Hotels near Florida Atlantic University
Looking for affordable accommodation options before, during, or after your semester at Florida Atlantic University - Fort Lauderdale? In an area known for its glamorous hotels and swanky hotels, it can be difficult to find a place that is wallet friendly - especially for students. However, if you do your research, there are plenty of options available to the budget visitor.
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University’s Convenient Location

Florida Atlantic University (FAU), has six campuses across Florida. The Fort Lauderdale campus is conveniently located in central Fort Lauderdale with easy access to the airport, the waterfront, and the beach. Multiple bus routes get you quickly around the city. Due to its easy accessibility, there are many hotel options at friendlier price points outside of the city core. Near the airport, there are many chain hotels including Holiday Inn and Quality Inn and Suites, which offer reliable services at affordable prices.

Getting to Florida Atlantic University - Fort Lauderdale

The most convenient way to get to Florida Atlantic University is by flying directly to the Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport. A regional airport, it makes for a smooth and easier flying experience, however, there are not that many airlines serviced by this airport. Hoping on the #1 bus from the airport will get you to campus in 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can fly into Miami International Airport. A larger airport and serviced by many airline carriers, Miami International is a short 45 minute drive away. You can also get to Fort Lauderdale from Miami by taking the Tri-Rail.

Hostels and Affordable Motels

Hostels are readily available around the city, however, they’re not located in Central Fort Lauderdale. Most are located in South Fort Lauderdale or along the water. For the best proximity to the university, consider The Chocolate Five Star Hostel and Crew House located just south of Florida Atlantic University, a short bus or car ride away. While it is a hostel, they also offer private apartment rentals with all the amenities of home. 

There are also a couple of nearby motels at affordable prices. The Oasis Motel is just south of the university campus and features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and an entertainment center. The Tropicana Hotel is also a great choice north of campus. While slightly further away from campus, this property offers competitively low rates.

Consider an Extended Stay Hotel

For longer term stays, there are a number of Extended Stay America hotels available throughout the city. Designed especially for the student in mind, these hotels allow you to stay in a comfortable facility until a more permanent housing solution can be found. They’re also great for visiting family and friends who are looking for an apartment-like rental, but with all the amenities and service of a hotel. The closest Extended Stay America hotel to FAU is located at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and Cruise Port. Discount rates are available if you book early or book for longer stays.

Vacation Rentals Offer the Most Savings

There are plenty of vacation rental options in Fort Lauderdale through Airbnb. Rental options are found throughout the city, with many just a short walking distance away from the university campus. For the most savings, book a private room through Airbnb, especially if you're a student traveling alone and getting set up for the new semester. As a family, vacation rentals give you more space at a good price. Book early to guarantee your accommodations if you’re visiting during peak times like the beginning and end of semester.