We stayed here in December 2008 for a night before our cruise. This hotel was an excellent value, very clean, very friendly and quick check-in. The beds were quite comfortable and it was so easy to access shopping, restaraunts or the beach with the water taxi down stairs or a bus or cab just steps form the lobby. It cost us only $6 each to get to the ship from here. Our room was in the waterview section and we could only see the large yachts parked out there. If you want to see the cruise ships stay in the water tower, but we were happy looking at those multi-million dollar boats. We were very tired that night so we missed what looked like a very fun time at the lounge by the Elements pool. We will definitely be staying here on our next trip to Fort Lauderdale.