Need a hotel near University of Miami. Will have car and can drive. Is there a Marriott-branded property on a nearby beach within a reasonable driving distance of the U of Miami? None of the nearby hotels appear to have beach access. Have never been to Miami and have no idea what traffic is like, where the good beaches are, etc. Any advice would be appreciated. Prefer high end business class (not Courtyard) or luxury rather than tourist class, although willing to consider any Marriott brand. Thanks!
If you want beach then you probably will need to stay on Miami Beach which will be about a 10 mile drive from the "U". I have not driven in that area in quite some time, but my guess is traffic would depend on time of day and day of week you're looking to make the trip from the beach to the school.
I've not stayed at any of these below however; they are the closest luxury or higher end properties for that area from what I found.
Hope this helps and others with more intimate knowledge of the Miami area will chime in. Let us know what you decide.