Hi Corinna,Yes, the pun was unintentional, but it does work.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami/ Downtown. We stayed there before our cruise on the Magic in December and loved it. I have noticed that most American hotels seem to allocate rooms for people who have not arrived at around 16:00. We have arrived at a number of hotels after this and were assured that we had already checked in only to then been told that they allocated our room at that time. I think they were probably gutted that their Family of the Day did not roll in until midnight.
Looking forward to to the cruise days. We stayed at the Holiday Inn as well, I think we were on the 6th floor facing a white brick wall. I had been thinking of you with your view room, sorry you didn't get it.