Why Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale is Your Perfect Pre and Post-Cruise Stay

By Jenny Wheeler

Are you dreaming of a picture-perfect and convenient pre or post-cruise retreat in Fort Lauderdale? Look no further than Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale, where luxury, convenience, and relaxation blend seamlessly to create an unforgettable experience. Nestled RIGHT across from Port Everglades, this stunning waterfront haven is not just a hotel; it’s a gateway to a world of maritime marvels and coastal charm. One of the highlights of Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale is its unrivaled location. Imagine waking up to the sight of majestic yachts gliding through the marina, the shimmering waters glistening under the warm Florida sun. With Port Everglades just a stone’s throw away, you can feel the anticipation of embarking on your cruise adventure. And when you return, weary yet exhilarated from your voyage, Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale welcomes you back. The Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale goes beyond its proximity to the cruise port. 

Step outside, and there is an amazing pool and pool bar, where you can bask in the sun and unwind in style. The views of the marina are nothing short of mesmerizing, offering a front-row seat to the elegant dance of yachts and sailboats against the panoramic backdrop of the Fort Lauderdale skyline. There was even a yacht featured on the show Below Deck parked on the intercoastal at the hotel!!  There is also a great restaurant nearby, 15th Street Fisheries, where you can purchase frozen shrimp to feed the tarpon fish- my kids had a blast doing this!! 

Hungry for more? 
Open for breakfast and dinner, Olive & Sea features Mediterranean dishes while offering stunning Intracoastal views. You can also order food to enjoy at tables on the patio or at your pool lounger from the pool bar. For something quick in the lobby, Dockside is the go-to spot. Start the day off with a variety of breakfast options, coffees, teas and baked goods. Fuel up at lunch with hearty sandwiches and salads – perfect for people on-the-go. Or, let the day slip away, as Dockside transitions from day to night into a social gathering spot with drinks, small bites and laid-back ambiance. They had a great fruit & cheese try that we enjoyed with a bottle of wine on our balcony, while the kids enjoyed a movie on TV. 

For those eager to explore the city beyond the hotel’s walls, the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi is a must-try experience. Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale is conveniently located as the 4th stop on the water taxi route, making it a perfect launching pad for your Fort Lauderdale adventure. Hop on board and let the gentle lull of the waves guide you through the city’s waterways, offering glimpses of its hidden gems and vibrant culture along the way. It’s not just a mode of transportation; it’s a journey in itself—a fun and unique way to get to know the heart of Fort Lauderdale. And let’s not forget about the impeccable customer service that awaits you at Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale. 

Hoping to hit the beach during your stay? Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale offers a complimentary shuttle to the beach. Feel the soft sand between your toes, soak up the Florida sunshine, and let the gentle ocean waves wash away your worries. It’s the perfect way to unwind and recharge before or after your exciting cruise journey. 

The dedicated advisors at Straight Away Travel are here to book your pre and post port stays for your next cruise vacation! We take pride in taking care of everything for you, so you can set off on your vacation without a care in the world. Your seaside adventure awaits! 

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