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Old 02-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hotel Recos for Miami/stay & cruise option?

Hi all!

My family's cruise out of Miami on the Wonder is at the end of the month with a 5 year old and 2 year old. So excited as it's our first!

The one thing I have not booked yet is a hotel to stay at the night prior to the cruise. Any recommendations? I've heard that parking at the Port of Miami is pricey - anyone stay at a hotel in Miami recently that used a stay & cruise option where they let you keep your car onsite for free & included transportation to/from the Port? I am mainly concerned about the timeliness of transportation to the port as I can see my other half getting antsy if we have to wait a long time to get picked up & still have about a 3 hour drive ahead of us to get home.

Thanks in advance!
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I would be interested in hearing recommendations for this as well.
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I've done some research on this. I'm finding that none of the hotels offer transportation back to the hotel from the port after the cruise.

A friend recommended the Hampton Inn Blue Lagoon. She said the parking is great - it's a garage with a gated entry. It seems pricy (~$-150), but we are used to paying for parking at PC ($120), so it almost seems like a bargain since its a room and offers breakfast. Haven't booked it yet. I have heard others here using a La Quinta there as well.

There's also portofmiamicruiseparking.com

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
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Thank you for this information! We are currently booked at the Holiday Inn across from the port. I have also looked into the portofmiamiparking.com website that you mentioned. What a great deal! I can't search right now (function is down again), but I'm wondering if it's a good, safe lot and worth parking there?? Does anyone have personal experience with that lot? Or is it better to leave the car at the hotel (I'm sure there's a higher rate)? Thank you!
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Thank you for this information! We are currently booked at the Holiday Inn across from the port. I have also looked into the portofmiamiparking.com website that you mentioned. What a great deal! I can't search right now (function is down again), but I'm wondering if it's a good, safe lot and worth parking there?? Does anyone have personal experience with that lot? Or is it better to leave the car at the hotel (I'm sure there's a higher rate)? Thank you!
Try this thread:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3057232

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Just what I needed to know--thank you!
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