Hotels in Florida Close to the Marlin's Stadium

by Laura Latzko

Sun Life Stadium serves as the home stadium for the Florida Marlins and the Miami Dolphins. Area hotels are conveniently located near Miami’s beaches, theaters, dance companies, Native-American village, Art-Deco historic district and jungle-themed nature sanctuary. Hotels within 10 miles of the stadium are located in Miami and surrounding cities, such as Miramar, Hollywood or Aventura. Budget, resort and luxury hotels near the stadium feature heated outdoor swimming pools, guest rooms with whirlpool tubs or shuttle services.

Quality Inn and Suites Hollywood Boulevard

Located in Hollywood, Florida, Quality Inn and Suites Hollywood Boulevard is about six miles from the stadium and less than 10 miles from the Seminole Okalee Indian Village and Topeekeegee Yugnee Park. A shuttle service takes guests to and from the Miami International Airport and Miami-area cruise ports, and the hotel provides a car-rental service. One hotel package includes free parking at the hotel for as long as 14 days. A heated outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and features a garden with a fountain and stone benches, which enhance the hotel's tropical ambiance. Some guest rooms come with heart-shaped jetted tubs. Most rooms have complimentary wireless Internet access.

Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall

Located in Aventura, the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall sits about 6.8 miles from the stadium and less than a mile from the Aventura Mall. A courtyard filled with palm trees, a garden with a wooden gazebo and an outdoor swimming area surrounded by trees add to the hotel’s tropical ambiance. A lobby lounge with armchairs and small tables, an indoor hot tub and a bistro-style café bring intimate touches to the property. Guest rooms and suites come with ergonomic desk chairs, armchairs with ottomans, two-person whirlpool tubs or dining room tables with one or two chairs. The 24-hour market sells ice cream, energy drinks, cappuccino drinks, ready-made sandwiches, snack items and beer.

Fairmont Turnberry Isle

Fairmont Turnberry Isle resort sits in Miami, about 6.8 miles from the stadium, a 30-minute drive from the Wynwood Arts District. A golf course with a 64-foot-tall waterfall, a lagoon-style swimming pool with waterfalls and a waterslide, and a restaurant with an oceanfront patio enhance the natural atmosphere of the resort. An on-site lobby lounge with chandeliers, and a spa with terraces and private treatment rooms add upscale touches. The day spa has Pilates and yoga classes and a fitness center, and the golf club features professional-level 18-hole courses, a pro shop, private lessons, clinics and a driving range. The hotel also has a lighted tennis courts and a jogging path. In-house dining options include a grill restaurant with an outdoor patio overlooking the pool and a fine-dining steakhouse. The hotel provides a shuttle service to the Aventura Mall, and also offers an on-site beauty salon, a beachwear store and a jewelry shop. The children’s program includes arts and crafts sessions, pool games and teambuilding activities. Guest rooms and suites feature soaking tubs, two bathrooms, French doors that open onto balconies with garden or golf-course views, multiple closets, furnished terraces, fireplaces or robes and slippers.

Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach/ Aventura

Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach/Aventura sits in Hallandale Beach, about eight miles from the stadium and within walking distance of the Village at Gulfstream Park. A lobby lounge with starfish window decorations, brightly colored couches and chairs, and a business center with a big-screen TV and armchairs add to the hotel’s cozy atmosphere. A daily hot breakfast includes French toast sticks and scrambled eggs; ready-made breakfast bags with cold breakfast items are available on weekday mornings. Guest rooms come with lap desks for laptops, mini refrigerators, microwaves and small office desks with rolling chairs. Hotel packages include flowers, chocolates and champagne; gift certificates to the Aventura Mall or the Village at Gulfstream Park; use of hotel beach chairs; and a stocked cooler or credits at the Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino. The hotel has a car-rental service.

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