I actually just booked reservations there for my cruise in January, and asked those same questions of the reservation agent. There is no transportation provided to and from the airport. She said it was about 20-25 dollars for a taxi to and from MIA. I am under the impression that Bayside is within walking distance. And finally, even though the cruise ship terminal is real close, a taxi must be taken at a cost of 6 to 8 dollars.
I hope I was able to help you a little.
Here is a link to the Best Western Bayside Inn. They offer both airport and cruise port complimentary transportation and also continental breakfast. They have cruise packages if you need to park your car for the week. Yes the HI is the closest one to the port but the BW is only 3.3 miles away but you could walk to Seaport Village from the BW.
I've stayed here a couple times and always will because of the location across the street from Bayside. For food, just go to Bayside, they have lots of restaurants, we ate all our meals over there, including breakfast the morning of the cruise. You can see the port from the hotel, it is not within walking distance. Taxi is $8 to get to the ship. Taxi from the airport to the hotel is $21 and it is a flat rate. The Best Western Bayside was sold and is now the Holiday Inn Bayside. Here is the linK; www.marinaparkhotel.com
Be sure and get your coupon book for Bayside Marketplace, you can save lots of money.
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Okay, which HI Bayside are we talking about. My info was for San Diego but Troy is saying something about Miami. Then Irish Girl says the BW was sold and I just called them the other day and they answered BW. I'm a little confused.
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