After our cruise our family split into two groups, one that flew out of FLL and the other group (mine) that flew out of MIA. I like hotels that are new, close, and offer all the ammenities I want without charging me. I've been a Marriott rewards member for 2 years and love the program and the hotels. But I won't stay at Courtard because breakfast is not included in the room charge.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Miami Airport South is brand new. Located southeast of the hotel the free shuttle to/from the airport is fast. Simple phone call to the front desk and the shuttle was there in 15 minutes or so. Everything about the hotel is clean, and sparkling. However the neighbourhood is NOT. If you want to walk around for food, amenities etc. don't do it here. Parking is underground, secure and safe. Rooms were fantastic. Always ask for high corner room to get away from noisy central areas of the hotel. Our room and bed was incredible.
What makes this hotel an excellent value is that almost all the rooms are suites. That means each room has a seperate sitting area, with couch and large 40" LCD TV. Your bedroom also has a 40" LCD TV.
Breakfast is free with the room with made to order hot waffles, cereal, bagels, toast, coffee juice etc.
Hotel only has a hot tub but it is plenty big. Watching the planes take off from the airport was cool.
The is a gas station right beside the hotel so if you need to gas up your rental before you head back to the airport, it's right there.