We need hotels in either Ft Lauderdale or Miami for Thursday November 26th and Friday the 27th as we are leaving on a cruise on Saturday the 28th from Miami (but flying into FLL)
We have an open mind as to where we stay but want something nice and the wife would prefer it to be near the beach but thats not a deal breaker. So far the best deal I've found is a 4*Fort Lauderdale Beach area resort for $95/night (plus $30 resort fee/night) I called all the 4* properties and the Westin is the only property that charges a $30 resort fee/night.
Here are the amenities that show for the property. On the page where all the properties are listed Resort, Business center, Childrens activities, Internet access. When I open the pageas If I'm going to purchase the property this is the amenities list Business Center, Near Beach, Resort, Fitness center, Pet Friendly, Restaurant(s), Internet Access, Pools, Smoke free rooms. The only property that Ican find in the amenities lists under HOTWIRE is childrens activities is the Westin in this zone. Total for this property including resort fees is $288 (retail I can find it for $168/night if it is the westin)
On the PRICELINE EXPRESS bidding I see a 4* property that does not have any resort fees listed that is $114/day with thr following amenities listed pets allowed, business center, restaurant, free internet, swimming pool, fitness center. Total for this property is $266 with no resort fee listed. I would think this best match could be the Hyatt Pier 66 from the amenities list.
I bid PRICELINE earlier for 4* $75 unsucessfully in the beach zone and whenever I bid it says hotel fee of $63.50 (I called all 4* properties and cannot match this fee up to anything but the closest would be the Westin). I also bid 3.5 star at 80 and recieved a counter offer of $114.
Can you give my your best educated guess on the properties in the HOTWIRE and the PRICELINE EXPRESS bidding?
Would you have a preference in these properties?
Wife likes the heavenly bed at the Westin but with it being thanksgiving I wonder if it will be overrun with families?
Also we've been considering Fort lauderdale because it seems lower priced than south Beach but would you recommend we consider a different zone/ city.
Cars looked expensive so we thought we would use Lyft/Uber to get around and find a shuttle service to get us from our hotel to Miami cruise port on Saturday morning.
Thats alot! sorry if I'm all over the board here Thanks for your ideas.