Hotels With Shuttles to the Port of Miami

by Tricia Chaves

Departures at the Port of Miami begin as early as 1 p.m. and continue until midnight, depending on the cruise line and destination. Cruise operators generally provide a three- to four-hour window for boarding and push off exactly at the hour marked for departure. Before booking your reservation, double-check your hotel's shuttle schedule with your itinerary to ensure you arrive with sufficient time.

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Best Western on the Bay Inn & Marina

The Miami cruise port package at the Best Western on the Bay Inn & Marina offers shuttle transportation from Miami International Airport on your check-in day and to the Port of Miami on the day of checkout. You’ll receive a drink coupon to redeem at the hotel’s dockside restaurant, Shuckers Waterfront Grill. Amenities at the AAA Three Diamond-rated property include a kidney-shaped oceanfront pool and fitness and business centers. The hotel is 17.2 miles west of the Port of Miami, an estimated 27-minute drive.

Comfort Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport South

The Miami cruise package at Comfort Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport South includes pick-up at Fort Lauderdale International Airport and transportation to the Port of Miami on check-out day. You’ll get a welcome drink at Michael's Pub and breakfast on the morning of your departure. Park-and-cruise packages provide shuttle transportation to the port and hotel parking for travelers arriving by car. The hotel is 22.5 miles north of the Port of Miami, an estimated 34-minute drive.

Days Inn Miami Airport North

When you book a room at Days Inn Miami Airport North, you’ll receive 24-hour shuttle service from Miami International Airport and free transportation to the Port of Miami. On-site dining options include a Latin Bistro and Travelers Lounge and a McDonald’s, IHOP, Subway and local diner adjacent to the hotel. The outdoor pool has a sundeck, and the beach is seven miles away. The hotel is 9.2 miles northeast of the Port of Miami, an estimated 17-minute drive.

Embassy Suites Miami International Airport

The cruise package at Embassy Suites Miami International Airport hotel includes round-trip shuttle transportation to the airport, drop-off at the Port of Miami, two-room suite accommodations, a manager’s reception and cooked-to-order breakfast. The hotel has fitness and business centers and an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees. The Barcelona Steakhouse & Bar offers in-suite and casual dining for lunch and dinner. The hotel is 8.1 miles northwest of the Port of Miami, an estimated 17-minute drive.

Holiday Inn Miami International Airport

The Holiday Inn, located one mile from Miami International Airport, offers free airport and Port of Miami shuttle service for guests. Kids eat free at the rooftop Mirador Restaurant, which serves Cuban and American dishes. The hotel offers a complimentary cocktail hour each night. The hotel has round-the-clock business and fitness centers and an outdoor pool with barbecue grills. The hotel is 8.5 miles northeast of the Port of Miami, an estimated 15-minute drive.

Red Roof Inn Miami Airport

Guests at the Red Roof Miami Airport Inn can take a free shuttle to and from the airport every 30 minutes from 5 to 1 a.m. daily. A complimentary shuttle runs to the Port of Miami from 1 to 2 p.m. every day. Palm trees surround the hotel’s kidney-shaped outdoor pool. You can walk to a handful of casual chain and fast food restaurants nearby, as well as the adjacent Barcelona Steakhouse & Bar inside the Embassy Suites. The hotel is 8.7 miles northwest of the Port of Miami, an estimated 15-minute drive.

About the Author

Tricia Chaves began her writing career after working in advertising and promotions for entertainment publisher "The New Times." In 2005, she earned her real-estate salesperson license from the state of Ohio and certification for leasing and property management from the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association. She was certified as a life and weight-loss coach and master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming in 2011.