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  • Large pool surrounded by palm trees
  • Two nice restaurants and a snack bar on-site
  • Contemporary rooms, all with balconies
  • Huge flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • Some rooms have beautiful views of the marina
  • Free shuttle to the beach
  • Modern fitness center
  • Pets allowed for a one-time fee


  • Beach is not within walking distance
  • Some rooms overlook the parking lot
  • Fee for Wi-Fi and parking

Bottom Line

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale, located on the Intracoastal Waterway, has beautiful marina views and is convenient for those who are docking their boats. It's a good value, with a large pool and modern, well-kept, contemporary rooms, but there's a downside -- getting to the beach requires a car (although the hotel provides a free shuttle service).

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On the Intracoastal Waterway, a drive from the beach

Map of Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

There's not much around this Hilton aside from the marina, and it's a drive away from the beach (although only a three-minute one). Plan to drive west into Fort Lauderdale to find most restaurants, bars (including the Elbo Room), shops, and the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop (a large outdoor flea market and home of the world's largest drive-in movie theater).

Once a major spring break hub, Fort Lauderdale has undergone a huge transformation in the last few years, now attracting a more affluent crowd looking for sun and relatively quiet days by the beach. Huge, luxurious yachts can be seen everywhere, especially docked in front of the beautiful houses lining the pretty waterways. The city is still full of bars, restaurants, and shops, but the hard partiers have moved elsewhere, giving way to a few luxury hotels and a handful of fine dining options.

  • 10-minute drive to Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • 35-minute drive to Miami International Airport
  • 6-minute walk to the Broward County Convention Center
  • 3-minute drive to the beach
  • 5-minute drive to to Bonnet Gardens
  • 5-minute drive to Las Olas Boulevard, a strip of restaurants, bars, and clubs
  • 7-minute drive to downtown Fort Lauderdale
  • 13-minute drive to Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop
  • 32-minute drive to Miami
  • 1-hour drive to Palm Beach

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Pets Allowed
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Dry Cleaning
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
1881 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316, United States
Phone (954) 463-4000
Room Types
  • Ft Lauderdale Room
  • Grande View Room
  • Hospitality Suite
  • Tower Junior Suite
  • Tower Room
  • Tower Waterway Room
  • Waterway View Room

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