Broward Navy Days Fleet Week

Fleet Week

During Fleet Week 2014, more than 2,000 South Florida students, residents and veterans will tour the visiting Navy and Coast Guard ships. Unfortunately, due to security restrictions at Port Everglades, tours must be reserved well in advance and each visitor must undergo security clearance. Souvenirs from the ships will be available for sale (cash only)- either on the ship or at a table near the exit.

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Premier Events

Miami International Boat Show

The Miami International Boat show is Florida’s largest annual eventa and spans 3 locations. The show features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. No matter what type of boating you prefer you will find it at the Miami International Boat Show. This 5 day event includes the latest in powerboats, sailboats, marine engines, cutting-edge electronics, accessories, and the best in nautical gifts, services and apparel.

Don’t miss your chance to compare make and models as well as purchase the latest in accessories and gear. This event is a once a year experience and there is no better time to buy.

Stir your passion  for boating and the boating lifestyle at the Welcome to the Water Center which includes Boating 101, Advanced Seminars, Discover Boating for under $250/Month. Discover boating features clinics and seminars to help you get started in boating and improve your seamanship. If sports fishing is your passion then visit the Big Game room. Sponsored by SIMRAD it features everything for sport fishing, from boats and gear to seminars and clinics.

Don’t miss your opportunity to stay close to the action when you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port.

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BB&T Center Florida

BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center) Florida

Bank Atlantic CenterLocated just twenty minutes from the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel is the BB&Tc Center, where the whole family can experience shows, concerts, events, and Florida Panthers Hockey.

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The BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center) was constructed in just a 26-month timeframe, with the contract stating that it needed to be ready for the 1998 Florida Panthers Hockey season. Construction took over 2.3 million hours and the workers are proud to say that it was all done without a single injury. The facility seats over 19,000 fans in cushioned theatre-style seats. There are also 70 suites available and at 650 square feet, they are some of the largest in the country. There are over 7,000 parking spaces available, as well as an area for bus and group parking.

When the Panthers aren’t taking the ice, the BB&T Center hosts a variety of events and family entertainment. Artists who have performed at the BB&T Center include Michael Buble, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, and Taylor Swift. Family events include Disney on Ice, Olympic Skaters, and Smuckers Stars on Ice. The center can also be rented for parties, cocktail receptions, or larger events. Group ticket prices are available and are a great idea for family reunions or business incentives. Please visit the BB&T Center official site for a complete calendar of events and ticket information.

After an exciting day out and about in the Florida sunshine, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel is the ideal place to relax, be comfortable, and feel at home. Our deluxe suites and warm, inviting atmosphere welcome you to the hotel. Our complimentary Suite Start® breakfast, Welcome Home® reception, outdoor heated pool with barbecue grills and putting green, and fitness center help you relax and stay fit.

Guests staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port hotel may be eligible for Hilton HHonors points and rewards. Reservations booked through this web site are backed by the Best Rate Guaranteed Hilton Promise.

Broward County Convention Center

Broward County Convention Center

Broward County Convention Center - Exterior SailfishLocated just eleven minutes from the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel is the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, featuring cutting-edge professional meeting technology.

The Broward County Convention Center is ideal for meetings of all types and sizes, including trade shows, seminars and sporting tournaments.  The introduction of video conferencing, satellite down linking and a Cyber Café means all your conference, meeting and convention needs are fulfilled.  With the scenic Intra-coastal Waterway as a backdrop, this multi-level complex boasts 600,000 square feet of exhibit and event space.  High-tech services also include teleconferencing, high-speed wireless Internet access and digital and business-grade telephone services.

The Broward County Convention Center fulfills any catering needs with a five-star food and beverage department, which is particularly renowned for its carved ice sculptures.  Catering options include gourmet-seated meals and a selection of breakfast, lunch and snack carts.  The professionally trained and highly experienced staff at the convention center pays close attention to all the details to ensure every event is a complete success for both the host and their guests.

After a busy day at the Convention Center, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel is the ideal place to relax, be comfortable, and feel at home. Our deluxe suites and warm, inviting atmosphere are a welcome retreat.  Our complimentary Suite Start® breakfast, Welcome Home® Dinner, outdoor heated pool with barbecue grills, putting green, and fitness center help you relax and stay fit.

Guests staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port hotel are eligible for Hilton HHonors® points and rewards. Reservations booked through this web site are backed by the Best Rate Guarantee™.

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

row of sailboats in water - Ft. Lauderdale FL Boat ShowOne of the biggest events in Fort Lauderdale each year is the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and staying at the Homewood Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port is the perfect location to put you right in the middle of the excitement!

With more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is the largest in the world and spans six different venues, including Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Broward County Convention Center, Hall of Fame Marina and Las Olas Marina.  Typically held annually in October, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show has been going on for over 50 years and exhibits over 3 billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, and marine equipment, on both land and sea. Virtually every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide is represented.

Boating enthusiasts from all over the globe come to the Fort Lauderdale area for the boat show and enjoy the Show’s Transportation Network of water taxis, riverboats and bus shuttles while they are in town. Discounted passes are available for all-day transportation. Tickets are required for most events but the Yacht and Brokerage Show is always a free event and is open to the public. Tickets are available well in advance at discounted prices with children’s pricing as well. For this year’s dates, schedule of events, ticket information, and participants, simply click here.

After an exciting day among the boats, come back to land at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel, the ideal place to relax, be comfortable, and feel at home. Our deluxe suites and warm, inviting atmosphere welcome you to the hotel. Our complimentary Suite Start® breakfast, Welcome Home® reception, outdoor heated pool with barbecue grills and putting green, and fitness center help you relax and stay fit.

Guests staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port hotel are eligible for Hilton HHonors points and rewards. Reservations booked through this web site are backed by the Best Rate Guaranteed Hilton Promise.

Fort Lauderdale Golf Courses

Fort Lauderdale Golf Courses

golf ball on tee with club - Fort Lauderdale Area Golf CoursesThe Fort Lauderdale weather and rich terrain are perfect conditions for some of the best golfing in the country. When you stay with us at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel, you are within close proximity to many area courses. We have listed a few of our favorites here to get you started.

The Golf Club at Emerald Hills

  • Phone: 1-954-961-4000
  • 18 holes
  • Par for course: 72

Hillcrest Golf and Country Club

  • Phone: 1-954-987-5000
  • 18 holes
  • Par for course: 72

Jacaranda Golf Club

  • Phone: 1-954-472-5836
  • 36 holes
  • Par for course: 72

Eco Glub Golf Course

  • Phone: 1-954-922-8755
  • 9 holes, 2,265 yards
  • Par for course: 36

Sunset Golf

  • Phone: 1-954-923-2008
  • 9 holes, 2,800 yards
  • Par for course: 35

Orangebrook Golf and Country Club

  • Phone: 954-967-4653
  • 36 holes, 13, 198
  • Par for course(s): 72

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) Expansion

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) Expansion

Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Guests in town for vacation or working on the FLL Airport Expansion project, will appreciate being just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) when they stay at our Homewood Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port hotel. No need to worry about rental cars, parking fees, or airport transportation – we offer complimentary airport shuttle service for all guests staying with us every hour on the hour!
Over 23 million annual passengers find a variety of airline carriers providing international and domestic flight service through Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Amenities at the airport include ample parking, car rentals, ADA services, currency exchange, wireless services, public baggage storage, medical services, elevators, telephones, and much more. The international airport also offers comprehensive aircraft services for private and corporate airlines including repairs, fuel, courtesy vehicles, food and beverage, and lounges for crew members.

Visit the FLL Air website for more information about the airport and the expansion project.

Whether you’re in town to enjoy the Sunshine State, stopping over to get on board a cruise ship, or on business for the Ft. Lauderdale Airport expansion or other work assignments, we are an ideal choice for all suite accommodations when traveling for business or pleasure. Our hotel near FLL offers you an at-home experience when you’re on the road. We allow you to customize your stay by selecting the floor plan that meets your travel needs with a choice of comfortable studio suites, or spacious one- or two-bedroom suites. View our Ft Lauderdale Suites page to find your best fit.

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Government Per Diem Hotel

Government Per Diem Hotel

saluting solider in front of flying American flag - government per diem hotel

Our prime location just 1 mile from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) makes us the optimal choice when traveling to Fort Lauderdale Florida on government business.
Our all-suite hotel provides premium amenities and services that will make any length of stay comfortable and enjoyable.  Save your daily per diem meal allowance and take advantage of our complimentary breakfast and Welcome Home® dinner. When your government assignment brings you to the area, choose the Homewood Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port hotel for these value-added features:

  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service & evening Restaurant Shuttle
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Daily complimentary Suite Start™ full hot breakfast
  • Welcome Home® Dinner (Monday – Thursday)
  • Professional Business Center
  • Precor® Fitness Center
  • Sparkling Outdoor Pool (heated)
  • Putting green
  • Barbeque Grills
  • Full kitchen (full-size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher, coffee maker, place settings for four)
  • Grocery Shopping Service
  • 32-inch LCD-HD TV with high definition programming
  • MP3 ready alarm clock radio
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Neutrogena® bath amenities
  • Serta Perfect Sleeper Suite Dreams® Beds

After a busy day of meetings and contract negotiations, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel is the ideal place to relax, be comfortable, and feel at home. Our deluxe suites and warm, inviting atmosphere are a welcome retreat.  Our complimentary Suite Start® breakfast, Welcome Home® Dinner (serving beer and wine), outdoor heated pool with barbecue grills, putting green, and fitness center help you relax and stay fit.

Guests staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port hotel are eligible for Hilton HHonors® points and rewards. Reservations booked through this web site are backed by the Best Rate Guarantee™.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

doctors looking at x-ray - Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

It’s not always a vacation that may bring you to the Fort Lauderdale area. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial is just 5 miles from the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port hotel, making us the perfect choice for an extended stay Florida hotel when you are here for testing or to be with a loved one.
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The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital opened in 1992, with Joe DiMaggio himself cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Since that time the facility has risen in the ranks to become one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation and one of only a few able to perform special procedures for cranial abnormalities, heart catheterization, and open-heart surgery. In addition to these specialized areas, the hospital also has services for Cystic Fibrosis, Nephrology and Hypertension, Cancers, Neuroscience, and Orthopedics. For a complete list of procedures and treatments available, visit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital website.

The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is dedicated to caring for the entire family and not just the patient. Available services include a gift shop, cafeteria and snack area, ATM machines, language translation, pharmacy, telephones, and valet parking. The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital utilizes a Children’s Bill of Rights, recognizing that while children require different health care than adults, they should be treated with respect and dignity.

A long day at the hospital can be exhausting and you need to be refreshed for your loved ones. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel is the ideal place to relax, be comfortable, and feel at home. Our deluxe suites and warm, inviting atmosphere welcome you to the hotel. Our complimentary Suite Start® breakfast, Welcome Home® reception, outdoor heated pool with barbecue grills and putting green, and fitness center help you relax and stay fit.

Guests staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port hotel are eligible for Hilton HHonors points and rewards. Reservations booked through this web site are backed by the Best Rate Guaranteed Hilton Promise.

Las Olas Boulevard Hotel

Las Olas Boulevard Hotel

Las Olas column on the beach - Las Olas Boulevard Hotel

One of the premier areas in the Fort Lauderdale area is Las Olas Boulevard. Less than 15 minutes from the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel, Las Olas Boulevard has it all: dining, shopping, art galleries, spas, and sightseeing.
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Las Olas is an historic area of Fort Lauderdale, rich in history and tradition, and home to charming boutiques, world-class dining, fashion, art galleries, sidewalk cafes, and yearly events. The annual Christmas celebration dates back almost 50 years! The area is within walking distance of the beach, where Las Olas Boulevard meets the Atlantic Ocean. Night or day, Las Olas is the place to be.

There are so many things to do on Las Olas Boulevard! Enjoy a wide variety of dining experiences for any budget or occasion (several eateries have patio dining right on the water). Browse the unique boutiques and shops cozied up along the aromatic landscaping and lush foliage and give yourself a treat or just a chance to relax, by choosing from the many pampering spas located along the boulevard. Take a romantic and leisurely stroll, enjoying the many art displays and galleries along the way. For more information about events and attractions, visit the official Las Olas web site.

After a great day of sightseeing along Las Olas Boulevard, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port hotel is the ideal place to relax, be comfortable, and feel at home. Our deluxe suites and warm, inviting atmosphere welcome you to the hotel. Our complimentary Suite Start® breakfast, Welcome Home® reception, outdoor heated pool with barbecue grills and putting green, and fitness center help you relax and stay fit.

Guests staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port hotel are eligible for Hilton HHonors points and rewards. Reservations booked through this web site are backed by the Best Rate Guaranteed Hilton Promise.