The last time i cruised i got a hotel through priceline, (Last May) for only $45, about $60 with tax at the Embassy Suites Airport. It was a great hotel, rooms were large, there was a free happy hour, a great pool, and inside there was a ton of plants and ponds where they had goldfish. I would stay there again in a heartbeat, I will be cruising again on Jan. 2nd in Miami and i have been looking at hotels in the area, but can't seem to find as good of a deal as last time, i suppose that's because i need a room on New Year's day. Good luck!
Priceline Downtown 3* Miami Hyatt Regency for 2 nights precruise Jan.21&22/05. US$46plus taxes&fees=$55/night It looks very nice on the Hyatt website and I have heard good things about it. Go to .betterbidding. and look around that helpful site for PL & Hotwire info. I still have to get 1 night postcruise in Miami still. Good luck.
NCL Jewel March 14/08(Southern Caribb.)VALOR Jan. 7 /07(Western Caribb. again!)
VALOR Jan/05-our first family cruise was great!
I stayed in that hotel in January for my last cruise. Got it on Priceline for $40 per night. It was extremely nice- we felt like we were ripping off the Hyatt for being there so cheaply, the service was topnotch and we got an excellent room with a small terrace.
If you want to see a list of hotels from Priceline, go to this site biddingfortravel.com. They will list what hotels are available in all the different locations and zones. Also there, you can see what hotels people have won, how much, and what date.
For a list of hotels from Hotwire, go to this site betterbidding.com. You can match the hotels listed there against Hotwire by comparing the list of amenities.