Originally Posted by billt
On our recent cruise, we stayed at the Embassy Suites by the airport in Miami. Nice hotel, but there was absolutely nothing around it for dinning and entertainment. Any suggestions for a nice hotel in Miami (not too pricey) with restuarants close by?
We always stay in what is termed the downtown area of Miami on Biscayne Blvd. It is a 5 minute ride to the cruise terminal. We use the Hilton, but the Mariott and a couple others are just around the corner and sit on the water looking across to the cruise ship terminals, and the Bayside Marketplace where there are many shops and restaurants facing the boat harbor with lots of outside seating. You can walk there from your hotel. There is an elevated tram, like a monorail, free, that loops around the downtown area. The area is walking distance to a large music and arts venue and the Miami Heat stadium. We have had many a pleasant stay watching the cruise ships sail in and out from our hotel room window.