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Doubletree has balconies overlooking pier , agree this is covered more under Florida 

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Hampton Inn Brickell  is our favourite

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The Marriott next door to the Doubletree also offers some rooms with a view of the port. Hampton Inn Mary Brickell and other nearby hotels offer lots of local dining and shopping options.


Dates, budget, and other details would help the suggestions to be closer to your target.

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We really enjoyed the JW Marriott Marquis. This trip we're trying the Kimpton Epic.

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Not in  conjunction with a cruise, but we've stayed several times at Hotel El Paseo in Miami Beach. It's a small quaint boutique hotel with a bit of European charm, very reasonable rates, very walkable to the beach, dining, shopping etc. However, they do NOT have a pool or restaurant...don't know if that's a deal breaker or not. You can check it out on line.

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Unfortunately you didn't mention price range and that is a big factor when it comes to what hotel to recommend.  


I like staying in downtown Miami and this is a listing of hotels that I have pulled together to consider and it ranges from lower to mid price to higher price hotels.


They are all within about one mile of each other.


Close to the Port:



Marriott Marquis (about six years old)

Epic Hotel (priciest of the ones I am mentioning). Avoid a room on a lower floor as you may hear quite a bit of noise from a nearby bridge.

Holiday Inn (some like it but I would recommend the other two)

Hyatt (I like the location better of the first three even though it is close by)


These hotels are about five minutes from the port.  Near restaurants and CVS Pharmacy which is good to pick up last minute items and near a Whole Foods.  


Just a couple of minutes further from the port


Mandarin Oriental (priciest of the ones mentioned).  Private man made beach.


About 10 minutes from the port or maybe 15 depending on traffic but relatively close so no worries.


JW Marriott

Conrad Hilton

Hyatt Centric


East Miami (relative new hotel so doesn't get mentioned much and is near the new Brickell Centre.  More on Brickell in a moment.)  Also the SLS Lux Brickell is nearby.


And then just another few minutes away 


Four Seasons (like Mandarin a bit pricier then most I've listed) but in a very quiet location.

Hampton Inn (a lot of value here.  It is not a full service hotel but it is a nice Hampton and includes breakfast)


The last group of hotels I have mentioned starting with Mandarin Oriental and ending with Hampton Inn are near lots of restaurants.


There is Mary Brickell Village and right near there are lots of restaurants and also near two CVS Pharmacies (JW Marriott right next to a 24 hour one) and near Publix (there are two in the area) where you can pick up lots of last minute items.


Then there is the new Brickell Centre which opened last in 2016.  Lots of stores and restaurants.


I have stayed at some of these hotels and have been inside each and everyone.


Again, they represent a wide range of price points.






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To me, Intercontinental represents the word "nice."  Will be there in November.  Hampton Inn in Brickell is fine but for some reason I prefer Intercontinental.

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