Hotels in Miami offer amazing glimpses upon a locale nicknamed “The Magic City”. Known for its beaches, its art deco architecture, its shopping, its live music, its nightlife, its cuisine, its sporting events and its high energy, Miami is a place for both relaxation and adventure. Miami Beach and its southernmost section South Beach stretch for about 4 miles altogether. Nicknamed SoBe, South Beach is actually a neighborhood within Miami Beach, which boasts spectacular natural and people-watching views. Professional sports teams include the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Florida Marlins and Florida Panthers. The University of Miami, about 7 miles southwest, is about a 20 minute drive from downtown. Miami Fashion Week occurs every spring, while Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami and Miami Swim Week are also popular events. Generally, Miami is a safe city for tourists, though neighborhoods to avoid include Overtown, Model City, Little Haiti and Allapattah. The Magic City indeed is a place to get excited about. Before we get you to hotels in Miami, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
For 2,000 years the Miami area was inhabited by the Tequesta Native American tribe, who are thought to have expatriated to Cuba circa the mid-1700s. The first Europeans to control the area were the Spanish and British, the former ceding it to the United States in 1821. Fort Dallas was built by the United States along the Miami River and was used during the Second Seminole War. Julia Tuttle, a wealthy, local citrus grower, is credited with the founding of Miami, making her the only woman to have founded a major US city. Miami experienced a land-boom during the 1920s, but the subsequent 1926 Miami Hurricane and Great Depression stymied growth. It wasn’t until the 1940s that Miami experienced a significant revival, which inspired the city’s nickname.
Miami today has a population of around 500,000 people, while the surrounding metropolitan area is home to over 6 million. USA’s second-highest Spanish-speaking city behind El Paso, Miami stands near Florida’s southern tip. Bordering Miami are the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east. The Port of Miami, known as the “Cruise Capital of the World”, tallies 4.33 million passengers annually, while annual cargo tonnage equates to 7.42 million. Split into different sections, Miami consists of Coral Way, The Roads and Coconut Grove to the south, Little Havana, West Flagler and Flagami to the west and Midtown to the north. The heart of Miami, known as Downtown Miami, is the place for daytime shopping. Home to the United States’ third tallest skyline, Miami boasts more than 300 high rise buildings, with at least 80 properties standing at over 400 feet. Major points of interest include Downtown, Freedom Tower, Villa Vizcaya, Miami Tower, Virginia Key Beach, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, FTX Arena, PortMiami, Miami Beach, South Beach and Hard Rock Stadium. Popular foods include stone crabs, a variety of seafoods, fish sandwiches, arepas, churros, Cuban sandwiches, fritas, empanadas and key lime pie. Popular drinks involve various frozen drinks such as Daiquiris and Piña Coladas and of course the Miami Vice, which is made with pineapple juice, coconut, strawberries and rum. Now that we have a little background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Miami that will help provide for a magical experience.
Miami International Airport
With a spacious outdoor swimming pool, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, modern glass desks, walk-in showers, a 24-hour fitness center, concierge service, shuttle service, a full-service lobby bar, EB Hotel Miami Airport is near Miranda Cuisine and Bar (restaurant), Airport Cafe & Liquors (restaurant) and Miami Subs Grill (restaurant).
From here Miami Jai Alai and Casino is 0.5 miles, Miami International Airport is 1.2 miles, Melreese Golf Course is 1.3 miles, Miami Springs City Golf Course is 1.5 miles, Hialeah Race Track is 2.7 miles, Richard Gerstein Justice Building is 3.4 miles, Miami Dade College and Marlins Park are 3.6 miles, FTX Arena is 5.2 miles, Lincoln Road is 8.2 miles and Versace Mansion is 8.6 miles.
Approximate cost per night (master suite): $789
Brickell City Centre
Boasting city and bay views, spa services, balconies, flat-sceen TVs, iPod docking stations, well-stocked mini-bars, evening turndown service, marble bathrooms, walk-in showers, separate bathtubs, an infinity-edge outdoor pool, butler service, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a restaurant amd a bar, Mandarin Oriental Miami is situated close to MO Bar & Lounge, Brickell Key Park, La Mar by Gaston Acurio (South American restaurant), Brasserie Brickell Key (fine dining restaurant), NAOE (Japanese restaurant), Brickell Key Bridge, VICE CITY MARINA, Roxxy Boutique (dress store), Flamingo Theater Bar (live music bar), Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab (seafood restaurant) and more.
You’ll find Brickell City Centre 0.6 miles, Bayfront Park 0.8 miles, HistoryMiami, Miami Art Museum, Miami-Dade County Courthouse and Bayside Market Place 0.9 miles, Historical Museum of South Florida, Port of Miami and Miami Freedom Tower 1 mile, FTX Arena 1.1 miles, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art 1.6 miles, Marlins Park 2.3 miles, Crandon Marina 3.3 miles, Cocowalk Shopping Center 4.7 miles, University of Miami 6.5 miles and Miami International Airport 6.1 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (premier bay view suite): $1,878
Cost per person (three people): $626
Bayside Market Place
The Guild Downtown | X Miami features fully-equipped kitchens, city views, a garden, an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities, a fitness center, washing machines, free WiFi, a terrace, balconies, air conditioning, a restaurant and a bar. You may encounter Jaguar Sun (cocktail bar), Tuyo Restaurant, Havana Nines (clothing store), Bayside Marketplace (shopping mall), Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (seafood restaurant), Disney Store (toy store), Segafredo Bayside (cafe), Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures (boat tour agency), Beya (fashion accessories store), Tropical Sailing (boat tour agency) and more in the area.
This location is 0.1 miles from Bayside Market Place, 0.2 miles from Miami Freedom Tower and Bayfront Park, 0.3 miles from FTX Arena, 0.4 miles from Bayfront Park Station, Brightline at MiamiCentral, MiamiCentral and Miami-Dade County Courthouse, 0.5 miles from HistoryMiami and Miami Art Museum, 0.7 miles from Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, 0.8 miles from Port of Miami and 5.6 miles from Miami International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom): $543
Cost per person (eight people): $68
Four Seasons Hotel Miami offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool with cabanas, an on-site restaurant, flat-screen TVs, marble private bathrooms, city or bay views, sitting areas, desks, ergonomic chairs, free WiFi, a hot tub and a sauna. Nearby you may find Edge Steak & Bar (steak house), Kai – Poke Shop (health food restaurant), Novecento (Argentinian restaurant), PM Fish & Steak House, Caviar Russe (fine dining restaurant), Obba Sushi, Miami Ink Off (tattoo removal service) and more.
This property is 0.5 miles from Brickell City Centre, 1 mile from Bayfront Park Station, HistoryMiami and Miami Art Museum, 1.1 miles from Miami-Dade County Courthouse and Historical Museum of South Florida, 1.2 miles from Riverside Park, 1.3 miles from Bayfront Park and Bayside Market Place, 1.4 miles from Miami Freedom Tower, 1.6 miles from FTX Arena and Port of Miami, 4 miles from Ocean Drive and Art Deco Historic District, 6 miles from University of Miami and 5.8 miles from Miami International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom bay view): $1,272
Cost per person (three people): $424
With free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden, barbecue facilities, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchenette, a patio with garden views and a continental or buffet breakfast, The Wild Rose is in the vicinity of Nightlife Brewing Company (brewery), LoanDepot Park and more.
Marlins Park is 0.2 miles, Richard Gerstein Justice Building is 0.4 miles, University of Miami – Diabetes Research Institute is 0.7 miles, Calle Ocho, Riverside Park and Miami Dade College are 1.1 miles, Historical Museum of South Florida and MiamiCentral are 1.5 miles, HistoryMiami is 1.6 miles, FTX Arena and Bayside Market Place are 2 miles, Art Deco Historic District, Ocean Drive and University of Miami are 5.5 miles and Miami International Airport is 3.7 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom chalet): $137
Providing free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden, a terrace, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen and a patio with garden views, A Suite Retreat is near Dogma Grill (hot dog restaurant), Lo de Lea Argentinean Grill (Argentinian restaurant), Oh My Gosh Brigadeiros (dessert shop), Blue Collar (American restaurant), Karina Grimaldi (women’s clothing store), Focal Brewing Company (brewery) and more.
This location is 0.3 miles from Miami Bayfront, 1.9 miles from American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, 3.3 miles from Normandy Shores Golf Course, 3.5 miles from Miami Dade College, 3.6 miles from Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, 3.7 miles from Miami Children’s Museum and Frost Science Museum, 3.8 miles from Frost Science, 3.9 miles from University of Miami – Diabetes Research Institute, 4 miles from Jungle Island, Miami Beach Golf Club and FTX Arena, 4.6 miles from Lincoln Road, 5.3 miles from Versace Mansion and 6.4 miles from Miami International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom apartment): $150
The Ancient Spanish Monastery
Beachbound has air conditioning, a patio, free WiFi, luggage storage, a flat-screen TV, a children’s playground and a sun terrace. Jaguar Sun (cocktail bar), Gogo Fresh (restaurant), MIA Jet Ski Rental, Colada Cuban Cafe & Grill (Cuban restaurant), Rakija Grill (Mediterranean restaurant), Antorcha de la Amistad (tourist attraction), La Industria Bakery & Cafe (bakery), Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures (boat tour agency), Lola bar (bar), FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park (performing arts theater) and more are in the area.
From here Washington Park is 3.6 miles, The Ancient Spanish Monestary is 3.9 miles, Normandy Shores Golf Course is 4.5 miles, American Police Hall of Fame & Museum is 4.6 miles, Hialeah Race Track is 4.9 miles, Greynolds Golf Course is 5.5 miles, Miami Dade College is 5.6 miles, Miami Jai Alai and Casino is 5.7 miles, Hard Rock Stadium is 5.9 miles, Bayfront Park and Port of Miami are 7 miles, Lincoln Road is 7.4 miles and Miami International Airport is 7.1 miles.
Approximate cost per night (studio): $101
iCoconutGrove Apartments features free WiFi, air conditioning, a restaurant, a fitness center, private parking, a spa, wellness facilities, a sauna, a hot tub and bicycle rental service. Near here you may find Coconut Grove Sailing Club (boat club), Peacock Park, The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove (wedding venue), Vinos in the Grove (wine bar), Peacock Garden (American restaurant), OM Movement (fitness center), Saffron at Grove (Indian restaurant), The Bazaar Project (fashion accessories store), Harry’s Pizzeria (pizza restaurant), Hair by Hisham (hair salon), Panther Coffee, Le Pain Quotidien (restaurant), Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop (dessert restaurant), Lulu (new American restaurant), Meraki In The Grove (Greek restaurant), Chug’s (restaurant), Barracuda Taphouse & Grill, Detlev (hair salon), New Age Body Piercing, Grove Ink Tattoos, Le Bouchon Du Grove (French restaurant) and more.
From this property Cocowalk Shopping Center is 0.4 miles, Coral Castle is 1 mile, Coral Gables International Art Center and Merrick House and Gardens are 1.8 miles, Miracle Mile Miami is 1.9 miles, Vizcaya Museum is 2.2 miles, University of Miami is 2.4 miles, Biltmore Golf Course is 2.7 miles, Granada Golf Course is 2.8 miles, Calle Ocho is 3 miles, Marlins Park is 3.7 miles, Bayside Market Place is 4.8 miles, Port of Miami is 5.3 miles, Art Deco Historic District is 7.7 miles, Dolphin Mall is 9.7 miles and Miami International Airport is 5.2 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $169
Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, air conditioning, a patio, free WiFi, seating areas, flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, coffee machines, a garden and a sun terrace, Yuli’s Home is close to Serenity Show Stables (equestrian club), Reyes Juice Fruits & Nursery (Cuban restaurant), RGS Nursery (plant nursery), Glaser Organic Farms (farm shop), Fresco y Más (grocery store), Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station (event venue), Amazon & Beyond (zoo), Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park, Zoo Miami, Miami Military Museum (history museum), Publix Super Market and more.
You’ll find Miami Zoo 1.5 miles, Southland Mall 2.5 miles, London Square 4.4 miles, Briar Bay Golf Course 5.4 miles, The Falls Shopping Mall 5.5 miles, Coral Castle 6.8 miles, Fruit Spice Park is 6.9 miles, Homestead Air Force Base is 7.3 miles, Miccosukee Golf and Country Club 8.1 miles, Homestead Miami Speedway 9.6 miles, Florida Keys Factory Shops 10.8 miles, University of Miami 11.9 miles, Biscayne National Park 15 miles and Miami International Airport 16.1 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night: $97
Bel Air Luxury Mansion has 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, a shared lounge, a garden, a terrace, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a patio with pool views and a hot tub. Coral Oaks Tennis and Wellness (tennis club), Elia Cafe at Pinecrest (restaurant), Wayside Fruit & Vegetable (produce market), Hirni’s Wayside Garden Florist (florist), Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (botanical garden), Glasshouse Café (American restaurant), Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion, R Hardy Matheson County Preserve (nature preserve), Gulliver Swim School (swimming pool) and more are within range.
Dadeland Mall is 1.7 miles, GameWorks and The Shops at Sunset Place are 2.1 miles, University of Miami is 3.4 miles, The Falls shopping mall is 3.5 miles, Briar Bay Golf Course is 3.8 miles, Tropical Park is 4.4 miles, Cocowalk Shopping Center and Coral Castle are 4.5 miles, Biltmore Golf Course is 4.7 miles, Miracle Mile Miami is 5.6 miles, Miami International Mall is 9 miles, Dolphin Mall is 9.6 miles, Bayside Market Place and Bayfront Park are 9.7 miles, FTX Arena is 9.8 miles and Miami International Airport is 8.4 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (villa): $1,375
Cost per person (sixteen people): $85
So there they are, hotels in Miami that will help make for a memorable experience. We hope you have found this information valuable and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Florida!