Located off the 17th Street Causeway, the business-friendly Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel is situated across from the convention center and from Port Everglades. Just over the bridge lie Fort Lauderdale's famous beaches and beachfront shopping, dining and entertainment. In addition, a shopping plaza with stores and restaurants are all within easy reach. Fort Lauderdale International Airport is a short drive away.
Serving cruise-ship passengers, vacationers, and business travelers, the Renaissance Hotel underwent a $6 million renovation in 2009. Hotel amenities include a large heated pool and 8-person spa tub, a fitness center, a business center, meeting rooms, room service, 24-hour front desk, and an on-site restaurant - Bistro 17. Smoking is not permitted in the hotel.
The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel offers 236 guestrooms. Traditional decor includes tropical-theme dark-wood furniture, floral drapes with matching bed skirts and throw pillows, and botanical prints on cream-colored walls. Amenities include down comforters on triple-sheeted beds, 36-inch plasma televisions, and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access (surcharge). Connecting rooms are available.