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We will be sailing out of Miami in April. We will be flying into Orlando 2 days before the cruise and looking for a place to stay a few nights prior. We were wanting to stay in the Ft Lauderdale area or somewhere on the coast. Anyone have a great recommendation?
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We flew into Orlando once for a FLL cruise, all my friends thought it was not so bright, but we really enjoyed this trip so much.

I am sharing what we did even though it's really not what you asked for. But perhaps you'll find some information you can use never the less.
We flew into FLL, rented one of those huge Dodge Durangos with a HEMI (this was not the best choice we could have made, but it was nice and had lots of room and drove well, but really sucked the gas) I would recommend rentalcars.com for very good prices on one way rentals. I found a great place called Regal Palms Resort. It's not in FLL, and it's not on a beach. But the drive to FLL was very easy the morning of our cruise.

Here's their website:
http://www.regalpalmsorlando.com/cgi...tent/home.html

I just checked, they have lots of promos right now and into the spring and they have a 4 bedroom condo for under $100 per night. Plus it is beautiful, They have a beautiful pool, lazy river, waterslide. On site restaurant. The condos are almost brand new, nicely equipped kitchens, comfy beds. I wouldn't mind going back and just stay there for a while.

We drove to the port the day of our cruise, left our luggage at the port, dropped the car off at FLL and the car rental has a free shuttle that will take you right to the ship. I think that the car rental places in MIA will shuttle you to the port as well. But it is worth asking to be certain.

Whatever you decide, have a great time.
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How far away was the hotel from Miami?
Thanks for all the great info!
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It's actually in Davenport Florida, which is just outside Orlando. I really loved it because it was quiet and tranquil, so unlike Florida lol! It's a four hour drive to Miami. We were sailing out of FLL so it was a bit closer, but not much. I really liked this place a lot or I wouldn't have chosen to make the drive, plus for as nice as it is, the price is insane!
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When I went I stayed at the Marriott BeachPlace Towers in FLL and couldn't say enough about it. The rooms were very nice and we had a beautiful balcony overlooking the beach, pool was good, price was reasonable. I'm looking to go back there before my next cruise out of MIA, I'd say it is worth checking out.
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Lou now you've done it! It's all your fault. D/H saw your post, so it looks like we're going back to the Regal Palms again! He wants to get the condo and stay a week in June while he attends a conference there...

Thanks for getting me an extra vacation this year!!! Life is good!
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When I went I stayed at the Marriott BeachPlace Towers in FLL and couldn't say enough about it. The rooms were very nice and we had a beautiful balcony overlooking the beach, pool was good, price was reasonable. I'm looking to go back there before my next cruise out of MIA, I'd say it is worth checking out.
I will check it out on the internet.
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Lou now you've done it! It's all your fault. D/H saw your post, so it looks like we're going back to the Regal Palms again! He wants to get the condo and stay a week in June while he attends a conference there...

Thanks for getting me an extra vacation this year!!! Life is good!
And you are very welcome!
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I have been great. How about you?
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