Highly recommend the Hampton Inn and Suites Blue Lagoon A review of Hampton Inn & Suites - Miami Airport / Blue Lagoon
This hotel had an airport shuttle that ran every 30 minutes which was prompt, clean and the driver very helpful and friendly. I arrived at the hotel before check-in time of 3 pm but this was no problem for the hotel staff. They quickly checked me in my room. I had some questions about pier shuttles as I was leaving the next morning on a cruise and the front desk staff was very friendly and helpful getting me this information.
The hotel itself is exceptionally clean. My room was a King Study and contained a microwave and fridge. Very large and comfortable room with a couch, bed, coffee table, trunk to place luggage on. Nintendo was available for those kids in the party. AND they give a bag of microwave popcorn.......that was perfect since i was a bit hungry. There was hotchocolate, coffee and tea in my room as well. The breakfast buffet had lots for every appetite. Fresh orange juice, apple juice and coffee was available in the breakfast room all day as well as apples.
The coolest thing about this hotel was the bathroom. As the hotel is new it has some neat features such as a shower curtain that is almost in a semi circle so that you have more room and the shower curtain doesn't stick itself to your parts while showering. Also, there seemed to be some system that kept the mirror from fogging up in certain areas.
Nice pool but a bit cold. Jacuzzi helped to warm you up as it was hot!
There is a Publix (grocery store) across the street as well as a few shops. There is a Walgreens at the next intersection. As well there was a bakery across the street, a subway, burger king, MacDonalds, gas station......pretty much all you could ask for.
They have a business centre with 3 computers where you can access the internet to check email, weather, etc and they have a small shop for necessities and sweets.
I had a great pre and post cruise stay at this hotel.