We just returned from a cruise and used the Comfort Suites Miami North Hotel for a pre-cruise hotel. It is just over a year old and a very good choice if you are sailing out of Miami. It was very clean and comfortable and very close to the dock area. The staff was very friendly and they have a shuttle not only from the airport but also will take you to the dock!! Very convenient for cruise passangers. Just a couple doors down was a bar that served decent food and is a good choice for a restaurant, although there is a subway and a gas station that had food also, if that is the kind of food you want. I am very picky about hotels and found this to be surprisinly confortable. (I am a Ritz Carlton kind girl) We were very happy with this hotel!! We didn't notice too much noise from the airport either.