I chose this hotel because of its good rates and convenient location near the airport and the shopping mall next door. And I found that fit my needs perfectly for 2 days before my cruise. The hotel is a basic airport hotel/motel type of place. What it is not, is a resort/5-star hotel on or close to the beach and tourist areas.
The airport shuttle bus for this hotel serves other hotels too, so be sure you confirm the full name of THIS Best Western with the driver before you get on. Check-in was fast. Room was large and clean. The very good and adequate "free" breakfast included self-service waffles, yogurt, breads, coffee/tea, heated items, and some fruit. There is no restaurant and bar, but you can use the breakfast area to eat take-out food for lunch/dinner.
I didn't have a car, so I liked being able to walk to the Southland Shopping Center (strip-mall) next door.
General/discount shopping: Big Lots, Bealls Outlet, supermarket, liquor store, etc.
Food: Thai, pizza, Cuban, sports bar, Mac Donald's, Subway, Mediterranean, etc.
I was really glad that I chose this hotel and will stay here again when I go to Fort Lauderdale before a cruise. Highly recommended as a budget option if it matches your travel needs and style. less