Originally Posted by Moiraine
The LaQuinta Inn East is a great place to stay in Miami. I found out about it from Fern here on Cruisemates and stayed there last November. It is close to the airport, so if you want a beach view you are SOL. Otherwise, it's a nice place to stay and not too expensive. They have airport pickup and will take you to the port, just make sure you tell them when you check in. I hope this helps.
I agree! We just stayed at The LaQuinta Inn East in Miami in July. The price was $99.00, but with the AARP discount it was $76.00. We had a room with a microwave and a mini fridge. They have a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Just be sure to flag down the shuttle for the LQ East. The shuttle to the port is free. Just let them know at check in that you want the shuttle.