Getting ready for the Voyager of the Seas - June 3rd. Cruise paid for, got our own airfare and got a great deal - I am going with a couple of friends and trying to find a hotel. Always fly in the day before and stay in South Beach. Last year, we were able to stay at the Loew's Miami Beach - beautiful hotel, great location. This year, finding it impossible to get a room at the nicer hotels. Must be a convention or music event going on that weekend.
I always get great advice from you guys, so here goes. Looking for a hotel that is...
1. New construction, not renovated art deco hotel (what my cruisemates want)
2. Complimentary airport shuttle, if possible (do any of the South Beach hotels have complimentary shuttles?)
3. On the beach but not too far away from south beach/port of Miami - for example, Fountainbleu is on Miami Beach but too far away. Also not to in the middle of the party scene either.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.