Originally Posted by Kuki
If you want to tour South Beach or even Bayside, I would go with Mike's advice. I'm not sure where the Extended Stay America is, but it could be fine too.
Staying anywhere out by the airport is quite far from South Beach, or much else.
Kuki, I stayed in this hotel last September. Very nice and quiet in the Brickell neighborhood near the port. I paid about $80 for the room. The rooms are equipped with a kitchen. This hotel is very clean and quiet. They offer free parking for the week. The shuttle to the port leaves around 11:00 AM and costs $10.00 per person. The down side was there is no restaurant in the hotel. It is within easy walking distance to an Italian restaurant.
The shuttle will not come and get you to come get your car at the end of the cruise but a taxi is only $14.00 from the port. Very safe place to park right arond the hotel. My car was right out front near the front door. the property is fenced in.