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Old 07-27-2004, 10:44 PM
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Default 2005 Miami Show - where to stay?

Calling on my OSO brothers for some help. Crew member #2 is due in September, and I'd like to take the Mrs on a little vacation to thank her (and by the 5 month mark, we'll probably need the break!).

So.... I'm thinking a long weekend at the Miami Boat Show is just what the doctor ordered. Any advice on a nice place to stay that is somewhat convenient to the show and has some nice dining/nightlife? I'd like to make reservations now to hopefully keep the cost down a bit...

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Stayed at the Crowne Plaza, which is in the Holiday Inn chain, and got a pretty good rate by booking early ($129 - $179). Convenient to South Beach (where you are going to end up), and very, Very nice accommodations. The number there is (305)-604-5700. For a little less money, but with a really Kick A$$ Tiki Bar by the pool and an Outback Steak Joint, you can stay at the Holiday Inn on 2201 Collins. Its a farther walk, but the rates are around $100. (305)-779-3200. Be prepared to pay a premium wherever you stay. Just recommending these two from good experiences...
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If you want to go all out, check out the Delano.

Ill be stayin at my parents place in Ft lauderdale and drivin down.
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in a hotel....

in a bed...(trust me the floor sucks, been there done that... Thanks again Kurt!)
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in a bed...(trust me the floor sucks, been there done that... Thanks again Kurt!)
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http://www.breakwater-hotel.com/


I stayed in a hotel 2 doors down from the Clevelander. BOY that was convenient
Stagger home. 150-200 a night for the waterfront side sense I found it hard to sleep I wont be staying on that side again, the night life down there don't stop

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The Riu is VERY nice!
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We stay at the WAVE right on Ocean, a couple blocks south of the Cleavlander. Over priced and small,, but close enough to the action, and far enough you can sleep when you want.
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The Riu is VERY nice!
Bill, are you staying there again this year? I saw some posts from the 2004 show, looks like a very nice place. How difficult is it to get to the show? Also, should I plan on renting a car or just using a cab/shuttle?
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Delano or the Raleigh... doesn't get much better than a $12 Vodka Tonic!!
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