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- Best Overall: Embassy Suites by Hilton Miami International Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "One of the finest hotels to be found this close to the airport."
- Best View: Pullman Miami Airport Hotel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "A sophisticated modern hotel with bright open spaces lit with natural light pouring through large glass windows."
- Best for Families: Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Children under 18 stay for free at the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon."
- Best Rooms: Hyatt House Miami Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Each room is designed with top-quality, comfortable furnishings that make guests feel more at home than in a hotel."
- Best for Luxury: EB Hotel Miami Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "A climate-controlled pool allows for swimming throughout the year."
- Best Pet Friendly: Element Miami International Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Pets are invited to stay with no additional fee."
- Best for Business: Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Provides a wide range of amenities suitable for events, executive meetings and traveling businessmen."
- Best for Convenience: Miami International Airport Hotel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Airport services are easily accessible just steps from the hotel entrance."
Best Overall: Embassy Suites by Hilton Miami International Airport
Just a short drive from the main terminal, the Embassy Suites by Hilton is one of the finest hotels found this close to the airport. Although this is undoubtedly a modern hotel, its design incorporates a few elements of classical architecture, including ornate columns, terracotta roofs, and adobe exteriors, giving it a warmer and more unique vibe than other nearby hotels. The pool courtyard is particularly beautiful, with a graceful free-form pool lined with swaying palm trees and plentiful chairs, sun loungers, and shade umbrellas. Plus, there's an adjacent whirlpool tub.
Large rooms are designed for comfort, with living areas offering padded lounges and armchairs, oversized workstations, and private bathrooms with a shower/tub combination. Room rates come with an excellent cooked-to-order breakfast and, although Wi-Fi costs extra, the concierge has been known to provide complimentary comp codes if asked. In the evenings, a free drinks and aperitif reception provides the chance to mingle with other guests before enjoying succulent steaks and other fare at the Grill 305 restaurant.
Best View: Pullman Miami Airport Hotel
Set on the edge of the tranquil Blue Lagoon with lake, city, and airport views, the Pullman Miami Airport Hotel is a sophisticated modern hotel with bright, open spaces and natural light pouring through large glass windows. There are vibrant works of art scattered throughout the public areas. Guest rooms come in soothing pastel shades of greys and purples, enlivened by colorful artworks adorning the walls. In the courtyard, a large waterfall fountain plunges into the outdoor pool, and armchairs and chaise lounges are shaded by sun umbrellas and maturing palm trees.
The La Riviera restaurant — open for breakfast and dinner seven days a week and lunch on Mondays to Fridays — serves an international menu in an elegant dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows or on an alfresco terrace next to the pool courtyard. Other amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness center with gym equipment and yoga facilities. With a complimentary airport shuttle, 24-hour reception, and a dry cleaning and ironing service, this hotel is a popular choice for traveling couples and businessmen.
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Best for Families: Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
With children under 18 staying for free at the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon, this hotel is an attractive option for traveling families. A 15-minute drive from the airport —and with a complimentary airport shuttle service — the property is set in a picturesque location, surrounded by beaches and parks. A large heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, and walking trails overlooking the lake provide plenty of diversions.
Within the hotel, modern rooms offer excellent views over the lagoon, Miami skyline, and airport runways. Rooms are available on a day rate basis for travellers with just a few hours to relax, or can be fitted with cribs and extra beds for families staying overnight. Travel-friendly services, including dry cleaning, luggage storage, and a convenience store are also offered. Children’s menus are available all day at the Coral Café restaurant and with the 24-hour in-room dining service. Snacks and refreshments are also available at the poolside Blue Lagoon saloon and the Cove Bar located in the lobby.
Best Rooms: Hyatt House Miami Airport
The accommodations at the Hyatt House Miami Airport are not only noteworthy for their extravagant features, but each room is designed with top-quality, comfortable furnishings that make guests feel more at home than in a hotel. This feeling is reflected in the number of long-term residents at the hotel, although it still attracts many temporary, in-transit guests. Rooms come with trademark Hyatt Grand beds, a generous 42-inch flat screen TV, a coffee maker, and fridge.
A spacious work station allows businessmen to be productive from the comfort of their room, and a large bathroom comes with a shower/bathtub combination. Suites are similarly designed but come with one or two separate bedrooms as well as a full kitchen and plenty of closet space. Large families can choose a two-bedroom suite with an additional sofa bed to accommodate everyone in the same space. The hotel also contains an outdoor pool, a 24/7 fitness center, and a restaurant serving meals from breakfast and coffee in the morning to dinner and cocktails in the evening.
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Best for Luxury: EB Hotel Miami Airport
A sleek and stylish modern hotel, the EB Hotel Miami Airport creates a striking first glance in the lobby, with polished marble floors, waterfall features lit in neon blue, and angular artworks suspended from the ceiling. Guest rooms are equally impressive, with soundproofed windows, sliding screen doors, and luxury linens on the beds.
In the outdoor courtyard, a climate-controlled pool allows for swimming throughout the year. Swimming lanes with fiber optic lights and automatic lap time recording allow serious swimmers to keep track of their performance, while other guests can simply lounge in the water or enjoy snacks, cool drinks, and sunshine from the comfort of sun loungers and glass-topped tables. There's also a fully-equipped gym, which comes with a variety of top-quality weights and cardio and resistance training equipment. A 24-hour business center, with computer stations, printers and scanners, shipping and receiving services, and private meeting rooms, make this a popular hotel for business travellers.
Best Pet Friendly: Element Miami International Airport
Only six minutes by car from the airport, the Element Miami International Airport makes a great option for weary travellers with their furry friend in tow. As it's located further away from the main highways than many other hotels, there is less road traffic noise. The hotel's location, overlooking the waters and tree-lined shores of Palmer Lake, makes for a relaxing spot for a layover. Guest rooms and suites have been recently renovated in a minimalist modern style, and come with workstations, cushioned sofas, and electronic entertainments. Bathrooms also come with rainfall showerheads.
A courtyard with a heated lap-sized swimming pool is surrounded by trees and lawns and contains basic sun loungers, tables and chairs, and a barbeque area. A complimentary continental buffet breakfast is provided in the Rise Breakfast Bar, and small bites and drinks are available in the Salon at Element bar. More snacks and groceries are sold through the Restore Gourmet Pantry shop. Other amenities include a fitness center and a business center. Best of all, pets are invited to stay with no additional fee.
Best for Business: Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Marketed as the ‘premier destination for business’ in Miami, the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center provides a wide range of amenities suitable for events, executive meetings, and traveling businessmen. The hotel contains 17 separate event rooms with over 16,000 square feet of space, and the largest, the Pan Am Ballroom, contains a capacity of up to 550 attendees. Event room types range from intimate boardroom spaces, dining areas, and presentation theaters, which can be outfitted with high-tech audio-visual equipment including LCD projectors, PA systems, and television screens.
Rooms are well set up for busy guests, with workstations and charging stations, USB outlets, in-room Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, and Starbucks coffee and tea beverages. The Rickenbacker and River’s End Patio provide meals inside and on scenic outdoor terraces, and the Mbark lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy drinks and snacks while waiting for the complimentary airport shuttle. There is also a heated outdoor pool lined with sun lounges and shade umbrellas, as well as a fitness center full of modern exercise equipment.
Best for Convenience: Miami International Airport Hotel
With the Miami International Airport Hotel being set within the main terminal, travelers on a layover won't even have to leave the airport to find a comfortable place to rest, eat, and recharge between flights. Rooms are modern and comfortable, with amenities such climate control, flat screen TVs with satellite channels, and smartphone docks. Soundproofed windows provide peace and quiet for weary travellers, and pets are welcomed for a small fee. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises, and airport services are easily accessible just steps from the hotel entrance.
The Viena restaurant provides a superb farm-to-table dining experience within the hotel, along with many other dining options found within the airport terminal. Next door, the Viena Bar is a great spot to enjoy drinks and appetizers while waiting for a flight to arrive. For travellers with a bit more time on their hands, the hotel offers a 20 percent discount at the Melreese Country Club golf course located just six minutes away by car, and there's also direct access to Miami Central Station by train or shuttle.
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