Hotels in Miami Near Bicentennial Park

by Nicholas Katers
Miami's Bicentennial Park is located on Biscayne Bay.

Miami's Bicentennial Park is located on Biscayne Bay.

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Miami’s Bicentennial Park is a stopping point for residents and tourists traveling from downtown to Miami Beach. This public park, located along Biscayne Bay, has hosted music festivals and street races since opening in 1976. Bicentennial Park is a convenient meeting point for travelers before touring local restaurants and shops. The park’s location in the heart of Miami is convenient to nearby accommodations.

Waterfront Hotels

Waterfront hotels near Miami’s Bicentennial Park provide easy access to beaches and marinas. The EPIC Hotel located 10 minutes south of the park welcomes guests with soft lighting and sculptures in the lobby. Guests are able to sunbathe, swim and view the Miami River at the hotel’s 16th-floor deck. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is only 15 minutes south of the park and provides guest rooms with views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Dining options include hearty entrees at Azul and sushi at Cafe Sambal in the lobby.

Miami Beach Hotels

Miami Beach offers a plethora of hotel options within five minutes of Bicentennial Park. The Mondrian South Beach property worked with artist Marcel Wanders to decorate each room with distinctive murals and wall patterns. Aqua Spa on the hotel’s first floor calms guests with all-white treatment rooms and a garden terrace with lounge chairs. The Essex House Hotel incorporates high-end furnishings and marble baths into each of its rooms. Guests enjoy cocktails and light dishes in the Essex House lounge’s casual seating area.

Luxury Hotels

Travelers need not look far from Bicentennial Park to find luxury hotels in Miami. Tempo Miami houses guest rooms with hardwood floors and large viewing windows across the street from the park. Amuse Restaurant & Lounge on the third floor serves martinis and seafood seven nights a week. Guests at the Viceroy Miami dine at the on-site Eos Restaurant, which features Mediterranean fare. This luxury hotel, situated 10 minutes south of the park, also features a rooftop swimming pool and cabana. The Spa at Viceroy Miami offers massages, treatments and special events including weekly movie nights.

Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and breakfasts near Bicentennial Park provide quaint accommodations to out-of-town visitors. The Miami River Inn located about 15 minutes maintains antique armoires and room decor dating back to 1910. The inn’s owners encourage conversations among guests with an evening wine reception in the backyard garden. The SoBeYou Bed & Breakfast in Miami Beach offers accommodations about five minutes east of the park. Each room recreates the comforts of home with framed art, quilted blankets and wooden window blinds. The innkeepers serve breakfast and appetizers to guests lounging by the outdoor pool.

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