4.0 out of 5

"Great location across street from Convention Center. Close to lots of great restaurants " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 24 Jul 2017

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Hotel Description

At Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel you'll be 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Port Everglades and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Historic Stranahan House Museum. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy Smart TVs with satellite channels, and all 236 soundproofed rooms feature WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, room service, free bottled water, and video-game consoles are available.

Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. Business amenities include conference space, meeting rooms, and a business center. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning buffet breakfast is available. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a cruise terminal shuttle.

This 4-star 17th Street Causeway hotel is 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Las Olas Riverfront and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

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4 out of 5

Stayed for a week

Great location across street from Convention Center. Close to lots of great restaurants

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

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5 out of 5


The staff was very nice and accommodating exspecially when we flew in and were told the website had booked our day incorrectly, so our room was booked for the day we were checking out to cruise. The front staff were great and got us into a room and fixed the issue and were very opplogetic of their slow website since we were a late check in. The hotel was gorgeous and very clean and convient to the cruise port. Some people I noticed even walked to the port. I would go back and stay there as a tourist to the area if I wasn't cruising.

Posted by , from Virginia on Jun 25, 2017

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2 out of 5

Not worth the cost.

Pros: A pretty exterior and it is close to the airport.
Cons: Room size, cost lowering and free parking for hotel guests.
Rooms are small and you can hear outside noise as if it's in the room. Had to pay an unexpected cost of $30.00 to park my rental car overnight. When the car was brought to me in the morning it was covered in bird droppings.

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017

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3 out of 5

Mid Range Hotel

Pros: It was clean and convenient. The staff provided exceptional service.
Cons: Better dining services in the evening.
Location: I probably would not stay there for an extended period since it is not a central location but excellent if you are taking a cruise.
We only spent on night as it was a stop over prior to embarking on a cruise and the description of this particular hotel's location and reviews by others who had stayed there for the same reason influenced my decision. Overall the hotel was fine. We were moved to another room immediately upon informing the staff that housekeeping and left dirty linens on the bathroom floor apparently while cleaning. We did not ask for the room change but they insisted. Other than that, we had no problems. The room was spacious and clean. We could not obtain dinner on the premises but there was an upscale restaurant within walking distance. We were able to have breakfast onsite and we were able to arrange a shuttle ride to the cruise port.

Posted by , from Boston on Dec 8, 2015

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5 out of 5

Last minute vacation

Pros: The only complaint I would have is paying for Wifi daily and no fridge in the room.
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel was perfect! Extremely friendly and helpful staff and hotel was very clean.

Posted by , from Lake Elmo Mn on Aug 5, 2015

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4 out of 5

It is Key West

Pros: Location, Premium.
Cons: Staff at the Deskfront
Location: Key west an island to rest
Great for an island in which everyone want to sleep all day.

Posted by , from Mexico on Mar 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Friendly; Convenient; Excellent value

The Renaissance is a nicely remodeled property with very helpful and friendly staff. I had direct contact with bellpersons, waiters, bartenders, front desk staff and cleaners and was impressed with how consistent their helpfulness and genuine friendliness was. This is a compact property without a lot of amenities, but is in a great location with good walkable restaurants and stores. Close to the water for enjoyment, as well as for fast and easy access for cruisers at Port Everglades. Nice sized clean rooms with excellent new beds and great pillow options. Fabulous water pressure in the shower.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012

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5 out of 5

I had a great experience

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, helpful and friendly staff
Cons: No free Internet
We wanted to eat Cuban food and Constantine at the hotel recommended the greatest Cuban restaurant we have ever been to.

Posted by , from California, USA on Oct 1, 2012

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1 out of 5

Great value, close to dining & cruise lines

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
We were pleasantly surprised, especially for the price. We just needed an overnight place before a cruise. The location was perfect, both in proximity to the cruise line and the variety of dining places within walking distance. The staff was very nice, the rooms clean and fresh. We were able to get a ride to the cruise line for $7/Person. Should we cruise out of Fort Lauderdale in the future, we plan to stay here again.

Posted by , from Virginia on Sep 27, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great experience!

I was very impressed with the friendly staff at this hotel. From checking in at the front desk, to room service delivery, to bellman, to the restaurant and lounge, the staff made it a point to connect with me in conversation. The hotel is very nice and is located very close to the cruise port. The room was spacious and nicely appointed. All areas of the hotel were well kept and very clean.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2010

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About the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

Location 1617 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Property Features

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Fort Lauderdale hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 236 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 13 conference rooms
  • Built in 2001
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) (6.7 km / 4.1 mi)
  • Train station: Fort Lauderdale Station (7.5 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Cruise terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel offers 236 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch Smart televisions come with satellite channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Satellite channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily.

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, eight-person spa tub, and complimentary 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Weight limit: 25 lb


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 13.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cruise Fort Lauderdale Port
  • Fort Lauderdale Port Cruise
  • Hotel Fort Lauderdale Port
  • Renaissance Cruise
  • Renaissance Cruise Hotel
  • Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port
  • Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
  • Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Port
  • Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Port Hotel
  • Renaissance Hotel Fort Lauderdale Port
  • Renaissance Cruise Port Hotel
  • Renaissance Cruise Port
  • Renaissance Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale Renaissance

You should know

  • Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel offers transfers from the cruise terminal (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.