Penny-You sold me on Ft. Lauderdale.
We are thinking of making it our base for two nights, renting a car upon arrival, exploring Lauderdale the first day, exploring Miami day 2 and returning the rental car in Miami day 3, the morning of our cruise. Our ship leaves 5pm.
Now to find place to stay. We do not plan on spending time at the hotel, but would like a clean, well kept room for under $200 per night. I've seen some recommendations on this site for Sleep Inn, Embassy Suites and Amerisuites. Are there any others I should check for pricing? Who has the best location for exploring and parking?