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I will be flying into Miami the day before we leave on our cruise. Can anyone tell me in the miami area, which areas would be good to stay at. By the airport, south miami? any help?
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I highly recommend trying Priceline in Miami. Bid 4 STAR , downtown zone.
You get either InterContinental or Hyatt near to Bayside Market Place.. for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 plus. GREAT deal and excellent hotels.
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thanks, i will try that arear and with priceline. i have never used them, can you get good deals through priceline?
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thanks, i will try that arear and with priceline. i have never used them, can you get good deals through priceline?
One little word of warning and yes, we like to use them: they do charge a $10 fee and if something happens and you do not keep the reservation I think you lose your money.

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ps we also like to stay near the airport if you are not going to have time to do any shopping or sight seeing. Two places we have enjoyed very much: the Embassy suites and the Miami Airport Hilton. The Embassy suites features a 2 hour niightly managers cocktail party with appititzers and full cook to order breakfast.

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For Usd 80-85 you can get a room at the Red Roof Inn, and they have shuttle to/from airport and the port of Miami. Continetal breakfast included
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For Usd 80-85 you can get a room at the Red Roof Inn, and they have shuttle to/from airport and the port of Miami. Continetal breakfast included
Is that during high season? I was going to ask the op when they were going? Princes shoot up, sky high from Christmas til about a week after Easter, then low season kicks in and rates will drop by about 1/3. We paid $116 including taxes at the Hampton Inn in Plantation Fl about a year ago before sailing on HAL. Just 2 months later I had clients that paid $179 for the same hotel.

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okay, I have tried Priceline to find a hotel room. This is the first time that I have tried them. I tried 4 star as well as 3 star with no luck. The price that I went up to was $125. I need the room 3/14-3/16. Is this just a bad time to get a cheap hotel room, or is there something else that I need to try?
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okay, I have tried Priceline to find a hotel room. This is the first time that I have tried them. I tried 4 star as well as 3 star with no luck. The price that I went up to was $125. I need the room 3/14-3/16. Is this just a bad time to get a cheap hotel room, or is there something else that I need to try?
probably one of the worst weeks of the year: it is in the middle of Spring break for many schools and most colleges and the heights of spring training.

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Expedia is a good place to try but like nmnita said, up through April is way expensive.

Days Inn drops from 129.00 in March to 80.00 in May.
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You can also give hotwire.com a try, you can get great deals, but after you have made the payment, you will know which hotel it's going to be
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Suefish,,,I finally had to book a room in Ft. Lauderdale,,,I tried on priceline for several weeks but could not get a bite,,we are cruising on March 9th out of Miami ,,,,alot of folks were gettting good prices at the airport area. Have you checked on www.biddingfortravel.com ? They will give you lots of info on what has been coming up on priceline and how much to bid. That might help.
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Is staying in Ft. Lauderdale and taking a cab to Miami cheaper than just staying at the Miami airport?
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just an update: just tried Priceline again. This time they accepted my bid of $125 a night for 3-4 star hotel. The hotel that I got was the Sheraton Miami Mart hotel. Has anyone stayed there? Is this hotel in an area where there are things to do? How far from bayside market is it? Any info? Thanks
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Dan,,
I'm sure I could have stayed cheaper at Miami airport area,,,however we are flying into/outof Ft. Laud so I will have that cab ride anyhow We are staying on the beach in Ft. Laud a couple days b/4 the cruise.

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I'm sure I could have stayed cheaper at Miami airport area,,,however we are flying into/outof Ft. Laud so I will have that cab ride anyhow We are staying on the beach in Ft. Laud a couple days b/4 the cruise.

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Gotcha...I thought you were flying into Miami.

Our T/A did the same thing to us....had us flying into Ft. Lauderdale for a cruise leaving from Miami.
I did some checking on my own and found cheaper flights into Miami
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I'm sure I could have stayed cheaper at Miami airport area,,,however we are flying into/outof Ft. Laud so I will have that cab ride anyhow We are staying on the beach in Ft. Laud a couple days b/4 the cruise.

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Gotcha...I thought you were flying into Miami.

Our T/A did the same thing to us....had us flying into Ft. Lauderdale for a cruise leaving from Miami.
I did some checking on my own and found cheaper flights into Miami
not to mention as much as most of us dont' care for Miami Airport, Ft Lauderdale is not equipted to handle the cruise traffic on Sat and Sunday. It is total kais (is that the word?) BTW you need a new TA,

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When I was looking to fly to florida for the cruise, air fares were cheaper flying into ft. lauderdale. when it came time to book my air fare it had changed, it was then cheaper to fly into miami.
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