Linda good for you, and it always pays to call.. Here is a link that might help w/hotels....
Hotel listings with shuttle services in Fll.
You can also do Priceline, entering 4 star downtown, which will get you a gret hotel, Pier 66 & The Renaissance for example. Close by as well is Hyatt Place, Holiday Inn Express,and Embassy Suites. Calling a hotel on their regular number, not the 1800 number, and asking ofr the manager, might also get you a better deal.
Right next to Hyatt Place, there is a shopping center, The Harbor Shoppes, with a Publix Market some restaurants and other shops...http://www.theharborshops.com/
Let us know how you make out..