We're flying to Miami for one pre-cruise night's stay. Does anyone have any suggestions for a hotel with a good breakfast & reasonable transportation to the port? (Reasonable being a taxi <$20 or free shuttle).
There are a couple of them. The Biscayne Bay Marriott, the Hyatt and the Intercontinental. None of them have free shuttle service but all of them are quite close to the pier and they all have decent restaurants.
If you want to be on the beach you can try Priceline. We stayed at the Holiday Inn South Beach for $45. It was very nice. They had a breakfast buffet for about $7 and it was $20 to get to the pier. There are a couple of pictures of the hotel and beach area at http://community.webshots.com/user/jean_lynd