La Quinta Inn & Suites Compliment - Great Pre-Cruise Stay
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -- I've read many complaints about parking and shuttle service to cruise ports from hotels and airports.
Initially, I planned to park at the port for our cruise leaving 4/12/09 out of Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale). This would be $15 per day, for a 7 day cruise.
Previously, we had cruised out of Port Canaveral, and there are plenty of hotels that offer not only shuttle service to the port, but also free parking for the week, then shuttle service back to the hotel.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any hotels in Fort Lauderdale that offered the same deal.
After some searching, I discovered that La Quinta Ft. Lauderdale airport offered shuttle service to the port, with multiple days of free parking during your cruise.
For under $150, we got a very nice hotel stay before the cruise, breakfast the next morning, shuttle service to the cruise terminal, and 7 days of free parking at their facility.
We were very lucky (IMO), as we managed to park directly in front of the hotel lobby.
After our cruise, we chose to take a taxi back to the hotel, and with tip cost us around $30. There was no wait for the taxi.
Our car was untouched.
If I cruised from that port again, I would certainly book this wonderful hotel, again.