Comfortable Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Beach

The Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites is ideally situated in Fort Lauderdale whatever your reason for visiting. Business travelers will appreciate our proximity to the airport and local convention centers, while one of the most appealing attractions near our hotel, Fort Lauderdale Beach, beckons to everyone with its white sand beaches and warm water. Below is a list of attractions and fun things to do near our hotel.


The BEST WESTERN PLUS Fort Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites is conveniently located approximately 3 miles from the Port Everglades Cruise Ship Terminal. This port, serving millions of happy travelers every year, is equipped with 11 cruise terminals and is known for being one of the most diverse ports in America. With world-class service and a variety of destinations to choose from, Port Everglades is bound to be your number one choice. Before you set off on your exotic adventure, relax and enjoy the comfortable amenities offered at The BEST WESTERN PLUS Fort Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites. We offer an extremely convenient place to call home between your flight and cruise departure.


Sawgrass Mills Mall is the largest outlet, value retail, and entertainment destination in Florida, offering 350 stores that stock all your favourite brands including Guess, Prada, Puma, Kenneth Cole and many others, all at incredible factory outlet savings! Take a break from shopping at our two food courts or one of our six full-service restaurants that offer an expansive range of culinary treats. Family friendly entertainment includes the Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX theatre, The Billiard Club, GameWorks, and Wannado City. Best of all, Sawgrass Mills Mall is only minutes from our BEST WESTERN PLUS hotel, Fort Lauderdale beach, and all the other sights and attractions of the area, so you can easily fit it into your day. 


Just minutes from the hotel, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a sparkling oasis of white sand, rolling surf, and year-round entertainment. Stroll along the coastline and enjoy the varied restaurants, cafes, and shops, or pass the time wind surfing, jet skiing, snorkelling and more! If relaxation is more your speed, stake out a place on the sand and watch the waves roll in.


 Just a short drive from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Fort Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites is the jewel of Fort Lauderdale – Las Olas Boulevard! Spend a day exploring the charming boutiques or receive the royal treatment at one of the local spas. After a hard day’s work unwind at one of Las Olas Boulevard’s fantastic dining choices. From fine dining to local diners, the restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard offer much to choose from. You’ll find a variety of Italian, Greek, Asian, French and more! Let loose and work off that meal while dancing the night away at one of the local hot-spots before returning to your comfortable bed at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Fort Lauderdale Airport South Inn & Suites.


Treat yourself to an unforgettable afternoon drifting over the ocean on a state-of-the art catamaran. Tropical Sailing offers a number of cruise packages that will delight any age. The friendly and knowledgeable staff always draws rave reviews from passengers, as does the mix of on-board entertainment. Sip an ice-cold beverage on the deck, go swimming or snorkelling, or take a trip to a local island. Less than five miles from the hotel, Fort Lauderdale Beach, and other attractions, this is a great addition to a sightseeing day trip.


Fort Lauderdale's world famous waterways have earned the nickname "The Venice of America". One great way to experience the intricate system of canals and rivers is by taking a water taxi cruise. Your ticket enables you to hop on and hop off all day. The crew, who are intimately familiar with the area, will love to help you plan activities that will keep everyone in your family happy.


Experience the history and culture of the area at Bonnet House. Originally constructed as a winter retreat by the wealthy Birch family, today the house stands as a monument to the architecture and design of the 1920s and 1930s. Archaeological evidence from the grounds and elsewhere dates human activity as far back as 2000 BC, suggesting this site was one of the first sites of Spanish contact with the New World. Bonnet House is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the area.


Behind its unassuming façade, the Elbo Room is one of South Florida's most legendary bars. Established in 1938, and rising to prominence in the movie "Where the Boys Are," this is definitely the place to go for a few drinks and a great atmosphere. The Elbo Room hosts live bands almost every day of the week, and DJs spinning classic rock and modern hits keep the mood up otherwise. A quick cab ride from our hotel, Fort Lauderdale beach is just across the road from the patio, making this the perfect place for an evening out with your buddies.


  • 1.7 miles from GFA Fishing Hall of Fame
  • 1.7 miles from Patrick J. Meli Aquatic Park
  • 1.9 miles from Private Scuba Lessons
  • 3.2 miles from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 3.5 miles from Hollywood Beach
  • 6.5 miles from Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
  • 6.8 miles from Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • 7.5 miles from Broward Mall
  • 7.8 miles from Hard Rock Stadium
  • 8.1 miles from the Swap Shop Flea Market
  • 18.6 miles from American Airlines Arena
  • 19.1 miles from Marlins Park



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