We're Marriott Rewards members (DH has Gold status from work travel) as well as AAA. The rate was $367, still expensive but the best rate I saw prior was $599. I booked directly on the Marriott website and it was a special Rewards Member rate. Even if you don't travel frequently, we've had great luck using Rewards rates over the last year or two -- saving more than the AAA rate. I jumped at the rate because we're on the 3/30 Easter cruise and I knew hotels would be expensive that weekend. We'd prefer to stay downtown vs by the airport, so that increases the price as well. My DH & I were planning a trip this summer to celebrate our 40th b'days and 10th anniversary, and then my brother got engaged & is getting married in September, so I understand your predicament! I hope you get to take both the cruise & enjoy the wedding Where are you in Canada? I'm in Detroit and flights are the exact same price for us on Delta for FLL or MIA for our week. If you're in Ontario, might be worth the drive over the bridge?