Originally Posted by cruisedemon
Personally I've stayed at the hotels near the port and find all of them a bit dirty and run down. Not too mention way to expensive for what you get. I now just pay the price for transportation and stay in south beach. I arrive in early to take advantage of going to a nice place to eat and go to the beach. It's well worth it IMO.
I have done the same thing when out of Miami... Last time we stayed at the South Seas Hotel. It was ok room wise but in a nice beach front location with a nice pool area.
Our next trip we may try the Marriott that is right on Ocean Drive. Anybody have any other beach front gems that are maybe priced a bit better than the Marriott?