Miami Airport Area Hotels

by Laura Latzko

The Miami International Airport is in downtown Miami, a city that sits on the Atlantic Ocean and is known for its beaches. The city features performing arts centers with street-dancing or Latin American styles, Hispanic and children’s theaters, South Beach nightclubs, football and baseball facilities and a monkey preserve, all near downtown hotels close to the airport. Many hotels within a 5-mile radius of the airport have airport shuttle services and family-friendly amenities such as year-long outdoor swimming pools.

Miami International Airport Hotel

The Miami International Airport Hotel is inside the airport. The hotel is within a 5-mile drive of Bayfront Park, a waterfront park that offers an outdoor amphitheater with live music, a flying-trapeze school and free yoga and martial arts classes. The hotel, which is meant for travelers with long layovers, has suites with two-person hot tubs. The hotel’s restaurant, which has views of the Miami cityscape, offers foods such as sushi, pasta, pizza, fish, alligator and lobster. The hotel provides a beauty salon for people who want to get a new hairdo or have their nails done before their flights. It also has a baggage service that gets visitors’ luggage to their airlines.

Holiday Inn Miami-International Airport

The Holiday Inn Miami-International Airport sits about a mile from the airport and is within a short drive of Miami’s downtown bars, many of which are open 24 hours or host live musical acts. At the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, you can enjoy Cuban foods such as churrascos. The hotel’s lobby cafe offers items such as coffee, pastries, cold sandwiches and pizza. On Saturday nights, the restaurant becomes a dance club for adults. The hotel’s fitness center is open 24 hours a day. Some suite rentals come with free cocktails. The hotel provides cribs to guests with babies, on request. The hotel also has a dry cleaning service that gets guests’ clothing dry cleaned the same day.

Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

The Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is about 1.5 miles from Miami’s airport. The hotel is located within a quick drive of the Miami Art Museum, a facility that displays works by Cuban artists such as Jose Bedia. The luxury hotel’s guest rooms and suites feature bathrobes for adult guests and flat-screen TVs with WebTV. You have a choice of dining options that include a tiki bar with a poolside drink and food service; a Caribbean-style restaurant overlooking the Miami River that has tapas and seafood options, and a lounge with foods such as chicken quesadillas. The hotel’s international restaurant delivers food to guest rooms 24 hours a day. During weekdays, the hotel offers free Starbucks coffees. The hotel also features a grocery shopping service, an on-call doctor and a shuttle bus that goes to area destinations. There's also outdoor or indoor swimming pools, a jogging track, a golf course and racquetball and squash courts.

Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West

Found about 7.6 miles from the airport, the Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West sits within a 15-minute drive of major shopping complexes, including the Miami International Mall. For guests who want to store or cook snack foods, the hotel has guest rooms and suites with microwaves and refrigerators. The hotel’s 24-hour convenience store offers ice cream, microwavable pizza, aspirin, razors and deodorant. The facility’s American-style grill restaurant has a breakfast buffet with omelets and pancakes and an a la carte lunch with seafood, salads and hamburgers. Suites have flat-screen TVs to watch HBO and play on-demand video games. On request, the hotel provides playpens for babies.

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