Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

1617 Southeast 17th Street | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 [See Map]
#16 in Best Fort Lauderdale Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating N/A Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 726 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 236 rooms, 12 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Neighborhood
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Like its name suggests, this hotel caters to the cruise crowd with its prime location near the Fort Lauderdale cruise terminal. According to those who have stayed here, location can't be beat. However, high room rates combined with pricey extras (like $25 per day for self parking and $13 for Internet access) earn this Renaissance property fairly tepid reviews from recent visitors. On the other hand, the hotel did recently undergo a $6 million renovation, which previous guests said was needed. Guest rooms here are spacious and dressed in rich blue and gold tones. Each accommodation also comes equipped with signature Revive bedding, flat-screen TVs and Aveda bath products. Also on the property, visitors will find an outdoor pool, a fitness center and Bistro 17, which earns praise for its menu of American fare. Meanwhile, Marriott Rewards members can use or earn reward points here.

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Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel are traditional in style with bold blue, yellow and orange hues and geometrically shaped headboards. Each room includes Aveda bath products, a 37-inch flat-screen TV and a safe for storing valuables. Most rooms feature showers combined with tubs, but some ADA accessible rooms are available with roll-in showers.

  • Connecting rooms are available with some room types
  • In-room Wi-Fi is offered for $12.95 per day

Standard room size:

296 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 726 guests have reviewed the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 726 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel appeals to leisure travelers because of its proximity to the area's Port Everglades cruise port (a short walk to some cruise terminals). Business travelers also appreciate its location across the street from the Broward County Convention Center. Several restaurants and shops are within walking distance.

  • Public bus stop located just outside the hotel
  • Taxis and third-party shuttle services are the recommended form of airport transportation; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport about 5 miles south
  • Beach access is approximately 2 miles away from the property
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($25)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


One of Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel's greatest attributes is its close proximity to a variety of dining choices but those preferring to dine on-site can enjoy Bistro 17, which serves casual American cuisine for three meals each day. R lounge provides an additional option for lunch and dinner, offering drinks and lighter fare indoors or beside the pool deck.

  • Room service is available from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily
  • Coffee and tea is provided in each guest room
  • Continental breakfast is available for a $13 fee; buffet breakfast for $18

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool that is surrounded by plush lounge chairs and cabanas. Tropical plants envelop the pool area, and the water is heated for guests' comfort.

  • A whirlpool and sauna are located near the swimming pool
  • Towels provided in the pool area
  • The pool is ADA accessible

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar



Families staying at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel may find standard guest rooms to be limited on space, but larger suites and adjoining rooms offer additional options for those needing more room. Few children's amenities are provided on the property.

  • Bathtubs provided in most rooms
  • Cribs and rollaway beds available
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel features an on-site fitness center with a selection of cardiovascular exercise machines and free weights.

  • Bicycle rentals are available within walking distance from an outside provider
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park is 2 miles away and offers multiple outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel is in a convenient location for business travelers attending events at the Broward County Convention Center. Groups can host functions in one of the hotel's 14 meeting rooms or outside on the Garden Patio. Meeting spaces come in a variety of sizes with the largest able to host up to 600 attendees.

  • Complimentary event webpage provided in order to communicate meeting details to attendees
  • Copying, faxing and printing available
  • Notary public services offered

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel welcomes well-behaved pets of all sizes.

  • A $75 nonrefundable cleaning fee applies per stay
  • Front desk staff will search for a local pet-sitter or dog-walker if necessary
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



Couples are welcome to host weddings on-site at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, where the largest room can accommodate seated banquets for up to 350 guests. Those desiring an outdoor ceremony can host their wedding on the Garden Patio, which is covered with a tent from October to May.

  • Marriott-certified wedding planners provided
  • Customizable catering menus available
  • Audiovisual equipment and services offered on-site

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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