Can you help? I need a great hotel in Ft. Lauderdale that has free shuttles to and from the airport. Any idea?
You can definitely get a hotel with shuttle service; however, for that rate you are limiting yourself to a low star rated hotel. (Best Western, Clarion Suites). I have stayed there many times and many different hotels and even some of them for over $250 per night offer mediocre amenities and service. (the most I've ever spent there was $350 per night)
Your best bet is to definitely go on line and do extensive searches for hotesl in FLL, then go to their websites. I think if you up what you are willing to spend you will have a better experiencel. When I stayed at a Best Western there (many moons ago) I didn't even take off my flip flops in the shower..Hotels of the same caliber with lower rates that I've stayed at: Marco Polo Ramada in Sunny Isles (which would be considered the beginning on North Miami I guess), Sheraton Yankee Clipper, Clarion Suites at Lauderdale by the Sea.. lots of the rooms can be dingy, mildew in the shower, etc. Treat yourself to something a little better (and if you want better hotel options,, send me a message.. those I know.. lol), and if you can't, then make the best of it!!! (You can also go to Publix and by lysol and spray everything.. (if you're a germaphob like me)
Have a great time!!!