For our last cruise on the Sensation we arrived in Miami a day early and spent that night at the Intercontinental. A very beautiful hotel within walking distance to the Bayside MarketPlace. We would like to do this again this coming July. I would also like to use some of my points from my AMEX to pay for it. Sadly, the Intercontinental doesn't accepts AMEX reward points. The Marriot does. How are these hotels in comparison? Is the Marriot also close to the Bayside Marketplace?