a traditional boutique hotel located directly on its own private stretch of Ft Lauderdale Beach, with direct access to the beach without the need to cross a road.

Ocean Sky Hotel And Resort offers beachfront accommodations located directly on the beach with its pool and deck being just a few steps away from the Atlantic Ocean.

See Ft Lauderdale by Water Taxi

Sometimes known as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale benefits from being located along both the Intracoastal Waterway and the New River, providing a navigable waterway and network of marinas just inland from the Florida coast. Visitors to Fort Lauderdale can take advantage of this waterway by taking a scenic ride on the Water Taxi when traveling around the city.
The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi service runs along the Intracoastal Waterway as far north as Oakland Park Boulevard, and as far south as Southeast 17th Street, and also along the New River into downtown Fort Lauderdale. There are several stops close to the beach, stops at the Convention Center, 15th St Fisheries, Las Olas Boulevard, as well as more stops in the downtown area. There are also Water Taxi stops at or close to several Fort Lauderdale hotels including Gallery ONE DoubleTree Suites, Bahia Cabana Days Inn, Bahia Mar Beach Resort, Hyatt Regency Pier 66, and Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.
As well as being a unique way to travel, you can expect to have fun with the friendly crew who will keep you informed about the popular sites and attractions during your journey
Tickets are one price and are valid for the whole day, meaning that you can get on and off the boat as often as you like, so you can take the Water Taxi from your hotel and hop off for lunch downtown before heading to the beach for the afternoon, and then use the Water Taxi again to go out for dinner in the evening.
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Hotels near Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port

Each year millions of passengers travel through the Fort Lauderdale cruise port of Port Everglades en route to exotic destinations all over the world. Port Everglades cruise port is located approximately 5 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and within 4 miles of most beach hotels in Fort Lauderdale. While most Fort Lauderdale hotels are within fairly easy access of the port, for passengers who want to stay as close as possible to the cruise terminal, there are several Fort Lauderdale hotels near the cruise port which offer some of the most convenient accommodations for before or after your voyage. The following selection of Port Everglades hotels should make the journey at the start or end of your cruise as hassle-free as possible:

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina is an ideal Port Everglades hotel for the start or the end of your cruise, providing a high standard of Fort Lauderdale accommodation on the Intracoastal Waterway less than half a mile from Port Everglades Cruise Port.

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel lies within half a mile of Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port at the north end of Port Everglades near the Convention Center.

Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale – 17th Street is an all suite Fort Lauderdale hotel near the cruise port, being just 4 blocks away from Port Everglades. They also offer a pre-cruise hotel package including a shuttle to the cruise port.

Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale-Convention Center must be one of the most convenient Fort Lauderdale hotels near the cruise port, being just 1 block away from Port Everglades, and just 2.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale Airport, with a free airport shuttle service.

Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center is a contemporary Fort Lauderdale cruise port hotel situated within half a mile of Port Everglades, close to the Convention Center and just 4 miles from the airport. There is a shuttle available to the cruise port for a charge.

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six is an upmarket Fort Lauderdale hotel on the water within 1 mile of the cruise port and Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.

Comfort Suites Airport And Cruise Port is one of the Fort Lauderdale airport hotels near Port Everglades situated situated 2 miles from the cruise port and offering a cruise shuttle for a fee.

The Lago Mar Resort And Club is one of the Fort Lauderdale beach hotels near Port Everglades, located on a beautiful private beach east of the Intracoastal Waterway, and just a short drive from the cruise port.

Hotels Near the Airport in Fort Lauderdale

Visitors flying in to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are lucky because the airport is so conveniently situated for most of the main attractions and destinations in the Fort Lauderdale area. Fort Lauderdale Airport is just around 4 miles from Port Everglades Cruise Port and just 6 or 7 miles from most Fort Lauderdale beach hotels, meaning that most hotels in Fort Lauderdale are actually quite convenient for Fort Lauderdale Airport. That being said, there is a good range of Fort Lauderdale Airport hotels near the airport with free shuttles that will allow you to travel between your plane and your accommodations in the quickest possible time.
Here are a few options of hotels near Fort Lauderdale Airport:

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport is an upscale Fort Lauderdale Airport hotel located just 1.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and conveniently offers a 24 hour free shuttle airport service. The property is also just 10 minutes drive from Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale’s cruise port.

The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel is just 1.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale Airport and provides a 24 hour complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Port Everglade is 5 miles from the hotel and there are special packages available which include transportation to and from the cruise port.

Rodeway Inn & Suites Airport/Cruise Port is a value priced hotel near Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port, being just minutes away from each, and offering a free shuttle to and from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and a free shuttle to and from Port Everglades cruise port and the Convention Center.

Ramada Inn Airport & Cruise Port is a convenient Fort Lauderdale Airport hotel which lies just 1.5 miles from Ft. Lauderdale Airport and offers a free airport shuttle as well as a free shuttle to the cruise port and convention center.

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise is one of the most convenient Fort Lauderdale Airport hotels, being around 2 miles from the airport and around the same distance from Port Everglades cruise port and Broward Convention Center. A complimentary airport shuttle service is available.

Best Western Plus Ft Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites is situated just a few minutes south of Fort Lauderdale Airport and offers a free airport shuttle, free breakfast, and free parking.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Ft. Lauderdale Airport is a chic new hotel in Fort Lauderdale conveniently located near the airport and cruise port and offers a complimentary airport shuttle.

Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise lies 2 miles north west of Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and offers a free shuttle to and from the airport. Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale Convention Center lie 2 miles east of this Fort Lauderdale hotel.

Cambria Suites Dania Beach is located in Dania Beach, just minutes south of the airport and offers suite accommodations and free shuttle transportation to and from the airport and Port Everglades cruise port.

Fairfield Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel offers a good standard of lodging just west of the airport and offers a free airport shuttle.