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One night pre cruise, south beach or downtown Miami ?

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One night pre cruise, south beach or downtown Miami ?

Arriving at Miami airport at 12:30 pm on a Friday and leaving the hotel the next day mid morning. Need to know best area to stay that offers a hotel with a pool and within walking distance to restaurants (no car). Walking distance to a beach would be a bonus so I guess that means south beach, but don't know that for sure. Looking for a moderate to expensively priced hotel for four people. So no Ritz Carleton but aware that we have to pay Miami prices. If you were spending one night in Miami and hadn't been there before, what would you recommend ? In our fifties, act like we are 4O. And hope to enjoy food and wine like we are 20.

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1. Re: One night pre cruise, south beach or downtown Miami ?

sadie>

Best way to get a specific answer is to enter trip dates and a budget per night into the TA search engine to find out about James Royal Palm, Sagamore, Surfcomber, Hilton Bentley or Z Ocean Hotels.

also

Search post code 33139 and see what sounds appealing.

One location closer to the port you might try is Mondrian Hotel which also has listings on vrbo.com

amazing pool deck, cool restaurants nearby and minutes to the ship.

AG

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2. Re: One night pre cruise, south beach or downtown Miami ?

Thanks again for your help. Our friends have decided against south beach so we are now looking for a hotel in Miami for one night Nov 15th. We'd like a nice pool and to be able to walk to a restaurant for dinner. Price range $175.00 - $250.00. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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3. Re: One night pre cruise, south beach or downtown Miami ?

Have a look at the Epic. I have chosen this with the same situation as yourselves (cruise next day). It sounds perfect!

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4. Re: One night pre cruise, south beach or downtown Miami ?

Thanks for your suggestion. We booked through Priceline and bid on a downtown hotel and got the JW Marriott Marquis for $160.00.

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5. Re: One night pre cruise, south beach or downtown Miami ?

sadie>

Good restaurant in the hotel or venture out to Fratelli Milano, Cvi.Che 105, Zuma, il Gabbiano etc

My guide is here:

www.tinyurl.com/PORT-AG

Bon Voyage!

AG

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