When traveling to the Fort Lauderdale area, it’s nice to save room in your budget for things like bikinis, key lime pie and palm tree paperweights. To keep your wallet loaded with cash for such extras, the region offers plenty of lodging venues for bargain-seeking travelers. Most cheap hotels in Browars also offer attractive perks. Pools. Free parking. And, yum, free breakfasts.
After sifting through the wide variety of properties, here are our Top Budget-Friendly Broward Hotels. Rates were accurate at the time the story was published, and can change according to availability and season.
Near the Slots & Tracks
We found two good choices for folks interested in visiting the Seminole Hard Rock Casino or Gulfstream Park without the resort price tag. These hotels also draw folks cruising from Port Everglades, going to football games at Sun Life Stadium and are also conveniently located near the Ft. Lauderdale Airport.
Holiday Inn, Ft. Lauderdale Airport
Enjoy the tropical pool area and Jacuzzi in between visits to the Casinos, use their fitness center or visit the nearby Topeekeegee Yugni Park while staying at this Holiday Inn. Amenities include complimentary coffee and tea in lobby, free WiFi, free parking and free airport shuttle. Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner and there is also a bar on site. Rooms have refirferator, microwave, flat screen TV and a pillow menu. Some rooms have hot tubs and hotel has ADA compliant rooms and other accessibility features. Nightly rates from $85. Click to check rates and for more info.
Situated by a scenic lake, near shopping and restaurant and right off I-95. Amenities include free continental breakfast, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, health club, motorized water craft on site and free airport shuttle. Rooms are well equipped with such useful amenities as a video game console, free WiFi, coffee maker and ironing equipment. Rates as low as $85/night. Click to check rates and to book a room at La Quinta Inn.
Near Great Outlet Shopping
La Quinta Inn & Suites have not one, but two locations very close to the Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall and both of them offer very reasonable nightly rates, the better to free up your cash for the fabulous deals you will find while shopping at this mega mall. Should you be int he mood for some Scandinavian flair you will find an IKEA nearby as well. Both hotels are also located near the BB&T Center, home of the Florida Panthers Hockey team and often host to concerts.
La Quinta Inn & Suites at Sawgrass
Amenities here include an outdoor pool, free breakfast, free parking and free WiFi. There is a fitness center and self serve laundry on site and rooms have microwaves, coffee makers and refrigerators. Rates start as low as $79/night. Click to check for current rates and to make a booking.
Enjoy free continental breakfast before you head out for a day of shopping and a dip in their outdoor pool afterwards to soothe and stretch your muscles after carrying all those shopping bags full of bargains. Comfortable rooms offer free wifi, fridge and microwave and premium TV channels. Access to a nearby fitness center, bike rentals and golf. Rates start at $79/night. Click to find availability and more info.
Snooze Before a Cruise
Conveniently located near Port Everglades, as well as the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport, our picks for your pre or post cruise lodgings include shuttle service to and from the ports be it the aerial or aquatic versions as well a shuttles to local points of interest. With rates starting at $57.00/night you should be able to save $$ for what really counts on your tropical vacation; a big bottle of sunscreen. Take a look below at some of your lodging options:
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruiseport
Bustling budget hotel that offers shuttles, not only to the cruise port and airport but also to area shopping and beaches. Lots of different room types to choose from and at their low rates you may be able to afford the in room Jacuzzi suite. Complimentary breakfast, free WiFi and premium TV channels. Bar, restaurant, gift shop, fitness room and business center available on site. There is also an outdoor pool area. Nightly rates from $57. Click to find out more or to book a room.
Free Continental breakfast, free WiFi and free parking are all available at this reasonable and basic choice near Port Everglades. Room amenities include pillow-top beds, black out drapes and coffee/tea makers. Enjoy their pool or picnic areas. Pool bar and indoor bar/lounge. Airport & Cruiseport shuttles. Rates from $63.00/night. Click to find out more and book a room.
Near the Beach, Hollywood
With 7 miles of white sandy beaches, a 2.5 mile long boardwalk, lined with ocean-view cafes and bustling with joggers and pedestrians as well as outfits offering all kinds of water based activities, Hollywood Beach is the perfect vacation spot for a fun and relaxing Florida vacay. Best of all, the area has lots of small and charming properties that will not break the bank even thought they are close to the beach.
3o Room property with pool offers spacious standard rooms or suites with kitchens. Only one block from the beach and the Hollywood Beach boardwalk and near local trolley service, restaurants and shops. Free WiFi, complimentary parking and baby sitting services are some of the amenities you will find here. Rates starting at $72.00/night. Click to find out more and to check availability.
Small 10 room property right by Hollywood beach. Most rooms are spacious and have fully equipped kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves and kitchen utensils. Free WiFi, beach sun loungers and parking. Rates start at $74/night. Click to find out more and to check availability at the Dolphin Hollywood.
Near the Beach, Fort Lauderdale
Chances are you have seen the iconic images of the wavy, white washed Fort Lauderdale ocean front promenade and the gorgeous palm lined beach beyond it. If you are planning on visiting it in person there are some great lodging options both within walking distance of the beach and within budget. As an extra bonus our budget recommendations get ratings of “Excellent” to “Outstanding” by happy guests. How is that for a deal?
Choose from multiple configurations of studios and suites, most with kitchenettes, at this 3 building property. Pool, picnic & BBQ areas. Complimentary WiFi, beach and pool umbrellas and beach towels. Laundry facilities on-site as well a self parking. Beach is only two blocks away and property is near shopping and restaurants. Children under 18 stay free in same rooms as adults. Rates start at $79/night. Click for more info and to search availability.
This is another 3 building property with multiple room configurations to choose from, mostly large and airy rooms with kitchenettes. Pool & picnic areas. In a quiet setting as the name suggests but still only 5 minutes from the beach and about one mile to busy shops and restaurants. Complimentary WiFi, beach and pool umbrellas and beach towels. Laundry facilities on-site as well a self parking. Beach is only two blocks away. Rates from $89/night. Click for availability and more info.
Near the Beach North Broward
Fishing for Pompano in Pompano (yes, the fish is from here), snorkeling a three tier reef right of the beach and enjoying street festivals and charming piers are but some of the options you will find North of Fort Lauderdale. With quaint and inexpensive hotels lining the coast, this a penny pincher’s dream vacation spot. Check out some of our lodging finds, below:
How often do you see a budget hotel with a close to 5 star rating? The Budget Lodge, situated right on the beach in Pompano manages this feat, seemingly due to great staff – it is a family run operation, clean rooms, a small but well maintained pool and a great location. Basic no frills rooms with small kitchenettes, free WiFi and premium bedding. Picnic and BBQ areas, free parking and beach umbrellas are some of the amenities. Rates starting as low as $65/night. Click to find out more and check availability.
Yet another highly rated option, The Breakaway Inn offers charm, cleanliness and friendly service in a convenient location one block from the beach, shops and restaurants. Cute garden area with picnic tables, BBQs, sun loungers by the pool and a tennis court add to the allure of this property. Rooms have full kitchens and free WiFi and are non smoking. Rates start at $69/night. Click to check availability and to get more information.
We pick hotels based on several criteria, looking for hotels that have mostly positive ratings and range in the level of good to excellent while also offering good value. We search for the lowest rates available at the time of publication but as is common with hotels, rates fluctuate based on the season and whether there are any special events or conventions in town.
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