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Old June 28th, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Default Pre-cruise hotel near port in Miami?

Can anyone recommend a good hotel for a one-night pre-cruise stay in Miami? I read that the Hyatt is nice and only about 2 miles (short taxi ride) from the port. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old June 28th, 2009, 10:02 PM
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On the high end is the Intercontinental. The Holiday Inn across from Bayfront is ok, too.

Just a few blocks in from either of these is a grocery/drug store to get last minute needs.

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Originally Posted by Phil&Liz
On the high end is the Intercontinental. The Holiday Inn across from Bayfront is ok, too.

Just a few blocks in from either of these is a grocery/drug store to get last minute needs.

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We stayed at the Holiday Inn it's across the street from Bubba Gumps. It's not super nice, but it was good for a one night stay.
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I am also lookinf for a place to stay in Miami. We are cruising on the Liberty OTS in November.

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My recommendation is to use Priceline:

Bid 4* on the Miami Downtown area: Start at $75 and you will probably get: The Hyatt, Radisson or Marriott.

Go to Biddingfortravel.com for some great information on how to bid.

I have stayed at each of these hotels, plus the Intercontinental, and they are all nice hotels and less than a $10 cab ride to the port. The Radisson, Marriott and Intercontinental all have port view rooms.

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Old July 9th, 2009, 08:44 PM
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I've stayed at the Marriott (careful, as the hotel, when we were there last Feb was not well marked-- some other name out front, and difficult for friends to find). It is across the road from the port entrance, but then it's a longer road to the ship, so the cab will still run $10 -- skip the vans, get a cab, as the vans will charge you more as they do pp). There is a very nice outdoor canal front restaurant a short half block away, and a Walgreen's across the street for last minute needs. I found the hotel very nice.
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Last year we stayed at LaQuinta Miami Airport East. They picked us up at the airport, and had a free shuttle to the port the next day. There is a restaurant just a walk across the parking lot. Light breakfast in the morning. Very clean and nice rooms. Great staff. But make sure you book the correct LaQuinta as there is at least one more LaQuinta at the airport.
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Stayed at the Sixty Sixty resort pre-cruise at a really good price, $60 through expedia. Highly recommended.
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