Miami pre-cruise hotel

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The different Marriott hotel brands at the airport are connected to a shuttle service for those going on cruises. There is a cost for the shuttle.
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Joined Mar 2011
We are staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown. Driving to Miami and booked the Stay and Cruise at this Hampton Inn which provides a shuttle to the cruise terminal and cuts parking cost in half ($ 11/day). Advised to take Uber back to the hotel when we get off the ship. With this hurricane hitting Cuba and Key West, you wonder what will be left to see. Keeping the people affected in our prayers.
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Joined Mar 2004
Originally posted by sidmansr
Do they have a stay & cruise package? We're looking for parking with a stay at each end of the cruise.
Here's some info I have compiled, taken mostly from Cruise Critic (Ports of Call section). I haven't stayed at any of these places; only know that they have been reported as having park and stay arrangements and/or shuttle to cruise port.

Park/cruise packages maybe available at:
Hilton Garden InnMiami Airport
Comfort Suites Miami Airport
HiltonMiami Downtown
Quality Inn MiamiAirport
Embassy Suites Miami Airport $174 plustax assume for Nov. 29 + 30 per website
Hampton Inn Coconut Grove
Hyatt Place Miami Airport West/Doral
Hampton Inn Miami Airport & are two sources to check for hotels offering cruise parking deals.

La Quinta East is budget place near MIA, popular with cruisers; offers free parking & one-way shuttle to POM. Free waffle breakfast. Taxi about $30 - Uber under $20. Hotel’s 5 miles W of downtown.

Embassy Suites awesome! I reviewed it here-

"We like Hampton Inn & Suites Blue Lagoon S of airport. There is free shuttle from airport. Taxi to pier approx $30. Ifpay higher room rate get shuttle to POM. Nice pool. Safe area. Good hot breakfast included. Across street is strip mall with grocery store, Starbucks, liquor store & good Italian restaurant. A block away is drug store. Fair price." (Shows $155 plus 13% tax.)

Distance between MIA & POM may seem small but there are few hotels in location conducive to offering shuttles to both. Hotels that offer port shuttles for free run on their schedule, odds are first ship they stop at is not yours, tend to overbook and/or not have any more luggage room, charge by person while taxi is by trip.